Since the Royals aren’t likely to score much of anything against Giants ace Madison Bumgarner — who’s pitched about a thousand innings of postseason baseball without breaking a sweat — why not just concede Game 1?
A lot of the stories you read about the Kansas City Royals these days include the term “long-suffering.” I think that’s a bunch of baloney. There’s been no suffering. Not really.
In a dominant win over Topeka West Monday night at Bishop Stadium, something happened to the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team that hadn’t happened in 15 years under head coach Frank Alonso.
Playing on a tough course at the Topeka Country Club, half of the 12 teams competing at the Class 6A state golf tournament shot a team score higher than 400.
Making their fourth trip to the Class 6A golf tournament in as many years, Kelsey and Kylie McCarthy are well-aware of the pressures and difficulty of playing at the high school game’s highest level.
If you’re going to make a prediction out of left field that might, might, might actually come true, don’t come up with something that puts you in a miserable spot.
The Anthony Middle School eighth-grade A volleyball team won the Centennial Middle League Championship on Saturday.
The Wamego Red Raider cross country teams swept both the team and individual titles at the North Central Kansas League meet over the weekend.
The Manhattan High boys’ cross country team, fresh off a Centennial League title Saturday, remained at the top of the state’s Class 6A coaches poll, edging Blue Valley-Stilwell for the top spot.
Seven Manhattan High wrestlers participated in the Blue Chip Fall Brawl in Kansas City, Mo., over the weekend.
The Eisenhower Middle School football team defeated Anthony Middle School 36- 0 on Oct. 14, to win the Little Apple Championship.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team sent two players to Topeka for the Class 6A state tennis tournament, and came home with a pair of medals. Cathy Lei finished in eighth place in singles, while Kristen Fraley took 11th place.
On a night when defense was at a premium, the Trojans proved to be difficult to stop offensively and just a tick better defensively in a 52-41 win to start district play Friday night at Bishop Stadium.
RILEY — After surrendering two touchdowns just before halftime the Riley County football team fought back for a chance to tie early in the fourth quarter, but came up short.
At St. Marys, the Rock Creek Mustangs started slow but finished strong in their 51-28 win over St. Marys Friday night.
At Linn, the Frankfort Wildcats scored in bunches against Linn, with sophomore quarterback Adam Kenworthy throwing for three touchdowns and rushing for three more, while junior running back Jase Suther rushed for four scores and 235 yards.
At Chapman, the Red Raiders managed to win a low-scoring affair to start district play, taking a 13-6 lead to halftime and scoring on a 50-yard scramble by quarterback Kyler Alderson in the second half to put away the game.
At Miltonvale, Southern Cloud won a battle of winless teams against Blue Valley Randolph, outlasting the Rams to win by 18 points.
At Alma, the Valley Heights Mustangs dominated from start to finish against the Chargers, taking a 38-0 halftime lead and cruising through the second half while preserving the shutout.
The Manhattan High football team opened district play with a loss to Topeka High Friday night at Bishop Stadium, 52-41.
With just two more matches next week preceding the official start of the postseason, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team has yet to play a full, 80-minute game up to its potential. Against Highland Park in Topeka on Thursday, it didn’t matter in a 6-0 Manhattan victory.
Each year, the playoff bracket has at least one undeserving team advance through the district system and into the playoffs. Last season it was one-win Wichita North.
Royals manager Ned Yost stood on a platform near the Kauffman Stadium infield and told a national TV audience: “This was really for our fans and our city. We couldn’t have done it without these fans.”
If win-loss records told the whole story, Friday night’s matchup between Manhattan High and Topeka High at Bishop Stadium would be more about playoff seeding than playoff inclusion.
For the third year in a row, Manhattan High girls’ tennis players Kristen Fraley and Cathy Lei will end the year together at the Class 6A state tournament in Topeka.
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