DODGE CITY — It was close, but not enough Friday night, as the Manhattan High boy’ basketball team could not overcome a poor third quarter, losing to Hays, 42-36, in the 71st Annual Tournament of Champions semifinal at United Wireless Arena.
EMPORIA — Just weeks after routing Emporia by 26 at home, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team squeaked out a 50-41 overtime win against the Spartans in the return game.
The Manhattan High bowling teams each took third place at the Topeka West Invitational Thursday at Westridge Lanes.
Three Manhattan High baseball players signed letters of intent Wednesday morning to play baseball in college after their senior season this spring.
DODGE CITY — Payton Stephens was a freshman the last time Manhattan High participated in the Tournament of Champions.
In the semifinals of the Hillsboro midseason tournament, the Red Raiders won the battle of unbeatens with Hesston, 47-45, on Thursday to set up an all-Flint Hills championship game against undefeated Riley County on Saturday.
At Hillsboro, the Falcons overcame a slow start in the first quarter to lead by five at halftime and stay ahead of the Trojans the rest of the way to win and advance to play unbeaten Wamego in Saturday’s final.
At Washington, the Mustangs used a strong third quarter to overcome a three-point halftime deficit and win going away in the fourth quarter against Baileyville B&B in the semifinals of the Twin Valley League tournament.
At Washington, the Rams ended their week at the Twin Valley League tournament with a loss to Troy, hanging around through the first quarter but being outscored 19-9 in the second quarter to create a deficit Blue Valley couldn’t overcome.
At Hillsboro, the Falcons used a strong third quarter to erase a five-point deficit and take a two-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, where they outscored the Buffaloes by three to hold on for the win and set up a matchup with Thomas More Prep in Saturday’s fifth-place game at 1 p.
At Canton, the Rock Creek Mustangs fell in the semifinals to the Wichita Homeschool Warriors to set up today’s 6 p.
DODGE CITY — Payton Stephens scored 25 points and the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team outscored Wichita Heights 11-2 in overtime to defeat the Falcons 55-46 in the first round of the Tournament of Champions on Thursday afternoon at United Wireless Arena.
Despite a scheduling quirk that turned a quadrangular meet into just a dual with Emporia, the Manhattan High swimming and diving team managed to come out on top Wednesday afternoon at the KSU Natatorium.
With a trip to McPherson for the 19th-annual Mid-America Classic looming next week, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team might be tempted to overlook Friday’s game at Emporia.
After a 6-2 start to the season that has seen its ups and downs, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team gets the chance to see just how well it stacks up among some of the state’s best teams this week.
Most nights, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team averages about 40 percent field-goal shooting.
At Washington, the Wildcats won in its first Twin Valley League tournament consolation game behind strong second and fourth quarters.
In the opening round of the Hillsboro midseason tournament, the Wamego Red Raiders squeaked past Republic County, 63-58, in a game that went back and forth all night long.
ROCK CREEK 64, ELL-SALINE 42 At Canton, the Rock Creek Mustangs soundly defeated Ell-Saline on Tuesday evening, 64-42, to advance in the winner’s bracket at the Canton-Galva midseason tournament.
At Washington, the Rams beat Frankfort in a closely-matched game that ended in overtime in the first consolation game for both teams at the Twin Valley League tournament.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team stayed undefeated in Centennial League play with a 33-27 win over Washburn Rural.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team got one of its toughest league tests against Washburn Rural just two short weeks ago.
At Hillsboro, the Red Raiders stayed undefeated with a 55-21 win in the first round of the Hillsboro midseason tournament over Thomas More Prep on Monday.
At Hillsboro, the undefeated Falcons got a tough test from Holcomb in the opening round of the Hillsboro midseason tournament, but came out on top thanks to a run in the third quarter.
At Washington, the top-seeded Mustangs opened up Twin Valley League tournament play with a 10-point win over 10th-seeded Hanover.
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