SHAWNEE — For many inexperienced teams across the state, the first football game of the year is a time for growing pains.
At Randolph, the Blue Valley Rams opened their season with an easy 46-0 win over Flint Hills Christian.
At Blue Rapids, Cole Maddox ran for 182 yards and Derek Trimble added another 172 as Valley Heights edged Valley Falls 30-24 in overtime on Friday night.
At Frankfort, the Wildcats opened the 2013 season with a close loss at home to Southern Cloud, 30-22.
After losing a tough game on Wednesday at the Titan Classic to Hutchinson, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team bounced back strong against Wichita Heights on Saturday to close out the week.
Traveling to Olathe South on Saturday, the Manhattan High volleyball team opened its season against some tough competition.
After a dominating performance against Mill Valley a season ago, the Jaguars flipped the script on the Manhattan Indians in Friday’s season-opening return game, with Logan Koch rushing for 209 yards while scoring four touchdowns on the ground and two more through the air to lead the Jaguars to a 26-21 win.
Winston Dimel has spent his whole life learning the game of football.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team sent both its underclassmen singles players to state last year.
Despite fielding a talented team last season, Manhattan High volleyball coach Lisa Kinderknecht knew something was missing.
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