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Budget delays disease lab But Kan. delegation

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optimistic on NBAF By Tim Carpenter

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says funding secured annually

WASHINGTON — Partisan rancor between Congress and the Obama administration about broad outlines of the federal budget place at a crossroads the proposed $1 billion livestock research laboratory

earmarked for Kansas State University. A lurching series of cautionary and reversible steps have been taken toward creation of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility since Manhattan was selected as site of the top-secret lab in December 2008. Trepidation at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about releasing money earmarked for federal research and development, fueled at the moment by a

controversial law initiating across-theboard cuts March 1, led the agency to padlock $40 million for a power plant and $50 million for construction at NBAF. Secondguessing of Homeland Security's decision to locate the lab in the middle of the nation's cattle belt led to supplemental assessments that appear to have satisfied most critics.

Son retraces dad’s European combat

Dog races

justice for assistance By Andy Marso

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Alma lawyer Keen Umbehr says he is "calling out" Chief Justice Lawton Nuss to prove that the judicial branch didn’t fabricate evidence to support a dismissal of Umbehr's ethics complaint against Stanton Hazlett, the state administrator in charge of attorney discipline. Umbehr's complaint asserted Hazlett lied to him repeatedly about a review Keen Umbehr committee finding probable cause to charge Umbehr with an ethics violation in order to coerce Umbehr into admitting guilt and accepting a diversion and fine. A review panel made up of Overland Park lawyer Nancy Anstaett, former Kansas Court of Appeals Judge J. Patrick Brazil and Wichita lawyer Mikel L. Stout dismissed Umbehr's complaint Feb. 6. In their dismissal report,

Prairie balladeer An Elmdale singersongwriter performs music about the land and people of the Flint Hills. Connected, Page 5B

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Washburn University professor Tom Schmiedeler, assisted by a history book of his dad’s Army unit in Europe in World War II, visited the towns where his father fought his way across German-held territory.

Memorabilia, book ignited passion to explore By Steve Fry

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Tom Schmiedeler's browsing through his dad's junk drawer as a kid hooked him decades later to track his father's U.S. Army unit across combattorn World War II Europe. The junk drawer contained a German military officer's pin, a German Luger pistol and holster, a set of brass knuckles, and a defused hand grenade. Also, "there were his medals, two Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart and service medals," Schmiedeler said. A small book, "The Diary of Troop B, 88th Cavalry Recon Squadron Mechanized Unit," which detailed the unit's route through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the Czech Republic, was in the drawer. Written by Hathaway "Bob" Turner, "The Diary of Troop B" is 70 pages long. It was "a child's interest that got me interested," Schmiedeler said during an interview this past week. (Schmiedeler's last name is pronounced "Schmeed-ler.") Reconnecting with his father, Sgt. Francis Edgar Schmiedeler, who died

Scouting group inclusive No restrictions on

gender, sex orientation By Ann Marie Bush

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of geography at Washburn University. Schmiedeler, 63, earned a master's degree and a doctorate in geography from The University of Kansas and has taught at Washburn since 1996. The medals earned by his father weren't on display in the family home in Tipton in Mitchell County, but three shotguns seized in Haberstadt, Ger-

Kemper Straley is offering young people an alternative to Scouting through the 8th Big Bluestem Baden-Powell Service Association. The BPSA was formed in 2006 as an independent and traditional style of Scouting that “perpetuates the principles and practices of Scouting laid down by Robert Baden-Powell in 1907,” according to the BPSA website. Baden-Powell is the founder of the Scouting movement. “We differ from the Boy Scouts of America in that we’re open, inclusive and co-ed,” said Straley, who is the group leader for the Topeka branch. “We’re not affiliated with any political or religious group. We simply want to help kids develop self-reliance and have fun in an outdoor setting. In short, we try to do Scouting like our grandparents did.” The BPSA website states: “BPSA welcomes everyone, male or female, regardless of age, re-

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Francis Schmiedeler, right, owner of a grocery store in Tipton, and his brother, John, clowned around outside the family grocery after the war. in 1970 at age 53, would lead to Tom's trek across Europe for 10 days in June 2012. Father and son had been estranged when Francis Schmiedeler died. The book, which was full of excellent descriptions of where Troop B had been, as well as maps, was a "real catalyst for doing the trip," Tom said. Schmiedeler traced the route during a sabbatical from his post as professor



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Civil War part of Kan. town

County, city offices open Despite Monday’s being Presidents Day, Shawnee County and city of Topeka offices will be open for business. In addition, county commissioners will hold their regular Monday meeting at 9 a.m. in their chambers in Room B-11 of the county courthouse, 200 S.E. 7th. The Capital-Journal

Celebration blows up WICHITA — Authorities said two brothers accidentally blew up their house after celebrating a $75,000 winning lottery ticket by purchasing marijuana and meth. Wichita police Sgt. Bruce Watts said one of the brothers was taken to a hospital and the other to jail after Friday’s explosion. The Wichita Eagle reported that the injured 27-year-old brother is in serious but stable condition with seconddegree burns on his hands, arms and chest. Watts said the explosion happened after one of the brothers went to the kitchen to refuel the butane torches they planned to use to light their bongs. The brother emptied a couple of large cans of butane lighter fluid, leaking butane into the air. Eventually, butane vapor reached the pilot light in the furnace, causing the blast. The Associated Press

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was near site of Quantrill battle The Associated Press BAXTER SPRINGS — Historians have largely forgotten a massacre of 100 Union soldiers by William Quantrill’s Confederate guerrillas in 1863 in southeast Kansas. But some residents are working to give the battle its proper attention. After nearly two years of plan-

ning, a three-day living history encampment from Oct. 4-6 and other events will highlight the battle, which occurred at Fort Blair near what is now Baxter Springs, The Joplin Globe reported. The massacre deserves to be remembered, said local historian Larry O’Neal, who hopes up to 10,000 visitors will be drawn to the activities marking the 150th anniversary of the battle. “As a lifelong resident, it bothers me that it is missing,” he said. The battle began when about 300

of Quantrill’s men chanced upon about 100 soldiers led by Union Maj. Gen. James Blunt, who were moving their headquarters to Fort Smith, Ark., along a military road. Quantrill, who became infamous for the burning and killing spree in Lawrence later that year, was going south to Texas for the winter when his group came upon Fort Blair, which had existed for only a few months. The fort had a garrison of about 25 cavalry soldiers and 65 to 70 infantry troops. The 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry was greatly out-

numbered. “That particular group is noteworthy, too, because it — along with the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry — was mustered out of Fort Scott before President Abraham Lincoln authorized the use of colored troops in the Civil War,” O’Neal said. Blunt and his men were caught by surprise when Quantrill divided his men to surround the Union outpost. Blunt escaped. “Quantrill’s men executed them as they tried to surrender,” O’Neal said, “including the drummer boy,

topeka high prom closet

‘Second chance’ dress By Phil Anderson


Prom dresses can be expensive — costing hundreds of dollars in some cases. The dresses are so costly that they keep some girls from going to the biggest party of the school year. But thanks to the Prom Closet at Topeka High School, 800 S.W. 10th, dresses typically worn just once are available for a fraction of the cost. Rather than being in the hundreds of dollars, the dresses are in the $25 to $50 range. On Saturday, volunteers were accepting donations of prom dresses inside the north doors to the Topeka High gymnasium, near S.W. 9th and Western. Another drop-off date is set for 9 a.m. to noon March 2 at the same location. Young women from the community who have prom dresses but find them gathering dust in their closets are invited to donate the items. Shoes, jewelry and other accessories also are accepted, as is formal clothing for men. After items are sorted, they will be sold in the sixth annual Prom Closet, which will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on two dates — March 30 and April 13 — in the north gym at Topeka High. “It’s for anybody in the community,” said Shawn Johnson, a Prom Closet volunteers. “This is not just for Topeka High. This is for any school and any community.” Johnson said the Prom Closet gives the dresses “a second chance to dance.” Already, about 300 to 400 prom dresses are being stored at Topeka High for the sale. Jamai Luna, another of the Prom Closet organizers, said girls can find a “beautiful dress” at the sale. She said people in past years have come from Manhattan, Lawrence, Holton and Osage City. Proceeds benefit the Topeka High after-prom, a party that features prizes for students.

whom they set on fire.” The living history encampment will be held at a re-creation of Fort Blair, a block north of the Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum. Other events will include living history interpreters, programs on 19th-century skills, programs for children, an evening ball and a women’s tea. Phyllis Abbott, who co-chaired the planning committee, said there will be a show of Civil War artifacts and displays describing the battle and the events leading up to it.

Seat belts saved 5 lives One girl remains in hospital after van rolled amid snow By Phil Anderson


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From left, Shawn Johnson and Jamai Luna display dresses that were donated Saturday for the sixth annual Prom Closet at Topeka High School, 800 S.W. 10th. Donations were received Saturday morning, with another drop-off date set for March 2. Prom attire and accessories will be sold March 30 and April 13 in the north gym.

Before leaving the parking lot of Perry-Lecompton High School after a basketball game Friday night, Holton High School cheerleader sponsor Dena Swisher reminded four girls in the 15-passenger van she was driving to buckle up. The girls did so, and the van took off on the snowy night, headed back to Holton. About 25 minutes later, the van ride came to a sudden halt as the vehicle slid off an icy roadway just north of Topeka and rolled over at least one time. There were injuries to those in the van — bumps, bruises and cuts among them. But it could have been so much worse, and it likely would have been if the van’s occupants hadn’t clicked their seat belts. “The way the windows were broken out, someone would have gotten thrown out of the van if they weren’t wearing their seat belt,” said Shawnee County sheriff’s Cpl. Scott Wanamaker, who responded to the accident. “They were very fortunate. It could have been a lot worse than it was.” All five of the van’s occupants were taken by American Medical Response ambulance to StormontVail Regional Health Center. By Saturday afternoon, a family Please see VAN, Page 7A



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A pesky law


A proposed change would render ineffective an act designed to protect public’s interests A legislator from Derby thinks the best way to ensure he and his colleagues don’t run afoul of the Kansas Open Meetings Act is to amend it so lawmakers and other government officials can discuss the public’s business just about whenever and wherever they please without notifying the public. Rep. Jim Howell, R-Derby, has drafted a bill that would exempt from KOMA social gatherings, such as those Gov. Sam Brownback hosted at Cedar Crest last year for Republican legislators, which Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor ruled were “technical” violations of the law by legislators. Taylor didn’t prosecute anyone because he didn’t think legislators intended to break the law. Most lawmakers also told Taylor’s investigators they couldn’t remember much of what was said at the dinners. Despite the lack of prosecution, and recent efforts to educate legislators about the Kansas Open Meetings Act, Howell apparently thinks expecting legislators to conduct the public’s business in full view of the public is too restricting. “It’s starting to affect our ability to function because we’re living under the threat of the Shawnee County prosecutor,” Howell said Thursday. That’s about as ridiculous as anything we’ve ever heard. After getting past last year’s dinners with less than the proverbial “slap on the hand” and being informed of what the law allows and doesn’t allow, legislators now feel they’re “living under the threat of the Shawnee County prosecutor.” There is no threat of any kind if the law isn’t violated. What Howell, and perhaps many of his colleagues, are contemplating is a crack in KOMA that will allow them to

discuss issues before they are brought up at legislative committee meetings. But such a crack could quickly become a crevasse that would render the law ineffective. It’s hoped there are enough legislators dedicated to the public’s right to know to prevent that from happening. Under Howell’s bill, a majority of a government body’s officials would be allowed to discuss issues at social gatherings as long as they didn’t “deliberate,” meaning to carefully consider, the matter at hand. Doug Anstaett, executive director of the Kansas Press Association, noted the bill would allow discussion as long as members of the governing body didn’t take the next step to begin “careful consideration of the language.” Discussion, however, could cover most of what happens at city council meetings, county commission meetings and school board meetings across the state, as well as legislative committee meetings. What happens when elected officials realize they can handle almost all of their business over lunch or drinks and only “deliberate” the specific language needed to implement their ideas at the public meeting? It also should be pointed out that there’s a fine line between “discussion” and “deliberation.” Who will draw that line when the public isn’t watching? Howell laments that he should be able to share his opinions with fellow committee members privately without violating KOMA. He can, one-on-one or even in small groups, depending on the size of the committee. But if he wants to share his thoughts with a majority of the committee at the same time, he should schedule a meeting and inform the public. It’s that simple, and it’s the law.

Fund defense It is important that members of Congress know they are risking our national security by failing to address the fiscal needs of our defense forces. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno spoke at the Association of the United States Army’s January Institute of Land Warfare breakfast in Washington, D.C. His message was clear — our national security is at risk because of the fiscal uncertainty we face. The numbers are sobering — a $6 billion shortfall for FY 13 in Army operation and maintenance accounts because Congress has failed to pass appropriations and the Army must spend at the FY 12 budget levels. If sequestration triggers on March 1, another $6 billion shortfall will occur. Combined with other underfunding, the total shortfall for FY 13 could be $17 billion. Odierno outlined steps the Army is taking to remain effective while dealing with the lack of funding — canceling combat training center rotations, delaying depot work, canceling maintenance for vehicles not bound immediately for the current fight and freezing civilian hiring. The bottom line is training and readiness will suffer. He described Army end strength reductions to 490,000 that will occur regardless and said that if sequestration triggers, the number of troops could further dip. Odierno said the Army needs most some budget predictability through several years so end strength, modernization and readiness can be carefully balanced. AUSA has been urging Congress to solve the sequestration puzzle quickly and we continue to highlight the dangers posed by sequestration

and the repeated use of continuing resolutions to fund defense. The military-related headlines in major newspapers today focus on side issues that serve only to distract the American people from the key issue — the fiscal process must be put in order so our forces can maintain their readiness and their ability to defend the nation. LARRY HANNAN, Wamego

Beyond mainstream The GOP recently suggested reducing the size of the federal work-force to avoid a sequester and the effects on the economy. One of my associates (who supported the Republican candidate in the presidential election) said reductions in the federal workforce are a problem and will continue until Congress wakes up to see the damage it is doing. Like most who support the two mainstream parties, his head is stuck in the sand and he refuses to notice the bankrupt state of our country. He is for higher taxes on all except himself. The willingness to vote benefits for ourselves out of somebody else’s pocket was long ago predicted when it was written: “A democracy ... can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy.” I remember the big to-do over increasing the local sales tax from 3 percent to 4 percent. Now, we are amazed if we can find a state with a

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similar tax rate. It has increased because we keep asking for more and more benefits/largess. If we want our government to survive, we need to ask it for less. But we won’t. We have become addicted to the services our government provides. Big government is wasteful. To borrow a useful phrase, “The further a dollar travels from the man who earned it and saved it, the more likely it is to be lost doing something that’s almost laughably idiotic.” This is why I moved to the Conservative Party. I invite others to do the same. G.F. WELCH, Leavenworth

Stick with wind Now is not the time to back away from Kansas’ successful renewable electricity standard. The standard is the main reason why Kansas ranked third in the nation for new wind power capacity installed in 2012, creating new jobs and investing $1.5 billion in local communities. And the renewable standard is a good deal for consumers. The state’s two largest utilities reported rate increases of less than 1.7 percent to cover renewable energy investments in 2012 and 2013. A Kansas Corporation Commission official characterized these levels as “minimal and reflect the low cost advantage of Kansas electric generation.” Lawmakers can ensure Kansas continues to harvest the economic, environmental and health benefits of using more homegrown clean energy by keeping the state on track to meet its 20 percent by 2020 renewable electricity standard. STEVE CLEMMER, Director of Energy Research Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge, Mass.



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Obama could take lessons from Coolidge Before Ronald Reagan traveled the 16 bills than to pass good ones.” During the blocks to the White House after his first 67 months of his presidency, the inaugural address, the White House national debt, the national government, curator had, at the new the federal budget, unempresident’s instruction, hung ployment (3.6 percent) and in the Cabinet room a even consumer prices portrait of Calvin Coolidge. shrank. The GDP expanded The Great Communicator 13.4 percent. knew that “Silent Cal” could In 1898, at 26, he won his use words powerfully — 15 first of 10 public offices, a of them made him a national seat on the city council of figure — because he was Northampton, Mass. Like GEORGE economical in their use, as Reagan, Coolidge benefited WILL in all things. from being underestimated: Were Barack Obama, America’s most The letter of reference he carried to loquacious president (699 first-term Boston when elected to Massachusetts’ teleprompter speeches), capable of General Assembly said, “Like the singed learning from someone with whom he cat, he is better than he looks.” Tougher, disagrees, he would profit from Amity too. During the chaos of the 1919 Boston Shlaes’ new biography of Coolidge, who police strike, Gov. Coolidge electrified she calls “our great refrainer” with an the nation with these 15 words: “There “aptitude for brevity.” She says that is no right to strike against the public under his “minimalist” presidency, he safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.” “made a virtue of inaction.” As he said, Nine months later, Republican “It is much more important to kill bad leaders in the famous “smoke-filled

room” in Chicago’s Blackstone Hotel decided to nominate for president Ohio Sen. Warren Harding, whose dreadful rhetoric drove H.L. Mencken to rhapsodies of disgust: “It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it reminds me of tattered washing on the line; it reminds me of stale bean soup, of college yells, of dogs barking idiotically through endless nights.” The convention produced a rhetorically balanced ticket by stampeding for Coolidge as vice president. He wrote to his father: “I hope you will not mind.” Harding was a reprobate with bad judgment about friends but good instincts about policy. The former produced unpleasantness about Naval Petroleum Reserve Number 3, aka Wyoming’s Teapot Dome. The latter produced prosperity. When Harding died in August 1923, Coolidge had not seen him since March, but the new president, assisted by a splendidly named former congressman,

C. Bascom Slemp, continued Harding’s program of cutting taxes, tariffs and expenditures. Coolidge and Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon advocated “scientific taxation,” an early iteration of the supply-side economics theory that often lowering rates will stimulate the economy so that the government’s revenue loss will be much less than the taxpayers’ gain. He met his wife, the vivacious Grace, after hearing her laughter when she saw through a window him shaving while wearing a hat. Shlaes’ biography would be even more engaging had she included this oft-repeated anecdote: When President and Mrs. Coolidge were being given simultaneous but separate tours of a chicken farm, Grace asked her guide whether the rooster copulated more than once a day. “Dozens of times,” she was told. “Tell that to the president,” she said. When told, Coolidge asked, “Same hen every time?” When the guide said, “A different

one each time,” the president said: “Tell that to Mrs. Coolidge.” In 1924, after the lingering illness and death of his 16-year-old son from blood poisoning, Coolidge demonstrated — if only our confessional culture could comprehend this — the eloquence of reticence: “When he was suffering he begged me to help him. I could not.” Coolidge, says Shlaes, thought his office “really was one of ‘president,’ literally one who presided.” And “the best monument to his kind of presidency was no monument at all.” This absence, however, is a kind of admonitory presence for him who said, “It is a great advantage to a president, and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man.” The 1933 funeral service for this man of brevity lasted 22 minutes. George Will’s email address is Washington Post Writers Group

FACES Grant to be father LONDON — Hugh Grant said he will be a father for the second time. The “Four Weddings and a Funeral” star used his Twitter account to announce Saturday: “Am thrilled my daughter now has a brother. Adore them both to an uncool degree.” He said both Hugh Grant children “have a fab mum” and, “To be crystal clear, I am the Daddy.” Grant’s sometime girlfriend Tinglan Hong gave birth to the couple’s daughter in 2011. Grant, 52, told Britain’s media ethics inquiry that he and Hong had been harassed by paparazzi when their daughter was born.

Slain model on TV JOHANNESBURG — Reeva Steenkamp, the model shot dead at boyfriend Oscar Pistorius’ home, was shown in a reality TV show that went on air in South Africa on Saturday night, two days after her killing. Sharon Steenkamp, Reeva’s cousin, Reeva said the law Steenkamp graduate was “proud of being in the show” and reminded them in their last conversation to make sure that they watched it.

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Post-meteor repairs begin CHELYABINSK, Russia — As a small army of people worked to replace acres of windows shattered by the enormous explosion from a meteor, many joked Saturday about what had happened in this troubled pocket of Russia. One of the most popular jests: Residents of the meteor were terrified to see Chelyabinsk approaching. The fireball that streaked into the sky over this tough industrial city about sunrise Friday was undeniably traumatic. Nearly 1,200 people were reported injured by the shock wave from the explosion, estimated to be as strong as 20 Hiroshima atomic bombs. But it also brought a sense of cooperation in a troubled region. Large numbers of volunteers came forward to help repair the more than 4,000 buildings in the region where windows were shattered, or to provide other services. More than 24,000 people, including volunteers, have mobilized in the region to cover windows, gather warm clothes and food, and make other relief efforts, the regional governor’s office said. Gov. Mikhail Yurevich on Saturday said damage from the high-altitude explosion is estimated at $33 million.

NATION TWO FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN TEXAS FIRE: Two Texas fire lieutenants died of burns after battling a lodge hall fire, a city official said Saturday. Gregory Pickard and Eric Wallace, both with the department in the central Texas city of Bryan, were in a group of firefighters responding to the blaze about midnight Friday at a Knights of Columbus hall, city spokeswoman Mary Lynne Stratta said. The team entered the burning building but didn’t emerge when ordered to evacuate, Stratta said. Wallace, 36, died at the scene and Pickard, 54, on Saturday at a hospital in Galveston, she said. With Wallace still inside, Pickard and two other firefighters — Ricky Mantey Jr. and Mitchel Moran — were sent in to rescue him when the roof collapsed in flames, Fire Chief Randy McGregor said. MOTHER SAYS SON APPREHENSIVE AFTER STRANGER’S SLAP: A Minneapolis woman said her 2-year-old son was traumatized by a man accused of slapping the boy and calling him a ra-




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FACES Deaths


The roof collapsed on a zinc factory in Chelyabinsk, about 930 miles east of Moscow, after a meteor landed with a massive explosion Friday. cial slur during an Atlanta-bound flight. The boy’s mother, Jessica Bennett, said in a statement Saturday that her son has become “apprehensive to strangers” since the Feb. 8 flight from Minneapolis. Joe Rickey Hundley, of Hayden, Idaho, was charged with simple assault. His attorney said he will plead not guilty. Bennett, 33, told authorities her son was crying as the Delta Air Lines flight prepared for landing. Hundley, 60, was sitting next to her and slapped the boy in his face, she said. YACHT SETS RECORD FROM N.Y. TO SAN FRAN: A racing yacht named after one of the world’s fastest cars has docked in San Francisco after what organizers said was the fastest passage of a single-hulled sailing vessel from New York to San Francisco. The 70-foot Maserati sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge late Saturday morning and tied up at Pier 39 Marina around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 47 days after pulling out of New York City. The 13,225-mile journey around Cape Horn at the tip of South America is what sailors have said is one of the toughest sailing journeys in the world. The Maserati finished the trip in 47 days, two hours and 33 minutes, beating the old record by 10 days. TEXAS POLICE FATALLY SHOOT FUGITIVE: The Florida prisoner who escaped in Texas after stabbing a detective with his eyeglasses was fatally shot early Saturday after refusing to cooperate with officers and lunging at them, police said. Alberto Morales was shot in a wooded

area of Grapevine, a community near the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. It put an end to a massive five-day manhunt that started when he escaped Monday from a Walmart parking lot after attacking the detective.

WORLD BOMB IN PAKISTAN MARKET KILLS 65: A bomb hidden in a water tank ripped through a crowded vegetable market in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in a southwestern Pakistani city Saturday, killing at least 65 people and wounding nearly 200, officials said. Police said many of those wounded in the explosion in Quetta remain in critical condition. The blast, which police said targeted the country’s minority Shiite Muslim sect, left many victims buried under rubble, but authorities didn’t know how many. It was the deadliest incident since bombings targeting Shiites in the same city killed 86 people earlier this year. AFGHAN LEADER PLANS TO BAN AIRSTRIKES: President Hamid Karzai announced plans Saturday to ban Afghan security forces from requesting international airstrikes on residential areas. If he issues the decree as promised, the move would pose a significant new challenge to government troops who have relied heavily on foreign air power. The declaration came as anger mounted over a joint Afghan-NATO operation this past week that Afghan officials said killed 10 civilians, including women and children, in northeast Kunar province. Compiled by Chris Marshall from wire reports

The following is a list of deaths in the area. Obituaries are on Page 8, 9B. Meveline Boswell/Overland Park Don Boyer/Topeka Frances Chandler/Sabetha John Coszalter/Topeka Wilfred Dreiling/Topeka Dennis Forgy/Topeka Robert Gibbs/Wichita Lois Hammarlund/Maple Hill Donn Harling/Topeka Betty Lou Henderson/Topeka Max Hoffhines/Oklahoma City Leonard Johnson/Topeka Robert Lacock/Topeka Maxine Logan/Evergreen, Colo. Frances Mitchell/Topeka Wayne Owen/Topeka Florence Pageler/Belvue Anna Rodriguez/Topeka Harriette Scrinopskie/Topeka Juanita Smith/Topeka Kent Wickstrum/Topeka

Birthdays Football Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown.... 77 Actress Rene Russo...................... 59 Actor Richard Karn......................... 57 NBA Hall-of-Famer Michael Jordan.. 50 Actor Larry, the Cable Guy.............. 50 Movie director Michael Bay............ 49 Gold medal skier Tommy Moe........ 43 Actress Denise Richards................ 42 TV personality Paris Hilton............. 32 Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt............. 32

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TODAY Today in history 1865 — Columbia, S.C., burned as the Confederates evacuated and Union forces moved in. 1913 — The Armory Show, a landmark exhibit of European modern art, opened in New York City. (A notable work in the exhibit was “Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2),” an abstract painting by French artist Marcel Duchamp.)



Commission to consider change in authority Council to take

up traffic signals and sidewalks By Tim Hrenchir


The Shawnee County Commission is considering requiring commission permission before the county’s parks and recreation director can transfer user fee revenue to either of two county funds. Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in their chambers in Room B-11 of the county courthouse, 200 S.E. 7th, while the Topeka City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in its chambers at 214 S.E. 8th. Commissioners will hear the first reading and accept public comments on a proposed a home rule resolution. The measure would amend a home rule resolution the commission approved Dec. 2 formalizing procedures for the use of the county’s parks and recreation building maintenance fund and vehicle and equipment fund, and enabling the parks and recreation director to authorize the transfer of user fee revenue to either fund. New members Bob Archer and Kevin Cook then replaced Ted Ensley and Mary Thomas on the commission Jan. 15. Cook is sponsoring the proposal on Monday’s agenda, which would instead require commission permission before user fees may be transferred to either fund. Commissioners generally consider approving a home rule resolution at the first meeting after the one

where they hear its first reading. Commissioners also plan to: n  Consider extending by two years the contracts the county has with ISS/Cardinal and Bob’s Janitorial Service and Supply Inc. to provide janitorial services to various county facilities. General provisions of the contracts wouldn’t change, said parks and recreation director John Knight. n  Paying an invoice for $4,999 to QuickScores for Sports Scheduling software for one year. The parks and recreation department acquired three informal bids for the purchase, as was required in a resolution the commission approved in 2009. Topeka’s governing body, which consists of the nine city council members and Mayor Bill Bunten, plans Tuesday to hold a public hearing and consider authorizing the issuance of housing and health care improvement revenue bonds in an amount not exceeding $10 million for a planned project to build, renovate, equip, and improve certain residential and health care facilities on the campus of Brewster Place, 1205 S.W. 29th. By approving the proposal, the governing body also would make moves that would include refinancing past revenue bonds the city issued for Brewster Place improvements. A document that is part of the agenda packet for the meeting indicated the city would experience no liability, general obligation or budgetary impact if the proposal is approved. The council also plans to: n  Consider approving a $640,000 project budget to replace

traffic signals at S.W. 17th and Medford Avenue, S.E. 24th and California Avenue, S.E. 25th and Adams Street, and N.W. US-24 highway and Rochester Road/Tyler Street. The projects are part of the 2013 capital improvement budget approved last year by the governing body. The work would be financed by borrowing money through issuing general obligation bonds, with total principal and interest over 20 years estimated at $900,623. n  Consider approving a $450,000 budget to construct infill sidewalks at nine locations citywide at which a need for a sidewalk has been identified. In past capital improvement budgets approved by the governing body, the city budgeted $150,000 each for the work for 2011, 2012 and 2013. The projects would be financed by borrowing money through issuing general obligation bonds, with total principal and interest over 20 years estimated at $722,183. A list and map of the proposed sidewalk sites can be found online in city manager Jim Colson’s weekly report at n  Acting as the governing body, consider initiating the condemnation process to acquire five temporary and permanent easements to carry out a previously approved project to widen S.W. 21st Street between S.W. Wanamaker and Urish roads. n  Hear an update on Project Topeka and on infrastructure projects being carried out using revenue from the city’s half-cent sales tax during a work session that begins preceding the regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. in the council chambers.

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member of one of the accident victims said all but one individual had been released from the hospital. The lone girl in the hospital was being held for observation, with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. The accident happened about 9:15 p.m. Friday just north of the Soldier Creek Bridge in the 3100 block of northbound US75. The van had just entered US75 highway after it exited from westbound US-24 highway. Then the van rolled across the Soldier Creek Bridge, which by then had become “iced over,” Wanamaker said. Swisher, 44, who also is a special education teacher at Holton High School, told her father, Don Swisher, of Holton, that she remembered looking in her rearview mirror to make sure she could merge into traffic on US-75. After she felt the van going into a slide, she told the girls to “hang on,” her father said. That was the last thing she could remember before waking up in a school bus that carried the Holton High School basketball team. The school bus was following the van. In addition to the basketball team, Holton High School principal Rod Wittmer and athletic director Mark Wilson were on the bus behind the van. Both Wittmer and Wilson, along with other coaches, offered support immediately after the crash. Don Swisher said his daughter put out a Facebook message


A van carrying four Holton High School students and their cheerleading sponsor, teacher Dena Swisher, on Friday night slid off an icy US-75 highway north of Topeka. All five of the van’s occupants were taken by American Medical Response ambulance to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center. All but one of the crash victims have been released from the hospital. that angels were watching over those on the van. He said he found out about the accident while watching the WIBW-TV sports report during the 10 p.m. newscast on Friday night. When it was reported a van carrying Holton High School cheerleaders had been in an accident, he knew it involved his daughter. The van was taken back to Holton, and Don Swisher said he went over to look at it Saturday — something he now regrets. “I kind of wish now I hadn’t gone down to look at it,” he said. “There were five lucky people who walked away from it.” He said his daughter wouldn’t leave the hospital early Saturday until she got to see all of the girls who had been in the van. By Saturday afternoon, he said, she was resting “as com-

fortably as she can” at her home in Holton. A Facebook message was posted by JJ Cashier, whose daughter was one of the cheerleaders injured in the accident. Cashier’s Facebook message stated: “Thank you everyone... who checked on Caitlyn Jessica Cashier last night/tonight. We brought her home around 2:30 a.m. Lung contusion, stitches in her hand, lots of bumps, rashes, and bruises ....but she’s going to be OK. Thanks to all the admin staff that stayed with us from HHS, Dena Swisher, all the friends and family checking on her, and the awesome staff at Stormont-Vail.” Phil Anderson can be reached at (785) 295-1195 or phil. Follow him on Twitter @Philreports. Read his blog at

Advance primary voting begins Monday The Capital-Journal Advance voting for the Feb. 26 Topeka primary election will begin Monday and continue through noon Feb. 25, Shawnee County election commissioner Andrew Howell has announced. The primary is being held to trim the field in the Topeka mayor’s race from three candidates to two. Primaries also are scheduled for voters in City Council District 2, where there are four candidates, and in District 5, with three candidates.

All registered voters in the city Topeka can vote in the mayoral primary, but only voters in Districts 2 and 5 will be allowed to vote for their council candidates. Also starting Monday, the county election office will extend its hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Friday during the advance voting period. The election office isn’t open on weekends. All live advance voting is done at the election office, 911 S.W. 37th.

Voters also can request an advance voting ballot to be mailed to them. Applications for a mail ballot can be downloaded from the county website, election, or requested via mail by calling the election office at 2660285. Completed applications must be returned to the election office by hand, fax or mail to be considered. The last day ballots will be mailed is Friday. Mail ballots must be returned to the election office by the close of polls at 7 p.m. Feb. 26.







WRHS grad awaiting double-lung transplant By Jan Biles


A 2012 Washburn Rural High School graduate is in North Carolina preparing for a double-lung transplant. Micheal Pry, 19, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was 3 months old and whose Micheal Pry health has has had cystic been declining fibrosis since since August, age of 3 months received word in mid-January that he needed to begin preparing for the transplant. "Micheal is holding up pretty good," said his mother, Paula Pry. "He's ready for it and to get it over and get home." Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes thick, sticky mu-

cus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract and other areas of the body. Micheal's condition worsened after burkholderia cepacia, bacteria that can be fatal to those with cystic fibrosis, developed in his body. Micheal's condition is similar to that of 12-year-old Madison Taliaferro, of Topeka, who underwent a double-lung transplant in early November at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Pry said she and her family were living in Carthage, Mo., when they learned Micheal had cystic fibrosis. They moved to Topeka in 1996, and Micheal began going to The University of Kansas Hospital for checkups and treatment. When he was young, Micheal would need to be hospitalized about once a year. Within the past two years, his lung function and the severity of his disease have worsened, and the number of hospitalizations has increased to three


Those who would like to help Micheal Pry and his family defray medical, transportation and other costs associated with his possible double-lung transplant can go to the Help Hope Live website at and type in "Micheal Pry" to get to his donation page. Checks also can be sent to Help Hope Live, Two Radnor Corporate Center, 100 Matsonford Road, Suite 100, Radnor, Pa., 19087. For more information about Help Hope Live, call (800) 642-8399.

or four a year. Micheal also developed cystic fibrosis-related diabetes. Pry said her son's daily routine includes taking at least 40 medications, breathing treatments and wearing a therapy vest that vibrates to break up the mucus in his body. "In late August, he wasn't looking good," she said. "We took him

to KU Med Center on Labor Day, and he stayed for five weeks." During that hospitalization, Micheal was told he needed to start the process to get a double-lung transplant. Because of his age and the type of bacteria in his lungs, he was referred to Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Micheal traveled with family members to North Carolina in late November for a weeklong evaluation at the medical center. In early December, the medical staff said Micheal was "in the window," meaning he had six months to a year to live without a transplant, and they needed to begin classes to prepare for the possible surgery. Because they couldn't afford to drive or fly back and forth from Topeka to North Carolina as required to take the classes and keep doctor appointments, the Prys purchased a recreational vehicle and Micheal and his father, Tim, took up resi-

dency in an RV park at Chapel Hill, N.C. They were at the RV park in midJanuary when Pry said she received a letter at their Topeka home saying the medical staff determined Micheal needed a lung transplant within a couple of months. "They do a lot of transplants there," she said. "The average wait is 19 days for a set of lungs." However, before he can have the eight-hour transplant surgery, Pry said Micheal has to gain 20 pounds and complete at least 23 fitness therapy sessions at the Duke Center for Living Campus. He also has to have minor surgeries to remove a kidney stone and to have his tonsils removed. Pry said her husband attends four classes a week to learn about the transplant and how to care for Micheal after the surgery. She will travel to North Carolina in a couple of weeks to take the same classes,

and then Micheal's three siblings will make the trip to the hospital once the transplant surgery happens. After the surgery, Micheal and his father will remain in the Durham area until he has recovered enough to return to Topeka. "We are hoping they'll be home by August," she said. Micheal will be required to return to Duke University Medical Center every three weeks. In addition to his other medications, he will have to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of his life. While insurance covers most of Micheal's health care costs, the family must pay for some medications and medical services, transportation, and living expenses while in North Carolina. "We are trying to support two households," said Pry, who sells real estate. "It's been pretty tough. There have been lots of sleepless nights."

