In years past, Dustin Wichman’s efforts on the hardwood at Little Apple Lanes Monday would have brought home a gold medal and bolstered the Indians’ chances at a team title.
DODGE CITY — Since he became head coach of the Manhattan High boys’ basketball last season, Benji George hasn’t had many chances to motivate his team after a loss.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When you’ve been to the World Series in back-to-back seasons — and won the thing on your second trip — criticism of the general manager seems almost bizarre.
The Manhattan High wrestling team did more than just bring home the team title from the Husky Invitational at Blue Valley Northwest.
At Frankfort, Valley Heights won its fourth straight game and fifth in the last six tries with a 60-57 overtime victory over Centralia on Friday.
It’s never easy to lose, especially after an historic start to the season with 10 straight wins, but what made the Indians’ 57-53 overtime loss to Wichita East at the Tournament of Champions was the way it happened.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team traveled to Emporia Friday night, dropping a game to the league-leading Spartans, 46-34.
At Frankfort, Hanover used a big second half to get past Frankfort and advance to the fifth-place game of the Twin Valley League tournament.
At Hillsboro, the Riley County Falcons couldn’t comeback from an early deficit on Friday, losing 61-52 in the consolation round of the Hillsboro tournament.
At Burlington, Rock Creek pulled away in a shootout with Labette County in the opened round of the Burlington tournament on Friday.
At Frankfort, Blue Valley got off to a good start and held on the rest of the way in a consolation win over Onaga.
At Hillsboro, Riley County couldn’t overcome a difficult start and lost a semi-final game against Clay Center in the Hillsborn tournament.
At Frankfort, Hanover jumped ahead early and held its advantage in a 47-39 win over Frankfort in the Twin Valley League tournament.
At Burlington, Rock Creek struggled to score more than 10 points in a period after the first quarter, losing 52-27 to Sabetha in the Burlington tournament.
At Frankfort, Valley Heights used a big second quarter to pull away and beat Washington County in the Twin Valley League tournament.
At Tonganoxie, Wamego jumped out to a big lead after the first quarter and coasted to a 54-26 win at the Tonganoxie tournament.
DODGE CITY – The Manhattan High boys’ basketball took control early before fending off a rally attempt by Maize in the third quarter en route to a 70-53 win in the third-place game of the Dodge City Tournament of Champions Saturday.
Most unbeaten streaks come to an end just as Manhattan High’s did Friday night.
DODGE CITY — With some of the state’s best teams likely waiting in the semifinals at the Dodge City Tournament of Champions, the Manhattan High basketball team first had to take care of business against a one-win Hutchinson team on Thursday.
Most years, only a handful of the 10 teams in the Centennial League have legitimate hopes of winning a Centennial League title in boys’ swimming and diving.
The Wamego boys’ basketball team stayed undefeated and won easily over Jefferson West on Wednesday, beating the Tigers 74-46 and reserving a place in Saturday’s championship game against Eudora.
DODGE CITY – The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team took care of business in its opening-round game at the Dodge City Tournament of Champions, defeating Hutchinson 55-35 to advance to Friday’s semifinals.
Wamego closed out its run in pool play with a 13-point loss to DeSoto, maintaining a small lead through each of the first two quarters and taking a 21-19 halftime lead.
How much success Manhattan High has at this weekend’s Tournament of Champions in Dodge City could be a strong indicator of how the Indians might fare at the Class 6A state basketball tournament in March, should they get that far.
Playing in the opening round of the Trojan Classic in Hillsboro, the Riley County girls held off a late rally attempt by the Buffaloes in a 47-43 win Tuesday.
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