Sports

  • MHS girls cap off undefeated league slate with win over Shawnee Heights

    Manhattan girls basketball reached one of its preseason goals Friday night. Manhattan (19-1, 13-0 Centennial League) beat Shawnee Heights (8-12, 4-10 Centennial League), 65-30, capping off league play undefeated and winning the Centennial League. “It was a great job by our girls,” head coach Scott Mall said. “They worked hard ...

  • MHS boys capture third straight Centennial League title with win over Shawnee Heights

    The schedule couldn’t have worked out better. The two teams atop the Centennial League, Manhattan and Shawnee Heights, faced off on Friday in a winner-take-all matchup. It was the Indians (16-4, 11-2 Centennial League) who captured the title — their third straight — beating the Thunderbirds (17-3, 10-3 Centennial League), 55-46. “ ...

  • Munsen makes KCAC freshman team

    Former Manhattan High basketball player Grant Munsen earned recognition from the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference on Tuesday. Munsen, who plays at McPherson College, was named to the All-KCAC Freshman Team. Munsen played in 26 games this season, averaging 3.0 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. He finished the season with 77 points on 29-of-66 (43.9 ...

  • MHS wrestling seniors get one last shot at title

    Ask nearly anyone on the Manhattan wrestling team, and they will call the rest of the Indians their brothers. The brotherhood dates back to long before they put on red, white and blue singlets. Many of them have been wrestling together since they were 5 years old. Now, that brotherhood — comprised ...

  • KU clinches 13th straight league title

    Associated Press LAWRENCE — One by one, the glittering Big 12 championship trophies were paraded into Allen Fieldhouse, set upon a series of tables that these days stretch nearly the full length of the court. Bill Self proceeded to nestle No. 13 right in front. “It’s 13 in a row, but tonight shouldn’ ...

  • Marysville boys edge Wamego in final seconds

    If there was any doubt as to Scott Brown’s emotions in the waning seconds of the third quarter Tuesday night, he erased it in a heartbeat. Stuck in the depths of a road matchup with Wamego, the Marysville High boys basketball coach watched as his junior guard Jack Blumer ...

  • MHS boys pick up 14th straight win over Junction City

    Manhattan head coach Benji George didn’t want his players’ minds to wander. There was plenty to think about after all, from facing Junction City to the Centennial League title on the line this week. “We reminded the guys before the game it’s a 32-minute game,” George said. “The ...

  • MHS girls stifle Junction City, 73-25

    The Manhattan girls basketball team got a chance to experiment in its 73-25 win over Junction City on Tuesday night. “We played an offense we hadn’t even practiced for weeks just to give us a different look,” head coach Scott Mall said. “Defensively, we tried something different.” That defense ...

  • After Huggins’ scary moment, WVU wins

    Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Bob Huggins fell to his knees and clutched his chest during a scary moment just before halftime. West Virginia players picked up their coach, got him to the bench and made his job easier by maintaining a comfortable lead the rest of the way Monday ...

  • MHS wrestling finishes second at regional

    Manhattan wrestling came up just short of taking home the regional championship, but 11 Indians are going to the state tournament. Manhattan posted a team score of 189.5, finishing second behind Garden City, which recorded a score of 191 for the regional tournament in Hutchinson on Friday and Saturday. Mason Wallace (145), Jalin Harper (152) ...

  • Harrison takes 2nd, Kohl 5th at state swim and dive meet

    Manhattan boys swim and dive capped its season off at the 6A swim and dive state meet on Friday and Saturday. Preston Harrison took second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 49.93. He also finished fourth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 53.35. Harrison’s butterfly time was nearly ...

  • MHS boys ride ‘perfect storm,’ beat Highland Park, 64-51 Mhsboysbb

    Manhattan head coach Benji George didn’t have to worry about his team playing with intensity on Friday night. “We knew that wasn’t our best performance over there, and between it being Senior Night, home court and redemption, it was the perfect storm for a good performance for us,” ...










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