A year ago, the Topeka High Trojans beat the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team on its home floor to end its season in the first round of sub-state.
Both Manhattan High bowling teams competed in a quadrangular meet at Gage Bowl in Topeka, with the boys taking first place and the girls finishing in second.
The Falcons weathered the attack of Cary Flach and freshman Karsen Schultz — who also had 18 points — to come away with a 58-45 victory over Wabaunsee 58-45.
RILEY — Riley County seniors Trace Nelson and Brice Brummett said after their team’s 82-51 battering of Wabaunsee Friday night that they went into the contest planning to have big games.
Last year, the Manhattan High boys’ swimming and diving team took second place at the Centennial League meet, but was 175 points away from unseating Washburn Rural as the league champion. Once again the Indians finished as runner-up to the Junior Blues.
Manhattan (13-3, 7-2 Centennial) led most of the game, taking an eight-point lead into the fourth quarter and holding that lead for much of the period as both teams struggled to score.
Manhattan flipped the switch in the fourth quarter, turning a two-point lead into an 11-point advantage on a basket by Pierson McAtee at the 1:41 mark, effectively ending any chance for Rural to close the deficit.
At Flush, the Rock Creek girls put up a strong defensive effort to beat St. Marys, 41-31, on Friday night.
At Wamego, the Red Raiders were outscored 28-17 in the second half on the way to a 50-40 loss to Abilene.
At Highland, the Blue Valley Rams trailed by 10 at halftime and couldn’t make up the difference in the second in a 51-38 loss to Doniphan West.
At Frankfort, a low scoring second half hurt the Frankfort Wildcats in a 45-28 loss to Hanover.
At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights got off to a great start against Wetmore on the way to a 56-45 win.
At Wamego, the Red Raiders couldn’t recover from a tough second quarter, falling to Abilene, 63-44.
At Highland, Doniphan West used a steady scoring attack to take down Blue Valley, 66-45.
At Flush, Rock Creek pitched a shutout in the first quarter and kept on rolling on the way to a 66-11 win over St. Marys.
At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights got over the.
At Frankfort, Jacob Studer scored 14 points for the Wildcats but the offense was hard to come by in a 66-28 loss to Hanover.
TOPEKA — Despite playing close with Washburn Rural for three quarters, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team turned it on the fourth quarter to beat the Junior Blues on the road, 61-54, Friday night.
TOPEKA — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team bolstered its Centennial League title chances by gutting out a 39-36 win over Washburn Rural Friday night.
On the Manhattan High wrestling roster, there is no preference given to upperclassmen. If you want to make the varsity team, you’re going to have to beat all challengers.
Both Manhattan High and Shawnee Heights are well-versed in winning close games this season.
Few teams have had much luck slowing down the inside-out tandem of Jazz Sweet and Blaize Burgess this season. Add the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team to the list of successful squads.
Tied, with 40 seconds remaining Tuesday night against Chapman, Wamego’s Lanie Page was alone well beyond the arc when she buried what would have been the go-ahead bucket.
WAMEGO — Red Raiders’ head coach Troy Hemphill wasn’t pleased with his team’s enthusiasm in his team’s 59-34 win over Chapman Tuesday night.
Chris Martin, Mike Settembrino and Nadal Abudayyeh each signed with different schools to continue their football careers into college. The three signed officially on National Signing Day.
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