TOPEKA — More often than not, by the time the fourth quarter rolls around, Highland Park is on cruise control.
Grant Guggisberg .
After more than a week since its last action on the mat and a trip to state on the line, the Manhattan High wrestling team put together a solid day from top to bottom at the Washburn Rural regional on Saturday.
It’s been five years since the last time a Manhattan High boys’ swimmer has reached the championship finals in each of his individual events at the Class 6A state swimming and diving meet.
RILEY — The somber mood that filled the gym afterward belied the fact that the Riley County girls’ basketball team clinched its fourth straight Mid East League title Friday night with a 41-31 win over Rossville.
Nicolas Wahl .
FLUSH — It was the Nate Berard and Trenton Smith show Friday night, but Berard’s Rock Creek squad prevailed over Smith’s Silver Lake Eagles, 73-58.
At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights forced overtime to beat Baileyville B&B at home Friday night, 68-59.
At Onaga, the Rams got 10-point scoring efforts from Megan Plummer and Shelby Peter to beat the Buffaloes on the road and win their second league game of the season.
At Frankfort, Washington County turned a 10-point halftime lead into an easy road win Friday night.
At Concordia, the Red Raiders won easily against Concordia, leading 38-13 at halftime and continuing to play strong into the second half.
At Blue Rapids, the Mustangs needed two overtimes to get past Baileyville B&B and earn the one-point win that clinched at least a share of the Twin Valley League title.
At Onaga, the Rams outscored the Buffaloes 19-7 in the second quarter to create a 14-point halftime lead that would hold up in the second half to give Blue Valley its fourth win of the season.
At Frankfort, the Wildcats took a one-point lead to halftime against Washington County, but were outscored 16-8 in the third quarter to create a deficit they couldn’t erase in the fourth.
At Concordia, the Red Raiders trailed by four points at halftime and were outscored in each of the final two quarters to lose on the road and fall off the pace in the NCKL title race.
TOPEKA — The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team battled all night, but couldn’t get over the hump against Highland Park on the road Friday night, falling 54-44.
TOPEKA — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team struggled to put the game away, but ultimately came out on top on the road against Highland Park, winning 44-30 Friday night.
With the top seed at sub-state locked up and a tough pair of games on the slate next week in the Centennial League race, it would be easy for the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team to overlook Highland Park tonight on the road.
WAMEGO — Class 4A’s top-ranked Wamego girls’ basketball team wrapped up it’s regular season home slate by clinching at least a share of its third straight North Central Kansas League title with a dominating 64-24 win over Abilene Thursday night.
WAMEGO — The Wamego boys’ basketball team continued it’s midseason turnaround Thursday night with a convincing 65-50 upset of rival Abilene.
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.
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