Sports

  • Area Schools | April 13, 2015

    Rock Creek JV splits with Abilene

    The Rock Creek junior varsity softball team jumped out to an early lead on Abilene and captured a 13-0 victory on Thursday on the road. The Mustangs later lost the second game, 4-3. Seven runs in the first three innings allowed Rock Creek to put

  • Local |Briefs |Area Schools | April 09, 2015

    Rock Creek sweeps Abilene

    The Rock Creek softball team fended off Abilene’s late push and held on to win the first game of a doubleheader, 7-6, on Tuesday. The Mustangs would later coast to an 11-5 win in Game 2. Abilene wasn’t able to overcome the big hole

  • Local |Briefs |Area Schools | April 07, 2015

    Rock Creek softball splits with Wamego

    The Rock Creek softball team split a home contest with Wamego on Thursday. The Mustangs defeated Wamego 8-4 in Game 1, before losing the second game 10-8 in extra innings. Blair Campbell took the win in Game 1, while Kayla Boltz went 3 for 3 and Mariah Kinderknecht was 2

  • Area Schools | April 02, 2015

    Marshall staying at Wichita State

    Alabama’s courtship of Gregg Marshall is over. The Wichita State coach agreed to a deal on Wednesday that ensured he would return for the 2015-16 season, and possibly beyond. Marshall agreed to a seven-year deal with Wichita State, earning $3.3 million per year, according to

  • Local |Briefs |Area Schools | April 02, 2015

    Rock Creek baseball sweeps Osage City

    The Rock Creek baseball team opened the season with a doubleheader sweep of Osage City on the road on Tuesday. The Mustangs won the first game 10-0 in five innings, and won the finale 8-1. Caleb Rogge took the win in the first game, going

  • Local |Briefs |Area Schools | April 02, 2015

    Rock Creek softball sweeps Osage City

    The Rock Creek softball team opened its season in dominating fashion against Osage City, notching 14-2 and 16-1 wins. Blair Campbell took the win in the first game, allowing just one hit while striking out four in four innings. Shannon Caffrey came on in the

  • Area Schools | April 01, 2015

    Weber named new Wamego football coach

    Wamego has named the next leader of its football program. The school has hired Lee Weber to be its next head football coach after former coach Dale Burkholder retired following last season. Weber has been a head coach for 16 years — most recently at Council Grove

  • Local |Briefs |Area Schools | March 31, 2015

    Area players named all-state by KBCA

    The Kansas basketball coaches association honored a few area players in its yearly all-state teams this week. Earning first team honors were Wamego’s Lanie Page (Class 4A-DI), Valley Heights’ Sidney Blackburn (1A-DI) and Rock Creek’s Caron Becker (4A-DII). Valley Height’s Elijah Smith

  • Area Schools |Manhattan High School | March 29, 2015

    Wamego’s Page, Indians’ Mall take girls’ top honors

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    While this season’s Flint Hills area girls’ basketball teams didn’t find as much success in the win/loss column as the unprecedented year before, the area still featured tons of talent and the drive to win despite a tougher road. This year’s

  • Area Schools |Manhattan High School | March 29, 2015

    MHS’ McAtee, Mustangs’ Johnston headline boys’ picks

    Two boys’ basketball programs in the All-Flint Hills region put together outstanding seasons in 2014-15, so it’s fitting that each of them will come away from banner years with major awards. Pierson McAtee of Manhattan High captured the Mercury’s All-Flint Hills player of


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