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  • Eagles turn back Falcons’ comeback

    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. With Riley County trailing 27-19 at halftime, the Falcons (5 ...

  • Wamego girls beat Ottawa, 49-26

    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. I semifinal. The Red Raiders (21-0) will match up with Hayden (17-4) in Saturday’s sub-state final, in ...

  • Indians end season with 63-60 OT loss Mhs bb topeka1.phatch

    While it’s never easy to lose a close one in the final game of the season, losing in overtime is often even worse. Facing Topeka High in Thursday’s Class 6A sub-state semifinal, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team lost a heartbreaker at home in overtime, 63-60, to end ...

  • Rock boys roll past Rossville

    SILVER LAKE — Inside, outside, take your pick. The Rock Creek boys’ basketball team can beat you in a variety of ways. Thursday night’s sub-state semifinal against Rossville was no different, as the No. 1-seed Mustangs routed the No. 4-seed Bulldogs for the third time this season with a 56-21 ...

  • Valley Heights boys advance to Saturday’s final

    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. I sub-state game. Early, Linn used a variety of screens ...

  • MHS boys fall to Trojans in OT

    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. Manhattan had the chance to tie in the final seconds, but two costly turnovers in the final seconds sealed the loss. The Indians outscored the Trojans 15-11 ...

  • MHS girls thump Southeast, 68-11, to open sub-state Mhs5.phatch

    There are times during the season where a blowout win is fairly useless. It still counts as a ‘W’ in the standings, but in terms of player development and actually impacting the season in a good way, the positives are few and far between. Manhattan’s 68-11 drubbing of Wichita ...

  • MHS girls rout W. Southeast

    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. The Indians led 20-0 after the first quarter and didn’t allow a Southeast basket until the 2:56 mark of the second quarter. They led 37-2 at the ...

  • MHS girls to open against Wichita SE

    Earning the top seed in sub-state has it perks. In the case of the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team, it means a matchup with lowly Wichita Southeast on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Manhattan. The Golden Buffaloes have just two wins on the year, a season sweep of fellow Wichita ...

  • Riley County boys upset Wabaunsee, 52-49

    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 ...

  • Rock Creek shuts down St. Marys

    FLUSH — Head coach Jim Johnston’s Rock Creek boys’ basketball team used staunch defense to take care of an undermanned St. Marys squad, dispatching the Bears 57-20 in their opening-round sub-state matchup Monday night. “We’ve been really working on defense since the end of January,” Johnston said. “We weren’ ...

  • Centralia tops Frankfort, 47-40

    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. I sub-state quarterfinals at Valley Heights. The Wildcats trailed by nine at halftime and played an even third quarter before the Panthers pulled away in the ...










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