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  • Washington Co. 71, South Gray 57

    The Washington County Tigers needed a strong fourth quarter to pull away from third-seeded South Gray and score the upset win in the 2A quarterfinals. After trailing by three at halftime, the Tigers won the back-and-forth game with a strong fourth quarter, outscoring the Rebels 24-8 to close it out. ...

  • Central Plains 67, Jackson Heights 42

    Fifth-seeded Central Plains took an early lead against Jackson Heights and didn’t relent, earning a trip to Friday’s semifinals against top-seeded and undefeated Olpe. The Oilers led 18-6 after the first quarter and led 36-20 at halftime. Central Plains won both of the final two quarters to win ...

  • Olpe 42, Pitt-Colgan 31

    Top-seeded and undefeated Olpe got a scare from eighth-seeded Pittsburg-St. Mary’s Colgan, but ultimately did enough to win and advance into Friday’s semifinals. The Eagles quickly faced a 7-1 deficit to start the game and trailed by two at halftime.  They didn’t take the lead for ...

  • Rock boys advance to state semis

    WICHITA — After coming home after the opening-round of state a season ago, the Rock Creek Mustangs are making a weekend out of it this time around. The Mustangs showed why they entered the Class 4A-Div. II tournament at Hartman Arena as the top seed, easily dispatching Atchison to advance to ...

  • Manhattan High girls ready for Shawnee Mission NW

    A year ago, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team came to the Class 6A state tournament at Wichita’s Koch Arena as the No. 1 seed, expecting to do big things while riding a 19-game winning streak. This year’s team is back, which is no small feat. But as the ...

  • Stenberg signs with Benedictine

    There were times in Alex Stenberg’s high school track and field career that left her wanting to hang it up. The senior pole vaulter missed parts of three different seasons while battling a rash of injuries, including a broken ankle and a torn ACL last year. While she’s ...

  • Indians beat Trojans, now head to state Jube2.phatch

    Being a heavily-favored top seed in a postseason basketball tournament comes with plenty of advantages, but it also creates a pressure-filled environment for the team that’s supposed to win. With a 62-40 win over Topeka High Saturday night, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team can breathe a collective sigh ...

  • Centralia ends Valley Heights’ season

    FRANKFORT — If the Valley Heights girls’ basketball team had a time machine at the beginning of the season and traveled to the end of it, there would be a couple things the Mustangs would have been surprised to see. First, the team would be devastated to see its star player, ...

  • Indians medal two at state bowling

    The Manhattan High bowling teams sent three athletes to the Class 6A state bowling meet at Wichita’s Northrock Lanes on Friday, while bringing home two medals. Taylar Smith and Danielle Miller each represented the girls’ team as individual bowlers, while Shon Eakes was the lone representative from the boys’ ...

  • Wamego loses in a rout at Hayden 8.phatch

    TOPEKA — The Jim Page era of Wamego girls’ basketball ended quickly Friday night. The Red Raiders found themselves in a double-digit hole less than 90 seconds into the contest and didn’t score their first basket until the 2:15 mark of the first quarter. Ultimately Wamego fell to Topeka Hayden, 64-40, in ...

  • Rock Creek boys going to state

    The Rock Creek boys’ basketball team advanced to next week’s Class 4A-Div. II state tournament with a 68-47 win over Chapman on Saturday night. Playing against the Irish on their opponent’s home floor, the Mustangs had no trouble taking care of business in the lopsided win, using a ...

  • Late FT ends Mustangs’ season

    The Valley Heights Mustangs battled all night with Doniphan West in Friday’s Class 1A-Div. I semifinal at Frankfort, tying the game in the final minute before losing, 52-51. In the battle between Mustangs, Valley Heights trailed by four going into the fourth quarter, but made plays down the stretch, ...










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