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  • Valley Heights 46, Hanover 39

    VALLEY HEIGHTS 46, HANOVER 39 At Blue Rapids, the Mustangs were tested against Hanover, but managed to hold on for the win after taking just a two-point lead into the fourth quarter. Valley Heights used a strong second quarter to lead 24-17 at halftime, but gave much of it back in the ...

  • Axtell 61, Frankfort 34

    At Axtell, Frankfort hung tough for a quarter, but was outscored 18-3 in the second quarter en route to a lopsided loss against Axtell. Abra Shirley led the Wildcats with 14 points, while Maura Kennedy chipped in seven points. ...

  • Indians suffer first loss at Topeka High

    TOPEKA — Playing from behind most of the night, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team couldn’t hit enough free throws to rally against the Topeka High Trojans Friday night inside the Dungeon, losing 57-46. The loss was the first for the Indians. Manhattan trailed by just one heading into the ...

  • MHS girls handle Trojans on the road

    TOPEKA — Despite a slow start, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team flipped the switch and defeated Topeka High soundly on the road Friday night, winning 57-32. Manhattan finished the first quarter tied at 11-11, but led by 13 at halftime and had little trouble expanding the lead in the second half. ...

  • Indians ready for Topeka High tonight

    After defeating Seaman on the road Tuesday night, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team is 5-0 and is one of just four teams to get to 2-0 to start Centennial League play. Up next for the Indians is a trip to the Dungeon to face Topeka High tonight at 7:30 p. ...

  • Indians win ‘Pin Cancer’ dual vs. Tigers Martinez106.phatch

    Manhattan High wrestling coach Robert Gonzales says he doesn’t like leaving the outcome of a dual up to his heavyweight night in and night out. He also admits having a state placer in Eldon Picou at that position gives him confidence whenever the situation arises. “It’s reassuring, yes,” ...

  • Indians edge Seaman to stay perfect

    TOPEKA — After playing three of four games at home to start the season, first-year head coach Benji George warned his team how much more difficult games on the road can be in the Centennial League. It was into the second quarter, but the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got the ...

  • MHS girls lose for the first time

    TOPEKA — Manhattan head coach Scott Mall knew Seaman post Tatyana Legette would be a handful Tuesday night in a road matchup with the Vikings. Legette managed to exceed even those lofty expectations in a 72-63 Seaman victory, scoring 30 points and grabbing eight rebounds. The loss was the first for Manhattan ...

  • 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 ...










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