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  • MHS bowling teams finish third in regular season home finale

    Manhattan bowling head coach Robert Regan doesn’t want his team to focus on the scores during tournaments. “If you perfect the motion on every shot, the score will take care of itself,” he said. “It’s just like baseball. People who try to hit home runs can’t hit ...

  • MHS wrestling wins Centennial League tournament

    Everyone brought home hardware for Manhattan High wrestling. The Indians won Saturday’s Centennial League tournament at Topeka High with 227.5 points, beating second-place Shawnee Heights and Washburn Rural by 70.5 points. Head coach Robert Gonzales was named coach of the year, and senior Mason Wallace (145) was named league wrestler of the ...

  • MHS swim and dive takes third at Manhattan Invitational

    Emotions were running high at Ahearn Natatorium for Manhattan’s swim team. For many of the Indians, Saturday’s meet marked the end of the season. “Almost all of our seniors, except for three of them, it’s the last meet they’ll swim in,” head coach Alex Brown said. “ ...

  • Vogts secures season-best outing as Rock Creek routs Riley County

    Martin Vogts is not one for the spotlight — at least if his postgame comments are any indication. “I attribute it all to my teammates,” the Rock Creek junior guard said. But if there was any game for Vogts to indulge after, it was his team’s win Friday night. The ...

  • Big third quarter helps MHS past Hayden

    The third time was the charm for Manhattan boys’ basketball on Friday night. The Indians (10-3, 6-1 Centennial League) took the lead over Hayden in the first half, but it dissipated. Then they battled back and forth in the third quarter before securing it for good, thanks to a 13-2 ...

  • MHS girls win defensive battle over Hayden, 39-23

    It didn’t always feel like a double-digit victory over Hayden for Manhattan’s girls basketball team on Friday night. Both teams had a hard time scoring for minutes on end, but Indians’ coach Scott Mall was happy with the outcome. Manhattan (11-1, 6-0 Centennial League) beat Hayden (3-10, 1-6 ...

  • Former MHS soccer player earns college letter

    Former MHS soccer player Ben Turnley has been honored for his contributions to the Central College men’s soccer team this fall. The 5-foot-8 sophomore midfielder picked up his first varsity letter for the Dutch and appeared in 18 games, recording six shots, including two shots on goal, one assist and ...

  • MHS’ Scott signs with Highland Community College

    Kicking has always suited Andrew Scott. The Manhattan senior knows it’s sometimes overlooked, but he developed a passion for the position from years of practice and family support. “It takes hard work when nobody knows that you train when nobody else trains,” Scott said. “It’s great because you’ ...

  • Rock Creek boys breeze to 10th straight win

    After an intense, close win over rival Wamego last Friday, Rock Creek head coach Jim Johnston feared his team’s focus may suffer when the Mustangs hosted Centralia Tuesday night. His worries ended up being unfounded as Rock Creek won its 10th straight game with ease, 73-52. Both teams were ...

  • ‘Complacent’ play ends Rock Creek girls’ win streak

    The Rock Creek girls three-game win streak was broken Tuesday night as Centralia’s height wreaked havoc as the Mustangs fell, 58-24. For Rock Creek head coach Adam Plummer, it was the mentality of the Mustangs (3-11, 0-6), not the Panthers’ (13-1, 11-1) length, that set them up for failure. “ ...

  • Marysville pulls away from Riley County boys in fourth quarter

    Judging solely by each coach’s comments after the game Tuesday night, it would have been fair to predict a Riley County win over Marysville. After all, Falcons coach Dave Bisnette said he was proud of how hard his team played, and Bulldogs skipper Scott Brown said the game was “ ...

  • Third quarter dooms Riley County girls in 53-45 loss to Marysville

    The Riley County girls were everywhere in the second quarter Tuesday night. They flew across the court, intercepted Marysville passes and raced the other way with them, laying easy baskets into the hoop. That’s how the Falcons turned a six-point deficit after the first frame into a five-point advantage ...










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