For the second straight year, Junction City won a back-and-forth game, but the Indians won the war, earning a playoff berth with a runner-up finish in District 5.
K-State almost had its first shutout since beating Kent State 37-0 during the 2011 season. A late Iowa State touchdown with only just 3:24 remaining Saturday spoiled a feat that hasn’t been accomplished in Manhattan against a Big 12 opponent since the Wildcats trounced Missouri in 1999.
Three of K-State’s four freshmen combined to score 38 points, as the Wildcats topped Pittsburg State 75-54 in an exhibition game at Bramlage Coliseum.
With about 500 members, the Islamic center is a hub for Manhattan’s minority population of practicing Muslims. They go there to pray, take classes and attend social events.
Manhattanites young and younger decked themselves out and celebrated around town. Here are a few pictures.
Riley County’s Braden Cook picked off Rock Creek quarterback Brett Hammett in the end zone late in the third quarter and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown that not only gave the Falcons the lead, but put Riley County in the driver’s seat the rest of the way — winning 35-21.
Manhattan (13-3-1) took a 5-0 lead to halftime and kept scoring until the final minutes.
Nine different players scored for K-State, led by Spanish import Leti Romero, who posted a double-double in her Wildcat debut with 25 points and 12 rebounds.
Still photos show Willie the Wildcat running toward a man dressed as West Virginia’s mascot before Saturday’s football game, tackling him, then standing up to do a cheer. When medical officials realized he was having an apparent seizure, they rushed out to help him.
Throughout the month, area residents have had the opportunity to visit ghostly places on the Haunted Manhattan Trolley Tour. (Tours continue next week, but they’re fully booked. If you were hoping to take one, you’ll have to live vicariously through this story.)
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