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  • Area Schools | October 04, 2014

    Pike Valley 58, Blue Vlley 20

    At Pike Valley, the Blue Valley Rams were denied their first win of the season in a district contest on Friday, losing to Pike Valley, 58-20.

  • Manhattan High School | October 04, 2014

    Indians finish 1st, 2nd at Junction City Invitational

    The Manhattan High cross country team returned to its usual level of competition and finished first in the boys’ varsity race and second in the girls’ varsity race at the Junction City Invitational Saturday afternoon.

  • Manhattan High School | October 03, 2014

    Manhattan routs Chargers, 42-7

    TOPEKA — The Manhattan High football team had no trouble taking care of business against Topeka West Friday night at Hummer Sports Park, routing the Chargers 42-7 in a game that was never close.

  • Manhattan High School | October 03, 2014

    Indians rally to beat Emporia, 2-1

    Manhattan managed to ramp up the intensity in the second half, getting a goal in the 56th minute by Kirkland Lambert from John Lynch that tied the game. It was all Indians from there.

  • Manhattan High School | October 03, 2014

    Offensive line leading the charge for Indians

    Year in and year out, when it comes to Manhattan High football, one thing is constant when it comes to the offensive line.

  • Manhattan High School | October 03, 2014

    MHS takes 2nd at Hutch Invite

    The Manhattan High girls’ golf team took second place at the 17-team Hutchinson Invitational at Carey Park, shooting a 336 to finish one stroke behind Maize South.

  • Manhattan High School | October 02, 2014

    Indians hit the road for Topeka West

    After two straight weeks facing the Wing-T, the Manhattan High football team will face a new challenge this week against Topeka West.

  • Columns |General Activities | October 02, 2014

    Cameron: Royals won wild playoff game in spite of Yost

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    You know by now that the Royals rallied — implausibly, almost impossibly — to beat the Oakland A’s 9-8 in the 12th inning of an American League wild card playoff that lived up to its name.

  • Manhattan High School | October 01, 2014

    MHS drops rare match to Titans

    Last year, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team beat Wichita South twice in the season, outscoring the Titans 19-0 in total. Tuesday night’s game went much differently.

  • Manhattan High School | September 30, 2014

    Indians take 3rd at league golf meet

    The Manhattan High girls’ golf team took third place at the Centennial League tournament Monday at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Topeka, finishing behind Washburn Rural and Hayden.

  • Area Schools | September 30, 2014

    Wamego runs at Rim Rock

    The Wamego cross country teams competed at the Rim Rock Classic on Saturday, with the girls’ team taking sixth place (302 points) among 37 teams in the blue race.

  • Area Schools | September 30, 2014

    EMS volleyball loses first match

    The Eisenhower Middle School seventh-grade girls’ volleyball team suffered its first defeat of the season against Shawnee Heights.

  • Area Schools | September 30, 2014

    AMS/EMS host cross country meet

    Both Manhattan middle schools co-hosted the Manhattan Middle School Invitational cross country meet at Anneberg Park last week, with more than 350 athletes participating.

  • Area Schools | September 30, 2014

    Anthony volleyball competes at quad

    The eighth-grade Anthony Middle School volleyball team competed in a quadrangular meet on Thursday.

  • Manhattan High School | September 28, 2014

    Indians crush Highland Park, 54-0


    The Manhattan High football team scored early and often against Highland Park on Friday night at Bishop Stadium, running out to a quick lead in the first quarter and going on to rout the Scots, 54-0.

  • Area Schools | September 28, 2014

    Rossville beats Riley County

    At Riley, the Riley County Falcons looked to be in good shape at halftime on Friday night, trailing No. 2-ranked Rossville 28-21.

  • Area Schools | September 28, 2014

    Hanover 50, BV-Randolph 0

    At Hanover, playing the top-ranked team in 8-man Division-I, the Blue Valley Rams were no match for Hanover on Friday, losing 50-0.

  • Area Schools | September 28, 2014

    Frankfort 58, V. Christian 12

    At Lawrence, Jake Rose scored seven total touchdowns as he led Frankfort to a 58-12 win over Veritas Christian.

  • Area Schools | September 28, 2014

    Washington County 49, Valley Heights 18

    At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights couldn’t keep up with Washington County on Friday, losing to Washington County, 49-18.

  • Manhattan High School | September 28, 2014

    Indians run hard at Rim Rock

    The boys’ team entered the race as defending champions and took 11th place in the Gold division, while the girls’ ran in a new division — Platinum.

  • Manhattan High School | September 28, 2014

    MHS boys soccer whips Great Bend

    The Manhattan High boys’ soccer team’s offense was red hot for about five minutes in Saturday’s win 5-1 over Great Bend at Bishop Stadium.

