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  • Pro Sports | March 28, 2016

    Sporting KC’s Vermes was pupil of Cruyff

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • Manhattan High School | March 24, 2016

    MHS soccer replacing more than just Fiser

    After finishing last season among the state’s final eight teams in Class 6A with just one senior in the starting lineup, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team had a lot to look forward to in 2016.

  • Area Schools |Manhattan High School | March 23, 2016

    Area players make all-state

    The Flint Hills were well represented on this year’s all-state basketball ballots, with 18 area players making the list of the state’s best.

  • Manhattan High School | March 22, 2016

    Indians land 3 on all-league teams

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team landed three players on the all-Centennial League teams, which were voted on by the league’s coaches and released Monday.

  • Pro Sports | March 17, 2016

    Cameron: Royals still finding best lineup

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    The Royals have a problem if they get little or no offense from their second basemen. That issue could become even more critical if there’s a corresponding lack of pop in right field.

  • Manhattan High School | March 15, 2016

    Indians sweep league awards

    After securing its second straight Centennial League title this season, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team swept the three major awards doled out by the league’s coaches on Tuesday.

  • Area Schools | March 12, 2016

    MCC men lose national semi, finish third

    The Manhattan Christian College men’s basketball team fell short in its bid to reach the NCCAA Championship game, losing 85-74 to Grace Bible College (Mich.

  • Area Schools | March 12, 2016

    Jackson Heights boys, Central Plains girls win at 2A

    The Jackson Heights boys’ basketball team brought home a state title in 2A after coming into this weekend’s tournament seeded fifth in a loaded bracket, despite losing only two games in the regular season.

  • Area Schools | March 12, 2016

    CENTRAL PLAINS 62, OLPE 51

    In the girls’ championship, Central Plains completed its second undefeated season in the last three years while clinching its third consecutive title with an 11-point win over Olpe Saturday afternoon.

  • Area Schools | March 12, 2016

    CENTRAL PLAINS 56, HILL CITY 25

    After losing a battle of unbeatens in Friday’s semifinal, Central Plains had little trouble taking care of business against Hill City Saturday.

  • Area Schools | March 12, 2016

    VALLEY FALLS 54, HILL CITY 50

    Valley Falls, which saw its unbeaten streak end on Friday against undefeated Olpe, managed to hold on for a third-place finish in a four-point victory over Hill City.

  • Area Schools | March 12, 2016

    JACKSON HTS. 68, HILL CITY 48

    The Jackson Heights boys came back from an early deficit to slam Hill City, 68-48, and punch their ticket for the Class 2A state title game in Bramlage Coliseum.

  • Area Schools | March 12, 2016

    SACRED HEART 62, CENTRAL PLAINS 52

    The Knights used a big run from the second into the third quarter to hold off Central Plains in a battle of unbeaten teams.

  • Area Schools | March 12, 2016

    OLPE 46, VALLEY FALLS 34

    The Olpe Eagles found their way to another state championship game with a 46-34 win over Valley Falls.

  • Area Schools | March 12, 2016

    CENTRAL PLAINS 53, HILL CITY 47

    Central Plains came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat Hill City, 53-47, and advance to the state title game.

  • Area Schools | March 11, 2016

    Rock Creek drops semifinal to Hugoton

    EMPORIA – The Rock Creek Mustangs won’t get another chance at a Class 4A-Division II state title after falling in Friday’s semifinal to Hugoton, 50-44.

  • Area Schools | March 11, 2016

    Rock Creek boys move on at 4A tourney

    Rock Creek took the first step towards a state title on Thursday with a 65-43 win over Smoky Valley at the Class 4A Division II tournament in Emporia.

  • Area Schools | March 11, 2016

    Jaguars end Wamego’s season in state quarters

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    Wamego couldn’t find any offensive rhythm as the Red Raiders focused on getting quality shots in the paint rather than from long range after finishing the first half 6 of 15 from 3.

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