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.
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.
Last year when the Manhattan High football team prepared for its season opener against Mill Valley, coaches and players did so knowing very little about their opponent to start the year.
Through three games this season, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team has allowed just one goal.
After losing eight senior girls a year ago, Manhattan High tennis coach Joyce Allen knew it would be difficult to replenish her roster this fall.
It was another game and another easy day for the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team.
If Friday night was any indicator, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team is going to enjoy its new digs at Bishop Stadium.
Ever the optimist, Manhattan High boys’ soccer coach Frank Alonso isn’t about to start doubting his team now.
The Manhattan High girls’ golf team got the fall season started Monday with a second-place team finish at Lake Shawnee in Topeka.
Whether it’s for a college scholarship or even a paying job, filling out applications is typically a tedious process that oftentimes doesn’t pay off.
The Manhattan High boys’ cross country team was ranked Number 1 in Class 6A in the 2013 preseason coaches’ poll, released today.
The Manhattan High girls’ golf team only lost one player from last year’s regional runner-up team.
As the Manhattan High cross country team has continued to improve each year under coach Susan Melgares, the raw number of participants has grown with it.
Sitting at 11-under par, Case Cochran’s lead looked like it would be tough to run down going into the final day of the Colbert Charity Classic.
The second round of the Colbert Charity Classic saw two golfers take the top spot in the leaderboard as the tournament headed into the final two rounds today and Saturday.
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