General Activities

  • CHIEF goes 1-2 at Omaha tourney

    The boys basketball team for Manhattan CHIEF (Christian Homes In Educational Fellowship), won one game and lost two Dec. 2-3 at the Omaha Roadrunners Holiday Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska. In the opening round, CHIEF fell 64-60 in a back-andforth battle with a team from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Patrick Schrader was ...

  • 750 runners turn out for Manhattan’s first Turkey Trot

    Some Manhattan runners began burning off the Thanksgiving food before the meal Thursday morning. The Manhattan Running Company held its inaugural MHK Turkey Trot, a Thanksgiving 5K run from Aggieville to Downtown and back. Although the temperature hovered just below 40 degrees, a massive group of 750 people registered for the run, ...

  • Flint Hills Soccer Club to hold indoor soccer

    The Flint Hills Soccer Club is holding an indoor winter soccer fun program at the Luckey Junior High gym this winter. The program features 10 groups, with nine youth groups open to boys and girls from 6-18 years old. The other group is open to men and women 19 years and older. ...

  • Optimist Prime 10-U softball looking for 2 more players

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 10-U fast pitch softball team is looking for two more players. Prime will be a new 10-U team and is coached by Jeff Brummett. Emily Brummett will be the assistant coach. Please call Jeff at 785556-3391 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email ...

  • Duo wins Kansas Senior Games title

    Manhattan duo Dennis Law and Roger Allerheiligen won the doubles racquetball title on Sunday at the Kansas Senior Games in Topeka. Law and Allerheiligen defeated Russell Belle and Joel Spigel from Missouri to win the title in the 70–74 age group. Allerheiligen also won the singles title, beating out Spigel. With ...

  • Barton wins dressage title

    Julia Barton, 14, and her 7-year-oldpony, Bonnie, ame from behind to claim the United States Equestrian Federation Pony Rider National Championship at the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. Barton is the daughter of former Manhattan residents Eric and Jennifer Barton, now of Lawrence.  She is the granddaughter of David ...

  • Local Sports Roundup

    Local athlete on collegiate men’s soccer team Manhattan High alum Ben Turnley is a member of the Central College men’s soccer team this season. Central compiled a record of 4-13 last season, and will return 16 letterwinners to the 2016 squad. The Dutch are looking to advance to the Iowa ...

  • 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 ...










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