WAMEGO — Tanner Hecht was only seconds removed from throwing down a breakaway dunk, which sent the Wamego gym into hysteria Friday night, when he got back on defense and swatted away what seemed like his thousandth shot of the game against Rossville.

RAMONA — Tanner Brunner isn’t ready to move to Canada, but he had some serious success north of the border.

JUNCTION CITY — A contentious game Friday night found two players ejected. But Junction City emerged unscathed — as a team, at least — to end Wichita Southeast’s season in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs.

The eight-week regular season of high school football concluded Friday, and playoff matchups are officially set. Manhattan High is the No. 4 seed in the west side of the Class 6A bracket.

FRANKFORT — The hosts’ chances were slim, but with a shade over six minutes to play Friday night, Frankfort trimmed Hanover’s lead to 46-34. Gavin Cornelison threaded a quick 19-yard touchdown pass to Bryce Stowell, and while Frankfort was having trouble producing stops on defense, the score…

BLUE RAPIDS — Tony Trimble spoke to his Valley Heights football players, who all were on one knee in the middle of their grass field at the high school Friday night. The Mustangs had just fallen to Centralia 38-20 and still were catching their breath.

Junction City had a chance to finish the regular season with a share of the Centennial League championship Friday. And it had a shot at decent seeding in the Class 6A playoffs, which begin next week.

The Wamego High football team travels to Holton for its final game of the regular season. Head coach Weston Moody and the Red Raiders will continue without star running back Isiah Childs, who fractured his foot last Friday in a 28-15 win over fellow top-10 Class 3A squad Sabetha.

FLUSH — The effects of the Shane Sieben hire for Rock Creek continue to show. After losing every game on their schedule last season, Rock Creek is beginning to turn things around. It’s already showed in the multiple games this season — pushing Class 2A state runner-up Riley County in the ope…

JUNCTION CITY — Walking off the field Friday night, Junction City’s player and coaches held their heads high. For good reason. Junction City had no problems dispatching Seaman, winning 34-7 on senior night at Al Simpler Stadium.

The nippy night in Hiawatha didn’t bother Wamego High’s football team. The Red Raiders were white hot, taking a 49-6 victory Friday night.

An improved short-game, some confidence and practicing until it’s dark outside made a difference for the Manhattan girls golf team in its second-place finish with a score of 371 at the school’s invitational at Stagg Hill Golf Club on Monday.

WAMEGO — The track at the USD 320 Sports Complex officially was renamed “Rick Patton Track” during halftime of Friday’s homecoming football game.

WAMEGO — In the immediate aftermath, Weston Moody couldn’t think of a single positive to take out of Friday’s game. For more than 43 minutes of game time Friday night, Moody’s Wamego team either led or stood even with Marysville, the No. 1 team in Class 3A.

The Wamego Varsity volleyball team hosted the Wamego High School tournament on Sunday. Eight teams competed in two tournaments, a championship playoff and a consolation bracket.

FLUSH — If Shane Sieben didn’t preach humility or value relationships or use both of those traits to establish himself as a winner in the Rock Creek sports scene, perhaps you would be tempted to doubt one trope he’s been returning to as his first season as head football coach marches on.