Washburn group sponsors 5K run for mental health By Phil Anderson


With the slogan “It’s OK not to be OK,” a student-led mental health group called To Write Love on Her Arms is gaining steam at Washburn University. The group, which had its first on-campus meeting on Feb. 28, 2012, had about four people show up for meetings shortly after it was founded. The group now is averaging around 20 people at its weekly meetings at 5 p.m. Thursdays in the Washburn Memorial Union. The first major event sponsored by the organization took place at 9 a.m. Saturday when a 5-kilometer run was held starting in front of Lee Arena, near S.W. 19th and Washburn. About 35 people signed up for the event. Registration was $15 in advance and $20 on the day of

the race. Group organizers said 75 percent of the money raised would go to the national organization, while 25 percent would stay with the Washburn chapter. Meaghan McEachern, 20, a Washburn University junior from Newton majoring in psychology, was among the runners on a chilly Saturday morning, with a new snow on grassy areas on the Washburn campus. McEachern said the goal of To Write Love on Her Arms was to “raise awareness for mental health issues” and offer support for students at the same time. The group, with national offices in Melbourne, Fla., addresses issues ranging from depression to suicide to eating disorders to self-inflicted injuries, such as cutting. “Many of us have had experi-

ences in our past where we’ve lost a friend to suicide,” McEachern said, “and we’re here to honor them.” Margeaux Seymour, 21, a Washburn junior from Topeka, said To Write Love on Her Arms “is a great little organization where we have a chance to uplift each other, talk about things that are weighing us down and give back to the community.” Molly Walter, 19, a Washburn sophomore from Topeka, said some people who come to group meetings on campus are struggling with mental health issues and are encouraged to plug into resources where help is available. Phil Anderson can be reached at (785) 295-1195 or Follow him on Twitter @Philreports. Read his blog at perspectives.

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At front left, Meaghan McEachern laughs with friend Shelby Gronau, walking with a dog named Bogey, at the start of Saturday’s To Write Love on Her Arms 5K run at Washburn University.




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they stated there was a finding of probable case in Umbehr's case, but documentation of it, "or a lack thereof," caused confusion. But Umbehr said he has evidence that suggests Ed Collister, the Lawrence attorney appointed to investigate his complaint against Hazlett, fabricated the finding of probable cause after the fact. He wants to see the report Collister provided to Stout, Brazil and Anstaett. "Ultimately I allege that under the supervision of Chief Justice Nuss, Mr. Collister has conducted an intentionally false investigation and wrote a false 204 report to the review committee and made knowingly false statements of material fact in order to allow Mr. Hazlett to escape from the false statements he made to me regarding the finding of probable cause in my case," Umbehr said. "If Chief Justice Nuss will order the release of the 204 report and the names of the witness and their statements, I am 100 percent positive that this will expose the fraud and deceit that Mr. Nuss is knowingly and purposefully allowing in order to protect Mr. Hazlett's job." Umbehr had asked for Collister to be removed during the investigation, saying Collister had a conflict of interest because he received a $35,000 payment from Hazlett's office in 2012 for contracting work, and Collister, Hazlett, Brazil, Stout and Anstaett were all co-defendants in the 2011 U.S. Court of Appeals case Kansas Judicial Watch vs. Stout. Umbehr also questioned the extent of Collister's investigation, saying Collister never interviewed him or his attorney. Collister didn’t return a message left at his firm Thursday. Hazlett emailed a response and said he would be making no further comment. "After review, it was determined there was no probable cause to believe that I violated the rules relating to the Discipline of Attorneys," Hazlett said. "I have been informed that Mr. Umbehr's complaint has been dismissed and the matter is closed." Kansas judiciary spokesman Ron Keefover said neither Nuss nor anyone else in his office has access to the investigative files,

per agency rules. “Based on the 30-plus years I’ve been in my job, those investigations have always been conducted with the utmost integrity by professional and respected members of the bar and judiciary,” Keefover said. Umbehr gained local renown as a trash collector who went to the U.S. Supreme Court with a lawsuit against Wabaunsee County commissioners who canceled their contract after he criticized them in a newspaper column. His run-in with Hazlett began in 2009 when the Kansas Department of Corrections filed a complaint against him for bringing a Topeka Capital-Journal reporter into the Topeka Correctional Facility to interview one of his clients, leading to a series of stories about widespread sexual abuse in the women's prison. That complaint eventually was dismissed, but not before Hazlett repeatedly told Umbehr the committee reviewing it found probable cause and Umbehr's attorney at the time, John Ambrosio, urged him to take the diversion deal and fine. Umbehr jettisoned Ambrosio and retained new counsel. The new attorney's requests for Hazlett to provide written evidence of the finding of probable cause eventually drew an apology from Hazlett, who said he was "mistaken" about the finding. Umbehr filed a complaint alleging Hazlett knowingly deceived him. In investigating the complaint, Collister determined that a finding of probable cause did exist. Steve Fabert, an attorney in the Kansas Attorney General's Office who represented Hazlett in the manner, said Hazlett was essentially mistaken about being mistaken. “He was right the first time,” Fabert said. Stout, Anstaett and Brazil agreed, saying it was a clerical oversight that prevented Hazlett from being able to provide the Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys’ finding of probable cause on demand. "Hazlett erroneously admitted a mistake when he could not locate documentation of the KBDA review committee's actions," their dismissal states. But Umbehr said he has evi-

dence to the contrary in the form of a letter from Sara Beezley, a Girard lawyer who was on the committee that would have made the finding of probable cause. Umbehr's first documented instance of Hazlett saying such a finding was made came on Jan. 12, 2011. Beezley, in a letter dated April 3, 2012, makes no mention of such a finding. "On October 24, 2011, we decided on a recommendation of a letter of caution," Beezley wrote. "We do not have anything other than what you have seen. The Disciplinary Administrator indicated in that letter that there was not sufficient evidence to prove a rules violation by clear and convincing evidence so, of course, there would not be a formal hearing." "Either Ed Collister is lying or Ms. Sara Beezley is lying," Umbehr said. A message left with Beezley's secretary Friday wasn’t returned. Umbehr said he believes Hazlett has made a habit of coercing attorneys to agree to a diversion and fine before any probable cause has been found and Nuss is protecting Hazlett because the money from those fines has helped prop up a cash-strapped judiciary. Umbehr said his fight with the disciplinary administrator's office isn’t over, noting that he still has a complaint pending against Ambrosio and that he plans to push for changes to the system. Fabert said he is unaware of any formal challenges to the dismissal of Umbehr's complaint against Hazlett, and the investigation and review committee's decision are valid. “The Supreme Court rule operated the way they designed it to," Fabert said. But Larry Zimmermann, a Topeka lawyer, said that even if everything played out the way Stout, Brazil and Anstaett said it did in dismissing the case against Hazlett, misplacing a finding of probable cause for months is still reason for concern. "When an attorney’s license, livelihood, and integrity are under review in the ethics system, I believe it fair to expect an exceptionally high standard of care in the processes of documenting, investigating, and resolving those concerns," Zimmermann said in an email.


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AREA EVENTS Weather 101, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, South Middle School, 2734 Louisiana St., Lawrence. All-hazard radios with on site programming will be available at cost, as well as information on signing up for IRIS, a free call notification system. Information: 832-5259. Kelley Hunt benefit concert for SOS Inc., 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Emporia Granada Theatre, 807 Commercial St., Emporia. Tickets: $20. Information and tickets: (620) 343-8799 or Severe Weather Symposium, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, KU Memorial Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence. Cost: $15 (includes light breakfast and meal ticket). Information and registration (by Friday, March 1): http://bit. ly/DCEMSymposium or www.

MISCELLANEOUS Youth Aviation Education Classes for ages 8-12 will be from 9 a.m. to noon March 18-21 at the Combat Air Museum at Forbes Field in Topeka. The cost is $50 per student for four days of classes. Information and registration: 862-3303. Women Empowerment Inc. is accepting applications for its Young Women Advancement Scholarship through March 28. Eligibility requirements and applications, which

must be postmarked by that date, can be downloaded at

SENIOR LIVING Adventures in Learning winter session (ages 55 and older), 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, First Baptist Church (Shepherd’s Center of Topeka), 3033 S.W. MacVicar. Choice of two out of eight educational classes, exercise and musical performances; brunch provided. Registration and information: Debra Stufflebean, 267-0248 or www. Topeka Presbyterian Manor is accepting entries for the Art is Ageless juried exhibit to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 20 at the Manor, 4712 S.W. 6th. Entries of artistic works will be accepted from any area artist who is 65 years or older to exhibit and/or compete for an opportunity to be featured in the 2014 Art is Ageless calendar. The entry deadline is March 1. Entry forms can be picked up at the Manor or by contacting marketing director Marsha Anderson at 272-6510 or Entry forms also can be downloaded online at Home Instead Senior Care is accepting nominations through March 31 for its Salute to Senior Service program, which honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who volunteer at least 15 hours a month. The winner in each state will receive $500 and one

national winner will receive $5,000 to donate to the winner’s charities of choice. To complete and submit a nomination form online, visit Completed forms also can be mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, Neb. 68005. For more information, call 272-6101 in Topeka or 856-8181 in Lawrence.

MEAL DEALS Friday Night Fish Fry, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays, through March 22, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, 312 N.E. Freeman. Menu: Fish or shrimp, baked potato or fries, coleslaw or macaroni and cheese, roll, dessert and drink. Take-out available. Cost: $8 adults, $3.50 children 12 and younger. Information: 234-6727 or

FUNDRAISERS Boy Scout Fundraising Kick-off donor breakfast, 7 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Ramada Hotel and Convention Center (Ballroom), S.E. 6th and Madison. Speaker: Skip Yowell, co-founder of JanSport. Information and registration (by 5 p.m. Feb. 18): 354-8541. Designers’ Showhouse Bare Bones Preview and Chili Supper, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 8311 S.W. 33rd St. Cost: $10. Information and reservations: Linda, 357-5171, ext. 316, or http://nenc.ks. (See more Briefly on Page 9B).









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Kemper Straley, group leader of the 8th Big Bluestem Baden-Powell Service Association, talks to members about how to grill pizza outdoors Tuesday night at the Seaman Education Center, 901 N.W. Lyman Road.

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ligious beliefs or sexual preference. We foster the development of the scouts in an environment of mutual respect and cooperation.” The Topeka branch has been meeting at the Seaman Education Center, 901 N.W. Lyman Road, since October. There are 10 active members ranging in age from 5 to 14. Members meet every Tuesday for an hour and one-half beginning at 7 p.m. BPSA is open to youths ages 5 to 17, and there also is an adult Rover Program for those over the age of 18. There are four program sections: Otters (ages 5 to 7), Timberwolves (ages 8 to 10), Pathfinders (ages 11 to 17), and the adult Rover Program. On Tuesday, 8th Big Bluestem members started the night playing “Smaug’s Gold,” a game where players have to try to steal a bag of “gold” from another player. Next, the boys and girls had a small

flag ceremony, followed by a lesson and game incorporating American Sign Language. The group also made pizzas on a homemade, outdoor grill and listened to an adventure story around an indoor campfire that Straley made. Paul Brinckman, of Olathe, has been bringing his girls, who live in the Meriden area with their mother, to the troop meetings for more than a month. “It’s been a lot of fun,” Brinckman said. His daughters are Kelly, 13, Jamie, 11, and Danielle, 8. Straley’s two children, Graham, 14, and Charlotte, 11, also are members. Graham is an eighth-grader in the Jefferson West school district. He also attends Boy Scouts. “This is a little more hands-on,” Graham said. “This is a learning opportunity. It’s exciting.” Sarra Mahoney, 14, who also attends Jefferson West, was one of the ASL teachers on Tuesday night. She said

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many, were cradled on elk antlers mounted on the wall. The shotguns, including one with three barrels, likely were seized from a German hunting lodge, he said. "When you grew up, you knew those guns came from the war," Schmiedeler said. Schmiedeler had mulled over the trip to Europe to trace his father's Army unit for 20 years. A brother had copied "The Diary of Troop B," and that was Schmiedeler's blueprint for the trip. "The trip was a way of reconnecting with the memory of my father," Schmiedeler said. For instance, his father's discipline that required Schmiedeler to report for work at the family grocery store the day after he got home from college was rooted in his father's time in the Army, his son said. Schmiedeler and his wife, Barbara Solberg, traveled easterly through Europe, the same way the American armies fought as they liberated countries invaded by German armies in the first year of WWII. Towns and cities they passed through included Heek and Valkenburg in the Netherlands, Wesel in Germany where Troop B crossed the Rhine River, Halberstadt in eastern Germany and Pilsen in the Czech Republic. Troop B was part of the 88th Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, a unit in the 8th Armored Division. The troop manned armored cars and jeeps, and Francis Schmiedeler at least at times drove an armored car and was a platoon leader, his son said. In northern Germany, Troop B cleared enemy troops out of the valleys they passed through, entering towns, killing or capturing enemy soldiers, confiscating weapons and destroying enemy equipment, Schmiedeler said. For Schmiedeler, finding a courtyard in the town of Berlingsen, where Troop B suffered its

worst single-day losses in the war, was important, he said. In Berlingsen, a small town in western Germany just east of the border with Luxembourg, a platoon in the troop was in a courtyard on April 8, 1945. A liberated Polish or Russian prisoner of war who was trying to help the American soldiers was moving one of eight mines in a small building when all of them exploded, killing or injuring 30 people, including American soldiers, POWs and civilians, Schmiedeler said. Five American soldiers were killed, five were seriously wounded, and five were less severely injured, including Francis Schmiedeler. Troop B lost nine killed throughout the war. "Schmiedeler and (a second soldier) drove through the area of exploding ammunition to meet and guide the ambulances to the injured and dying," according to the "The Diary of Troop B." An armored car was damaged, but Francis Schmiedeler drove it away from a fire, the book said. A brother of Tom’s asked their father why he went back to the explosion site. "I had to go back," the father responded. "They were my men." After some searching, a 93-year-old woman, Friedl Boemer, pointed Tom and Barbara to the courtyard, where a business and a home have been built at the explosion site, Schmiedeler said. "It became to me a pilgrimage site," he said of the courtyard. Tom and Barbara traveled into what used to be East Germany, then into the Czech Republic where the 8th Armored was moved after the war in Europe ended in May 1945. Schmiedeler was pleased with tracking his father's unit across Europe. "Now I got to know him as a young man," he said. Steve Fry can be reached at (785) 295-1206 or

she has wanted to learn sign language, and this was a great opportunity to learn and teach others. “It’s a lot of fun,” Sarra said. Straley said he learned about BPSA after he began researching an alternative Scouting program for his daughter. He said when he dropped Graham off at a Boy Scouts camp-out, Charlotte wanted to attend, too. She couldn’t because she is a girl. “It was a stroke of luck” that Straley came across BPSA on the Internet. He contacted the organization, received training and became a group leader. Straley said the group focuses on “traditional old-style Scouting.” “I wanted to do Scouting like my dad and grandfather talked about,” Straley said. “I always think of it as ‘Indiana Jones’ Scouting.” BPSA keeps the cost low for members — $20 per year, Straley said. And anyone is welcome to attend. The local group has plans to go on a caving trip and camp-outs in the coming months.

"The problem is we're in very dire straits in regards to the funding for everything," said U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, who raised an alarm about animal disease security more than 10 years ago. "We've been able to secure enough funding year by year to keep it going." In a series of interviews, the entire Kansas congressional delegation expressed confidence a facility dedicated to studying the planet's most exotic viruses would open in Manhattan. These Republicans agreed Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was obligated to release all money previously set aside for the project. They believe a national security argument could be made for Democratic President Barack Obama to insert new appropriations for NBAF in his upcoming budget request to Congress. Several members of the delegation sense Obama will step forward with additional resources, which would be a reversal from the 2012 budget leaving NBAF out of the mix. "The rumors are there is money in the budget," said U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran. "This is a huge issue for Kansas." U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, who serves Topeka and the 2nd District, said Napolitano told her the looming automatic government cuts, known as the "sequester"  in Washingtonspeak, could upend progress on NBAF. "She was perfectly clear, at that point, sequester is not our friend,"  Jenkins said. "I wouldn't be at all surprised to see them wait and see what happens. If the sequester kicks in, they're going to have to reprioritize." The four representatives and two senators also revealed the final package may require Kansas taxpayers to sweeten the state's investment in NBAF beyond $140 million placed on the table. So far, state officials haven't made public the scope of an inflated contribution. "Maybe Kansas has to put a little more money in that the original plan didn't call for," said U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, of the 4th District encompassing Wichita. "It makes sense for America, not just Kansas. Ultimately, that will drive us to get NBAF con-

structed." U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, representing the agriculture-heavy 1st District, as well as Manhattan, said absence of a state-of-theart lab such as NBAF meant future research pivotal to national security would be conducted in other countries. "That means we are farming out our research to protect the largest industry in Kansas and one of the biggest sectors of the entire American economy," Huelskamp said. NBAF would replace the federal government's high-risk biological research facility in Plum Island, N.Y., which was constructed in the 1950s and deemed inadequate to engage in new "bio-safety level 4" research on animal diseases, including those capable of being transferred to humans. Research targets include foot-and-mouth disease, classical swine fever, African swine fever, Nipah virus,  Japanese Encephalitis, Rift Valley fever and contagious bovine pleuropneuomonia. NBAF would be built on a 56-acre site — ownership was transferred to Homeland Security last month — on the north side of KState’s campus. The 500,000-square-foot facility would be operated by Homeland Security in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. K-State emerged as the preferred site following a two-year selection review producing 29 potential locations and six finalists. Kansas State currently operates a "level 3" bio-security research institute next to the NBAF site. The state of Kansas committed $105 million to construction of NBAF and $35 million for research. Construction, commissioning and accreditation of NBAF could take as many as eight years. The project is expected to create 325 permanent jobs while delivering billions of dollars in economic impact to the region. "I still feel very positive NBAF is going to go forward," said U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, who serves the 3rd District dominated by Johnson and Wyandotte counties. "Funding for programs such as NBAF provide long-term security for our nation to combat bio-terrorism and protect our food supply."

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Musher Nicholas Guy, center, prepares to go down the start chute last month at the Copper Basin 300 race in Alaska. Guy, who grew up in Topeka, wants to qualify for the 2014 Iditarod Trail International Sled Dog Race, an 1,100-mile journey from Anchorage to Nome.

Topeka native seeking sponsors for race, kennel By Jan Biles


Topeka native Nicholas Guy's days revolve around training dogs that will compete in the Iditarod Trail International Sled Dog Race and other longdistance races. Guy, a 2003 graduate of Topeka West High School now living in Anchorage, Alaska, competed Jan. 12 in his first sled dog race as a musher. The 300-mile race, called the Copper Basin 300, is considered one of the toughest mid-distance races in the world. "This year, it was a warm temperature, around freezing, 22 to 40 degrees," Guy said, describing the Copper Basin 300. "It made for sloppy trails and makes (the race) slow. There were blizzard conditions on one of the peaks, with 50 mph winds." Guy said he and his 12-dog team — which includes his dog, Chase — embarked about 11 a.m. Jan. 12 and crossed the finish line the following Tuesday. The team stopped at checkpoint camping sites about every 50 to 60 miles to rest, let organizers know their whereabouts, and feed the dogs. Among the mandatory gear and supplies a musher must carry on the sled during a race is about 20 pounds of food for the dogs. "One-third of the racers don't finish each year," he said. "Seven dropped out of the 37 in the race. I came in 24th. I thought I did really well. I wasn't expecting to win." Running the Copper Basin 300 put him one step closer to qualifying for the 2014 Iditarod, an 1,100-mile race


To learn more about Nicholas Guy's efforts to qualify for the 2014 Iditarod Trail International Sled Dog Race or donate toward his team or kennel, visit his website at or go to his Facebook page. To learn more about the Iditarod, go to its website at

from Anchorage to Nome. To qualify for the Iditarod, Guy said mushers have to complete the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest or compete in two 300mile races and other competitions for a total of 750 miles. His next races will be the Two Rivers 200 on March 16 at Two Rivers, Alaska, and the Sheep Mountain 300 on March 26 at Eureka, Alaska. Since late September, Guy has been caring for and training 23 dogs in a kennel owned by Christine Roalfos, a pediatric dentist who is running her dogs for the first time in this year's Iditarod on March 2. In addition to cleaning the runs, exercising the dogs on the trail, cutting their toenails, and being an amateur veterinarian, Guy must prepare the racers' meals and snacks. "The dogs eat beef, chicken skins and salmon," he said, adding "if you take care of the dogs, they'll run good for you." Guy's earlier experiences include being a photographer for a whitewater rafting company in Bueno Vista, Colo., and a musher/dog handler for Streeper Kennels in Minnesota and Alaskan kennel owners Mike Santos and Ryan Redington, whose grandfather was instrumental in establishing


Former Topeka resident Nicholas Guy guides his sled dogs on the Copper Basin 300 trail, one of the toughest mid-distance races, before the first checkpoint at Chistochina, Alaska. the Iditarod. Guy said he would like to handle and race sled dogs for a living. "It's kind of hard to put into words," he replied when asked what draws his to the adventure sport. "You take on the elements, you're out there with 12 of your best friends. It's quiet, and you can hear the panting of the dogs and the runners on the snow, and then the next minute your heart is pumping and you're going through

slush." During training runs in the wild, he might see caribou, moose and other wildlife. "The dogs got in a howling contest with the wolves," he said, recalling a race he competed in last fall along the unmaintained Denali Highway. Guy currently is looking for corporate sponsors and private donations to help cover race expenses and establish his own kennel.

"Dog racing is a big hole you throw money into. It's worse than a crack addiction," he said with a laugh. Guy said to get together a sled dog team for the Iditarod can cost from $15,000 to $20,000. "And that doesn't include feeding the dogs," he said. Jan Biles can be reached at (785) 295-1292 or Check out her northeast Kansas blog at and Facebook.




Marriage begins on wrong foot Dear Abby: I recently has put me in? — Hurt Wife In married a loving man who works Michigan full-time and is studying for his Dear Hurt Wife: Unless MBA online. A your husband is few months ago, under house he received a arrest — which promotion and probation isn’t was transferred — he can to another state, socialize. He so after our can make wedding I friends through moved here to work and look JEANNE be with him. for volunteer PHILLIPS While he was opportunities if living here he has the time. alone before our wedding, he Both will help him to make got into some trouble with the connections with constructive law and is now on probation. He people. The same is true for you was never in trouble before. I to help you connect with the have no family or friends here, community. and he can’t go out and I know this is a big adjustment socialize to meet new people for you, but in time you can both now that he is under those strict put this unfortunate chapter guidelines. behind you. I wish you both a I have always been popular future filled with success. and have many friends back Dear Abby: Help! My home, but I am lonely and husband won’t wear clothes. depressed now. I moved here When our children were young, because I love him, but I can’t he walked around naked get over the fact that this has because he wanted to make sure dampened our first year as they didn’t have the same husband and wife. How should I hang-ups about nudity that he handle the future of our grew up with. (His father was marriage and our life here with ultraconservative and uptight.) all of these unsettling issues he My husband began wearing

clothes again when the kids got older, but now they have all moved out and he has quit. He sits naked in his recliner to watch TV. The recliner is right next to the front door, and there is only the storm door between him and the world. Abby, he literally strips all of his clothes off to do the dishes! We live in a neighborhood. It isn’t like we are out in the country. If I say anything to him, he says I can go into a different room if I don’t like it. Is this normal? — Nudie’s Wife In Florida Dear Nudie’s Wife: It appears to be normal for your husband. Some — not all — families are very relaxed about nudity. As long as your living room isn’t visible to the neighbors and you don’t have drop-in visitors, your husband is harming no one. If you don’t want to look at him, take him up on his suggestion. P.S. I hope you thank him for doing the dishes. Not all husbands are so helpful. Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Universal Uclick


Use the bidding to read the play By Phillip Alder Groucho Marx said: “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” That sounds like a good plan. Every time someone in your house turns on a television set, go into another room and reread this column! Good bridge players do a lot of “reading” at the table. They read the bidding and the played cards, gaining information from them. A good reader would find this deal easy, but someone less literate would struggle. How should South play in four hearts after West cashes two top diamonds (East playing jack-four, high-low, to show his doubleton), then shifts to a club?

Note South’s advance of his partner’s takeout double. Since South was an unpassed hand, his two-heart single jump showed some nine to 11 points with four-plus hearts. (If South

were a passed hand, he would have been promising a good seven to a poor 10 points.) South already has conceded two tricks, so he can afford only one more loser. The black suits are safe, so he must handle trumps carefully. Normally one would either cash the ace, cross to dummy and lead toward the queen — or immediately finesse the queen. However, can East have the heart king here? Not if the bidding is to be believed. West surely needs that king. So, reading West for king-doubleton, the correct line is to cash the heart ace, then to continue with a low heart, hoping that the king appears. Dist. by Universal Uclick for UFS

Bridge results Feb. 8: Class A, Ken Gudenkauf and Vince Nordberg, north/ south; Janice Barton and Janie Barlett, east/west; Class B, Louise Haller and Mike Kelly, north/ south, Janice Barton and Janie Barlett, east/west. Feb. 11: Class A, Judy Hildreth and Shari Krentzel, north/south, Mike Kelly and Elizabeth Gilman, east/west. Class B, Shirley Lynch

and Louise Haller, north/ south, Wayne Tindall and Helen Arthur, east/west. Feb. 12: Class A, Joel Sipes and Addie Hanna, north/south, Shari Krentzel and Katie Loseke, east/west; Class B, Shirley Lynch and Louise Haller, north/south, Mike Kelly and Ed Harris, east/ west. Feb. 13: Ken Gudenkauf and

Bette Jo Morris, first; Roger Swarts and Wayne Tindall, second. The Sunflower Club plays at 12:30 p.m Tuesday and Wednesday. The Ace of Hearts plays at 9 a.m. Friday. All games are at the Woman’s Club, 5221 S.W. West Drive. Call Elizabeth Gilman at (785) 272-7879 for information.

Facebook sees dark side of hacking The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is getting an unwelcome look at the shady side of the hacking culture that CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates. Intruders recently infiltrated the systems running the world’s largest online social network but didn’t steal any sensitive information about Facebook’s more than 1 billion users, according to a blog posting Friday by the company’s security team. The unsettling revelation is the latest breach to expose the digital cracks in a society and an economy that is storing an ever-growing volume of personal and business data online. The news didn’t seem to faze investors. Facebook Inc.’s stock dipped 10 cents to $28.22 in Friday’s extended trading. The main building at Facebook’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters lists its address as 1 Hacker Way. From there, Facebook serves as the gatekeeper for billions of potentially embarrassing photos and messages that get posted each month. This time, at least, that material didn’t get swept up in the digital break-in that Facebook said it dis-

covered last month. The company didn’t say why it waited until the afternoon before a holiday weekend to inform its users about the hack. It was a sophisticated attack that also hit other companies, according to Facebook, which didn’t identify the targets. “As part of our ongoing investigation, we are working continuously and closely with our own internal engineering teams, with security teams at other companies, and with law enforcement authorities to learn everything we can about the attack, and how to prevent similar incidents in the future,” Facebook wrote on the blog. Online short-messaging service Twitter acknowledged being hacked earlier this month. In that security breakdown, Twitter warned that the attackers may have stolen user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords belonging to 250,000 of the more than 200 million accounts set up on its service. Late last month, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal — two of the three largest U.S. newspapers — said they were hit by China-based hackers believed

to be interested in monitoring media coverage of topics that the Chinese government deemed important. Facebook didn’t identify a suspected origin of its hacking incident, but it provided a few details about how it apparently happened. The security lapse was traced to a handful of employees who visited a mobile software developer’s website that had been compromised, which led to malware being installed on the workers’ laptops. The PCs were infected even though they were supposed to be protected by the latest anti-virus software and were equipped with other up-todate protection. Facebook linked part of the problem to a security hole in the Java software that triggered a safety alert from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security last month. The government agency advised computer users to disable Java on their machines because of a weakness that could be exploited by hackers. Oracle Corp., the owner of Java, has since issued a security patch that it said has fixed the problem. In its post, Facebook said it received the Java fix two weeks ago.


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leaked out of the struts. It has been three weeks, and my car still feels like I am constantly driving over railroad tracks. Is his explanation plausible? — Patricia Ray: No. He made that up, Patricia. Tom: Changing the rotors and pads shouldn’t have had any effect on the ride, so I don’t know what they did to your car to make it ride so roughly — but I have a couple of suspicions.

(or worn-out shocks), so you can’t just let some air out of the tires and keep driving. Ray: But they also could have grossly overinflated your tires. If they weren’t paying attention, or had a tire gauge that was faulty, they could have put 60 or 80 pounds of air in your tires. And that certainly would cause you to bounce off the seat. Tom: One other possibility is that they are actually bad guys and they sabotaged your shocks

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Horoscopes AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Be careful, because some extravagant whims could gain control of your purse strings. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — You are in for a big surprise if you expect others to drop what they are doing and cater to your desires. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Attempting to use honeyed words to manipulate another is likely to backfire. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — A pal who is an expert at disappearing when the check is presented will try that ploy again. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — To succeed, you need to make a concerted effort to clearly define your objectives

— otherwise you could find yourself employing wishywashy tactics that don’t work. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You should take care not to confuse optimism with wishful thinking, because the results would be catastrophic. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Be careful and don’t take what is told to you at face value. Someone might try to draw you into a joint endeavor for reasons that are more beneficial for him or her than they are for you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — No one will have to tell you that partnerships have both advantages and disadvantages. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If there is an important assignment that you need to delegate, make sure your

instructions are clear about how to go about it and what results you expect. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — It is good to be helpful whenever you can, but don’t offer any suggestions or try to manage something for another if you don’t know a thing about it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Be selective about whom you go to for help and advice today. An ineffective counselor could cause more trouble by putting you onto a path of “never-never” land. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — When you choose, you can be a self-directed person who doesn’t waste time getting down to brass. Universal UClick



daily record Births Birth & Women’s Center Matt and Devina Garrett, Eudora, girl, Feb. 15. Stormont-Vail Olin Ashton and Stacey Roloff, Topeka, girl, Feb. 15. Roberto Feliciano and Angela Forman, Topeka, boy, Feb. 16.

Pets The following animals have been brought to the Helping Hands Humane Society, 5720 S.W. 21st. The telephone number is 233-7325. Cats White and cream, sex and age unknown, found in Ozawkie. Female, black and tan tiger, 10 months old, found in Alma. Dogs Male Jack Russell terrier, white and tan, 2 years old, found in the 1000 block of N.E. Wabash. Male pit bull mix, tan with mask, 3 years old, found in the 1900 block of N.E. Monroe. Male pit bull mix, brindle and white, 8 years old, found in the 1100 block of S.W. Woodward. Male Labrador mix, black and white, 1 year old, found in the 500 block of S.E. 36th.

Police calls People booked into Shawnee County Jail in connection with felonies. Michael John Guerrero, 24, in

Female golden retriever mix, yellow, 1 year old, found in Auburn. Male German shepherd mix, tan with black mask, 3 months old, found in the 1100 block of S.W. Clay. Female Chihuahua mix, white, age unknown, found in the 6100 block of S.W. 26th. Female Australian cattledog mix, blue tick, 6 months old, found in Lyndon. Female Australian terrier mix, tan with black tinge, 9 weeks old, found in the 2000 block of S.W. McAlister.

Lake levels Date — Feb. 16 Reservoir Pool Elev. Dis. Milford 1,144.4 1,137.77 n/a Tuttle Creek 1,075 1,062.94 n/a Perry 891.5 885.79 n/a Clinton 875.5 871.8 n/a Pomona 974 969.94 n/a Melvern 1,036 1,031.77 n/a

County District Court Filings Maureen L. Burns v. petition for name change to Maariah Ingelhart. Michelle Boehr v. R&L Enterprises Inc., petition for judgment. Amanda S. Smith v. Johnson & Johnson, petition for judgment.

connection with aggravated assault of law enforcement officers, criminal use of weapons and obstructing apprehension or prosecution, 7:34 a.m. 2/16.

Manhattan hotel robbed by pair of gunmen By Phil Anderson


Riley County police were investigating an armed robbery that occurred early Saturday at a downtown Manhattan hotel. The incident took place at 4:52 a.m. when two armed men entered the Hilton Garden Inn, 410 S. 3rd, said Riley County police officer Matthew Droge. The pair demanded money from a clerk, who complied. The robbers then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. One of the assailants was described as a man wearing a darkgray sweatshirt that had an emblem on its front that may have been that of “Mike the Tiger” from LSU, Droge said. The man also wore dark Dickies-brand work pants, a dark hoodie and red-andwhite athletic shoes that could

have been Air Jordans. The second robber was described as wearing a one-piece set of work coveralls with a light gray hoodie underneath. The robbers used a semiautomatic handgun in the robbery. The top of the handgun was black in color, while the bottom was chrome or silver in color. A vehicle that may have been related to the robbery was seen in the area earlier in the morning. It was described as a late 1990s to early 2000s pearl white Cadillac DeVille with tinted windows. Anyone with information related to this case may call Riley County police at (785) 537-2112 or Riley County Crime Stoppers at (785) 539-7777 or (800) 222-TIPS (8477). Web tips can be sent by logging on to

acts of kindness Woman thanks auto angel The Topeka Capital-Journal publishes letters from people who want to share about a random act of kindness. To include your letter, e-mail with “kindness” in the subject line, or send by mail to Attention: Acts of Kindness, 616 S.E. Jefferson, Topeka, KS 66607. I would like to thank the very kind lady who brought me a blessing on Feb. 12 and was parked next to my white minivan. On this day, I returned from the store to my van not starting due to a very dead battery. After an elderly man tried to jumpstart my van with no luck, I sat in my van thinking to myself, “God, what am I going to do?” It was then that I was approached by this very kind lady. She said, "I am doing my good deed for today" and handed me some money and then said, "Go get

you a new battery." I thanked her as I started to cry, and she hugged me and told me you're welcome and bless you. I didn't ask her name. As she was leaving she told me I could get a battery for a good price at Topeka Battery. I would like for her to know that I did just that. Got the battery put in, and my van started right up. With the leftover money, I was able to get some gas, and I treated my 3-year-old and my fiance to lunch to celebrate the wonderful blessing this lady brought to me this day. Truly grateful the Lord sent her to bless me in my time of need. Without her, my family wouldn't have transportation right now. Thank you so much for your kindness. You will forever be remembered as my angel. Bless you, your heart and your family. Amanda P.



heart awareness State of Kansas v. Bullseye Target Marketing LLC, petition for judgment. State of Kansas v. Toyota Motor Corp., petition for judgment. Janae Nicole Holman-Waggoner v. petition for name change to Janae Nicole Waggoner. Joseph Lee Jones v. Dillons et al. Kroger, petition for civil penalties, damages for Kansas Consumer Protection Act, KSA 50-625 et seq. Joseph Lee Jones v. AT&T, petition for recovery of civil penalties for violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection A, KSA 50-623 et seq. Joseph Lee Jones v. Laird Noller Ford, petition for consumer protection violation, change of venue.

