The Manhattan High wrestling team is no stranger to an aggressive and challenging schedule.
Race officials with the Body First Wicked Marathon got an early Christmas present recently when the Kansas chapter of the Road Runners of America named the Wamego race as its official state championship event.
Coach Connie Yori announced Tuesday night that she had released Page from her scholarship and also had released Kaylee’s younger sister, Lanie, from the national letter of intent she recently signed with the Cornhuskers.
At Wamego, Eli Miller scored a game-high 20 points in Wamego’s 64-51 win over Riley County Tuesday night.
At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights had no trouble dispatching the Frankfort Wildcats, taking a quick 11-point lead in the first quarter and adding to it in each of the subsequent quarters for the lopsided win.
At Abilene, Rock Creek started off well but quickly slowed in the second quarter, taking an 18-13 lead after one but trailing 31-21 by halftime.
At Linn, the Rams fell behind early and couldn’t make up for it late in the game, despite outscoring the Bulldogs by three in the fourth quarter.
At Wamego, Lanie Page scored 31 points to pace the Red Raiders past the Riley County Falcons.
At Blue Rapids, Brandi Jo Roepke scored enough points to beat the Frankfort Wildcats on her own, finishing the night with 34 points in a dominant win.
At Abilene, Rock Creek took a six-point lead to halftime, but couldn’t hang on in the second half, as Abilene flipped the switch in the third quarter.
At Linn, the Bulldogs took a 14-point lead to halftime and added to it in each of the final two quarters against the visiting Rams, who are still looking for their first victory of the season.
With a young and inexperienced varsity roster, first-year head coach Benji George wasn’t sure what to expect from his team in a back-and-forth, down-to-the-wire game.
With a veteran squad coming off a fourth-place finish at state a year ago and an undefeated Centennial League title run, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team was looking to pick up where it left off last March in playing host to Dodge City in Friday’s opener.
The Manhattan High wrestling team traveled two hours to the east for the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational on Saturday, taking seventh among the 16 teams and earning four medals on the day.
At Riley, the Valley Heights Mustangs faced off against traditional Class 3A power Riley County and scored the upset behind a big third quarter.
At Rossville, Wamego had no trouble taking care of the Bulldogs, taking a 14-point lead to halftime and adding to it in the third before calling off the dogs in the fourth.
At Pawnee City, the Wildcats led for three quarters against Pawnee City, but couldn’t come up with the victory, allowing their opponent to rally in the fourth score and win.
At Rossville, the Red Raiders rebounded nicely from its Thursday loss to Rock Creek with a win over Rossville, taking a seven-point lead to halftime and outscoring the Bulldogs by 15 in the second half to pull away.
At Clay Center, Rock Creek routed the Tigers, getting a game-high 27 points from Carson Becker in a game that was never close after the first quarter.
At Pawnee City, the Frankfort Wildcats dropped their season opener in lopsided fashion, despite playing close in the first two quarters.
At Flush, the Red Raiders started their season strong with a rivalry win over Rock Creek, taking control early and leading 34-10 at the end of the third quarter.
At Flush, Rock Creek came out on the winning end of a back-and-forth game against its Pottawatomie County rival, despite struggling to put the game away from the free-throw line in the final minute.
At Randolph, Riley County jumped out to a 23-point halftime lead and never looked back against Blue Valley in the two teams’ season opener.
At Centralia, Valley Heights dropped its season opener in overtime to the Panthers, giving up a big second-half lead in the process.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got the first win of the Benji George era with a 69-61 win over Dodge City Friday night.
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