TOPEKA — Facing undefeated Highland Park, Wamego boys’ coach Troy Hemphill knew his team could ill afford to play sloppy in the opening quarter of Saturday’s sub-state final at Hayden High School in Topeka. Facing an 18-4 deficit after the first quarter, it was an
At Centralia, the Hanover Wildcats (14-6) used a strong third quarter to build a lead nine-point lead heading into the fourth quarter against Valley Heights (14-8) in the semifinals of the Centralia sub-state on Friday. The Mustangs were not able to mount a comeback in
At Topeka Hayden, the Red Raiders (18-4) managed to advance past upset-minded Royal Valley (10-12) on Thursday, 51-35, earning a game against Highland Park on Saturday in the Hayden sub-state championship game. Royal Valley, who knocked off Rock Creek on Wednesday, managed to take a
Riley County boys’ basketball coach Kelly Hammel is retiring as both teacher and coach at the end of the current school year. The longtime coach spent 32 years at Riley County, 26 of those as the head boys’ coach. Hammel was an assistant for five years before
WAMEGO — The Wamego girls basketball team crushed visiting Highland Park 69-29 Wednesday night, advancing the Red Raiders to the Class 4A sub-state semifinals. There, No. 1-seeded Wamego (20-1) will face Topeka Hayden (16-4) on the road Friday night at 7:30. “We were really rusty starting out
WAMEGO — The Wamego boys basketball team turned a comfortable lead into a dominating one in the second half and stomped visiting Jefferson West 70-35 Wednesday night. The victory advances the No. 3-seeded Red Raiders to the the semifinals of Class 4A sub-state action. Wamego (17-4)
At Hayden, Royal Valley came back from a five-point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter to stun the Rock Creek boys, 55-51. The Panthers (10-11) trailed 33-28 going into the final period, and both teams got in a shootout the rest of the
Staff reports When the Riley County boys’ basketball team got a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter of its sub-state game at Marysville, it seemed as if the Falcons had a chance to keep their season going. But the Marysville Bulldogs had other ideas.
While the blizzard may have missed the Manhattan area, it didn’t stop safety-minded school administrators from postponing sub-state games scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. One of few games played Monday was the Riley County girls’ 60-26 win over Osage City, which was moved up
RILEY — The Riley County girls basketball team tipped off its postseason in dominating fashion Monday afternoon, crushing visiting Osage City, 60-29. Riley County junior Katelyn Thomson led all scorers with 23 points. She was 7-of-12 from the field and 6-of-9 from beyond the arc. Fellow juniors
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