The Topeka Heart Ball was held Saturday night at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th. The evening was filled with a social hour, a silent auction, dinner and dance. The event raised money for the American Heart Association. View a Spotted gallery at

Divorces Filings Cheryl D. Lee v. Joshua R. Lee.

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Man nabbed after drive-by By Phil Anderson


One person was behind bars Saturday after he was caught by a police dog after an earlymorning drive-by shooting on the city’s west side. Topeka police reMichael Guerrero s p o n d e d around 4:20 a.m. Saturday to a call of shots fired in the 1500 block of S.W. Belle Avenue. There was no immediate report of property damage. Responding officers heard additional gunshots and saw a gray Chevrolet Malibu leaving the area at a high rate of speed, said police Lt. Scott Gilchrist. Officers stopped the vehicle and found a spent shell casing on the trunk lid. An additional magazine cartridge was found on the floor of the car. Authorities said the man was bitten by a police K-9 during the apprehension. The K-9 also searched the area and found a loaded gun that was believed to have been thrown from the car. The arrested man was identified as Michael Guerrero, 24, of 1707 S.W. Amhurst. He was being held without bond in the Shawnee County Jail in connection with reckless driving, driving under the influence, six counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of narcotic drugs, obstruction and criminal use of a weapon. Authorities said Guerrero received medical attention for the dog bites. Anyone in the neighborhood who may have had property damage or anyone with additional information on the case, may call police detectives at (785) 368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007.

Teen to receive Eagle award The Capital-Journal Rhett W. Neuer will receive his Eagle Scout award at a Court of Honor ceremony at 3 p.m. Feb. 24 in O'Connor Hall at Most Pure Heart of M a r y Church, 1750 S.W. Rhett Neuer Stone. Neuer, a senior at Topeka West High School, earned 24 merit badges along the road to Eagle. His service project was planting trees at the Sunrise Optimist Sports Complex this past November, a month prior to his 18th birthday. After a Cub Scout career in which he earned the Arrow of Light Award, Neuer joined Boy Scout Troop 46 at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church. He held a multitude of troop leadership positions and had high adventures that included the Philmont Scouting Camp, as well as whitewater rafting, hiking, and biking trips in Colorado and Missouri. The highlight of his Scouting adventures was attending the National Scout Jamboree in 2010 in Virginia with more than 40,000 other Scouts. The son of Irene Owen and the late Gregory Lee Neuer, Rhett plans to study art/photography after high school.



WHAT’S HAPPENING Helen Keller story — "The Miracle Worker" will be staged at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at C.L. Hoover Opera House, 135 W. 7th St. in Junction City. Cost: $17 for adults; $15 for military; $10 for students. Tickets and information: (785) 238-3906. Greening up — The Manhattan Area Garden Show will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, in Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park in Manhattan. Free. Information: (785) 537-6350. Home improvement — The Flint Hills Home Show will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Manhattan National Guard Armory, 721 Levee Drive in Manhattan. Cost: $5. Information: (785) 532-9080. Sharks and Jets — "West Side Story" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive in Lawrence. Cost: $46 for adults; $24 for students and youths. Tickets: (785) 864-2787. Classical music — The Russian National Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive in Lawrence. Cost: $44 for adults; $23 for students and youths. Tickets and information: (785) 864-2787. Bleeding Kansas — “The Big Divide: A Complete Guide to Historic and Civil War Sites in the Missouri-Kansas Border Region” will be presented by authors Diane Eickhoff and Aaron Barnhart at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, and “Bleeding Kansas: The Real Start of the Civil War” will be presented by Robert C. Jones, historian and president of the Kennesaw Historical Society in Georgia, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Constitution Hall State Historic Site, 319 Elmore in Lecompton. Suggested donation: $3. Information: (785) 887-6520. Home and garden — The Spring Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Anderson Building at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Emporia. Free. Information: (620) 342-1600. Original troupe — The Joe Goode Performance Group, featuring dance, song and spoken word, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $38 for general admission; $19 for students. Tickets and information: (785) 532-6428. Find more northeast Kansas events at

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Flint Hills balladeer Elmdale singer, songwriter celebrates the land, its people By Jan Biles

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EMPORIA — When Annie Wilson and her dog go hiking in the Flint Hills, she takes along index cards and a pen. As she hears the killdeer TALLGRASS calling, sees the bluestem blowing in a gentle wind or EXPRESS the spring burning, STRING BAND smells she jots down her thoughts To learn more about and feelings. Once home, she the Tallgrass Express begins to write the poetry that String Band, its CDs will eventually become lyrics and performance for the songs she performs schedule, go to www. with the Tallgrass Express String Band. Wilson, who co-owns Five Oaks Ranch near Elmdale and teaches language arts at Emporia High School, recently received a certificate from Gov. Sam Brownback recognizing her as a Flint Hills Balladeer for her efforts to share the beauty of the Flint Hills through words and music. "I was surprised," Wilson said of the recognition. "I am just totally amazed by it, and it's a dream come true." The Flint Hills Balladeer concept originated with Cottonwood Falls residents Jim and Elaine Adkins and Sue and Monty Smith, owners of the Emma Chase Cafe in Cottonwood Falls, where Wilson and the others members of Tallgrass Express — Charlie Laughridge, fiddle, Carl Reed, bass, and Jim Versch, mandolin — often perform. Wilson, who grew up in Wichita, said she was introduced to the Flint Hills as a child when she would spend summers at her grandparents' ranch west of Madison. "I was so enchanted with the Flint Hills," she said. After high school, Wilson left Kansas to complete an undergraduate degree at Tufts University in Massachusetts and then returned to earn a law degree from The University of Kansas School of Law. She and her husband, John Wilson, moved in 1978 to the Browning Ranch near Madison. She joined Shewmaker Law Offices, a law firm practicing in Eureka and Madison. It was during her appointment as a guardian ad litem that she decided she wanted to work with young people. She enrolled at Emporia State University to complete requirements for a teaching degree. In 1993, she and her husband moved to Five Oaks Ranch, where they raised three daughters. After teaching at public schools in Burlington and Madison and Butler County Community College in El Dorado and working as business manager for Tallgrass Beef in Elmdale, she was hired in 2000 to teach language arts at Emporia High School. Wilson, who doesn't read sheet music, began playing guitar when she was 11. However, she didn't perform professionally until her late 20s because she suffered from stage fright. At the Emma Chase Cafe’s Friday night jam sessions, she said she found a "nurturing atmosphere" where she could overcome her stage fright and


Singer-songwriter Annie Wilson, of Elmdale, recently was recognized by Gov. Sam Brownback as a Flint Hills Balladeer for her efforts to share the beauty of the Flint Hills through words and music. develop her skills. "I've been doing (the jam sessions) for 10 years," she said. Wilson said she began writing poetry in the early 1980s after she enrolled in a Kansas literature class taught by Washburn University English professor and author Tom Averill. Kansas poet Steven Hind also has mentored her through the years. She began using the poems inspired by her hikes in the Flint Hills as song lyrics about eight years ago, when she joined Tallgrass Express. Her topics range from ranching to the weather to wildflowers to American Indians. "I don't write the typical song about love, but I have endless material, " she said. "I try to get a melody that fits the mood. I write simple folk melodies that anyone can follow or play."

Since 2004, Wilson and Tallgrass Express have delivered more than 200 performances of Flint Hills music. Wilson has written more than 40 songs about life in the Flint Hills, many of which have been recorded on the band's three CDs: "Music of the Emma Chase" (2005), "Tallgrass Express Comes Back" (2007) and "Clean Curve of Hill Against the Sky: Songs of the Kansas Flint Hills" (2010). For the most recent CD, Wilson contributed 15 original songs and helped create a 20-page booklet of Flint Hills photographs and song notes for it. The CD was selected to promote the annual Symphony in the Flint Hills. Wilson said she hopes her music helps to celebrate and create awareness of the Flint Hills. "The Flint Hills — the land and the people — is a good thing in a troubled world," she said.


Axtell High School track taking shape AXTELL HIGH SCHOOL TRACK PROJECT

By Jan Biles


A couple of years ago, Axtell High School alumnus Ernest "Rocky" Rothfelder was surprised to learn his alma mater still didn't have a track — especially since the school's relay team had just won the state championship and its distance runners had a successful season. The high school track team practiced their running on the city's streets, which was a safety concern. Rothfelder, a retired Fort Worth trial lawyer who graduated from the high school in 1939, decided he wanted to change that. "I thought, ‘I want to put money up to buy the property,’ ” Rothfelder, 91, said during a recent phone call. "I just wanted to let them have a track if they were going to put so much effort in to win state. Just think what they can do with a real track." Brian Rottinghaus, an Axtell High history teacher, said he was the school's principal when Rothfelder contacted him and said he was willing to donate $25,000 toward the purchase of property to build a track. Rottinghaus said he began looking for property that would be about three acres and close to the high school. A year ago, he sent a mass email to patrons to draw attention to the land search. Last summer, the owners of two properties near the high school agreed to sell their land under market

To donate toward the construction of the Axtell High School track, mail checks in care of history teacher Brian Rottinghaus or head track coach Brenda Peschel at Axtell High School, 504 Pine St., Axtell, 66403.

photo courtesy of Prairie Hills USD 113

Area volunteers use tractors and heavy equipment to move dirt to create a track for the high school in Axtell. In the past, track team members had to run on the streets during practices. value. "In June, we got confirmation on the land, and Rocky said, ‘I'll write the check,’ ” Rottinghaus said. The Axtell Track Association, a state-approved LLC with tax-exempt status, was established to direct the track construction project, oversee donations and serve as the track's owner. The association is separate from the school and receives no funding from Prairie Hills Unified School District 113, which is com-

prised of schools in Axtell, Sabetha, Wetmore, Summerfield and Bern. Rottinghaus said the county closed the road between the two properties and local excavation companies and area farmers volunteered their time and equipment to level the land for the track. The former landowners also helped pay for the cost of diesel fuel. "On Jan. 28, they started doing the dirt work," he said, explaining at least eight tractors and several farmers and excavators showed up that day to help.

A sand or gravel surface will be applied as money becomes available. Rottinghaus said he expects the track to be ready for use this spring. "It symbolizes just how a community can come together to make a project like this happen, as well as the connection a small school can have (to a community)," he said. "They have an invested interest in it that builds from one generation to the next." Rothfelder, who returns to Axtell every five years for his class reunion, is no stranger to giving back to the high school. In 1999, he began donating $1,000 each year to one or two Axtell graduates enrolled at Washburn University, where he earned his law degree. In 2010, he donated $15,000 to establish a trust fund that could ensure Axtell graduates enrolled at Washburn or Kansas State University continued to receive the annual scholarships for at least 18 more years. "None of this would have happened without his donations," Rottinghaus said.



FEBRUARY 17, 2013 the capital-journal


Kansas workshare program praised More than 500

employers used state program at recession’s peak By Megan Hart


Kansas was ahead of the curve in paying to keep people in their jobs. Instead of paying people unemployment benefits when they lost their jobs, workshare programs make up some of the income people lose when their hours are cut, allowing companies to spread the pain instead of laying off workers. The Kansas program, which began in 2005, was one that predated the Great Recession. Several other states have added the programs during the economic downturn and since.

The program requires everyone to give up something. The state pays out some unemployment benefits to affected employees, though at a lower rate than if the employees were laid off. The employees are paid less than they would be if they worked their full hours. And the employer has to commit to pay the employees for a certain number of work hours. Inayat Noormohmad, chief economist at the Kansas Department of Labor, said the program allows employees to keep their jobs, and employers to hang on to workers with the skills they need until they are able to bring them back to a full-time schedule. “That’s one of the great programs we have and I wish more employers would take part in,” he said. “That’s a program where everybody comes out a winner.” The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that nationwide, these programs

Usage of workshare program in kansas

2007: 40 employers 2008: 136 employers 2009: 509 employers, 19,582 workers 2010: 305 employers 2011: 158 employers 2012: 118 employers Source: Kansas Department of Labor

saved 460,000 jobs since 2008. Under the Kansas program, the company or work unit targeted for hour reductions must have at least two employees, and at least 10 percent of the employees have to see their hours reduced. Hours must be reduced at least 20 percent for all affected employees, but can’t be reduced more than 40 percent. For someone working a typical 40hour week, that would mean their hours could be reduced to 24 to 32 hours. Workers with reduced hours are then

paid between 20 and 40 percent of the unemployment benefit they would be eligible for if laid off. It doesn’t completely replace the lost pay from reduced hours, because unemployment benefits typically equal about 40 percent of a worker’s ordinary salary. In 2007, only 40 employers used the program. Usage peaked in 2009, when 509 employers participated. Participation slid down over the next three years, to 118 in 2012. An employer can apply to use the program for multiple years, so it isn’t clear how many employers total took advantage of the partnership. Employees are limited to the 26 weeks of unemployment they could ordinarily collect, but reach that total more slowly because they only draw one or two days’ worth of unemployment in a week. Both private and public sector employees are eligible. Deb Scheibler, executive director of

Kansas WorkforceOne, said employees whose hours are reduced would do well to consider taking classes or seeking other experiences that will update their skills in the time they would ordinarily spend working, so they are prepared for any other changes their industry may face. Most Kansans in the workshare program returned to full employment when their employers’ sales started to recover, Scheibler said, but even if someone were to subsequently lose a job, the time they continued to work reduced hours still would have been valuable. “I think it’s always good to keep their work history current,” she said. “The other piece that’s fantastic about workshare is that they get to keep their benefits.” Megan Hart can be reached at megan. or (785) 295-5659. Follow her on Twitter @meganhartMC.

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Tonya Hatina, a hyperbaric oxygen technician at St. Francis Health Center’s Advanced Wound Center, explains the hyperbaric chamber that is used in the treatment of wounds that don’t heal on their own.

Treating more wounds Local hospitals boost capacities of treatment centers By Megan Hart

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Both Topeka hospitals have expanded their wound treatment centers as more people struggle to heal, and fewer resign themselves to living with pain and infections. Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center moved its wound center to a new location in July so it could treat more patients, and St. Francis Health Center’s clinic expanded its hours to take patients five days per week instead of one. Wound centers don’t deal with injuries in the acute stage. Newly injured people should still go to an emergency room or their primary care doctor, depending on the severity of the problem. What the centers do is treat the minority of people whose bodies don’t heal themselves following an injury. If a wound isn’t making good progress toward healing within four weeks, a doctor may refer the person for treatment at a wound center, said Cammie Landholm, program director of St. Francis’ Advanced Wound Center, 634 S.W. Mulvane St., Suite 100. “We don’t see the easy cases,” she said. Stormont-Vail moved its WoundCare Center from the corner of S.W. 6th and Frazier to 823 S.W. Mulvane St. in July, because the need for wound treatment had outgrown the space available within the diabetes center where it was previously housed, StormontVail spokeswoman Nancy Burkhardt said. The larger space allowed the center to bring in a second hyperbaric oxygen chamber. The wound center has been in operation about eight years. St. Francis has had a wound clinic for 14


Listen to Gladys Thorsell, clinic manager of St. Francis’ Advanced Wound Center, talk about the treatment of difficult-to-heal wounds.

years, Landholm said, but it was only open one day a week until January, when it switched to offering treatment five days a week. An aging population and higher rates of diabetes have both increased the number of wounds that aren’t healing on their own, she said. “You’re seeing more and more wounds,” she said. Burkhardt said she believed more prompt diagnosis and referral for treatment is part of the reason for the increase in wounds. People with diabetes are more likely to develop wounds that resist healing because the disease inhibits the body’s system of rebuilding itself. People whose nerves were damaged by high blood sugar also may not experience pain from an injury, so that they don’t get prompt care to limit and treat the injury. As of 2009, about 9.3 percent of Shawnee County residents had been diagnosed with diabetes, according to a report from the Kansas Diabetes Action Council. The actual percentage may be higher, because some people live with diabetes for years without realizing it. That year, 1,206 people with diabetes were hospitalized with lower-limb wounds in Kansas, and 571 required at least partial amputation. It isn’t clear how many other hard-toheal wounds occurred in Kansas without diabetes as a contributing factor. The problem is additionally complicated

because people with diabetes in Kansas are statistically more likely to have a low income, to lack education beyond high school and to have a disability. In the past, people were less likely to seek treatment for chronic wounds, said St. Francis clinic manager Gladys Thorsell, a registered nurse. Some people would attempt to treat their own wounds, going to a doctor only when an infection develops, she said. The doctor typically would give the patient an antibiotic, which would treat the infection but wouldn’t heal the wound, so the patient would be back with another infection in the future. “They might have these wounds 10, 20 years and they think this is the way it has to be,” she said. Left untreated, wounds may become infected badly enough that they require amputation. “We’re really in the business of saving limbs,” Landholm said. Fortunately, there are possible treatments for wounds that don’t heal on their own. Both St. Francis and Stormont-Vail offer hyperbaric oxygen chambers, which surround a person in 100 percent oxygen at as much as two or three times ordinary air pressure. The air we breathe, by contrast, contains about 20 percent oxygen, with most of the rest of it composed of nitrogen. The extra oxygen prompts the body to build blood vessels at the site of the wound, speeding healing. Patients have to wear 100 percent cotton scrubs while being treated and can’t bring in electronic devices, jewelry or even wear socks Please see WOUNDS, Page 7B


BOOK DRIVE SCHOOL CAFE Kansas Avenue Market is Topeka Unified School trying to collect 1,000 books by District 501 recently opened March 9 to donate to the the Kanza Cafe to Topeka Boys & Girls provide meals Club and the Topeka and learning Rescue Mission’s experiences. Hope Center, which The cafe, 2701 houses women and S.E. East Circle families. Books for Drive, is located children from infancy in the Kanza through adolescence Education and will be accepted, MEGAN Science Park off though Dr. Seuss HART MacVicar Avenue. books are especially The cafe is open weekdays requested. from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. New or gently used books For breakfast, it serves eggs, can be dropped off at HHB pancakes, breakfast meats, BBQ and Blended for Better hash browns and baked goods. Health, 720 S. Kansas Ave.; The lunch menu includes Hazel Hill Chocolate, 724 S. sandwiches, burgers, pizza, a Kansas Ave.; Barnes & Noble, salad bar and soups and chili. 6130 S.W. 17th St.; Baker’s In addition to serving the Dozen, 4310 S.W. 21st St.; general public, the cafe Hanover Pancake House, 1034 prepares more than 1,600 S. Kansas Ave.; Party America, meals for Capital City School, 2010 S.W. Westport Drive; and Hope Street Academy, Pine Dean’s Books, 420 S.E. 29th St. Ridge Prep, Holy Family and 1426 S. Kansas Ave. Catholic School, Christ the King Elementary School, JUICE, RAW FOODS BAR Topeka Lutheran School and Topeka Juice Garden is Meals on Wheels. expected to open March 16 at Topeka USD 501 employees 5618 S.W. 29th St. run the cafe, but students The cafe and juice bar will designed the logo and helped serve vegetable and fruit juices, market the business, district smoothies, caffeine-free teas spokesman Ron Harbaugh and coffee-like beverages, said. In the future, the district salads, soup, homemade ice plans to offer classes on cream and “raw pies.” Callrestaurant and event manageahead orders will be accepted ment, he said. Student artists and take-home jars of two also have the chance to display days’ worth of juice are their work in the cafe. available. For more information, call Co-owner Jane Tetuan said it the district, (785) 295-3000. will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first day, with samples, ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS prizes, a cooking lesson and a Ernst & Young is seeking speaker from Hallelujah Acres, nominations for its entreprea group that combines an neur of the year awards. organic, vegan diet with Companies must be at least Christian theology. three years old to be eligible. Tetuan, who is a certified Business founders are eligible nutrition counselor, said she for the awards, as are the happened upon Hallelujah current leaders of multi-generAcres and began following a ational family businesses and raw food diet when she was CEOs who transformed a searching for natural treatpreviously existing company. ments for the breast cancer she Entrepreneurs can nominate was diagnosed with in 2003. themselves, or be nominated The raw food movement is by others. based on the idea that cooking Nominations are due March destroys enzymes the body 8. Winners will be announced needs to be healthy, causing at a gala in Overland Park June cancer and other chronic 20. Regional winners are then conditions, and that juices are in the running for national one of the best sources of entrepreneurship awards in nutrition because nutrients November, and the national don’t have to go through the winner will represent the digestion process. Tetuan also United States at World approaches nutrition from a Entrepreneur of the Year spiritual perspective, based on awards in Monaco in 2014. the idea that God gave people For more information or to raw fruits, vegetables and nuts nominate someone, contact as a way of healing themselves. Ann Scharkey, ann.scharkey@ Some people report better or (314) 290-1172. Please see BUSINESS, Page 7B Online nominations can be filed







Haven Byrne has been named bank manager of Landmark National Bank in Auburn. Byrne, who has been with Landmark since 2008, previously was a personal banking Haven Byrne officer and teller supervisor. She began her banking career 13 years ago as a teller. Byrne succeeds Debra Debra Tucker Tucker, vice president, who is focusing on her expanding commercial and agricultural lending customer base in Topeka, Auburn and Osage City. Tucker has 33 years of banking experience, including 26 years with Landmark.

Doug Von Feldt recently was awarded a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification by the Center for Organizational Excellence at Washburn University and in affiliation with the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce and Go Topeka. The Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt award is the highest level of certification in the organizational development industry and is regarded as a major milestone achievement.

NEW FACES Gary D. Knoll, CPA, recently joined the firm of Berberich Trahan & Co. in Topeka. Knoll, who has more than 35 years of experience in the field of public accounting, specializes in individual, business and Gary Knoll trust income tax, as well as business consulting. His office is located at 3630 S.W. Burlingame Road, and he can be reached at (785) 234-3427.

Mike Day, executive vice president at Denison State Bank, was elected to the bank’s board of directors in January. Day has been employed at the bank for 15 years as a senior loan officer specializing in agriculture lending. In addition, Bill Nichols was elected board secretary. He joined the bank in 2012 as general counsel and assistant compliance officer. Directors re-elected were Jim Birkbeck (chairman), Paula Taylor, Patrick Birkbeck, Dean Tuley, Les Brandt, Carroll Williams and Russell Riederer.

BUSINESS CHANGES Child Care Aware of Northeast & North Central Kansas recently relocated its Topeka office to 1100 S.W. Wanamaker Road, Suite 101. The agency, formerly known as ERC, can be contacted at (785) 357-5171 or through its website at

RECOGNITION Eric Showalter, a collision repair instructor at Washburn Tech, received the Lon Baudoux

Instructor of the Year award for the South Central Region at last month’s 2013 I-CAR Regional Volunteer and Instructor Conference in South Padre Island, Texas. In addition, the Topeka/Lawrence I-CAR Committee, which is chaired by Jeff Haller, of Briggs Collision Repair in Lawrence, received Gold Committee Recognition for the South Central Region for its commitment to providing needed training to the collision repair industry. I-CAR (InterIndustry Conference on Auto Collision Repair) is an international, not-for-profit training organization focusing on helping the industry achieve a high level of technical training. The South Central Region includes Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Steve Briman, who recently retired from the engineering and technology solutions firm of Bartlett & West, received the 2012 Executive of the Year award from the Sales and Marketing Executives of Topeka at a banquet Tuesday at Topeka Country Club. The award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the well-being of northeast Kansans, and executive level recipients demonstrate a unique accomplishment during the year honored while making a positive impact on commerce in Topeka and the surrounding area. Phil Menninger, who has served as editor of the Topeka Lions Club’s weekly newsletter, The Topeka Tattler, for the past seven years, recently was awarded fourth place in the Kansas Lions’ annual Newsletter Merit Awards Program. Men-

Wounds: New technology helps Continued from Page 6B

with elastic in them because static sparks could lead to fire in a high-oxygen environment. Patients lie on their backs, either flat or with the head slightly elevated, on a gurney, which then slides into the chamber. Most patients sleep, technician Tonya Hatina said, though they can also watch TV and talk to her. She stays with the patient during the entire dive, in case they experience anxiety or a medical problem, and a physician also attends. A doctor prescribes the level of pressure for the patient’s oxygen therapy, and how long he or she should be under in a single “dive,”

Hatina said. Most patients are treated five times per week for at least 30 days. Though the chamber is transparent, some people have trouble with claustrophobia, Hatina said. She tries to mitigate that by talking to people about their families and interests, and pointing out to people that she turns the oxygen on before locking the chamber. “Most of the time that’s something I can talk them through,” she said. In some cases, a limb can’t be saved, Hatina said, but oxygen treatments before the amputation increase the odds that the amputation site will heal and more of the limb won’t have to be

removed in the future. Another possible treatment is to use synthetic skin. The substitute skin adheres to a wound to keep infections out, sort of like a much more advanced Band Aid. The goal, Thorsell said, is not only to treat the wound a patient has now, but to teach him or her to better manage any chronic conditions they have and to prevent future injuries. “You can’t just treat the wound without looking at their nutrition, their home environment,” she said. Megan Hart can be reached at or (785) 295-5659. Follow her on Twitter @meganhartMC.

Business: Cafe offers healthier food Continued from Page 6B

health after switching to a raw foods diet, but there have been no long-term or large-scale studies on it. Some doctors question whether people can get all of the necessary nutrients that way from the raw diet, since some vitamins and minerals aren’t found in plant-based foods, and point to some

vegetables whose nutrients can be better absorbed after cooking. Tetuan, who owns Topeka Juice Garden with her husband Al and friends Cheryl and Rene Garcia, said they practice a primarily raw foods diet, with about 20 percent cooked foods. All of the cafe and juice bar products are organic and vegan, with no added sugar. They also offer help and a transition plan

for people who are interested in moving toward a raw food lifestyle, she said. “We don’t try to tell people you have to do this, you have to give up your eggs,” she said. For more information, visit Megan Hart can be reached at or (785) 295-5659. Follow her on Twitter @meganhartMC.

ninger received a $25 prize. Capitol Federal Savings Bank received the Kansas Chamber’s 2013 Ad Astra Award at the organization’s annual dinner Feb. 5 in Topeka. The award is presented to one business each year that exemplifies both business and civic excellence within the state.

MISCELLANEOUS The Kansas Department of Transportation is accepting nominations for the 2013 People Saving People Award. Nominations of individuals, a program/ project or an organization can be submitted by email, mail or fax, and must be received by 8 a.m. Monday, March 4. Information and nomination forms are available at or by calling (785) 296-3618. The Better Business Bureau Foundation is

accepting applications from high school seniors throughout the Kansas Plains for its Scott Mecham Student of Integrity Awards. In 2013, two students from the Kansas Plains area will receive $2,000 college scholarships. The application guide with full details and required forms can be downloaded at For more information, contact communications director Margo Riekes at (402) 898-8526, (800) 649-6814, ext. 8526, or mriekes@ The application deadline is March 8. Naismith Hall at The University of Kansas has been acquired by the Bromley Companies, a real estate development and investment company based in New York City. Bromley is planning a number of upgrades to the 504-bed student residence hall in 2013, and has launched a new website for Naismith Hall at

The 2013 Kansas Housing Conference steering committee is seeking speaker and session suggestions for this year’s conference, scheduled for Aug. 27-29 in Lawrence. Any individual, group, business or organization can email presentation suggestions to Catherine Couch at the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation — — by March 15.

CALENDAR TUESDAY, FEB. 26 Association of Women Entrepreneurs, 11:45 a.m., Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library (Hughes Meeting Room 205), 1515 S.W. 10th. Speaker: Scott Day, owner of Day Insurance Solutions, will discuss ObamaCare and how it will impact businesses and health care. Nonmembers welcome. Information: Lyla Ralston Accardi, (785) 235-9144.









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FUNDRAISERS Don Akin Memorial Soup Supper, 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, Mother Teresa of Calcutta Church, 2014 N.W. 46th. Chili, potato and broccoli soups, with cinnamon rolls. Cost: Donation. Proceeds benefit the Mother Teresa Widow’s Fund.


Early conclave possible The Associated Press VATICAN CITY — The Vatican raised the possibility Saturday that the conclave to elect the next pope might start sooner than March 15, the earliest date possible under current rules that require a 15-to-20 day waiting period after the papacy becomes vacant. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said that Vatican rules on papal succession are open to interpretation and that “this is a question that people are discussing.” Any change to the law itself would have to be approved by the pope before he resigns. But if Vatican officials determine that the matter is just a question of interpreting the existing law, “it is possible that church authorities can prepare a proposal to be taken up by the cardinals on the first day after the papal vacancy” to move up the start of the conclave, Lombardi said. The 15-to-20 day waiting period is in place to allow time for all cardinals who don’t live in Rome to arrive, under the usual circumstance of a pope dying. But in this case the cardinals already know that this pontificate will end Feb. 28, with the resig-

nation of Pope Benedict XVI, and therefore can get to Rome in plenty of time to take part in the conclave, Lombardi said.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Family to Family workshop, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, Countryside United Methodist Church (Room 4), 3221 S.W. Burlingame Road. Free. Information: Susan Reynolds, 266-4583, or Marilyn Rowland, M.S. and Friends, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 (weather permitting), Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (enter through east door), 2012 S.W. 29th. Information or RSVP: Donna, 266-7383. Veterans’ Stoke Survivor and Caregiver Support Group, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center (Building 3, first floor, Room A-101), 2200 S.W. Gage Blvd. Information: 350-4386. Managers of Volunteer Engagement, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, Easter Seals Capper Foundation, 3500 S.W. 10th. Information: Suz McIver, 232-2044 or smciver@ Topeka Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, Valeo Behavioral Healthcare Building, 330 S.W. Oakley. Information: Jessica, 806-4276. Celebrate Recovery, for adults 18 and older, meal 6 p.m., program 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, First Southern Baptist Church (enter off parking lot), 1912 S.W. Gage Blvd. Cost: $4 per meal. Child care available for 6th grade and younger 6:45 to 9:45 p.m. Information: www.

PARKS AND RECREATION Shawnee County Parks and Recreation is offering a new session of fitness and dance classes beginning the week of Feb. 18 at Crestview Community Center, 4801 S.W. Shunga Drive. For information on class dates, times and fees, contact the community center at 368-2448, or register online at or at any SCPR facility.

WORKSHOPS Horse Sense Workshop, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, Topeka Roundup Club, 7843 S.W. 37th (1/2 mile east of Auburn Road). Information and registration (by Monday, Feb. 18): www.hodgeman.ksu. edu/doc42495.ashx, or 267-5721, ext. 3, or judy@


Inside today Blues win; Ichabods fall


Jayhawks smother Longhorns by 26 points By Austin Meek

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Kansas’ Jeff Withey, left, and Kevin Young, right, battle with Texas’ Conner Lammert for control of the ball Saturday night.

LAWRENCE — Mario Chalmers was in the house in case Kansas needed a miracle re-enactment. So too was ESPN’s A-team (Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps and Co.), a blue-chip recruit (Julius Randle), a member of the Obama cabinet (Kathleen Sebelius) and enough KU alumni to start an NBA franchise, giving Allen Fieldhouse a big-game feel reminiscent of past KU-Texas clashes. These aren’t Kevin Durant’s Longhorns, though. Bevo straggled in with an 11-13 record, and the big game wasn’t much of a game at all. The 14th-ranked Jayhawks smothered Texas 73-47 Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse to improve to 21-4 and maintain the three-

On TV today

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ESPN GAMEDAY: ESPN’s Digger Phelps has fond memories of Allen Fieldhouse. Page 5D SUPER MARIO MOMENT: Mario Chalmers relishes the moment as his jersey is retired. Page 6D

Heavenly performance Wildcats’ Rodriguez bests Bears’ Jackson By Ken Corbitt


MANHATTAN — As a free throw by Angel Rodriguez made its way through the net with less than four minutes remaining in the game, a fan broke the silence in Bramlage Coliseum yelling, “You’re the man, Angel!” He certainly was this night. Rodriguez, Kansas State’s sophomore point guard, outdueled Baylor’s Pierre Jackson, the Big 12 Conference preseason player of the year. Rodriguez scored a career-high 22 points with 10 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals to lead the No. 10 Wildcats to an 81-61 victory Saturday. “The coaches and my team-

mates challenged me because he doesn’t only score, he also makes plays for others,” Rodriguez said. “He’s very fast so I tried to stay in front of him as much as possible. “I challenged myself. I take pride when I play defense. He leads the league in scoring and assists and I want him to get stats below his average. I got that today so I’m happy about that.” Jackson scored seven points, 12 under his average, with nine assists and five turnovers. “Angel was phenomenal,” Baylor coach Scott Drew said. “He looked like an All-American. Pierre is as good a guard as there is Please see WILDCATS, Page 6D

Henriquez shows he can be big for K-State


Angel Rodriguez, right, turned in a double-double Saturday against A.J. Walton and Baylor, scoring a game-high 22 points and dishing 10 assists in the No. 10 Wildcats’ 81-61 victory.

MANHATTAN — The message 81-61, in Bramlage Coliseum. for Jordan Henriquez was not so Could it be the start of a big much about the lengthy matchstretch run? Maybe something ups Baylor presented. like J.O. enjoyed Instead, the senior toward the end of last center for Kansas State season? was told to glance at a In the three calendar. postseason games Not all that much K-State played then, remains of the he recorded 51 points basketball season, yet and 40 rebounds, Henriquez has rarely beginning with a KEVIN fulfilled his potential. monstrous 22 points HASKIN Until Saturday. He and 14 boards in a not only scored in double figures Big 12 Tournament loss. Against for the first time this season but Baylor, no less. recorded a double-double with “I hope and pray. It would be 10 points and 10 rebounds as the Wildcats throttled the Bears, Please see HASKIN, Page 6D

Hayden finishes second thanks to three event wins

NBA All-Star Game, at Houston, 7 p.m., TNT

Index Briefly, baseball, golf... 2D Regional wrestling ..... 3D State swimming ........ 4D College basketball ..... 5D College basketball....... 6D College basketball....... 7D Scoreboard................. 8D Outdoors..................... 9D

Schmidt tops 500

freestyle, helps out in two relay wins By Brent Maycock


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way tie atop the Big 12 standings. For many fans, the highlight of the night was seeing Chalmers’ No. 15 jersey unveiled in the rafters. Chalmers, the hero of KU’s 2008 national title game and the author of a shot now memorialized in a mural outside the KU locker room, soaked in the adoration during a halftime ceremony. “Man, it feels good to be back in the Fieldhouse,” he said. Once the ceremony was complete, KU fans watched another No. 15 — Elijah Johnson — show signs of emerging from a miserable slump. Kansas retires jerseys, not numbers — Bud Stallworth and Jo Jo White also wore

#10 kansas state 81, baylor 61

WU baseball wins opener Washburn’s baseball team opened the season by beating Truman State 14-8 on Saturday, using a six-run eighth inning to secure the victory. The Ichabods jumped to a 5-0 lead, but the Bulldogs slowly picked away at the lead. Truman tied the game at 8-all with a run in the eighth. Parker Gibson led off the bottom of the eighth with a single and made his way home on a sacrifice, a balk and a wild pitch. Dakota Kell, Richard Swan and Payton Soicher each had RBIs. Taylor Herrington went 4-for-4 and scored four runs with an RBI. All-MIAA first baseman Brad Alberts was 3-for-4 and Kell and Kyle Carnahan had three hits each. WU had 16 hits in all. Corey Anthony was the winner with three innings of relief. He gave up two runs and four hits. Dan Gabler went the first five innings, giving up six earned runs after allowing no runs the first two innings. Ceasar Brown pitched the ninth, giving up a single. The teams will wrap up the series with a 1 p.m. doubleheader Sunday at Falley Field. The Capital-Journal


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Big-time feel yields big victory

No. 25 Washburn men fall at Northwest Missouri in final seconds; No. 6 Lady Blues cruise. Page 7D

MEN’S STANDINGS Team Big 12 All Kansas 9-3 21-4 Kansas State 9-3 20-5 Oklahoma St. 9-3 19-5 Iowa State 7-5 17-8 Oklahoma 7-5 16-8 Baylor 7-5 16-9 West Virginia 6-6 13-12 Texas 3-9 11-14 Texas Tech 2-10 9-14 TCU 1-11 10-15 Results Saturday n #14 Kansas 73, Texas 47 n #10 Kansas State 81, Baylor 61 n #17 Oklahoma State 84, Oklahoma 79 (OT) n Iowa State 87, TCU 53 n West Virginia 66, Texas Tech 64



Hayden’s John-Martin Schmidt celebrates with teammate Ryan France after winning the 500 freestyle Saturday at the Class 5-1A state swim meet at Capitol Federal Natatorium.

