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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...










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