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  • 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 ...

  • Mustangs come up short in title game

    PARK CITY — In most of its games this year, the Rock Creek boys’ basketball team’s height and depth at the forward position has led to a distinct advantage over its opponents. But Holcomb is not your average foe. The Longhorns had every bit as much talent in the post ...

  • Wade leads St. John to third straight state title

    Kansas State signee Dean Wade scored 11 of the last 18 points for St. John on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum, as the Tigers beat Central Plains, 49-44, in the Class 2A championship to win their third straight state title. It was the third time the teams met this season, with St. John ...

  • Central Plains 46, Moundridge 33

    The Central Plains Oilers overcame a poor shooting performance to win their second straight state title by beating Moundridge. Moundridge led early, taking an 11-5 lead into the second quarter, but the Oilers took control in the fourth quarter and put the Wildcats away for good. The Oilers had three ...

  • Olpe 63, Washington Co. 50

    After losing its first game of the season in the semifinals on Friday, Olpe rallied on Saturday to beat Washington County and take third place at Bramlage Coliseum. The Eagles finished the first quarter on a 10-0 run and then charged ahead by 10 points in the third quarter. Washington County ...

  • Meade 60, Valley Falls 51

    Meade senior Bailey Olvera scored 22 points to help the Buffaloes grab third place on Saturday. Along with 17 points from Jaylin Stapleton, Meade overcame its loss to Central Plains on Friday to get past Valley Falls. The Dragons, who lost a close games to Moundridge in the semifinals, were led by ...

  • Wade ready to continue career with Wildcats Dwade1.phatch

    Dean Wade’s high school career came to a close Saturday night in the same place his college career will begin in just a few months. For Wade, it couldn’t be any better. The St. John-product won his third straight Class 2A title — beating Central Plains 49-44 on Saturday — ...










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