Sports

  • 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. ...

  • Picou picks up 100th career win as MHS wrestling sweeps meet

    Manhattan’s Eldon Picou was happy to pick up his 100th career win Saturday, but he didn’t dwell on it. In fact, he picked up No. 101 a couple hours later. “To me, it’s just kind of a step in a long journey,” the 285-pound senior said. “We have ...

  • Riley County battles to 56-54 win over Silver Lake

    Watching Riley County’s girls basketball team face Silver Lake on Friday night was a lot like riding a roller coaster. There were ups and downs, sometimes at breakneck speeds. But when it was all said and done, Riley County (3-0) came out on top, beating Silver Lake, 56-54. Neither ...

  • Blain, Nordberg light up scoreboard for Wamego’s win over Jeff West

    Dillon Blain didn’t have the best start to Friday night’s game against Jefferson West. Several of his first few shots rimmed out, and his Wamego team trailed after the first frame, losing the ball for a few turnovers. But it didn’t worry Wamego head coach Troy Hemphill. ...

  • Big second quarter lifts Jefferson West to win over Wamego

    Aside from the second quarter Friday night, Wamego and Jefferson West played fairly evenly. The first period ended in a 12-12 tie, and Jefferson West only outscored the Red Raiders in the final two quarters by a combined three points. But it was the second quarter that doomed Wamego. Jefferson ...

  • Despite strong first half, Riley County falls, 60-39, to Silver Lake

    Riley County head boys basketball coach Dave Bisnette saw some good things out of his team on Friday night against Silver Lake. But he didn’t see them for long enough, and the Falcons lost, 60-39. “For us, it’s all about us being consistent and being able to play ...

  • Mascot panel details up in air

    Several details related to a committee charged with addressing issues surrounding Manhattan High’s Indian mascot are still up in the air. But representatives from both sides are cautiously optimistic about the plan. The Manhattan-Ogden school board created the committee Wednesday when it unanimously voted to keep the MHS mascot ...

  • Board finds a way forward

    Members of the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education got it about right Wednesday night in their handling of the future of the Indian as the symbol of Manhattan High School. They could have held a simple vote to keep or retire the Indian. If they had held that vote, those in ...

  • MHS boys swim and dive takes second in home opener

    The Manhattan boys swim and dive team saved the best for last on Wednesday. Only two hundredths of a second separated the first-place 400 freestlyle relay of Xander Say, Wyatt Baulman, Trey Hafen and Preston Harrison from second. The Indians put together a solid day in their first home meet, coming ...

  • USD 383 board votes to keep Indian, study options Boe

    Without a detailed plan and with possible funding cuts on the horizon, Dave Colburn said he could not support changing Manhattan High School’s Indian mascot. But Colburn said he could not support the status quo either. “Status quo means we went through all of this argument and effort for ...










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