Just one point away from a trip to state, Manhattan High outside hitter Kaci Cink got two tries to send her team to victory in Saturday’s sub-state final.
TOPEKA — With just five punts all night, most would think Friday’s game between the Manhattan High football team and Washburn Rural was an old-fashioned offensive shootout.
FLUSH — Both teams can find several occurrences where the game could have been won or lost, but it was Nemaha Valley that escaped Rock Creek with a final sigh of relief.
In Hoyt, Wamego beat Royal Valley 28-12 in the team’s second district game, giving them the opportunity to reach the playoffs in a winner-take-all scenario next week against Hayden.
In Marysville, the Riley County Falcons (3-5) won in a rout against the Bulldogs (0-8), setting up a showdown between the Falcons and Rock Creek next week for the runner-up spot in District 2, with Nemaha Valley likely to beat the Bulldogs in its regular-season finale.
In Blue Rapids, the Jackson Heights Cobras (7-1) led 24-6 at halftime and added two touchdowns in each of the final two quarters to beat the Mustangs (3-5).
In Randolph, Axtell (5-3) won big in a game that ended in the third quarter, as Blue Valley (5-3) suffered its third loss in the last three weeks.
In a low-scoring game that was close all night, the Manhattan High football team squeaked out a 13-10 win over Washburn Rural on Friday night in Topeka.
For much of the early part of the season, the Manhattan High Indians’ offense struggled.
With one final game in the regular season before the playoffs begin, Manhattan head coach Frank Alonso wanted his team to come out with a playoff mentality.
He doesn’t know why, but Manhattan High head football coach Joe Schartz knows his team has always struggled offensively against Washburn Rural.
While Tuesday night’s triangular wasn’t the last chance the Manhattan High volleyball team had to play at home in front of parents and fans, the tears flowed anyway.
Manhattan resident Julie Thornton finished 34th overall at the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon, finishing as the top woman in Saturday’s race.
The Little Apple Soccer Club (LASC) Cyclones won the 11-and-under girls purple division of the Midwest All-Girls Tournament this past weekend at the Overland Park Soccer Complex.
The fifth-ranked Manhattan Christian College volleyball team swept number 8 Grace University on Saturday, winning 25-13, 25-23 and 25-13.
Manhattan girls’ golf coach Chris George knew it would take a special effort to catch Washburn Rural in the team standings at the Class 6A state golf tournament in Garden City.
Playing most of its home games at Hummer Sports Park, the Topeka West boys’ soccer team typically doesn’t have an issue with facilities.
In high school tennis in Kansas, there isn’t typically much shame in losing to the elite players in the Kansas City metro area.
A day after snow and rain pushed the start of state tennis meets to Saturday, Manhattan High’s Kristen Fraley and Cathy Lei went 2-1 to advance to Sunday.
It’s fair to say the Manhattan High football team knows how to win Centennial League football titles.
HOLTON — There are good teams, and there are great teams.
At Flush, the Rock Creek Mustangs won their first game of district play on Friday, scoring 35 straight points before Marysville could answer in a 35-7 win.
At Highland, Derek Trimble ran for two touchdowns and threw for another one as Valley Heights beat Doniphan West 34-15.
At Riley, Riley County’s early lead couldn’t hold off Nemaha Valley as the Falcons lost 20-12.
At Randolph, for the second straight week, the Blue Valley Rams ran into a brick wall against one of the state’s toughest teams, losing to Hanover 50-0.
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