The American Legion Manhattan Manko 17ers opened their season with a pair of wins over the Kansas Senators Tuesday evening on the road, winning Game 1, 5-2, and taking the nightcap, 7-5, in 10 innings.
It’s been two years since the playing surface at Bishop Stadium was converted to turf, allowing both football players and athletes in a variety of other sports the chance to regularly use the facility for practice and games.
TOPEKA — After Rock Creek beat Rossville with Justin Reiss on the mound last month, Mustangs coach Shane Sieben had a plan.
The Manhattan Optimist Sting traveled to Kansas City and brought home first place last weekend.
The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs fastpitch softball team played in the Pitch for the Cure Tournament in Lincoln, Neb., last weekend.
The Manhattan High softball team finished with three players on the all-Centennial League softball teams.
TOPEKA — The Rock Creek baseball team won its first state title in baseball with its Class 4A-Division II championship Monday afternoon at Hummer Sports Park.
TOPEKA — Sometimes, even baseball can be a game of inches.
For 13 innings Sunday afternoon at Hummer Sports Complex, the Rock Creek softball team was calm, in control and cruising on its way toward the Class 4A Division II state championship game.
TOPEKA — After his team survived an upset bid to edge Colby 3-2 in Sunday’s state quarterfinals, Rock Creek baseball coach Shane Sieben said he knew just because his team was the top seed in the Class 4A Division II field, it didn’t mean his school’s name was already engraved on the championship plaque.
The Indians missed the chance to run the finals of the 4x400 relay after being disqualified in Friday’s preliminary race. The Indians had the fastest qualifying time in their heat and would only have needed a third-place finish or better to edge Olathe East.
WICHITA — Only one other Class 1A team besides the Valley Heights boys scored more than 40 points over the weekend at the state track meet.
Despite entering the tournament as the No. 8 seed, Riverton won three straight games to claim the Class 3A title at Tointon Family Stadium on Friday.
The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs played in the 14B Fastpitch National Invitational in Kansas City over Memorial Day weekend.
A year ago, the Manhattan High boys’ track and field team traveled to Wichita the last weekend in May as one of two teams expected to compete for a team championship in Class 6A.
FLUSH — Athletics are everything to Rock Creek junior Michael Zabel. But there was a time when he considered giving it all up.
Georgia Hatesohl is one of those all-around athletes who cares more about the challenge than winning.
WESTMORELAND — For many players on the Rock Creek baseball team, the state championship game is a familiar one.
Coming into Tuesday’s Class 6A state golf tournament in Hutchinson, Manhattan High boys’ coach Brad Ficke wanted his team to play relaxed and up to its potential.
While the Indians didn’t win them all, in each match this season leading up to Tuesday’s Class 6A quarterfinal, Manhattan High girls’ soccer coach Mike Sanchez has felt his team was right in the mix.
FLUSH — Six seniors on the Rock Creek softball team are ending their high school careers the way they started.
A year ago, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team put its best collective round of the season together at the Class 6A state meet in Topeka, turning in a third-place performance.
KANSAS CITY — The Royals refused to take a hint from the baseball gods. And paid the price for it.
Manhattan resident Joe Moore started his journey early Saturday morning on Coach Bill Snyder Highway and ended it at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The Manhattan High girls’ swimming team capped its season on Saturday by finishing with 26 points at the Class 6A state swimming meet, including racing in four consolation finals.
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