Seriously? Are there baseball gremlins at work here?
TOPEKA — Despite the efforts of two talented Topeka West players, it was business as usual for the Manhattan High football team against the Chargers, with the Tribe winning handily Friday night at Hummer Sports Park, 42-7.
At Valley Falls, the Valley Heights Mustangs rallied in the fourth quarter to win their district opener against Valley Falls, 33-28.
At Clay Center, one week after suffering its first NCKL loss since 2011, Wamego got in another close one on Friday at Clay Center.
At Frankfort, things didn’t turn out too well for Frankfort in its district opener, as a powerful Axtell team rang up 62 points in a 62-28 win over the Wildcats.
At Pike Valley, the Blue Valley Rams were denied their first win of the season in a district contest on Friday, losing to Pike Valley, 58-20.
The Manhattan High cross country team returned to its usual level of competition and finished first in the boys’ varsity race and second in the girls’ varsity race at the Junction City Invitational Saturday afternoon.
TOPEKA — The Manhattan High football team had no trouble taking care of business against Topeka West Friday night at Hummer Sports Park, routing the Chargers 42-7 in a game that was never close.
Manhattan managed to ramp up the intensity in the second half, getting a goal in the 56th minute by Kirkland Lambert from John Lynch that tied the game. It was all Indians from there.
Year in and year out, when it comes to Manhattan High football, one thing is constant when it comes to the offensive line.
The Manhattan High girls’ golf team took second place at the 17-team Hutchinson Invitational at Carey Park, shooting a 336 to finish one stroke behind Maize South.
After two straight weeks facing the Wing-T, the Manhattan High football team will face a new challenge this week against Topeka West.
You know by now that the Royals rallied — implausibly, almost impossibly — to beat the Oakland A’s 9-8 in the 12th inning of an American League wild card playoff that lived up to its name.
Last year, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team beat Wichita South twice in the season, outscoring the Titans 19-0 in total. Tuesday night’s game went much differently.
The Manhattan High girls’ golf team took third place at the Centennial League tournament Monday at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Topeka, finishing behind Washburn Rural and Hayden.
The Wamego cross country teams competed at the Rim Rock Classic on Saturday, with the girls’ team taking sixth place (302 points) among 37 teams in the blue race.
The Eisenhower Middle School seventh-grade girls’ volleyball team suffered its first defeat of the season against Shawnee Heights.
Both Manhattan middle schools co-hosted the Manhattan Middle School Invitational cross country meet at Anneberg Park last week, with more than 350 athletes participating.
The eighth-grade Anthony Middle School volleyball team competed in a quadrangular meet on Thursday.
The Manhattan High football team scored early and often against Highland Park on Friday night at Bishop Stadium, running out to a quick lead in the first quarter and going on to rout the Scots, 54-0.
At Riley, the Riley County Falcons looked to be in good shape at halftime on Friday night, trailing No. 2-ranked Rossville 28-21.
At Hanover, playing the top-ranked team in 8-man Division-I, the Blue Valley Rams were no match for Hanover on Friday, losing 50-0.
At Lawrence, Jake Rose scored seven total touchdowns as he led Frankfort to a 58-12 win over Veritas Christian.
At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights couldn’t keep up with Washington County on Friday, losing to Washington County, 49-18.
The boys’ team entered the race as defending champions and took 11th place in the Gold division, while the girls’ ran in a new division — Platinum.
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