Sports

  • Area teams compete state cross country

    Wamego’s Allison Seufert, the lone representative at the Class 4A state meet for the girls’ team, medaled in her final race at the Wamego Country Club, taking 14th in a time of 16:02.7. The Wamego boys’ team finished in 11th place on its home course, led by Gavin Alexander (51st, 18:00.0) ...

  • EMS girls’ basketball opens season

    The Eisenhower Middle School eighth-grade girls’ basketball team lost its season opener on Thursday afternoon to Rock Creek, 16-13. The Eagles created steals and turnovers through most of the contest, but struggled to convert on the offensive end. They held a one-point lead going into the fourth quarter, but did ...

  • Schroeder, Melgares tops at 6A cross country

    LAWRENCE - Coming into the Class 6A state cross country meet, sophomore Jackson Schroeder had never won a varsity meet for Manhattan High. That changed Friday on a chilly, breezy morning at Rim Rock Farm, as he edged teammate Michael Melgares for the first time all season to win the ...

  • Indians finish season with win

    TOPEKA — Manhattan High senior running back Chris Martin isn’t sure whether he wants to play football or run track at the next level. With five touchdowns, 212 yards rushing and an interception in Friday night’s season-ending 45-23 win against Washburn Rural, his highlight tape for football just got a ...

  • Manhattan girls medal two, take 4th

    LAWRENCE — In three previous runs at the Class 6A state cross country meet, Megan Ochoa has come home to Manhattan without a medal. She finally broke through Friday at Rim Rock Farm, finishing in 15th place in 15:49.8 to bring home a medal in her final race for the Indians, while ...

  • Wamego finishes district with blowout win

    At Nickerson, the Wamego Red Raiders celebrated their third state playoff berth by routing Nickerson, 63-10, on the road on Friday. With the win, Wamego got to 8-1 on the season and now turns its attention to hosting Clearwater (3-6) in a regional playoff game on Friday at 7 p.m. ...

  • Valley Heights 48, Jackson Heights 14

    At Blue Rapids, in a game to decide the district runner-up, Valley Heights stomped Jackson Heights, 48-14. Keaton DeWalt scored a pair of touchdowns, as did quarterback Gage Woodyard, while Elijah Smith added too and Logan Woodyard scored one. Valley Heights will be on the road on Friday to face ...

  • Frankfort 60, Blue Valley 14

    At Randolph, Frankfort dealt Blue Valley the final blow in a winless season for the Rams, winning 60-14 on the road. Frankfort finished the season at 5-4 and missed the playoffs, while the Rams lost all nine games this season. ...

  • Centralia 46, Rock Creek 13

    At Flush, Rock Creek had the misfortune of facing its district’s champion in the final game of the season, and lost 46-13. Centralia had all but wrapped up the district title before it traveled to Flush, and cemented in with a steady attack that put the game out of ...

  • Martin leads way in win over Rural

    TOPEKA — The Manhattan High football team got a career night from Chris Martin in a 45-23 win over Washburn Rural Friday in Topeka. Martin scored five touchdowns – four on the ground and one on a catch – while rushing for 212 yards on 30 carries. The Indians were in control from start to ...

  • Falcons make 12th straight postseason Rileyco4.phatch

    RILEY — Huddled around a radio broadcast, the Riley County coaches nervously awaited their playoff fate on Thursday night. The team took care of its end, thumping Marysville 40-7, but the coaches needed Minneapolis’ 29-12 lead over Washington County to hold in order to make the postseason. On the final play ...

  • MHS still misses Settembrino

    At most high school football programs, Manhattan High included, the success of a season rarely hinges on the health of a single athlete. There are star players, to be sure, but for the most part, teams that win at the highest level do so with a host of talent up ...










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