Sports

  • Rock Creek baseball wins first-ever state title

    TOPEKA — The Rock Creek baseball team won its first state title in baseball with its Class 4A-Division II championship Monday afternoon at Hummer Sports Park. The Mustangs beat Concordia in the title game, 2-0. The Mustangs got only five hits in the win, but held the Panthers to two hits ...

  • Rock Creek baseball wins semi, 1-0 Rc2.phatch

    TOPEKA — Sometimes, even baseball can be a game of inches. On Monday, Baxter Springs pitcher Kaid Karnes just barely hit Rock Creek’s Shilo Schaake’s toe to open the bottom of the sixth. One batter later, his throw to first base narrowly allowed Carson Zenger to reach base and ...

  • Rock Creek wins two on Sunday

    TOPEKA — For 13 innings Sunday afternoon at Hummer Sports Complex, the Rock Creek softball team was calm, in control and cruising on its way toward the Class 4A Division II state championship game. Rock Creek — the No. 6 seed in the tournament — took out Prairie View 3-0 in the opener and held ...

  • Mustang baseball beats Colby in quarters Rcbsb3.phatch

    TOPEKA — After his team survived an upset bid to edge Colby 3-2 in Sunday’s state quarterfinals, Rock Creek baseball coach Shane Sieben said he knew just because his team was the top seed in the Class 4A Division II field, it didn’t mean his school’s name was ...

  • MHS boys take 2nd after questionable DQ 17.phatch

    WICHITA — In many cases, high school sports offer its participants the chance to learn life lessons through competition. The Manhattan High boys’ track team learned an important one over the weekend at the all-class state track meet inside Wichita’s Cessna Stadium: life isn’t always fair. The Indians put ...

  • Smith’s perfect day leads Mustangs to runner-up finish 4.phatch

    WICHITA — Only one other Class 1A team besides the Valley Heights boys scored more than 40 points over the weekend at the state track meet. The Mustangs’ Elijah Smith put up 40 all on his own. After winning two golds as a sophomore and three as a junior, Smith took first place ...

  • Riverton wins Class 3A baseball title at Tointon

    Despite entering the tournament as the No. 8 seed, Riverton won three straight games to claim the Class 3A title at Tointon Family Stadium on Friday. Riverton jumped out to an 8-0 lead over sixth-seeded Wellsville in the championship game, and held off a late comeback to win, 8-6. Wellsville started ...

  • Monarchs in Kansas City for Memorial Day

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs played in the 14B Fastpitch National Invitational in Kansas City over Memorial Day weekend. The Monarchs opened the tourney on Friday, May 22 with a 4-2 loss to the Tropical Storm. Grayce Morrison had two hits, and Clara Carter and Abigail Chainey added singles. In the next ...

  • Indians looking for gold in Wichita B8.6114.mhstr.phatch

    A year ago, the Manhattan High boys’ track and field team traveled to Wichita the last weekend in May as one of two teams expected to compete for a team championship in Class 6A. This year, the Indians return to Wichita’s Cessna Stadium with fewer state qualifiers, but still ...

  • Zabel not slowed by rare condition

    FLUSH — Athletics are everything to Rock Creek junior Michael Zabel. But there was a time when he considered giving it all up. Zabel, who will compete for a Class 4A medal in discus on Saturday in Wichita, suffers from a heart condition called ventricular tachycardia, a rapid heartbeat that arises ...

  • Hatesohl leads Blue Valley into state meet League track 114.phatch

    Georgia Hatesohl is one of those all-around athletes who cares more about the challenge than winning. Though, she wins plenty, too. The Blue Valley sophomore — joined by teammate Katie Hutson and the boys’ team’s Chase Carey — will compete this weekend in Class 1A at Cessna Stadium at the state ...

  • Mustangs rolling into state tourney

    WESTMORELAND — For many players on the Rock Creek baseball team, the state championship game is a familiar one. The Mustangs just played in the state basketball tournament this past March and are only a year removed from last year’s state baseball tourney. Both times the Mustangs finished second. But ...










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