Walter Barr had every reason to like Alaska. After all, the Manhattan native had finished in the top three numerous times at the Alaska Bodybuilding Fitness and Figure Pro-Am Championships in Anchorage. But something was always missing — that elusive first-place title. In fact, despite Barr’
Chris Watson — the grandson of Manhattan’s Jack and Pearl Watson — has a lot to celebrate these days. The Central Oklahoma wrestler not only capped a perfect 42-0 season with an NCAA Division II national title at 165 pounds — earning him Wrestler of the Year honors —
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There are some goosebump moments rolling into Kauffman Stadium on Monday afternoon. If events stay on schedule, the most dramatic will occur at 2:51 p.m., when the entire home team roster lines up along the first-base line and public address announcer Mike
WAMEGO — Organizers of the Body First Wicked Marathon and Half Marathon last Saturday deemed the annual event a huge success, as participation numbers swelled and downtown was filled with folks seeing all that Wamego has to offer. Doug Sellers, owner of the event’s corporate
Playing up one age group in the 12-and-under division, the U11 MHK United boys soccer team won the championship last weekend at the April Fool’s Futbol Festival in Lawrence. MHK United went 2-1 in pool play with a 5-1 victory over U12 Sporting
With a change of pace, Josh Pfeifer entered the ring at VFC Fight Night Little Apple to the tune of Pharrell’s “Happy,” inside the Hilton Garden Inn and Convention Center. Pfeifer, who trains at Manhattan’s Combative Sports Center, wanted to get the crowd
The Little Apple is set to host its first-ever mixed martial arts event on Friday when the Victory Fighting Championship comes to town. VFC Fight Night Little Apple will be held in Manhattan’s Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center with doors set to open at 6:30
March Madness. It’s the time when fans are filling out brackets and cheering on their teams. In addition to high school and college basketball, there is another basketball tournament going on in Kansas with an even higher purpose. Kelly Love is director of the
Race officials with the Body First Wicked Marathon got an early Christmas present recently when the Kansas chapter of the Road Runners of America named the Wamego race as its official state championship event. The marathon, which debuted in 2014, will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Please, enough… Stop. Since you seem intent on keeping the World Series alive — endless emails, random strangers stopping me in the check-out line at Dillon’s, etc. — I’ve GOT to finish that ninth inning so we can get on with our lives. The daily
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