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  • Area Schools | December 14, 2014

    Doniphan 62, Frankfort 42

    At Frankfort, the Wildcats hung tough against Doniphan West for two quarters before being outscored 23-14 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach. Alex Roeder had 12 points to lead Frankfort, while Jake Rose added 10. Frankfort (0-3) hosts Wetmore on Tuesday.

  • Area Schools | December 14, 2014

    Wamego 34, Nemaha Central 30

    At Wamego, the Red Raiders trailed by four at halftime but managed to take the lead early in the fourth quarter and hold on for the win against the Thunder, holding off Nemaha Central’s late rally attempts. Wamego got 20 points from Lanie Page, with

  • Area Schools | December 14, 2014

    Council Grove 40, Rock Creek 21

    At Flush, the Mustangs played close for one quarter before Council Grove took a 12-point lead to halftime. Rock Creek cut into the lead in the third quarter but was outscored 14-5 in the fourth quarter. Rock Creek (0-4) hits the road for a game

  • Area Schools | December 14, 2014

    Silver Lake 59, Riley Co. 42

    At Riley, the Falcons trailed by 13 at halftime and couldn’t cut into the deficit in the final two quarters against the Eagles. The Falcons got 14 points from Bethany Crubel, with Jordan Clouse adding six. Riley County (1-3) travels to Clay Center on Tuesday.

  • Area Schools | December 14, 2014

    BV-Randolph 49, St. Xavier 21

    At Junction City, Blue Valley used a strong second quarter, outscoring St. Xavier 22-4, to build a big lead and win its first game of the season comfortably Friday night. The Rams were led by Tessa Henry’s 13 points, while Megan Plummer added 11. Blue Valley (1

  • Area Schools | December 14, 2014

    Doniphan West 48, Frankfort 34

    At Frankfort, the Wildcats trailed by 10 at halftime before playing Doniphan West close the rest of the night in a 14-point loss. The Wildcats got 15 points from Abra Shirley, with Kyla Hardwick adding 14.

  • Manhattan High School | December 14, 2014

    Martin’s versatility made him area’s most dangerous player to defend

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    When opposing coaches looked at the 2014 Manhattan High football team, stopping Chris Martin was the top concern defensively. Despite the extra attention, Martin proved to be difficult to contain all season long, rushing for more than 800 yards and 13 touchdowns and earning the distinction of All-Flint

  • Area Schools | December 14, 2014

    Burkholder brings playoffs back to Wamego

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    With his first four-year class at Wamego High entering its senior year, head coach Dale Burkholder knew he had something special brewing when the team started summer practices in August. After an 8-2 finish and an undefeated mark in district play that led to its

  • Books | December 14, 2014

    NASA artificial intelligence program sets chase in ‘Kraken Project’

    “The Kraken Project” starts out like science fiction involving a journey to one of Saturn’s moons — Titan. But it ends up being sci-fi of an eerier kind — cyber-fi, if you will. Unless it’s more fact than faction, that is. This is a story

  • Books | December 14, 2014

    Icons in the world of music: The latest in unforgettable biographies


    Hard times were a daily reality for Elmo and Mamie Lewis in the state of Louisiana during the 1930s.  Elmo made a living sharecropping and sometimes cooking whiskey, until he was caught and sentenced to five years in prison.  Son Elmo, Jr., who

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