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  • Indians come up a game short, fall at Washburn Rural

    At halftime of Tuesday’s Class 6A quarterfinal at Washburn Rural, Manhattan High boys’ soccer coach Frank Alonso felt like his team was in a great position to advance to state for the second time in program history. The game was stuck in a scoreless tie and scoring chances were ...

  • KC celebrates Royals’ World Series title

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The world champion Kansas City Royals basked in the adulation of hundreds of thousands of ecstatic fans in a parade and rally Tuesday that nearly shut down downtown for hours. After driving a 2.3-mile route in a caravan, team owner David Glass, manager Ned Yost and several ...

  • KC reveling in first World Series title since ’85 Royalscolor.mercury

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The jersey that Eric Hosmer wore in the decisive game of the World Series is headed to the Hall of Fame. So is the glove Salvador Perez used, the spikes Lorenzo Cain laced up and the bat that third baseman Mike Moustakas took to the plate. Maybe ...

  • Royals sending items to Hall of Fame

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The Kansas City Royals are World Series champions, and they’re donating several artifacts to the Baseball Hall of Fame for a new exhibit dubbed Autumn Glory. Among items to be placed on display later this month is the jersey worn by first baseman Eric Hosmer on ...

  • Colon steps out of shadows for winning hit

    NEW YORK — With one swing, Christian Colon earned his World Series ring. The Royals backup delivered in his first appearance of this postseason, lining a pinch-hit single that broke a 12th-inning tie and sent Kansas City over the New York Mets 7-2 early Monday in the clinching Game 5. “I played ...

  • Royals rally late, beat Mets to win World Series

    NEW YORK — They worked all season to take one more step in the World Series. Eric Hosmer wouldn’t wait any longer. A daring dash by Hosmer tied the score in the ninth, and those bound-and-determined Kansas City Royals rallied yet again to beat the New York Mets 7-2 in 12 ...

  • Harvey unable to finish job

    NEW YORK — Matt Harvey demanded the ball in the ninth inning of the Mets’ biggest game in years, the biggest start of his career. He got it. And once again in the World Series, Harvey did not get the result he hoped for. This time the Dark Knight had plenty ...

  • Royals complete unlikely redemption story Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pick your own storyline for this World Series championship. Your first option is strictly about baseball. Pitching, hitting, defense and so on. It starts with Royals GM Dayton Moore assembling the perfect team for playoff competition, stacking together the best and deepest bullpen in baseball history, then ...

  • Salvador Perez earns World Series MVP

    NEW YORK — Salvador Perez took foul balls of his mask, collarbone and fingers, and the Kansas City catcher kept on bouncing back, like some indestructible test dummy. No bruise was too painful. No ache was too much to overcome. Not only did he anchor the pitching staff, he hit .364 (8 for 22) ...

  • MHS girls’ cross country wins state

    LAWRENCE — There are many people within the athletic community that look at cross country and see an individual sport. Cross country is like track and field in that a team champion is crowned based on the aggregate achievements of several individual performances. But there’s also a team aspect to ...

  • Indians beat Washburn Rural to cap football season Mhs4.mercury

    Between the cold and rainy weather conditions and the fact both teams were eliminated from the Class 6A playoffs that begin next week, Friday’s matchup between Washburn Rural and the Manhattan High football team was going to come down to which team wanted it more. The Indians answered the ...

  • Indians fall in pool play at state

    Manhattan head coach Lisa Kinderknecht was pleased to see her team playing its best volleyball of the season last week during regional competition. That trend of playing well continued at the Class 6A state tournament in Topeka on Friday, but the Indians couldn’t put enough sets together to advance ...










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