At Tonganoxie, Wamego managed to stay undefeated on the season with a big win over Chanute in the championship of the Tonganoxie Invitational on Saturday night, Wamego led by two at 15-13 after two quarters of back-and-forth basketball, but the Red Raiders opened things up in the second half, taking a 28-18 lead into the fourth quarter before finishing strong to earn the tournament title.
At Hillsboro, Republic County won each of the first three quarters of the third-place game at the Trojan Classic, but Riley County stormed back in the fourth quarter.
At Onaga, Valley Heights lost the fifth-place game at the Twin-Valley League tournament to Wetmore to end its week with a 1-2 record in its first games without leading scorer Brandi Jo Roepke.
At Onaga, Frankfort closed out its week at the Twin-Valley League tournament with a consolation game win over Clifton-Clyde to move to 2-1 on the week.
MCPHERSON — Saturday night’s championship game at the McPherson Invitational had all the makings of a great matchup on paper.
The last time Emporia and the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team met on the hardwood, the Indians had to turn away several rally attempts by the Spartans in a surprising overtime win.
Coming into this weekend’s Husky Invitational at Blue Valley Northwest, the Manhattan High wrestling team knew it wanted a good showing in its second-to-last two-day tournament of the year.
MCPHERSON — After all the build up surrounding Saturday night’s championship final between Manhattan and McPherson, the actual game was something of a let down for Indians’ fans who made the trip.
At Tonganoxie, Wamego trailed by nine at halftime but managed to rally past DeSoto in the semifinals of the Tonganoxie Invitational.
At Onaga, the Rams held on to defeat Clifton-Clyde in a consolation game at the Twin-Valley League tournament.
At Hillsboro, facing the top-ranked team in Class 3A, the Falcons struggled in a semifinal loss at the Trojan Classic.
At Tonganoxie, Wamego went back and forth with Atchison, ultimately needing overtime to decide its semifinal at the Tonganoxie Invitational, which Atchison won 50-49.
At Onaga, Valley Heights had no trouble taking care of business against Doniphan West in the fifth-place bracket at the Twin Valley League tournament.
At Burlington, Rock Creek led by five points at halftime but saw Burlington take the lead in the third quarter in the semifinals of the Burlington Invitational.
At Hillsboro, the Falcons rebounded from an opening-game loss at the Trojan Classic to beat Clay Center and advance to the fifth-place game Saturday.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team had the opportunity to win a championship at the McPherson Invitational Saturday night, but a slow start and a dominant game from the hometown McPherson Bullpups forced the Indians to settle for runners-up in a 81-58 defeat.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team held off the rally attempts of Emporia Friday night in Manhattan, winning 53-44.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team finished off an improbable rally to defeat Shawnee Mission East, 52-50, in Friday night’s semifinal at the McPherson Invitational.
The Indians logged a 1,986 on the day, falling behind Shawnee Heights, which won with 2,102 pins. Topeka West took third (1,880) and Emporia was fourth (1,687).
Playing in the fifth-place bracket at the Twin-Valley League tournament held in Onaga, both the Frankfort and Valley Heights boys lost to move into Saturday’s seventh-place game against each other.
MCPHERSON — Behind a deeper bench and a full-court defense that forced 22 turnovers in the game, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team advanced through to the semifinals of the McPherson Invitational with a 63-53 opening round win over Mill Valley Thursday afternoon.
In a quadrangular meet with league foes Washburn Rural, Emporia and Seaman on Wednesday at the KSU Natatorium, the final event of the day, the 400 free relay, had plenty of intrigue.
In earning the No. 2 seed at this week’s McPherson Invitational, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got an opportunity only one other team in the field received.
The Kansas Nets fifth-grade boys’ basketball team from Manhattan won the WBA Tournament Saturday in Wamego.
The Rock Creek wrestling team lost its dual to Washburn Rural on Tuesday, 57-18.
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