Stories for April 20, 2006


Lead stories

6Sports video: Lions senior makes most of special invite

Lawrence High senior Scott Penny competed in the event named for his father and bettered his own school record with a throw that earned him 13th place.

6Sports video: Jayhawks take silvers in hammer throw

The Kansas Relays officially got underway this morning with the hammer throw.

6Sports video: Greene's competitive side ready for Relays

Olympic medalist and three-time 100-meter world champion Maurice Greene will square off against rival and current Olympic 100-meter champ Justin Gatlin at the Kansas Relays on Saturday.

Softball team riding high

A doubleheader against Creighton didn't prove to be much of a challenge for the high-flying KU softball squad.

Tease photo

Gatlin's team breaks Relays record

Eleven records fall in final day of Relays

In the end it didn't come down to Maurice Greene and Justin Gatlin. Although both sprinters put on quite a show for the second largest crowd of 26,211 in the 79-year history of the Kansas Relays. But it was Gatlin's Sprint Capitol team, much like their coach Trevor Graham boldly proclaimed earlier in the week, that received its greatest test from the clock.

Star athlete visits fourth-graders

A star 800 meter athlete from the Caribbean made a special stop before competing at the Kansas Relays - Jamaal James visited with fourth graders at Lawrence's Broken Arrow Elementary.

KU hoops eyes series with B.C.

Boston College and Kansas are expected to begin a home-and-home series in men's basketball next season at Allen Fieldhouse.

Keegan: Mile's ahead of rest

At last check, Kansas Relays meet director tireless Tim "Dream" Weaver had lined up approximately six billion Olympians and advised spectators to bring roughly two million rolls of film to capture shots of the stars.

KU baseball keeps focus in rout

It's not that Kansas' Gus Milner doesn't like baseball blowouts. He just realizes they're sometimes hard to finish.

Top stopper

KU's Don Czyz turned himself from marginal to magnificent - one of the top closers in the country

Don Czyz is making an inspired run toward Kansas University baseball history.

Battle has football past, but career on track

On crisp, fall Saturdays when Kansas University's football team takes the field, Sheldon Battle gets the urge to put on the pads and hit somebody.

Settlemier's slam lifts Jayhawks

Serena Settlemier very well may be softball's Queen of the Salami. Nobody really knows.