With a veteran squad coming off a fourth-place finish at state a year ago and an undefeated Centennial League title run, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team was looking to pick up where it left off last March in playing host to Dodge City in Friday’s opener.
The Manhattan High wrestling team traveled two hours to the east for the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational on Saturday, taking seventh among the 16 teams and earning four medals on the day.
At Riley, the Valley Heights Mustangs faced off against traditional Class 3A power Riley County and scored the upset behind a big third quarter.
At Rossville, Wamego had no trouble taking care of the Bulldogs, taking a 14-point lead to halftime and adding to it in the third before calling off the dogs in the fourth.
At Pawnee City, the Wildcats led for three quarters against Pawnee City, but couldn’t come up with the victory, allowing their opponent to rally in the fourth score and win.
At Rossville, the Red Raiders rebounded nicely from its Thursday loss to Rock Creek with a win over Rossville, taking a seven-point lead to halftime and outscoring the Bulldogs by 15 in the second half to pull away.
At Clay Center, Rock Creek routed the Tigers, getting a game-high 27 points from Carson Becker in a game that was never close after the first quarter.
At Pawnee City, the Frankfort Wildcats dropped their season opener in lopsided fashion, despite playing close in the first two quarters.
At Flush, the Red Raiders started their season strong with a rivalry win over Rock Creek, taking control early and leading 34-10 at the end of the third quarter.
At Flush, Rock Creek came out on the winning end of a back-and-forth game against its Pottawatomie County rival, despite struggling to put the game away from the free-throw line in the final minute.
At Randolph, Riley County jumped out to a 23-point halftime lead and never looked back against Blue Valley in the two teams’ season opener.
At Centralia, Valley Heights dropped its season opener in overtime to the Panthers, giving up a big second-half lead in the process.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got the first win of the Benji George era with a 69-61 win over Dodge City Friday night.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team opened its season Friday night with a dominant win over Dodge City, outscoring the Red Demons 31-8 in the final two quarters to put the game away.
The Manhattan High wrestling team opened its season on the road with a dual win over Washburn Rural Thursday night, edging the Junior Blues 38-32.
After a senior season that included an 11th place finish at the Class 6A state tournament in Topeka in the fall, Kristen Fraley knew she wasn’t ready to give up competitive tennis.
The Manhattan High swimming and diving team started its season off with a second-place finish at the Topeka West Invitational Wednesday afternoon, just 17 points behind Washburn Rural.
Since taking over as head boys’ basketball coach last spring, Benji George has faced plenty of adversity.
Featuring the largest senior class in five seasons, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team has a wealth of experience returning from last year’s fourth-place team at the Class 6A state tournament.
The Riley County Falcons got several nods on the All-Mid-East League football list, while Rock Creek added three.
As the winter sports season at Manhattan High gets underway today, the Indians’ will make a trip to Topeka for a season-opening meet that will get the entire team back in the swing of things.
As the group prepares to open the season at Washburn Rural on Thursday, Manhattan High wrestling coach Robert Gonzales could only think of one time his squad featured so many young athletes.
Fiser has been a letterwinner for the Indians’ soccer team for three years, with her senior season yet to come in the spring. She was named the team’s most valuable player as a sophomore, and was recognized as all-Centennial League second-team as a junior.
Manhattan High’s Kirkland Lambert was the lone boys’ soccer player named Class 6A all-state, earning second-team honors Monday morning.
Manhattan tennis coach Joyce Allen was named the Class 6A girls’ tennis coach of the year Monday morning.
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