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  • MHS’ Knutson-Hagemann signs with MCC

    Manhattan High’s Chase Knutson-Hagemann will be playing baseball practically in his own backyard next year. The senior outfielder signed with Manhattan Christian College on Thursday. He said he picked MCC for its atmosphere. “I went on a visit there, and it’s just a real family-like environment,” Knutson-Hagemann said. “ ...

  • Indians use defense to beat Topeka High

    Manhattan head boys basketball coach Benji George thought it would take three more good defensive possessions to beat Topeka High a second time. He got them. The Indians beat the Trojans, 66-51, on Tuesday. Last time, the teams went to overtime, with the Indians coming out on top, 70-64, on ...

  • MHS girls beat Topeka High for season sweep

    Despite a similar lopsided score — this one was 77-49 in Manhattan’s favor — the Indians saw a very different Topeka High girls basketball team on Tuesday. “We got a lot of turnovers last time and jumped out at them hard right away, and the game was kind of in our ...

  • MHS bowling takes third at quad

    For the second-straight week, Manhattan’s girls and boys bowling teams recorded a pair of third-place finishes. The Indians bowled in a quad with Topeka High, Shawnee Heights and Washburn Rural on Monday. The boys finished third behind Washburn Rural and Shawnee Heights, which won the tournament. Nathaniel Chaput was ...

  • MHS swim and dive takes third at league meet

    The Manhattan boys swim and dive team took home some hardware over the weekend. The Indians took third place in the Centennial League meet with 338 points, and every swimmer dropped time in at least one of their events. Preston Harrison, who won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke took home first team ...

  • MHS basketball sweeps Dodge City

    Head coach Benji George was worried his team might not be as physical on Saturday after Friday night’s win over Emporia. He didn’t have to. The Indians (12-4, 7-2 Centenial League) beat Dodge City, 61-33, on Saturday. “I loved our competitive approach,” he said. “I thought we were ...

  • Abilene defense stifles Wamego girls in 48-35 win

    He didn’t use it much Friday night, but when Steve Riedy employed a full-court trap against Wamego, he liked the results. The Abilene High girls basketball coach pulled the trigger on the defensive arrangement only a few times, but it resulted in the points off turnovers and frenetic pace ...

  • Abilene dominates down low in 55-46 win over Wamego

    They won in the end, but the way the Abilene High boys staged their comeback Friday night began with a rebound. Three of them, in fact — all offensive. Trailing Wamego 26-20 at halftime, the Cowboys snagged four straight offensive rebounds to begin the third frame and put them all back, ...

  • St. Marys ends Rock Creek’s win streak

    Lethal outside shooting helped snap a 12-game winning streak as Rock Creek fell at home to St. Marys, 59-41. With the loss, the Mustangs (14-3, 6-2) move into a tie for first place in the Mid-East League with Silver Lake while the Bears (11-5, 5-3) now only trail by a ...

  • Inconsistency plagues Rock Creek girls in loss to St. Marys

    Offensive inconsistencies plagued the Rock Creek girls basketball team as they fell to St. Marys 51-34 Friday night. Defensive pressure from the Bears (9-7, 2-6) kept the Mustangs (3-14, 0-8) playing from behind for the entire night, leading to their fourth straight loss. “We couldn’t get the court from ...

  • Energized Indians beat Emporia, 63-44

    The paint on the Manhattan High School gym floor might have been one of the toughest places to be in the city on Friday night. “It wasn’t the prettiest game in the world, but Emporia plays that way,” Manhattan head coach Benji George said. “They like to ugly the ...

  • Carr finishes with 17 points as MHS girls down Emporia, 52-27

    Manhattan head coach Scott Mall knew his team was in for a battle on Tuesday. He got it, even if the score doesn’t reflect that. The Indians (14-1, 9-0 Centennial League) beat Emporia (11-5, 7-2 Centennial League), 52-27, on Friday night. “(Defense) really helped us in our win tonight,” ...










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