Given Hayden’s rich athletic tradition, there aren’t many Wildcats programs still capable of accomplishing something that hasn’t been done before. Thanks to a trio of state titles at Saturday’s Class 5-1A state swimming and diving championships, the list shrank by one.

Hayden won two relays and saw John-Martin Schmidt strike individual gold as the Wildcats racked up 199 points to place second at Capitol Federal Natatorium. Only Shawnee Mission South, which dropped down from Class 6A this season, stood between the Wildcats and their first state swimming title, scoring 236 points — 51 of which came from a 1-2-5 finish in diving. As it was, Hayden — with no divers — still claimed its first state swimming trophy, slipping

by Maize South for the runnerup spot with a victory in the final race of the day. “It’s really rewarding,” Hayden senior Ryan France said. “When I came in (as a freshman), we were lucky to even get in the top 10. Coming so far and winning championships, I’ve just really been able to see this team grow the past few years, especially with the introduction of club swimmers.” Hayden gave a hint it could be Please see HAYDEN, Page 4D






Ex-Royal Greinke managing anxiety

Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas moves into position to catch a ball during a spring training workout Saturday in Surprise, Ariz. The Royals will open their spring training schedule against the Rangers at 2:05 p.m. on Friday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BRIEFLY LOCAL & STATE ROADRUNNERS HOLD OFF WILDCATS, 4-3: The Topeka RoadRunners scored two early goals in the second period back-toback to take a 2-1 lead, then scored another two in a row to hold off Wichita Falls 4-3 on Saturday night at Wichita Falls. The first period was scoreless, but first Wichita Falls and then Topeka — by Sean Gaffney and Trace Strahle — scored goals as the goalies were under siege. The Wildcats’ Kyle Bauman scored a powerplay goal to tie the game at 2-2 at the end of the second period. The Runners’ Kyle Sharkey scored 23 seconds into the third period and Tyler Andrew added another 19 seconds later. Eliot Grauer added a goal for Wichita Falls late in the third to pull his team closer. K-STATE BASEBALL FALLS TO THE CITADEL: The Kansas State baseball team lost 10-8 on Saturday to The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. The Wildcats trailed 8-1 at the end of the fourth before rallying back with two runs in the fifth, three in the sixth and two more in the ninth but it wasn’t enough. Joe Flattery took the loss giving up seven runs (five earned) in two innings. Jared King had two hits and three RBIs for K-State. KU SOFTBALL FALLS TO AUBURN: A five-run bottom of the sixth propelled the Auburn softball team to an 8-5 win against Kansas on Saturday in Auburn, Ala. Kansas led 3-0 in the third before Auburn answered with single runs in the third, fourth and fifth before breaking it open in the sixth. Kelsey Kessler took the loss for KU while Mariah Montgomery had three hits, including a home run.

MISCELLANEOUS PISTORIUS’ UNCLE SAYS ATHLETE ‘NUMB WITH SHOCK’: Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is “numb with shock, as well as grief” after the shooting death of his model girlfriend at his home in South Africa, the runner’s uncle said Saturday, as his family “strongly refutes” that he planned to kill her. Arnold Pistorius spoke with The Associated Press and two other South African journalists about his nephew’s arrest for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot four times on the morning of Valentine’s Day. WRESTLING PRESIDENT QUITS AFTER OLYMPIC OMISSION: The president of the international wrestling federation has quit in the wake of the IOC’s decision to remove the sport from the 2020 Olympics. Raphael Martinetti’s resignation was announced Saturday at the FILA executive committee meeting in Phuket, Thailand. The Swiss had been in the position since 2002. On Tuesday, the executive board of the International Olympic Committee dumped wrestling from its guaranteed berth in future Summer games, forcing the sport to compete for a spot on the program. HUNTER VOTED OUT AS HEAD OF NBA PLAYERS UNION: Billy Hunter was ousted unanimously as executive director of the union by NBA players who said Saturday they will “no longer be divided, misled, misinformed.” Hunter had led the union since 1996, guiding the players through three collective bargaining agreements and helping bring their average salaries to more than $5 million, highest in team sports. But a review cited him for a number of conflicts of interests and poor choices that led the players to remove him. U.S. TEEN SHIFFRIN WINS WORLD SLALOM TITLE: American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest women’s slalom world champion in 39 years Saturday. At the age of 17 years, 340 days, Shiffrin beat all of her more experienced rivals to earn the U.S. Ski Team its fourth gold and fifth medal overall at the worlds, more than any other nation. MICHIGAN STATE OC LEAVING TO BECOME SAINTS RB COACH: The New Orleans Saints have hired Michigan State offensive coordinator Dan Roushar to coach running backs and reassigned Bret Ingalls to overseeing the offensive line. In a move announced by the team on Saturday, Ingalls takes over an offensive line that had worked since 2008 under Aaron Kromer, who left after the 2012 season to become Chicago’s offensive coordinator. NFL VETERAN HIRED TO COACH CORNERBACKS AT NEVADA: Nevada coach Brian Polian has completed his on-field coaching staff with the hiring of an NFL veteran to coach cornerbacks. Ricky Thomas comes to Nevada after coaching last season at Georgia State and 15 seasons before that in the NFL.


At Oklahoma St. 8 p.m. Wed.

TCU 3 p.m. Saturday

At Iowa State 8 p.m. Feb. 25


WEST VIRGINIA 8 p.m. Monday

At Texas 7 p.m. Saturday

TEXAS TECH 6 p.m. Feb. 25


NEB.-KEARNEY 7:30 p.m. Thurs.

FORT HAYS ST. 7 p.m. Saturday

At Emporia State 7 p.m. Feb. 28


NEB.-KEARNEY 5:30 p.m. Thurs.

FORT HAYS ST. 5 p.m. Saturday

At Emporia State 7 p.m. Feb. 27


Former Royal Zack Greinke left spring training in 2006 to deal with an anxiety disorder that bothered him for years. Now a pitcher for the Dodgers, Greinke is at ease in the spotlight.

Pitcher coming to grips with attention The Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — Anxiety held sway over Zack Greinke since before high school, gnawing at his insides, leaving him with what felt like no escape from his fears. The dread became worse as attention grew for the star pitcher, reaching a pinnacle seven years ago, when he walked away from baseball. Now? Barely a blip on his psyche. Certainly, anxiety is there, and probably always will be, lurking in the back of his mind. It’s just not an all-encompassing feeling anymore. Even as he prepares to pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers, one of baseball’s best-known franchises in one of the nation’s largest population centers, Greinke can keep anxiety at bay. “I don’t think about it at all. I don’t get stressed by it,” Greinke said Friday from the Dodgers’ spring training facility. “It’s just something that was a problem before, but it isn’t now. I’m sure it could be somewhere in the future, but it’s not anything that affects me.” Anxiety grew for Greinke as he made his way through professional baseball and boiled over in 2006, when he left the Kansas City Royals during spring training for treatment of social anxiety disorder. He nearly stayed away for good. Growing up, Greinke was taught to do what he wanted to do, so when the anxiety made playing baseball a chore, he took the lesson to an extreme level by looking for an exit from the game that had made him famous. “That was kind of my thought: why am I putting myself through torture when I don’t really want to do it?” he said. “I enjoy playing, but I didn’t enjoy anything else about it, so I was like, I’ll go do something I want to do, that I have a passion for and that was my thought process when I left.” Greinke did return, though, pitched at DoubleA Wichita and worked his way back to the majors by September. Three years later, he turned himself into one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball, winning the 2009 AL Cy Young Award. After a so-so 2010 season, Greinke was traded to Milwaukee and spent two seasons with the Brewers and a half-season with the Angels before signing a six-year, $147 million deal with the freespending Dodgers this offseason. Greinke managed to handle his rise in fame and the attention that goes with it by taking Zoloft,

an antidepressant used by millions of people. Save for a short period in 2007 when he changed up his medication routine and had a few problems, it’s worked perfectly. “It wasn’t that hard after I got the medicine,” Greinke said. “The medicine was the greatest thing ever. I may have gotten lucky and found the right one. The only problem I have with it is that it makes me a little tired, but not real tired. That’s the only complaint I have. I know it’s not always that easy, but for me it was. I was lucky with that.” Greinke still doesn’t enjoy the fame that comes from being so good at throwing a baseball. Naturally reticent, he will fulfill his media duties, but rarely does more than he has to. Fans want to talk to him? That’s fine, but his preference would be that they don’t. Same thing with teammates. He’s fine with having a real conversation if someone wants to have one, but doesn’t want to talk just for the sake of talking. “I like learning stuff, but I don’t want to talk about nothing or less than nothing,” he said. “If it’s something important, I’m fine with it, but if it’s hey Zack, how was your day? ‘My day was good.’ That’s going to be my answer. I don’t know how it gets any deeper than that. Does someone ask that and they actually tell them how their day went, what really happens? I have no interest in that.” Greinke’s past problems with anxiety and his reserved nature were never an issue for the Dodgers. “I didn’t know really what to expect when we met with him in the winter,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Once we met with him, it really was a non-issue. He was upfront with the issues and how he deals with it. It never became something we really worry about.” It’s still early in spring training, but Greinke seems to be fitting in with his new team. On Friday, he sat at his locker chatting with a couple of teammates who came by. He’s also shown off his chops as a baseball junkie, chatting with Mattingly about players in the organization and the team’s recent draft. “It takes all types, it really does,” Mattingly said. “Some guys are going to be funny, some guys are going to be loud, some are going to be quiet. There’s just different guys. Matt Kemp is going to be different than a Carl Crawford, but it takes all types to make a club.”

All-Stars sharing busy weekend The Associated Press HOUSTON — Many of the fathers in this year’s crop of AllStars brought their children along as they moved through Saturday’s jam-packed schedule. Several members of both teams had their sons and daughters with them as they met with the media before practice for Sunday night’s game. New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, with his young son Kiyan on his lap, lit up when asked what it meant for him to share this weekend with his boy. “This is for him,” he said. “We do this for our kids and our family. Of course we enjoy it, but we want them to enjoy it. That’s why we bring them up here and try to do as much as possible with them. This is something that they’ll never forget.” Kiyan, who wore a Knicks shirt and oversized baseball cap with the word “EAST” on it, was quiet the entire time Anthony spoke. “He’s going to talk about it later on,” Anthony said, nudging the boy. “He’s shy right now. He loves basketball. He can name all these players and their stats, what they do.” Kiyan finally broke his silence when asked to reveal his favorite player besides his father. He paused for a couple of seconds before quietly saying “LeBron,” and smiling to reveal a grin that was missing its two front teeth. Some of the kids at the event weren’t as patient as Kiyan. The son of Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul let his father know when he was ready to go. “Daddy, we’re done,” the boy exclaimed near the end of the interview. Paul talked for another minute or so while the boy went back behind the curtain, then returned and threw his credential down. Ross beats Evans in dunk contest: Toronto rookie Terrence Ross beat defending champion Jeremy Evans to win the slam-dunk contest during All-Star Saturday night. The 6-foot-6 Ross jumped over a ball boy, whipped the ball between his legs and threw down a one-handed slam to clinch the victory. Earlier, Ross donned a Vince Carter jersey, took a lob from high-school teammate Terrence Jones off the edge of the backboard, spun in the air, and then slammed home another one-hander. Evans jumped over a painted portrait of himself and hurdled Dallas forward Dahntay Jones for a dunk in his final round. Ross earned 58 percent of the fan vote in the championship round. The first round was judged by former Houston Rockets Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler, Dikembe Mutombo, Rudy Tomjanovich and Yao Ming.

GOLF ROUNDUP Haas shoots 64 to take lead at Riviera LOS ANGELES — Bill Haas had another bogey-free round at Riviera on Saturday for a 7-under 64 — the best round of the day by three shots — that gave him a three-stroke lead going into the final round of the Northern Trust Open. On a warm afternoon off Sunset Boulevard that made the greens even faster, Haas turned in a remarkable score. The key was a seven-hole stretch in the middle of his round that he played in 6-under par, including a 60-foot pitch that dropped for eagle on the scary par-4 10th hole. He was at 12-under 201 and will try to become only the eighth back-to-back winner in the 76-year history of this tournament. All he cares about Sunday is winning. “It’s very difficult in this game to just pull away from the rest of the field,” Haas said. “You’ve only seen a few guys ever really do that, and those are guys like Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson. So I think I’ve just got to stay in the moment, don’t let my emotions get the best of me.”


Bill Haas shot a 7-under 64 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead over Webb Simpson heading into Sunday’s final round. A year ago, Haas was two shots behind going into the final round and wound up winning in a playoff over Mickelson and Keegan Bradley. This time, he has a comfortable margin over U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson and former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, who each thought they did well for a 68. John Merrick bogeyed the 18th

hole for a 70 and joined Simpson and Schwartzel at 9-under 204. Luke Donald overcame a sloppy start — three bogeys in a six-hole stretch — with four birdies on the back nine to salvage a 70 that put him four shots behind, along with Fredrik Jacobson (72). CHAMPIONS TOUR — At Naples, Fla., Bernhard Langer shot a 2-under 70 to take a three-shot

lead after the second round of the Champions Tour’s ACE Group Classic. Langer, who had a 10-under 62 in the first round, picked up where he left off with a birdie on his first hole. He made 11 straight pars after that, birdied No. 13, and had a par on the last five holes in windy conditions. He is at 12-under 132. Taiwan’s Chien Soon Lu and Tom Pernice Jr., who was runner-up last week in Boca Raton, Fla., are tied for second at 9-under 135. WOMEN’S AUSTRALIAN OPEN — At Canberra, Australia, Jiyai Shin of South Korea and 15-yearold amateur Lydia Ko both shot rounds of three-under 70 to surge six shots clear of the field heading into the final day. South Korean-born, New Zealand-based Ko jumped to an early lead at Royal Canberra with birdies on the 2nd, 4th and 6th holes. She allowed Shin to retake a share of the lead with bogeys on No. 12 and 14 before making another birdie on the final hole to finish 17-under 202. Two-time British Open winner Shin kept pace, making an eagle out of the green-side bunker on the par-5 6th. The Associated Press





Seaman claims 5A regional title By Rick Peterson


Seaman’s wrestling team had a big day Saturday in the Class 5A regional meet that it hosted, with the Vikings winning the team championship, earning five gold medals and qualifying 12 of 14 wrestlers for next weekend's state meet at Wichita. Unfortunately for the Vikings, a bizarre ending to the marquee match of the day took a lot of luster out of Seaman's championship run. Seaman senior Spencer Wilson, who had upset defending state champion Nick Meck of Shawnee Heights in last week's Centennial League meet, met up with Meck again Saturday in the 182-pound final. This time it was Meck who took control, opening up a 12-3 lead late in the match. Then, with just 15 seconds remaining, Wilson

made a lunging move at Meck. The match was immediately stopped and after both officials discussed the incident and talked with both coaches, Wilson was charged with a match-ending flagrant misconduct pentalty. All of Wilson’s points earned Saturday were deducted from the Vikings’ team score. More importantly, if the ruling stands, Wilson won’t be eligible to compete in the state tournament. The Kansas State High School Activities Association was being contacted to plead Seaman’s case for Wilson, but as of Saturday, the flagrant misconduct ruling stood. “I didn’t think it was a big deal, because this is his senior year,” said Meck, who was uninjured and had a friendly chat with Wilson in the awards area after the match. “I was saying, ‘Just let it

Rural sends 11 to 6A state By Corbin McGuire


JUNCTION CITY — Washburn Rural’s wrestling program is on the rise, which became obvious in its Class 6A regional meet Saturday. Eleven Junior Blues finished in the top four to qualify for the 6A state meet in Wichita next weekend. “I think it’s the next step for our program,” Rural coach Damon Parker said. “The most we’ve ever qualified before, I believe, is eight. “It’s just something that shows the kids that the work they’ve been putting in during the offseason, the way that they practice, is starting to pay off.” The Junior Blues’ third-place finish, behind Junction City and Manhattan, earned Parker the regional coach of the year award. “I think it’s a reflection of what our kids have done this year,” Parker said. All four of the Junior Blues’ seniors qualified, which was headlined by Weston Mikoleit winning the 132-pound title. “We’ve got a great group of seniors that we’re really going to miss,” Parker said, “and to have every one of them make it through today is pretty special.” With 11 wrestlers headed to state, Parker said he feels confident about his team’s chances of making some noise in the state tournament. “We go into every tournament expecting to win,” Parker said, “and to be honest with you I was hoping we’d finish a little higher than third place but again finishing in the top half is a pretty big accomplishment.” Washburn Rural’s Nick Frakes came in second in the 106-pound bracket, falling to Wichita Heights’ Desmond Martinez 8-1 in the final.

Sabastion Cuffel, at 126, and Jacob Nemechek, at 220, also placed second for the Junior Blues. Stephen Stamps, at 138, and Ed Linquist, at 195, placed third for Rural. Five Rural wrestlers — Jordan Short (113), Aaron Wilson (145), Nathan Mikoleit (160), Aaron Davis (182) and Brandon Quy (285) — qualified for state with fourthplace finishes. Topeka High qualified five wrestlers, which included three regional titles. Will Geary made quick work in his 285-pound final, pinning Junction City’s Aaron Ralfalko in the first period. Geary, who will look to repeat as state champion in the 285 division, received the regional wrestler of the year award. High’s Marcus Reece dominated in the 126-pound final, winning 20-4 against Cuffel. Austin Tillman racked up High’s second regional title in the 182-pound bracket, pinning Junction City’s Jaylan Padilla. Also qualifying for Topeka High were Cooper Self, who was third at 132, and Dauby Knight, who was fourth at 195. TEAM SCORES Junction City 201, Manhattan 168, Washburn Rural 1331/2, Wichita Heights 109, Topeka High 91, Wichita North 66, Wichita East 59, Wichita Southeast 27. CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS 106 — Martinez, WH, dec. Frakes, WR, 8-1. 113 — Deshazer, WH, maj. dec. Stone, Man, 14-6. 120 — Perez, JC, dec. Clemens, Man, 7-4. 126 — Reece, TH, technical fall, Cuffel, WR, 20-4. 132 — W. Mikoleit, WR, dec. Ruiz, JC, 11-4. 138 — Voeghtly, JC, dec. Mullin, Man, 6-2. 145 — Milsap, JC, maj. dec. Matthews, Man, 16-7. 152 — Denton, JC, pinned Leeper, Man, 0:20. 160 — Chauncey, Man, dec. Wilson, JC, 8-6 (OT). 170 — Felton, JC, pinned Hardeman, WE, 2:43. 182 — Tillman, TH, pinned Padilla, JC, 2:40. 195 — Price, Man, dec. Denton, JC, 10-6. 220 — Franklin, WN, pinned Nemechek, WR, 0:41. 285 — Geary, TH, pinned Ralfalko, JC, 1:40. CONSOLATION FINALS 106 — Deam, JC, dec. Taylor, Man, 2-0. 113 — Adams, WN, dec. Short, WR, 3-2. 120 — McCray, WH, pinned Burton, WE, 2:10. 126 — Vesta, Man, dec. Jones, WH, 4-1. 132 — Self, TH, dec. Lopez, WN, 7-4. 138 — Stamps, WR, dec. Hutton, WE, 7-4. 145 — Spangler, WN, dec. Wilson, WR, 5-3 (OT). 152 — Burrows, WE, dec. Autry, WH, 3-1. 160 — Porter, WH, dec. N. Mikoleit, WR, 10-5. 170 — Forshee, Man, pinned Haskins, WH, 0:59. 182 — Soell, WS, pinned Davis, WR, 1:42. 195 — Linquist, WR, pinned Knight, TH, 0:59. 220 — Brown, WE, dec. Moorman-Meador, Man, 4-0. 285 — Ford, WS, def. Quy, WR, 3-1 (OT).

Hi Park, Hayden qualify one each The Capital-Journal ABILENE — Highland Park and Hayden each qualified a wrestler for state Saturday at a Class 4A regional. Highland Park senior Mason Dean went 2-2 to place fourth at 220 pounds. Dean earned a state berth with a 2-1 decision against Larned’s Wyatt Haberman in the consolation semifinals. Dean (19-17) was pinned by Rock Creek’s Jesse Correll in the third-place match. Hayden senior Simon Munoz also went 2-2 to place fourth at 120 pounds. Munoz (13-6) defeated Wamego’s Dalton Carley 7-4 in the consolation semifinals to clinch a state berth. Holton placed second as a team, behind Colby, with 1771/2 points. The Wildcats qualified nine for state including regional champions Lucas Lovvorn (31-5), at 138 pounds, and Lane Lassiter (33-3), at 145 pounds.

Area regional champions include Zane Baugh (113) and Junior Morgan (120) of Abilene, Skyler Hittle (195) and Kyle Marks (220) of Concordia, Kyle Wilson (132) of Wamego, and Tanner Ogden (152) of Royal Valley. Team results Colby 196, Holton 1771/2, Smoky Valley 142, Goodland 135, Abilene 1201/2, Concordia 1041/2, Royal Valley 99, McPherson 711/2, Chapman 54, Wamego 54, Rock Creek 50, Clay Center 42, Highland Park 31, Larned 25, Hayden 18. Championship finals 106 — Mainus, Colby, def. McDowell, Abil, 3-2, 2OT. 113 — Baugh, Abil, def. Pool, Holt, 6-0. 120 — Morgan, Abil, def. Price, Holt, 10-7. 126 — Reed, Colby, def. Reiss, RC, DQ. 132 — Wilson, Wam, def. Strauss, Abil, 6-2. 138 — Lovvorn, Holt, def. Hake, Conc, 10-8. 145 — Lassiter, Holt, def. Ware, CC, 7-3. 152 — Ogden, RV, def. Peden, Good, injury default. 160 — Bird, SV, def. Rieschick, Holt, 5-2. 170 — Whittaker, SV, Ogden, RV, 14-3. 182 — Cooper, Good, def. Loder, SV, 6-4. 195 — Hittle, Conc, def. Peterson, SV, 5-0. 220 — Marks, Conc, pinned Hart, Colby, 3:47. 285 — Bieberle, Colby, pinned Zook, Chap, 3:05. Consolation finals 106 — Sare, SV, def. Gastineau, Good, injury default. 113 — Miller, Conc, def. Avelar, Good, 4-1. 120 — Kretzer, McP, def. Munoz, Hay, 15-0. 126 — Lutz, Holt, pinned Hernandez, Good, 3:27. 132 — Rieschick, Holt, pinned Bahe, Good, 4:50. 138 — Shull, Colby, pinned Fowler, McP, 4:07. 145 — Stites, McP, def. Golightley, RV, 4-2. 152 — Baum, Holt, pinned Hagedorn, Abil, 2:51. 160 — Woofter, Colby, def. Whisnant, Good, 3-1. 170 — Taylor, Colby, pinned Bonsall, Good, 4:28. 182 — Ogden, RV, pinned Brown, Colby, 2:18. 195 — Gastineau, Good, pinned Quenzer, Colby, 3:18. 220 — Correll, RC, pinned Dean, HP, 1:59. 285 — Zeller, Holt, def. Reed, Larn, 2-1.

go.’ “He’s one of my best friends, and I just wanted to let it go.” Seaman coach Patrick Kelly was visibly upset by the penalty given to Wilson. “It’s tough, I'm still kind of sorting things out,” Kelly said. “The penalty is just too severe. Nick and Spencer are great friends off the mat and have been for many years. “I don’t know what transpired for that to happen, but I just don’t think the word flagrant was part of what occurred. It’s compounded with the story behind Spencer (who battled back from a serious car accident) and the fact that he’s a senior. It just makes it that much more tough to deal with. I’ve never had something like this happen before.” While upset with the Wilson situation, Kelly was happy with the day as a whole for his Vikings,

who got wins from senior Brandon Fuller (132 pounds), sophomore Daemeion Gay (138), junior Sam Mizell (145), freshman Mason Ray (152) and senior returning state champ Bryant Guillen (170). “Overall I really was (pleased),” said Kelly, who was named the regional coach of the year. “There were some dips during the day, but it was great to see Daemeion Gay go out there and do what he did. He just keeps improving and improving and looking more and more like a wrestler, not just a terrific athlete out there. “Sam Mizell came out and beat (Justin) Dyer (Heights), who he had gotten beat by in the dual handily, and that was just terrific. And then Mason Ray steps into the lineup and wins the regional. He looked really good and he got beat by that kid last week.” Shawnee Heights finished sec-

ond as a team, sweeping the 182-, 195- and 220-pound titles. After Nick Meck’s win, senior Ben Taliaferro won for the T-Birds at 195 pounds and junior Tyson Toelkes won at 220 pounds. “It was a good day,” Shawnee Heights coach Chad Parks said. “We’re taking 12 out of 14. We always want all 14, but 12 out of 14 is pretty good. “We had six finalists and I’m real happy because there’s a couple of kids who were kind of on the bubble and they stepped up and decided to wrestle today. They’re younger guys, so that growth is going to be big for next year.” Topeka West got a regional championship out of sophomore 106-pounder Zach Campbell, who followed up last week’s Centennial League title with another strong performance. Nationally ranked 285-pound-

er Nathan Butler of Leavenworth was named the regional meet's outstanding wrestler. The 5A state tournament will get under way at 10 a.m. Friday with the first round of competition at Hartman Arena. TEAM SCORES Seaman 185, Shawnee Heights 176, Emporia 1341/2, Leavenworth 128, Lansing 100, Topeka West 38, KC-Schlagle 27, KC-Washington 8. CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS 106 — Campbell, TW, dec. J. Gay, Sea, 8-1; 113 — Wilson, Leav, dec. Crow, Sea, 7-5; 120 — Summers, Lan, pinned Scrinopskie, TW; 126 — Whitson, Emp, dec. Hoing, Lan, 4-0; 132 — Fuller, Sea, pinned Wilson, Leav; 138 — D. Gay, Sea, dec. Detwiler, Emp, 3-2; 145 — Mizell, Sea, pinned Dyer, SH; 152 — Ray, Sea, dec. Kirmer, Emp, 4-3; 160 — Torres, Emp, pinned Edwards, Leav; 170 — Guillen, Sea, winner by inj. def. over Hall, SH; 182 — Meck, SH, winner by flagrant misconduct over Wilson, Sea; 195 — Taliaferro, SH, dec. Eckman, Emp, 3-2; 220 — Toelkes, SH, dec. Colver, Leav, 2-1; 285 — Butler, Leav, winner by inj. def. over S. Meck, SH. CONSOLATION FINALS 106 — Kallenberg, Sea, pinned Young, Leav; 113 — Girard, Lan, pinned Adbi, Sch; 120 — Charbonneau, Emp, pinned Owens, Sea; 126 — Banks, Sea, maj. dec. Miller, SH, 15-7; 132 — Hill, Lan, pinned Whitson, Emp; 138 — Mulligan, SH, pinned Gering, Lan; 145 — Herrera, Emp, pinned Blount, Sch; 152 — C. Hall, SH, pinned Harrington, Leav; 160 — Younger, SH, pinned Chiles, Lan; 170 — Monrroy, Emp, dec. Gardner, Leav, 7-2; 182 — Ward, Lan, maj. dec. Ammel, Leav, 10-0; 195 — Kelly, Sea, pinned Sculley, Leav; 220 — Stanley, Sea, pinned Smith, Wash; 285 — Hall, Sea, pinned Wallace, Sch.





Class 5-1A

Team scores SM South 236, Hayden 199, Maize South 183, Miege 178, Wichita Collegiate 156, BV Southwest 148, St. James Academy 145, Newton 122, Kapaun 97, Carroll 83, Mill Valley 73, Winfield 69, Hays 68, Wichita Trinity 66, Aquinas 62, Wichita Independent 59, McPherson 54, Salina Central 54, Coffeyville 44, Great Bend 42, Rose Hill 39, Shawnee Heights 34, Seaman 17, Emporia 16, Wichita West 9, KC Turner 8, Parsons 1. Finals 200 medley relay Championship finals — 1. Maize South (Jonathon Lavalle, Greyson Heckman, Jacob Evraets, Caleb Peterson), 1:40.90; 2. Wichita Collegiate (Jake Barrett, Trent Pirner, Rhys Powell, Sam Horner), 1:43.03; 3. Carroll (Jace Hilger, Will Smith, Alexander Vulgamore, Jacob Khoury), 1:45.23; 4. BV Southwest (Austin Arenholz, Brandon Spitler, Duncan Matchette, Reed Bowling), 1:45.82; 5. St. James Academy (Heath Maginn, Luke Deggendorf, Peter Kinskey, Colin Martin), 1:46.16; 6. Kapaun (Luke Vanderpool, Mat Kaysen, Matthew Samsel, Calvin Lies), 1:47.01; 7. Newton (Nathanael Dick, Jace Schmidt, Alex Trumble, Dylan Anderson), 1:47.01; 8. Miege (Louie Carter, John Pawlewicz, Adam Brown, Mackie Merrill), 1:48.53. Consolation finals — 9. SM South (Nicholas Caruso, Joel Woodward, Parker Berryhill, Carter Stokes), 1:48.39; 10. Wichita Trinity (Ben Johnson, David Vigilius, Alex King, Cody Buettgenbach), 1:48.48; 11. Wichita Independent (Richard Zirkle, William McCandless, Josh Hole, Sam McCoy), 1:49.39; 12. Seaman (Conner Henderson, Travis Kesinger, Jacob Wyer, Luke Shaw), 1:49.86; 13. Mill Valley (Callahan Eckardt, Aaron Akin, Chris Stack, Alex Kain), 1:51.16; 14. Rose Hill (Brady Mounts, Austin Farber, Gavin Smith, Matt Baden), 1:51.93; 15. Aquinas (Jack Moran, Mark Nelson, Eric Carter, Sam Bourdow), 1:56.53. DQ. Winfield (Jesse Hollingsworth, Keiser Witte, Kai McClure, Jay Buffum). 200 freestyle Championship finals — 1. Ryan Sweat, SM South, 1:42.88; 2. John-Martin Schmidt, Hayden, 1:42.93; 3. Derick Goodson, McPherson, 1:46.06; 4. Trumble, Newton, 1:48.43; 5. Ben Rucker, Miege, 1:53.86; 6. Pawlewicz, Miege, 1;54.58; 7. Eckardt, Mill Valley, 1:54.61; 8. Austin Lewis, Hayden, 1:56.51. Consolation finals — 9. Carson Buel, BV Southwest, 1:54.58; 10. Ky Heeke, Great Bend, 1:54.67; 11. Horner, Wichita Collegiate, 1:55.09; 12. Anderson, Newton, 1:55.63; 13. Blake Mathews, Hays, 1:57.23; 14. Samsel, Kapaun, 1:58.07; 15. Henry Moore, Kapaun, 1:59.28; 16. Clayton Fasenmyer, BV Southwest, 2:01.04. 200 individual medley Championship finals — 1. Maginn, St. James, 1:57.25; 2. McGowan, Shawnee Heights, 1:59.08; 3. Lavalle, Maize South, 2:02.79; 4. Michael Wangerin, Hayden, 2:06.21; 5. Deggendorf, St. James, 2:06.31; 6. Matchette, BV Southwest, 2:07.46; 7. Schmidt, Newton, 2:08.27; 8. Stack, Mill Valley, 2:08.86. Consolation finals — 9. Carter, Aquinas, 2:05.65; 10. William McCandless, Wichita Independent, 2:09.37; 11. Justin Kuhlman, Great Bend, 2:09.73; 12. Pirner, Wichita Collegiate, 2:10.24; 13. Smith, Carroll, 2:10.34; 14. Alex King, Wichita Trinity, 2:14.14; 15. Hollingsworth, Winfield, 2:14.71; 16. Farber, Rose Hill, 2:18.17. 50 freestyle Championship finals — 1. Witte, Winfield, 20.48 (record; old: 20.84, Witte, Winfield, 2013 prelims); 2. Heckman, Maize South, 21.61; 3. Jack Wirtz, Miege, 22.03; 4. Kenneth Bergman, SM South, 22.34; 5. Luke Lindesmith, Coffeyville, 22.90; 6. Buettgenbach, Wichita Trinity, 22.98; 7. Johnson, Wichita Trinity, 23.14; 8. Smith, Rose Hill, 23.35. Consolation finals — 9. Derek Drees, Hays, 22.85; 10. Martin, St. James, 23.03; 11. Khoury, Carroll, 23.33; 12. Martin, Salina Central, 23.36; 13. Lies, Kapaun, 23.65; 14. Peterson, Maize South, 23.70; 15. Dylan Gray, KC Turner, 23.80; 16. P. Vanderpool, Kapaun, 24.04. 100 butterfly Championship finals — 1. Heckman, Maize South, 51.30; 2. Sweat, SM South, 51.74; 3. France, Hayden, 53.97; 4. Smith, Rose Hill, 54.39; 5. Carter, Aquinas, 54.72; 6. Vulgamore, Carroll, 55.98; 7. Samsel, Kapaun, 57.14; 8. Matchette, BV Southwest, 58.94. Consolation finals — 9. Drees, Hays, 57.39; 10. Lewis, Hayden, 58.15; 11. Evraets, Maize South, 58.53; 12. Lies, Kapaun, 58.78; 13. Cole, Maize South, 59.88; 14. Heeke, Great Bend, 1:00.43; 15. Kyler Jost, McPherson, 1:01.10; 16. Zane Richter, McPherson, 1:01.52. 100 freestyle Championship finals — 1. Witte, Winfield, 45.58 (record; old: 45.94, Walter Denton, Blue Valley, 1988); 2. Goodson, McPherson, 47.18; 3. Bergman, SM South, 48.61; 4. Wirtz, Miege, 48.63; 5. Powell, Wichita Collegiate, 50.01; 6. Zirkle, Wichita Independent, 50.57; 7. Fasenmyer, BV Southwest, 50.70; 8. Caruso, SM South, 51.36. Consolation finals — 9. Martin, St. James, 50.84; 10. Rucker, Miege, 50.87; 11. Lindesmith, Coffeyville, 51.69; 12. Mathews, Hays, 51.73; 13. Khoury, Carroll, 51.76; 14. L. Vanderpool, Kapaun, 51.89; 15. Merrill, Miege, 52.28; 16. Tanner Smith, Parsons, 53.19. 500 freestyle Championship finals — 1. Schmidt, Hayden, 4:42.15; 2. Maginn, St. James, 4:50.26; 3. France, Hayden, 4:56.25; 4. Trumble, Newton, 5:03.69; 5. Martin, Salina Central, 5:10.66; 6. Evraets, Maize South, 5:12.15; 7. Eckardt, Mill Valley, 5:14.34; 8. Pawlewicz, Miege, 5:17.05. Consolation finals — 9. McCullough, Wichita West, 5:12.38; 10. Carson Buel, BV Southwest, 5:12.75; 11. King, Wichita Trinity, 5:21.68; 12. Moore, Kapaun, 5:21.75; 13. Zach Brown, SM South, 5:28.93; 14. Farber, Rose Hill, 5:33.16; 15. Aiken, Aquinas, 5:33.19; 16. Bowling, BV Southwest, 5:42.85. 200 freestyle relay Championship finals — 1. Hayden (Lewis, France, Wangerin, Schmidt), 1:30.57; 2. Wichita Collegiate (Barrett, Jack Naron, Horner, Powell), 1:31.40; 3. Maize South (Peterson, King, Lavalle, Heckman), 1:31.67; 4. SM South (Sweat, Joe Stokes, Miles, Bergman), 1:31.96; 5. Miege (Martin, Rucker, Merrill, Wirtz), 1:32.16; 6. BV Southwest (Spitler, Fasenmyer, Buel, Matchette), 1:34.07; 7. Coffeyville (Cody Thompson, Cody Kiser, Gustavo Hruba, Lindesmith), 1:39.45; DQ. Kapaun (Rathert, N. Hesse, P. Vanderpool, Lies). Consolation finals — 9. McPherson (Goodson, Kyler Jost, Ryen Trost, Richter), 1:35.03; 10. Hays (Mathews, Brungardt, Mathews, Sharp), 1:35.72; 11. Salina Central (Martin, Decker Gates, Noah Hadnot, Erick Nilson), 1:35.87; 12. Newton (Dick, Paden, Schmidt, Anderson), 1:36.21; 13. Mill Valley (Kain, Akin, Eckardt, Stack), 1:36.56; 14. Wichita Independent (Hole, McCoy, McCandless, Zirkle), 1:36.85; 15. Great Bend (Kuhlman, Nick Moyers, Cory Merten, Heeke), 1:36.87; DQ. Aquinas (Bourdow, Aiken, Nelson, Aiken). 100 backstroke Championship finals — 1. Lavalle, Maize South, 53.06; 2. McGowan, Shawnee Heights, 55.27; 3. Johnson, Wichita Trinity, 56.45; 4. Caruso, SM South, 56.79; 5. Kuhlman, Great Bend, 57.37; 6. Barrett, Wichita Collegiate, 58.86; 7. Arenholz, BV Southwest, 59.21; 8. Kinskey, St. James, 1:00.72. Consolation finals — 9. Hollingsworth, Winfield, 1:00.33; 10. L. Vanderpool, Kapaun, 1:01.32; 11. Zirkle, Wichita Independent, 1:01.57; 12. Carter, Miege, 1:02.02; 13. Stokes, SM South, 1:02.07; 14. Mounts, Rose Hill, 1:02.09; 15. Bresee, Maize South, 1:02.30; 16. Ben Iba, SM South, 1:04.31. 100 breaststroke Championship finals — 1. Smith, Carroll, 1:02.36; 2. Wangerin, Hayden, 1:02.49; 3. Pirner, Wichita Collegiate, 1:03.90; 4. McCandless, Wichita Independent, 1:04.65; 5. Schmidt, Newton, 1:04.72; 6. Stack, Mill Valley, 1:05.07; 7. Spitler, BV Southwest, 1:05.72; 8. Deggendorf, St. James, 1:07.04 Consolation finals — 9. Akin, Mill Valley, 1:05.49; 10. Kesinger, Seaman, 1:06.17; 11. Gray, KC Turner, 1:06.27; 12. Austin Chambers, Hays, 1:08.41; 13. Naron, Wichita Collegiate, 1:08.41; 14. Kaysen, Kapaun, 1:09.36; 15. Joe Knorp, Kapaun, 1:09.56; 16. Moore, Newton, 1:11.46. 400 freestyle relay Championship finals — 1. Hayden (Lewis, France, Wangerin, Schmidt), 3:17.91; 2. SM South (Sweat, Stokes, Caruso, Bergman), 3:21.54; 3. Miege (Rucker, Merrill, Pawlewicz, Wirtz), 3:23.16; 4. Wichita Collegiate (Barrett, Pirner, Horner, Powell), 3:26.90; 5. St. James (Martin, Deggendorf, Kinskey, Maginn), 3:28.78; 6. Newton (Ford, Dick, Anderson, Trumble), 3:29.71; 7. Kapaun (Rathert, Samsel, P. Vanderpool, L. Vanderpool), 3:31.30; 8. Hays (Drees, Brungardt, Hess, Mathews), 3:35.56. Consolation finals — 9. Aquinas (Carter, Aiken, Aiken, Moran), 3:32.80; 10. BV Southwest (Buel, Fish, Caldwell, Fasenmyer), 3:33.06; 11. Salina Central (Martin, Gates, Hadnot, Nilson), 3:33.15; 12. Maize South (Peterson, King, Cole, Evraets), 3:33.32; 13. Great Bend (Heeke, Moyers, Merten, Kuhlman), 3:34.78; 14. Winfield (McClure, Buffam, Witte, Hollingsworth), 3:35.21; 15. Carroll (Khoury, Reggeti, Hilger, Vulgamore), 3:36.44; 16. Wichita Trinity (Buettgenbach, King, J. Vigilius, Johnson), 3:37.08. All-State First team Kenneth Bergman, SM South; Jackson Conrad, SM South; Ryan France, Hayden; Derick Goodson, McPherson; Greyson Heckman, Maize South, Jonathon Lavalle, Maize South; Heath Maginn, St. James; Kevin McGowan, Shawnee Heights; John-Martin Schmidt, Hayden; Ryan Sweat, SM South; Michael Wangerin, Hayden; Jack Wirtz, Miege; Keiser Witte, Winfield Second team Ali Arab, SM South; Eric Carter, Aquinas; Nicholas Caruso, SM South; Luke Deggendorf, St. James; Callahan Eckardt, Mill Valley; Ben Johnson, Wichita Trinity; Duncan Matchette, BV Southwest; William McCandless, Wichita Independent; John Pawlewicz, Miege; Jace Schmidt, Newton; Gavin Smith, Rose Hill; Will Smith, Carroll; Chris Stack, Mill Valley; Alex Trumble, Newton Athlete of the year — Keiser Witte, Winfield Coach of the year — Becca Hachinsky, SM South

