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  • Burkholder steps down at Wamego

    Just weeks after being named The Mercury’s All-Flint Hills Coach of the Year for 2014, Wamego’s Dale Burkholder has announced he is stepping down as head football coach after four years at the helm. Burkholder helped turn around a Red Raiders squad that hadn’t seen the postseason since 2007. ...

  • Rock Creek boys edge Falcons, 63-57

    At Riley, the Mustangs held on to win, 63-57, Tuesday night, using a strong third quarter to take the lead for good despite the best efforts of a hot-shooting Riley County squad. The Falcons led 32-31 at halftime, but were outscored by seven in the third quarter before playing Rock ...

  • Washington Co. 67, BV-Randolph 19

    At Washington, the Tigers led 42-10 at halftime before calling off the dogs in the second half against Blue Valley. The Rams were led by Haydn Budenbender’s nine points, with Bradley Young adding eight points. It doesn’t get any easier for Blue Valley on Friday as the Rams ...

  • Valley Heights 61, Onaga 47

    At Onaga, the Mustangs took a 19-7 lead into the second quarter and managed to hold off Onaga the rest of the way, playing the Buffaloes even the final three quarters in the win. Elijah Smith scored 17 points for Valley Heights to lead all scorers, while Gage Woodyard added 16. Valley ...

  • Frankfort 47, Clifton-Clyde 37

    At Frankfort, the Wildcats earned their third win of the season with a 10-point victory over Clifton-Clyde, leading by 11 at halftime and maintaining their lead through the second half. Jacob Studer led all scorers with 17 points, while Brenden Levi added 10 for Frankfort. Frankfort travels to Axtell on Friday. ...

  • Riley Co. 41, Rock Creek 20

    At Riley, the Falcons used a dominant second quarter to pull away from Rock Creek at home, taking a 26-10 lead to halftime and expanding that lead in the second half. Riley County was led by Kerrigan Simons and Tory Thomson with 10 points apiece, while Rock Creek was led by ...

  • Washington Co. 67, BV-Randolph 26

    At Washington, the Tigers routed Blue Valley on Tuesday in a game that was never close. Game information and individual scoring was not available. Blue Valley travels to Centralia on Friday. ...

  • Valley Heights 74, Onaga 37

    At Onaga, Brandi Roepke nearly outscored Onaga by herself in a dominating win by the Mustangs, scoring 37 points. Kayla Smith had 15 points, while Sidney Blackburn had 11 and Cassidy Coggins had seven in a game that was 44-24 in favor of the Mustangs at halftime. Valley Heights hosts Hanover on Friday. ...

  • Frankfort 45, Clifton-Clyde 37

    At Frankfort, the Wildcats led by two at halftime but outscored Clifton-Clyde 14-1 in the third quarter to position themselves for their first win of the season. Kyla Hardwick led the Wildcats with 12 points, while Maura Kennedy had 11. Frankfort travels to Axtell on Friday. ...

  • MHS boys edge Seaman, stay undefeated

    TOPEKA — The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team went back and forth with the Seaman Vikings Tuesday night, but got just enough in the fourth quarter to pull out the road win, 69-62, and stay undefeated. The game was tied with 1:51 to play, but Manhattan got a layup from Gabe Awbrey ...

  • MHS girls fall to Seaman on the road

    TOPEKA — A rough start to the second quarter doomed the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team in a 72-63 loss to Seaman on the road Tuesday night, the team’s first of the season. The Indians played mostly even for three of the four quarters, but faced a 27-14 deficit two ...

  • Indians to face Seaman tonight

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team finished off December with a 4-0 record and a 99-53 win over rival Junction City to head into the holiday break. It’s back to the grind with tonight’s 6 p.m. tip against the Seaman Vikings, one of the league’s toughest teams ...










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