Sports

  • Cameron: Get to know a little about the mystery Mets

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s almost impossible to stay unknown in New York City. Baristas who make the best café mocha in the financial district find their way into newspaper profiles. Garbage haulers get TV time for rescuing cats — on competing networks. Bottom line: The Big Apple is no place ...

  • Firebirds finish strong, beat Indians 31-14

    LAWRENCE — As the Manhattan High football team huddled up on the sideline following the end of the third quarter Friday night, momentum was on its side. Quarterback Ian Trapp had just tied the game with a 62-yard touchdown run and Lawrence Free State had done very little on offense since ...

  • Falcons hold off Minneapolis in 53-31 win Riley5and6tackle.mercury

    RILEY — When the momentum quickly shifted the other direction, Riley County might have been experiencing a slight case of déjà vu on Friday against Minneapolis. But after allowing the Lions to trim a 41-14 lead down to a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, the Falcons turned it on ...

  • MHS volleyball heading back to state

    After missing the Class 6A state tournament last season, the Manhattan High volleyball team is heading back to Topeka. The Indians advanced through their sub-state bracket with straight-set wins over Lawrence Free State and Wichita East Saturday afternoon at Washburn Rural to make it through as one of only eight ...

  • Indians sweep at JC regional, advance to state

    In preparing for Saturday’s Class 6A regional cross country meet in Junction City this week, Manhattan High head coach Susan Melgares said her Indians didn’t necessarily need to be at their best to advance to next week’s state meet. Following her teams’ sweep of both races, including ...

  • Wamego clinches playoff spot

    At Lindsborg, Wamego trailed at halftime by two but took the lead in the third quarter and shut out the Vikings in the second half to come up with a key district win, 18-14, and clinch a Class 4A-Div. II playoff berth. Wamego scored on a 24-yard run by Alex ...

  • Frankfort 58, Southern Cloud 8

    At Miltonvale, Frankfort had no trouble taking care of business against winless Southern Cloud Friday night on the road. Individual statistics were not made available. Frankfort (4-4, 2-2 District 1) hosts Blue Valley next week and can secure a winning season with a victory over the Rams. Pike Valley’s win ...

  • Axtell 60, BV-Randolph 12

    At Randolph, Axtell took a 46-0 lead into the second quarter before calling off the dogs against the Rams in a lopsided district win. Blue Valley got two touchdowns in the second quarter. The first came on a Michael Wright 5-yard run, with the second coming on a 49-yard pass ...

  • Nemaha Central 40, Rock Creek 14

    At Flush, Rock Creek trailed 27-6 at halftime and couldn’t make up any difference in the second half against a talented Nemaha Central team. The Mustangs’ Avery Ebert led the team in rushing with 111 yards on nine carries, while Carson Becker finished with 39 yards and a score. Jackson Fike ...

  • Republic Co. 26, Valley Heights 21

    At Belleville, Valley Heights took a break from district play in a close loss to Republic County. Individual statistics and scoring information was not made available. Valley Heights (2-6, 2-1 District 2) still has a chance at the playoffs, but would need a win over district favorite Jackson Heights (6-1, 3-0) ...

  • Free State beats Indians, 31-14

    LAWRENCE – The Manhattan High football team hung tough with Lawrence Free State for three quarters Friday night before miscues and turnovers caught up with the Indians in the final period in a 31-14 loss on the road. The loss ends the Indians’ postseason chances with one more game against Washburn ...

  • Mittie, Fief lead MHS volleyball to sub-state

    If Madi Fief or Maddie Mittie need a breather during Saturday’s Class 6A sub-state tournament at Washburn Rural, head coach Lisa Kinderknecht has options. Just don’t expect either Fief or Mittie to come out of the match for the Manhattan High volleyball team when the season’s on ...










Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2016