Looking at the bracket for the Wichita Southeast sub-state, the Manhattan High volleyball team knew it had a tough road against a familiar opponent to get back to state this season.
The Indians will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2007 and the first time in the Joe Schartz era after a 35-14 loss to Lawrence Free State Friday night at Bishop Stadium.
On Friday, Wamego broke a playoff drought that started in 2007 with a 35-14 win over Smoky Valley, making them the District 6 champions.
At Minneapolis, the Falcons overcame a 10-point halftime deficit, scoring in each of the final two quarters to rally past Minneapolis Friday night, 21-17.
At Seneca, newly consolidated Nemaha Central scored in each quarter to cruise past Rock Creek, taking a 14-3 lead to halftime and adding to it in the second half.
At Frankfort, the Wildcats won big against Southern Cloud in a district matchup.
At Axtell, the Rams trailed 36-0 after the first quarter before Axtell called off the dogs the rest of the game.
At Blue Rapids, the Mustangs scored early and often against Republic County, winning big in a rout.
The Manhattan High football team lost its second game in as many weeks, dropping its senior night matchup with Lawrence Free State, 35-14.
As the team prepares for a do-or-die game with Lawrence Free State tonight, once again the opponent will have a size advantage in the trenches.
Barring any upsets, the playoff picture had more or less already locked the two teams into playing each other on Monday in a quick rematch to start the postseason, causing both coaches to play more conservatively and not show their opponent too much.
So here we are, waiting for Game 3 of the World Series — and Royals fans are busy squabbling about Game 5.
After dropping last week’s district opener against Topeka High, the importance of the Manhattan High football team’s game against Lawrence Free State this week only intensified.
The Royals shook off the gloom of Game 1 and applied their own version of a crusher Wednesday night.
The Manhattan High volleyball team won both its matches at the Wamego triangular Tuesday night, sweeping Junction City before hanging on for a three-set win over the Red Raiders to finish off the regular season.
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.
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