Minus the first quarter, Manhattan basically played Shawnee Heights even the rest of the night on the road.
RANDOLPH — Fans stuck their hand out and patted head coach Nick Evans after Blue Valley’s 71-52 victory over Doniphan West.
RANDOLPH — Faced with a 14-point deficit after three quarters of play, the Blue Valley Rams would need to play some of their best basketball to rally and beat Doniphan West Friday night.
At Abilene, the Red Raiders struggled all night against Abilene in a pivotal matchup between league favorites, losing on the road 63-43 in a game that was never close.
At Wetmore, the Mustangs led by seven points at halftime before outscoring Wetmore by 10 in the third quarter to build a big lead heading into the final period.
At Wetmore, the Mustangs continued its strong season with a comfortable win on the road over Twin-Valley League foe Wetmore.
At Alma, the Falcons played Wabaunsee even the whole night except for a second quarter where the Chargers outscored Riley County 15-6.
At Hanover, the Wildcats played Hanover close all night, going into halftime tied and trailing by two in the third quarter before coming up short in the end.
At Hanover, the Wildcats used a strong second quarter to take an eight-point lead to halftime, but stumbled in the fourth quarter, getting outscored 30-9 in the final period to fall on the road.
At Abilene, the Red Raiders took a 20-point lead to halftime and kept pouring it on the second half, routing Abilene to stay unbeaten.
At Alma, the Falcons overcame a slow start and a five-point first-quarter deficit with a strong second quarter, outscoring the Chargers 25-16 to take a four-point halftime lead.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team couldn’t get over the hump against Shawnee Heights on the road Friday night, capping a long week with a 69-58 loss to the Thunderbirds.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team stayed unbeaten in Centennial League play with a 43-31 win over Shawnee Heights on the road Friday night.
Manhattan High senior Brandon Nowlin, a talented player on both sides of the ball for the football team this fall as well as a dedicated thrower during track season, will get one more chance to put on a Manhattan High football helmet for a game.
Two members of the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team that finished as the best team in school history and the state runner-up in the fall signed letters of intent Thursday afternoon.
Manhattan High girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall doesn’t want to see history repeat itself.
The Tim Brooks era at Manhattan High is over.
Officials continued to decline comment Thursday on the situation of Tim Brooks, who remains suspended from his job as the boys’ basketball coach at Manhattan High School.
The Manhattan High wrestling team traveled to Topeka Wednesday night for a dual with Seaman, but came up just short in a 33-25 loss.
Coming into Tuesday’s matchup against Topeka West, Manhattan head coach Scott Mall was hoping his team would get the chance to lead comfortably and work on things that until now, had only been utilized in practice.
Manhattan High assistant boys’ basketball coaches Benji George and Shane Sieben haven’t been in charge long, but they’ve noticed a disturbing trend early in games.
At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights got off to a great start on Tuesday, and kept rolling in a 66-48 win over Washington County.
At Concordia, a first quarter deficit was too much to rally back from for Riley County on Tuesday, as the Falcons lost 76-44 to Concordia.
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