Sports

  • Cubs fans near and far celebrate championship

    As Chicago Cubs fans across the world celebrate the team’s first World Series title since 1908, many are remembering their loved ones who didn’t get to see it. That includes Manhattan High School principal Greg Hoyt, who tweeted a touching tribute to his father, Donald Hoyt, who died in 2005. ...

  • MHS faces tough rematch in Washburn Rural

    Manhattan head coach Joe Schartz knew his team was heading in the right direction after its 28-6 win in Week 2 at Washburn Rural. Now, eight weeks later, the Junior Blues play on the Indians’ home turf on Friday night for a second-round playoff game. “When a team has to play ...

  • Panel of Wildcat Olympians to discuss being fearless

    Wildcat Olympians will talk about being fearless on during a panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Town Hall at K-State’s Leadership Studies Building. Panelists include Erik Kynard, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist in the high jump; Thane Baker, who won a silver medal in the 200 meters at the 1952 Olympics, ...

  • Rock Creek caps season with win

    Avery Ebert and Cooper Schlochtermeier each scored two touchdowns, and Rock Creek beat Chapman, 43-6, to cap off a 2-7 season. Ebert’s touchdowns were 5- and 2-yard runs, while Schlochtermeier ran for 5- and 6-yard touchdowns. He was the Mustangs’ leading rusher with 101 yards on 17 carries, while Ebert ran ...

  • MHS volleyball finishes fourth at state tournament

    Manhattan head volleyball coach Lisa Kinderknecht doesn’t want her team to have any regrets about its season. The Indians finished in fourth place at Saturday’s 6A volleyball tournament in Topeka. They lost to Blue Valley West, 25-10, 25-23, and Shawnee Mission East, 25-16, 25-17. Manhattan started off slow ...

  • 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 ...










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