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  • 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 ...

  • Indians mascot ranks fourth among Kansas high schools

    The school board is considering changing the Manhattan High School mascot, prompted by advocates who say that ‘Indians’ is offensive or insensitive to American Indians. To put some of that discussion in context, The Mercury obtained from the Kansas State High School Activities Association a list of mascots used by ...

  • Rock Creek football about building relationships

    Rock Creek quarterback Cooper Schlochtermeier intercepted a pass Sept. 23 against Silver Lake and returned it for a touchdown. That’s because he’s also a defensive back when he’s not leading the offense. He totaled more than 120 yards of interception returns in last week’s game. “ It’s every ...

  • Riley County pulls away from Rock Creek, wins, 24-7

    Riley County used its run game to pull away from Rock Creek and win, 24-7, on Friday night. Rock Creek led, 7-6, through the first quarter. The Falcons opened the scoring with a 19-yard run. After a missed extra point, Rock Creek answered with a 5-yard run by Skyler White. ...

  • Players defend HS coach after players quit, dismissed

    Shawnee Mission South head coach Brett Oberzan kicked three players off the team after its 21-14 loss to Winnetonka on Sept. 15, according to a report by the Kansas City Star. Five others left the team in protest. Oberzan called Kamau Kimaru, Cameron Union and senior Cody Corbin into his office ...

  • Schulz responds to WSU football flap

    Former K-State President Kirk Schulz, who took the helm at Washington State University earlier this year, responded Monday to the controversy surrounding that school’s football team. Four players were arrested recently for assault and other charges. Since Mike Leach started coaching the team in early 2012, players have been arrested 29 ...

  • Manhattan slams Highland Park, 50-6

    Even in a big win like Friday night’s, there are teaching moments. Head coach Joe Schartz found plenty in Manhattan’s 50-6 win over Highland Park. Several players saw action on both sides of the ball, some for the first time. “We had some underclassmen get into the game, ...

  • Riley County loses to Rossville, 50-25

    Long before either stepped foot onto the field in Riley Friday night, Riley County High School head football coach Steve Wagner hoped his No. 6 — senior running back Garrett Staten — could win the battle against Rossville’s No. 6 — senior quarterback Jacob Bradshaw. The matchup would be huge. It’s one Bradshaw ...

  • Rock Creek can’t overcome early deficit, loses to Wabaunsee

    Despite only trailing by one point for parts of the third quarter, Rock Creek couldn’t hold off Wabaunsee, losing, 26-13. Wabaunsee scored 14 unanswered points on a 3-yard run by Kolby Droegemeier and a 27-yard run by Kameron Wurtz. Droegemeier finished with 138 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns. Wurtz ended ...

  • Valley Heights beats Doniphan West, 36-6

    Valley Heights beat Doniphan West, 36-6, on Friday night to even its record at 1-1. Up next, the Mustangs face Christ Prep Academy on Saturday at 2 p.m. Rossville 41, Rock Creek 26 Despite leading, 14-0, through the first quarter, Rock Creek couldn’t stop Rossville and lost, 41-26. Skylar White scored ...

  • Wamego shut out by Ottawa, 21-0

    In the moments after his team had just suffered a turnover-ridden, sloppy 21-0 loss to Ottawa Friday night, Wamego High football head coach Lee Weber boomed at his Red Raiders in the post-game huddle at midfield. To the fans still making their way to exits, the indistinguishable yelling may have ...

  • KBCA rosters announced

    The Flint-Hills area will send three players to the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game on the campus of Kansas Wesleyan in Salina on June 25. Manhattan High’s Maddie Mittie and Valley Heights’ Jo Roepke were named to the girls’ roster, while Rock Creek’s Carson Becker will play in ...










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