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  • Columns |General Activities | October 02, 2014

    Cameron: Royals won wild playoff game in spite of Yost

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    You know by now that the Royals rallied — implausibly, almost impossibly — to beat the Oakland A’s 9-8 in the 12th inning of an American League wild card playoff that lived up to its name.

  • Manhattan High School | October 01, 2014

    MHS drops rare match to Titans

    Last year, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team beat Wichita South twice in the season, outscoring the Titans 19-0 in total. Tuesday night’s game went much differently.

  • Manhattan High School | September 30, 2014

    Indians take 3rd at league golf meet

    The Manhattan High girls’ golf team took third place at the Centennial League tournament Monday at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Topeka, finishing behind Washburn Rural and Hayden.

  • Area Schools | September 30, 2014

    Wamego runs at Rim Rock

    The Wamego cross country teams competed at the Rim Rock Classic on Saturday, with the girls’ team taking sixth place (302 points) among 37 teams in the blue race.

  • Area Schools | September 30, 2014

    EMS volleyball loses first match

    The Eisenhower Middle School seventh-grade girls’ volleyball team suffered its first defeat of the season against Shawnee Heights.

  • Area Schools | September 30, 2014

    AMS/EMS host cross country meet

    Both Manhattan middle schools co-hosted the Manhattan Middle School Invitational cross country meet at Anneberg Park last week, with more than 350 athletes participating.

  • Area Schools | September 30, 2014

    Anthony volleyball competes at quad

    The eighth-grade Anthony Middle School volleyball team competed in a quadrangular meet on Thursday.

  • Manhattan High School | September 28, 2014

    Indians crush Highland Park, 54-0


    The Manhattan High football team scored early and often against Highland Park on Friday night at Bishop Stadium, running out to a quick lead in the first quarter and going on to rout the Scots, 54-0.

  • Area Schools | September 28, 2014

    Rossville beats Riley County

    At Riley, the Riley County Falcons looked to be in good shape at halftime on Friday night, trailing No. 2-ranked Rossville 28-21.

  • Area Schools | September 28, 2014

    Hanover 50, BV-Randolph 0

    At Hanover, playing the top-ranked team in 8-man Division-I, the Blue Valley Rams were no match for Hanover on Friday, losing 50-0.

  • Area Schools | September 28, 2014

    Frankfort 58, V. Christian 12

    At Lawrence, Jake Rose scored seven total touchdowns as he led Frankfort to a 58-12 win over Veritas Christian.

  • Area Schools | September 28, 2014

    Washington County 49, Valley Heights 18

    At Blue Rapids, Valley Heights couldn’t keep up with Washington County on Friday, losing to Washington County, 49-18.

  • Manhattan High School | September 28, 2014

    Indians run hard at Rim Rock

    The boys’ team entered the race as defending champions and took 11th place in the Gold division, while the girls’ ran in a new division — Platinum.

  • Manhattan High School | September 28, 2014

    MHS boys soccer whips Great Bend

    The Manhattan High boys’ soccer team’s offense was red hot for about five minutes in Saturday’s win 5-1 over Great Bend at Bishop Stadium.

  • Manhattan High School | September 28, 2014

    MHS volleyball takes 4th at Seaman

    The Manhattan High volleyball team traveled to Topeka Saturday for the Seaman Invitational, taking fourth place after a 4-0 run through its pool.

  • Area Schools | September 28, 2014

    Mustangs pound Wabaunsee, 35-8

    Rockcreek grouptackle.phatch

    The Mustangs (1-3) managed to score 35 points in the first half on just 15 plays, but coach Mike Beam said they took control from the start with big plays.

  • Manhattan High School | September 26, 2014

    Manhattan routs Scots, 54-0

    The Manhattan High football team scored early and often against Highland Park on Friday night at Bishop Stadium, running out to a quick lead in the first quarter and going on to rout the Scots, 54-0.

  • Manhattan High School | September 26, 2014

    Manhattan youths to play at First Tee Open

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    Two seniors at Manhattan High earned the rare opportunity to play in the 11th-annual First Tee Open in Pebble Beach, Calif., this weekend, televised internationally on the Golf Channel.

    The event pairs each of the 81 junior participants with a professional golfer on the PGA’s Champions Tour. Pierson McAtee and Drew Casper, both three-year starters on the Manhattan boys’ golf team as well as eight-year veterans of The First Tee of Manhattan, began play at the event this morning, with a second round to be played Saturday at Pebble Beach.

    After a round of cuts, the top 23 teams will advance to Sunday’s final round.

    Casper was paired with Bob Gilder, while McAtee matched up with Davis Love III.

    Both seniors expressed excitement over the opportunity, which came only after a long application process that judged not only golfing ability, but leadership and life skills learned through The First Tee.

