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.
At Wamego, the Red Raiders started slow but got separation in the second half to beat Concordia.
At Flush, the Mustangs took a three-point lead into the second quarter against Silver Lake and trailed by just one at halftime, but couldn’t keep it up in the second half.
At Riley, the Falcons took a 10-point lead to halftime and won each of the final two quarters to win big over the Bulldogs at home.
At Centralia, Blue Valley trailed 19-9 after one quarter against the Panthers, but the Rams were outscored 20-3 in the second quarter to blow the game open in a lopsided loss.
VALLEY HEIGHTS 46, HANOVER 39 At Blue Rapids, the Mustangs were tested against Hanover, but managed to hold on for the win after taking just a two-point lead into the fourth quarter.
At Axtell, Frankfort hung tough for a quarter, but was outscored 18-3 in the second quarter en route to a lopsided loss against Axtell.
TOPEKA — Playing from behind most of the night, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team couldn’t hit enough free throws to rally against the Topeka High Trojans Friday night inside the Dungeon, losing 57-46.
TOPEKA — Despite a slow start, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team flipped the switch and defeated Topeka High soundly on the road Friday night, winning 57-32.
With losses to Junction City and Emporia, both teams not necessarily expected to be among the top of the league, it’s not clear which Topeka High team will show up against the Indians.
Manhattan High wrestling coach Robert Gonzales says he doesn’t like leaving the outcome of a dual up to his heavyweight night in and night out.
TOPEKA — After playing three of four games at home to start the season, first-year head coach Benji George warned his team how much more difficult games on the road can be in the Centennial League.
TOPEKA — Manhattan head coach Scott Mall knew Seaman post Tatyana Legette would be a handful Tuesday night in a road matchup with the Vikings.
Just weeks after being named The Mercury’s All-Flint Hills Coach of the Year for 2014, Wamego’s Dale Burkholder has announced he is stepping down as head football coach after four years at the helm.
At Riley, the Mustangs held on to win, 63-57, Tuesday night, using a strong third quarter to take the lead for good despite the best efforts of a hot-shooting Riley County squad.
At Washington, the Tigers led 42-10 at halftime before calling off the dogs in the second half against Blue Valley.
At Onaga, the Mustangs took a 19-7 lead into the second quarter and managed to hold off Onaga the rest of the way, playing the Buffaloes even the final three quarters in the win.
At Frankfort, the Wildcats earned their third win of the season with a 10-point victory over Clifton-Clyde, leading by 11 at halftime and maintaining their lead through the second half.
At Riley, the Falcons used a dominant second quarter to pull away from Rock Creek at home, taking a 26-10 lead to halftime and expanding that lead in the second half.
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