When the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team takes the court at Emporia Saturday night, it will do so without head coach Tim Brooks.
MCPHERSON — With no regular contributors standing taller than 5-foot-11, it’s not every night the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team has a size advantage over its opponent.
The Manhattan High bowling teams went 2 for 2 on Thursday in Junction City, capturing a pair of first-place finishes at the Blue Jays’ triangular.
In the consolation semifinals of the 37th annual Hiawatha Girls Invitational, Rock Creek used a strong third quarter to wipe out a three-point halftime deficit and defeat Jackson Heights, 38-35, on Thursday.
The Manhattan Christian College men’s basketball team won its sixth consecutive road game by defeating Union College 95-69 earlier this week.
At Randolph, the Blue Valley girls took a six-point lead to halftime, but turned it on in the third quarter, leading by 15 heading into the fourth to win going away, 55-34.
At Linn, the Mustangs beat Linn in a back-and-forth game that saw Valley Heights take a 13-point halftime lead, only to see Linn outscore the Mustangs 16-9 in the third quarter to make it a game.
At Frankfort, the Wildcats took a two-point lead after the first quarter of play against Rossville, but couldn’t keep it going against the Bulldogs, trailing by three at halftime and four heading into the fourth quarter.
At Council Grove, the Red Raiders led 24-16 at halftime before turning it on in the third quarter, using a 14-2 run to build its lead to 18 heading into the fourth quarter and win going away.
In the first round of the 37th annual Hiawatha Girls Invitational, Rock Creek faced second-seeded Horton and kept the game within arm’s reach in the first half, trailing by seven at the break.
At Randolph, Wakefield got just enough from its boys in overtime to get a road win over the Blue Valley Rams.
At Frankfort, the Wildcats hung tough against Rossville through the first quarter, keeping the game tied at 15, but found themselves down by seven at halftime and trailing by 15 heading into the fourth quarter.
At Linn, the Valley Heights boys pounded the Linn Bulldogs, leading 38-16 at halftime and continuing the rout in the second half.
At Council Grove, the Red Raiders led by four with a minute to play at Council Grove, but came up short in the final seconds against the Braves, with Council Grove hitting a 3-pointer and knocking down a pair of free throws to take the lead late.
As the temperature dropped in Manhattan Monday afternoon, so did the scores for most of the high school bowlers competing on a frigid day in Manhattan’s quadrangular meet at Little Apple Lanes.
It’s another week at No.
The annual Royals Caravan begins this week with stops in cities across Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Nebraska.
Playing against host-school and undefeated Washington County on Saturday night, the second-seeded Valley Heights girls’ basketball team upset Tigers, 31-28, to win the Twin Valley League tournament.
In Frankfort’s final consolation game at the Twin Valley League tournament in Washington, the Wildcats took a two-point lead after the first quarter, but were outscored in each of the following three quarters to fall to Doniphan West.
In the third-place game of the Twin Valley League tournament, Valley Heights (10-2, 5-1 Twin Valley) took an 11-point lead to halftime and led by 17 heading into the fourth quarter in a game that was never particularly close.
In Frankfort’s final consolation game at the Twin Valley League tournament, the Wildcats overcame a nine-point halftime deficit with a strong second half, outscoring Doniphan West by 10 in the third quarter and by four in the fourth to complete the rally.
The Manhattan Christian College men’s basketball team went on the road this weekend and picked up two victories.
Led by seniors Marc Reiss and Justin Ward and sophomore AJ Burenheide — who all went 5-0 — the Rock Creek wrestling team went 4-1 last Friday night.
The Manhattan High wrestling team is having a Chipotle night fundraiser on Tuesday, Jan.
Fresh off her first cross country team title in 10 years as head coach at Manhattan, Susan Melgares was honored as the Kansas Cross Country Track and Field Coaches Association Class 6A boys’ coach of the year.
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