The Frankfort High girls were successful at home versus Wetmore on Tuesday, while the Wildcat boys struggled.
After a sweep at the hands of rival Rock Creek earlier in the week, both the Riley County boys’ and girls’ teams handled Rossville on the road Friday.
Rock Creek and Riley County renewed their Mid-East League rivalry to kick off the 2022 portion of the season. Both Mustang teams came away with close home wins.
The Susan B. Anthony eighth grade girls’ basketball team won a Centennial Middle School League championship Saturday. The Tornadoes beat Junction City Middle 41-2 and Washburn Rural 38-17 before eking out a 22-21 win over Shawnee Heights in the championship game. Kat Ball led Anthony in scor…
Rock Creek wrestling ended last week with two successful outings, beating Riley County in a home dual Friday before finishing first at the Onaga Invitational on Saturday.
RANDOLPH — The Blue Valley-Randolph girls' basketball team started strong and controlled the throughout the first half of Friday's game against Onaga.
Rock Creek’s girls stayed perfect Friday evening, beating Council Grove 47-39 in its first road game of the season.
RANDOLPH — After a loss in the season opener, the Blue Valley-Randolph boys' basketball team evened its season record Friday, beating Onaga at home 46-39.
The final round of the 23rd annual Little Apple Optimist Club Hoop Holler N’ Shoot contest was held during halftime of the Kansas State men’s basketball team’s game versus Albany at Bramlage Coliseum on Wednesday.
Six area basketball teams will head into the 2021-22 season ranked in their specific classifications in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association (KBCA) preseason poll, which was released Monday.
FLUSH — Rock Creek football cut Frontenac’s lead to a point after the opening drive of the second half. The Mustangs got no closer than that Friday, as they lost, 42-26, and ended their season in the sectional round of Class 3A football playoffs.
WAMEGO — With less than five minutes off the clock Friday, the Wamego football team already found itself down 21-0 to visiting Andover Central in the sectional round of the Class 4A football playoffs.
Rock Creek picked up a pivotal 28-21 road win over Hayden in the Class 3A playoffs on Friday. The Mustangs knocked off a team that came into the matchup with just one loss on the season.
Riley County survived a scare last week in an 18-15 opening-round win over Russell in the Class 3A football playoffs. The Falcons won without star quarterback Trey Harmison, whose season ended prematurely because of a foot injury.
A strong second-half performance made the difference for Rock Creek football as the Mustangs beat Bishop Ward 34-17 in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs.
Wabaunsee rolled to a 68-0 win over winless Northern Heights Thursday night in the opening round of the Class 1A football playoffs.
KSHSAA released postseason football assignments over the weekend. Seven of the eight schools in The Mercury’s coverage will be continuing their seasons into the playoffs.
The Manhattan Optimist Club is hosting its annual Hoop, Holler 'N Shoot free throw contest this year after not holding the event in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The postseason is just around the corner for high school volleyball teams around the state. KSHSAA released sub-state assignments Monday. All sub-state tournaments will be Saturday.
Wamego tennis had two singles players and a doubles team compete at the Class 4A state tennis championship at the T.H. Vaughan Tennis Center in Winfield over the weekend.
RILEY — The Riley County football team continued its eye-popping season Friday, thrashing fellow undefeated squad Concordia, 48-7, at home.
The Riley County boys and the Wabaunsee girls cross country teams walked away with Mid-East League titles Thursday afternoon at the league meet hosted by the Falcons at Leonardville Golf Club.
In a sign of Twin Valley League solidarity, proceeds from Thursday’s middle school football game between Hanover and Clifton-Clyde in Clifton will be given to the Dettmer family, which was involved in a tragic car accident Sept. 30.
Riley County honored former head football coach Steve Wagner during the team’s game against Chapman last week, surprising him with a framed jersey. Wagner, pictured with his family, was Riley County’s head coach for 37 years and retired after last season as the 10th-winningest coach in Kansa…
Blue Valley-Randolph notched its first win of the season last week, outlasting Linn 52-50. It was the Rams’ (1-4) first victory since 2019, as they went 0-6 last season. Linn falls to 2-3 on the season, with Friday marking its second straight loss following a 2-1 start.
WAMEGO — For the third time this season, the Wamego High football had to play past regulation Friday night. The Red Raiders and Paola had played to a 14-14 draw in Wamego’s homecoming game.
Kansas cross country coaches released their second poll of the season over the weekend, and both the Manhattan and Wamego boys’ and girls’ teams earned spots in the top seven of their respective classes.
Two area schools will be changing classification after KSHSAA released the 2021-22 classification and enrollment numbers. KSHSAA released the numbers Friday morning.