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  • MHS tennis finishes 3rd at home meet Mhstennis.phatch

    After a pair of victories this month for the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team, Tuesday’s home quad offered head coach Joyce Allen the chance to get some different varsity players experience against other schools’ top competition. The result was a third-place finish for the Indians as a team, winning ...

  • Manhattan girls finish 2nd at Great Bend Invitational

    The Manhattan High track and field teams traveled to Great Bend on Tuesday for a midweek meet against schools from the western half of the state, with the girls’ taking second place and the boys’ team in third. The girls’ team finished in second behind Dodge City, which won with 147 ...

  • Rock Creek JV splits with Abilene

    The Rock Creek junior varsity softball team jumped out to an early lead on Abilene and captured a 13-0 victory on Thursday on the road. The Mustangs later lost the second game, 4-3. Seven runs in the first three innings allowed Rock Creek to put Game 1 away early. A two-run ...

  • Walter and Erin Barr conquer Alaska Overallcolor.phatch

    Walter Barr had every reason to like Alaska. After all, the Manhattan native had finished in the top three numerous times at the Alaska Bodybuilding Fitness and Figure Pro-Am Championships in Anchorage. But something was always missing — that elusive first-place title. In fact, despite Barr’s many accolades since becoming ...

  • MHS girls win at Topeka Relays

    Friday’s trip to the Topeka Relays marked the first big meet of the year for the Manhattan High track and field teams. Facing some of the toughest competition they’ve seen so far, the Indians fared well, with the girls’ team taking first and the boys taking second. Manhattan ...

  • MHS softball drops two vs. T-Birds

    The Manhattan High softball team traveled to Topeka and lost a pair of games to Shawnee Heights on Friday afternoon, dropping Game 1, 5-1, before losing the second game, 9-2. In the opening game, Manhattan stayed within arm’s reach by allowing only single runs to the T-Birds in the first, ...

  • Indians compete at Olathe Invite

    Manhattan swimming and diving coach Jerry Carpenter knows the Olathe Invitational is one of the deepest meets his team will see all season. With many of the Kansas City-metro area’s top teams in attendance and only the top 12 finishers in each race earning team points, the competition was fierce. ...

  • Shawnee Heights sweeps Indians 5.phatch

    There’s no doubt Manhattan High baseball head coach Don Hess was happy with the way his team started both games in Friday night’s doubleheader with Shawnee Heights at the Eisenhower Baseball Complex. It was the finishes that bothered him. The Indians were swept, with the Thunderbirds winning the ...

  • Washburn Rural defeats MHS soccer, 2-0

    Outside of a 10-minute stretch toward the end of the first half, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team played an even match against Washburn Rural in Topeka on Thursday. But the Junior Blues capitalized on a pair of Manhattan mistakes before halftime to score a pair of goals, which proved ...

  • Indians 2nd at Wamego

    Playing in the Washburn Rural Invitational at the Wamego Country Club on Thursday, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team finished tied for second place along with Lenexa’s St. James Academy. The already-difficult course in Wamego was made tougher Thursday by blustery winds that inflated most players’ scores. Manhattan head ...

  • Wrestler with local ties survives blood clot

    Chris Watson — the grandson of Manhattan’s Jack and Pearl Watson — has a lot to celebrate these days. The Central Oklahoma wrestler not only capped a perfect 42-0 season with an NCAA Division II national title at 165 pounds — earning him Wrestler of the Year honors — but he also survived a ...

  • Rock Creek sweeps Abilene

    The Rock Creek softball team fended off Abilene’s late push and held on to win the first game of a doubleheader, 7-6, on Tuesday. The Mustangs would later coast to an 11-5 win in Game 2. Abilene wasn’t able to overcome the big hole it dug itself into in ...










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