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NBC World Series: Wichita Sluggers drop their opener

Wichita State assistant coaches Brent Kemnitz and Brian Walker watched Saturday’s National Baseball Congress World Series from Section 103, Row O, a perfect view to evaluate future Shockers.

Wichita State closely watches bigger conferences’ power play

The structure of the NCAA is likely changing and the powerful, football-driven conferences will grow more powerful.

Wingnuts wallop Amarillo

The Wingnuts pounded out 12 hits and got seven effective innings from starting pitcher Jon Link, and ended their season-worst four-game losing streak by beating Amarillo 8-2 on Saturday night in Amarillo.

Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles wants to grow old gracefully in KC (VIDEO)

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles never lacked for heroes.

WSU notes: There’s a theory behind volleyball team’s scheduling quirk

Wichita State volleyball earned six straight NCAA Tournament at-large bids from 2007-12, which demonstrates that the Shockers won and coach Chris Lamb knows how to schedule.

NBC World Series notes: Shockers finally reach Wichita

In 2002, Travis Larson, then a student at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Texas, wanted to start his own summer baseball team. He borrowed $4,000 from his dad for entrance fee into the Centex Collegiate League.

Healing nicely: Derby Twins win NBC opener

Parents of Dylan Dillard, know this and move along: Your son tripled and hit a grand slam on Friday in the National Baseball Congress World Series and his Derby Twins won 12-5.

Billy Butler’s bomb helps Royals beat Cleveland 6-4

Billy Butler didn’t knock off a season’s worth of frustration with one swing, but Friday’s two-run homer in the eighth-inning to break a tie and send the Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Indians made an entire clubhouse smile.

Wingnuts lose fourth straight

The Wingnuts lost their season-high fourth straight game, falling 7-5 on Friday at Amarillo.

Chiefs’ Andy Reid believes physical preparation will pay off (VIDEO)

When the Chiefs don full pads for the first time in almost seven months Saturday at Missouri Western, there are a few things you can bank on.

NBC World Series notes: Aviators win debut

The Haysville Aviators made their first NBC appearance count with an 8-3 win over storied El Dorado. While the game presented a reputation mismatch, the Aviators are one of the tournament’s hottest teams and they continued that trend with an efficient rout.

Royals claw to 2-1 win in 14 innings

Nori Aoki spread his arms and waited. At 11:34 p.m., four hours and 23 minutes after an interminable, preposterous night at the ballpark began, the Royals rushed to greet him in the dirt near second base.

Hot-rod builder saves biggest V-8 challenge for last

Dick Spracklin is an old hand at building hot rods. Over the years, he figures he’s put together no fewer than a dozen early 1930s coupes and sedans with souped up V-8 engines.

Wheels calendar (July 26)

Saturday: 7th annual Wheels on Main Street Car Show, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., downtown Attica. Call Gary at 629-886-0766.

Wingnuts lose third straight ahead of long road trip

As they embark on a three-week road trip, the Wingnuts won’t be carrying any emotional baggage.

Familiar names lend intrigue to 80th NBC World Series field

The National Baseball Congress World Series begins Friday with perhaps more possibilities for how it could end than in recent years.

With large payday looming, Chiefs’ Justin Houston focuses on football

Over the last few months, as speculation about his unhappiness with his contract status swirled, Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston has been largely quiet, save for the occasional tweet.

Nick Wiggins signs with German pro team

Former Wichita State basketball player Nick Wiggins signed with a German professional team on Thursday, according to his Twitter account.

Wingnuts fail to produce with men on base, lose second straight

The Wingnuts added reinforcements to their offense Wednesday, then, for the first time in a while, played like they needed even more.

Shocker Summer: Aubrey Sherrod’s travel tips? Avoid flying chairs

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in The Eagle on Aug. 16, 1983.

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