Sports

  • Frankfort girls rout Blue Valley

    Tucked along the visitors’ sideline Friday night in Frankfort, Blue Valley Randolph girls basketball coach Matt Schreiber extolled his team, “You can’t be afraid to shoot.” He shouted the words just as his guard, Kayla Pfizenmaier, drilled a 3. The problem for his visiting Rams, though, was that Pfizenmaier’s ...

  • Frankfort boys basketball rides 21-0 run to win over Blue Valley

    It didn’t take long for Jedd Rose to score his first points Friday night. The 6-foot-1 Frankfort bruiser eight of his team’s first 10 points. But it took a while for visiting Blue Valley Randolph to score — the Wildcats opened the game on a 21-0 tear, and they never ...

  • Blain, Nordberg shine in shaky Wamego win

    It’s not often that a 16 point win versus a league opponent is met with the disappointment. But Wamego head coach Troy Hemphill felt his team was iffy in its 65-49 win over Concordia on Friday night. “We had a lot of spots where we were definitely flat,” Hemphill said. “ ...

  • Turnovers doom Wamego girls basketball

    Turnovers and lack of execution in the final three quarters set Wamego up for failure at home against NCKL foe Concordia as they fell, 57-45. The Red Raiders (2-4, 1-2) turned over the ball 14 times throughout the game and were outscored by the Panthers (6-1, 2-1) in the final three ...

  • MHS boys basketball suffers first league loss to Highland Park

    Highland Park had an answer for everything Manhattan did Friday night. The Scots beat the Indians, 49-38, in a game that started out as a defensive battle. Highland Park came out on top by one point after a back-and-forth first quarter. The Indians grabbed a three-point lead in the second ...

  • Every MHS player sees the court as Indians shut down Highland Park

    It seemed like a Manhattan girls basketball player’s hand was always on the ball on Friday night. The Indians (6-0, 3-0 Centennial League) dominated Highland Park (0-6, 0-3 Centennial League), 74-30, in a game where every Manhattan player saw the court. Three Indians were in double figures, led by ...

  • OU’s Mixon to enter draft

    NORMAN, Okla. — Joe Mixon, the star Oklahoma running back who was suspended for the 2014 season after punching a woman in the face, will enter the NFL draft. Mixon made the announcement in a statement on his Twitter account Thursday. He thanked Oklahoma’s coaches, administrators, support staff and fans. “I ...

  • Minnesota AD faces pressure after firing coach

    MINNEAPOLIS — At the end of an hours-long meeting with Minnesota President Eric Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle, university Board of Regents Chairman Dean Johnson excused himself from the room for a drink of water and a head-clearing walk down the hall. Coyle was recommending to a group of board ...

  • 2017 Preview: Mascot, funding on tap for 383

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series this week looking at what’s coming in 2017. Here’s a glance at what’s coming for the Manhattan- Ogden school district. It may be a new year, but the Manhattan-Ogden school district will be dealing with many of the ...

  • Riley County girls handle Rock Creek

    After going almost a month without playing at home, Riley County returned to its home gym and used a first half push to beat Mid-East League rival Rock Creek, 52-34. The Falcons (5-1, 2-0) had some trouble getting into their offense at times versus the winless Mustangs (0-6, 0-3) but ...

  • Rock Creek boys smother Riley County

    Careless turnovers and inefficient play on both ends of the court doomed the Riley County boys early, as they fell to Rock Creek, 60-27. Mustangs’ head coach Jim Johnston said his team committed itself to improvement over winter break after early struggles. “I thought defensively we played really well,” Johnston ...

  • Minnesota fires football coach Claeys

    MINNESOTA — First-year University of Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle fired football coach Tracy Claeys and most of the team’s assistants Tuesday while calling for a cultural overhaul in Gophers’ sports. Coyle gave a blistering assessment of the football program, which has been engulfed in turmoil for three weeks, and ...










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