Area Schools

  • 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 ...

  • CENTRAL PLAINS 53, HILL CITY 47

    Central Plains came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat Hill City, 53-47, and advance to the state title game. Central Plains led 8-6 after the first quarter and 20-17 at halftime, but Hill City charged back to take a 34-31 lead into the fourth quarter. After trailing for ...

  • Rock Creek drops semifinal to Hugoton

    EMPORIA – The Rock Creek Mustangs won’t get another chance at a Class 4A-Division II state title after falling in Friday’s semifinal to Hugoton, 50-44. The Mustangs were in control for the entire first half, but playing without leading scorer Carson Becker, who exited the game in the final ...

  • Rock Creek boys move on at 4A tourney

    Rock Creek took the first step towards a state title on Thursday with a 65-43 win over Smoky Valley at the Class 4A Division II tournament in Emporia. The Mustangs take on Hugoton in the semifinals tonight at 8:15 at White Auditorium. Rock Creek (21-2) trailed 12-11 midway through the first ...










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