    “What made me interested was the opportunity to play at Pebble Beach and Poppy Hills, two of the best courses in the country,” Casper said.

    “So that got me really excited. And the chance to play with pros in an actual tournament is a big deal, so every bit of it sounded great from the start.”

    McAtee agreed.

    “The opportunity to play at Pebble Beach wasn’t one I could turn down,” he said. “And playing on the Golf Channel this weekend, it might be a little nerve-racking, but we’re prepared and I think we’ll do our best and have fun.”

    McAtee said the application process is similar to applying for colleges, something he’s doing more of these days. The pair from Manhattan were selected from more than 150 applicants.

    “You have to have a certain handicap, but that’s just a snippet of the process,” he said. “We had an interview, we made a resume, we listed all our extra-curricular activities, though that’s all stuff we’re doing when applying for colleges, so that was another plus.”

    Both Casper and McAtee have had the chance to play pristine, professional courses through The First Tee, but have never had an opportunity like this.

    “I’ve been to a couple of nice courses through the First Tee, in North Carolina and South Carolina, but I’ve never gotten to play with a pro, and I’ve never had an opportunity quite like this,” Casper said. “So I’m very lucky — it’s a great opportunity.”

    Both seniors left for Pebble Beach early this week and met their professional teammates at a pairings dinner Wednesday night.

    “I’m playing with Bob Gilder, he’s from Oregon and he played on the PGA Tour for quite a few years,” Casper said. “He’s on the Champions Tour now. He’s had 24 PGA Tour wins and he’s a really nice guy.

    “He told me a lot about playing out there. He’s played there every year of this tournament. He was great to talk to and has a ton of knowledge about golf.”

    McAtee said his teammate was just as friendly.

    “He’s a great guy,” he said. “I’m looking forward to playing with him.”

    This is the first time the Manhattan chapter of The First Tee has ever sent someone to the event. Casper and McAtee represent two of the three Eagle-certified members to ever come through the program, in addition to Hannah Devane, who graduated from Manhattan last spring.

    “Our chapter could not be any more proud of Drew and Pierson,” said Bernie Haney, executive director of The First Tee of Manhattan. “This is the final event of each of these young men’s eight years as part of our organization, and so what a remarkable way to cap off outstanding careers within The First Tee.”

    Haney, along with program director Susan Lowman, also made the trip to California for the event, serving as chaperones.

    Lowman said the program is fortunate to have such great leaders in Casper and McAtee.

    “From the beginning, they’ve had to be involved by mentoring other younger students and learning how to be a leader or a coach,” she said.

    “All through the summer, they were coaches with our First Tee program. It was a lot of commitment to come out to the golf course and not just play, but learn life skills and leadership through the program and all the things the First Tee is all about.”

    McAtee and Casper both took time to thank both the sponsors of the event, and the people who helped get them there.

    “We’d like to thank Nature Valley and the First Tee for this incredible opportunity,” McAtee said. “Also Bernie Haney and Susan Lowman, our chaperones, they’ve been incredible in this whole process and in our last eight years in the program.”

  • Manhattan High School | September 26, 2014

    MHS golf takes 2nd in Wamego

    Playing at the Washburn Rural Invitational at the Wamego Country Club, the Manhattan High girls’ golf team finished second place behind the host team Thursday afternoon.

  • Manhattan High School | September 26, 2014

    Stegeman leading Indians’ defense

    In 2014’s season opener against Shawnee Heights, Manhattan High football’s Luke Stegeman made the play of the game, helping the team snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in the final minutes.

  • Manhattan High School | September 26, 2014

    Washburn Rural tops MHS soccer, 3-1

    Cornerkicks, throw-ins and free kicks are all things Rural does extremely well, and that was ultimately the difference in Manhattan’s 3-1 loss.

  • Manhattan High School | September 26, 2014

    MHS tennis drops dual to Lawrence

    The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team traveled to Lawrence Thursday for a dual with Lawrence High, losing 6-3.

  • Manhattan High School | September 25, 2014

    Indians looking to correct mistakes


    After narrowly defeating Hayden last week, 23-20, to stay undefeated on the year and claim a leg up in the race for a Centennial League title, the Indians are looking to shore up the little things as they prepare to host Highland Park.

  • General Activities | September 25, 2014

    Alma teen ready to defend title at American Royal


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cooper Martin has a special place in his heart for the American Royal Invitational Youth Rodeo.

  • Manhattan High School | September 24, 2014

    Indians score late to beat Seaman, 2-1


    Win, lose or draw, Manhattan High boys’ soccer coach Frank Alonso was going to stick with his aggressive formation Tuesday night against Seaman.


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