Sports

  • 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 ...

  • Hill, Kelce lead Chiefs past Broncos

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs needed another playmaker besides rookie sensation Tyreek Hill to invigorate an ever-growing offense during their AFC playoff push. Tight end Travis Kelce was more than happy to oblige on a rainy Christmas night against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium. A week after ...

  • Wamego boys take down Clay Center, 68-53

    Wamego head boys basketball coach Troy Hemphill thinks the best is yet to come for his team. But Tuesday night’s product was pretty good, too. Three Red Raiders (5-0) finished in double figures as Wamego beat Clay Center, 68-53. Wamego led by as much as 22 during the game, but ...

  • Hemphill sees room for improvement despite Red Raiders’ win

    Wamego head boys basketball coach Troy Hemphill thinks the best is yet to come for his team. But Tuesday night’s product was pretty good, too. Three Red Raiders (5-0) finished in double figures as Wamego beat Clay Center, 68-53. Wamego led by as much as 22 during the game, but ...

  • Wamego girls basketball overpowered by Clay Center’s size, defense

    Wamego head girls basketball coach Kevin Kinderknecht thought Clay Center was going to be a tough challenge for his team — the Tigers are the defending 4A, Division II state champions for a reason, after all. He was right. The Red Raiders (1-4) lost to Clay Center, 49-31, on Tuesday night. ...










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