Class 6A


Washburn Rural’s Evan Matthews recorded a pair of top-eight finishes Saturday at the Class 6A state swim meet, taking fifth in the 50 freestyle and finishing eighth here in the 100 butterfly. Matthews was the only senior on Rural’s state team.

Balance carries Rural to 4th place at 6A meet By Brent Maycock


There wasn’t the fanfare of a state champion or the exhilaration of a state or schoolrecord Saturday for Washburn Rural at the Class 6A state swimming and diving championships. But the level of satisfaction felt by the Junior Blues couldn’t have been much greater had there been. Despite not having a top-two finisher in any event, Rural still matched its best performance ever at a boys state meet Saturday at Capitol Federal Natatorium. Buoyed by 11 top-eight finishes, the Junior Blues finished fourth in the team standings, just 34 points away from the first team trophy in program history. “It was a total team effort this time, and you have to be proud of them,” Rural coach Jeff Handley said of his squad, which matched the 2008 showing for the best by a Rural boys team. “You look at the teams ahead of us, they’ve brought 15, 20 swimmers and we’ve got seven. I always feel like any time we’re better than fifth place, our team’s won a state championship.” Rural enjoyed a banner day during Friday’s qualifying, setting the bar pretty high for Saturday’s finals. It was a tough bar to reach as only a handful of the Junior Blues’ finalists matched their qualifying positions and none improved. But many did improve their times and in the bigger picture improved immensely from their early days in the Rural program when they were the support group instead of carrying the load. “I’m proud of all the guys and how far we’ve come,” said Evan Matthews, the lone

senior among Rural’s state contingent. “For us to come in and do that with as few of guys as we have, it’s pretty cool. I’m a firm believer that all of us are mutual in our efforts, and we all just did really well and brought it home.” Matthews was one of two Junior Blues to post a pair of top-eight individual finishes, taking fifth in the 50 freestyle in 21.87 seconds and eighth in the 100 butterfly in 54.35. Bryan Hahn and John Fritsch also had a pair of top-eights with Hahn taking fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.54) and eighth in the 100 freestyle (50.03) and Fritsch finishing sixth in both the 100 butterfly (53.16) and 200 individual medley (1:58.62). All three earned second-team All-State honors. Nick Badsky posted the highest overall finish for the Junior Blues, taking third in the 100 freestyle. His time of 48.10 was less than a second out of second but well behind the winning mark of 45.37 by Maize’s Lucas Popp, who also won the 50 freestyle and was named athlete of the meet. Craig Haug added a sixth in the 100 freestyle (49.13) and 12th in the 50 freestyle (22.54). Michael Prekopy didn’t make the championship finals, but won the 100 backstroke consolation final in 55.50 and took 11th in the 200 IM in 2:01.25. Rural’s top hopes for gold came in the relays where the Junior Blues had qualified top-three in all three, including second in the 200 freestyle relay. That relay team of Matthews, Haug, Hahn and Badsky was in the title hunt, but Popp brought Maize from behind for the gold and Shawnee Mission East held off the Junior Blues for second with Rural finishing third

in a season-best 1:27.84. Rural’s foursome of Fritsch, Prekopy, Haug and Badsky took fifth in the 400 free relay (3:17.64) and Prekopy, Hahn, Fritsch and Matthews teamed for a sixth in the 200 medley relay (1:39.26). Losing only Matthews to graduation among the state contingent, the Junior Blues will have a solid foundation to go after that elusive state trophy next year. “The Kansas City schools are so stacked, so we thought maybe we’d come in here and get sixth or seventh,” Hahn said. “We came together and got really fast. Next year, we’ll have to scramble a little to replace Evan, but we’ve got some guys coming up and some guys coming in that will be big factors.” Led by a pair of runner-up finishes from Canaan Campbell, Free State finished fifth right behind Rural with 200 points. Campbell took second to Blue Valley Northwest’s Jesse Musser in both the 200 and 500 freestyles, finishing in 1:42.35 in the 200 and in 4:37.66 in the 500. Ben Sloan added a third in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 200 individual medley, while Josh Terrell took third in the 100 breaststroke and Connor Munk was seventh in the 100 freestyle and eighth in the 100 backstroke. All three Firebird relays placed top seven, led by a third from the 200 medley relay. Manhattan got a 13th from Jordan Deloach in the 200 freestyle and 14th in the 500 freestyle and both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays took 14th. Wichita East captured the team title, its first since 1967, scoring 308 points to dethrone SM East, which finished with 274. Blue Valley North was third with 245.

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a force to be reckoned with this year at last year’s state meet when France was joined by fellow underclassmen Schmidt, Michael Wangerin and Austin Lewis to win the 400 freestyle relay. Defending the title in that event was a priority, but the Wildcats also wanted to prove they were more than a one-trick pony. Qualifying nine for the finals in seven events during Friday’s preliminaries set Hayden up for a big finish Saturday and the Wildcats didn’t disappoint. Schmidt got the gold grab going with a dominating performance in the 500 freestyle. Qualified first, just ahead of France, Schmidt still figured to have quite a battle on his hands from St. James Academy’s Heath Maginn, the defending champion in the event. For a while, he did. Though he was never behind at any 50yard interval, Schmidt still only had a slight lead halfway through the race. But after making the 250-yard turn, the sophomore turned it on. He steadily began to pull away from Maginn and wound up completely blowing the defending champ away, winning by more than eight seconds in 4:42.15. Maginn was second in 4:50.25 and France took third in 4:56.25. “I did exactly what I wanted to do, get out strong and get faster as I went,” Schmidt said of the 500 victory. “Last year, I wasn’t really ready. I’d been hurt and

Hayden’s John-Martin Schmidt, left, celebrates with Michael Wangerin, right, after Hayden won the 400 freestyle relay. couldn’t swim. This year, I’ve been healthy and able to train up to this and then back off.” The victory helped ease any possible sting from last year’s state meet when he was the top qualifier in both of his individual events but couldn’t deliver the title. Schmidt was also the top qualifier in the 200 freestyle this year, but was beaten earlier in the day by SM South’s Ryan Sweat by just .05 seconds (1:42.88-1:42.93). “It wasn’t really that disappointing,” Schmidt said. “I didn’t even think it would be that close because he really came on.” The Wildcats were at their best, however, in both freestyle relays after qualifying fastest in both Friday. Getting steady legs from Lewis on both, Wangerin, France and Schmidt finished in big ways. France pulled the 200 free relay from sixth to second on his leg and Wangerin handed the lead off to Schmidt on the an-

chor, who left no doubt. On the 400, France pulled the Wildcats from fourth to first by the time Wangerin took over and Schmidt merely punctuated the victory. The 200 relay won by nearly a second in 1:30.57 and the 400 relay set a school record, winning by more than three seconds in 3:17.91. “John’s like our secret weapon — well, he’s no secret, but he’s a weapon,” France said. “We’ve really kind of relied on him in the past, but this week especially we’ve seen the rest of the team go above and beyond and evolve as a relay and not be just JohnMartin.” Wangerin nearly pulled off a fourth gold for the Wildcats in the 100 breaststroke. Seeded second behind Carroll’s Will Smith after the prelims, Wangerin was trailing by a half-second after the first lap, but began to close the gap before running out of room, settling for second in 1:02.49, just .13 behind Smith’s

winning time of 1:02.36. “I thought I was going to get him,” Wangerin said. “I had faith I could get him, but he was a great sport.” Wangerin also added a fourth in the 200 individual medley (2:06.21), while France took third in both the 500 freestyle and 100 butterfly (53.97). Lewis added an eighth in the 200 freestyle (1:56.51) and a 10th in the 100 butterfly (58.15). Shawnee Heights’ Kevin McGowan came up just short in his bid to become the T-Birds’ first state swimming champion. But the T-Bird sophomore hardly could be disappointed with his state debut as he finished second in both the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke. “I knew I was going up against a better swimmer, but it was still really fun getting up on that podium,” McGowan said. “Overall, I beat some rivals and beat my best times, so it was a great meet.” McGowan qualified first in the 200 IM but knew he’d get a strong challenge from Maginn. Sure enough, Maginn took control early and finished in 1:57.25, nearly two seconds ahead of McGowan’s 1:59.08. In the backstroke, Maize South’s Jonathon Lavalle lived up to his top seed, winning in 53.06 to McGowan’s 55.27. Seaman’s Travis Kesinger posted a 10th in the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.49 and the Vikings’ 200 medley relay team of Kesinger, Conner Henderson, Jacob Wyer and Luke Shaw finished 12th in 1:49.86.

Team scores Wichita East 308, SM East 274, BV North 245, Washburn Rural 211, Free State 200, Olathe East 198, Maize 196, Wichita Heights 128, Blue Valley 128, BV Northwest 101, Olathe Northwest 83, BV West 74, SM Northwest 47, SM North 30, Manhattan 25, SM West 24, Derby 21, Olathe South 14, Hutchinson 8, Wichita North 4, Lawrence 3, Wichita Northwest 3. Finals 200 medley relay Championship finals — 1. Wichita East (Brandon Shinsato, Nate Pirner, Jake Spitz, Andrew Sousa), 1:35.91; 2. Olathe East (Tyler Gartenberg, Chuck Balkenbusch, Tanner Emerson, Connor Davey), 1:37.59; 3. Free State (Connor Munk, Josh Terrell, Ben Sloan, Jack Ziegler), 1:38.13; 4. SM East (Troy DeMoss, Benjamin Schmatz, David Martinez, Jackson Granstaff), 1:38.95; 5. BV North (Ryan McMonigle, Will Vance, Jeffrey Bakalar, Brian North), 1:38.95; 6. Washburn Rural (Michael Prekopy, Bryan Hahn, John Fritsch, Evan Matthews), 1:39.26; 7. Blue Valley (Jack Weber, Alex Fraser, Chris Hearl, Vaughn Ericson), 1:39.41; 8. Olathe Northwest (Sam Silvers, Zach Willis, Blake McFarland, Brandon Priest), 1:43.64. Consolation finals — 9. Wichita Heights (Bryce Blattner, Ayron Lewallen, Dawson Gantenbein, Zach Zimmerman), 1:42.85; 10. BV West (Kent McDonald, Jordan Cowen, Danny Pankratz, Alec Faust), 1:43.86; 11. BV Northwest (Marcus Winslow, Gavin Mulkey, Logan Ashe, Jackson Wells), 1:45.12; 12. SM North (Ali Oguz, Jacob Roemer, Lair Heslop, Erik Hydeman), 1:47.67; 13. Derby (Collin Gosverner, Carl Mayou, Bryce Hill, Liam Ormiston), 1:48.14; 14. Olathe South (Scott Knettle, Ethan Ticao, Kyle Frank, Luke Wardle), 1:48.47; 15. Maize (Harrison Shively, Brett Young, Kyle Allison, Jake Omo), 1:48.97; 16. Lawrence (Adam Edmonds, Patrick Bennett, Nathan Evers, Tyler Bradfield), 1:49.09. 200 freestyle Championship finals — 1. Jesse Musser, BV Northwest, 1:39.47; 2. Canaan Campbell, Free State, 1:42.35; 3. Preston Barley, Maize, 1:45.52; 4. Kyle Cullinan, Wichita Heights, 1:46.31; 5. Brandon Vandeventer, Wichita East, 1:48.11; 6. Sam Boyd, BV North, 1:48.14; 7. Ben Koeller, SM Northwest, 1:48.41; 8. Grant Latimer, Maize, 1:49.29. Consolation finals — 9. Philip Aaby, Wichita East, 1:47.66; 10. Charlie King, Wichita East, 1:49.55; 11. Michael Semidebersky, BV North, 1:49.90; 12. Colin Strickland, Blue Valley, 1:50.08; 13. Jordan Deloach, Manhattan, 1:50.22; 14. David Vu, Wichita East, 1:50.93; 15. Jamie Cohen, BV North, 1:51.68; 16. Dylan Walters, Olathe East, 1:53.95. 200 individual medley Championship finals — 1. DeMoss, SM East, 1:53.86; 2. Chris Clemons, Maize, 1:55.25; 3. Pirner, Wichita East, 1:55.68; 4. Sloan, Free State, 1:56.65; 5. Shinsato, Wichita East, 1:57.45; 6. Fritsch, Washburn Rural, 1:58.62; 7.. Blattner, Wichita Heights, 1:59.62; 8. Vance, BV North, 2:00.16. Consolation finals — 9. Terrell, Free State, 1:59.47; 10. Schmatz, SM East, 2:00.99; 11. Prekopy, Washburn Rural, 2:01.25; 12. Mulkey, BV Northwest, 2:03.18; 13. Allison, Maize, 2:03.50; 14. Davey, Olathe East, 2:03.52; 15. Kyle Kopecky, BV North, 2:04.00; 16. Cowen, BV West, 2:05.76. 50 free Championship finals — 1. Lucas Popp, Maize, 20.99; 2. Spitz, Wichita East, 21.05; 3. Emerson, Olathe East, 21.74; 4. Zack Holbrook, SM East, 21.80; 5. Matthews, Washburn Rural, 21.87; 6. Christopher Watkins, SM East, 21.95; 7. Willis, Olathe Northwest, 22.00; 8. Gartenberg, Olathe East, 22.17. Consolation finals — 9. Granstaff, 22.11; 10. Michael Zhou, BV North, 22.35; 11. Zimmerman, Wichita Heights, 22.49; 12. Craig Haug, Washburn Rural, 22.54; 13. North, BV North, 22.59; 14. Peter Milledge, SM East, 22.74; 15. Faust, 22.90; 16. Jack Ziegler, Free State, 22.95. 100 butterfly Championship finals — 1. Spitz, Wichita East, 50.00 (record; old: 50.26, Jonathan Schmidt, Topeka High, 2002); 2. Hearl, Blue Valley, 50.30; 3. Sloan, Free State, 51.01; 4. Emerson, Olathe East, 52.16; 5. Bakalar, BV North, 52.76; 6. Fritsch, Washburn Rural, 53.16; 7. Martinez, SM East, 53.34; 8. Matthews, Washburn Rural, 54.35. Consolation finals — 9. Dallas Plunkett, Wichita East, 54.69; 10. Barley, Maize, 54.93; 11. Gantenbein, Wichita Heights, 55.02; 12. Kevin Kilgour, Wichita East, 55.10; 13. Thomas Decelle, Olathe East, 55.80; 14. Matthew Clough, Wichita East, 55.84; 15. McMonigle, BV North, 56.23; 16. Mayou, Derby, 56.98. 100 freestyle Championship finals — 1. Popp, Maize, 45.37; 2. Holbrook, SM East, 47.19; 3. Badsky, Washburn Rural, 48.10; 4. Zhou, BV North, 48.55; 5. Gartenberg, Olathe East, 48.59; 6. Haug, Washburn Rural, 49.13; 7. Munk, Free State, 49.87; 8. Hahn, Washburn Rural, 50.03. Consolation finals — 9. Watkins, SM East, 48.52; 10. North, BV North, 49.67; 11. Latimer, Maize, 50.01; 12. Zimmerman, Wichita Heights, 50.29; 13. Liepins, Wichita North, 50.37; 14. Patrick Hornung, SM East, 50.65; 15. Strickland, Blue Valley, 50.91; 16. Walters, Olathe East, 51.01. 500 freestyle Championship finals — 1. Musser, BV Northwest, 4:32.06; 2. Campbell, Free State, 4:37.66; 3. Cullinan, Wichita Heights, 4:44.79; 4. Vance, BV North, 4:45.20; 5. Koeller, SM Northwest, 4:53.46; 6. McDonald, BV West, 4:53.99; 7. Vandeventer, Wichita East, 4:54.24; 8. Martinez, SM East, 4:55.32. Consolation finals — 9. Boyd, BV North, 4:56.22; 10. Aaby, Wichita East, 4:56.29; 11. Ethan Mercer, Blue Valley, 4:57.24; 12. King, Wichita East, 5:01.41; 13. Ericson, Blue Valley, 5:02.14; 14. Deloach, Manhattan, 5:02.75; 15. Allison, Maize, 5:03.06; 16. Grenell, BV Northwest, 5:08.70. 200 freestyle relay Championship finals — 1. Maize (Latimer, Clemons, Barley, Popp), 1:26.97; 2. SM East (Watkins, Milledge, Hornung, Holbrook), 1:27.29; 3. Washburn Rural (Matthews, Haug, Hahn, Badsky), 1:27.84; 4. Olathe East (Emerson, Balkenbusch, Davey, Gartenberg), 1:28.53; 5. BV North (North, Boyd, Zhou, Bakalar), 1:28.95; 6. Wichita East (Pirner, Kilgour, Clough, Sousa), 1:29.58; 7. Free State (Ziegler, Stoppel, Robinson, Campbell), 1:31.40; 8. BV Northwest (Wells, Mulkey, Ashe, Musser), 1:31.92. Consolation finals — 9. Blue Valley (Mercer, Fraser, Strickland, Ericson), 1:32.40; 10. Olathe Northwest (Willis, McFarland, Priest, Nick Kiekbusch), 1:32.90; 11. SM West (Jacob Overholtzer, Bailey Erickson, Kyle Nelsen, Marcus Dilley), 1:34.47; 12. SM North (Hydeman, Heslop, Roemer, Braden), 1:35.03; 13. Olathe South (Knettle, Frank, Wardle, Kruse), 1:35.24; 14. Manhattan (Bandy, Woods, Beauregard, Deloach), 1:35.27; 15. BV West (Jim Massingale, McDonald, Pankratz, Faust), 1:35.39; 16. SM Northwest (Andy Marshall, Bullard, Wood, Koeller), 1:36.30. 100 backstroke Championship finals — 1. Hearl, Blue Valley, 50.90; 2. Shinsato, Wichita East, 52.00; 3. DeMoss, SM East, 52.12; 4. Blattner, Wichita Heights, 53.67; 5. Granstaff, SM East, 54.67; 6. Gantenbein, Wichita Heights, 54.94; 7. Vu, Wichita East, 55.11; 8. Munk, Free State, 55.55. Consolation finals — 9. Prekopy, Washburn Rural, 55.50; 10. Semidebersky, BV North, 55.57; 11. McMonigle, BV North, 55.81; 12. Weber, Blue Valley, 55.87; 13. Badgett, Wichita East, 56.00; 14. Shively, Maize, 57.70; 15. Kilgour, Wichita East, 58.19; 16. Edmonds, Lawrence, 58.49. 100 breaststroke Championship finals — 1. Pirner, Wichita East, 57.80; 2. Balkenbusch, Olathe East, 59.95; 3. Terrell, Free State, 1:00.32; 4. Willis, Olathe Northwest, 1:00.38; 5. Hahn, Washburn Rural, 1:00.54; 6. Bakalar, BV North, 1:01.04; 7. Clemons, Maize, 1:01.26; 8. Cowen, BV West, 1:01.89. Consolation finals — 9. Sousa, Wichita East, 1:01.29; 10. Davey, Olathe East, 1:01.57; 11. Schmatz, SM East, 1:02.37; 12. Mulkey, BV Northwest, 1:02.52; 13. Kingrey, Wichita East, 1:03.37; 14. Fraser, Blue Valley, 1:04.50; 15. Albert Winemiller, Olathe East, 1:05.31; 16. William Crampton, SM East, 1:05.42. 400 freestyle relay Championship finals — 1. SM East (Granstaff, Watkins, DeMoss, Holbrook), 3:10.67; 2. Maize (Clemons, Latimer, Barley, Popp), 3:11.18; 3. Wichita East (Shinsato, Vandeventer, King, Spitz), 3:15.27; 4. Free State (Sloan, Munk, Ziegler, Campbell), 3:17.31; 5. Washburn Rural (Fritsch, Prekopy, Haug, Badsky), 3:17.64; 6. BV North (Zhou, Boyd, Kopecky, Vance), 3:17.85; 7. Blue Valley (Mercer, Spencer Underwood, Strickland, Hearl), 3:18.27; 8. Wichita Heights (Gantenbein, Blattner, Zimmerman, Cullinan), 3:23.88. Consolation finals — 9. Olathe East (Kor, Walters, Kor, Decelle), 3:21.39; 10. BV Northwest (Musser, Winsley, Thomas, Grenell), 3:22.78; 11. Derby (Mayou, Kole Nottingham, Ormiston, Hill), 3:28.75; 12. SM North (Braden, Heslop, Cody Sarra, Hydeman), 3:30.20; 13. Hutchinson (Adam Ferguson, Cord Harrington, Jack Bever, AJ Holland), 3:30.98; 14. Manhattan (Bandy, Levi Jones, Beauregard, Deloach), 3:32.05; 15. SM Northwest (Koeller, Marshall, Wood, Bullard), 3:32.10; 16. BV West (Pankratz, McDonald, Faust, Cowen), 3:32.48. All-State First team Canaan Campbell, Free State; Kyle Cullinan, Wichita Heights; Troy DeMoss, SM East; Tanner Emerson, Olathe East; Daniel Fecteau, BV West; Chris Hearl, Blue Valley; Zack Holbrook, SM East; Jesse Musser, BV Northwest; Nate Pirner, Wichita East; Lucas Popp, Maize; Brandon Shinsato, Wichita East; Ben Sloan, Free State; Jake Spitz, Wichita East. Second team Jeffrey Bakalar, BV North; Bryce Blattner, Wichita Heights; Chris Clemons, Maize; Christopher Cusick, BV North; John Fritsch, Washburn Rural; Tyler Gartenberg, Olathe East; Bryan Hahn, Washburn Rural; Ben Koeller, SM Northwest; Evan Matthews, Washburn Rural; Josh Terrell, Free State; Will Vance, BV North; Brandon Vandeventer, Wichita East; Zach Willis, Olathe Northwest. Athlete of the year — Lucas Popp, Maize. Coach of the year — Joe Hutchinson, Wichita East.



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Kansas seniors Jeff Withey, left, and Travis Releford, right, participate Saturday morning with ESPN’s Rece Davis at Allen Fieldhouse in College GameDay’s “Know Your Teammate” contest.

Phelps’ memory still a bit Phog-y

Former Notre Dame coach recalls 1974 win By Austin Meek and Mike Vernon THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL

LAWRENCE — On Jan. 22, 1974, Digger Phelps brought No. 1-ranked Notre Dame to face Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse. Basketball fans might not recognize the date, but they’ll know what happened three days earlier. That day — Jan. 19, 1974 — was the day Phelps and the Irish upset UCLA 71-70 to end the Bruins’ 88game winning streak. “I think that Tuesday, we’re here playing against Kansas, and it came out that Monday night that we were No. 1,” said Phelps, who is back in Lawrence this weekend as part of ESPN’s College GameDay crew. “You talk about this place being crazy — here you are No. 1, and you’re going to get beat. Ted Owens was the coach, and we ended up winning by two points at the end. We just ran the clock out and stole it.” Notre Dame won, 76-74, against a KU team that went on to play in the Final Four, and Phelps has harbored fond memories of Allen Fieldhouse ever since. He compares it to the Palestra in Philadelphia, where he coached as a young assistant at Penn. “The Palestra was exactly like this,” Phelps said. “When they built the Palestra back in the ’20s — this was built in the ’50s — it had an arch ceiling that gives it the acoustics. When you watch a Villanova-St. Joe game in the Palestra, it’s like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ It’s the same here.” ESPN analyst Jay Bilas also tells a story of an almost-visit to Allen Fieldhouse. Bilas, a highly regarded prospect from Rolling Hills, Calif., was recruited by Owens and had the Jayhawks among four teams he considered before signing with Duke. “At the time, I was down to Duke, Iowa, Syracuse and Kansas,” Bilas said. “Coach K called me and said, ‘Where are you in your decision?’ I said I’m leaning toward Duke, and he said, ‘What does that mean, you’re leaning toward Duke? Percentages, where are you?’ “I don’t remember what per-

Kansas guard Travis Releford answers a question from ESPN’s Rece Davis during Saturday’s “Know Your Teammate” contest.

Kansas fans at Allen Fieldhouse cheer Saturday morning during ESPN’s College GameDay show. centages I gave, but I gave some percentages, and Kansas was at the end of it, the lowest percentage. He said, ‘Is Kansas really in this? You need to be honest with everybody.’ “So I called coach Owens and said I was sick and couldn’t come. That was the scope of my honesty at the time.” DAVIS ROCKS ALL BY HIMSELF: Rece Davis couldn’t help himself. As he was taping a segment for ESPN’s College GameDay, Davis gazed across the empty bleachers in Allen Fieldhouse and did what so many KU fans had done before him. He seized the opportunity of not having anybody get mad for cheering for a team and sang the “Rock, Chalk” chant.

“A building is usually a building, but this is different,” Davis said. “You sort of walk in and feel as if you’re stepping into a little piece of basketball history.” Davis and the entire ESPN GameDay crew filmed live from Lawrence at 9 a.m. Saturday morning in front of a sizeable Fieldhouse crowd. KU fans camped out early Friday evening to get in line for the GameDay festivities. Bilas, Phelps, Jalen Rose and Davis all hosted the show from James Naismith Court. As for Davis, doing the chant himself isn’t what he would consider to be the “best,” but it was close enough. “It wasn’t as good as when everybody’s in there doing it,” Davis said. “But at least I got to do it.”

Kansas coach Bill Self talks with ESPN College GameDay hosts Jalen Rose, Digger Phelps and Jay Bilas on Saturday morning at Allen Fieldhouse.







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Former Kansas guard Mario Chalmers acknowledges the crowd Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse during a halftime ceremony in which his jersey was retired. Chalmers said one of his dreams growing up was to leave a lasting impression at his college.

Chalmers takes place among Kansas greats Former guard realizes

one of his dreams, sees jersey raised to rafters By Mike Vernon


LAWRENCE — When the Miami Heat took a trip to the White House after winning their championship in 2012, Barack Obama made sure to find Mario Chalmers. He didn’t seek Chalmers out to talk about his efforts in the Heat’s championship, either. The president wanted to mention the “miracle shot” that has become synonymous with Kansas basketball in the five years since 2008. “We went to visit the White House and he said something,” Chalmers said. “That’s a great feeling. I couldn’t ask for anything better than that.”

However, Chalmers wasn’t in Lawrence to talk about his time with the Miami Heat. Chalmers was at Allen Fieldhouse to watch his jersey earn a permanent place in the Allen Fieldhouse rafters. His No. 15 jersey is now sandwiched between Wayne Simien’s jersey and broadcaster Max Falkenstien’s banner. Chalmers’ 2008 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player Award qualifies Chalmers’ jersey to hang among the 26 other KU basketball players who have had their jerseys retired. “That was one of my dreams growing up,” Chalmers said. “Leaving my mark on whatever school I went to. It happened to be Kansas.” During his speech at halftime, Chalmers thanked his friends and family and shared a story about nearly transferring after his freshman year. Chalmers was convinced not to, and the decision paid off for him.

When asked if it can get any better in the NBA than the moment he had at KU, Chalmers’ response was telling in how thankful he is for staying at KU for three seasons. “I doubt it,” Chalmers said. “I think that tops the cake for me.” Julius Randle visits KU: When it comes to Kansas basketball, it’s never too early to think about next season and the recruiting class that Bill Self is trying to assemble. All eyes from KU fans were on Julius Randle, who was in Lawrence on his official visit for KU. Randle, of Plano, Texas, is ranked as the No. 2 player in the country by Rivals, No. 3 by ESPN, and No. 4 by KU students chanted, “We want Randle,” to get the top recruit’s attention, and Randle stood up to acknowledge the fans’ lustful cheering. Randle also has scholarship offers from Kentucky, Florida and Texas among others.

