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Even for baseball fans who’ve seen everything, this was a bizarre sight: The entire Baltimore Orioles’ grounds crew, perched behind the tarp and poised to spring into action as a storm approached, suddenly got told…

BURLINGTON — Baby steps. Iola High’s volleyball team, featuring a trio of seniors and a bevy of underclassmen, continues to take steps toward success, head coach Amanda Holman said. On Tuesday, the Mustangs fell in…

CHERRYVALE — Humboldt High’s volleyball team went 1-1 on the court Tuesday. The Lady Cubs won in straight sets over host Cherryvale, but a few lapses were costly in a three-set defeat at the hands…

MORAN — Marmaton Valley High’s volleyball team had a successful night on the home court Tuesday. The Wildcats won three matches while dropping nary a set in defeating Altoona-Midway, Uniontown and Yates Center,  improving to…

Iola Middle School’s seventh-graders are showing progress. The Mustang A-team put forth a valiant battle, but fell short in a three-set nail-biter against Osawatomie, 25-15, 24-26 and 25-21. “They showed tremendous improvement,” Mustang head volleyball…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez is having the kind of season the Kansas City Royals won’t soon forget. The Oakland A’s are having the kind of September they might want to forget real…

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will open the 2022 season inside Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in one of the biggest shakeups to its schedule in years. The annual exhibition Clash, held at Daytona International Speedway…

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The father of a football coach at a suburban Kansas City high school said he hopes his unvaccinated son’s death from COVID-19 will convince people that the disease “is real.” KMBC-TV…

MORAN — Crest High’s Holden Barker racked up a season’s worth of statistics in just one night Monday. The Lancer junior rushed for a mind-boggling 370 yards and seven touchdowns — on 21 carries —…

Iola’s eighth-grade A team fell, 25-18, 25-14 and 25-9 to Osawatomie on Monday. “Osawatomie had some really strong servers and hitters,” Mustang head coach Terri Carlin said. “We did a decent job passing the ball,…