NEW YORK — With one swing, Christian Colon earned his World Series ring.
Those bound-and-determined Kansas City Royals rallied yet again to beat the New York Mets 7-2 in 12 innings early Monday for their first championship since 1985.
NEW YORK — Matt Harvey demanded the ball in the ninth inning of the Mets’ biggest game in years, the biggest start of his career.
No question, this was a spectacularly good baseball team. You cannot go 22-9 over two postseasons and make back-to-back World Series appearances by accident.
NEW YORK — Salvador Perez took foul balls of his mask, collarbone and fingers, and the Kansas City catcher kept on bouncing back, like some indestructible test dummy.
Manhattan managed to defeat Lawrence Free State after a tiebreaker — each team’s sixth runner’s place — ruled in their favor. Essentially, Cristina Martinez’s 35th-place finish, which didn’t factor into Manhattan’s team score of 72, brought home the title, a feat not done at Manhattan since 1979.
Between the cold and rainy weather conditions and the fact both teams were eliminated from the Class 6A playoffs that begin next week, Friday’s matchup between Washburn Rural and the Manhattan High football team was going to come down to which team wanted it more.
Manhattan head coach Lisa Kinderknecht was pleased to see her team playing its best volleyball of the season last week during regional competition.
The Manhattan High football team ended its season on a high note with a 28-8 win over Washburn Rural Friday night at Bishop Stadium.
After scoring a goal 10 minutes into its regional final match against Hutchinson Thursday night, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team expected to open the floodgates and win comfortably.
With three teams heading to state and a fourth still with a chance to get to state, the Manhattan High athletic department has a lot on the line in the coming days.
At Frankfort, with both teams out of playoff contention, Frankfort ended the season on a high note with a 68-6 win over Blue Valley-Randolph.
At Centralia, in a winner-makes-the-playoffs scenario, Centralia took the prize by beating Rock Creek, 32-18, on Thursday night.
At Marysville, Riley County couldn’t keep up in the second half as Marysville punched its ticket to the playoffs and ended the Falcons’ season.
At Blue Rapids, Jackson Heights ended Valley Heights’ season on Thursday in a 24-6 win.
For the second consecutive year, the Manhattan High football team will end its season playing against Washburn Rural with just pride on the line after being eliminated from playoff contention in Week 8.
Kirkland Lambert freely admits that scoring goals in soccer is fun. But as the third-seeded Manhattan High boys’ soccer team prepares for tonight’s Class 6A regional final against Hutchinson at Bishop Stadium, Lambert has learned a new lesson.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — So far it’s been golden. Two games, two wins. But now the World Series moves to New York, and an entirely new phase.
As a No. 3 seed in the Class 6A playoffs hosting a No. 14 seed, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team was supposed to make quick work of the visiting Derby Panthers on Tuesday night at Bishop Stadium.
The Big Apple is no place to hide if you’re trying to keep a low profile. And yet the Mets managed to remain anonymous for a spectacularly long time during the 2015 baseball season.
The Firebirds would go on to score 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter amidst three untimely Manhattan turnovers to turn the game around and win 31-14 while dashing the Tribe’s playoff hopes.
RILEY — When the momentum quickly shifted the other direction, Riley County might have been experiencing a slight case of déjà vu on Friday against Minneapolis.
After missing the Class 6A state tournament last season, the Manhattan High volleyball team is heading back to Topeka.
In preparing for Saturday’s Class 6A regional cross country meet in Junction City this week, Manhattan High head coach Susan Melgares said her Indians didn’t necessarily need to be at their best to advance to next week’s state meet.
At Lindsborg, Wamego trailed at halftime by two but took the lead in the third quarter and shut out the Vikings in the second half to come up with a key district win, 18-14, and clinch a Class 4A-Div. II playoff berth.
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