Sports

  • Indians swim to 4th-place finish at Manhattan Invitational Bussman 200medley.phatch

    After back-to-back meets on back-to-back days, Manhattan head swimming and diving coach Jerry Carpenter and his team were exhausted by the end of Friday night’s Manhattan Invitational at the KSU Natatorium. Following a sixth-place finish on Thursday in Emporia, the Indians finished fourth at their home invitational, finishing a ...

  • Wamego’s Page, Indians’ Mall take girls’ top honors Lpage.phatch

    While this season’s Flint Hills area girls’ basketball teams didn’t find as much success in the win/loss column as the unprecedented year before, the area still featured tons of talent and the drive to win despite a tougher road. This year’s All-Flint Hills player and coach ...

  • MHS’ McAtee, Mustangs’ Johnston headline boys’ picks

    Two boys’ basketball programs in the All-Flint Hills region put together outstanding seasons in 2014-15, so it’s fitting that each of them will come away from banner years with major awards. Pierson McAtee of Manhattan High captured the Mercury’s All-Flint Hills player of the year award, while Rock ...

  • Indians open season with easy 7-0 win over Topeka 5.phatch

    The Manhattan High School girls’ soccer team started out the season in dominating fashion Thursday night at Bishop Stadium. The Indians blew out Topeka High, 7-0. “We’re young so there were some first-game jitters,” Manhattan head coach Mike Sanchez said. “But it looks like they got them out pretty ...

  • MHS girls 1st, boys 2nd in track opener

    With plenty of youth to go around on both his girls’ and boys’ track and field teams, Manhattan High track coach Jesse Woodard was prepared to get back to the basics in Thursday’s season opener at the Topeka West Mid-Winter Relays. Despite having plenty of newcomers racing in their ...

  • Manhattan opens season at Emporia

    The Manhattan High swimming and diving team got its season started at Thursday’s Emporia Invitational, taking sixth among eight teams. Lawrence Free State ran away with the team race, scoring 604 points to win by 210 points over second-place Andover. The Indians took sixth, narrowly finishing behind fifth-place Garden City, which ...

  • Young track squads ready for opener

    A year after taking second place in the team standings at the Class 6A state track and field meet, the Manhattan High boys’ track team will feature a much younger squad in 2015. Out of the nine gold medals they brought home from state a year ago, only two of the ...

  • MHS swimmers ready for Thursday’s opener B1.42214.mhsswim.scipio.phatch

    Behind a quartet of all-Centennial League athletes and quality depth up and down the roster, the Manhattan High girls’ swimming team took ninth place at state and won the league title last season. If the Indians hopes to repeat their success, they’ll have to do it with a host ...

  • Indians to count on youth this season Mollyfiser.phatch

    In each of the last two seasons, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team has been able to lean on a talented and large group of seniors to provide leadership to its young players. After a pair of early departures from an already-small senior class, this year’s team will count ...

  • Pfeifer, Escobar win main events of MMA showcase Fight9.phatch

    With a change of pace, Josh Pfeifer entered the ring at VFC Fight Night Little Apple to the tune of Pharrell’s “Happy,” inside the Hilton Garden Inn and Convention Center. Pfeifer, who trains at Manhattan’s Combative Sports Center, wanted to get the crowd on its feet for the ...

  • Manhattan to host its first MMA event Friday

    The Little Apple is set to host its first-ever mixed martial arts event on Friday when the Victory Fighting Championship comes to town. VFC Fight Night Little Apple will be held in Manhattan’s Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center with doors set to open at 6:30 p.m. and fights starting ...

  • George named league coach of the year

    After guiding Manhattan High to its first Centennial League title, first-year coach Benji George was named the league’s coach of the year on Tuesday. George was joined by Shawnee Heights’ Tez Scroggins, who was voted player of year, in taking the Centennial League’s top honors, while Hayden’s ...










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