HUTCHINSON — Trailing by four with a minute left in Wednesday’s Class 3A state quarterfinal at the Hutchinson Sports Arena, Rock Creek put the ball in the hands of its all-time leading scorer, who made a move to get past his defender for what would likely end in a layup, a foul or both.
WICHITA — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team won their state opener 55-39 over Shawnee Mission West to advance to the Class 6A state semifinals on Friday.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team had two main goals to start the season — win the Centennial League and get back to state.
SILVER LAKE — The Rock Creek boys’ basketball team beat Silver Lake for the third time this season, but the final meeting wasn’t much like the first two.
It didn’t come easy, but the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team is returning to the state tournament.
The Manhattan High girls’ bowling team, competing against some of the state’s best competition, finished in eighth place in Thursday’s Class 6A state bowling tournament in Wichita.
It didn’t come easy, but the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team is returning to state.
SILVER LAKE — Turnover problems and a swarming Silver Lake defense prevented a gritty third-quarter comeback from earning the Riley County boys’ basketball team an upset win in Thursday’s Class 3A sub-state semifinals, as the Eagles escaped with a 46-40 win.
At Baldwin, the undefeated and top-ranked Wamego girls’ basketball team endured a tough night shooting the ball by Kaylee and Lanie Page, but still beat Ottawa, 49-26, in Thursday’s Class 4A-Div.
While it’s never easy to lose a close one in the final game of the season, losing in overtime is often even worse.
SILVER LAKE — Inside, outside, take your pick.
BLUE RAPIDS — Out of sync and out of rhythm, the Valley Heights boys’ basketball team stumbled out of the gates against the Linn Bulldogs before pulling away in the second half for a 61-47 victory in Thursday’s Class 1A-Div.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team lost a heartbreaker at home to Topeka High in overtime Thursday night in the sub-state semifinals, 63-60.
There are times during the season where a blowout win is fairly useless.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team advanced through to the sub-state finals with a 68-11 drubbing of Wichita Southeast at home Wednesday night.
Earning the top seed in sub-state has it perks.
ALMA — With a young team that has dealt with a rash of injuries and humbling losses, first-year Riley County head boy’s basketball coach Steve Fritz left the court with a smile on his face after upsetting the Wabaunsee Chargers on the road, 52-49, in Monday’s Class 3A sub-state opener.
FLUSH — Head coach Jim Johnston’s Rock Creek boys’ basketball team used staunch defense to take care of an undermanned St.
At Blue Rapids, the Frankfort boys’ basketball season came to an end Monday night with a 57-40 loss to Centralia in the Class 1A-Div.
Rebeckah Weddle, a homeschool senior from Manhattan, recently signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Last season, it was the Manhattan boys’ team qualifying for the state bowling tournament in Wichita.
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