Monday, November 30, 2015

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  • K-State 68, SCSU 66

    After leading by as many as 11 points in the second half, the Wildcats held off a furious comeback to beat the Bulldogs, 68-66, in Bramlage Coliseum.

  • State champs

    Kansas State used a pair of early special teams plays to set the tone for another blowout victory over rival Kansas, cruising to a 45-14 victory at cold and icy Memorial Stadium.

  • Decked out

    The McCain Holiday Home Tour will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and will feature four homes decorated for the holiday season. The event is a biennial fundraiser for the McCain Performance Series and each home has personal touches to reflect each family.

  • Local talents

    Manhattan Arts Center’s annual Wrap It Up art exhibit and sale started Nov. 1 and will last through Dec. 24.

  • No. 9 North Carolina 80, K-State 70

    For 37 minutes, Kamau Stokes played like a star. But in the final three minutes, he made the kinds of mistakes that remind everyone he’s a freshman.

  • K-State 38, Iowa State 35

    Iowa State was on pace to finish with more than 600 yards of total offense and the Cyclones had moved the ball at ease. But the Wildcats flipped the script in the second half, keeping Iowa State off the scoreboard and forcing four turnovers to win, 38-35.

  • MBB: K-State 93, South Dakota 72

    It was the third straight game with three or more players scoring in double figures, as Dean Wade, Justin Edwards and Stephen Hurt each scored 15 points behind Barry Brown’s effort to carry the Wildcats to the win.

  • Get stuffed

    When my editor asked me to make a turducken — which involves cooking a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken — my response was immediate.

  • Golden career

    Since David Littrell founded the group in 1988, it has grown from just 10 middle school students to more than 80 participants, ranging in age from first to 12th grade and each placed into one of three sections: the Gold Orchestra, Silver Orchestra or Bronze Orchestra.

  • K-State 84, South Dakota 81

    There wasn’t much from Kansas State’s overtime victory Thursday night that made Jeff Mittie happy.

  • K-State 80, UMES 53

    Iwundu equaled his previous best in the second half alone, scoring 14 of his 23 points as the Wildcats turned it on offensively. K-State led 35-21 at halftime after a foul-filled first half that saw it shoot 25 free throws.

  • New tune

    For almost 90 years, the First United Methodist congregation’s pipe organ featured a row of decorative pipes facing the 800-seat sanctuary, but it was a facade — the sound was always coming from behind a screen that housed the organ’s 1,034 pipes.

  • Happy place

    Sometimes it’s worth the wait. At least that’s the case for Kansas State’s Megan Deines.

  • Winning ugly: K-State 58, Pittsburg State 50

    K-State, which opens the regular season Friday night at Tulsa, needed a superstar effort from Kindred Wesemann to come away with the win.

  • Kansas State 70, Fort Hays State 52

    The Wildcats got off to a lightning-hot start thanks to a series of 3-pointers from Dean Wade, Justin Edwards and Wesley Iwundu.

  • Old school ink

    Ashley Flinn, a graduate student at Kansas State University, works out of her home. Based on her business card, she can help with a lot of things: letterpress, graphic design, social media marketing, creative business consulting, and website design and management.

  • Baylor 31, Kansas State 24

    Despite all the positives for a team that was given no chance to win, the Wildcats still came up short, losing 31-24, at a cold and blustery Bill Snyder Family Stadium to extend their losing streak to five straight games.

  • K-State 75, Washburn 48

    Washburn, relying on its long-range shooting most of the night, opened the second half with back-to-back 3-pointers to cut K-State’s seven-point halftime lead to just one at 33-32. The Wildcats answered, however, with six straight points to push back ahead.

  • Downtown haunts

    Many trick-or-treaters stopped at local businesses during the All Treats Day event to show off their costumes to community members who were happy to see the kids.

  • K-State basketball: Practice run

    Leaning on its most experienced players from a season ago, K-State was sharp in streaks offensively.

  • Roundup

    The word “roundup” may elicit images of cowboys on horses, yipping and whistling as they ride circles around the herd, but it turns out bison — also known as buffalo — don’t always go where you want them to.

  • Good bet

    MHS will have four performances of “Guys and Dolls” beginning Nov. 8 in Rezac Auditorium at Manhattan High West Campus.

  • Soccer: manhattan High 4, Derby High 0

    With the win, Manhattan advances to host Thursday’s regional final against sixth-seeded Hutchinson (11-6-0), which defeated Topeka High, 2-0.

  • Tuning up

    The afternoon clinics, hosted by the K-State marching band, gave bands a chance to practice for their evening performances in front of the Central State Marching Festival’s panel of judges. The judges assigned each band a score and provided detailed feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of their routines. 

  • Riley County Falcons: Not this time

    After allowing the Lions to trim a 41-14 lead down to a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, the Falcons turned it on to win 53-31.

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