College Sports


Heights senior Perry Ellis has received a scholarship offer from Duke. In December, Ellis narrowed his college choices to Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Memphis, Oklahoma and Wichita State.

Heights senior Gavin Thurman, who transferred from Southeast, also picked up two recent offers from Wichita State and Nevada.


Sammy Lane will be an assistant coach with the Wichita Wings. Lane, the women's coach at Hutchinson Community College the past five seasons, was a goalkeeper on the Wings from 1993-98, and an assistant coach from 1998-2001. The Wings' season in Major Indoor Soccer League begins in November.

* Kapaun Mount Carmel will host a free kids clinic on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. The all-star high school girls soccer game is at 5 p.m. at Stryker, while the boys all-star game is at 7:30 at Stryker.



East team

Kate Atkins, Olathe East; Margaret Ault, Topeka; Kelly Bacon, Emporia; Presley Chrisco, Blue Valley; Jenna Hoing, Lansing; Emily Lillard, BV Northwest; Jennifer Nye, Leavenworth; Brianna Reyna, Leavenworth; Mei-Mei Senthary, Spring Hill; Brooklyn Sipp, Topeka Seaman; Bailey Sosa, Emporia; Sarah Todd, Blue Valley.

West team

Anne Coleman, Trinity Academy; Hailey Dunning, Buhler; Ashley Howell, Kapaun Mount Carmel; Katie Kempf, Kapaun; Kelsey Lyden, Maize; Kaitlyn Neuschafer, Salina Central; Teresa Offerman, Bishop Carroll; Victoria Schimming, Kapaun; Shelby Sementelli, Andover Central; Whitney Skinner, Derby; Rachel Wiesen, Carroll.


East team

Johnny Acker, Shawnee Heights; Zach Boyle, Spring Hill; Brendan Hoffman, Maur Hill-Mount Academy; Eric Huber, Lenexa St. James; Zak Hutchison, Topeka Seaman; Eric Kahn, Spring Hill; Zach Kohlrus, St. James; Adrian Martinez, Topeka; Carlos Munoz, Topeka; Tanner O'Hara, Louisburg; Chris Rathjen, Lansing; Dalton Rudy, Spring Hill; Thomas Speers, Gardner-Edgerton; Octavio Villa, DeSoto; Woody Watson, Louisburg; Justin Wedel, BV West; Daniel Wilson, Louisburg; Frankie Zitnik, St. James.

West team

Josh Buller, Fort Scott; Soriba Camara, Hays; Elvis Delacruz, Emporia; Jace Dinkel, Rose Hill; Garrett Hoch, Maize; Spencer Hoch, Maize; Jordan Karleskint, Fort Scott; Max McAllister, Fort Scott; Travis Mitchell, Rose Hill; Missael Reyes, Newton; Jesus Saldana, Emporia; Jake Sayre, Maize South; Jared Schaefer, Emporia; Devin Schmidt, Hays; Michael Sheets, Kapaun; Gonzalo Toribio, Newton; Quintin Walters, Trinity Academy.


Paul Buske, the husband of Kansas coach Megan Smith died af after a bout with cancer, the school announced. He was 40.

In a statement, athletic director Sheahon Zenger described Buske as a "terrific husband" to Smith and father to their son, Cooper. Zenger says Buske was a "spirited, supportive fan of Kansas softball."

Smith has coached the Jayhawks since 2009.


The New York Times is reporting the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers will play at Citizens Bank Park in the next Winter Classic game.

The annual outdoor game will be played on Jan. 2, because Sunday, Jan. 1 is scheduled to be the final week of the NFL's regular season.

Citizens Bank Park is the home of the Philadelphia Phillies.


Ottawa wide receiver Clarence Anderson, McPherson wide receiver Joe Middleton and Bethany running back Theron Allen were all named to the Consensus Draft Services NAIA preseason All-American team.


Roger Clemens and the prosecutors who have accused him of lying about using performance-enhancing drugs submitted a flurry of motions ahead of next month's criminal trial, with the baseball star trying to limit his former teammates' testimony about drug use and the government trying to block revelations about his chief accuser's investigation for sexual assault.

The filings revolved around the prosecution's leading witness — former Clemens trainer Brian McNamee, who says he injected the seven-time Cy Young Award winner with steroids and human growth hormone. Clemens has steadfastly disavowed using drugs and is scheduled to go on trial July 6 on charges that he lied when he made those denials during congressional testimony.

Meanwhile, prosecutors want to limit what Clemens' attorneys can ask McNamee about a sexual assault investigation that the government lawyers said could "inflame the jury." McNamee was questioned by Florida police as a suspect in a October 2001 sexual assault where McNamee was never charged, but admitted lying to police about having sex in a pool with a woman who bystanders reported was drugged and incoherent. The woman told police she could not remember what happened but she did not give McNamee permission to have sex with her, and witnesses reported hearing her saying, "No." The date rape drug GHB was found in her system.