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.
In what has become a regular occurrence each fall, the Manhattan High girls’ golf team will once again make a trip to the Class 6A state golf tournament next week.
The Manhattan High volleyball team wrapped up its regular season home slate by winning two out of three matches, as five Indians were honored at senior night Tuesday.
In what head coach Frank Alonso described as a playoff atmosphere, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team lost 2-1 to a tough Wichita Northwest squad Tuesday night.
The Kansas State volleyball team will add a dose of hometown flavor with the Tuesday afternoon signing of Manhattan High senior Kelsey Schroll.
Not only has the Royals’ running game terrified and disrupted the Orioles, it flat-out won the critical second game in Baltimore.
In seventh-grade action, the Eisenhower volleyball teams finished the regular season with wins over Anthony on Thursday.
In a battle of stout defenses, the Manhattan High football team needed just a pair of touchdowns to stay undefeated and reclaim the Silver Trophy Friday night at Al Simpler Stadium, winning 16-7.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team will once again send two players to the state tournament in Cathy Lei and Kristen Fraley after qualifying at the Wichita East regional on Saturday.
After an uninspiring effort in its win over Hayden on Tuesday, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team bounced back against the Topeka High Trojans Saturday afternoon in a makeup game following Thursday’s rain out.
Every year, Manhattan head cross country coach Susan Melgares builds in a week of rest for many of her varsity athletes toward the end of the season.
WAMEGO — A last-minute touchdown to close each half, a special teams score, a goal-line stand and a game-saving tackle were all it took for Wamego to outlast the weather, and Concordia in a 20-14 back-and-forth win.
The Manhattan High volleyball team took fifth place in the Manhattan Invitational Saturday, dominating Junction City and Gardner-Edgerton in the consolation bracket easily.
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