  • Manhattan High School | September 28, 2014

    MHS volleyball takes 4th at Seaman

    The Manhattan High volleyball team traveled to Topeka Saturday for the Seaman Invitational, taking fourth place after a 4-0 run through its pool.

  • Area Schools | September 28, 2014

    Mustangs pound Wabaunsee, 35-8

    Rockcreek grouptackle.phatch

    The Mustangs (1-3) managed to score 35 points in the first half on just 15 plays, but coach Mike Beam said they took control from the start with big plays.

  • Manhattan High School | September 26, 2014

    Manhattan routs Scots, 54-0

    The Manhattan High football team scored early and often against Highland Park on Friday night at Bishop Stadium, running out to a quick lead in the first quarter and going on to rout the Scots, 54-0.

  • Manhattan High School | September 26, 2014

    Manhattan youths to play at First Tee Open

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    Two seniors at Manhattan High earned the rare opportunity to play in the 11th-annual First Tee Open in Pebble Beach, Calif., this weekend, televised internationally on the Golf Channel.

    The event pairs each of the 81 junior participants with a professional golfer on the PGA’s Champions Tour. Pierson McAtee and Drew Casper, both three-year starters on the Manhattan boys’ golf team as well as eight-year veterans of The First Tee of Manhattan, began play at the event this morning, with a second round to be played Saturday at Pebble Beach.

    After a round of cuts, the top 23 teams will advance to Sunday’s final round.

    Casper was paired with Bob Gilder, while McAtee matched up with Davis Love III.

    Both seniors expressed excitement over the opportunity, which came only after a long application process that judged not only golfing ability, but leadership and life skills learned through The First Tee.

    “What made me interested was the opportunity to play at Pebble Beach and Poppy Hills, two of the best courses in the country,” Casper said.

    “So that got me really excited. And the chance to play with pros in an actual tournament is a big deal, so every bit of it sounded great from the start.”

    McAtee agreed.

    “The opportunity to play at Pebble Beach wasn’t one I could turn down,” he said. “And playing on the Golf Channel this weekend, it might be a little nerve-racking, but we’re prepared and I think we’ll do our best and have fun.”

    McAtee said the application process is similar to applying for colleges, something he’s doing more of these days. The pair from Manhattan were selected from more than 150 applicants.

    “You have to have a certain handicap, but that’s just a snippet of the process,” he said. “We had an interview, we made a resume, we listed all our extra-curricular activities, though that’s all stuff we’re doing when applying for colleges, so that was another plus.”

    Both Casper and McAtee have had the chance to play pristine, professional courses through The First Tee, but have never had an opportunity like this.

    “I’ve been to a couple of nice courses through the First Tee, in North Carolina and South Carolina, but I’ve never gotten to play with a pro, and I’ve never had an opportunity quite like this,” Casper said. “So I’m very lucky — it’s a great opportunity.”

    Both seniors left for Pebble Beach early this week and met their professional teammates at a pairings dinner Wednesday night.

    “I’m playing with Bob Gilder, he’s from Oregon and he played on the PGA Tour for quite a few years,” Casper said. “He’s on the Champions Tour now. He’s had 24 PGA Tour wins and he’s a really nice guy.

    “He told me a lot about playing out there. He’s played there every year of this tournament. He was great to talk to and has a ton of knowledge about golf.”

    McAtee said his teammate was just as friendly.

    “He’s a great guy,” he said. “I’m looking forward to playing with him.”

    This is the first time the Manhattan chapter of The First Tee has ever sent someone to the event. Casper and McAtee represent two of the three Eagle-certified members to ever come through the program, in addition to Hannah Devane, who graduated from Manhattan last spring.

    “Our chapter could not be any more proud of Drew and Pierson,” said Bernie Haney, executive director of The First Tee of Manhattan. “This is the final event of each of these young men’s eight years as part of our organization, and so what a remarkable way to cap off outstanding careers within The First Tee.”

    Haney, along with program director Susan Lowman, also made the trip to California for the event, serving as chaperones.

    Lowman said the program is fortunate to have such great leaders in Casper and McAtee.

    “From the beginning, they’ve had to be involved by mentoring other younger students and learning how to be a leader or a coach,” she said.

    “All through the summer, they were coaches with our First Tee program. It was a lot of commitment to come out to the golf course and not just play, but learn life skills and leadership through the program and all the things the First Tee is all about.”

    McAtee and Casper both took time to thank both the sponsors of the event, and the people who helped get them there.

    “We’d like to thank Nature Valley and the First Tee for this incredible opportunity,” McAtee said. “Also Bernie Haney and Susan Lowman, our chaperones, they’ve been incredible in this whole process and in our last eight years in the program.”


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