RILEY — There was no shortage of big plays in the season-finale matchup between the Riley County Falcons and the Rock Creek Mustangs on Thursday night at Hal Prichard Stadium.
At Baileyville, after starting the year 5-0, the Blue Valley-Randolph Rams lost their last four games to end the season 5-4 and miss the playoffs.
At Frankfort, the Frankfort Wildcats ended their season by losing to the second-place team in their District in Hanover.
The Kansas Shrine Bowl Board of Directors has announced head coaches for the 41st Kansas Shrine Bowl all-star football game in 2014.
When Manhattan High’s 23 senior football players take the field Friday night at Bishop Stadium on senior night, it will be a time of joy and celebration, reflecting on numerous outstanding high-school football careers that are drawing to a close.
Manhattan High girls’ volleyball head coach Lisa Kinderknecht has seen plenty of success in her four years as head coach, and that success has been shared with a group of seniors that already has a state title displayed in the trophy case.
Tuesday’s playoff-opening matchup against the Wichita South Titans had all the makings of a trap game for the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team.
Manhattan High senior forwards Eric Gray and Peter Maier have been playing the same position, on the same teams, for the last six years.
When Joe Schartz came to Manhattan in 2004, he knew what he was getting into.
The Manhattan Christian College volleyball team came away with a pair of victories over the weekend to win the Midwest Christian College tournament in Belton, Mo.
The Flint Hills Soccer Club (FHSC) Earthquakes won the 13-and-under division of the Governor’s Cup this past weekend in Topeka.
Manhattan (28-11) has earned the number 6 seed in the Class 6A state volleyball tournament this weekend at Topeka’s Kansas Expocentre.
The Wamego Red Raider cross country teams competed in the Bonner Springs Class 4A regional on Saturday, with their boys’ team taking the team title, while the girls’ team will be represented by Allison Seufert, who took 12th overall in a time of 16:27.
The Riley County Falcons traveled to Sabetha for their Class 3A cross country regional on Saturday, as the boys’ team took first overall to send the entire team, while the girls’ squad put two runners in the top 10 to send them to this weekend’s state meet in Lawrence.
Jacy Johnston (8th, 17:18) was the lone state qualifier for the Mustangs from the Sabetha cross country regional on Saturday.
The Frankfort Wildcats won the Class 1A Lincoln regional on Saturday, finishing with 30 points as a team.
ST LOUIS — The St Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the World Series.
Another race, another dominant win.
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.
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