Shane Jackson

High School Sports Editor | reporter

Photo of Shane Jackson

Shane is a sports writer for the Lawrence Journal-World and and one of the hardest working people we have on staff.

After working for the Journal-World in a part-time capacity during his college days at KU, Jackson returned to the paper after covering prep sports and K-State for the Manhattan Mercury.

In addition to helping out with all of our KU coverage, Jackson is in complete control of our coverage of the high school sports scene in and around Lawrence, writing stories, covering games, organizing freelance writers and photographers and keeping track of the schedule of the dozens of prep teams in the area.

A former 8-man football star in small town Kansas, Jackson has a real appreciation for all high school athletes and enjoys telling their stories, from the star of the team to the less heralded players living outside of the spotlight.

Jackson, a diehard fan of the Baltimore Ravens, lives in Lawrence and plays golf whenever he possibly can.

Recent Stories

Tease photo

Quick recap: Kansas defeats Texas Tech to earn fifth consecutive win

No. 23 Kansas sent a big statement by putting together one of its better performances of the season in a 67-61 win over No. 15 Texas Tech Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.

Tease photo

Quick recap: KU basketball completes season sweep of Iowa State

It might not have been as pretty as the other night, but the Kansas men’s basketball team completed the sweep of Iowa State with a 64-50 win Saturday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum.

Tease photo

Quick recap: No. 23 Kansas falls at No. 17 West Virginia, 91-79

No. 17 West Virginia led wire-to-wire in its 91-79 victory over No. 23 Kansas Saturday afternoon in the WVU Coliseum.

Tease photo

Lawrence High linebacker Cole Mondi embracing challenge as walk-on for KU football

Lawrence High senior Cole Mondi knows the challenge that he now has in front of him to carve out a role at the collegiate level.

Tease photo

Quick recap: No. 9 Kansas falls at Oklahoma to suffer third consecutive defeat

The Kansas men’s basketball team has lost three games in a row for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

Tease photo

Quick recap: No. 6 Kansas outlasts Oklahoma for 63-59 win

There is something especially meaningful about finding a way to win on an off night in a conference as tough as the Big 12. That was the case for the Kansas men’s basketball team during its 63-59 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Tease photo

KU women's basketball turns attention to Big 12 play ahead of home meeting with West Virginia

Ready or not, the Kansas women’s basketball team will now turn its attention to conference action when it plays host to West Virginia at 5 p.m. Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

Tease photo

KU women's basketball gets back in win column with 78-59 victory over New Mexico State

With three full days to prepare for New Mexico State, the Kansas women’s basketball team appeared to be in more of a rhythm Tuesday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks never trailed on their way to a 78-59 win over the Aggies.

Tease photo

KU women's basketball looking to bounce back from loss to North Dakota State

One week after dropping a 72-69 decision to North Dakota State, the Kansas women’s basketball team will look to get back in the win column with an afternoon matchup against New Mexico State. Tipoff is slated for 12 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN+.

Tease photo

KU gains natural born leader in Lawrence High senior standout Devin Neal

It was about 10 years ago when Freda McPhail first noticed that her son, Devin Neal, has what it takes to be a leader.

More stories