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15 — so Johnson won’t have to make a midseason switch. It might not have been a bad idea, though, considering Johnson had tried almost everything else to rediscover his shooting touch. The No. 15 jersey probably fits a little better after Saturday. Johnson scored the first seven points for KU in the second half, all coming on drives to the basket, and finished with 12 on 5-for-10 shooting. Travis Releford and Jeff Withey led the Jayhawks with 15 each, which was more than enough offense to subdue the cold-shooting Longhorns. The Longhorns had their point guard back, but you wouldn’t have known it from watching them Saturday. Even with Myck Kabongo on the floor, playing his second game since returning from suspension, Texas shot 21.8 percent from the field and mustered only 15 first-half points, a season low. Texas missed 11 straight shots and went nearly nine minutes without a field goal in the first half, which allowed the Jayhawks to build a 24-9 lead despite some ragged offense of their own. Connor Lammert finally snapped the fieldgoal drought with a putback with 7:05 remaining in the half, but even attempting a shot proved challenging. The Longhorns committed shotclock violations on consecutive possessions later in the half and finished with only five field goals in 26 attempts. KU led 28-15 at intermission and put the game out of reach with a spurt to open the second half. After Johnson’s seven straight points, Releford drilled a 3-pointer and finished an outlet pass from Ben McLemore to put the Jayhawks in front 41-19 with 14:32 remaining. Once KU’s shots started falling in the second half, the Longhorns were officially cooked. KU doubled up the scoreboard at 60-30, and McLemore provided the icing with a twirling 360 dunk. TEXAS (11-14) Holmes 1-8 3-4 6, Lammert 3-8 2-2 9, Papapetrou 2-7 0-1 4, Holland 2-9 0-2 4, Kabongo 2-10 9-10 13, McClellan 1-7 5-6 7, Felix 0-0 0-0 0, Bond 0-1 2-2 2, Lewis 0-2 0-0 0, Ibeh 1-1 0-0 2, Ridley 0-2 0-5 0. Totals 12-55 21-32 47. KANSAS (21-4) Young 3-8 0-0 6, Withey 5-11 5-7 15, Johnson 5-10 1-2 12, McLemore 4-9 3-4 13, Releford 5-7 1-2 15, Tharpe 1-3 0-0 2, Adams 0-0 0-0 0, White III 0-1 0-0 0, Wesley 0-0 0-0 0, Manning 0-1 0-0 0, Self 1-1 0-1 2, Roberts 0-0 1-2 1, Garrett 0-1 0-0 0, Traylor 1-1 0-0 2, Ellis 1-3 3-4 5. Totals 26-56 14-22 73. Halftime — Kansas 28-15. 3-Point Goals — Texas 2-21 (Lammert 1-3, Holmes 1-5, Bond 0-1, Kabongo 0-1, Lewis 0-2, Papapetrou 0-3, Holland 0-3, McClellan 0-3), Kansas 7-18 (Releford 4-5, McLemore 2-5, Johnson 1-4, Manning 0-1, White III 0-1, Tharpe 0-2). Fouled Out — Lammert. Rebounds — Texas 42 (Holland, Holmes, Lammert 5), Kansas 41 (Withey 11). Assists — Texas 3 (Holland, Holmes, Lewis 1), Kansas 15 (Johnson 4). Total Fouls — Texas 17, Kansas 23. A — 16,300.

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Kansas senior Travis Releford poured in 15 points Saturday night against Texas to share game-high scoring honors with teammate Jeff Withey. Releford and the Jayhawks dominated the Longhorns, 73-47.

and Angel controlled the tempo. He got in the paint and broke down our defense.” Rodriguez was far from a oneman show for K-State (20-5, 9-3), which maintained its share of first place in the conference. Shane Southwell scored 18 points, shooting 6 of 9 from 3-point range, and Jordan Henriquez had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds plus five blocked shots. K-State had 20 assists and only six turnovers while making 11 of 25 treys. Baylor had 19 turnovers and the Wildcats had a 22-6 advantage in points off turnovers. “We talked about making them accountable on defense and we did that,” K-State coach Bruce Weber said. “We got some inside touches and we got some 3s from Shane. The rebounding early, they kind of kicked our butts, but our guys picked it up and we made them turn it over. A lot of positive stats.” Baylor (16-9, 7-5) worked the ball inside early, getting good penetration and dishes from the guards for some dunks and layups to build a 16-12 lead. The Wildcats then dropped in three straight 3-pointers, the first by Rodriguez then two by Southwell. Those treys fueled a 24-8 run, which included another by Will Spradling, and sent K-State on to a 38-29 halftime lead on 6-of-12 shooting behind the arc. K-State scored the first five points of the second half to pad its lead to 14 points before Baylor reeled off 12 unanswered points on three Brady Heslip 3-pointers and a three-point play by Rico Gathers to cut the margin to two points. “They are explosive,” Weber said. “That 12-0 run came in less than three minutes.” Rodriguez stemmed the tide

#10 KANSAS ST. 81, baylor 61

BAYLOR MIN FG FT R A T F TP Jefferson 26 2-6 2-2 6 0 1 1 6 Austin 31 4-8 4-5 6 0 3 3 13 Heslip 31 4-7 0-0 0 0 2 1 12 Walton 31 6-8 0-4 3 2 3 1 14 Jackson 36 2-8 2-2 3 9 5 3 7 Gathers 16 2-3 3-3 6 1 1 0 7 Franklin 14 0-4 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 Rose 6 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 1 0 Bello 4 0-0 0-0 1 0 2 1 0 Prince 3 1-1 0-0 2 0 0 1 2 Lowery 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Neubert 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Team 2 Totals 200 21-46 11-16 30 13 19 13 61 K-STATE MIN FG FT R A T F TP Henriquez 29 4-9 2-5 10 2 0 3 10 Southwell 37 6-12 0-0 5 3 1 2 18 Rodriguez 38 7-15 5-5 5 10 2 1 22 McGruder 28 4-10 2-2 5 1 1 3 10 Spradling 26 3-7 0-0 1 2 0 1 7 Irving 19 1-2 0-0 1 2 1 1 3 Gipson 10 3-8 0-0 3 0 1 3 6 Lawrence 8 1-1 1-1 1 0 0 1 3 Meyer 1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 Williams 1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 Diaz 1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 Orris 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Johnson 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Team 1 Totals 200 30-66 10-13 33 20 6 16 81 Baylor (16-9, 7-5 Big 12) 29 32 — 61 Kansas State (20-5, 9-3) 38 43 — 81 3-point goals — Baylor 8-21 (Heslip 4-6, Walton 2-3, Austin 1-2, Jackson 1-7, Franklin 0-3), Kansas State 11-25 (Southwell 6-9, Rodriguez 3-8, Spradling 1-3, Irving 1-2, McGruder 0-3). Blocked shots — Baylor 2 (Jefferson 2), Kansas State 5 (Henriquez 5). Technical fouls — none. Officials — Higgins, Eades, Heimerman. Attendance — 12,528.

with a 3-pointer and, after a Bears bucket by Jackson, Southwell and Martavious Irving canned treys to give the Wildcats a 52-43 lead with 10:02 to play. “When you punch somebody and then they punch you back, it kind of brings you down,” Rodriguez said. “I guess we brought them down and they weren’t able to make another run on us.” The Wildcats kept rolling, getting another 3-pointer from Southwell, a lob dunk by Henriquez from Rodriguez then a layup by Thomas Gipson off a nifty bounce pass from Irving that pushed the lead back to 14 (5945). "We ran out of gas and they had another gear," Drew said. Ken Corbitt can be reached at or (785) 295-1123. Follow him on Twitter @KenCorbitt.

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nice,’’ K-State coach Bruce Weber said of a potential Henriquez breakout. “He came with some great energy tonight and we emphasized the season’s going by fast. ‘You better get hitched up and be a part of it.’’’ The hitch was engaged and Henriquez pulled the Cats as well as he has all season. Much of the year, he has relinquished minutes to Thomas Gipson. Henriquez was averaging just 4.6 points and 4.2 rebounds going into the Baylor game, making you wonder how former K-State coach Frank Martin would assess the dropoff. The appraisal would be harsh, in all likelihood. Last week, the former K-State coach compared most of his South Carolina players to zombies. Chances are, Martin would reserve the same opinion for Henriquez. Probably say that the K-State center was auditioning for a part in “Night of the Living Dead.” Perhaps even put J.O. up for an “Academy,’’ as Frank calls it. Needing to play big, however, against the Baylor frontcourt, Henriquez responded. Best of all for Weber and K-State, the performance was proof that Martin does not need to be the K-State coach to squeeze a satisfactory performance out of Henriquez. Or, for that matter, energy. At two different junctures of the second half, Henriquez boosted K-State with great plays on both ends. First, a block on defense transitioned into a follow shot on offense at the 18:16 mark. Second, a convincing dunk off a feed from Angel Rodriguez led directly to another block with 8:11 remaining. The last sequence was part of a seven-point spree that pushed the margin into double figures

for good. Henriquez’s rebounding led to a 33-30 advantage for K-State on the glass after it came in averaging 8.6 fewer boards than Baylor in Big 12 play. “He’s struggled, but we’ve told him, ‘If you play well, you’ll play again,’’’ Weber said of his attempt to dangle playing time as a carrot. “It helps that he was going against big guys, because he didn’t have to move as much.’’ Except for a 3-point tear by the Bears’ Brady Heslip, which sliced the second-half lead to two points with 12:42 left, the Cats exerted control while ensuring a seventh straight 20-win season. Rodriguez was at his best outplaying the Big 12 leader in scoring and assists, Pierre Jackson. The BU point guard failed to score in double figures for the first time in 32 games. Not only did Rodriguez get his teammates involved with 10 assists, he added 22 points. K-State buried 11 3-pointers, including a 6-for-9 performance by Shane Southwell, who had the line of the night when asked if he liked his changeover into an offensive weapon. “The honest truth was I couldn’t shoot (last season),’’ said Southwell, “so when I’m making shots, why wouldn’t that get me excited?’’ Good point. But then you look at Henriquez. And you realize that for K-State to remain a factor in the Big 12 chase and beyond, it would be huge for him to flash the form he showed late last season. For his part, Henriquez acknowledged that he needed to be reminded that the season is getting short. His output the rest of the way remains an unknown. But Henriquez was reminded — heck, he even reminded himself — that he can greatly influence K-State’s finish. Kevin Haskin can be reached at





Bearcats edge Ichabods End-of-half heroics lift

Northwest Missouri past Washburn, 63-61 By Rick Peterson Jr.


MARYVILLE, Mo. — The two most memorable plays of Saturday's game between Washburn and Northwest Missouri State occurred in the closing seconds of each half. Unfortunately for Washburn, the Ichabods were on the wrong side of both plays. WU dropped a tough 63-61 loss at Northwest in a wild game at Bearcat Arena that featured a little bit of everything. With Washburn trailing by three with four seconds left, WU senior guard Will McNeill was sent to the foul line. McNeill made the first attempt before intentionally missing the second free throw, allowing the Ichabods to corral the rebound and get two good looks at a tie. But, Martin Mitchell missed a jumper and Joseph Smith couldn't convert on a tip. Perhaps the second-most significant play happened right before halftime, when Northwest’s DeAngelo Hailey hit a half-court buzz-

er-beater for three points that ended up being huge for the Bearcats. “Playing on the road in this league is very difficult, and we just missed some opportunities tonight,” said McNeill, who led all scorers with 23 points on 10-of-20 shooting. The score was tied at 54 before Hailey hit two free throws with 1:25 left to put Northwest up for good. The Bearcats pushed their lead to 60-54 with 18 seconds left. Threepointers by Mitchell and Leon Flowers helped cut Northwest’s lead to one with five seconds remaining.  Hailey then made two free throws to put Northwest up by three, and the Bearcats immediately fouled McNeill. McNeill appeared to catch the Bearcats off guard, firing the second free throw quickly and tipping the ball out to Mitchell, whose shot rimmed out. “I just shot it fast while they were figuring out who they were going to box out,” McNeill said. “Martin had a good look and Joseph Smith had a good look, but unfortunately luck wasn’t on our side tonight.” At the end of the first half, the Ichabods were on a 15-5 run before Hailey hit the buzzer-beater to cut Washburn’s lead to 32-25 at halftime.

“It was kind of a little wake-up call because we knew it was going to be a game in the second half,” Bods coach Bob Chipman said of Hailey’s shot. “We knew they were going to come back because they’re a good team.” The Ichabods (16-6, 9-5 MIAA) led 38-28 early in the second half but Northwest (16-8, 9-6) fought back to take the lead on Hailey’s 3-pointer with 10:55 left. The rest of the game went back and forth. Chipman was assessed a technical foul for arguing a call with 9:31 left and the Bearcats hit one of two free throws to take a threepoint lead. WU answered back with five straight points to regain the lead. “There was a lot of good stuff,” Chipman said. “Our guys did a lot of things right, even when (Northwest) got ahead there.” Washburn was 25 of 56 from the field while Northwest was 21 of 42. Kyle Wiggins added 11 points for the Ichabods while Mitchell had 10. Hailey led the Bearcats with 19 points, while Conner Crooker added 16. Washburn shot just 10 free throws. “They did a great job of getting to the free throw line — that’s where the game was won,” Chipman said. “They got to the line, and we didn’t.”

Blues hold off Northwest By Rick Peterson Jr.


MARYVILLE, Mo. — It was apparent from the get-go that No. 6 Washburn would have its hands full with Northwest Missouri State, but the Lady Blues brought enough energy to keep the Bearcats at bay. Washburn harassed Northwest into 26 turnovers and fought through a rough shooting performance to take a 61-54 victory Saturday at Bearcat Arena. Northwest jumped out to a 7-0 lead and hung around for the entire game, but Washburn got several stops and some key buckets down the stretch to earn its eighth straight victory. “Sometimes the toughest games are when everybody in the country thinks you should beat them,” Washburn coach Ron McHenry said. “I knew what (Northwest) was capable of. They'll screen you and they're really patient with their offense and they'll knock down open shots, so with that, you have an afternoon of defending. “I told the girls at halftime, 'You're going to have play 20 more minutes of tough little basketball,' and we did.” Washburn (19-3, 13-1 MIAA) recorded scored 26 points off turnovers and forced 14 steals. Senior Stormye Everett came up with seven steals, one shy of tying the school record. “We were just getting reads and rotating on defense,” Everett said. “I think we talked well on defense to help make the rotations to get steals.” Junior guard Lavonda McCall led Washburn with 16 points while senior point guard Laura Kinderknecht, who played all 40 minutes, added 14 points including four 3-pointers. The Bearcats, who played much of the game in a 1-3-1 zone, held Washburn to 39 percent (23 of 59) from the field. “We just kind of got by,” McCall said. “We could've attacked the zone a little bit better and scored a little bit more, but other than that, we did what we needed to.” McCall, who moved to the guard position this season after playing inside in junior college, went 5 of 12 from the field and 5-for-5 from the foul line to register her second-highest point total of the season. She's averaging just under eight points.

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NORTHWEST MO. 63, #25 ICHABODS 61 WU MIN FG FT McNeill 37 10-20 3-5 Wiggins 34 4-6 2-2 Mitchell 28 3-7 2-2 Chipman 35 3-7 0-1 Riggins 19 1-4 0-0 Henry 17 0-1 0-0 Smith 14 2-7 0-0 Ulsaker 10 1-3 0-0 Flowers 6 1-1 0-0 Team Totals 200 25-56 7-10

R 6 0 4 9 0 1 4 2 0 2 28

A 1 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0

NW MO. MIN FG FT Sullivan 14 1-5 2-2 Williams 20 1-3 1-2 Wallace 30 0-3 0-0 Schlake 14 0-1 1-2 Starzl 26 3-5 2-6 Crooker 29 6-8 4-5 Hailey 27 5-9 7-8 Cozad 23 5-7 1-2 Funk 17 0-1 0-0 Team Totals 200 21-42 18-27

R 2 5 1 2 1 3 6 3 2 3 28

A 0 2 2 1 0 2 0 1 1

T 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 1 0

F TP 2 23 1 11 0 10 5 6 3 2 0 0 3 4 0 2 2 3

7 7 16 61 T 2 1 2 0 0 3 0 2 0

F TP 2 5 0 3 3 0 0 1 3 8 1 16 3 19 0 11 3 0

9 10 15 63

Washburn (16-6, 9-5) 32 29 — 61 NW Missouri State (16-8, 9-6) 25 38 — 63 3-point goals — WU 4-13 (Mitchell 2-4, Flowers 1-1, Wiggins 1-2, McNeill 0-2, Chipman 0-2, Henry 0-1, Ulsaker 0-1), NW 3-11 (Hailey 2-4, Sullivan 1-4, Williams 0-1, Wallace 0-1, Crooker 0-1). Blocked shots — WU 2 (Chipman, Smith), NW 1 (Cozad). Technical fouls — WU, coach Chipman. Officials — Hendricks, Schmitz, Paden. Attendance — 2,047.

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#6 lady blues 61, NORTHWEST MO. 54 WU MIN FG FT Kinderknecht 40 5-11 0-0 McCall 33 5-12 5-5 Elliott 29 3-8 1-3 Everett 23 4-6 0-0 Moeller 27 2-6 4-8 Buchman 20 1-5 0-0 McMullin 17 1-4 0-0 George 11 2-7 0-0 Team Totals 200 23-59 10-16

R 1 5 3 6 5 0 1 4 4 29

A 1 4 2 1 1 0 0 0

T 2 4 2 3 2 0 0 0

NW MO. MIN FG FT Nelson 31 2-6 0-0 Stevens 36 3-4 5-8 Schechinger 35 1-3 2-2 Mathews 34 4-12 4-4 Marnin 26 4-7 2-2 Boeh 18 2-6 2-2 Scott 11 1-2 0-0 Thayer 9 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 200 17-40 15-18

R A T 2 3 2 5 6 7 2 1 3 9 0 6 3 1 4 7 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 6 36 13 26

F TP 1 14 2 16 1 7 3 8 4 8 2 2 0 2 3 4

9 13 16 61 F TP 3 6 2 12 2 5 0 12 3 10 2 6 1 3 0 0 13 54

Washburn (19-3, 13-1) 31 30 — 61 NW Missouri State (11-12, 5-10) 26 28 — 54 3-point goals — WU 5-18 (Kinderknecht 4-8, McCall 1-3, Elliott 0-3, Everett 0-2, Buchman 0-2), NW 5-12 (Nelson 2-5, Schechinger 1-3, Stevens 1-2, Scott 1-2). Blocked shots — WU 1 (Moeller), NW 1 (Marnin). Technical fouls — none. Officials — Dillon, Martin, Grant. Attendance — NA.

“When (McCall) gets it going she's a hard matchup, because she can go inside and she can put it on the floor, and now she's starting to shoot it from the perimeter,” McHenry said. Washburn missed its first seven shots but back-to-back 3s from Kinderknecht helped get the Blues going, giving WU a 13-10 lead. Kinderknecht's fourth 3 of the first half later capped a 7-0 run that gave Washburn a 31-24 advantage with 1:34 left before halftime. “I'm not sure we did great (against the zone), but we found good enough looks to kind of hurt them,” McHenry said. Washburn led 31-26 at halftime and pushed its lead to 10 twice in the second half. The Bearcats came within four points with 9:19 left but got no closer. A layup by Washburn sophomore guard Casyn Buchman stretched the Lady Blues' lead to 57-48 with 3:18 remaining. Annie Mathews and Monique Stevens each scored 12 points for Northwest, which fell to 11-12 and 5-10 in the MIAA. The game marked just the third time that Washburn has been outrebounded this season, with Northwest winning the battle on the boards, 36-29. The Lady Blues played without sophomore forward Brittney Lynch, who sat out the game after sustaining a hard hit to the head in Wednesday's game at Missouri Western. Rick Peterson Jr. can be reached at


Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon, a Topeka native, had plenty to smile about on Saturday. His Terrapins upset No. 2 Duke 83-81. Maryland lost by 20 to Duke last month.

Maryland knocks off No. 2 Duke on Allen’s free throws COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Seth Allen broke a tie by making two free throws with 2.8 seconds left, and Maryland stunned No. 2 Duke 83-81 Saturday night to end a six-game skid against its bitter rival. As the final horn sounded, thousands of fans from the sellout crowd charged onto the court to celebrate the Terrapins’ most significant victory of the season. Maryland had lost 12 of 13 against Duke, including a 20-point embarrassment last month. The Terrapins (18-7, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) did not trail after halftime but never could pull away from the weary Blue Devils, who were playing their third game in a seven-day span. Duke (22-3, 9-3) trailed by 10 with 3:39 left but pulled even when Rasheed Sulaimon made three foul shots with 16.7 seconds to go. Quinn Cook then fouled Allen as the freshman guard drove through the lane, and Allen made both shots. After a Duke timeout, Cook’s desperation 30-footer bounced off the back rim. Chaos ensued as the fans immediately rushed the court. Alex Len had 19 points and nine rebounds for Maryland, and Allen scored 16. #1 INDIANA 83, PURDUE 55 — At Bloomington, Ind., Will Sheehey scored a career-high 22 points and Cody Zeller had 19 as No. 1 Indiana rolled Purdue for the second time in 2½ weeks. Indiana (23-3, 11-2 Big Ten) bucked the recent trend of No. 1 teams losing and will likely keep the top spot for a third straight week. #5 GONZAGA 71, SAN FRANCISCO 61 — At San Francisco, Kelly Olynyk had 26 points and nine rebounds and Elias Harris added 17 points and 13 rebounds to help Gonzaga snap a three-year losing streak at War Memorial Gymnasium. The Bulldogs’ frontline tandem bullied and bruised their way to a fast start and furious finish. #6 Syracuse 76, Seton Hall 65 — At Newark, N.J., Brandon Triche scored a career-high 29 points to go with 6 rebounds and 5 assists, leading No. 6 Syracuse to a tougher-than-expected victory over reeling Seton Hall. C.J. Fair added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Michael Carter-Williams had 14 points.

#7 FLORIDA 83, AUBURN 52 — At Auburn, Ala., Mike Rosario scored 22 points, Kenny Boynton had 16 and Florida routed Auburn. The Gators (21-3, 11-1 Southeastern Conference) raced to a 25-point halftime lead and set a season high with 15 3-pointers on 30 attempts #8 Michigan St. 73, Nebraska 64 — At Lincoln, Neb., Keith Appling scored 16 points to go over 1,000 for his career and Adreian Payne added 15 points and 14 rebounds in eighth-ranked Michigan State’s victory over Nebraska. The win kept Michigan State (22-4, 11-2) tied with Indiana for first place in the Big Ten. #11 BUTLER 68, FORDHAM 63 — At New York, Rotnei Clarke scored 22 points and Butler handed Fordham its sixth straight loss and ninth in the last 10 games. #18 MARQUETTE 79, #16 PITTSBURGH 69 — At Milwaukee, Vander Blue scored 19 points to help Marquette get a share of first place in the Big East. #19 New Mexico 60, Boise State 50 — At Albuquerque, N.M., Cameron Bairstow had 16 points and seven rebounds, and reserve Jamal Fenton hit a trio of 3-pointers in the second half to lead No. 19 New Mexico. PROVIDENCE 71, #21 NOTRE DAME 54 — At Providence, R.I., Kadeem Batts scored 20 points and Vincent Council had 11 assists to become Providence’s career leader. #22 Memphis 71, Marshall 59 — At Huntington, W.Va, Adonis Thomas scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead No. 22 Memphis to its 16th straight victory over Marshall. #23 Oregon 79, Washington State 77 OT — Pullman, Wash., E.J. Singler made two free throws with 3.8 seconds left, lifting No. 23 Oregon to a overtime win over slumping Washington State to hold on to first place in the Pac-12 Conference. #24 COLORADO STATE 89, AIR FORCE 86 — At Air Force Academy, Colo., Dorian Green scored 22 points to help Colorado State get its sixth straight win. TENNESSEE 88, #25 KENTUCKY 58 — At Knoxville, Tenn., Trae Golden had 24 points and eight assists as Tennessee got its most lopsided win in the 216-game history of this series. The Associated Press

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Marcus Smart, right, scored 28 points to lead Oklahoma State past rival Oklahoma.

No. 17 Cowboys edge Sooners in OT STILLWATER, Okla. — Marcus Smart scored 28 points, Le’Bryan Nash added a season-high 26 and No. 17 Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma 84-79 in overtime Saturday for its third straight down-tothe-wire win at home. Smart fed Nash for a right-handed slam with 53 seconds left in overtime to put the Cowboys (19-5, 9-3 Big 12) up 80-79, and Oklahoma couldn’t come up with an answer. Markel Brown’s steal led to a fast-break layup by Michael Cobbins, and Smart blocked Steven Pledger’s attempt at a tying 3-pointer to give Oklahoma State the ball back with 18 seconds to go. Smart sealed it with two free throws, and Cowboys fans stormed the court after OSU won its seventh straight game. Oklahoma State’s last two home wins were by two points apiece. Romero Osby led the Sooners (16-8, 7-5) with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Sam Grooms had a career-best 18 points. In a sharply played game in which both teams finished in single digits in turnovers, Oklahoma State squandered an early 11-point lead and then had to rally back from 11 points down in the second half. Nash also had a right-handed slam and a three-point play off a layup in overtime to lead the way for the Cowboys, who came into the game in a three-way tie for first place in the Big 12 with No. 10 Kansas State and No. 14 Kansas. Oklahoma had been just a game back, and the anticipation of the game attracted the first Bedlam sellout in Stillwater in five years. Iowa State 87, TCU 53 — At Ames, Iowa, freshman Georges Niang scored a career-high 19 points and Iowa State rolled past TCU for its 21st straight home win. Will Clyburn added 16 points and Tyrus McGee had 15 for the Cyclones (17-8, 7-5 Big 12), who remained the only team in the conference with a perfect home record at 14-0. Iowa State never trailed in blowing past the Horned Frogs, the only team the Cyclones have swept in the Big 12 so far. Iowa State led by 15 at halftime and jumped ahead by as much as 76-48 late in the second half. Kyan Anderson had 11 points to lead TCU (10-15, 1-11). West Virginia 66, Texas Tech 64 — At Morgantown, W. Va., Deniz Kilicli scored a career-high 25 points as West Virginia held off a formidable comeback by Texas Tech. A potential game-winning shot by the Red Raiders’ Josh Gray hit the front of the rim at the buzzer. Gray’s shot came from about 23 feet out after he took the ball inbounds from a teammate three-quarters of the court away. The Mountaineers (13-12, 6-6 Big 12 Conference) were comfortably ahead 61-53 with 3:19 left, but Texas Tech (9-14, 2-10) made three 3-point shots in a span of 2:45 in an attempt to snap what is now a six-game losing streak. Kilicli’s point total surpassed his 22-point effort against Providence on Feb. 5, 2012. He was 9 of 11 from the floor. The Associated Press

Oklahoma State women drub Kansas State by 35 From staff and wire reports STILLWATER, Okla. — Toni Young had 23 points and 18 rebounds Saturday to lead No. 25 Oklahoma State to an 80-45 victory over Kansas State. Brianna Craig led the Wildcats (13-12, 4-9) with 17 points, including five 3-pointers. All five starters were in double figures for the Cowgirls (18-6, 7-6 Big 12). Kendra Suttles also had a double-double, with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Liz Donohoe had 13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, and Tiffany Bias had 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Brittney Martin finished with 11 points.

Oklahoma State shot 54 percent from the field and dominated in the paint, outscoring Kansas State 3812 and holding a 50-22 edge in rebounding. K-State standout Brittany Chambers was held to nine points on 4-for-18 shooting, including 1-for-9 from 3-point range. Haley Texada scored nine points for the Wildcats. Mariah White added six points and five assists. Chantay Caron had four points and a team-high five rebounds. Saturday marked K-State’s third straight road loss. The Wildcats made five 3-pointers — three by Tex-

ada — in the first nine minutes and took a 17-11 lead. K-State will conlude a two-game road trip by playOklahoma State rallied with a 17-2 run over an eight- ing Oklahoma at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. minute stretch and led 35-24 at halftime. K-State was 4-for-27 from 3-point range the rest of KANSAS STATE (13-12) Caron 2-8 0-0 4, Texada 3-11 0-4 9, Chambers 4-18 0-2 9, Craig 5-10 2-2 17, the game and finished 9-for-34 (27 percent). White 2-4 2-3 6, Brown 0-2 0-0 0, Spresser 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 16-55 4-11 45. The result was a total turnaround for Oklahoma OKLAHOMA STATE (18-6) Donohoe 4-6 4-4 13, Young 11-18 1-3 23, Suttles 8-11 2-2 19, Bias 5-12 1-2 13, State, which lost 76-70 in overtime to K-State at Bram- Martin 5-11 0-0 11, Toben 0-1 0-0 0, Keller 0-2 0-0 0, Anderson 0-0 1-1 1, Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-61 9-12 80. lage Coliseum on Jan. 23. In that win, the Wildcats hit Halftime — Oklahoma St. 35-24. 3-Point goals — Kansas St. 9-34 (Craig 5-9, a school-record 16 3-pointers. Texada 3-8, Chambers 1-9, White 0-1, Brown 0-1, Spresser 0-2, Caron 0-4), Oklahoma K-State cut its deficit to 12 (55-43) with 9:53 to play St. 5-13 (Bias 2-5, Suttles 1-2, Donohoe 1-2, Martin 1-2, Toben 0-1, Keller 0-1). Fouled — none. Rebounds — Kansas St. 22 (Caron 5), Oklahoma St. 50 (Young 18). on a layup by Caron, but the Cowgirls closed out the out Assists — Kansas St. 10 (White 5), Oklahoma St. 18 (Bias, Donohoe 6). Total fouls — Kansas St. 10, Oklahoma St. 11. A — 3,128. game with a 25-2 tear.



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College men TOP 25 Results Saturday #1 Indiana 83, Purdue 55 Maryland 83, #2 Duke 81 #5 Gonzaga 71, San Francisco 61 #6 Syracuse 76, Seton Hall 65 #7 Florida 83, Auburn 52 #8 Michigan St. 73, Nebraska 64 #11 Butler 68, Fordham 63 #18 Marquette 79, #16 Pittsburgh 69 #19 New Mexico 60, Boise State 50 Providence 71, #21 Notre Dame 54 #22 Memphis 71, Marshall 59 #23 Oregon 79, Washington State 77, OT #24 Colorado State 89, Air Force 86 Tennessee 88, #25 Kentucky 58 Games Sunday #3 Miami at Clemson, 5 p.m. #4 Michigan vs. Penn State, 11 a.m. #9 Arizona at Utah, 2 p.m. #12 Louisville at South Florida, noon #13 Ohio State at #20 Wisconsin, noon BIG 12 Conference Overall Kansas 9-3 21-4 Kansas State 9-3 20-5 Oklahoma State 9-3 19-5 Iowa State 7-5 17-8 Oklahoma 7-5 16-8 Baylor 7-5 16-9 West Virginia 6-6 13-12 Texas 3-9 11-14 Texas Tech 2-10 9-14 TCU 1-11 10-15 Results Saturday #10 Kansas State 81, Baylor 61 #14 Kansas 73, Texas 47 #17 Oklahoma St. 84, Oklahoma 79, OT Iowa State 87, TCU 53 West Virginia 66, Texas Tech 64 MISSOURI VALLEY Conference Overall Wichita State 10-4 21-5 Creighton 10-5 21-6 Indiana State 9-6 16-7 Northern Iowa 9-6 16-11 Illinois State 7-7 16-10 Evansville 7-8 14-13 Bradley 7-8 15-12 Missouri State 6-9 8-19 Drake 5-10 11-15 Southern Illinois 4-11 11-15 Results Saturday Bradley 80, Indiana State 68 Creighton 71, Evansville 68 Northern Iowa 71, Drake 64 Southern Illinois 62, Missouri St. 54 Games Sunday Wichita State at Illinois State, 7 p.m. MIAA Conference Overall Central Missouri 11-4 17-6 Fort Hays State 11-4 17-6 Northeastern State 10-6 17-7 Washburn 9-5 16-6 Central Oklahoma 9-5 11-11 Lindenwood 9-6 16-7 Northwest Missouri 9-6 16-8 Pittsburg State 8-6 15-7 Emporia State 6-8 11-11 Missouri Southern 6-9 11-12 Southwest Baptist 6-9 8-15 Missouri Western 5-9 9-13 Truman State 5-9 8-14 Nebraska-Kearney 3-11 6-16 Lincoln 2-12 3-21 Results Saturday N.W. Missouri 63, Washburn 61 Emporia State 69, Missouri Southern 66 Pittsburg St. 89, Northeastern St. 59 Lindenwood 87, S.W. Baptist 76 Central Missouri 93, Lincoln 61 Fort Hays St. 82, Nebraska-Kearney 70 HAAC Conference Overall Evangel 14-2 21-5 MidAmerica Nazarene 13-3 21-7 Culver-Stockton 12-4 21-7 Central Methodist 10-6 17-11 Benedictine 9-7 17-10 Baker 7-9 14-12 Peru State 4-12 11-16 Avila 4-12 9-17 Missouri Valley 4-12 9-19 Graceland 3-13 6-21 Results Saturday Evangel 79, Culver-Stockton 78, OT Avila 82, Peru State 80 MidAmerica Nazarene 78, Mo. Valley 77 Central Methodist 76, Benedictine 72 KCAC Conference Overall Saint Mary 16-2 22-7 Tabor 14-4 15-12 Sterling 13-4 19-9 Friends 13-5 16-12 Bethany 8-10 12-14 Southwestern 7-11 16-13 McPherson 6-12 12-17 Ottawa 6-13 9-20 Kansas Wesleyan 5-13 8-20 Bethel 2-16 3-25 Results Saturday Friends 84, Ottawa 64 Bethany 74, Sterling 69 Tabor 84, Kansas Wesleyan 79 McPherson 83, Bethel 78, OT Saint Mary 86, Southwestern 74 KJCCC Eastern Division Conference Overall Coffeyville 14-0 25-1 Cowley 11-3 16-10 Labette 9-5 15-11 Highland 7-7 15-11 Independence 7-7 13-13 Kansas City, Kan. 7-7 12-14 Fort Scott 6-8 12-13 Johnson County 4-10 9-17 Neosho County 3-11 10-16 Allen 2-12 6-20 Western Division Conference Overall Hutchinson 11-2 25-2 Seward County 11-2 20-7 Barton 9-4 22-5 Butler 9-4 21-6 Cloud County 5-8 14-13 Dodge City 5-9 13-15 Pratt 4-9 14-13 Colby 3-11 12-16 Garden City 3-11 11-17 Results Saturday Highland 107, Hesston 65 Brown Mackie 84, Johnson County 52 Kansas City, Kan. 71, Fort Scott 66 Labette 80, Neosho County 74 Cowley 74, Independence 63 Coffeyville 79, Allen 55 Garden City 77, Cloud County 68 Butler 60, Pratt 52 Hutchinson 89, Colby 66 Seward County 79, Dodge City 64 TOURNAMENT NJAC Tournament First round William Paterson 71, Rowan 56 FAR WEST BYU 86, Portland 72 E. Washington 86, S. Utah 72 Long Beach St. 75, UC Riverside 35 Montana 61, Idaho St. 54 N. Colorado 78, Sacramento St. 64 New Mexico 60, Boise St. 50 St. Mary’s (Cal) 61, Loyola Marymount 50 UCLA 88, Stanford 80 UNLV 72, San Diego St. 70 Weber St. 69, Montana St. 61 Wyoming 55, Fresno St. 51, OT SOUTHWEST Arkansas 73, Missouri 71 Houston Baptist 53, Texas-Pan Am 48 Mary Hardin-Baylor 87, Sul Ross St. 61


