General Activities

  • Young triathlon participants inspired by Olympians they’ve been watching

    Imitating some of their favorite Olympians, Manhattan youths swam, biked and ran their way around City Park on Saturday morning. About 180 children spanning all ages tested their athletic ability during the Manhattan Parks and Recreation’s Just Tri It Triathlon. In the junior division, children swam 50 yards across the City ...

  • Area native coaching at Rio Olympics

    Former Kansas State track assistant and Council Grove native Troy Engle is among the coaches headed to the Olympics this week to support Team USA in Rio de Janeiro. Engle, a former head coach of the track and field team at Army, is serving as an assistant coach and overseeing ...

  • Teen chess champ looks to start team at Manhattan High

    Sometimes things really are black and white, but that doesn’t necessarily make them easy to see. For an accomplished chess player like 15-year-old Jack Easton, figuring out his next move is a lot more complicated than it may seem to someone who isn’t intimately familiar with the game. ...

  • K-State duo win fishing title

    Kansas State fishermen Kyle Alsop and Taylor Bivins won the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship on Saturday in Campellsville, Kentucky. Alsop and Bivins finished the three-day event on Green River Lake with 36 pounds, 4 ounces. The K-State team was the only one in the field of 89 teams to bring in ...

  • Runners compete in Poyntz Mile race Menwinner.mercury

    Runners from around the Manhattan area and a few from around the state competed in the Poyntz Avenue Mile on Friday. The race, which is a fundraiser for the Manhattan High cross country teams, starts near Capital Federal and ends near AJ’s Pizza. Joe Moore had the best overall ...

  • Track club heading to Junior Olympics Track2.mercury

    More than 10,000 athletes from across the world will travel to Rio de Janeiro next week for the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before those games begin, nearly 20 local youth will travel to Houston to compete at the AAU Junior Olympics from July 30 to Aug. 6. The Manhattan Track Club qualified 22 ...

  • Mosley highlights Night 3 Rodeo1.mercury

    Scores were hard to come by Saturday on the final night of the Kaw Valley Rodeo, as champions of the three-day event were crowned. The top score on the night came in bull riding, when Laramie Mosley (Satanta) was the lone cowboy to record a score on a bull. Mosley ...

  • Marlins compete at sectional meet

    The Manhattan Marlins swim team competed in the Speedo Central Sectional VIII Swimming Long Course Championship in Columbia, Missouri, July 20 -23.  The four qualifiers were Matt Bandy, Kelly Wichmann, Preston Harrison, and Hannah Gardner. They competed with top performers throughout the midwest.  They group finished with the following ...

  • Larson enjoys competing at local rodeo Larson2.mercury

    When Chancey Larson was a senior in high school, he decided to enter the Kaw Valley Rodeo as a local participant. Larson didn’t have his pro rodeo card yet, but the Manhattan High alum wanted the chance to compete in his local rodeo. It panned out for Larson, who ...

  • Bull riders score at Kaw Valley Rodeo Livingston.mercury

    Koal Livingston set a score that might last throughout the weekend during Night 1 of the Kaw Valley Rodeo on Thursday at Wells Arena. The Burleson, Texas-based bull rider posted a scored of 85 to lead a group of four that posted scores during the final event of Thursday’s competition. Burleson’ ...

  • Former world champ set to rope Kaw Valley Rodeo

    Eight-time world champion Joe Beaver headlines the Kaw Valley Rodeo’s, which gets underway tonight at Wells Arena in CiCo Park. The three-day PRCA rodeo begins at 8 p.m. nightly and concludes Saturday. Tonight is Military Appreciation Night and Kids Night, while Friday is Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night, ...

  • Manko 17ers rout Cavs in finale of showcase

    The Manhattan Manko 17ers finished their season on Sunday with a 12-1 win over the Cavaliers at the Johnson County Community College Showcase. The 17ers scored six runs over the first three innings and then scored six in the forth to put the game away. T.J. Ladner got the ...







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