Sports

  • MHS soccer edges Red Demons, 2-1

    For the first time in program history, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team will advance to the quarterfinal round of the playoffs in back-to-back years after winning a regional championship in two overtimes Thursday night at Dodge City, 2-1. The Indians got a goal from Austin French, who headed home ...

  • Indians looking to end on a positive note

    On paper, the Manhattan High football team’s season-ending trip to Washburn Rural doesn’t look like a competitive matchup. The Junior Blues have just two wins on the season, a pair of romps over undermanned Topeka West and Highland Park. Rural has lost matchups against Hayden, Seaman and Junction ...

  • Position shift paying off for MHS’ Daveline Soccer2.phatch

    When Tyler Daveline first moved to defense last season for the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team, he wasn’t sure how it would go. A lifelong soccer player, Daveline had always focused his efforts on offense, but on a senior-laden team loaded with talent at forward and in the midfield, ...

  • Cameron: Royals have history on their side Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Your magic carpet ride is over, Royals fans. It hardly every seemed possible but, yes, you’ve actually reached that spot on the treasure map marked with an X. You’re here, but you’re not alone — and NOW you actually have something to lose. It’s ...

  • Area teams qualify for state cross country

    The Flint Hills region will send four teams and four individuals to their respective cross country state meets this weekend. The Wamego boys’ team will have the opportunity to run at home one last time after advancing as a team with a second-place finish in the team standings at the ...

  • Manhattan High Soccer correction

    A Manhattan High boys’ soccer player was misidentified in Monday’s Mercury. Austin French— not Ben Turnley — was pictured during the Indians’ 5-0 win over Junction City on Monday night. The Mercury regrets the error. ...

  • Cameron: Royals have backs against the wall Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY — The Royals arrived home tired and disappointed in the wee hours Monday morning. After another unpleasant appointment with the eminent surgeon Dr. Madison Bumgarner, they are now down a game in a World Series that will be decided this week at Kauffman Stadium. Bumgarner sliced and diced the ...

  • MHS cross country teams advance to state meet Xcgirls.phatch

    After winning its Class 6A regional at home in Warner Park Saturday afternoon, the Manhattan High boys’ cross country team is one step closer to successfully defending its state title from 2013. The Indians won handily over the other seven schools at the meet, finishing with a team score of 35 and ...

  • Indians drop sub-state final to Washburn Rural

    Looking at the bracket for the Wichita Southeast sub-state, the Manhattan High volleyball team knew it had a tough road against a familiar opponent to get back to state this season. After defeating Washburn Rural last season to put an end to a 19-year streak of state berths, the Junior ...

  • Free State eliminates Indians from playoffs

    The last time the Manhattan High football team lost consecutive district games, this year’s seniors were 11 years old and hadn’t started middle school. That’s the reality for the Indians, which will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2007 and the first time in the Joe Schartz ...

  • Red Raiders clinch district title Wamego2.phatch

    WAMEGO — New district, new results. With the separation of Class 4A into two new districts, Wamego ditched 4A powers Hayden and Holton this season. On Friday, Wamego broke a playoff drought that started in 2007 with a 35-14 win over Smoky Valley, making them the District 6 champions. “I’ve got a ...

  • Riley County rallies to beat Minneapolis

    At Minneapolis, the Falcons overcame a 10-point halftime deficit, scoring in each of the final two quarters to rally past Minneapolis Friday night, 21-17. Riley County got a 37-yard interception return by Dalton Huey, while also scoring on a 37-yard touchdown run by running back Garrett Staten. Trace Nelson scored ...












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