The Firebirds would go on to score 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter amidst three untimely Manhattan turnovers to turn the game around and win 31-14 while dashing the Tribe’s playoff hopes.
RILEY — When the momentum quickly shifted the other direction, Riley County might have been experiencing a slight case of déjà vu on Friday against Minneapolis.
After missing the Class 6A state tournament last season, the Manhattan High volleyball team is heading back to Topeka.
In preparing for Saturday’s Class 6A regional cross country meet in Junction City this week, Manhattan High head coach Susan Melgares said her Indians didn’t necessarily need to be at their best to advance to next week’s state meet.
At Lindsborg, Wamego trailed at halftime by two but took the lead in the third quarter and shut out the Vikings in the second half to come up with a key district win, 18-14, and clinch a Class 4A-Div. II playoff berth.
At Miltonvale, Frankfort had no trouble taking care of business against winless Southern Cloud Friday night on the road.
At Randolph, Axtell took a 46-0 lead into the second quarter before calling off the dogs against the Rams in a lopsided district win.
At Flush, Rock Creek trailed 27-6 at halftime and couldn’t make up any difference in the second half against a talented Nemaha Central team.
At Belleville, Valley Heights took a break from district play in a close loss to Republic County.
LAWRENCE – The Manhattan High football team hung tough with Lawrence Free State for three quarters Friday night before miscues and turnovers caught up with the Indians in the final period in a 31-14 loss on the road.
If Madi Fief or Maddie Mittie need a breather during Saturday’s Class 6A sub-state tournament at Washburn Rural, head coach Lisa Kinderknecht has options.
The Manhattan High boys’ soccer team wrapped up the regular season in style with an 11-1 rout of Centennial League foe Junction City on the road Thursday evening.
The 2015 Rock Creek softball team has recently been recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association based on their academics.
After a difficult loss to Topeka High last week to start district play, the Manhattan High football team is fully aware of the importance of Friday’s game at Lawrence Free State.
Thousands of baseball games have turned on one pitch. It happened to the Royals on Wednesday, pushing the American League Championship Series back to Kauffman Stadium with Kansas City still up 3-2.
After an up-and-down regular season with an extremely young team, it was hard to predict what kind of performance the Manhattan High girls’ golf team would have at the Class 6A state tournament at Andover’s Terradyne Country Club.
With two more matches against this week before the start of the playoffs, Manhattan head boys’ soccer coach Frank Alonso wanted his team to play with intensity and take care of business.
Manhattan’s Lexi Bieker made a surprise run at the Class 6A state tennis tournament over the weekend, bringing home a medal and taking 12th place with a 3-4 record at the two-day event.
Winners of five straight Centennial League titles coming into Saturday’s league meet at Stateland Park in Topeka, the Manhattan High cross country teams had plenty of confidence.
When Manhattan head coach Chris George takes his girls’ golf team to the Class 6A state tournament at Andover’s Terradyne Country Club on Monday, he will do so with the youngest roster he’s ever had.
FLUSH — For the second straight week, Rock Creek struggled for half of its football game.
The Indians struggled to run the ball, were outgained 481-220 and in the face of a deficit and a Trojan defense selling out to stop the run, had to take chances offensively, which led to three turnovers.
At Wamego, the Red Raiders led 14-0 at halftime and kept on scoring in the second half en route to a 34-0 win over Chapman in their district opener.
At Randolph, the Rams had 461 yards of offense in their best scoring performance of the season with a 66-20 win over Southern Cloud.
At Washington, Riley County looked to pull off the upset against Washington County on Friday, but fell just short in a 22-18 loss in the district opener.
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