Manhattan is 6-1 but has yet to be tested against the league’s top teams. Friday that will change.
Playing in its second Baker tournament of the season, the Manhattan High girls’ bowling team took first place in Topeka on Tuesday, edging second-place Seaman by 33 pins.
Manhattan (6-1, 3-1 Centennial) was in control from start to finish against Rural, leading big at halftime and piling it on in the fourth quarter as the Indians’ full-court defense wore down the Junior Blues.
The Washburn Rural girls’ basketball team is not a squad with a reputation for shooting — or making — a lot of 3-pointers this season. Against Manhattan Tuesday night, the Junior Blues certainly looked capable.
At St. Marys, the Riley County boys used a big third quarter to overcome a slight halftime deficit and beat St. Marys 50-36 on Tuesday.
At Frankfort, the Wildcats scored two points in the second quarter and couldn’t recover in a 50-36 loss to Centralia at home.
At Clyde, Valley Heights held Clifton-Clyde to four points in the third quarter on Wednesday, on the way to a 62-39 win.
At Wamego, the Red Raiders overcame an early deficit to win 56-48 against Jefferson West on Wednesday.
At Randolph, Axtell outscored the Blue Valley Rams by 30 in the first half to ease to a 66-24 win.
At Flush, Rossville used a big fourth quarter to pull away from and beat Rock Creek on Wednesday.
At Clyde, Valley Heights held on to win against Clifton-Clyde on Wednesday, 40-39.
At Wamego, Wamego needed just three players to score on Wednesday, as the Red Raiders beat Jefferson West, 44-36.
At Frankfort, Centralia led by 45 points at halftime on Wednesday as it cruised to a 61-18 win over Frankfort.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team had no trouble taking care of business against Washburn Rural, defeating the Junior Blues 72-40 Tuesday night on its home court.
Not much went right on offense or defense for the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team Tuesday night, as the Indians lost their second league game of the season to Washburn Rural, 65-45.
Just exactly which Rural team will show up tonight for a 6 p.m. tip against the Indians remains a mystery, but count Manhattan head coach Scott Mall among those that think the Junior Blues are still one of the league’s top teams.
The Indians led 38-23 after three quarters and won the fourth by 10 points to set up the lopsided win.
Playing from behind most of the night, Manhattan couldn’t hit enough free throws to rally against the Trojans.
Just two days after a down-to-the-wire dual win over Clay Center, the Manhattan High wrestling team came out wrestling strong against tough competition at the Salina South Invitational on Saturday After some confusion and late changes to the team scores, the Indians took fifth place in the tournament, but freshman Jalin Harper earned the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler award.
At Wamego, a back-and-forth game went down to the wire for the Red Raiders, but the home team pulled out the 42-39 win against Concordia Friday night.
At Flush, Rock Creek led 24-12 after one quarter and took a 22-point lead into the fourth quarter in a dominating win over Silver Lake.
At Riley, the Falcons took a four-point lead into the second quarter but trailed the rest of the way in a loss to Rossville.
At Centralia, the Panthers had no trouble dismantling Blue Valley, taking a 27-4 lead into the second quarter and leading 49-15 at halftime in their lopsided win.
At Blue Rapids, a slow offensive night kept the Mustangs from having the chance to win against Hanover, as the Wildcats led 19-8 after the first quarter and 32-14 at halftime before extending their lead in the second half.
At Axtell, the Wildcats couldn’t keep pace with the Eagles, trailing 34-18 at halftime before playing mostly even with Axtell in the second half.
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