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  • Jalin and Haleigh Harper share sibling bond, state titles

    For Haleigh Harper, watching her older brother, Jalin Harper, win a 6A state title with the Manhattan wrestling team was one of the most poignant experiences of her life. “It was so emotional to see his hand being raised in the championship, and I was just so excited to see ...

  • Bammes named KWCA assistant coach of the year Barnes

    Shawn Bammes has long been a fixture of Manhattan’s wrestling program, first as a wrestler from 1992-95, then as a coach the past three years. Now he has some hardware to show for it. Bammes was named the assistant coach of the year by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches’ Association. “ ...

  • MHS boys tennis takes second at Junction City Invitational

    Manhattan made the short trip over to Junction City and came out with second place out of five teams on Saturday. The Indians recorded 10 points, while first-place Abilene had 11. Junction City finished third with nine. “Unfortunately, we failed to finish in a couple of matches, which inevitably cost us the ...

  • MHS track and field solid at Kansas Relays

    Running into the wind is challenging. But the Manhattan track and field team embraced the challenge on Saturday at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence. Distance coach Susan Melgares was proud of how Cara Melgares and Clara Mayfield came out fast in the 1600-meter run, which she said takes courage. “If ...

  • MHS baseball splits with Shawnee Heights

    Manhattan and Shawnee Heights each picked up a win in a battle between sixth-ranked teams on Friday. Shawnee Heights — No. 6 in the class 5A rankings — won Game 1, 5-1, while Manhattan (7-3) picked up a 6-3 win in Game 2. Head coach Don Hess was happy with the pitching by his Indians. “ ...

  • MHS boys golf records season-best score at Free State

    Manhattan golf had its best team score by 10 strokes on Thursday. The Indians shot a 320 at the Lawrence Free State Invitational, tying for 10th place in the 24-team tournament. Blue Valley North won the tournament with a team score of 288. Head coach Brad Ficke said his team beat all of ...

  • MHS boys tennis takes second at Salina South Invitational

    Manhattan was just two points away from winning its third-straight tennis meet. The Indians took second on Thursday at the Salina South Invitational with 44 points. Andover won with 46. Head coach Brandon Starkey was pleased with how his doubles teams played and said it was good preparation for the postseason. Carson ...

  • Wrestling, girls’ basketball receive state commendations

    Usually, when a group from Topeka is coming to Manhattan High, it’s for competition. This time, it was to congratulate two teams. Sen. Tom Hawk and Rep. Sydney Carlin gave commendations from the state legislature to the state champion wrestling and girls’ basketball teams on Wednesday. “It was really ...

  • MHS soccer loses second straight Mhssoccer1

    Not much went Manhattan’s way on Wednesday night. The Indians (5-3) lost to Topeka High, 1-0, for their second straight loss. “We just got beat,” head coach Mike Sanchez said. “They were the better team today; that happens.” Each team had two shots on goal, while keeper Emilie Korenek ...

  • Killham signs with Emporia State for football

    Zephry Killham isn’t going far to play football next year. Killham, a safety and standout on special teams, signed with Emporia State on Thursday. “Just basically hearing all these good things about it, and I decided to give it a try, and turns out, I really liked it,” he ...

  • MHS sweeps Highland Park with pair of run-rule wins Mhsbb5

    Manhattan’s commanding 12-2 win over Highland Park in Game 2 didn’t start out that way. The Indians (6-2) trailed 2-0 through the top of the first inning before plating three runs in the bottom of the frame and never looking back. Highland Park (0-8) took its only lead of ...

  • MHS swim and dive wins home meet

    The Manhattan girls swim and dive team didn’t have much time between its meet on Wednesday and Monday’s meet against Emporia and Hays. Turns out, the Indians didn’t need it. Manhattan won the meet, finishing with 296 points, 147 points more than second-place Emporia. Head coach Alex Brown was ...










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