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The bar for the batting title is unusually low this year — and that’s creating wild races for the honor in both leagues. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the majors in hitting with a .321 average,…

COLUMBUS, Neb. — Conference play started with a painful thud Saturday for Allen Community College’s soccer teams. The Red Devil women saw host Central Community College score in the game’s 87th minute for the only…

UNIONTOWN — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s volleyball A team won at Uniontown Monday. The Wildcats prevailed, 25-11 and 25-16. Jacee Mattox, led with 21 points and one kill, followed by Braelyn Sutton with eight points…

GARNETT — Iola Middle School picked up a pair of lopsided victories on the gridiron Thursday. The Mustang seventh-graders dispatched Anderson County, 34-6, before the eighth grade prevailed, 48-18. The seventh-graders were in their first…

CLEVELAND (AP) — Salvador Perez hit his 46th home run, breaking Johnny Bench’s record for most by a catcher in a season to highlight the opener, then the Kansas City Royals completed a doubleheader sweep…

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s volleyball team secured second place in its own tournament Saturday, falling just short in the B&W Trailer Hitches Invitational title match. The host Lady Cubs were 5-0 headed into the championship,…

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s defensive prowess was on full display Friday night. The Cubs forced six turnovers — five on interceptions — while registering eight tackles for loss in a 56-0 shutout win over Neodesha.…

CHETOPA — Marmaton Valley High bounced back from an earlier loss for a resounding victory on Friday. The Wildcats, coming off a home loss to Crest on Monday, enjoyed a 66-14 romp over Chetopa. Marmaton…

MELVERN — Crest High had little trouble in picking up its second road victory in four days Friday. The Lancers raced to a 30-0 halftime lead over Marais des Cygnes Valley. And while Crest tired…

ST. PAUL — Make it three wins in a row for Yates Center High to open the 2021 football season. The Wildcats have made it look easy, outscoring its three opponents by a combined 162-26,…