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  • Advocates continue to pressure board on Indian mascot at MHS

    The debate over the Manhattan High School Indian mascot is back again. Two residents spoke during the Manhattan-Ogden school board’s public comment period Wednesday night, each taking one side of the debate about whether to change the mascot. In the past, some advocates have said the mascot is disrespectful ...

  • Kynard finishes 6th in high jump

    Erik Kynard made the high jump finals on Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro, but he couldn’t make a return trip to the medal stand. The 2012 silver medalist and former Wildcat recorded a strong effort in the high jump finals but laimed sixth place in the event at the Olympic ...

  • Julmis falls,  still finishes in 110 hurdles

    RIO DE JANEIRO — There were quite a few tumbles and falls in the Olympic 110-meter hurdles on Tuesday. Like Haiti’s Jeffrey Julmis, who smacked into the first hurdle in a semifinal heat, tumbled over it and took the hurdle right along with him. Still, the former Kansas State track ...

  • Baji, Julmis qualify for 110 hurdle semis

    Former Kansas State athletes Jeffrey Julmis and Balazs Baji qualified for the semifinals of the 110-meter hurdles as day four of track and field came to a close at the Olympic Stadium in a rainy Rio de Janeiro on Monday. Julmis started off the competition running in the first heat. ...

  • Kynard qualifies, Ramos 71st at Olympics

    Former Kansas State Distance runner Beverly Ramos recorded a 71st-place finish in the women’s marathon, while high jumper Erik Kynard qualified for Tuesday’s finals as Day 3 of the 2016 Olympic track and field competition came to a close at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. Kynard, ...

  • Lockett seeking big returns after breakout rookie season

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After Tyler Lockett fielded a punt from Kansas City’s Dustin Colquitt, the Seattle Seahawks second-year returner maneuvered to his right and then made a vintage scoot down the sideline on a 17-yard return on Saturday in the NFL preseason matchup at Arrowhead Stadium. Near the Seattle 40 ...

  • Young triathlon participants inspired by Olympians they’ve been watching

    Imitating some of their favorite Olympians, Manhattan youths swam, biked and ran their way around City Park on Saturday morning. About 180 children spanning all ages tested their athletic ability during the Manhattan Parks and Recreation’s Just Tri It Triathlon. In the junior division, children swam 50 yards across the City ...

  • Lockett, Seahawks beat Chiefs

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tyler Lockett and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks regulars were long gone when backup quarterback Trevone Boykin threw a 37-yard touchdown pass as time expired, beating the Kansas City Chiefs, 17-16, on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium. Lockett, a 2014 All-America selection at Kansas State, sat out the ...

  • Olympics offer a chance to shine

    Even before Friday’s official opening ceremonies, the U.S. women’s soccer team got the U.S. Olympic Team off to an outstanding start Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand. While the U.S. women hope to become the first team to win ...

  • Area native coaching at Rio Olympics

    Former Kansas State track assistant and Council Grove native Troy Engle is among the coaches headed to the Olympics this week to support Team USA in Rio de Janeiro. Engle, a former head coach of the track and field team at Army, is serving as an assistant coach and overseeing ...

  • Teen chess champ looks to start team at Manhattan High

    Sometimes things really are black and white, but that doesn’t necessarily make them easy to see. For an accomplished chess player like 15-year-old Jack Easton, figuring out his next move is a lot more complicated than it may seem to someone who isn’t intimately familiar with the game. ...

  • K-State duo win fishing title

    Kansas State fishermen Kyle Alsop and Taylor Bivins won the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship on Saturday in Campellsville, Kentucky. Alsop and Bivins finished the three-day event on Green River Lake with 36 pounds, 4 ounces. The K-State team was the only one in the field of 89 teams to bring in ...











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