Sports

  • Defense key in MHS boys basketball’s win over Hutchinson

    Manhattan began the first of a long stretch of basketball on Thursday in dominant fashion, beating Hutchinson, 53-35, in the first round of the McPherson Invitational Tournament. “The first four-minute quarter of the first half and the first four-minute quarter of the second half were just huge for us,” head ...

  • MHS boys swim and dive comes in second in league showdown

    Going into the final event, Manhattan was tied with Washburn Rural for second place in a three-team meet. Manhattan’s 400 freestyle relay team of Xander Say, Wyatt Balman, Trey Hafen and Preston Harrison came through, beating Washburn Rural by four seconds and coming in second place. Manhattan finished with 367 points. ...

  • MHS wrestling beats Olathe South, 52-17, on emotional Senior Night

    Manhattan head wrestling coach Robert Gonzales couldn’t quite keep a dry eye Wednesday night. “I had to stay over in the corner so no one could see I had teardrops in my eye,” he said. Manhattan beat Olathe South, 52-17, in a dual meet. Seniors Devin Norris (138), Mason Wallace (142) ...

  • Picou looking forward to unexpected opportunity to play in Shrine Bowl

    Manhattan right tackle Eldon Picou didn’t think he would play high school football again. The senior has taken his last snap for the Indians, sure, but he will get to play one more time representing Manhattan in the Shrine Bowl on July 29. The Shrine Bowl started in 1974 and is ...

  • USD 383: Board to name mascot panel

    The Manhattan-Ogden school board is expected to announce who will serve on a committee to address issues surrounding Manhattan High School’s Indian mascot during its next meeting. The board meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Education Center, 2031 Poyntz Ave. The board is not slated to consider any new business. ...

  • MHS boys back in KBCA top 10

    The Manhattan boys basketball team is back in the top 10. The boys team checks in at No. 7 in the 6A rankings by the Kansas Basketball Coaches’ Association poll, which is released every Monday. The Indians last played on Tuesday, beating Shawnee Heights 78-72. Their game against Topeka West on Friday ...

  • MHS wrestling places second at Newton Tournament of Champions

    Despite the icy weather, Manhattan wrestling had a strong showing at the Newton Tournament of Champions, taking home second place with 167 total points. Arkansas City High School took home first place with 172.5 total points. Wrestling went until 10 p.m. on Friday and started at 8 a.m. on Saturday because of ...

  • Blain scores his 1,000th career point Blain1000

    Growing up, Dillon Blain went to Wamego games to watch his neighbor, Lane Lindhorst, play. “I always dreamed to be like him and play like he did,” he said. Fast-forward about seven years. Blain, a senior on Wamego’s boys basketball team, knew he was close to scoring his 1,000th ...

  • MHS boys swim and dive starts 2017 with a win

    Increased effort for the Manhattan boys swim and dive team paid off on Wednesday. The Indians came out strong in its first meet of 2017, picking up its first win. The Indians recorded a dominant 422 points. Great Bend came in second with 332, Olathe South recorded 281, Olathe South had 193 and Junction City ...

  • Venables loves where he is

    Whenever people talk about the future of Kansas State football, the one that comes after Bill Snyder, they always mention a few of the same names. One of those names is Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables. Right now, he might be one of the hottest names in the country. But ...

  • Hudgins likes to help out on and off the court

    In middle school, Trevor Hudgins wanted to play the same way as the Harlem Globetrotters. In eighth grade, though, he learned to give a helping hand, and it’s paid off. Manhattan’s senior point guard broke the school record in assists on Friday and has 259 for his career. Hudgins ...

  • Big first half gives Mustang boys fourth-straight-win

    An 11-0 run to start the game for the Rock Creek boys basketball team ended as a 13-point win as the Mustangs (6-2, 4-1) beat Rossville (3-5, 2-1) to win its fourth-straight game. Everything started with Rock Creek junior Martin Vogts who scored the first eight points of the ballgame ...










Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2017