Thursday, July 28, 2016


  • Area Schools | April 04, 2016

    Rock Creek softball opens season 3-1

    Rock Creek softball opened its season with games against Osage City and Wamego last week, sweeping Osage City on Tuesday before splitting with the Red Raiders on Thursday. On Tuesday, Rock Creek notched the first win thanks in large part to Brynn Hammett’s 14-strikeout

  • Area Schools | March 26, 2016

    Mustangs’ Roepke, Frankfort’s Gunter earn top girls’ awards


    In a year where none of the Flint Hill’s area girls’ basketball teams advanced to the state tournament, several schools got within one game of reaching the ultimate goal for most squads across Kansas. The Mercury’s All-Flint Hills player and coach of the

  • Area Schools |Manhattan High School | March 26, 2016

    Rock Creek’s Becker, Manhattan’s George top boys’ picks


    Though neither were honored with major awards from the Mercury last season, one could make the case that both Manhattan High head coach Benji George and Rock Creek leading scorer Carson Becker were quite deserving. Both put together stellar follow-up performances during the 2015-16 season

  • Area Schools |Manhattan High School | March 23, 2016

    Area players make all-state

    The Flint Hills were well represented on this year’s all-state basketball ballots, with 18 area players making the list of the state’s best. Manhattan High had four players honored, with Maddie Mittie making the Topeka Capital-Journal’s all-6A second team and an honorable

  • Area Schools | March 12, 2016

    MCC men lose national semi, finish third

    The Manhattan Christian College men’s basketball team fell short in its bid to reach the NCCAA Championship game, losing 85-74 to Grace Bible College (Mich.) on Friday night in Ankeny, Iowa. MCC defeated North Central University (Minn.), 106-96, on Saturday to finish third. The

  • Area Schools | March 12, 2016

    Jackson Heights boys, Central Plains girls win at 2A

    The Jackson Heights boys’ basketball team brought home a state title in 2A after coming into this weekend’s tournament seeded fifth in a loaded bracket, despite losing only two games in the regular season. The Cobras won 64-55 Saturday. Jackson Heights upended previously-undefeated Sacred

  • Area Schools | March 12, 2016


    In the girls’ championship, Central Plains completed its second undefeated season in the last three years while clinching its third consecutive title with an 11-point win over Olpe Saturday afternoon. The Oilers made it a three-peat behind a strong start to the third quarter, turning

  • Area Schools | March 12, 2016


    After losing a battle of unbeatens in Friday’s semifinal, Central Plains had little trouble taking care of business against Hill City Saturday. The Oilers had an 18-point lead by halftime and won each of the final two quarters to finish off the rout. Braeden

  • Area Schools | March 12, 2016


    Valley Falls, which saw its unbeaten streak end on Friday against undefeated Olpe, managed to hold on for a third-place finish in a four-point victory over Hill City. The Dragons turned a three-point deficit early in the fourth quarter into a 46-39 lead with a 10

  • Area Schools | March 12, 2016


    The Jackson Heights boys came back from an early deficit to slam Hill City, 68-48, and punch their ticket for the Class 2A state title game in Bramlage Coliseum. Zane Richter scored 29 points as the Cobras trailed 18-13 early, but outscored Hill City 55-30 the

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