HUTCHINSON — After his team lost to Garden Plain in the Class 3A state tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday, Riley County head coach Harold Oliver wasn’t sure how many 3-pointers the Owls knocked down in the 57-34 win over his team. When told of the final
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Manhattan Christian College men’s basketball team opened the NCCAA Division-II National Tournament with a 120-111 victory over Multnomah University Tuesday. Matt Doerksen led six Crusaders in double figures with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Sage Ruis and Lonnie Penner added 20 points apiece.
After a grueling week of sub-state games, only two teams from the Manhattan area remain to play for a state championship. The Riley County girls and Wamego girls each advanced through their respective sub-states and will start state tournament play in the coming days. The
RILEY — The Riley County girls’ basketball held off a strong second-half surge from Silver Lake to defeat the Eagles 52-41 on Saturday night for a trip to the Class 3A state tournament in Hutchinson next week. As the No. 2 seed, the Falcons were the visitors
TOPEKA — Wamego coach Jim Page was ready for his Red Raider girls’ team to show a mean streak. In Saturday’s sub-state final at Hayden High School, that’s exactly what he got, as Wamego won 53-38 against Holton to move on to the Class 4
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
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