Sports

  • Basketball is a way of life for Thomsons

    Recently, the Thomson family said goodbye to its white Chevrolet Suburban that had seen more trips to basketball games than maybe any other vehicle in the tri-county area. Dan and Cindy Thomson bought it new 12 years ago and put more than 275,000 miles on it driving their four girls to almost ...

  • MHS boys rally past Hayden

    TOPEKA — The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team rallied to beat the Hayden Wildcats Friday night on their home floor, 56-54, to stay ahead in the Centennial League title race. Trailing since the second quarter, Manhattan cut the lead to five heading into the fourth quarter on a steal by Trevor ...

  • MHS girls rally falls short at Hayden

    TOPEKA — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team dropped a close game to Hayden Friday night, 58-52, to drop into a tie in the Centennial League race. Manhattan is now tied with Washburn Rural, Shawnee Heights and Seaman after Shawnee Heights fell to Washburn Rural Tuesday. Trailing by 11 heading into the ...

  • MHS girls preparing for tough road test

    In years past, games between the Hayden and the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team have often been turnover-laden, physical matchups that go down to the wire. Manhattan head coach Scott Mall is expecting nothing less in tonight’s 6 p.m. road matchup with the Wildcats, which have likely played their ...

  • Page’s dismissal was ‘student and parent driven’ B8.33113.wamwbk.page.phatch

    The decision to terminate the contract of Wamego girls’ basketball coach Jim Page was “student and parent driven,” USD 320 school board president Richard Weixelman said Wednesday. Page, who was suspended for Tuesday night’s game at Clay Center, will be allowed to coach the Red Raiders for the remainder of ...

  • Dedication pays off for Indians’ Hayden B1.11515.mhsswim.phatch

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  • MHS girls finish season sweep of Trojans Mhs5.phatch

    Behind another night of stifling defense, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team got the season sweep over Topeka High Tuesday night in a 51-31 win. The victory keeps Manhattan atop both the Centennial League standings as well as the sub-state standings. The Indians won every quarter over the Trojans Tuesday, ...

  • Page out in Wamego at season’s end

    Wamego girls’ basketball coach Jim Page’s contract will be terminated at the end of this season, according to a report by Topeka’s WIBW. Page was suspended for Tuesday night’s game at Clay Center. On Wednesday morning, USD 320 school board president Richard Weixelman moved to end Page’s ...

  • Final play of middle school game goes viral

    A last-second shot that got stuck on the back iron in a Mid-East League boys middle school basketball game has gotten national attention. Video of the play, which occurred Monday night in St. Marys, has been picked up on the websites SBNation and Deadspin, among others. What happened is this: ...

  • Rock Creek boys rout Irish

    At Flush, the Mustangs got off to a slow start against Chapman but turned things on in the second quarter, turning a 7-4 deficit into a 32-14 lead by halftime before winning each of the final two quarters in a 59-30 rout Tuesday night. Rock Creek got 12 points from Carson ...

  • Wamego 63, Clay Center 36

    At Clay Center, the Red Raiders had little trouble taking care of business on the road against the Tigers, taking a 17-point lead to halftime that only grew over the final two quarters. The Red Raiders were led by Dillon Blain’s 30 points, including eight 3-pointers. Wamego (12-6) continues its ...

  • Rams net first TVL win this season Bv23frankfort24.phatch

    RANDOLPH — The Blue Valley girls’ waited a long time for this victory. The Rams, who hadn’t won a Twin-Valley League game all season, finally ended the streak Tuesday night with a 42-35 win over rival Frankfort. Blue Valley, now 5-13 overall and 1-10 in the TVL, did most of ...










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