Emporia States baseball team out scored Newman 16-11 Wednesday. Every starter had at least 1 hit. The Hornets scored 9 runs in the 3rd inning to take a 10-0 and held on for the win. The Hornets are now 6-3 for the season. They are scheduled to host Central Missouri in a 4 game series beginning Friday.
The Kansas City Royals have announced that First Baseman Mike Sweeney has been voted into the Royals Hall of Fame. He will become the elite group’s 26th inductee this season with a ceremony before a game at Kauffman Stadium, which will be announced at a later date.
Emporia High diver Jacob Jones finished in 4th place at the 5-1A state meet. Matt Finley finished in 10th place in the 100 backstroke. Rage Keister finished in 15th place in the 100 butterfly. As a team Emporia High finished in 24th place. Wichita Heights won the 5-1A State title.
Longtime North Carolina men's basketball coach Dean Smith, an Emporia native, has passed away at the age of 83.
The 2010 National Champion Emporia State womens basketball team will be inducted into the MIAA Hall of Fame. The team will be recognized during the semifinals of the MIAA Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 7 in Municipal Auditorium.