Sports

  • Players defend HS coach after players quit, dismissed

    Shawnee Mission South head coach Brett Oberzan kicked three players off the team after its 21-14 loss to Winnetonka on Sept. 15, according to a report by the Kansas City Star. Five others left the team in protest. Oberzan called Kamau Kimaru, Cameron Union and senior Cody Corbin into his office ...

  • MHS volleyball comes in third at Seaman tournament

    Manhattan head volleyball coach Lisa Kinderknecht didn’t want to face Lawrence Free State until the championship of the Seaman tournament. The Indians had already lost their opening match to the Firebirds. But they faced off in the semifinals, and Lawrence Free State won again, giving Manhattan its second loss ...

  • MHS cross country battles at Rim Rock Classic

    The Manhattan cross country teams fought through humid conditions and a hilly course Saturday at the Rim Rock Classic in Lawrence. Head coach Susan Melgares said seven states were represented at the meet, and Manhattan’s boys were the top 6A school. The boys finished eighth out of 43 teams. Cooper ...

  • MHS boys soccer can’t capitalize, tie Great Bend

    There were several instances in Saturday’s game against Great Bend where Manhattan boys soccer coach Frank Alonso thought his team would score and pull ahead. That didn’t happen. Instead, the Indians played to a scoreless tie against Great Bend. “I feel like there’s a force field around ...

  • MHS fights off Topeka High to stay undefeated

    Friday night’s 46-20 win over Topeka High was far from perfect for Manhattan, but it was enough. “We’ve got a long ways to go as far as our discipline and cleaning up the mistakes,” head coach Joe Schartz said. “This is just a step in the right direction.” ...

  • MHS soccer loses, 2-1, in overtime to Washburn Rural

    Manhattan head boys soccer coach Frank Alonso saw passion and intensity from his team he hadn’t seen before on Thursday night. But it wasn’t quite enough. The Indians lost to Washburn Rural, 2-1, in overtime. “Everybody was hype about it, and everybody did their best,” forward Angel Fraire ...

  • Killham quietly leads MHS defense

    Zephry Killham prefers to let his pads do the talking on the field. Head coach Joe Schartz has watched the senior outside linebacker/ strong safety develop into a leader on the field over the past four years. “Zeph is really quiet, so sometimes he’s hard to get a read ...

  • MHS golf finishes 7th at Washburn Rural Invitational meet

    Manhattan girls golf couldn’t replicate the success of its past two tournaments, coming in seventh at the 10-team Washburn Rural Invitational. “We didn’t start very well, and the girls didn’t respond to adversity like we would like,” head coach Chris George said. “The back nine at Wamego ...

  • MHS boys soccer loses loses, 2-1, in overtime

    Manhattan head boys soccer coach Frank Alonso finally saw passion and intensity from his team he hadn’t seen before on Thursday night. But it wasn’t quite enough. The Indians lost to Washburn Rural, 2-1, in overtime. “Everybody was hype about it, and everybody did their best,” forward Angel ...

  • Mascot forum format up in air

    How the Manhattan-Ogden school district conducts a planned public forum on the Manhattan High School mascot is still up in the air. During the Sept. 7 meeting, the board chose to schedule a Nov. 30 public forum to allow people the opportunity to share their thoughts on possibly changing the school’s ...

  • Defense key in tough Topeka High matchup

    Manhattan head football coach Joe Schartz likes to tell his team to try and go 1-0 every week. That might prove a little harder this Friday. Schartz thinks now is the time for a tough challenge like Topeka High. The Trojans are off to a 2-1 start, with their only ...

  • Schulz responds to WSU football flap

    Former K-State President Kirk Schulz, who took the helm at Washington State University earlier this year, responded Monday to the controversy surrounding that school’s football team. Four players were arrested recently for assault and other charges. Since Mike Leach started coaching the team in early 2012, players have been arrested 29 ...










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