Sports

  • MHS cross country takes third at state meet

    It’s a big deal to finish atop the podium at the state cross country meet, Manhattan head cross country coach Susan Melgares said. The Indians did it twice. Both teams took third place at Saturday’s state meet in Lawrence. Manhattan was the only school to have both teams ...

  • Manhattan rolls over Wichita Southeast, advances to second round of the playoffs

    Manhattan got a glimpse of its future in the first round of the playoffs Friday night. The Indians were leading, 56-6, at halftime, so head coach Joe Schartz put in several of his younger players. The Indians ultimately won, 63-20. “From what I saw, we have a lot of work ...

  • Trapp leads MHS into postseason

    If you looked at Manhattan football’s senior class, you probably wouldn’t guess who came in just a couple years ago. That’s because Ian Trapp has been fully integrated into the team since he was a junior. “Coming in now, I’m just another player on the team, ...

  • Rams’ season ends in blowout loss

    The Blue Valley Randolph football team saw some bright spots Thursday night in Randolph against Frankfort. Senior Trevor Schwerdt racked up 102 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and his backfield partner Bradley Young finished with 42 yards on the ground. The problem for the Rams, though, was that the bright spots were ...

  • Schartz brothers face off as head coaches Friday

    Friday night’s playoff matchup between Manhattan and Wichita Southeast will be a little bit familiar for the teams’ head coaches. Mike Schartz, Wichita Southeast’s head coach and Joe Schartz, who coaches Manhattan will face off for the first time as head coaches. The two coached together at Dodge ...

  • MHS volleyball advances in state tournament

    Manhattan head volleyball coach Lisa Kinderknecht has seen the team play together well all season long. Now it’s paying off as the Indians head into Saturday’s portion of the 6A state tournament. Manhattan beat Garden City, 25-14, 25-19 and lost to Olathe Northwest, 25-21, 25-9. Kinderknecht said the ...

  • Riley County falls to Marysville, 14-0, in defensive battle

    Riley County never stopped fighting Thursday night, but the Falcons lost to Marysville, 14-0, in a battle for the district title and a home playoff game. “We knew that going in. We knew it was going to be tough,” head coach Steve Wagner said. “We were truly proud of our ...

  • MHS boys soccer ends season with 2-0 loss to Washburn Rural

    The Manhattan boys’ soccer team showed its youth Thursday night, falling, 2-0, to Washburn Rural to cap off a 9-7-2 season. “On the night, we were probably second-best, which is hard to take because we’ve been playing really well,” head coach Frank Alonso said. Washburn Rural’s first ...

  • MHS football ready for postseason

    Every week, Manhattan head football coach Joe Schartz says the goal is to go 1-0. That goal is magnified this week, being the first round of the playoffs and all. It’s a new season to Schartz, except this time, it’s win or go home. “I was talking to ...

  • MHS boys soccer beats Wichita Northwest, 4-1, advances to regional final

    Third time’s a charm for the Manhattan boys’ soccer team. The Indians beat Wichita Northwest, 4-1, on Tuesday, a team they had lost to, 4-1, earlier in the season and tied, 0-0, on Oct. 11. Head coach Frank Alonso and assistant coach Michael Lopez changed the game plan about five ...

  • Reid estimates mascot change could cost $318K Capture3

    Changing Manhattan High School’s mascot could cost USD 383 more than $300,000, according to a district official. Eric Reid, USD 383 assistant superintendent, prepared a cost estimate for the possibility of changing the MHS Indians mascot. Reid estimated it could cost the district $318,000 if it adopted a new moniker. The board will ...

  • Rock Creek softball picks up national academic ranking

    Rock Creek softball finished in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Top 10 Academic Team rankings for the 2015–16 school year. It marks the second straight recognition for Rock Creek in its respective category. The rankings recognize the academic prowess of softball teams across seven membership divisions. For this past school year, ...










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