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  • Riley County boys basketball falls to Valley Heights in season opener

    If you left after the first quarter of Riley County’s game against Valley Heights, you probably wouldn’t have envisioned the end result. Valley Heights beat Riley County, 53-40, after a game that was tightly contested for much of the first half. “We have to do a better job ...

  • Indians beat Hays to head to championship

    The Indians shook off another slow start to move past Hays, 67-34, on Friday night. Head coach Scott Mall was pleased with how his team played defensively. “(We) got ignited late in the first quarter,” Mall said. “A lot of it was defensively. We got aggressive on the defensive end.” ...

  • MHS boys basketball beats Garden City with strong defense

    The Manhattan boys basketball team took another step Friday night, beating Garden City, 60-42, in the second game of the Hays Shootout. The Indians move to 2-0 on the season. Head coach Benji George was pleased with the Manhattan’s defense against a potent offense like Garden City’s. The ...

  • MHS wrestling falls to Washburn Rural in season opner

    Manhattan head wrestling coach Robert Gonzales isn’t making any excuses for his team. Manhattan had to forfeit in the 220-pound weight class and fell to Washburn Rural, 36-35. “We won seven of 14 bouts against a good Washburn Rural wrestling team,” Gonzales said. “We needed some bonus points and lost ...

  • MHS girls basketball overcomes slow start to win season opener

    It took about a quarter, but the Manhattan girls basketball team’s defense shut down Great Bend, and the Indians won, 62-38, in the opening game of the Hays Shoot Out. The score was locked at 14 at the end of the first frame, but head coach Scott Mall said offensive ...

  • MHS boys basketball wins season opener against Great Bend

    The first game of the season is bound to cause some jitters, but the Manhattan boys basketball team overcame that to beat Great Bend, 65-50, in the opening game of the Hays Shoot Out on Thursday. “The first game is hard,” head coach Benji George said. “I thought they handled ...

  • Divided public keeps it civil at forum on mascot Mhsforum1

    In a civil but divisive discussion, the Manhattan-Ogden community voiced opinions on the use of Native American imagery as Manhattan High School’s mascot. Several people shared their thoughts with the Manhattan-Ogden school board on the possibility of changing the MHS mascot during a five-and-a-half-hour public forum at the school’ ...

  • MHS is a fine school regardless of its mascot

    To the Editor: Wednesday night I attended what I called a forum on the issue of the Manhattan High School mascot. It was well done, informative and orderly. I commend the students and the parents who presented. They spoke well, made sound arguments and reflected favorably upon the high school ...

  • A mascot isn’t the best way to honor Prentup

    To the Editor: What’s in a name? Quite a lot, actually. Even kindergartners learn to recognize names in order to honor the legacies of American icons. I should know —I was tasked with teaching them to recognize the names of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. ...

  • MHS boys swim and dive opens season with fourth-place finish

    The Manhattan High boys swim and dive team started its season off with a splash on Wednesday. The Indians took fourth place out of 11 teams at the Topeka West Invitational. They tied Lansing with 262 points. Seaman won the meet with 447 points. Head coach Alex Brown said several swimmers posted personal ...

  • Indians look to build on last year’s success

    For the Manhattan boys basketball team, this year is about leaving a legacy. “We’ve had two years back-to-back where we’ve had the second-winningest two-year period in school history, and if we can stretch that into a third season, then our seniors are leaving as some of the winningest ...

  • MHS girls add depth for 2016-17 season

    It’s almost the same group of players on the Manhattan girls basketball team, but it’s a completely different situation. Last year’s team came into the season relatively inexperienced but played to a 14-8 record and a second-place finish at the sub-state tournament. “Considering what we graduated, we ...










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