Fourteen area basketball players finished their seasons on a high note, earning spots on the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association’s all-state teams. Eight area girls made the teams to go along with six boys.
Wabaunsee, Rock Creek and Riley County combined to put 10 girls basketball players on the All Mid-East League first team and honorable mention rosters.
Rock Creek, Riley County and Wabaunsee combined to put seven boys’ basketball players on the Mid-East League All-League first team. The schools also had four combined players earn honorable mention.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association canceled all spring sports competitions, championships and festivals for the remainder of the school year, according to a release forwarded to The Mercury by a source Wednesday.
Following Gov. Laura Kelly’s order Tuesday that all Kansas schools are to close in-person classes for the remainder of the semester, high school athletics across the state are on uncertain footing as to whether or not they will continue for the spring season.
Eight boys and girls basketball players were named to the All-Twin Valley League first teams over the weekend. Valley Heights and Blue Valley-Randolph each had three players make the teams, while Frankfort had two.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association suspended all spring sports across the state through March 22 to combat the spread of COVID-19.
The Valley Heights boys’ basketball team might as well have been trying to see through a brick wall as get easy looks at the basket Thursday night. Bishop Seabury Academy’s frantic defense slowed the Mustangs offensively, rolling to a 72-45 win in the first round of the boys Class 2A state t…
WICHITA — Wichita’s Hardy Williams has been attending the KSHSAA state basketball tournament for the last 30 years. He’d never seen anything like Thursday.
Turns out when two fast-paced, aggressive teams get together in the opening round of the state playoffs, things can get pretty physical.
HOYT — Sarah Thomson wore an exasperated expression as she raised two arms behind her head. Clapped once. Riley County coach Harold Oliver shouted words of encouragement at his senior, who nodded, but the reality was beginning to set in.
The Rock Creek boys’ basketball team saw its season end earlier than expected Thursday night. St. Marys, a decided underdog, topped Rock Creek 68-57 in the sub-state semifinals at Royal Valley High School in Hoyt.
MULVANE — The Wamego Red Raiders saw their basketball season come to an end at the hands of Mulvane, losing on the road, 64-43, Tuesday night.
RILEY — One thing changed when the Riley County girls opened Class 3A sub-state action with a home matchup with Royal Valley Tuesday night.
The Manhattan Christian Homes in Educational Fellowship homeschool boys’ basketball team won the Kansas Christian Athletic Association 2A state tournament last weekend in Junction City.
FLUSH — Dawson Zenger was on, like he often is, but that was hardly the best part about the way Rock Creek started its Class 3A sub-state opener against Santa Fe Trail Monday night.
SALINA — Elisa Robinson’s reaction to becoming the first girls 191-pound champion in Kansas history made it seem as though it was preordained.
The Wamego boys’ and girls’ basketball teams split their Tuesday match ups against Marysville, with the girls’ team winning 37-33 and the boys’ team losing 62-59.
Following an 0-2 record last week, the Manhattan boys’ basketball team no longer is a top-10 squad in Class 6A according to the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association’s rankings.
FLUSH — On Saturday morning, Rock Creek coach Jim Johnston was enjoying the day after his club’s fourth straight win. The Mustangs were 18-1. If they won their regular-season finale, a home matchup with Rossville, they likely would force officials to flip a coin to break a tie between Rock C…
FLUSH — Not long ago, the offense the Rock Creek girls played Monday night against Rossville would have sentenced them to a loss. Defeats line the Mustangs’ recent history.
FLUSH — The Rock Creek boys haven’t embarked on the postseason just yet, but now, they’re one step closer to doing so in a spot most in their sub-state bracket would envy.
FLUSH — Rock Creek hardly could have asked for a better start Friday night against Silver Lake — from one player, at least. Sophomore Grace Gehl tallied the first 13 points of the game for the Mustangs.
WAMEGO — Good luck trying to identify one similarity between the Wamego boys’ 33-29 win over Clay Center on Tuesday night and the Red Raiders’ previous victory over the Tigers this season.
WAMEGO — Along the hosts’ bench, Brian McIntosh took a seat in the chair closest to midcourt, a smile creeping across his face as he used a white towel to wipe sweat off his forehead. His 6-year-old daughter, Gentry, sat in his lap. Senior night ceremonies were set to begin, and the Wamego g…
Rock Creek High’s wrestling team won the Mid-East League Championship last week. The Mustangs went 5-0 during the dual tournament to bring home the second MEL trophy in school history.
All Taylor Beck could do was stare into the eyes of his brother, Cody Lamia-Beck. They talked up a storm, but time was running out. There wasn’t much else to see in that room at the Pottawatomie County Jail back in August of 2019, Taylor said — just a couple of vending machines and six other…
The Junction City Blue Jays, playing their third game of the week because of weather delays, split the night against Highland Park on Friday, with the boys taking a 44-41 win and the Lady Blue Jays falling 49-47.
RILEY — It hardly surprised Dustin Webber that his Riley County boys basketball team started hot in its 65-45 win over Wabaunsee Friday night.
RILEY — Nothing about the Riley County girls basketball team’s lead was safe as it entered the fourth quarter against Wabaunsee. The Falcons held just a two-point advantage, and their leading scorer, Sara Thomson, had managed just six points.
Using a strong defensive effort, the Wabaunsee boys basketball team picked up a win on Tuesday night in one of the many games happening around the Manhattan area.
The Riley County girls basketball team lived up to its lofty billing Tuesday. The Falcons, which entered their game at Marysville ranked No. 3 in Class 3A in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll, had no problems picking up another victory.
FLUSH — Hours before Rock Creek tipped off against Centralia Tuesday night, Mustang coach Jim Johnston already knew what he needed to emphasize to his club.
ALMA — After trailing for the majority of the first two quarters Friday night, Wabaunsee rallied in the second half. The Chargers tied it. And they took the lead.
ALMA — The crowd from Wabaunsee High chanted “We want D” as the fourth quarter started and the home team trailed Riley County by only two points. However, within the next two minutes, the Riley County girls put up points in a flurry. The Falcons’ Sarah Thomson swished a 3-pointer from the to…
WAMEGO — The Wamego High girls basketball team has started off 2020 on the right foot. That run of good luck continued Friday, as Wamego downed visiting Rock Creek 32-26.
WAMEGO — The unbeaten Rock Creek boys basketball team, sitting atop the Class 3A rankings, kept its streak alive at Wamego Friday night, downing the Red Raiders 50-37.