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.
At Frankfort, after opening out to a slim lead, Frankfort turned it on in second quarter and coasted to a win.
At Blue Rapids, the Mustangs saw their two-game winning streak come to a close in a 12-7 loss at home to Wabaunsee.
TOPEKA – A tough first half was too much to overcome for Manhattan in a 41-14 loss to Topeka High on Friday at Hummer Sports Park.
Fortunately, the Indians were able to come out firing on all cylinders against an improved Scots’ team, taking a three-goal lead to halftime and ending with a 6-0 win.
Manhattan High’s Cathy Lei has one goal for the Class 6A state tennis tournament this weekend in Olathe, and it ultimately has nothing to do with which medal she brings home. The senior just wants to play well.
As frustrating as last week’s overtime loss to Junction City was for the Manhattan High football team, it can’t be undone.
And while they claimed no disrespect to the gutty Astros, the Royals seemed to consider this just another T-shirt award ceremony in a growing collection of the things.
In the second game of the season, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team managed to defeat Wichita Northwest, 5-0, in the opening game of the Titan Classic in Wichita.
The Indians went 1-2 at the Washburn Rural quad, dropping matches to Centennial League foes Washburn Rural and Hayden before ending the night with a two-set win over Lawrence.
The Manhattan High girls’ golf team advanced to next week’s Class 6A state tournament with a second-place finish at the Wichita Southeast regional at L.W. Clapp Golf Course in Wichita.
Manhattan High’s 17-14 overtime loss to Junction City was hard to stomach for the Tribe players Friday night in almost every aspect, except for one silver lining.
RILEY — Even with a late push by St. Marys in the fourth quarter, the Riley County defense and running game kept the Falcons in control for the entirety of their 31-14 win.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team qualified both its singles players for the Class 6A state tennis tournament next weekend at the College Boulevard Activity Center in Olathe.
Six of the eight volleyball teams at the Manhattan Invitational are ranked in the latest Kansas Volleyball Association rankings, including the Indians.
The Manhattan High cross country teams traveled to Lawrence for the Haskell Invitational on Saturday, with the boys’ team taking fourth and the girls’ in fifth.
At Pike Valley, Pike Valley outscored Frankfort 24-0 in the fourth quarter to win a shootout 74-50 on Friday.
At Concordia, the Red Raiders couldn’t get their offense going in a 27-0 loss to Concordia on the road.
At Linn, Blue Valley-Randolph lost their fourth straight game in a close contest at Linn, 32-22.
The Manhattan High football team lost in overtime Friday night to its rival Junction City Blue Jays at Bishop Stadium, 17-14.
Manhattan (9-3) put aside its frustrations from a scoreless first half and put away a goal midway through the second half en route to a 1-0 win over the Trojans and its fourth consecutive shutout.
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