• Area Schools | March 06, 2015

    Valley Heights girls into sub-state finals

    The Valley Heights girls used a strong second quarter to build a sizeable lead against Doniphan West in its 54-29 win in Thursday’s Class 1A-Div. I sub-state semifinal at Frankfort. In a battle between Mustangs, Valley Heights outscored its opponent 17-5 in the second

  • Area Schools | March 06, 2015

    Silver Lake 56, Riley Co. 47

    At Rossville, Riley County took a five-point lead to halftime against top-seeded Silver Lake, but couldn’t sustain it through the third quarter in an eventual season-ending loss in the Class 3A sub-state semifinals. The Falcons were outscored 24-8 in the third quarter to turn

  • Area Schools | March 06, 2015

    Rock Creek 52, Clay Center 31

    At Chapman, Rock Creek overcame a sluggish start to win handily against Clay Center in Thursday’s Class 4A-Div. II sub-state semifinal matchup. The Mustangs trailed 14-10 after one quarter and went to halftime tied at 19-19 before flipping the switch in the third. Rock

  • Area Schools | March 06, 2015

    Abilene 68, Wamego 47

    At Topeka, the Red Raiders hung tough with Abilene for two quarters, going to halftime trailing 23-18, but couldn’t keep it close in the final two quarters of a season-ending Class 4A-Div. I sub-state loss at Hayden. The Red Raiders were outscored 19-9 in

  • Area Schools | March 05, 2015

    Three Marlins to compete at sectional swim meet

    Three athletes from the Manhattan Marlins club swimming team will compete at the Region VIII Central Sectional Championships in Jenks, Okla., this weekend. Manhattan’s Kelly Wichmann, Preston Harrison and Matt Bandy have each qualified in two events at the meet, which will wrap up

  • Area Schools | March 04, 2015

    Falcons roll to easy 65-37 win


    RILEY — Last week, junior Alex Sager said he hoped his hot shooting from Riley County’s win against St. Marys in the regular-season finale would carry into the postseason. So far, it has. Sager again led the Falcons in scoring Tuesday night and was again

  • Area Schools | March 04, 2015

    Blue Valley’s rally comes up short

    RANDOLPH — As it has much of the season, too many early mistakes cost the Blue Valley-Randolph boys’ basketball a chance to rally in the second half of its Class 1A-Div. II sub-state basketball game against Wetmore on Tuesday night. The Rams trailed by 15 at halftime

  • Area Schools | March 03, 2015

    Wildcat boys win sub-state opener, 50-38

    FRANKFORT — The Frankfort boys’ basketball team was never in any real danger of losing to Leavenworth-Immaculata in the second half of its Class 1A-Div. I sub-state quarterfinal Monday night. But the Wildcats never quite shook the Raiders, either. Frankfort led from start to finish, enjoying

  • Area Schools | March 03, 2015

    Frankfort girls’ rally falls short

    FRANKFORT — The Frankfort girls’ basketball team came out shooting on all cylinders in the first quarter of Monday night’s Class 1A-Div. I quarterfinal, but the hot start didn’t last in a 40-39 loss to Leavenworth-Immaculata. The Wildcats, seeded fifth in the five-team sub-state,

  • Area Schools | March 03, 2015

    Riley Co. girls hang on, beat Rossville

    At Rossville, Riley County withstood the comeback efforts of the Bulldogs in Monday night’s Class 3A sub-state quarterfinal, winning on the road to advance to Thursday’s 7:30 p.m. game against top-seeded Silver Lake. The Falcons took a nine-point lead to halftime against Rossville,

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