Benji George is in his first year as head boys’ basketball coach at Manhattan High, but he’s been around long enough to know just how much of a rivalry there is between Junction City and Manhattan on the hardwood.
A week after not filling several events and finishing in third place at its home triangular, the Manhattan High swimming and diving team fielded at least three athletes in every swimming event on Wednesday at the KSU Natatorium.
After a pair of comfortable wins to start the season, Manhattan head coach Scott Mall knew Tuesday’s matchup against Great Bend would be the toughest test of the season thus far.
The Indians turned things around in the second half, taking an 11-point lead into the fourth quarter and leading by double digits the rest of the way in a 61-45 win Tuesday night.
CLAY CENTER — Alex Sager said he had never hit a shot this big in his life.
CLAY CENTER — Riley County girls’ basketball coach Harold Oliver’s rebuilding project continued as his Falcons dropped a low-scoring 36-28 game Tuesday night.
At Chapman, Lanie Page scored 26 points as the Wamego Red Raiders beat Chapman, 58-40, to win their fifth game of the season.
At Randolph, the Blue Valley Rams couldn’t keep up with an experienced Hanover team on Tuesday, losing 59-32.
At Frankfort, Frankfort’s comeback attempt fell short on Tuesday, after a tough second quarter led to a 51-44 loss to Wetmore.
At Belleville, Brandi Jo Roepke scored 27 points as Valley Heights slammed Republic County on Tuesday, 57-32.
At St. Marys, the Rock Creek Mustangs won their first game of the season, scoring their season high in points in a 40-25 win over St. Marys.
At Frankfort, the Frankfort Wildcats used a big first half to build up a big lead, and then hung on to beat Wetmore, 59-40.
At Belleville, Valley Heights struggled in the first quarter and never fully recovered in a 51-46 loss at Republic County.
At Chapman, Eli Miller scored 19 points and Wyatt Totten added 17 as Wamego routed Chapman, 68-36.
At Randolph, Hanover didn’t give Blue Valley much of a chance to compete on Tuesday, defeating the Rams, 81-33.
At St. Marys, Rock Creek picked up its fourth win of the season on Tuesday, beating St. Marys, 58-21.
Despite seeing its double-digit lead trimmed to two in the second quarter, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team turned it on in the second half for a comfortable 61-45 win over Great Bend on Tuesday night.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team overcame a sluggish first half to pull away from Great Bend in the fourth quarter and stay undefeated on the season Tuesday night in a 72-57 win.
Manhattan head girls’ coach Scott Mall said this year’s team isn’t the same as last year’s squad, which defeated the Indians 60-58 and went on to finish 21-4 and take fourth at the 5A state tournament.
Manhattan High head wrestling coach Robert Gonzales knew his team would be tested over the weekend, facing a pair of the state’s top teams and wrestling seven duals in three days.
TOPEKA — Facing a league team on the road in just the second game of the season, Manhattan High boys’ basketball coach Benji George knew his young team was in for a dog fight Friday night.
TOPEKA — Coming into Friday’s matchup with Topeka West, Manhattan girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall wanted to see his team improve on transition defense and offense.
Swimming at the always-tough Olathe Invitational Friday night, the Manhattan High swimming and diving team took eighth place in the 17-team event featuring some of the tougher teams the Indians will see all season.
At Wamego, the Red Raiders led for three quarters but couldn’t hold off Nemaha Central as the Thunder hit a long 3-pointer at the buzzer to complete their rally and stun Wamego in a 50-49 win Friday night.
At Flush, Rock Creek led by 12 at halftime but really opened things up in the second half, easily routing Council Grove.
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