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  • 5 MHS tennis players advance to state meet

    It was the first time many of Manhattan’s girls tennis players had experienced regionals on Saturday, but head coach Tony Ingram said it was a great day for the team, which finished fourth. “It also says a lot about how far our program has come and how competitive our ...

  • As debate continues over MHS mascot, what did the coach for whom it was named think?

    Manhattan High chose its mascot to honor a man of American Indian descent. The man’s son says that the effort to get rid of that mascot is “misguided political correctness” and that the school’s use of an Indian mascot is an honor. Prior to 1940, the Manhattan High School ...

  • Wamego tops Concordia with strong 2nd half

    It took a little while for the Wamego High football team to catch its stride Friday night against Concordia. Sure, the Red Raiders jumped on the Panthers with a touchdown on their first drive and a kickoff return for a touchdown on their next series, but Concordia wouldn’t go ...

  • Rock Creek picks up first win of season

    Rock Creek ran for five touchdowns in its first win of the season, a 35-7 victory over St. Marys. The Mustangs put up 14 points in the first quarter on a 56-yard run by Avery Ebert and a 52-yard run by Taybor Vetter. St. Marys got its only points of the ...

  • Redemption: Beer’s catch helps Indians top JC, 27-22

    As Manhattan tight end Parker Beer watched the ball bounce off his teammate, wide receiver Jonathan Taylor, and a Junction City defender, he had one thought in his mind. “I saw the ball in the air, and I said, ‘I’m getting that ball. There’s no way I’m ...

  • MHS cross country finishes 4th, 6th at Haskell Invitational

    Several of Manhattan’s regular varsity runners took the Haskell Invitational off on Saturday ahead of the league, regional and state cross country meets. However, head coach Susan Melgares said they still came along to cheer on the junior varsity runners and participate in team bonding. Only three runners competed ...

  • MHS volleyball finishes 3-2 at home tournament

    The Manhattan volleyball team didn’t mind being at school on a Saturday. The Indians went 3-2 in their home tournament, beating Olathe East (25-20, 28-26), Topeka High (25-18, 25-14) and Bishop Miege (25-20, 25-21), and losing to Blue Valley West (25-18, 25-13) and Shawnee Heights (25-13, 25-22). “I think ...

  • Beer’s catch propels MHS to 27-22 win over Junction City

    As Manhattan tight end Parker Beer watched the ball bounce off his teammate, wide receiver Jonathan Taylor, and a Junction City defender, he had one thought in his mind. “I saw the ball in the air, and I said, ‘I’m getting that ball. There’s no way I’m ...

  • Andrade a leader for MHS defense

    You know what you’re getting from Chance Andrade. The senior linebacker won’t say much, but head coach Joe Schartz knows he will always get full effort and steady play. “You can always count on him being in the right place and give all that he has to give,” ...

  • Know your enemy: Junction City

    Both Manhattan and Junction City are undefeated heading into Friday’s battle for the Silver Trophy. This year’s matchup was both Centennial League and playoff seeding implications. Last year’s matchup was intense, with Junction City winning, 17-14, in overtime at Bishop Stadium. Sports writer Maria McIlwain sat down ...

  • Optimist Prime 10-U softball looking for 2 more players

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 10-U fast pitch softball team is looking for two more players. Prime will be a new 10-U team and is coached by Jeff Brummett. Emily Brummett will be the assistant coach. Please call Jeff at 785556-3391 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email ...

  • Loewen proves commitment to Wamego football

    Tyson Loewen and his brother, Hunter, were peas in a pod. They made the more than 30-minute drive to Wamego every morning much easier together. Now that Hunter has graduated, Tyson is doing it on his own while still promoting brotherhood within the Wamego football program. The Loewen brothers originally ...










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