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.
At Riley, the Falcons played close with Silver Lake all night before coming out on top for their second win of the season.
At Junction City, Blue Valley took a 10-point lead to halftime before blowing the game open in the second half to win comfortably for its first win of the young season.
At Frankfort, the Wildcats hung tough against Doniphan West for two quarters before being outscored 23-14 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.
At Wamego, the Red Raiders trailed by four at halftime but managed to take the lead early in the fourth quarter and hold on for the win against the Thunder, holding off Nemaha Central’s late rally attempts.
At Flush, the Mustangs played close for one quarter before Council Grove took a 12-point lead to halftime.
At Riley, the Falcons trailed by 13 at halftime and couldn’t cut into the deficit in the final two quarters against the Eagles.
At Junction City, Blue Valley used a strong second quarter, outscoring St.
At Frankfort, the Wildcats trailed by 10 at halftime before playing Doniphan West close the rest of the night in a 14-point loss.
When opposing coaches looked at the 2014 Manhattan High football team, stopping Chris Martin was the top concern defensively.
With his first four-year class at Wamego High entering its senior year, head coach Dale Burkholder knew he had something special brewing when the team started summer practices in August.
TOPEKA — The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team survived Friday night with a 59-54 win over Topeka West in its first road game of the season.
TOPEKA — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team had no trouble taking care of business against Topeka West in a non-league matchup Friday night, routing the Chargers 72-22 in a game that was never close.
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