Sports

  • MHS boys’ comeback falls short against Lawrence in state quarterfinal

    To Manhattan head coach Benji George, Wednesday’s state quarterfinal came down to one thing: free throws. The Indians, who shot 71 percent from the charity stripe all year, were 10-of-21 in Wednesday’s 51-44 overtime loss to Lawrence. “To blame a loss on any one person or moment in time ...

  • Mascot panel to meet for 1st time

    The Manhattan High School mascot committee will meet for the first time at the end of the month. The group will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. March 29 at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave., said Marvin Wade, Manhattan-Ogden superintendent and the chair of the committee. The school board created the group ...

  • MHS girls relaxed heading into state tourney

    Manhattan head girls basketball coach Scott Mall knows there are only good teams from here on out. He wants his team, which holds a No. 2 seed at 21-1, to be relaxed and composed as it heads into the first round of the state tournament, facing No. 7 seed Olathe Northwest (15-7) ...

  • W. Virginia tops Baylor for Big 12 women’s title

    Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — West Virginia entered the Big 12 women’s tournament on the bubble for an NCAA bid. It left it with an automatic berth. Tynice Martin scored 32 points, helping the Mountaineers beat No. 2 Baylor 77-66 in the Big 12 final on Monday night. West Virginia last won a conference ...

  • Kansas wins another title, sweeps Big 12 AP awards

    Associated Press For only the second time while winning 13 consecutive Big 12 titles, the Kansas Jayhawks have both The Associated Press conference player and coach of the year in the same season. Kansas senior guard Frank Mason III, the league’s leading scorer at 20.5 points a game, was the unanimous pick ...

  • MHS boys excited for trip back to state tourney

    The excitement hasn’t worn off for the Manhattan boys basketball team about three days after its thrilling 47-45 sub-state championship victory over Washburn Rural. The No. 2-seeded Indians (18-4) are in the state tournament for the first time since 2010, and will face No. 7 seed Lawrence at 3 p.m. on ...

  • Rock Creek gears up for state tournament game with Hayden

    The five seniors on Rock Creek’s boys basketball team will close out their high school careers in the same way they have closed out each season — in the state tournament. The Mustangs (18-4) have made appearances in the past four 4A state tournaments and five out of the last ...

  • Riley County prepares for undefeated Hugoton

    Even though many players on the Riley County girls basketball team have grown up around state-tournament teams, only one Falcon — senior Bethany Crubel — has ever played at state. Riley County will make its 13th state tournament appearance and first since 2014 on Wednesday. The No. 8-seed Falcons (15-8) will take on ...

  • MHS girls punch ticket to state

    The stakes keep getting higher for the Manhattan girls basketball team, but the result has been largely the same for the Indians. Manhattan (21-1, 13-0 Centennial League) beat Lawrence Free State (17-5), 62-43, in the sub-state final. “Our girls really came out to play,” head coach Scott Mall said. “They ...

  • MHS’ Martinie signs with Texas A&M Corpus Christi

    Karmen Martinie has never been to the beach. Now, she’s going to play college soccer near one. The Manhattan High School center back signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Friday. She is the first Manhattan athlete to play a ...

  • MHS beats Washburn Rural, 47-45, to advance to the state tourney Mhsbb1

    Trevor Hudgins couldn’t stop smiling. The senior point guard clutched the Kansas-shaped plaque, still grinning minutes after he hit two of the free throws that punched Manhattan’s ticket to the state tournament for the first time since 2008. The Indians beat Washburn Rural, 47-45, in the sub-state championship game ...

  • MHS girls trounce Wichita Southeast, 73-36, to reach sub-state final

    Manhattan head girls basketball coach Scott Mall wondered how his team play against Wichita Southeast, especially at first. The Indians had already beaten the Golden Buffaloes once, 83-37, in the first round of the McPherson Invitational Tournament. Turns out he didn’t need to worry. Manhattan (20-1, 13-0 Centennial League) ...










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