Area Schools

  • Centralia 35, Valley Heights 20

    At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights took a 6-0 lead into the second quarter but allowed the Panthers to score 21 unanswered points before halftime before ultimately losing in both teams’ season openers Friday night. Valley Heights scored a pair of TDs in the fourth quarter but Centralia kept pace with a ...

  • Frankfort 36, Clifton-Clyde 28

    At Frankfort, the Wildcats squeaked out a win over Clifton-Clyde in both teams’ season opener Friday night to move to 1-0 on the season. Scoring information and individual statistics were not made available. Frankfort hosts perennial power Hanover next week. ...

  • Kansas-led Team USA wins University Games

    After a grueling schedule of eight games in 11 days, the Kansas Jayhawk-led Team USA won gold at the World University Games on Monday in Gwangju, South Korea. Team USA used a 9-0 run in the second overtime to beat Germany, 84-77. KU guard Frank Mason made a pair of free ...

  • Anthony MS to hold football team camp

    Anthony Middle School will hold its annual football team camp for incoming seventh and eighth graders July 22-24. Each day’s session will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 10 a.m. The camp will be held at the practice fields at Anthony Middle School. Registration forms are available in ...

  • Ballard, McAtee play in KBCA all-star game

    Recent Manhattan High graduates Caroline Ballard and Pierson McAtee each participated in Kansas Basketball Coaches Association all-star games Saturday in Salina. Ballard scored six points on 3-of-8 shooting in a losing effort by the Blue team, while Wamego product and Kansas State signee Lanie Page had seven points on 2-of-8 ...

  • KSHSAA moves to 5K in girls’ XC

    At its June meeting, the KSHSAA Executive Board voted to increase the distance from 4K to 5K in all postseason cross country races, effective this coming school year. Previously, girls ran a 4K while boys ran a 5K at regional and state meets, but that will change. Support for the ...

  • Pitching trio leads Rock Creek to state title Rc22.phatch

    TOPEKA — After Rock Creek beat Rossville with Justin Reiss on the mound last month, Mustangs coach Shane Sieben had a plan. Reiss, the team’s No. 3 pitcher after Caleb Rogge and Shilo Schaake, had helped the Mustangs lock up the Mid-East League title with a five inning, one-run allowed performance. ...

  • Rock Creek baseball wins first-ever state title

    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. The Mustangs beat Concordia in the title game, 2-0. The Mustangs got only five hits in the win, but held the Panthers to two hits ...

  • Rock Creek baseball wins semi, 1-0 Rc2.phatch

    TOPEKA — Sometimes, even baseball can be a game of inches. On Monday, Baxter Springs pitcher Kaid Karnes just barely hit Rock Creek’s Shilo Schaake’s toe to open the bottom of the sixth. One batter later, his throw to first base narrowly allowed Carson Zenger to reach base and ...

  • Rock Creek wins two on Sunday

    TOPEKA — 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. Rock Creek — the No. 6 seed in the tournament — took out Prairie View 3-0 in the opener and held ...

  • Mustang baseball beats Colby in quarters Rcbsb3.phatch

    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 ...

  • Smith’s perfect day leads Mustangs to runner-up finish 4.phatch

    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. The Mustangs’ Elijah Smith put up 40 all on his own. After winning two golds as a sophomore and three as a junior, Smith took first place ...










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