JUNCTION CITY — The end of the season came a week earlier than the Junction City Blue Jays, and their fans, hoped for Friday night. Two-time defending Class 6A champion Derby proved to be far too powerful, beating Junction City 62-27 in the final game at Al Simpler Stadium.

Following a season that saw the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team finish 10-6-1 and fall just short of upsetting Washburn Rural in the regional round, seven Indians’ players were named to one of the All-Centennial League teams, which were released Thursday.

The Junction City High School Athletic Field was dedicated Sept. 24, 1965. On Friday, the stadium that was renamed to honor coach Al Simpler in 1983 will host its final high school football game, ending a 55-year run as the home of the Blue Jays. The team will start the 2021 season at a new …

For only the fifth time in program history — 1975, 2007, 2008, 2015, 2020 — Junction City will face Derby. The series is tied 2-2, with Derby earning the last victory in their state-winning bid in 2015.

Following a season that saw the Wamego football team advance to the sectional round of the Class 4A playoffs, nine Red Raiders’ players were named to the North Central Kansas League’s all-league teams. Four players were named to the first team on either offense or defense, and five earned ho…

With the first official day of the 2020-21 high school winter sports season being Monday, Manhattan High announced its practice slate for its eight winter sports and activities.

JUNCTION CITY — In a last-ditch effort Friday night, Wichita East attempted to drive up the field for a game-tying score. In an attempt to get the first down and a final shot at the end zone, quarterback Daylan Jones tossed the ball near the first-down marker. That ball was tipped by a Junct…

RILEY — Advancing to the state semifinals always was going to be a tall task for Riley County, as the Falcons hosted No. 1 Andale Friday night in the Class 3A sectional round.

There wasn’t much defense on either side of Friday night’s regional matchup between Frankfort and Beloit St. Johns-Tipton. However, when it needed stops, the Wildcats came up with just enough of them to pull off a 54-43 win to advance to the sectional round of the 8-Man Division II playoffs.

Frankfort football maintained its place as the No. 5 team in Kpreps.com’s 8-Man Division II rankings following a 60-14 win over Downs-Lakeside in the first round of the playoffs.

FLUSH — Rock Creek’s high-powered offense, with senior quarterback Charlie Killingsworth at the controls, was a powerful threat all season. But not Friday night. Other than two big plays, the Mustangs couldn’t muster much offense.

Junction City’s season finale against Highland Park was canceled Thursday afternoon because of a positive coronavirus case in the Highland Park football program. The game will not be rescheduled.