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Pena happy to be back in Kansas City


It's been about a dozen years since Francisco Pena was frolicking around the Royals' clubhouse. In those days, he was with his father, Tony Pena, who was managing the Royals. Now, he's getting a chance to play for his father's former team. Read More »

Guthrie seeking groove against former team


Jeremy Guthrie's 4.80 ERA is the highest mark in a Kansas City rotation that ranks among the American League leaders in ERA. On Friday, he has an opportunity to take a step toward reversing this trend against his former Orioles team, which counters wit... Read More »

Vargas returns to Seattle to take on former team


Jason Vargas takes the mound for the Royals against his former team Mariners on Friday, squaring off against Seattle's Brandon Maurer in the second game of the four-game set. Read More »

Getz reunites with Royals in Blue Jays debut


After a strong start at Triple-A Buffalo, Chris Getz got the promotion to the Blue Jays and was in the lineup batting ninth on Tuesday in the series opener against his former team. Read More »

Zimmer’s capabilities could make him future ace


Right-hander Kyle Zimmer has the upside of a starter capable of giving his team consistent, long outings by using a full repertoire of four quality pitches with good command. Read More »

Guthrie set to square off with former team in Baltimore


The Orioles undoubtedly will go into Saturday night's game against the Royals without first baseman Chris Davis as lefty Wei-Yin Chen faces former O's ace Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals. Read More »

Royals remember on day of Boston Marathon


With the running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, the tragedy of 2013 was a year away but it was remembered well by the Royals, who last year became witnesses and participants in the aftermath as they became the first team to visit Boston following th... Read More »

Guthrie aims to stay unbeaten at Kauffman


Jake Odorizzi on Wednesday afternoon will start against the Royals, the team that traded him to the Rays. He will face Jeremy Guthrie, who is 14-7 at Kauffman Stadium since joining Kansas City. Read More »

Infante’s injury thins infield roster depth


The Royals opted to make no roster moves after Omar Infante's face cut and jaw sprain, and because Infante was not placed on the disabled list, the team's potential options were limited. Read More »

Yost isn’t worried about Royals’ lack of homers


The Royals' next home run will be their first of the season. They've gone through their first five games without a home run. That's a franchise record for the most games at the start of a season without a blast. And the Royals are the only team in the ... Read More »

Royals, fans excited for Opening Day at The K


It was gray and chilly at mid-afternoon Friday, but Kansas City greeted its home team with cheers and warmth as the players took the field against the White Sox for the season's first home game. Read More »

Yost steps inside Miller Park on this return


Right fielder Nori Aoki wasn't the only ex-Brewer returning to Miller Park with the Royals on Friday night. Ned Yost, dismissed as Brewers' manager late in the 2008 season as the team was headed for the playoffs, was back inside the stadium for the fir... Read More »

Chen won’t forget first Opening Day start


I was very proud of the way I pitched for my team, I was very proud of the way we played that game and it's going to be in my memory for the rest of my life. I was an Opening Day starter. That's something no one can ever take away from me. Read More »

Smith Center Hosting All-Star Basketball Game March 22nd

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The Smith Center Recreation Commission will be hosting the 4th Annual Sunflower Shootout all star basketball game on Saturday, March 22, at the Smith Center High School gym. The games will feature senior all stars from the Mid-Continent League against a team of all stars from a 14-county area in North Central Kansas. The girls game will tip off at ... Read More »

Wrestling Team Captures State Championship!!


On February 28 and March 1, the NCHS Wrestling team traveled to Fort Hays State University to compete in the Class 3-2-1A State Wrestling Championships. With a 10-member squad (all earning team points for the Jays), the Jays were able to win the State ... Read More »