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  • WASHINGTON CO. 69, BV-RANDOLPH 16

    At Randolph, Blue Valley struggled against undefeated Washington County, trailing at halftime 42-5 and facing a 44-point deficit heading into the final quarter. The Rams got seven points each from Griffen Vincent and Haydn Budenbender. Blue Valley (2-4) hosts Centralia on Friday. ...

  • MHS boys hold off Vikings, 75-61

    The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team held off a pesky Seaman team in its first home game of the season, winning 75-61 on Tuesday night. The Indians made 12 of 14 free throws in the final quarter to put away the win. Manhattan (6-0) led nearly all of the game, but struggled ...

  • MHS girls rout Seaman, stay undefeated

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team had little trouble taking care of business in a rout of Seaman Tuesday night, winning 75-41. In the first home game of the season, the Indians didn’t disappoint the home crowd, taking a 21-6 lead after one and leading by 23 at halftime. Manhattan ...

  • Rose deserves a fair shot at Hall of Fame Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Forgive me for stepping outside the good cheer of the season, just for a few minutes. But I’m angry. Or maybe frustrated is a better word. The event that just lit me up once again was the announcement by Major League Baseball czar Rob Manfred that Pete Rose’s ...

  • Biggest sports stories of 2015

    Snyder elected to Hall of Fame Kansas State’s legendary football coach officially joined the College Football Hall of Fame in December, becoming just the fourth-ever active coach to be enshrined, joining Bobby Bowden (Florida State), Joe Paterno (Penn State) and John Gagliardi (St. John’s). Snyder’s induction comes ...

  • Riley County’s Staten, Wamego’s Weber earn top honors

    Riley County’s Garrett Staten is The Mercury’s All-Flint Hills Football Player of the Year after rushing for 1,138 yards and 15 touchdowns this past season. The junior running back averaged nearly 7 yards per carry for the Falcons. Wamego’s Lee Weber is The Mercury’s All-Flint Hills Coach of the ...

  • Indians take 5th at Flatwater Fracas

    The Manhattan High wrestling team traveled to Grand Island, Neb., and finished in fifth place at the Flatwater Fracas over the weekend. The Indians finished in 11th place in the event a year ago, but were at their best this year. Manhattan went 7-1 in duals, including bracket-match wins over ...

  • Wamego boys hold on to beat Clay Center

    Wamego held off a furious rally in the fourth quarter by Clay Center, coming away with a 59-55 win after leading by 19 in the third quarter in a road win at Clay Center Friday night. The Red Raiders took a 49-30 lead after three quarters and were seemingly in control, ...

  • Troy 75, BV-Randolph 29

    At Troy, the Rams struggled against the Trojans, falling behind early before being outscored in every quarter. Individual scoring was not made available. Blue Valley heads to break with a 2-3 record. ...

  • Doniphan West 55, Valley Heights 45

    At Highland, the Mustangs trailed by four at halftime but couldn’t come up with enough offense to complete their rally in a 10-point loss. Logan Woodyard scored nine points to lead Valley Heights. The Mustangs go to break with a 2-3 record. ...

  • Rossville 69, Frankfort 33

    At Frankfort, the Wildcats fell behind early and couldn’t recover against Class 3A Rossville. Frankfort trailed by five after one quarter but faced a 17-point halftime deficit before struggling through the second half. The Wildcats finish the semester with a 1-4 record. ...

  • Rock Creek 65, Wabaunsee 37

    At Alma, the Mustangs had little trouble taking care of business against Wabaunsee Friday night. Rock Creek took a 14-point team to halftime before blowing open the game in the second half. Individual scoring was not made available. The Mustangs head to break undefeated with a 5-0 record. ...










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