Pole winner Denny Hamlin won the 31st annual NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, and the $1 million that comes with it, at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday night. Hamlin led all 10 laps of the fifth and final portion of the event. Points leader and defending series champion Kevin Harvick finished second, followed by Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth. Clint Bowyer finished in 12th place.
The Kansas City Royals thumped the New York Yankees 12-1, to open their weekend series, Friday night.
The Emporia State baseball team had a short stay at the NCAA Central Regional Tournament after losing two games Friday in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
The Emporia High girls swim team won the Centennial League championship Friday. They finished 57 points in front of Washburn Rural. Manhattan finished in 3rd place.
Emporia Highs Ali Nasrazadani finished 2-2 at the 5A state tennis tournament Friday.
The Emporia High girls finished in 3rd place and the boys finished in 8th place at the Centennial League Track meet Thursday.
Emporia State baseball players Dean Long and Justin Harris have been named to the Daktronics All Region 1st team.
Emporia State softball player Stephanie Goodwin has been named to the NFCA - National Fastpitch Coaches Association- All Region first team. Taylor Zordel is a 2nd team selection.
The Big 12 and SEC announced the basketball match ups for the coming season. Kansas will host Kentucky and Kansas State hosts Mississippi. All Big-12/SEC match ups will be played on January 30th, 2016.