At the high-school level, guys that grow up playing football and basketball rarely give it all up to try their luck at competitive swimming.
When Manhattan High and Junction City met in January, the game turned into a slow, methodical, defensive game, with the Indians squeaking out a 35-32 win.
For a brief couple of minutes in the first quarter, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team looked like it might have its hands full against Junction City.
Eisenhower Middle School beat Anthony Middle School 38-31 Tuesday night to repeat as the Little Apple boys’ basketball champion in a game played at Eisenhower.
At Riley, playing a tough game against one of the area’s better girls’ basketball teams, Riley County topped Council Grove 72-58 on Tuesday.
At Chapman, Rock Creek picked up its fifth win of the season Tuesday, beating Chapman 45-37.
At Wetmore, in a Twin Valley League battle, the Blue Valley Rams fell 51-45 to Wetmore on Tuesday.
At Frankfort, the Frankfort Wildcats held on to win 45-40 over Troy on Tuesday.
At Riley, Council Grove moved to 18-0 on the season on Tuesday with a 48-38 win over Riley County.
At Chapman, in a game of two teams headed in different directions, Rock Creek slammed Chapman, 72-46.
At Frankfort, a big fourth quarter from Troy led to a loss for Frankfort on Tuesday, with the Wildcats falling 60-48 at home.
At Wamego, thanks to a big second half performance, the Wamego Red Raiders beat Clay Center, 70-40, on Tuesday.
Using a quick start and a strong second half, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team won in dominant fashion, 94-65, against Junction City Tuesday night that was nothing like the January meeting between the schools.
Manhattan High started slow, but finished in a big way, routing the visiting Junction City Blue Jays 71-21 to stay undefeated in Centennial League play and also clinch the top seed at sub-state in early March.
It’s not surprising Manhattan High assistant boys’ basketball coach Benji George might point to a lack of focus as the reason for the team’s current two-game slide in Centennial League play.
With more than a week off since their last meet, the Manhattan High bowling teams showed a little rust Monday afternoon at the Shawnee Heights Quadrangular at Gage Bowl.
The Manhattan Christian College men’s basketball team finished off its regular season this past weekend by picking up a pair of regional victories against Central Christian College of the Bible (Moberly, Mo.
The Rock Creek wrestling team was in Silver Lake for the Mid-East League tournament on Friday where the Mustangs finished in the tie for fourth place.
The Manhattan High JV wrestling team took two teams out west to Lincoln this past week for a high school tournament among smaller schools, with the first team winning handily and the second team taking fourth.
Manhattan High girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall didn’t want his team to underestimate the Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds Friday night.
Minus the first quarter, Manhattan basically played Shawnee Heights even the rest of the night on the road.
RANDOLPH — Fans stuck their hand out and patted head coach Nick Evans after Blue Valley’s 71-52 victory over Doniphan West.
RANDOLPH — Faced with a 14-point deficit after three quarters of play, the Blue Valley Rams would need to play some of their best basketball to rally and beat Doniphan West Friday night.
At Abilene, the Red Raiders struggled all night against Abilene in a pivotal matchup between league favorites, losing on the road 63-43 in a game that was never close.
At Wetmore, the Mustangs led by seven points at halftime before outscoring Wetmore by 10 in the third quarter to build a big lead heading into the final period.
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