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  • 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. ...

  • MHS wrestling takes third at Nebraska tournament

    Another Manhattan High wrestler notched a personal milestone as the Indians took third place out of 30 teams at the Flatwater Fracas tournament in Grand Island, Nebraska. “We’re right there,” head coach Robert Gonzales said. “We got third place out of 30 teams, and we’re excited about that.” Devin Norris ...

  • MHS boys basketball gets back to winning ways against Junction City

    Manhattan head boys basketball coach Benji George didn’t think Friday night’s game against Junction City could have gone much better. The Indians beat the Blue Jays, 57-30, returned to winning ways at 3-1 and opened Centennial League play with a win ahead of Christmas break. George thought his ...

  • MHS girls basketball opens Centennial League play with win over Junction City

    Friday’s matchup between Manhattan and Junction City had all the trappings of an intense rivalry game. There was aggressive play on both sides and an electric crowd throughout. But the score wasn’t very close. Manhattan (4-0, 1-0, Centennial League) dominated Junction City, 70-30, in a game where three ...

  • Charges dropped against KU’s Bragg

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Authorities have dismissed a battery charge against Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. and charged the woman who accused him of shoving her. The Douglas County district attorney’s office said Wednesday the charge was dismissed after law enforcement reviewed surveillance video showing a woman repeatedly striking a man ...

  • MHS’ Henry signs with Allen Community College

    Manhattan High’s Chelsey Henry couldn’t stop smiling Thursday afternoon. The senior outfielder/right-handed pitcher signed with Allen Community College. “I am so excited because I get to do what I love for a couple more years,” Henry said. She liked Allen because of its small family atmosphere as ...

  • MHS swim and dive takes second at home meet

    Second place was a tough pill to swallow for the Manhattan swim and dive team on Wednesday night. The Indians led Salina South by two points heading into the final event of the five-team meet, the 400 freestyle relay. But the Manhattan team of Wyatt Baulman, Nate Clark, Egan Dritz and ...

  • Hanover boys basketball runs away from Blue Valley

    Hanover seemed to outrun the Blue Valley boys basketball team on Tuesday night. The Wildcats were quick to the ball on both sides of the court, stealing it away from the Rams and pouring in fast-break points. They ultimately won, 82-36. Hanover grabbed a double-digit lead over the Rams in ...

  • Blue Valley girls basketball falls to Hanover

    Blue Valley Randolph girls basketball coach Matt Schreiber believes there are lessons to be learned anytime a team plays. “We’re still working on putting four quarters of ball together,” he said. “You see glimpses here and there. I told the girls tonight that we probably played one quarter of ...

  • MHS’ Carr verbally commits to K-State

    Christianna Carr found a home this year on Manhattan High’s girls basketball team. Now she gets to stay in town for a few more years. The junior guard picked Kansas State on Sunday over Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State and South Carolina. “At first, I was like, ‘What is K-State?’” ...

  • MHS’ Trapp, Schartz earn top honors Joeschartz

    It’s not just about football to Manhattan head coach Joe Schartz. The Mercury’s 2016 All-Flint Hills coach of the year may have guided the Indians to an undefeated regular season, but he wants to make sure his team is developing off the field, too. “We had a fantastic group ...

  • Kansas’ Bragg charged with misdemeanor battery

    LAWRENCE — Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. was suspended indefinitely Friday after he was accused of pushing his girlfriend down a flight of stairs and charged with one count of battery. The 20-year-old sophomore was taken into custody shortly after midnight, according to the district attorney’s office in Douglass County. ...










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