Sports

  • MHS boys basketball suffers first league loss to Highland Park

    Highland Park had an answer for everything Manhattan did Friday night. The Scots beat the Indians, 49-38, in a game that started out as a defensive battle. Highland Park came out on top by one point after a back-and-forth first quarter. The Indians grabbed a three-point lead in the second ...

  • Every MHS player sees the court as Indians shut down Highland Park

    It seemed like a Manhattan girls basketball player’s hand was always on the ball on Friday night. The Indians (6-0, 3-0 Centennial League) dominated Highland Park (0-6, 0-3 Centennial League), 74-30, in a game where every Manhattan player saw the court. Three Indians were in double figures, led by ...

  • OU’s Mixon to enter draft

    NORMAN, Okla. — Joe Mixon, the star Oklahoma running back who was suspended for the 2014 season after punching a woman in the face, will enter the NFL draft. Mixon made the announcement in a statement on his Twitter account Thursday. He thanked Oklahoma’s coaches, administrators, support staff and fans. “I ...

  • Minnesota AD faces pressure after firing coach

    MINNEAPOLIS — At the end of an hours-long meeting with Minnesota President Eric Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle, university Board of Regents Chairman Dean Johnson excused himself from the room for a drink of water and a head-clearing walk down the hall. Coyle was recommending to a group of board ...

  • 2017 Preview: Mascot, funding on tap for 383

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series this week looking at what’s coming in 2017. Here’s a glance at what’s coming for the Manhattan- Ogden school district. It may be a new year, but the Manhattan-Ogden school district will be dealing with many of the ...

  • Riley County girls handle Rock Creek

    After going almost a month without playing at home, Riley County returned to its home gym and used a first half push to beat Mid-East League rival Rock Creek, 52-34. The Falcons (5-1, 2-0) had some trouble getting into their offense at times versus the winless Mustangs (0-6, 0-3) but ...

  • Rock Creek boys smother Riley County

    Careless turnovers and inefficient play on both ends of the court doomed the Riley County boys early, as they fell to Rock Creek, 60-27. Mustangs’ head coach Jim Johnston said his team committed itself to improvement over winter break after early struggles. “I thought defensively we played really well,” Johnston ...

  • Minnesota fires football coach Claeys

    MINNESOTA — First-year University of Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle fired football coach Tracy Claeys and most of the team’s assistants Tuesday while calling for a cultural overhaul in Gophers’ sports. Coyle gave a blistering assessment of the football program, which has been engulfed in turmoil for three weeks, and ...

  • Ekart’s 3-pointer sets up thrilling win for MHS boys basketball

    Tommy Ekart wasn’t nervous as he set up to shoot a 3-pointer from NBA range. Anyone would have understood if he was, though. Manhattan was down by three points, and there were about three seconds left in regulation. But he was on a mission. “Coach preaches in practice, ‘You ...

  • MHS girls basketball overpowers Topeka High

    The first game after winter break can feel like the first game of the season. The Manhattan girls basketball team (5-0, 2-0) didn’t miss a beat. The Indians defeated Topeka High, 69-30, at home on Tuesday night. The 30 points was the fewest the Trojans recorded all season. “We have ...

  • Snyder’s 200th win tops local sports for 2016 Ku6

    As he often does, Bill Snyder stole headlines again in 2016. Snyder’s 200th career win leads The Mercury’s top 10 local sports stories for the past year. The Mercury’s sports staff and editors voted and determined this year’s list. The Wildcats started the season 3-3 before winning six ...

  • MHS’ Martinez enjoys chance to wrestle

    Christina Martinez feels at home on a wrestling mat. “This team kind of just makes me feel like I’m part of the family,” she said. “Kind of like a little sister, even though I’m older than a lot of them.” She prides herself on being tough, and not ...










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