ST MARYS — When a little guy and a big guy get in a fight, it doesn’t always end well for the little guy.
At Hope, the Lions were too much for Frankfort on Friday, as the Wildcats lost 60-36 on the road.
At Centralia, playing against one of the top Class 2-1A teams in the state, the Riley County Falcons got all they could handle against Centralia, losing 38-0 on the road.
The Manhattan High boys’ cross country team continued its strong start to the season on Saturday with a first-place finish at Emporia.
At Marysville, Wamego scored a big victory over Rock Creek in Week 1, and it kept rolling in Week 2 with a 48-0 win at Marysville.
At Linn, the Rams scored a pair of touchdowns in the second half to turn away Linn in a 16-6 win on Friday at Linn.
At Alma, Rock Creek scored the opening points of its game with Wabaunsee on Friday, but couldn’t cross the end zone again in a 16-7 loss.
Despite scoring only six points in a forgettable offensive effort, Manhattan High managed to pull out a win against the visiting Emporia Spartans, winning 6-3 in a game that went down to the wire.
Mike Marsh isn’t sure exactly how long it’s been, but he knows he’s wanted Bishop Stadium to have artificial turf for at least five years now.
Daniel Harkin of Manhattan won the championship in the boys 12-and-under division at the Tulsa Outdoor Futures tennis tournament in Oklahoma this past weekend.
Every year, the Manhattan High volleyball team gets the chance to measure itself against some of the state’s top volleyball teams at the Shawnee Heights quadrangular meet.
The Flint Hills Christian School volleyball team split a pair of matches Thursday.
The Eisenhower Middle School eighth grade volleyball teams opened their seasons Thursday with three matches at Shawnee Heights.
The Anthony Middle School eighth grade volleyball team opened its season Thursday with matches against Junction City, Fort Riley and Emporia.
Last year’s football game at Emporia broke a streak of 28 consecutive regular-season wins for the Manhattan High football program.
Last season, the Valley Heights Mustangs opened with an overtime loss to Valley Falls.
The Manhattan High girls’ golf team picked up its first win of the season Tuesday, taking first-place medals at the 13-team Salina Central Invitational at Salina Municipal Golf Course.
Michaela Braun has wanted to play college volleyball since her middle school days.
After opening the season with a narrow loss to Topeka High last week, the Manhattan High girls’ tennis team got revenge on Tuesday.
The Flint Hills Christian School volleyball team was swept by Smoky Valley (17-25, 11-25) and Heritage (19-25, 16-25) on Monday.
RILEY — The Riley County Falcons’ comeback bid fell just short Friday night as the Clay Center defense turned back Falcon quarterback Trace Nelson just short of the goal line on a two-point conversion with just 5 seconds remaining in regulation to escape with a 14-12 victory.
Dealing with the pressure that comes along with a Number 1 ranking, in any sport, is a difficult task.
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.
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