A police car led more than 100 motorcycles Monday afternoon to the Vietnam Memorial at K-State to start the university’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
The event at the C.L. Hoover Opera House had competitions in casual wear, talent (ages 7-17) or on-stage interview (ages 3-6), and party dress/evening gown.
The marathon — the first in Manhattan’s history — began at I-70 and K-177 and followed a route through Manhattan that included downtown, Aggieville and part of Kansas State’s campus.
The win over Dodge City sends Manhattan on the road for Tuesday’s 6 p.m. quarterfinal against Maize (17-1).
Talents featured singing, dancing, instrumental pieces and gymnastics skills.
Despite a slow start, Manhattan defeated Junction City by mercy-rule in only 56 minutes, winning 10-0 to set up Thursday’s regional final against Dodge City at Bishop Stadium, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
The Indians wasted no time and throttled Shawnee Heights 8-0 Thursday night at Bishop Stadium.
Manhattan (10-10, 9-9 Centennial) stayed close in both games, but lost 6-3 and 3-0.
Tuesday at Norvell Field, the Indians swept their first doubleheader since April 22, defeating the Emporia Spartans 7-1 in the opener and 11-2 in the nightcap on senior day.
The loss dropped K-State to 24-26 overall and 8-12 in the Big 12, while Oklahoma improved to 31-22 and 12-8 in the league.
The Indians lost the first game of their doubleheader, 7-2, and the nightcap, 10-5.
Heavy rains Monday caused flooding in several areas of Manhattan.
The quiet of K-State at night contrasts activity of daytime on campus. The buildings with their lights on act as beacons, lighting the pathways ahead. The campus is calm, peaceful, almost at rest.
The Indians had not previously lost a game to the Blue Jays since 2008, spanning 14 games.
It’s Thursday evening, the night before an auction, and cattle are beginning to arrive. Manhattan Commission Company already smells like livestock.
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