At Nickerson, the Wamego Red Raiders celebrated their third state playoff berth by routing Nickerson, 63-10, on the road on Friday.
At Blue Rapids, in a game to decide the district runner-up, Valley Heights stomped Jackson Heights, 48-14.
At Randolph, Frankfort dealt Blue Valley the final blow in a winless season for the Rams, winning 60-14 on the road.
At Flush, Rock Creek had the misfortune of facing its district’s champion in the final game of the season, and lost 46-13.
TOPEKA — The Manhattan High football team got a career night from Chris Martin in a 45-23 win over Washburn Rural Friday in Topeka.
For the Falcons (5-4), the scenario played out perfectly for their final home game of the regular season, a celebration of a senior class that was heavily involved with the team’s success this season.
More often than not, injuries can lower and raise the ceiling for a team, and in senior Mike Settembrino, the Indians lost an impact player months before the first game of the season that may have lowered their ceiling.
For the first time in program history, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team will advance to the quarterfinal round of the playoffs in back-to-back years after winning a regional championship in two overtimes Thursday night at Dodge City, 2-1.
This year’s game figures to be more of a challenge for the Indians, which will travel to Topeka for a 7 p.m. kick off beaten down and injured after a pair of difficult district losses the past two weeks.
When Tyler Daveline first moved to defense last season for the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team, he wasn’t sure how it would go.
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The Flint Hills region will send four teams and four individuals to their respective cross country state meets this weekend.
A Manhattan High boys’ soccer player was misidentified in Monday’s Mercury.
Bumgarner sliced and diced the Royals in a 5-0 masterpiece Sunday night — putting San Francisco on the cusp of its third Series championship in five years.
After winning its Class 6A regional at home in Warner Park Saturday afternoon, the Manhattan High boys’ cross country team is one step closer to successfully defending its state title from 2013.
Looking at the bracket for the Wichita Southeast sub-state, the Manhattan High volleyball team knew it had a tough road against a familiar opponent to get back to state this season.
The Indians will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2007 and the first time in the Joe Schartz era after a 35-14 loss to Lawrence Free State Friday night at Bishop Stadium.
On Friday, Wamego broke a playoff drought that started in 2007 with a 35-14 win over Smoky Valley, making them the District 6 champions.
At Minneapolis, the Falcons overcame a 10-point halftime deficit, scoring in each of the final two quarters to rally past Minneapolis Friday night, 21-17.
At Seneca, newly consolidated Nemaha Central scored in each quarter to cruise past Rock Creek, taking a 14-3 lead to halftime and adding to it in the second half.
At Frankfort, the Wildcats won big against Southern Cloud in a district matchup.
At Axtell, the Rams trailed 36-0 after the first quarter before Axtell called off the dogs the rest of the game.
At Blue Rapids, the Mustangs scored early and often against Republic County, winning big in a rout.
The Manhattan High football team lost its second game in as many weeks, dropping its senior night matchup with Lawrence Free State, 35-14.
As the team prepares for a do-or-die game with Lawrence Free State tonight, once again the opponent will have a size advantage in the trenches.
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