McNeese St. 69, Lamar 62 Middle Tennessee 66, UALR 61 Oral Roberts 56, Texas A&M-CC 51 Prairie View 80, MVSU 77 Rogers St. 74, Wayland Baptist 59 Sam Houston St. 80, Cent. Arkansas 75 Texas Southern 75, Ark.-Pine Bluff 69 Tulsa 101, Houston 92, 3OT UTEP 73, UCF 58 UTSA 73, Texas St. 62 MIDWEST Adrian 60, Albion 51 Akron 67, Bowling Green 50 Ark.-Monticello 53, S. Nazarene 52 Augsburg 71, St. Mary’s (Minn.) 60 Augustana (SD) 92, SW Minnesota St. 82 Austin Peay 83, SIU-Edwardsville 71 Baldwin-Wallace 89, Muskingum 58 Bemidji St. 63, Mary 56 Bethany Lutheran 82, Crown (Minn.) 66 Bethel (Minn.) 77, Macalester 60 Buffalo 79, Miami (Ohio) 71 Calvin 86, Olivet 60 Capital 61, Ohio Northern 47 Carleton 75, Hamline 59 Carroll (Wis.) 95, Knox 61 Chicago St. 82, Urbana 74 Concordia (Mich.) 69, Lawrence Tech 66 Concordia (Moor.) 69, Gustavus 62 Dayton 70, Xavier 59 DePaul 75, Rutgers 69 DePauw 68, Wooster 41 Detroit 84, Valparaiso 74 E. Illinois 79, Murray St. 70 E. Michigan 56, Ball St. 50 Findlay 67, Lake Erie 41 Heidelberg 60, Otterbein 54 IPFW 64, South Dakota 51 Indiana 83, Purdue 55 John Carroll 74, Marietta 68 Kalamazoo 80, Trine 68 Lawrence 114, Grinnell 106, OT Loyola of Chicago 69, Ill.-Chicago 60 Madonna 76, Aquinas 67 Malone 90, Ohio Dominican 66 Minn. Duluth 74, Minn. St.-Moorhead 66 Minn.-Morris 94, Martin Luther 67 Minot St. 88, Minn.-Crookston 55 Mount Mercy 69, Viterbo 63 N. Arizona 74, North Dakota 72, OT N. Dakota St. 75, IUPUI 39 North Central (Minn.) 79, Northland 66 Northwestern (Iowa) 84, St. Scholastica 66 Northwestern Ohio 82, Marygrove 61 Northwood (Mich.) 60, Grand Valley St. 52 Oakland 86, UMKC 74 Ohio 78, Kent St. 75, OT Ohio Wesleyan 67, Denison 64 S. Dakota St. 64, W. Illinois 55 Saint Louis 76, Charlotte 58 St. Cloud St. 78, Northern St. (SD) 62 St. John’s (Minn.) 79, St. Olaf 76 Toledo 73, Cent. Michigan 64 W. Michigan 66, N. Illinois 58 Wayne (Neb.) 77, Sioux Falls 57 Wheaton (Ill.) 64, Carthage 58 Winona St. 75, Minn. St.-Mankato 64 Wis.-La Crosse 83, Wis.-Superior 79 Wis.-Parkside 74, Bellarmine 72 Wis.-Stevens Pt. 68, Wis.-Eau Claire 34 Wis.-Stout 49, Wis.-Oshkosh 47 SOUTH Alabama 68, South Carolina 58 Alabama A&M 72, Alcorn St. 65 Alice Lloyd 71, Indiana-East 68 Arkansas St. 87, Louisiana-Monroe 54 Augusta St. 52, Ga. Southwestern 43 Barton 100, Lees-McRae 62 Benedict 86, Clark Atlanta 59 Bridgewater (Va.) 78, Guilford 75 Campbell 87, VMI 78 Charleston Southern 73, UNC Asheville 65 Christian Brothers 84, Shorter 69 Coll. of Charleston 69, Georgia Southern Columbus St. 72, Georgia College 69 Cumberland (Tenn.) 66, Rio Grande 60 Cumberlands 83, Shawnee St. 79 Davidson 72, The Citadel 57 Delaware St. 57, Coppin St. 43 E. Kentucky 80, Jacksonville St. 67 Elon 80, W. Carolina 73, OT FIU 87, W. Kentucky 82 Flagler 87, Armstrong Atlantic 85 Florida A&M 46, Howard 45 Florida St. 69, Boston College 66 Freed-Hardeman 93, Mid Continent 78 Gardner-Webb 70, Coastal Carolina 63 Georgetown (Ky.) 104, Bluefield 100 Georgia St. 78, George Mason 60 Georgia Tech 57, Wake Forest 56 Hampden-Sydney 82, Emory & Henry 61 High Point 73, Liberty 68 Indiana-Southeast 85, Asbury 70 Jackson St. 77, Grambling St. 38 Kentucky St. 111, Lane 80 King (Tenn.) 91, Mount Olive 58 LSU 80, Mississippi St. 68 Lenoir-Rhyne 71, Brevard 60 Limestone 70, Pfeiffer 56 Lipscomb 84, Florida Gulf Coast 74 Livingstone 68, Johnson C. Smith 56 Longwood 76, Radford 61 Louisiana-Lafayette 58, FAU 57 Loyola NO 61, Faulkner 43 Mercer 71, ETSU 54 Mississippi 84, Georgia 74, OT Morehead St. 65, Tennessee Tech 63 Morgan St. 87, Md.-Eastern Shore 55 NC State 90, Virginia Tech 86, OT North Carolina 93, Virginia 81 North Texas 63, Troy 61 Northwestern St. 84, Nicholls St. 79 Nova Southeastern 75, Tampa 52 Oakland City 76, Trevecca Nazarene 70, OT Park 69, Hannibal-LaGrange 61 Pikeville 77, Campbellsville 75 Presbyterian 64, Winthrop 57 Randolph-Macon 70, Randolph 52 Richmond 83, St. Bonaventure 80, OT SC State 72, NC A&T 70 SC-Upstate 79, Kennesaw St. 67 SE Louisiana 54, Stephen F. Austin 50 SE Missouri 96, UT-Martin 74 Samford 64, Furman 53 Savannah St. 44, NC Central 36 Shaw 83, St. Augustine’s 77 Southern Miss. 86, East Carolina 82, OT Southern U. 58, Alabama St. 49 Spalding 86, Fontbonne 63 Stetson 62, N. Kentucky 46 Tenn. Wesleyan 110, Reinhardt 106 Transylvania 83, Bluffton 72 Tulane 78, SMU 67 Tusculum 72, Catawba 52 UAB 80, Rice 57 UNC Wilmington 73, Northeastern 67 Union (Ky.) 78, Bryan 58 Union (Tenn.) 101, North Alabama 99 VCU 84, George Washington 57 Vanderbilt 63, Texas A&M 56 West Liberty 103, Fairmont St. 99 William & Mary 74, Old Dominion 62 Wingate 120, Mars Hill 72 Wofford 78, Chattanooga 58 Xavier (NO) 68, Southern NO 66

Top 25/Big 12 boxes #1 INDIANA 83, PURDUE 55 PURDUE (12-14) Byrd 2-7 0-0 6, Hammons 3-10 0-0 6, T. Johnson 5-12 0-0 11, R. Johnson 2-8 3-4 7, Davis 2-3 0-1 4, A. Johnson 4-8 2-2 11, Toyra 0-0 0-1 0, Hale 0-2 0-0 0, Beshears 0-0 0-0 0, Lawson 1-1 0-0 2, Carroll 0-0 1-2 1, Marcius 2-5 3-4 7. Totals 21-56 9-14 55. INDIANA (23-3) Watford 4-6 3-4 14, Zeller 7-12 5-6 19, Hulls 3-6 2-2 11, Oladipo 1-3 1-2 3, Ferrell 2-7 0-0 4, Sheehey 9-9 2-5 22, Mosquera-Perea 0-1 1-4 1, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Wayer 0-0 0-0 0, Creek 2-3 1-1 5, Abell 1-1 0-0 2, Howard 0-0 0-0 0, Elston 0-1 0-0 0, Hollowell 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 30-54 15-24 83. Halftime — Indiana 41-29. 3-Point Goals — Purdue 4-11 (Byrd 2-6, A. Johnson 1-1, T. Johnson 1-2, R. Johnson 0-2), Indiana 8-19 (Watford 3-5, Hulls 3-6, Sheehey 2-2, Elston 0-1, Hollowell 0-2, Ferrell 0-3). Fouled Out — Davis. Rebounds — Purdue 30 (Marcius 7), Indiana 39 (Zeller 9). Assists — Purdue 7 (A. Johnson 2), Indiana 16 (Ferrell, Hulls 5). Total Fouls — Purdue 23, Indiana 18. A — 17,472.

MARYLAND 83, #2 DUKE 81 DUKE (22-3) Mas. Plumlee 2-7 0-2 4, Jefferson 0-0 0-0 0, Cook 6-16 4-5 18, Sulaimon 4-12 7-7 16, Curry 11-17 0-1 25, Thornton 1-1 1-2 3, Murphy 2-5 0-1 4, Hairston 4-5 3-3 11, Mar. Plumlee 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-63 15-21 81. MARYLAND (18-7) Wells 3-5 3-6 9, Cleare 1-2 3-3 5, Len 6-8 7-8 19, Allen 4-7 7-8 16, Layman 3-6 1-2 8, Mitchell 4-7 0-0 8, Aronhalt 1-3 0-0 3, Faust 2-4 2-2 7, Padgett 3-3 2-5 8. Totals 27-45 25-34 83. Halftime — Maryland 35-34. 3-Point Goals — Duke 6-19 (Curry 3-7, Cook 2-6, Sulaimon 1-4, Murphy 0-2), Maryland 4-13 (Faust 1-2, Allen 1-3, Aronhalt 1-3, Layman 1-4, Wells 0-1). Fouled Out — Hairston, Mas. Plumlee, Wells. Rebounds — Duke 20 (Sulaimon 4), Maryland 40 (Len 9). Assists — Duke 14 (Cook 6), Maryland 11 (Wells 7). Total Fouls — Duke 24, Maryland 25. A — 17,950. #5 GONZAGA 71, SAN FRANCISCO 61 GONZAGA (25-2) Pangos 1-5 5-6 8, Bell, Jr. 3-7 2-3 9, Olynyk 13-17 0-0 26, Harris 7-15 3-5 17, Hart 1-2 0-0 2, Dranginis 0-0 0-0 0, Stockton 0-2 0-0 0, Karnowski 0-3 0-0 0, Dower 0-2 2-2 2, Barham 2-5 2-2 7. Totals 27-58 14-18 71. SAN FRANCISCO (11-15) Christiansen 0-2 0-0 0, Adams 1-6 0-0 3, Parker 2-7 5-6 9, Dickerson 6-12 0-0 15, Doolin 6-11 2-4 14, Holmes 2-5 0-0 5, Xu 0-1 0-0 0, Tollefsen 2-5 1-2 6, Rogers 1-2 0-0 2, Derksen 1-6 4-4 7. Totals 21-57 12-16 61. Halftime — Gonzaga 34-27. 3-Point Goals — Gonzaga 3-16 (Barham 1-4, Bell, Jr. 1-4, Pangos 1-5, Hart 0-1, Olynyk 0-2), San Francisco 7-23 (Dickerson 3-5, Holmes 1-2, Derksen 1-4, Adams 1-4, Tollefsen 1-4, Rogers 0-1, Doolin 0-3). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Gonzaga 45 (Harris 13), San Francisco 29 (Dickerson 5). Assists — Gonzaga 8 (Hart 3), San Francisco 12 (Doolin 6). Total Fouls — Gonzaga 13, San Francisco 22. A — 4,300. #6 SYRACUSE 76, SETON HALL 65 SYRACUSE (21-4) Carter-Williams 3-10 8-10 14, Grant 0-2 0-2 0, Fair 7-18 4-4 19, Triche 10-18 5-7 29, Christmas 0-0 3-4 3, Keita 0-2 0-0 0, Southerland 4-12 0-2 11. Totals 24-62 20-29 76. SETON HALL (13-13) Cosby 2-6 4-6 10, Mobley 3-9 2-2 9, Karlis 3-7 0-0 8, Edwin 7-13 3-7 21, Johnson 0-1 0-2 0, Maayan 0-0 0-0 0, Smyth 1-4 0-0 3, Teague 3-4 8-12 14. Totals 19-44 17-29 65. Halftime — Syracuse 36-30. 3-Point Goals — Syracuse 8-20 (Triche 4-7, Southerland 3-9, Fair 1-3, Grant 0-1), Seton Hall 10-26 (Edwin 4-7, Karlis 2-4, Cosby 2-6, Smyth 1-4, Mobley 1-5). Fouled Out — Christmas. Rebounds — Syracuse 42 (Fair 11), Seton Hall 32 (Teague 9). Assists — Syracuse 13 (Triche 5), Seton Hall 14 (Cosby 5). Total Fouls — Syracuse 19, Seton Hall 23. A — NA. #7 FLORIDA 83, AUBURN 52 FLORIDA (21-3) Murphy 4-6 0-0 11, Young 1-3 0-0 2, Boynton 5-11 2-2 16, Rosario 9-14 2-3 22, Wilbekin 3-7 0-0 6, Kurtz 0-0 0-0 0, Ogbueze 0-1 2-4 2, Graham 0-2 0-0 0, Frazier II 6-7 0-0 18, Prather 3-3 0-1 6, Walker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-54 6-10 83. AUBURN (9-16) Payne 1-6 1-2 3, Chubb 0-4 1-2 1, Denson 5-8 3-4 13, S. Johnson 2-5 4-4 8, Wallace 0-3 0-0 0, Dixon-Tatum 0-2 0-0 0, Price 5-10 1-2 12, Sullivan 3-6 0-0 8, Greene Jr. 1-4 0-0 2, Granger 1-3 0-0 2, N. Johnson 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 19-54 10-14 52. Halftime — Florida 47-22. 3-Point Goals — Florida 15-30 (Frazier II 6-7, Boynton 4-9, Murphy 3-4, Rosario 2-6, Graham 0-1, Wilbekin 0-3), Auburn 4-16 (Sullivan 2-3, Price 1-3, N. Johnson 1-3, Wallace 0-1, Payne 0-1, Greene Jr. 0-2, S. Johnson 0-3). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Florida 30 (Murphy 6), Auburn 30 (Payne 7). Assists — Florida 25 (Wilbekin 10), Auburn 9 (S. Johnson 3). Total Fouls — Florida 11, Auburn 14. Technical — Auburn Bench. A — 8,953. #8 MICHIGAN ST. 73, NEBRASKA 64 MICHIGAN ST. (22-4) Payne 4-8 7-8 15, Nix 4-9 5-6 13, Appling 3-11 9-10 16, Harris 5-6 2-4 14, Dawson 2-5 0-0 4, Byrd 0-0 0-1 0, Gauna 0-0 0-0 0, Costello 2-2 0-0 4, Valentine 3-4 0-0 7. Totals 23-45 23-29 73. NEBRASKA (12-14) Ubel 3-5 0-0 7, Shields 7-13 2-2 19, Rivers 3-10 1-1 7, Gallegos 0-13 1-2 1, Talley 8-16 8-8 28, Parker 1-1 0-0 2, Tyrance 0-0 0-0 0, Almeida 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 22-62 12-13 64. Halftime — Michigan St. 29-24. 3-Point Goals — Michigan St. 4-13 (Harris 2-3, Valentine 1-1, Appling 1-7, Payne 0-2), Nebraska 8-24 (Talley 4-9, Shields 3-3, Ubel 1-1, Rivers 0-1, Gallegos 0-10). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Michigan St. 42 (Payne 14), Nebraska 24 (Shields 13). Assists — Michigan St. 8 (Appling 4), Nebraska 9 (Ubel 3). Total Fouls — Michigan St. 13, Nebraska 20. A — 12,202. #11 BUTLER 68, FORDHAM 63 BUTLER (21-5) Jones 5-9 3-7 13, Marshall 2-5 0-0 4, Smith 3-7 6-6 12, Barlow 0-1 1-2 1, Clarke 6-16 6-6 22, Fromm 0-2 0-0 0, Dunham 2-8 3-7 9, Woods 2-2 3-6 7, Stigall 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-51 22-34 68. FORDHAM (6-20) Leonard 5-8 0-0 10, Canty 1-1 0-0 2, Frazier 1-9 2-3 4, Thomas 4-13 1-1 12, Myers 0-4 0-0 0, Zivkovic 0-2 0-0 0, Smith 1-6 3-4 6, Rhoomes 3-3 2-3 8, Gaston 9-17 3-4 21. Totals 24-63 1115 63. Halftime — Butler 30-26. 3-Point Goals — Butler 6-21 (Clarke 4-10, Dunham 2-7, Stigall 0-1, Barlow 0-1, Smith 0-2), Fordham 4-19 (Thomas 3-5, Smith 1-5, Zivkovic 0-2, Myers 0-3, Frazier 0-4). Fouled Out — Smith. Rebounds — Butler 42 (Woods 10), Fordham 38 (Leonard 9). Assists — Butler 11 (Clarke 4), Fordham 14 (Frazier 8). Total Fouls — Butler 19, Fordham 23. Technicals — Marshall, Leonard, Fordham Bench. A — 3,200. #18 MARQUETTE 79, #16 PITTSBURGH 69 PITTSBURGH (20-6) Patterson 7-12 1-4 19, Zanna 1-4 2-2 4, Adams 2-5 0-0 4, Robinson 1-5 4-4 6, Woodall 4-11 0-0 10, Wright 2-5 1-2 5, Johnson 3-6 0-0 6, Taylor 3-5 2-2 8, Zeigler 1-3 0-0 2, Moore 1-4 2-2 5. Totals 25-60 12-16 69. MARQUETTE (18-6) Anderson 0-1 0-0 0, Otule 2-2 0-0 4, Cadougan 2-4 2-4 6, Blue 7-8 3-4 19, Lockett 3-4 4-6 11, J. Wilson 5-10 1-2 13, Mayo 3-6 3-3 9, D. Wilson 0-0 1-2 1, Taylor, Jr. 0-1 2-2 2, Gardner 4-10 6-6 14. Totals 26-46 22-29 79. Halftime — Marquette 42-29. 3-Point Goals — Pittsburgh 7-21 (Patterson 4-7, Woodall 2-7, Moore 1-2, Wright 0-1, Robinson 0-1, Johnson 0-3), Marquette 5-11 (Blue 2-2, J. Wilson 2-4, Lockett 1-1, Anderson 0-1, Mayo 0-3). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Pittsburgh 24 (Adams, Patterson 5), Marquette 33 (J. Wilson 8). Assists — Pittsburgh 18 (Woodall 8), Marquette 18 (Cadougan 6). Total Fouls — Pittsburgh 20, Marquette 12. Technical — Pittsburgh Bench. A — 17,308. #17 OKLAHOMA ST. 84, OKLAHOMA 79, OT OKLAHOMA (16-8) M’Baye 3-9 0-0 6, Osby 6-15 6-9 18, Pledger 7-15 1-2 18, Hornbeak 3-6 1-2 10, Cousins 0-1 0-0 0, Grooms 9-11 0-0 18, Fitzgerald 0-1 4-4 4, Fraschilla 0-0 0-0 0, Clark 1-3 3-4 5. Totals 2961 15-21 79. OKLAHOMA ST. (19-5) Nash 9-18 8-11 26, Cobbins 2-4 0-0 4, Jurick 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 5-13 3-6 14, Smart 7-14 11-14 28, Gardner 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 0-3 0-0 0, Forte 3-6 2-2 10, Murphy 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 27-62 24-33 84. Halftime — Oklahoma 35-27. End Of Regulation — Tied 73. 3-Point Goals — Oklahoma 6-15 (Pledger 3-6, Hornbeak 3-6, Cousins 0-1, M’Baye 0-1, Osby 0-1), Oklahoma St. 6-16 (Smart 3-4, Forte 2-5, Brown 1-5, Williams 0-1, Nash 0-1). Fouled Out — M’Baye. Rebounds — Oklahoma 41 (Osby 15), Oklahoma St. 36 (Smart 7). Assists — Oklahoma 9 (Grooms 4), Oklahoma St. 11 (Smart 4). Total Fouls — Oklahoma 23, Oklahoma St. 19. A — 13,611.



PROVIDENCE 71, #21 NOTRE DAME 54 NOTRE DAME (20-6) Connaughton 0-4 0-0 0, Knight 5-7 1-2 11, Cooley 5-10 2-2 12, Atkins 3-8 0-1 7, Grant 2-9 2-3 6, Biedscheid 1-5 0-0 2, Auguste 1-4 3-3 5, Crowley 0-0 0-0 0, Sherman 5-9 1-3 11, Burgett 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-56 9-14 54. PROVIDENCE (14-11) Henton 5-12 2-2 13, Batts 10-16 0-1 20, Dunn 1-5 0-2 3, Cotton 8-14 0-0 19, Council 2-8 3-4 7, Fortune 2-6 0-0 6, Kofane 0-0 0-0 0, Goldsbrough 1-2 0-0 3, Bancroft 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 29-65 5-9 71. Halftime — Providence 34-26. 3-Point Goals — Notre Dame 1-14 (Atkins 1-3, Biedscheid 0-3, Connaughton 0-4, Grant 0-4), Providence 8-20 (Cotton 3-6, Fortune 2-3, Goldsbrough 1-1, Dunn 1-2, Henton 1-3, Bancroft 0-2, Council 0-3). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Notre Dame 32 (Cooley 10), Providence 43 (Council 11). Assists — Notre Dame 14 (Grant 7), Providence 20 (Council 11). Total Fouls — Notre Dame 15, Providence 12. A — 12,428. #22 MEMPHIS 71, MARSHALL 59 MEMPHIS (22-3) Thomas 9-17 3-4 23, Goodwin 2-4 0-0 4, Stephens 1-3 0-0 2, Jackson 4-9 3-7 12, Johnson 4-9 1-1 11, Hall 4-7 0-0 8, Crawford 2-7 0-0 4, Black 2-7 1-2 5, Wilson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 2964 8-14 71. MARSHALL (11-15) Tinnon 7-15 1-1 15, Pittman 5-15 4-6 16, Spikes 0-3 1-2 1, Scarver 2-7 0-0 5, Kane 4-9 5-7 16, Goff 2-4 0-3 4, Hanner 0-0 0-0 0, Boykins 0-1 0-0 0, Manning 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 21-55 1119 59. Halftime — Memphis 43-26. 3-Point Goals — Memphis 5-15 (Thomas 2-4, Johnson 2-5, Jackson 1-2, Stephens 0-1, Crawford 0-3), Marshall 6-24 (Kane 3-5, Pittman 2-10, Scarver 1-5, Spikes 0-1, Boykins 0-1, Tinnon 0-2). Fouled Out — Black, Stephens. Rebounds — Memphis 41 (Thomas 10), Marshall 37 (Tinnon 13). Assists — Memphis 15 (Crawford, Johnson 5), Marshall 9 (Kane 5). Total Fouls — Memphis 21, Marshall 15. A — 6,116. #23 OREGON 79, WASHINGTON ST. 77, OT OREGON (21-5) Kazemi 2-2 4-5 8, Singler 6-11 9-10 25, Woods 1-3 0-0 2, Loyd 2-6 0-2 4, Dotson 6-17 2-3 16, Richardson III 0-0 0-0 0, Austin 2-4 0-0 4, Moore 0-1 0-0 0, Carter 0-0 0-0 0, Emory 7-13 5-9 20. Totals 26-57 20-29 79. WASHINGTON ST. (11-15) Motum 3-10 6-9 12, Shelton 2-7 3-4 9, Lacy 2-9 1-2 6, Woolridge 10-15 10-11 36, KernichDrew 3-7 0-0 9, Leavitt 1-2 3-4 5, DiIorio 0-1 0-0 0, Longrus 0-1 0-1 0. Totals 21-52 23-31 77. Halftime — Washington St. 38-27. End Of Regulation — Tied 71. 3-Point Goals — Oregon 7-24 (Singler 4-8, Dotson 2-6, Emory 1-5, Moore 0-1, Loyd 0-4), Washington St. 12-28 (Woolridge 6-9, Kernich-Drew 3-6, Shelton 2-6, Lacy 1-5, Motum 0-2). Fouled Out — Kernich-Drew. Rebounds — Oregon 39 (Kazemi 12), Washington St. 32 (Shelton 10). Assists — Oregon 10 (Loyd 7), Washington St. 13 (Woolridge 5). Total Fouls — Oregon 20, Washington St. 19. Technical — Washington St. Bench. A — 5,216. #24 COLORADO ST. 89, AIR FORCE 86 COLORADO ST. (21-4) Hornung 5-10 2-3 13, G. Smith 3-6 10-12 16, Iverson 6-6 3-5 15, Eikmeier 7-14 2-2 19, Green 6-12 7-9 22, Bejarano 0-2 0-0 0, Octeus 1-2 2-3 4, Santo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-52 26-34 89. AIR FORCE (15-9) Fitzgerald 2-3 0-0 4, Earls 2-5 0-0 5, Broekhuis 3-7 0-0 7, Fletcher 4-8 0-0 11, Lyons 17-25 5-8 45, Olesinski 1-4 0-0 3, Coggins 0-0 0-0 0, Hammonds 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 3-5 0-2 7, Yon 1-2 2-2 4, Green 0-3 0-0 0, Kammerer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-62 7-12 86. Halftime — Colorado St. 48-40. 3-Point Goals — Colorado St. 7-20 (Green 3-7, Eikmeier 3-10, Hornung 1-1, Bejarano 0-1, Octeus 0-1), Air Force 13-31 (Lyons 6-13, Fletcher 3-5, Williams 1-1, Earls 1-2, Broekhuis 1-3, Olesinski 1-3, Fitzgerald 0-1, Green 0-3). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Colorado St. 39 (Hornung 16), Air Force 23 (Fitzgerald 4). Assists — Colorado St. 13 (Hornung 4), Air Force 19 (Fletcher 6). Total Fouls — Colorado St. 17, Air Force 24. A — 5,862. TENNESSEE 88, #25 KENTUCKY 58 KENTUCKY (17-8) Cauley-Stein 1-4 0-0 2, Wiltjer 5-15 6-6 18, Polson 3-4 4-4 11, Goodwin 2-9 3-5 7, Mays 4-10 1-2 12, Hood 2-5 0-0 4, Harrow 0-2 0-0 0, Lanter 0-0 0-0 0, Poythress 2-4 0-1 4. Totals 1953 14-18 58. TENNESSEE (14-10) Stokes 3-10 3-5 9, McRae 6-11 2-2 15, Richardson 1-1 0-0 2, Moore 4-5 0-1 8, Golden 6-8 11-12 24, Makanjuola 0-1 1-2 1, Reese 0-0 0-0 0, McBee 3-3 0-0 9, Murphy 0-0 0-0 0, Hall 3-6 6-7 12, Lopez 0-0 0-0 0, Chievous 0-0 0-0 0, Edwards 3-5 2-2 8. Totals 29-50 25-31 88. Halftime — Tennessee 50-26. 3-Point Goals — Kentucky 6-15 (Mays 3-7, Wiltjer 2-5, Polson 1-1, Hood 0-1, Goodwin 0-1), Tennessee 5-5 (McBee 3-3, McRae 1-1, Golden 1-1). Fouled Out — Cauley-Stein, Harrow, Moore, Poythress. Rebounds — Kentucky 21 (Wiltjer 6), Tennessee 39 (Stokes 9). Assists — Kentucky 8 (Goodwin 4), Tennessee 14 (Golden 8). Total Fouls — Kentucky 24, Tennessee 21. Technicals — CauleyStein, Goodwin, Kentucky Bench, Lopez. A — 21,678. IOWA ST. 87, TCU 53 TCU (10-15) Hill Jr. 4-9 0-0 9, Crossland 4-6 2-5 10, Anderson 4-15 1-2 11, Abron 1-3 1-2 3, Green 3-11 0-0 8, Smith III 1-1 0-1 2, Montigel 0-0 0-0 0, Butler Lind 2-6 1-2 6, McKinney 2-4 0-5 4, Zurcher 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-55 5-17 53. IOWA ST. (17-8) Babb 4-7 0-0 11, Ejim 4-7 1-1 9, Lucious 2-5 4-5 9, Clyburn 5-10 4-5 16, Niang 6-9 4-4 19, Palo 1-2 3-4 5, Okoro 1-1 0-0 3, McBeth 0-1 0-0 0, Long 0-0 0-0 0, Booker 0-1 0-0 0, Gibson 0-1 0-0 0, McGee 5-10 1-1 15, Ellerman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-54 17-20 87. Halftime — Iowa St. 36-21. 3-Point Goals — TCU 6-25 (Green 2-7, Anderson 2-11, Butler Lind 1-3, Hill Jr. 1-4), Iowa St. 14-29 (McGee 4-7, Niang 3-5, Babb 3-6, Clyburn 2-4, Okoro 1-1, Lucious 1-3, Gibson 0-1, Booker 0-1, Ejim 0-1). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — TCU 27 (McKinney 6), Iowa St. 41 (Clyburn 8). Assists — TCU 15 (Anderson 8), Iowa St. 17 (Lucious 6). Total Fouls — TCU 17, Iowa St. 17. Technical — Abron. A — 14,376. WEST VIRGINIA 66, TEXAS TECH 64 TEXAS TECH (9-14) Kravic 2-6 1-3 5, Tolbert 4-6 2-5 10, Hannahs 4-11 0-0 12, Gray 1-9 2-2 4, Williams, Jr. 3-7 3-4 11, Nurse 0-0 0-0 0, Tapsoba 2-4 0-0 4, Adams 0-0 0-0 0, Gotcher 0-1 0-0 0, Crockett 7-12 3-4 18. Totals 23-56 11-18 64. WEST VIRGINIA (13-12) Kilicli 9-11 7-14 25, Noreen 0-1 2-4 2, Hinds 2-8 1-2 5, Harris 5-10 3-4 15, Browne 0-2 5-6 5, Rutledge 0-1 0-0 0, Staten 0-1 2-4 2, Henderson 2-3 2-2 8, Murray 1-2 2-5 4, Miles 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-39 24-41 66. Halftime — West Virginia 32-25. 3-Point Goals — Texas Tech 7-19 (Hannahs 4-8, Williams, Jr. 2-4, Crockett 1-3, Gotcher 0-1, Gray 0-3), West Virginia 4-12 (Henderson 2-3, Harris 2-6, Noreen 0-1, Hinds 0-2). Fouled Out — Crockett, Kravic, Tolbert. Rebounds — Texas Tech 29 (Crockett 10), West Virginia 39 (Kilicli 8). Assists — Texas Tech 14 (Gray 8), West Virginia 12 (Murray 3). Total Fouls — Texas Tech 30, West Virginia 18. A — 10,530.

College women TOP 25 Results Saturday #3 Connecticut 65, Rutgers 45 #23 Syracuse 80, Pittsburgh 39 Games Sunday #2 Notre Dame at Marquette, 1:30 p.m. #4 Stanford at #15 UCLA, 2:30 p.m. #5 Duke vs. Wake Forest, 2 p.m. #6 California at Southern Cal, 4 p.m. #7 Maryland at Virginia, 4 p.m. #10 Louisville vs. DePaul, 12:30 p.m. #12 Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. #13 Georgia at Florida, noon #14 N. Carolina at #19 Florida St., noon #16 South Carolina at Mississippi, 1 p.m. #18 Purdue vs. Iowa, 4 p.m. #20 Delaware at William & Mary, 1 p.m. #21 Colorado at Arizona State, 3 p.m. #22 Oklahoma at Kansas, 1:30 p.m. #24 Iowa St. vs. W. Virginia, 12:30 p.m. BIG 12 Conference Overall Baylor 14-0 24-1 Iowa State 9-4 18-5 Oklahoma 8-4 18-6 Texas Tech 8-5 18-7 Oklahoma State 7-6 18-6 Kansas 6-6 15-8 West Virginia 6-7 14-10 Kansas State 4-9 13-12 Texas 2-10 9-14 TCU 0-13 7-17 Results Saturday #1 Baylor 78, TCU 45 #25 Oklahoma St. 80, Kansas St. 45 Games Sunday Texas at Texas Tech, 2:30 p.m. #22 Oklahoma at Kansas, 1:30 p.m. #24 Iowa St. vs. W. Virginia, 12:30 p.m. MISSOURI VALLEY Conference Overall Wichita State 11-2 17-8 Creighton 10-3 18-6 Illinois State 9-4 17-8 Indiana State 8-5 16-8 Northern Iowa 7-5 12-12 Evansville 6-6 8-15 Bradley 4-8 10-13 Missouri State 4-9 12-13 Drake 3-10 8-16 Southern Illinois 1-11 4-19

Results Saturday Creighton 56, Wichita St. 46 Northern Iowa 70, Bradley 45 Indiana St. 77, Southern Illinois 64 Drake 75, Missouri St. 64 Illinois St. 64, Evansville 46 MIAA Conference Overall Washburn 13-1 19-3 Central Missouri 12-2 20-2 Emporia State 11-3 16-6 Northeastern State 12-4 17-7 Truman State 10-4 17-5 Fort Hays State 10-5 18-5 Pittsburg State 9-5 15-7 Missouri Western 6-8 13-9 Lincoln 4-9 9-12 Missouri Southern 5-10 11-12 Northwest Missouri 5-10 11-12 Southwest Baptist 5-10 10-13 Nebraska-Kearney 3-11 6-15 Central Oklahoma 2-12 9-13 Lindenwood 1-14 4-19 Results Saturday S.W. Baptist 68, Lindenwood 62 Pittsburg St. 78, Northeastern St. 60 Washburn 61, N.W. Missouri 54 Fort Hays St. 62, Nebraska-Kearney 50 Emporia State 62, Missouri Southern 55 HAAC Conference Overall MidAmerica Nazarene 15-1 25-2 Benedictine 14-2 24-4 Baker 10-4 17-9 Central Methodist 10-6 21-6 Culver-Stockton 8-8 13-13 Evangel 6-9 7-14 Peru State 7-9 12-16 Missouri Valley 4-12 7-21 Avila 4-12 5-19 Graceland 0-16 2-22 Results Saturday Culver-Stockton 57, Evangel 53 Peru State 62, Avila 58 MidAmerica Nazarene 62, Mo. Valley 45 Benedictine 62, Central Methodist 56 KCAC Conference Overall Friends 16-2 22-7 Southwestern 15-3 20-7 Tabor 15-3 19-9 Kansas Wesleyan 11-7 16-12 Sterling 10-8 14-14 McPherson 8-10 14-14 Ottawa 5-13 9-19 Bethel 4-14 8-19 Bethany 4-14 5-23 Saint Mary 2-15 8-21 Results Saturday Friends 70, Ottawa 52 Sterling 51, Bethany 49 Tabor 81, Kansas Wesleyan 77 Bethel 79, McPherson 57 Southwestern 86, Saint Mary 54 KJCCC Eastern Division Conference Overall Johnson County 13-1 25-1 Cowley 12-2 22-4 Highland 10-4 22-4 Independence 9-5 13-12 Coffeyville 7-7 10-16 Allen 6-8 13-13 Neosho County 5-9 9-17 Labette 4-10 11-15 Kansas City, Kan. 4-10 9-17 Fort Scott 0-14 4-21 Western Division Conference Overall Hutchinson 12-1 26-1 Garden City 11-3 25-3 Seward County 10-3 19-7 Butler 9-4 21-6 Cloud County 9-4 19-8 Pratt 4-9 15-12 Dodge City 3-11 9-19 Barton 2-11 12-14 Colby 0-14 6-22 Results Saturday Highland 83, Hesston 61 Johnson County 91, Brown Mackie 35 Kansas City, Kan. 42, Fort Scott 34 Labette 67, Neosho County 45 Cowley 58, Independence 53 Coffeyville 82, Allen 48 Garden City 76, Cloud County 68, 2OT Butler 77, Pratt 56 Hutchinson 86, Colby 35 Seward County 71, Dodge City 45

Late high school boys boxes FRIDAY JACKSON HEIGHTS 66, KC CHRISTIAN 56 KC Christian 14 9 21 12 — 56 Jackson Heights 19 10 18 19 — 66 KC Christian — Kirby 7 3-5 17, Tippin 4 (4) 2-2 14, Bayles 4 (2) 4-4 14, Streeter 3 0-4 6, Bickley 1 2-2 4, Pivovar 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 (6) 11-17 56. Jackson Heights — Jacobsen 6 8-9 20, Thomas 6 (2) 4-6 18, Niehues 5 (2) 3-4 15, Ahlgren 1 2-4 4, Olberding 2 0-0 4, Holliday 0 3-4 3, Richter 0 2-2 2. Totals 20 (4) 22-29 66. THUNDER RIDGE 76, SOUTHERN CLOUD 59 Southern Cloud 8 7 23 21 — 59 Thunder Ridge 17 14 19 26 — 76 Southern Cloud — Cooper 1 3-5 5, Brayton 9 (1) 5-9 24, Heller 1 1-2 3, Prochaska 3 (1) 4-9 11, Perkins 2 (1) 6-10 11, Pelkey 0 1-2 1, Bellows 1 2-2 4. Totals 17 (3) 22-39 59. Thunder Ridge — Webb 1 (1) 1-2 4, Lowe 2 9-12 13, Krueger 7 2-7 16, Bratton 6 (4) 2-2 18, Minor 1 1-4 3, Archison 2 1-2 5, Rietske 5 (3) 4-6 17. Totals 24 (8) 20-35 76.

