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  • Frankfort tops Wetmore with strong 1st half

    Frankfort put up 41 points in the first half and beat Wetmore, 61-16, on Friday night. Freshman quarterback Branden Bussmann had a solid night, scoring two touchdowns on 8- and 18-yard runs. He also had one through the air, a 31-yard pass to Spencer Dressman. Adam Kenworthy was the Wildcats’ leading ...

  • MHS volleyball headed to state tournament

    MHS volleyball wanted it more on Saturday. The Indians beat Junction City, 25-17, 25-19, and Wichita East, 25-20, 25-19, at the 6A sub-state tournament to advance to the state tournament in Topeka. “They dug a ton of what we sent them,” head coach Lisa Kinderknecht said about Junction City. “But ...

  • MHS boys cross country wins regional, girls runner-up

    MHS cross country took a step toward the state meet on Saturday. The boys won the regional meet and the girls finished runners-up at Warner Park. “Both teams came to play today, the girls and the boys,” head coach Susan Melgares said. Melgares said the girls are running as a ...

  • MHS beats Blue Valley Northwest, 45-21, to cap off undefeated regular season

    Take a deep breath. Relax. Manhattan just went undefeated in the regular season, beating Blue Valley Northwest, 45-21. “I got a little emotional in the locker room before, and I’m going to continue to be emotional the rest of the season,” head coach Joe Schartz said. “Every Friday night ...

  • MHS boys soccer ends regular season with 4-1 win over Junction City

    Manhattan bent, but didn’t break on Thursday night. The Indians beat Junction City, 4-1, on Senior Night in an intense, physical game. Their winning streak extends to six games “It was like their Super Bowl,” head coach Frank Alonso said about Junction City. Senior defender Connall Root enjoyed capping ...

  • MHS looks to cap regular season with win

    At the beginning of the season, Manhattan’s goal was to go 1-0 every week to get the highest playoff seed possible. The Indians are on the verge of reaching that goal, as the 7-0 Manhattan faces Blue Valley Northwest at Bishop Stadium on Friday night. Manhattan has played some ...

  • Cody Wanklyn finds a home with Wamego football team

    Wamego’s defensive line gets ready to work on blocking one Wednesday at practice. Cody Wanklyn stands among them, waiting his turn as the skies darken and it begins to sprinkle. His mother, SueAnn Wanklyn, wanted to find somewhere her son Cody would be accepted and treated like one of ...

  • MHS boys soccer puts together team effort, beats Topeka High, 3-0

    Almost everything went as planned for the Manhattan boys soccer team Wednesday night. The Indians needed a win against Topeka High to guarantee a home playoff spot on Tuesday, and they came through, beating the Trojans, 3-0. “It was a great feeling,” said midfielder Jackson Boyle. “We had a great ...

  • Iowa St . AD: Don’t blame Texas, Oklahoma

    McClatchy Newspapers After finally turning the page on three months of expansion drama, the firmly committed, all-on-the-samepage Big 12 started a new day. And that fresh start soon turned into the same old same old. Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard went on a Des Moines radio station to address the ...

  • MHS volleyball puts together strong wins on Senior Night

    It was an emotional night for Manhattan volleyball, but the Indians swept both Junction City and Wamego on Senior Night. Head coach Lisa Kinderknecht said the sweep was a strong team effort, and she was pleased with how the two seniors, Jaylie Thornton and Gigi McAtee, played. “We started off ...

  • MHS boys soccer beats Topeka West, 9-1, thanks to strong 2nd half

    It’s not every day a soccer team puts up nine goals. But Manhattan did it on Tuesday night against Topeka West, winning, 9-1. “We’ve had a hard time scoring, so this helps our confidence,” forward Modou Fabruay said. Manhattan dominated early, but it took more than 10 minutes for ...

  • MHS girls golf finishes 5th at state tourney

    Manhattan girls golf finished fifth at Monday’s state tournament with a team score of 375, which head coach Chris George said is a good place to build on going into next year. “They made good decisions and kept battling through to the finish,” George said. “The ball just didn’t ...










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