Michael Melgares has plenty of experience running at the University of Kansas’ Rim Rock Farm, most recently finishing as runner up in the Class 6A state cross country meet a few short weeks ago.
The Manhattan High volleyball team, which finished one match short of a state berth in Class 6A, put five girls on the all-Centennial volleyball teams released by league coaches over the weekend.
Troy was strong from the start, taking a 36-0 lead to halftime and adding to its lead in the third quarter before calling off the dogs in the fourth.
First Presbyterian Church will host its third annual “Jingle Bell Run” on Dec. 7 at 5 p.m.
While the sting of a season-ending loss is still fresh, most of the team will be back next season.
Wamego’s Allison Seufert, the lone representative at the Class 4A state meet for the girls’ team, medaled in her final race at the Wamego Country Club, taking 14th in a time of 16:02.7.
The Eisenhower Middle School eighth-grade girls’ basketball team lost its season opener on Thursday afternoon to Rock Creek, 16-13.
LAWRENCE - Coming into the Class 6A state cross country meet, sophomore Jackson Schroeder had never won a varsity meet for Manhattan High.
Manhattan (7-2, 5-1 Centennial) earned a share of the Centennial League with the win over Washburn Rural, sharing the crown with Topeka High and Hayden. This was the Indians’ sixth consecutive league championship.
LAWRENCE — In three previous runs at the Class 6A state cross country meet, Megan Ochoa has come home to Manhattan without a medal.
At Nickerson, the Wamego Red Raiders celebrated their third state playoff berth by routing Nickerson, 63-10, on the road on Friday.
At Blue Rapids, in a game to decide the district runner-up, Valley Heights stomped Jackson Heights, 48-14.
At Randolph, Frankfort dealt Blue Valley the final blow in a winless season for the Rams, winning 60-14 on the road.
At Flush, Rock Creek had the misfortune of facing its district’s champion in the final game of the season, and lost 46-13.
TOPEKA — The Manhattan High football team got a career night from Chris Martin in a 45-23 win over Washburn Rural Friday in Topeka.
For the Falcons (5-4), the scenario played out perfectly for their final home game of the regular season, a celebration of a senior class that was heavily involved with the team’s success this season.
More often than not, injuries can lower and raise the ceiling for a team, and in senior Mike Settembrino, the Indians lost an impact player months before the first game of the season that may have lowered their ceiling.
For the first time in program history, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team will advance to the quarterfinal round of the playoffs in back-to-back years after winning a regional championship in two overtimes Thursday night at Dodge City, 2-1.
This year’s game figures to be more of a challenge for the Indians, which will travel to Topeka for a 7 p.m. kick off beaten down and injured after a pair of difficult district losses the past two weeks.
When Tyler Daveline first moved to defense last season for the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team, he wasn’t sure how it would go.
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The Flint Hills region will send four teams and four individuals to their respective cross country state meets this weekend.
A Manhattan High boys’ soccer player was misidentified in Monday’s Mercury.
Bumgarner sliced and diced the Royals in a 5-0 masterpiece Sunday night — putting San Francisco on the cusp of its third Series championship in five years.
After winning its Class 6A regional at home in Warner Park Saturday afternoon, the Manhattan High boys’ cross country team is one step closer to successfully defending its state title from 2013.
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