Sports

  • Rock Creek’s rally falls short, Mustangs lose to Smoky Valley

    Despite one-point leads at two points in Friday night’s game, Rock Creek couldn’t finish, losing to Smoky Valley, 36-29. Smoky Valley opened the scoring with a 19-yard run by Kyle Anderson. Anderson had another touchdown, a 4-yard run in the second quarter, and was the Vikings leading rusher ...

  • MHS cross country sweeps Centennial League meet

    Both Manhattan cross country teams defended their titles and took home their seventh consecutive league championships at Felker Park in Topeka on Saturday. All eight girls medaled. Cara Melgares led the way, winning her third individual title. She finished with a time of 18:54.73. Michelle Sanchez and Clara Mayfield took second ...

  • MHS creates turnovers, shuts out Emporia, 48-0

    It isn’t often that the turning point in a game happens on the second drive. But that’s what happened Friday night in Manhattan’s 48-0 victory over Emporia. It looked like Manhattan was going to find itself trailing for just the third time this year. Emporia slowly drove ...

  • Powder puff part of MHS’ homecoming festivities

    Manhattan High School’s powder puff cheerleading tradition continued this week after almost coming to an end following last year’s fall homecoming festivities. Several male students dressed up as cheerleaders and entertained the school during its fall homecoming pep rally Thursday afternoon. The students also cheered on teams of ...

  • Beer seals place in team history with catch

    Parker Beer would do anything to help his team. It just so happened that helping his team ended in heroics against Junction City. Beer caught a pass on fourth-and-7 that bounced off wide receiver Jonathan Taylor and a Junction City defender. A few plays later, Ian Trapp scored the go-ahead ...

  • Indians look for focus against Emporia

    After a win like last week’s 27-22 victory over Junction City, it can be hard to regroup. But that’s what Manhattan has to do against Emporia (3-3) on Friday. “That (Junction City) game is always different, it always has a special meaning, but at the end of the ...

  • Riley County has success with new starters

    Replacing seniors is tough, especially when there are several of them. Riley County had to do that — on both the offensive and defensive lines. All of the Falcons’ linemen are starting for the first time this year. Head coach Steve Wagner said this year’s line answered the call, and ...

  • Turned around: Despite missed chances, MHS wins, 2-1

    Less than 24 hours after playing 100 minutes against Wichita Northwest, Manhattan took the field against Hayden and won, 2-1. Head coach Frank Alonso said he was happy with the win but thinks the score should have been higher. “I always have been (optimistic) with the talent of the boys, I just ...

  • MHS boys soccer battles to 0-0 draw with Wichita Northwest

    Manhattan head boys soccer coach Frank Alonso was much happier with the result of Tuesday night’s matchup against Wichita Northwest than the previous matchup between the squads. The Indians tied the Grizzlies, 0-0, after two overtime periods. Wichita Northwest beat Manhattan, 4-1, earlier in the season. Alonso thought his ...

  • Several players step up as MHS volleyball goes 2-1 at quad

    Several Manhattan volleyball players stepped up in a quad meet on Tuesday night as the Indians continue to fight the injury bug. Manhattan lost its first match to Lawrence, 26-24, 25-21. Head coach Lisa Kinderknecht said her team struggled in passing and couldn’t beat Lawrence’s defense on the ...

  • Kiowa man says no honor in mascot

    Jacob Tsotigh does not want to be honored by high school mascots anymore. “We’d rather not have the honor,” said Tsotigh, who is Kiowa. “They want to honor us in some way. I’d rather you honor some other group. We’re tired of the honor. We want to ...

  • MHS girls golf advances to states with 2nd place finish at regionals

    After a lot of waiting because of inclement weather, the Manhattan girls golf team finished second in its regional tournament to advance to states. The Indians shot a 371 as a team, behind only Washburn Rural’s 336. The start of the tournament was delayed until 10 a.m. After just one hole, ...










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