Thursday, April 28, 2016


  • Pro Sports | April 07, 2016

    Way too early to grade these Royals


    Unless some critical player blows out his shoulder or a pitcher falls to his knees with season-ending elbow pain, the first few weeks of any season can leave you completely fooled.

  • Manhattan High School | April 06, 2016

    Indians win Washburn Rural quad

    Despite another blustery day, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team traveled to Washburn Rural on Tuesday afternoon and won the quadrangular meet, defeating Topeka High and Topeka West and splitting with Rural.

  • Manhattan High School | April 06, 2016

    Indians run-rule Wichita East in sweep


    After a disappointing season-opening doubleheader last week at Topeka High, Manhattan High head baseball coach Don Hess was hoping his team would rebound well in Tuesday’s home opener against Wichita East.

  • Area Schools | April 06, 2016

    Rock Creek softball splits with Abilene

    The Rock Creek softball team split a doubleheader with Abilene on Tuesday, winning the first game, 5-1, before losing the second, 8-4.

  • Manhattan High School | April 05, 2016

    Strong first half carries Tribe past Firebirds


    In the first half of the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team’s win over Lawrence Free State Monday night, the Indians took just three shots on goal.

  • Manhattan High School | April 05, 2016

    Indians take 9th at SMNW

    The Manhattan High boys’ golf team took ninth place among 15 teams in a stacked meet at Shawnee’s Lake Quivira Country Club on Monday.

  • Area Schools | April 05, 2016

    Henry signs at Allen County Rock Creek’s Winter

    Rock Creek’s Winter Henry will continue her softball career at the next level.

  • Manhattan High School | April 04, 2016

    MHS golf opens today at SMNW

    Replacing the production of a trio of four-year starters is difficult for any program, at any level, no matter what the sport. In high school golf, it means replacing half the team with players who have virtually no varsity experience.

  • Area Schools | April 04, 2016

    Rock Creek softball opens season 3-1

    Rock Creek softball opened its season with games against Osage City and Wamego last week, sweeping Osage City on Tuesday before splitting with the Red Raiders on Thursday.

  • Pro Sports | April 04, 2016

    Royals hold off Mets to open season


    Edinson Volquez would rather sit on the bench than stand on the mound on opening day, especially when it happens to be the first game following a World Series triumph.

  • Pro Sports | April 03, 2016

    Royals begin title defense tonight

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals reported to spring training this year just a few months after being feted by 800,000 people in downtown Kansas City, their reward for their first World Series triumph in three decades.

  • Manhattan High School | April 03, 2016

    Trojans sweep MHS baseball opener

    The Manhattan High baseball team was swept in its season-opening doubleheader against Topeka High at the Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka Friday evening.

  • Manhattan High School | April 03, 2016

    Harper leads Indians in split with Trojans


    Manhattan’s Haleigh Harper made her varsity debut at shortstop defensively and batted in the leadoff spot in the lineup, showing quickly just how talented she is.

  • Manhattan High School | April 03, 2016

    MHS tennis wins Doubles Classic

    Competing at the Salina Central Doubles Classic on Saturday, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team edged the host team to win the event for the second straight season.

  • Manhattan High School | April 03, 2016

    MHS soccer loses at Trinity, 3-1

    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team traveled to Wichita on Thursday, but couldn’t come up with a win against Trinity Academy in a 3-1 loss.

  • Manhattan High School | April 03, 2016

    Indians open season at Rural Invitational

    Though it happened a week later than the schedule suggested, the Manhattan High track and field teams finally opened its season on Thursday with a trip to Washburn Rural for a varsity meet.

  • General Activities | April 03, 2016

    Bath’s love of hunting brings new rewards


    Jim Bath just wanted to be better. After 25 years of bow hunting, something was missing. Bath, who outfitted and flew hunters to Alaska during the 1970s and 80s, said something changed during one flight.

  • Manhattan High School | April 01, 2016

    MHS baseball opens today at Topeka High


    Manhattan High head baseball coach Don Hess has been around long enough to know the difficulty in replacing a pitcher like Jesse Steinbring.

  • Manhattan High School | April 01, 2016

    Young Indians open today at home

    With just a pair of seniors and a single junior on the varsity team, most of the Indians taking the field today against Topeka High at Anneberg Park will be sophomores.

  • Manhattan High School | March 31, 2016

    Indians take 2nd at triangular meet

    Jung 50free.mercury

    The Indians swam their third meet in the span of a week on Wednesday afternoon, taking second place in the triangular at the KSU Natatorium and finishing behind defending Class 6A state champion Lawrence Free State.

  • Pro Sports | March 31, 2016

    New York writer stokes revenge flames

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    If a brawl breaks out when the Royals and Mets renew acquaintances on Sunday evening, blame Marc Carig.

  • Manhattan High School | March 31, 2016

    Indians open track season on the road

    Most years by this point in the spring sports season, head track and field coach Jesse Woodard has seen most of his athletes compete at a meet and has a benchmark to work from for each athlete in each event.

  • Manhattan High School | March 30, 2016

    Indians rout Topeka West at Bishop


    On a blustery night with a seemingly constant 20 mile-per-hour south wind, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer co-captains chose wisely when they won the coin toss and opted to take the wind at their backs.

  • Pro Sports | March 30, 2016

    Royals on Syndergaard: ‘Our retribution was winning the World Series’


    Five days before opening the season in Kansas City, the Royals vociferously objected to a report that suggested they would seek revenge against the New York Mets for an incident that took place during Game 3 of the 2015 World Series.

  • Manhattan High School | March 29, 2016

    Indians ready for follow-up to breakout season


    With a deep and talented roster, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team put together one of the best seasons in school history last spring, culminating in a sixth-place finish at the Class 6A state tournament in Olathe.


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