At Hillsboro, the Falcons had no answer in the paint for Holcomb post Connor VanCleave, who scored 27 points on 11-of-18 shooting in Tuesday’s opening-round win for the Longhorns.
At Frankfort, the Rams took an eight-point lead after the first quarter but couldn’t put away the Bulldogs from there, taking a four-point lead to halftime before re-extending the lead in the third quarter.
At Tonganoxie, the Red Raiders took a 15-point lead to halftime and held off DeSoto in the second half of an opening-round win at the Tonganoxie Invitational Monday.
The Frankfort girls’ basketball team upset top-seeded and undefeated Washington County in the Twin-Valley League tournament quarterfinals in Blue Rapids on Monday, winning 55-53 in overtime.
The Rock Creek wrestling team lost a dual with Council Grove on Jan. 14, falling 51-29.
The Rock Creek wrestling team competed at the Burlington Invitational on Jan.
The United 13-and-under Konza volleyball club team from Manhattan competed at the “In It To Win It” tournament in Hutchinson recently.
Playing on their home court, the Valley Heights Mustangs were outscored in all four quarters in a 17-point loss to Hanover Monday night in the TVL quarterfinals.
Playing the next game on the same court as the Frankfort girls, the Frankfort boys were hoping to secure an upset win and complete the sweep against the Tigers Monday night.
The Valley Heights Mustangs got a boost from their home crowd in a quarterfinal upset of second-seeded and previously-undefeated Doniphan West in a battle between Mustangs.
The Frankfort boys’ basketball team played its way into the Twin-Valley League tournament quarterfinals on Saturday with a 60-47 overtime win over Blue Valley in Blue Rapids.
In other opening-round boys’ action at the TVL tourney, seventh-seeded Valley Heights enjoyed a home-court advantage in a 16-point win over the Onaga Buffaloes Saturday.
Fifth-seeded Valley Heights cruised to an opening-round victory against 12th-seeded Blue Valley on Saturday, taking a 13-point lead to halftime and adding to it in each of the game’s final two quarters.
Eighth-seeded Frankfort used a strong first half to hold off ninth-seeded Linn in the opening round of the TVL tournament Saturday.
In a game headlined by two sets of the Centennial League’s best guards, it was Manhattan forward Christian Carmichael who had the play of the game for the Tribe in a 60-55 win over Highland Park on Friday.
The short-handed Manhattan High wrestling team took part in the two-day Newton Tournament of Champions over the weekend, finishing in third place among 25 schools competing.
At Wamego, the Red Raiders outscored Marysville in every quarter en route to a dominant 81-48 win over the Bulldogs Friday night.
At Riley, the Falcons took a five-point lead to halftime but gave it all back and more in the third quarter before struggling through the fourth quarter, where they were outscored 14-3 to close out the game.
At Flush, the Mustangs overcame a slow start to beat Wabaunsee and respond favorably following their first loss of the season on Tuesday.
At Wamego, the Red Raiders took an early lead but couldn’t finish off the win as Marysville rallied in the final two quarters to score a road win.
At Riley, the Falcons stayed within striking distance most of the night, trailing by nine at halftime, but couldn’t make up the difference in the second half in a league loss to Silver Lake.
At Flush, the Mustangs continued a string of close losses against quality competition, coming up short against Wabaunsee at home.
Like many coaches, Manhattan’s Scott Mall is likely to be more proud of a complete defensive effort than a high-scoring night on offense.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team managed to hold off Highland Park in the final minutes of a 60-55 victory Friday night to stay unbeaten.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team had no trouble taking care of business against Highland Park Friday night, beating the Scots 77-34 at the MHS gymnasium.
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