There were times in Alex Stenberg’s high school track and field career that left her wanting to hang it up.
Being a heavily-favored top seed in a postseason basketball tournament comes with plenty of advantages, but it also creates a pressure-filled environment for the team that’s supposed to win.
If the Valley Heights girls’ basketball team had a time machine at the beginning of the season and traveled to the end of it, there would be a couple things the Mustangs would have been surprised to see.
The Manhattan High bowling teams sent three athletes to the Class 6A state bowling meet at Wichita’s Northrock Lanes on Friday, while bringing home two medals.
The Red Raiders found themselves in a double-digit hole less than 90 seconds into the contest and didn’t score their first basket until the 2:15 mark of the first quarter.
The Rock Creek boys’ basketball team advanced to next week’s Class 4A-Div. II state tournament with a 68-47 win over Chapman on Saturday night.
The Valley Heights Mustangs battled all night with Doniphan West in Friday’s Class 1A-Div. I semifinal at Frankfort, tying the game in the final minute before losing, 52-51.
At Rossville, the Falcons saw their season come to an end at the hands of a hot-shooting Silver Lake squad which finished the night with nine 3-pointers.
At Frankfort, the hometown Wildcats came close to defeating their rival Centralia in the semifinals of the Class 1A-Div. I sub-state, but couldn’t get over the hump in the final minutes.
At Chapman, Rock Creek gave heavily-favored Clay Center all it could handle in its Class 4A-Div. II sub-state semifinal.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team advanced to next week’s Class 6A state basketball tournament with a 62-40 win over Topeka High in Saturday night’s sub-state semifinal at the MHS gymnasium.
With a 69-26 win over Wichita Southeast in Thursday’s Class 6A sub-state semifinal, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team has one more obstacle in its path to reach next week’s state tournament.
The Valley Heights girls used a strong second quarter to build a sizeable lead against Doniphan West in its 54-29 win in Thursday’s Class 1A-Div. I sub-state semifinal at Frankfort.
At Rossville, Riley County took a five-point lead to halftime against top-seeded Silver Lake, but couldn’t sustain it through the third quarter in an eventual season-ending loss in the Class 3A sub-state semifinals.
At Chapman, Rock Creek overcame a sluggish start to win handily against Clay Center in Thursday’s Class 4A-Div.
At Topeka, the Red Raiders hung tough with Abilene for two quarters, going to halftime trailing 23-18, but couldn’t keep it close in the final two quarters of a season-ending Class 4A-Div.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team advanced past Wichita Southeast, 69-26, in a Class 6A sub-state semifinal Thursday night at the MHS gymnasium Manhattan had a 42-13 lead at halftime and only added to it in the final two quarters, with the fourth period using a running clock.
At some point in the future, the 2014-15 boys’ basketball team at Manhattan High will be remembered for all of the things it accomplished.
Manhattan’s Kelly Wichmann, Preston Harrison and Matt Bandy have each qualified in two events at the meet, which will wrap up the spring club season.
Coming in as the top seed, Manhattan will likely have little resistance from Southeast tonight at 7, with a more difficult matchup waiting on Saturday.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team was stunned by the Washburn Rural Junior Blues in a 59-58 loss in Wednesday night’s Class 6A sub-state semifinal at the MHS gymnasium.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team stayed motivated by chasing its first-ever Centennial League title, ultimately winning 12 league games and holding it outright.
RILEY — Last week, junior Alex Sager said he hoped his hot shooting from Riley County’s win against St. Marys in the regular-season finale would carry into the postseason. So far, it has.
RANDOLPH — As it has much of the season, too many early mistakes cost the Blue Valley-Randolph boys’ basketball a chance to rally in the second half of its Class 1A-Div. II sub-state basketball game.
FRANKFORT — The Frankfort boys’ basketball team was never in any real danger of losing to Leavenworth-Immaculata in the second half of its Class 1A-Div. I sub-state quarterfinal Monday night.
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