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  • Former MHS soccer player earns college letter

    Former MHS soccer player Ben Turnley has been honored for his contributions to the Central College men’s soccer team this fall. The 5-foot-8 sophomore midfielder picked up his first varsity letter for the Dutch and appeared in 18 games, recording six shots, including two shots on goal, one assist and ...

  • MHS’ Scott signs with Highland Community College

    Kicking has always suited Andrew Scott. The Manhattan senior knows it’s sometimes overlooked, but he developed a passion for the position from years of practice and family support. “It takes hard work when nobody knows that you train when nobody else trains,” Scott said. “It’s great because you’ ...

  • Rock Creek boys breeze to 10th straight win

    After an intense, close win over rival Wamego last Friday, Rock Creek head coach Jim Johnston feared his team’s focus may suffer when the Mustangs hosted Centralia Tuesday night. His worries ended up being unfounded as Rock Creek won its 10th straight game with ease, 73-52. Both teams were ...

  • ‘Complacent’ play ends Rock Creek girls’ win streak

    The Rock Creek girls three-game win streak was broken Tuesday night as Centralia’s height wreaked havoc as the Mustangs fell, 58-24. For Rock Creek head coach Adam Plummer, it was the mentality of the Mustangs (3-11, 0-6), not the Panthers’ (13-1, 11-1) length, that set them up for failure. “ ...

  • Marysville pulls away from Riley County boys in fourth quarter

    Judging solely by each coach’s comments after the game Tuesday night, it would have been fair to predict a Riley County win over Marysville. After all, Falcons coach Dave Bisnette said he was proud of how hard his team played, and Bulldogs skipper Scott Brown said the game was “ ...

  • Third quarter dooms Riley County girls in 53-45 loss to Marysville

    The Riley County girls were everywhere in the second quarter Tuesday night. They flew across the court, intercepted Marysville passes and raced the other way with them, laying easy baskets into the hoop. That’s how the Falcons turned a six-point deficit after the first frame into a five-point advantage ...

  • Ekart shines in MHS boys’ road win at Topeka West

    Manhattan head boys basketball coach Benji George had a challenge for his team: win a road game. The Indians came through Tuesday night, beating Topeka West, 61-37. “I love how they responded,” George said. “They really brought a competitive fire to the game tonight, especially early on.” Manhattan (9-3, 5-1 ...

  • Defense pushes MHS girls to 70-31 win over Topeka West

    Manhattan’s girls basketball team got up close and personal with Topeka West (4-9, 3-5 Centennial League) in its 70-31 win on Tuesday night. The Indians gave up just two points in the fourth quarter and eight in the second half. But sometimes they got too close. Manhattan (10-1, 5-0 ...

  • OSU wins at Oklahoma for first time since ‘04

    Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. — Moments like these are why Phil Forte came back for his sixth year. The 23-year-old senior’s 3-pointer with 11 seconds to play was the difference in Oklahoma State’s 68-66 win over rival Oklahoma on Monday night for the Cowboys’ first win in Norman since 2004. Forte, ...

  • MHS bowling takes second, third at quad

    Weeks of improvement are starting to pay off for the Manhattan girls bowling team. The girls put together another second-place finish with a team score of 2,170 at its tournament against Washburn Rural, Hayden and Emporia on Monday at Little Apple Lanes. “(The girls) made a lot more spares today, a ...

  • MHS boys basketball back in KBCA rankings

    Manhattan’s boys basketball team is back in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association top 10 after beating Seaman, 62-44, on Thursday. The Indians check in at No. 8 in class 6A. After suffering its first loss of the season, the girls team fell one spot, to No. 3 in the class 6A rankings. ...

  • MHS bowling takes second, third at quad

    Weeks of improvement are starting to pay off for the Manhattan girls bowling team. The girls put together another second-place finish with a team score of 2,170 at its tournament against Washburn Rural, Hayden and Emporia on Monday at Little Apple Lanes. “(The girls) made a lot more spares today, a ...










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