Area Schools

  • Weather forces area postponements

    Long before severe storms rolled through the Flint Hills Tuesday afternoon, area sports events at both the college and high school levels were postponed following an ominous forecast. The decision to move events to alternate dates proved to be the right one, as storms fired up in the afternoon and ...

  • Rock Creek baseball sweeps Falcons

    Playing at Kansas State’s Tointon Family Stadium, the Rock Creek baseball team swept a doubleheader against Mid-East League rival Riley County Monday. Officials moved the games up because of Tuesday’s ominous weather forecast. The Mustangs won both games in run-rule fashion, taking Game 1, 11-1, before finishing off the ...

  • Mustangs drop 2 to Riley County

    Rock Creek played at Riley County on Monday in games that were moved up to avoid weather predicted for Tuesday. Rock Creek fell 4-2 in the opener and 7-4 in the nightcap. In Game 1, Rock Creek had six hits — two coming from Brynn Hammett including a double, and one each ...

  • Rock Creek JV goes 2-1 at triangular

    The Rock Creek JV softball team hosted Royal Valley and St. Marys for a triangular on Saturday. Rock Creek lost to Royal Valley in the opening game, 17-6. St. Marys defeated Royal Valley 19-11 in the second game and Rock Creek defeated St. Marys, 11-1.  Rock Creek and St. ...

  • Rock Creek splits with Marysville

    Rock Creek split a doubleheader against Marysville on Friday, losing Game 1, 8-7, before winning the nightcap, 12-2. Kyle Riffel led the Rock Creek offense in the first game with a grand slam and six RBIs. Nick Beyer was 2 for 3 with a double and three runs scored, and Carson Zenger had ...

  • Rock Creek softball splits with Abilene

    The Rock Creek softball team split a doubleheader with Abilene on Tuesday, winning the first game, 5-1, before losing the second, 8-4. In Game 1, Brook Dillon hit a bases-loaded triple to give the Mustangs an early three-run advantage. Olivia Lee went 3 for 4 and Jessica Kildow was 2 for 2. Brynn Hammett earned ...

  • Henry signs at Allen County Rock Creek’s Winter

    Rock Creek’s Winter Henry will continue her softball career at the next level. Henry signed with Allen County Community College on March 31. Rock Creek was runner-up at the Class 4A-DII softball tournament last spring. ...

  • 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 ...










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