Sports

  • Optimist Hurricanes to hold tryouts

    The Manhattan Optimist Hurricanes 10-and-under fastpitch softball team is having tryouts at Optimist Park in Manhattan.  The tryouts will be Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 6-7:30 p.m.  For more information, call Derek Buell at (785) 477-1838. ...

  • Local soccer coaches support artificial surface B1.4.13.12.mhssc.mercury

    Manhattan High girls’ soccer coach Mike Sanchez has experience coaching soccer on both natural grass turf and artificial turf. Two years ago, the Indians moved from playing their matches on grass at Anneberg Park to the new artificial turf at Bishop Stadium, a move which he says was 100 percent positive. ...

  • Edler takes steer wrestling title Edler.mercury

    Jacob D. Edler competed at the Kaw Valley Rodeo last year, so he knew what he was up against sitting in the chutes during the steer wrestling portion of Saturday’s finale performance of the Kaw Valley Rodeo at Wells Arena in CiCo Park. The chute at Wells Arena moves ...

  • Bullfighter helps keep cowboys safe Bullfighter.mercury

    It all started on a Saturday morning in 1989. After riding a bull in a rodeo in Spearman, Texas, on a Friday night, Dustin Brewer returned during Saturday morning slack to watch his traveling partners. When the bullfighter didn’t show up, Brewer’s friends suggested him as the replacement to ...

  • Etbauer takes tie-down roping lead Etbauer.mercury

    Shade Etbauer is used to people knowing his last name. While the senior-to-be at Oklahoma Panhandle State University is a talented athlete in his own right, most know his famous father, Robert Etbauer, and his uncle, Billy Etbauer. Both men were inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2012 ...

  • Wagner will represent MHS at Shrine Bowl

    For players like Manhattan High’s Colton Wagner, the Kansas Shrine Bowl offers athletes one last chance to strap on the pads, put on the cleats and play high school football. Some of the participants in Saturday’s 42nd-annual Kansas Shrine Bowl will go on to play football in college, ...

  • MJGA holds Par-3 tournament

    The Manhattan Junior Golf Association held a Par-3 tournament on the Colbert Hills Par-3 course on Thursday. Frank Felber shot 61 to win the 16-17 years old boys division, while Cody Jiles shot 67 for second, and Dustin Wichman took third with a 70. Par was 54. Madalyn Kleinsmith was the line competitor in ...

  • 14U Force to conduct tryouts

    The Manhattan 14-and-under Force baseball team will hold tryouts for the 2016 season on Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Eisenhower Middle School’s Norvell Field. Force baseball is a competitive traveling baseball team and is looking for players for the 2016 season.  Contact Brady Sauder 785-565-2438 with questions or ...

  • 11U Aggies to hold tryouts

    The Manhattan Aggies 11-and-under baseball team will be conducting tryouts on Wednesday, July 29 at Wilson Field in City Park. The tryout is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. The Aggies are a competitive traveling baseball team and will play tournaments throughout the state of Kansas. Eligible players must be age 11 ...

  • Whiplash just a cowboy… monkey Whiplash2.mercury

    One of the most experienced cowboys performing at this week’s Kaw Valley Rodeo is also the smallest. He’s been traveling the circuit for 20 years, and although he tips the scales at a measly 7 pounds, this cowboy can outdraw some of the sport’s biggest performers. His name is ...

  • Field set for upcoming Kaw Valley Rodeo

    Nearly 180 contestants are set to ride into Manhattan for this week’s 40th annual Kaw Valley Rodeo, which gets underway Thursday and goes through Saturday at Wells Arena in CiCo Park. More than 40 of those contestants rank in the Top 25 of the Prairie Circuit standings — comprised of Kansas, Oklahoma and ...

  • Presbyterian Church hosting hoops camp

    The First Presbyterian Church will sponsor a basketball camp for third through sixth grade boys and girls Aug. 3-6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Former K-State basketball player Shalin Spani Klein will lead the camp. The camp is free and open to the community. To register call First Presbyterian at (785) 537-0518 ...










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