The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) named Manhattan Christian College’s junior outside hitter Kylie Rupe the 2013 AVCA NCCAA National Player of the Year. Rupe — a 2011 graduate of Manhattan High — is the daughter of Marvin and Jolene Rupe. Manhattan Christian College, which finished 32-7
One led his team on the football field, accounting for 34 touchdowns, while the other led his team from the sidelines, winning eight games and capturing another Centennial League. A year removed from sweeping The Mercury’s top All-Flint Hills awards, the Wamego Red Raiders captured
The Eisehower and Anthony Middle School eighth grade girls’ teams faced off on Tuesday, with Anthony winning the A team game 32-31. Josie Hilgers, who had six points and seven rebounds for Anthony, made two free throws with no time on the clock to win
At Blue Rapids, the Mustangs (2-0) dominated Junction City’s St. Xavier, leading 29-2 after one quarter and 45-7 at halftime. Brandi Roepke led with a game-high 28 points, with Sidney Blackburn right behind with 25. St. Xavier’s Kim Keating led with seven points. The Mustangs
At Flush, the Mustangs struggled against the Cowgirls to move to 0-2 on the season, while Abilene remained undefeated at 2-0. Rock Creek travels to Council Grove on Friday.
At Randolph, the Rams (0-4) continued a tough start to the season against the fourth-ranked Linn Bulldogs, hanging tough before halftime only to see Linn take over in the second half. Linn outscored Blue Valley 21-8 in the third quarter to pull away for good.
At Flush, the Mustangs (1-1) went back and forth with 10th-ranked Abilene (2-0) all night long, trailing by just one point after each of the first two quarters before seeing the Cowboys take a 48-41 lead after three. Rock Creek made up the difference in
At Blue Rapids, the Mustangs (2-0) made quick work of Junction City’s St. Xavier, leading 24-5 after one quarter and 51-13 at halftime. Elijah Smith led all scorers with 17 points, while Logan Woodyard (12 points), Gage Woodyard (12 points) and Derek Trimble (11 points) all finished in
At Randolph, the Rams (1-3) fell to Linn at home. Game details were not available. Zach Rootring led Blue Valley with 13 points, while Josh Meyer and Chad Gross each had 15 points for the Bulldogs. Blue Valley takes the weekend off before traveling to eighth-ranked Hanover
WAMEGO — At halftime of Tuesday’s game against Nemaha Valley, the Wamego girls’ basketball team found itself in an uncommon position. The Red Raiders were behind. For two quarters, it looked as if Nemaha Valley might have the recipe for an upset against the top-ranked
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