Few teams have had much luck slowing down the inside-out tandem of Jazz Sweet and Blaize Burgess this season. Add the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team to the list of successful squads.
Tied, with 40 seconds remaining Tuesday night against Chapman, Wamego’s Lanie Page was alone well beyond the arc when she buried what would have been the go-ahead bucket.
WAMEGO — Red Raiders’ head coach Troy Hemphill wasn’t pleased with his team’s enthusiasm in his team’s 59-34 win over Chapman Tuesday night.
Chris Martin, Mike Settembrino and Nadal Abudayyeh each signed with different schools to continue their football careers into college. The three signed officially on National Signing Day.
At Riley, Cooper Holmes scored 44 points for Concordia, but the Riley County Falcons still managed a win on Tuesday, beating the Panthers, 72-66, at home.
At Randolph, the Blue Valley Rams grabbed an early lead by faded down the stretch in a 48-38 loss to Clifton-Clyde.
At Onaga, the Frankfort Wildcats let a game slip away in the first quarter on Tuesday, getting outscored 29-8 to start the game on the way to a 76-47 loss.
At Washington, Valley Heights kept a steady scoring pace but was never able to overcome Washington County in a 56-45 road loss.
At Randolph, Clifton-Clyde used a big third quarter to come from behind and beat Blue Valley on Tuesday.
At Riley, Concordia put Riley County in a hole early on Tuesday, and the Falcons could never claw their way back.
At Onaga, the Frankfort Wildcats grabbed a lead in the first half and never let it go on Tuesday in a 43-35 win over Onaga.
At Washington, Valley Heights hung on for three quarters until the Tigers put them away in the fourth on Tuesday.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team knocked off the previously-undefeated Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds on Tuesday night, 55-53, claiming a share of first place in the Centennial League in the process.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team moved into a tie for first place in the Centennial League standings with a win over Shawnee Heights Tuesday night, 50-35.
If Manhattan High is going to be a factor in either the boys’ or girls’ Centennial League races through the end of February, winning tonight’s games against Shawnee Heights is pivotal.
Manhattan native Mike Bammes has been named head wrestling coach at Barton County Community College.
At its annual Manhattan Invitational on Saturday, the Indians hosted 15 other teams featuring strong teams from across the state, with Manhattan taking second with 316 points place behind Maize, which ran away with the team score.
The Manhattan High wrestling team took second place at the annual Centennial League meet, finishing behind rival Junction City by eight points.
Had Manhattan made something close to its usual free-throw percentage against Topeka West, the game likely would not have come down to the final seconds as it did at the MHS gymnasium Friday night.
FLUSH — The Riley County girls’ basketball team didn’t waste any time on the road Friday night putting its stamp on the game against Rock Creek.
FLUSH — There aren’t many high school basketball teams across the state that have a duo of posts quite like Rock Creek - especially for a smaller Class 4A-Div. II school.
At Frankfort, Blue Valley used a third quarter run and held on in the fourth to edge Frankfort, 59-56 on Friday.
At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights used a big second quarter to top Troy, 53-39, on Friday.
At Osage City, Tessa Seeberger scored 20 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Red Raiders.
At Frankfort, the Wildcats used a steady offensive pace to rout Blue Valley at home on Friday, 54-29.
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