High school boys score LATE STATE RESULT FRIDAY Tribune 55, St. Francis 34

Late high school girls boxes FRIDAY THUNDER RIDGE 62, SOUTHERN CLOUD 33 Southern Cloud 8 12 11 2 — 33 Thunder Ridge 22 8 18 14 62 Southern Cloud — Castro 4 4-6 12, Kingsley 1 0-0 2, McAlister 2 0-0 4, Pruitt 1 0-1 2, Wallace 2 (2) 0-1 6, Cool 3 1-4 7. Totals 13 (2) 5-12 33. Thunder Ridge — Schmidt 0 1-4 1, Webb 2 0-0 4, Kirchhoff 8 (1) 2-2 19, Derry 0 0-1 0. Renebern 4 0-0 8, Bolden 5 3-4 13, Pikey 1 0-1 2, Shaw 1 0-1 2. Totals 27 (1) 7-16 62. VALLEY HEIGHTS 52, WASHINGTON CO. 48 Washington County 11 7 13 17 — 48 Valley Heights 13 16 14 9 — 52 Washington County — Stegman 5 (1) 2-4 13, Alexander 5 0-0 10, L’Ecuyer 3 3-4 9, Stegman 3 (2) 0-0 8, Moore 2 0-0 4, Cecrle 1 0-0 2, Powell 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 (3) 5-8 48. Valley Heights — Roepke 6 4-6 16, Blackburn 5 5-7 15, Mann 5 2-2 12, Potter 2 0-0 4, Frohberg 1 1-3 3, Coggins 0 2-4 2. Totals 19 (0) 14-22 52.

High school girls score LATE STATE RESULT FRIDAY Tribune 61, St. Francis 47

Hockey NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts New Jersey 15 9 3 3 21 Pittsburgh 15 10 5 0 20 N.Y. Rangers 13 7 5 1 15 N.Y. Islanders 14 6 7 1 13 Philadelphia 16 6 9 1 13 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts Montreal 14 9 4 1 19 Boston 12 8 2 2 18 Toronto 15 9 6 0 18 Ottawa 15 7 6 2 16 Buffalo 15 6 8 1 13 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts Carolina 13 8 4 1 17 Tampa Bay 14 7 6 1 15 Florida 14 4 6 4 12 Washington 14 5 8 1 11 Winnipeg 13 5 7 1 11 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Chicago 14 11 0 3 25 Nashville 15 7 3 5 19 St. Louis 14 8 5 1 17 Detroit 14 7 5 2 16 Columbus 15 4 9 2 10 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Vancouver 13 8 3 2 18 Minnesota 14 6 6 2 14 Edmonton 13 5 5 3 13 Calgary 12 4 5 3 11 Colorado 12 5 6 1 11 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts Anaheim 14 11 2 1 23 Dallas 15 8 6 1 17 San Jose 14 7 4 3 17 Phoenix 15 7 6 2 16 Los Angeles 12 5 5 2 12 NOTE: Two points for a win, one overtime loss. Results Saturday Tampa Bay 6, Florida 5, OT Toronto 3, Ottawa 0 Montreal 4, Philadelphia 1 N.Y. Islanders 5, New Jersey 1 Anaheim 3, Nashville 2, SO

GF 41 48 36 45 38

GA 36 35 34 47 49

GF 40 34 43 35 43

GA 34 29 36 30 50

GF 41 55 35 40 33

GA 37 45 53 49 43

GF 48 30 48 38 34

GA 29 29 45 41 48

GF 38 30 29 35 27

GA 29 36 34 44 32

GF GA 50 37 38 39 37 33 40 41 28 33 point for Phoenix 5, Columbus 3 Colorado at Edmonton, late Games Sunday Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 11:30 a.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 2:30 p.m. Boston at Winnipeg, 5 p.m. Calgary at Dallas, 5 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 8 p.m.

Gwladys Nocera, France 74-71-65 Carlota Ciganda, Spain 71-70-69 Moriya Jutanugarn, Thai. 70-70-70 Yani Tseng, Taiwan 68-71-71 Mariajo Uribe, Colombia 64-67-79 D. Schreefel, Neth. 70-72-69 Anna Nordqvist, Swe. 72-70-69 Lee Il-hee, S. Korea 73-69-69 S. Prammanasudh, U.S. 70-71-70 Vicky Hurst, U.S. 69-72-70 Sarah Jane Smith, Aus. 68-70-73

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NAHL CENTRAL GP W L OTL PTS GF GA x-Austin 48 34 8 6 74 179 127 Bismarck 46 27 14 5 59 131 105 Brookings 47 26 17 4 56 142 133 Minot 48 23 21 4 50 128 143 Coulee Region 47 14 28 5 33 132 173 Aberdeen 46 12 28 6 30 111 168 NORTH GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Soo 48 33 11 4 70 160 117 Kalamazoo 48 30 13 5 65 157 136 Jamestown 48 30 14 4 64 140 123 Johnstown 50 22 18 10 54 154 158 Port Huron 50 23 23 4 50 133 141 Springfield 50 21 25 4 46 125 152 Janesville 46 18 20 8 44 110 130 Michigan 48 16 25 7 39 111 139 SOUTH GP W L OTL PTS GF GA x-Amarillo 45 34 5 6 74 185 93 Topeka 47 30 11 6 66 146 110 Texas 48 32 15 1 65 179 127 Corpus Christi 46 20 20 6 46 143 156 Wichita Falls 47 18 26 3 39 141 169 Odessa 45 6 36 3 15 95 220 WEST GP W L OTL PTS GF GA x-Wenatchee 46 35 7 4 74 157 101 x-Fairbanks 47 30 14 3 63 153 119 x-Kenai River 47 21 20 6 48 140 142 x-Fresno 46 12 28 6 30 107 177 x-clinched playoff berth Results Friday Fairbanks 6, Kenai River 1 Results Saturday Topeka 4, Wichita Falls 3 Janesville 3, Kalamazoo 2, OT Wenatchee 3, Johnstown 2 Springfield 2, Michigan 1 Coulee Region 3, Minot 0 Soo 3, Port Huron 2, SO Austin 4, Brookings 3 Aberdeen 2, Bismarck 1, SO Kenai River at Fairbanks, late Game Sunday Janesville at Kalamazoo, 2 p.m.

Golf PGA Northern Trust Third round leaders Saturday At Los Angeles Purse: $6.6 million Yardage: 7,349; Par: 71 Bill Haas 70-67-64 — 201 Webb Simpson 70-66-68 — 204 Charl Schwartzel 69-67-68 — 204 John Merrick 68-66-70 — 204 Luke Donald 69-66-70 — 205 Fredrik Jacobson 68-65-72 — 205 Josh Teater 70-68-68 — 206 Charlie Beljan 67-71-68 — 206 Hunter Mahan 70-69-68 — 207 Sergio Garcia 65-73-69 — 207 Adam Scott 71-67-70 — 208 Ryan Moore 70-67-71 — 208 Jim Furyk 68-72-69 — 209 Graham DeLaet 72-68-69 — 209 Ted Potter, Jr. 71-67-71 — 209 Sang-Moon Bae 68-65-76 — 209 Keegan Bradley 71-70-69 — 210 Greg Owen 69-71-70 — 210 Phil Mickelson 71-67-72 — 210 Stewart Cink 71-72-67 — 210 Lee Westwood 68-68-74 — 210 Jimmy Walker 70-70-71 — 211 Jeremiah Wooding 75-66-70 — 211 Luke Guthrie 69-71-71 — 211 Seung-Yul Noh 70-70-71 — 211 Blayne Barber 69-70-72 — 211 Trevor Immelman 70-69-72 — 211 Justin Leonard 70-73-68 — 211 Kevin Stadler 72-71-68 — 211 Ernie Els 70-68-73 — 211 Ross Fisher 72-71-68 — 211 Greg Chalmers 69-69-73 — 211 Matt Kuchar 64-73-74 — 211 John Rollins 69-65-77 — 211 Angel Cabrera 69-72-71 — 212 Charlie Wi 75-66-71 — 212 David Lynn 67-74-71 — 212 Ben Curtis 68-72-72 — 212 Tim Herron 68-74-70 — 212 Brian Davis 70-69-73 — 212 Bob Estes 68-72-72 — 212 Harris English 73-67-72 — 212 Marc Leishman 69-75-68 — 212 Scott Harrington 73-71-68 — 212 K.J. Choi 71-70-72 — 213 George McNeill 71-70-72 — 213 Fred Couples 68-72-73 — 213 Cameron Tringale 73-69-71 — 213 Stuart Appleby 73-69-71 — 213 Mark Wilson 71-72-70 — 213 Bryce Molder 74-65-74 — 213 Brian Harman 76-67-70 — 213 Martin Flores 74-70-69 — 213 Brendan Steele 70-71-73 — 214 Chris Kirk 73-68-73 — 214 Jesper Parnevik 70-70-74 — 214 Kevin Streelman 73-69-72 — 214 Brandt Jobe 66-75-74 — 215 Matt Every 70-73-72 — 215 Scott Piercy 72-71-72 — 215 Charley Hoffman 73-70-72 — 215 Casey Wittenberg 71-73-71 — 215 John Mallinger 71-66-78 — 215 Jerry Kelly 71-73-71 — 215 Ryo Ishikawa 71-73-71 — 215 James Hahn 67-74-75 — 216 Andres Romero 71-71-74 — 216 Vijay Singh 75-68-73 — 216 Pat Perez 68-73-76 — 217 J.J. Henry 72-69-76 — 217 Y.E. Yang 70-72-75 — 217 Johnson Wagner 73-71-73 — 217 Michael Bradley 73-71-73 — 217 Retief Goosen 71-72-75 — 218 Jeff Maggert 72-72-75 — 219 Michael Block 69-73-79 — 221 David Mathis 71-73-77 — 221 Peter Hanson 69-73-80 — 222 Jason Kokrak 71-72-81 — 224

Champions ACE Classic Second round leaders Saturday At Naples, Fla. Purse: $1.6 million Yardage: 7,193; Par: 72 Bernhard Langer 62-70 — 132 Chien Soon Lu 67-68 — 135 Tom Pernice Jr. 66-69 — 135 Mark O’Meara 67-69 — 136 Mark Wiebe 67-70 — 137 Jay Don Blake 66-71 — 137 John Huston 66-71 — 137 Gene Sauers 71-67 — 138 Jeff Freeman 68-70 — 138 Fred Funk 67-71 — 138 John Cook 71-68 — 139 Rocco Mediate 72-67 — 139 Steve Elkington 69-70 — 139 Bill Glasson 71-69 — 140 David Frost 68-72 — 140 Mike Hulbert 68-72 — 140 Peter Jacobsen 71-70 — 141 Mark Mouland 70-71 — 141 Tom Purtzer 72-69 — 141 Kenny Perry 68-73 — 141 Gil Morgan 68-73 — 141 Roger Chapman 68-73 — 141 Scott Hoch 73-68 — 141 Mike Goodes 68-73 — 141

Africa Open THIRD ROUND LEADERS SATURDAY At East London, South Africa Purse: $1.34 million Yardage: 6,632; Par: 72 Darren Fichardt 69-67-65 — 201 Jaco Van Zyl 66-67-68 — 201 Adilson Da Silva 62-68-73 — 203 Gregory Bourdy 70-67-67 — 204 Emiliano Grillo 70-71-64 — 205 Mark Tullo 69-69-68 — 206 Tjaart Van der Walt 70-68-68 — 206 Jorge Campillo 73-70-63 — 206 John Parry 68-66-73 — 207 David Higgins 70-68-69 — 207 Ricardo Santos 71-66-70 — 207 Desvonde Botes 74-67-66 — 207 Morten Orum Madsen 71-69-67 — 207 Oliver Bekker 69-67-72 — 208 Garth Mulroy 72-67-69 — 208 Lorenzo Gagli 73-69-66 — 208 James Kingston 69-71-69 — 209 Brett Rumford 71-70-68 — 209 Andy Sullivan 70-70-69 — 209 Mikko Korhonen 70-73-66 — 209 Phillip Price 69-74-66 — 209 Also Jonathan Moore 76-67-68 — 211

Australian Open THIRD ROUND LEADERS SATURDAY At Royal Canberra Golf Club Canberra, Australia Purse: $1.2 million Yardage: 6,680; Par: 73 a-amateur a-Lydia Ko, New Zealand 63-69-70 — 202 Jiyai Shin, S. Korea 65-67-70 — 202 Beatriz Recari, Spain 68-69-71 — 208

Baseball College NEVADA 2, KANSAS 1 Kansas 000 000 001 — 1 9 1 Nevada 010 001 00x — 2 11 0 Benjamin, Mustain (6), Luvisi (8), Toalson (8) and DeLeon; Wells, Bradshaw (7), Fain (9) and Theroux, Setum. W — Wells (1-0). L — Benjamin (0-1). S — Fain (1). 2B — UNR: DeLeon, Gerig, Kaplan; KU: Boylan. 3B — UNR: Klein. Records — Kansas 1-1, Nevada 1-1. THE CITADEL 10, KANSAS STATE 8 Kansas St. 001 023 002 — 8 14 3 The Citadel 016 110 10x — 10 15 4 Flattery, MaVorhis (3), Busch (5), Doller (9), McFadden (8) and Goodwin; Reeves, Tompkins (6), Sherrill (6), Connell (8), Rivera (8), Hunter (9) and Jackson. W — Reeves (1-0). L — Flattery (0-1). 2B — KSU: Conlon, Meyer, Santigate, Fisher; TC: DeKerlegand. 3B — KSU: Conlon, Davis; TC: DeKerlegand. HR — TC: Thompson, Griffin. Records — Kansas State 1-1, The Citadel 2-0. PITTSBURGH 10, WICHITA STATE 8 Pittsburgh 002 023 201 — 10 17 1 Wichita St. 000 200 231 — 8 13 0 Wotherspoon, Danielczyk (8), Leonardi (8), Wilt (9) and Soto; Ladwig, Vielock (5), Minnis (6), LaBrie (6), Sanders (7), Peterson (8) and Baker. W — Wotherspoon (1-0). L — Ladwig (0-1). S — Wilt (1). 2B — PITT: Vasquez, Soto; WSU: Baker. 3B — WSU: Coy. HR — PITT: Shelinsky, Roche; WSU: Baker. Records — Pittsburg 2-0, Wichita St. 0-2. WASHBURN 14, TRUMAN 8 Truman 002 221 010 — 8 12 3 Washburn 231 100 16x — 14 16 3 Lee, McCreary (5), Gardner (7) and Bainbridge, Emery; Gabler, Anthony (6), Brown (9) and Swan. W — Anthony (1-0). L — Gardner (0-1). 2B — TSU: Hahn, Zrostlik; WU: Kell. 3B — WU: Herrington. HR — TSU: Marino. Records — Truman 0-1, Washburn 1-0. STATE SCORES SATURDAY Bethany 5-10, Concordia 2-0 Central Missouri 16-17, Fort Hays St. 4-7 Citadel 10, Kansas State 8 Nevada 2, Kansas 1 Ottawa 13-7, Central Christian 4-8 Seminole 3-11, Allen 2-1 Washburn 14, Truman 8

Softball College AUBURN 8, KANSAS 5 Kansas 102 010 1 — 5 12 0 Auburn 001 115 x — 8 9 0 Pille, Kessler (6), Druhan (6) and Hugo; Harper, Davis (3) and Kilpatrick. W — Davis (30). L — Kessler (2-2). 2B — KU: Hull, Hugo, Stein, Naudin, Brickey; AUB: Estell, Schultze. HR — KU: Montgomery; AUB: Melero. Records — Kansas 6-2, Auburn 10-0. STATE SCORES SATURDAY Auburn 8, Kansas 5 Emporia State 3, Southern Arkansas 1

Wrestling High school CLASS 4A Tonganoxie Regionals Team scores Tonganoxie 183.5, Bonner Springs 162.5, Baldwin 151, Spring Hill 134.5, Basehor-Linwood 95.5, Jefferson West 88.5, DeSoto 85.5, Atchison 63, Ottawa 55, Santa Fe Trail 51, KC Piper 41, KC Sumner Academy 41, Eudora 30.5, Perry-Lecompton 30, KC Ward 5. Championship finals 106 — Seaton, BS, def. Schreiner, JW, dec. 4-0. 113 — Seaton, BS, def. Miller, DS, dec. 9-7. 120 — Pratt, Bald., def. Ballard, BS, dec. 2-0. 126 — Tavis, Tong., def. Boose, KCSA, pin 2:28. 132 — Himpel, Tong., def. Clark, Bald., dec. 2-0. 138 — Shoemaker, Bald., def. Spader, SH, pin 3:49. 145 — McCleary, BL, def. Lewis, SH, dec. 15-9. 152 — Blackwell, BS, def. Huseman, Tong., dec. 6-3. 160 — Puckett, BS, def. Harris, Atch., dec. 6-4. 170 — Hampton, SH, def. Harman, Bald., dec. 5-1. 182 — Weidl, Ott., def. Carey, Tong., dec. 4-2. 195 — Coats, Tong., def. Thompson, SH, pin 1:30. 220 — Scott, JW, def. Miller, Tong., dec. 6-0. 285 — Kissinger, Tong., def. Neal, PL, dec. 2-0. Consolation finals 106 — Gordon, KCP, def. Browne, KCSA, dec. 9-7. 113 — Adrian, Atch., def. West, SFT, pin 0:52. 120 — Holloman, JW, def. Bach, KCP, SV 2-0. 126 — Seaton, BL, def. Wallingford, Atch., pin 2:48. 132 — Crabtree, SH, def. Dennison, SFT, dec. 4-2. 138 — Zwahlen, DS, def. Esse, KCSA, maj. 10-1. 145 — Lanning, BS, def. Peoples, Ott., dec. 9-2. 152 — Hopper, BL, def. Horne, Bald., maj. 18-7. 160 — Miller, DS, def. Dowding, JW, pin 4:35. 170 — Dent, Tong., def. Boyd, Eud., dec. 5-4. 182 — Garcia, Bald., def. Byrd, JW, dec. 5-2. 195 — Carter, BL, def. Carter, DS, dec. 5-4. 220 — Garcia, Bald., def. Slitor, DS, pin 3:16. 285 — Pittman, SH, def. Smith, BL, dec. 3-1. CLASS 3A Fredonia Regionals Team scores Fredonia 170.5, Cherryvale 136, Caney Valey 128, Marion 118.5, Hillsboro 104, Council Grove 90, Herington 74, Wellsville 70, Douglass 65, Eureka 65, Central Burden 58, Burlington 55, Erie 52, Bluestem 44, Chase County 42, Central Heights 35, West Elk 27, Linn 26, Remington 17, Pleasanton 16, Osage City 10, Flinthills 3.5, Burlingame 3.0. Championship finals 106 — Haun, Fre., def. Wright, Caney, Dec. 4-0. 113 — Francka, CC, def. Janzen, Mar., Dec. 4-0. 120 — Aylor, Fre., def. Stanton, Caney, pin 2:42. 126 — Garner, Eur., def. Kinder, Caney, dec. 8-3. 132 — Stalford, Caney, def. Melcher, Her., dec. 9-8. 138 — Humphrey, Fre., def. Biddle, CB, dec. 8-2. 145 — Cross, Hills., def. Lahey, Erie, pin 3:24. 152 — Carroll, Mar., def. Hugo, CV, pin 3:33. 160 — Sherman, Fre., def. Craige, CG, I-D 0:00. 170 — Bayless, Caney, def. Jones, Hills., dec. 7-5. 182 — Plummer, Fre., def. Housel, CV, dec. 4-2. 195 — Gillis, Her., def. Anderson, CG, dec. 5-2. 220 — Greenbaum, Doug., def. Farthing, Burl., pin 2:18. 285 — Mersereau, CV, def. Thiessen, Hills., dec. 3-2. Consolation finals 106 — Skerce, CG, def. Leckner, Wells., pin 0:58. 113 — Swartz, CG, def. Ellis, Well., pink 0:44. 120 — Wilmarth, Well., def. Carey, Hills., SV 8-6. 126 — Cook, CV, def. Regnier, Mar., pin 3:34. 132 — Sherman, Fre., def. Ray, Eurkea, pin 3:39. 138 — Melcher, Her., def. Schmidt, Eur., dec. 13-7. 145 — Wills, Pleasanton, def. Moran, BS, SV 7-5. 152 — Asebedo, Well., def. McMichael, CB, SV 6-4. 160 — Easterday, BS, def. Avery, Linn, pin 3:24. 170 — Jacobs, WE, def. Cook, CV, pin 2:22. 182 — Ackermann, Douglass, def. Janzen, Mar., pin 3:23. 195 — Brown, Caney, def. Hayes, Douglass, pin 3:10. 220 — Slater, Mar., def. Gonzalez, Fre., FF. 285 — Turner, Erie, def. Couch, CB, pin 1:26. Onaga Regionals Team scores ACCHS 145.5, Marysville 142, Rossville 104.5, Sabetha 89.5, Beloit 87, St. Marys 76.5, Onaga 70, Pleasant Ridge 67.5, Riley County 67, Doniphan West, 63, Mission Valley 62, Silver Lake 60, Oskaloosa 31, Riverside 29.5, Horton 26, Republic County 25.5, Centralia 25.5, Wabaunsee 24, Maur Hill Mount Academy 20, Rock Hills 16, Immaculata 11, McLouth 5, Hiawatha 0, Pike Valley 0. Championship finals 106 — Deters, Marys., def. Gum, PR, dec. 4-3. 113 — Goepfert, Marys., def. Lowell, RC, dec. 4-2. 120 — Schaefer, SL, def. Bowen, ACCHS, OT 6-4. 126 — Dieckmann, ACCHS, def. Gentry, Ross., dec. 4-2. 132 — Beck, Cent., def. Calhoon, MHMA, dec. 7-3. 138 — Landoll, Marys., def. Tooley, STM, pin 2:49. 145 — Lambotte, Ross., def. Niemcyzk, Bel., pin 4:22. 152 — Reesor, Ross., def. Birkinsha, ACCHS, dec. 6-3. 160 — Behymer, Bel., def. Schuetz, ACCHS, dec. 3-2. 170 — Johnson, PR, def. Nietfeld, Marys., pin 1:14. 182 — Grater, RiCo, def. Huneke, Sab., pin 5:12. 195 — Sommer, MV, def. Wenger, Sab., dec. 6-4. 220 — Johnson, Hor., def. Edelman, Sab., dec. 6-5. 285 — Cooper, Ross., def. Hoffman, ACCHS, dec. 6-0. Consolations finals 106 — Idol, DW, def. Fairbanks, Ona., dec. 3-1. 113 — Cavanaugh, SL, def. Harris, River., dec. 9-6. 120 — Failer, STM, def. Gleason, MV, pin 2:45. 132 — Watts, Bel., def. Hollands, ACCHS, dec. 6-4. 138 — Bammes, Oska., def. Wessling, Bel., pin 1:32. 145 — Dunlap, DW, def. Johnson, Wab., dec. 9-4. 152 — Cramer, Marys., def. Fee, DW, pin 1:49. 160 — Nelsen, Marys., def. Luellen, Ross., 2-OT 5-2. 170 — Blow, Ona., def. Lockhart, SL, dec. 7-3. 182 — Cosand, RH, def. Smallwood, MV, TF 17-1. 195 — Speer, DW, def. Blow, Ona., pin 0:40. 220 — Walker, River., def. Marten, Ona., pin 4:58. 285 — Kolterman, Ona., def. Leuthold, Sab., I-D 0:00.




Chapman eyeing BASS championship


FEBRUARY 17, 2013 the capital-journal

NOTEBOOK KWF meeting features awards The Kansas Wildlife Federation annual meeting Friday and Saturday in Emporia will feature an conservation achievement program awards banquet. The banquet begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday with a social hour at the Best Western Hospitality House and Convention Center at 3021 W. Highway 50. The banquet follows social hour. The awards will be presented to Kansans for their significant contributions to creating change and an awareness of wildlife and the environment. The banquet speaker is Bob Gress, a noted outdoors photographer and former director of the Great Plains Nature Center. There are three presentations Wednesday during the annual meeting. They are: n 1:30 p.m., “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” by Rex Buchanan, interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey. n 2:45 p.m., “Heartland Inventory and Monitoring Network at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve” by Kristen Hase. n 4 p.m., “Water Issues in Kansas” by a speaker from the Kansas Water Office. Registration for the meeting is $20 and registration for the banquet is $35. Make checks payable to Kansas Wildlife

Federation and mail to KWF annual meeting, P.O. Box 771282, Wichita, KS 67277-1282. For information and registration forms, go to GLEN ELDER had its second trout stocking of the season Friday, and it consisted of 1,100 adult rainbow trout, according to district fisheries biologist Scott Waters of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Most of the fish are between 11 and 16 inches long, but a few 4 to 5-pound trout also were stocked. An additional 1,100 trout will be stocked in mid-March for a total of 3,300 fish stocked this winter. Special regulations apply when fishing trout waters between Nov. 1 and April 15. Anglers ages 16 and over are required to purchase a trout permit ($12.50) if they intend to fish the Glen Elder park pond. The permit is valid through Dec. 31. Anglers 15 and under are exempt. In addition, all residents ages 16 through 64 and non-residents 16 and older must have a valid fishing license. Permits are available at KDWPT offices, license vendors, county clerk offices, or online at The daily creel limit is five trout (two trout for anglers 15 and under fishing without a trout permit). Possession limit is three times the daily creel. From KDWPT & staff reports


Brent Chapman has been bass fishing professionally for 17 years and is looking forward to fishing the 2013 Bassmaster Classic at Grand Lake, Okla., this Friday through Sunday. Chapman finished 18th in last year’s Classic but came much closer to the title in 2010 and 2011 when he finished fifth among a field of more than 50 anglers.

Lake Quivira resident is 2012 angler of year The Bassmaster Classic is the Super Bowl of bass fishing. The angler that brings home this title is a champion forever and the monetary rewards and endorsements can equate to nearly $1 million or more. The 2012 champion, Alabaman Chris Lane, knows the pressure and will return to MARC his title on MURRELL defend Grand Lake near Tulsa, Okla., this Friday through Sunday. He’ll be competing against 52 of the nation’s best bass anglers for the 2013 title. One of those anglers is Kansas’ own Brent Chapman from Lake Quivira. Chapman, 40, is no stranger to bass fishing fans and one of the best in the business. In fact, he was THE best in the business bringing home his first BASS Angler of the Year title in 2012. Chapman headed into last season, his 17th fishing professionally, with several goals to help him win. “My mindset was to be as prepared as I could possibly be prepared,” he said. “From being in good, physical shape (he started working with Travis Perret of Exercise Therapy of Kansas City) to having my tackle, boat and equipment as organized as possible and going into last year I was more prepared than I’ve ever been.” Planning obviously paid off for Chapman and it didn’t take long. The first Open qualifier in Texas at Lake Lewisville had Chapman tied with Josh Bertrand after the final weigh-in. There’s no tiebreaker and both anglers headed out the next day to break the tie. Fishing conditions were brutal and fishing success was even tougher. “It was so tough we didn’t know if we were going to catch a fish,” Chapman said. Chapman had only two bites that day and caught one of them. His 6-pound, 8-ounce bass was the only fish weighed and the title was his. More important was an automatic bid to fish the 2013 Bassmaster Classic. “It was definitely a great way to start the season,” Chapman said. “It took a big weight off my shoulders, and already having that under my belt before our Elite series started was huge.” Chapman admitted he took a “swing for the fences” attitude once the Elite tournament season started after the 2012 Classic. The first two events were in Florida and he finished fourth and fifth. And then in the Bull Shoals Tournament, Chapman had another fifth place finish. “It was awesome and I was off to a good start and leading Angler of the Year,” Chapman said. “But then I went to Douglas Lake in Tennessee and I stubbed my toe and finished 68th. I thought I might have ruined my chances.”

Lake Quivira’s Chapman won the 2012 Angler of the Year. The winner is crowned based on the overall finishes fishing eight tournaments throughout the BASS Elite Series season. Chapman earned $100,000, bringing his career earnings to more than $1.5 million. But the bump in the road motivated Chapman for the next tournament at Toledo Bend. “I actually got my first Elite Series win there,” Chapman said. An Elite Series win is big for the notoriety, but it’s also a huge payday with $100,000 awarded to the winner. “And then I managed to hang on over the last three events to win the 2012 Angler of the Year title,” Chapman said. “It means everything to me as it’s the toughest title in our sport to win because you have to be consistent in eight events over the entire season.” That title added another $100,000 cash to his bank account and brought his career earnings to more than $1.5 million. With his momentum from 2012, Chapman is one of the odds-on favorites heading into the 2013 Bassmaster Classic. And he’s been close to the title before. In 2011 he was in second place going into the final tournament day and wound up fifth. He also finished fifth in 2010. Last year’s Classic found him at 18th after the final weigh-in. “It’s a title I definitely want to win,” Chapman said. He’s not alone. In addition to the $500,000 payday, the endorsement deals and sponsorships could add up in a hurry. And nobody really remembers who finishes second. That payday plummets to less than $50,000, and there are likely a lot of “whatifs.” Chapman knows consistency will be the key to finding fish at Grand Lake and he likes his chances. “I cut my teeth fishing that lake,” Chapman admits. “I grew up fishing there. I don’t

have a lot of February experience there, but I would consider Grand Lake one of my home fisheries. I’ve had some pretty good success there so I’m really pumped up.” Weather in February in the Midwest can run the gamut, and anglers could be in shorts one day and chucking snow balls at each other the next. All anglers get the same conditions, and it wouldn’t hurt Chapman’s feelings if it was cold. “I kind of feel my experiences from Kansas and growing up in the cold and spending a lot of time outdoors and in the woods prepares me for the colder weather,” Chapman said. On Day 1 of the tournament, Chapman takes off first among the 53 anglers. The second day the field is flipped and the order reversed. The top 25 contenders after Day 2 will battle for the title of 2013 Bassmaster Classic champion. “My goal is to be right there near the top going into that third day,” Chapman said. Chapman guesses it will take 45 to 55 pounds of bass over the course of the tournament to bring home the title. “I’ve had some really close Classics so I’ve had a taste of what it could be like so I would really love to try to bring it all home on what I would consider one of my home bodies of water,” Chapman said. IF YOU WANT TO GO Bassmaster Classics are typically held all over the country and hundreds, if not thousands of miles from Kansas. However, the 2013 Classic at Grand Lake will give bass anglers and fishing enthusiasts from the Sunflower State a legitimate chance to see what all the hoopla is about. “People from Kansas can make a long day trip out of it,” said Chapman, 2012 BASS Angler of the Year. “If you have kids, or grandkids and love to fish, it’s definitely an experience to come to a Bassmaster Classic and see the huge outdoor show. “Every pro in the industry that you can think of is there like Bill Dance, Jimmy Houston and Roland Martin,” he said. “And there’s all the latest, greatest products and then to see the indoor coliseum drivethrough weigh-in makes it an enjoyable event. And it’s all free, too. People spend thousands of dollars to go to a Super Bowl, but you can go to the Super Bowl of bass fishing and it doesn’t cost you a dime.” This year’s Classic will feature another Kansan in addition to Chapman. Lenexa resident Casey Scanlon, 28, also will be among the 53 in the field. Scanlon qualified for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic by winning a 2012 Central Open at Table Rock Lake. For more information on the 2013 Bassmaster Classic at the Tulsa Convention Center, check out Marc Murrell can be reached at


Katelin Whitmire, 7, caught her first fish, a 1½-pound channel cat, on her first cast with a new rod. She had help from her grandfather, Ron Whitmire. If you have a good day afield or on the water, send us your photographs to

CALENDAR FEBRUARY 17 — President’s Day open, Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444. 19 — Flint Hills Gobblers NWTF and Women in the Outdoors winter campout, West Point Equestrian Campground, Eisenhower State Park at Melvern Lake. Check-in at Algiers Cabin with Tonya at 9:45 a.m. For women only. Call Tonya at 366-3565. 19 — Third annual Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation banquet, at Topeka Holiday Inn Holidome, 5:30 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner. Tickets at Taco Casa (Al Ward), 1423 S.W. 6th St. Contact Tony Konrade 220-3342 or Aaron Jennings 220-6632. 22-23 — Kansas Wildlife Federation annual meeting, banquet speaker Bob Gress, outdoor photographer and former director of Great Plains Nature Center. At Best Western Hospitality House and Conference Center, 3021 W. Highway 50, Emporia. Information on KWF website, www. 24 — Doubles Classic 100 (trophies awarded in each gauge), Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444. MARCH 2 — Pump Gun 100 team scramble shoot (2-person team), Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444. 16 — U.S. Catfish Anglers Tournament, Clinton Lake, State Park marina ramp. Al Dieball, phone (785) 532-9353. APRIL 6 — KDWPT and National Wild Turkey Federation chapter Flint Hills Gobblers, hosting spring turkey hunt at Melvern Wildlife area for youth hunters ages 11-16. Application required by March 15.

With demand, hunt limited to 10 hunters and a lottery drawing will be held after deadline. Questions, Clint Bowman, Melvern Wildlife Area assistant manager, (620) 699-3372. 13 — U.S. Catfish Anglers Tournament, Perry Lake, Rock Creek marina. Al Dieball, phone (785) 532-9353. MAY 4 — U.S. Catfish Anglers Tournament, Springfield, Ill., Springfield Lake. Al Dieball, phone (785) 532-9353. 18 — U.S. Catfish Anglers Tournament, Mari-Osa Delta Campground, Osage River at Jefferson City, Mo. Al Dieball, phone (785) 532-9353. JUNE 8 — U.S. Catfish Anglers Tournament, St. Joseph, Mo., Missouri River French bottom. Al Dieball, phone (785) 532-9353. AUGUST 24 — U.S. Catfish Anglers Tournament, Glasgow, Mo., Missouri River (night tournament). Al Dieball, phone (785) 532-9353. SEPTEMBER 21 — U.S. Catfish Anglers Tournament, Jefferson City, Mo., Missouri River at Noren access. Al Dieball, phone (785) 532-9353. OCTOBER 12 — U.S. Catfish Anglers Tournament, Sugar Creek, Mo., Missouri River at La Benita ramp. Al Dieball, phone (785) 532-9353. To submit an item for the Outdoors calendar free of charge, contact The Capital-Journal by fax: (785) 295-1230, e-mail: sports@cjonline. com, or phone: (785) 295-1188.

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