Alec Ausmus, KSN News Wichita

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KSN News Wichita

Wichita, KS, United States

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Past articles by Alec:

Competitive Drive: Sharon Springs’ Pearce sprints past high-level competition

SHARON SPRINGS, Kan. (KSNW) – Aria Pearce is one of the fastest high school track runners in Kansas, and she’s not even in high school yet. She’s a seventh grader and is blowing past her competition. Due to not being a high school student yet, Pearce cannot run on the varsity track team at her […] → Read More

Andover Trojans focus on postseason push following tornado devastation

ANDOVER, Kan. (KSNW) – The Andover High School girls soccer team is on a mission. A mission to win a state championship and play for their community that was recently stuck by a tornado. The Trojans are ranked in the state, and only have two losses on the season. They now play with thoughts of […] → Read More

Competitive Drive: dynamic duo of McKinney and Barnard lead Shockers

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita State softball team has won five straight games and is on top of the American Athletic Conference. The Shockers are led by two players that are hitting the ball all over the stadium, and out of it. The two? Sydney McKinney and Addison Barnard. “Just power and ability, athleticism, […] → Read More

Shockers land SEC talent, Rojas in transfer portal

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Isaac Brown and the Shockers received some good news via the transfer portal. Alabama senior forward James Rojas announced on social media, Sunday, that he is transferring to Wichita State. “Bama Nation, I have absolutely Loved my time in Tuscaloosa,”Rojas said on Instagram. “Being a part of winning an SEC championship, going […] → Read More

Competitive Drive: Eisenhower’s Smith handles the pressure of increasing soccer success

GODDARD, Kan. (KNSW) — Eisenhower’s Bella Smith is playing for her hometown Tigers this spring, but the list of teams she’s already had success with and that are showing interest in her continues to grow. Smith has already been an Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) champion and captain of U-15 Kansas City Athletics. Several National […] → Read More

Wichita PE teacher ready for Boston Marathon on Monday

WICHITA, Kan (KSNW) – Tanya Molleker is a PE teacher at Jackson Elementary, helping kids stay active, while preparing for the Boston Marathon on Monday. Molleker has been a distance runner since her competing days at Circle High School. Since 2003 she has run over 30 marathons and will take a shot at the Boston […] → Read More

KU ready to face North Carolina in NCAA championship

The Kansas Jayhawks are set to make their 10th NCAA championship appearance as they take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. → Read More

KU holds open practice for Final Four in New Orleans

Kansas Jayhawk fans filled the stands in the Caesars Superdome ahead of Saturday’s Final Four. → Read More

KU Jayhawks remember loss that helped fuel this year’s Final Four run

The Kansas Jayhawks will play its 16th Final Four in school history on Saturday against Villanova. → Read More

KU players ready for Final Four matchup against Villanova

Kansas and Villanova face each other on Saturday at 5:09 p.m. in the national semifinals at the Superdome. → Read More

Fourth Final Four for Jayhawks coach Bill Self

Jayhawks coach Bill Self will have his fourth Final Four appearance with the team coming up on Saturday against Villanova. → Read More

KU’s Agbaji owes older sister for his competitive drive

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNW) – Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji was just a three-star recruit coming out of high school. Four years later, he’s an All-American, Big 12 Player of the Year and likely a top NBA draft pick. He has a competitive drive that he might owe to his older sister, Orie. “I was always a […] → Read More

Bethel College returns to NAIA Round of 16

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. (KSNW) – The Bethel College men’s basketball team is returning to the NAIA Round of 16, and they have an opportunity to knock off the number one seed. The Threshers have already been a postseason spoiler after beating four seeded Saint Francis last weekend. Now they will get a shot at No. […] → Read More

Jayhawks earn No. 1 seed in Midwest Region

Lawrence, Kan. (KSNW) – The Big 12 Conference Champion Kansas Jayhawks earned the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, marking their 50th all-time NCAA Tournament and NCAA record 32nd consecutive appearance. The Jayhawks will take on the winner of No. 16 seeds Texas Southern/Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday, March 17 in the Midwest Region in Fort Worth, […] → Read More

Competitive Drive: WSU senior, Michael Bryan throws his way to indoor Nationals

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Michael Bryan is used to throwing on a big stage. The Wichita State University (WSU) senior is an All-American in the Outdoor Hammer Throw, now he’s competing at Nationals in the Indoor Weight Throw. “I’ll get a volume of upwards of 50 to 60 throws a week. Which is pretty high […] → Read More

Shockers AAC Tournament preview

FORT WORTH, TX (KSNW) – It’s a win or go home situation for the Wichita State basketball team. The Shockers tip off against Tulsa on Thursday at 2 p.m. KSN sports reporter, Julia Lobaina is in Fort Worth covering the Shockers quest to win as many games as possible and keep their season alive. → Read More

Bishop Carroll returns to State for first time since 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Bishop Carroll High School girls basketball team will compete in the 5A state bracket starting on Thursday in Emporia. The Golden Eagles are the three seed on the bracket with a 19-3 overall record. They will see the six seed, Andover Central in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 4 p.m. […] → Read More

Central Plains boys basketball heads to State with four wins and determination

CLAFLIN, Kan. (KSNW) – The Central Plains boys basketball team entered the postseason with a 1-18 record, they now head to the Class 1A DII state tournament with a 4-18 record and are heating up at the right time. The Oilers play larger competition during the regular season. All but one of their games was […] → Read More

Competitive Drive: Wellington Crusaders close in on state title goal

WELLINGTON, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wellington High School girls basketball team has been perfect this season. They’re a win away from clinching a berth in the Class 4A state tournament, putting them closer to their ultimate goal of a state championship. The Crusaders beat Rose Hill in their opening Sub-State game Tuesday night. “I think […] → Read More

Derby Panthers bowl for state championship

DERBY, Kan. (KSNW) – The Derby High School boys bowling team has redemption on their mind this week going after the program’s first state championship since 2017. The Panthers won a league title and a regional title, now they’re after a state title. “This year has been an incredible year. It’s been better than last […] → Read More