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  • 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 performance. Hammett allowed no earned ...

  • Mustangs’ Roepke, Frankfort’s Gunter earn top girls’ awards Jojo3.mercury

    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 year both came up short ...

  • Rock Creek’s Becker, Manhattan’s George top boys’ picks Carson.mercury

    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 to land honors this year. ...

  • 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 mention among 6A players in ...

  • 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 Thunder got off to a ...

  • 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 Heart behind a 15-0 run ...

  • CENTRAL PLAINS 62, OLPE 51

    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 a reasonably close game into ...

  • CENTRAL PLAINS 56, HILL CITY 25

    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 Crites led Central Plains with 18 ...

  • VALLEY FALLS 54, HILL CITY 50

    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 10-0 run before holding off ...

  • JACKSON HTS. 68, HILL CITY 48

    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 rest of the way. The ...

  • SACRED HEART 62, CENTRAL PLAINS 52

    The Knights used a big run from the second into the third quarter to hold off Central Plains in a battle of unbeaten teams. Central Plains had the 18-17 advantage after the first quarter, and led 28-27 at halftime. But an 18-1 run that started in the second quarter and ...

  • OLPE 46, VALLEY FALLS 34

    The Olpe Eagles found their way to another state championship game with a 46-34 win over Valley Falls. Ople led 13-8 after the first quarter and extended its lead to 21-15. The Eagles led 32-21 going into the fourth quarter, and outscored Valley Falls 14-13 in the final period. Colleen ...







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