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  • Stat-heads still dismissing Royals

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — The stat-heads hate the Kansas City Royals. Most of them, anyway. They keep plugging numbers into complex formulas, the kind of upper-level math that sends many college kids streaming toward arts and sciences. And they keep getting back results that say the Royals, despite back-to-back World Series trips ...

  • Panthers end MHS girls’ season

    DERBY — Armed with a pair of dynamic shooting guards who could light it up offensively at any given moment, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team won a lot of games this season on the backs of its two most experienced players. But the Indians were always susceptible to a loss ...

  • Indians fall short of state goal in loss to East Mhsboys12.mercury

    Facing a 14-point deficit late in the third quarter, other teams might have given up. The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team had been battling from behind all night and the hot-shooting Aces from Wichita East had their biggest lead of the game on yet another 3-pointer. But the Indians willed ...

  • Rock Creek boys beat Hayden to make state

    At Holton, Rock Creek clinched a state-tournament berth with a 75-59 win over Hayden in its Class 4A-Div. II sub-state final Saturday night. The Mustangs, who finished as runner-up in last year’s state tournament, took a five-point lead to halftime behind 20 first-half points from Carson Becker, then had a ...

  • WAMEGO 68, ABILENE 52

    At Ottawa, Wamego clinched a Class 4A-Div. I state tournament berth with a 16-point win over NCKL foe Abilene on Saturday night. The two teams split the regular-season series, but Wamego got the last laugh, using a strong second quarter to take a 31-21 lead to halftime. The Red Raiders ...

  • REPUBLIC CO. 45, VALLEY HEIGHTS 29

    At Washington, Republic County upset Valley Heights in Saturday’s Class 2A sub-state final, turning a 25-24 lead midway through the third quarter into a state-berth clinching win. Valley Heights scored just five points over the final 12 minutes in the loss. ...

  • CENTRALIA 55, FRANKFORT 33

    At Onaga, Frankfort couldn’t keep pace with top-seeded Centralia on Saturday, falling short of a Class 1A-Div. I state tournament berth in a 22-point loss. The Wildcats fell behind early, trailing 29-13 at halftime, and couldn’t make up the difference in the second half as the Panthers continued ...

  • WAMEGO 77, EL DORADO 46

    At Ottawa, the Red Raiders had no trouble getting through to their sub-state final with a 31-point drubbing of El Dorado on Friday night. Wamego doubled up El Dorado by halftime, leading 48-24, and had a running clock in the fourth quarter. Dillon Blain scored 25 points to lead the Red ...

  • ROCK CREEK 74, HOLTON 44

    At Holton, Rock Creek took a 22-point halftime lead and won both of the final two quarters to rout Holton in its Class 4A-Div. II sub-state opener on Friday. Carson Becker finished with 13 points to lead the Mustangs, with Bailey Vetter adding 12 and Jared Garcia chipping in 10. ...

  • COUNCIL GROVE 47, RILEY CO. 44

    At Council Grove, playing a true road game against the Braves on Thursday, the Falcons faced a 12-point deficit before rallying most of the way back in a three-point loss against second-seeded Council Grove Friday night. The Falcons outscored Council Grove 18-12 in the fourth quarter to make things interesting ...

  • FRANKFORT 77, IMMACULATA 54

    At Onaga, Frankfort took a 14-point lead into the second quarter and had a 23-point advantage by halftime in a rout of Leavenworth-Immaculata Friday. Emilee Ebert finished with a game-high 31 points, with Kyla Hardwick scoring 12 points on four 3-pointers. ...

  • MHS boys fall short vs. East in sub-state final

    The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team ended its season with a 71-61 loss to Wichita East in its Class 6A sub-state final Saturday night, despite making a solid rally attempt in the fourth quarter. Manhattan found itself in a deep hole after East began the game by making its first 10 ...










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