Saturday, April 30, 2016


  • 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

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    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

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    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.

  • Pro Sports | March 28, 2016

    Sporting KC’s Vermes was pupil of Cruyff


    The world of soccer was rocked last week with the news that Dutch legend Johan Cruyff — widely accepted as one of the greatest players and managers in the history of the sport — had died of cancer at age 68.

  • Manhattan High School | March 26, 2016

    Late push fuels strong finish for MHS swimmers


    With four top-10 scoring performances in the final two events, the Indians hustled their way to a fifth-place finish in their second meet of the season and their first at the KSU Natatorium.

  • Area Schools | March 26, 2016

    Mustangs’ Roepke, Frankfort’s Gunter earn top girls’ awards


    In a year where none of the Flint Hill’s area girls’ basketball teams advanced to the state tournament, several schools got within one game of reaching the ultimate goal for most squads across Kansas.

  • Area Schools |Manhattan High School | March 26, 2016

    Rock Creek’s Becker, Manhattan’s George top boys’ picks


    Though neither were honored with major awards from the Mercury last season, one could make the case that both Manhattan High head coach Benji George and Rock Creek leading scorer Carson Becker were quite deserving.

  • Pro Sports | March 25, 2016

    Cameron: Royals must play hard for success

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    There are plenty of Royals loyalists who expect a third straight trip to the World Series, even though history suggests it’s a long, long shot — no matter how good you are.

  • Manhattan High School | March 25, 2016

    MHS soccer opens season with 3-1 win

    While the final score doesn’t necessarily reflect it, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team had its hands full against Topeka High in a 3-1 season-opening win on Thursday night.

  • Manhattan High School | March 25, 2016

    Indians finish 9th at Emporia Invitational

    A young and inexperienced Manhattan High girls’ swim team opened its season with a trip to the Emporia Invitational on Thursday afternoon.

  • Manhattan High School | March 24, 2016

    MHS swim team opens season today

    As the Manhattan High girls’ swim and dive team opens the spring season today in Emporia, the Indians will do so without the help of many of its top swimmers from last year.


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