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  • Champs crowned at Kaw Valley

    Jacobs Crawley was in Manhattan for about 90 minutes Saturday night. That’s all he needed to come away with a share of the saddle bronc title at the Kaw Valley Rodeo, riding Summer Wages for a score of 79. He tied with Casey McGooden (Doniphan, Neb.) and Ryan Bestol (Hyannis, Neb.), ...

  • Hall still going strong after 51 years Rodeo 5.phatch

    Dell Hall couldn’t imagine doing much else. The longtime stock contractor for Manhattan’s Kaw Valley Rodeo said it’s better than hauling hay and digging postholes for a living. A stock contractor since 1961, Hall is pretty good at it too, hauling his world-class livestock around the country and ...

  • Senior 17ers end season with loss

    After losing to the Leavenworth Diamond Jaxx in 11 innings on Wednesday, the season came down to one game for the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers. Unfortunately for the 17ers, an early six-run deficit was too much to overcome in a 6-5 loss in the AAA Zone finals in Leavenworth. ...

  • Friday’s rodeo results

    Jake Brown — from Hillsboro, Texas — scored an 82 on Friday night, taking the top spot after two performances in the bareback event. Matt Crumpler scored a 69. In saddle bronc, it was just Ty Hamm (Fort Scott), who came away with a score, posting a 74 atop the horse Stuart Little. Nobody recorded ...

  • Bulls win the night at Kaw Valley Crain.phatch

    It wasn’t his night. Well, actually it wasn’t anybody’s night on the bulls Thursday, as the Kaw Valley Rodeo opened at Wells Arena in CiCo Park. Seven rode and seven were bucked off, giving the clean sweep to stock contractor Dell Hall, who brings his bulls to ...

  • Legion Zone update

    The American Legion Westmoreland/Rock Creek Post 186 senior team advanced to the AA Zone tournament final today in Ottawa. Rock Creek beat top-seeded Silver Lake and No. 2-seed Wellsville in addition to a victory over Oskaloosa this week. The game starts at 8:15 p.m. in Ottawa, with a trip to ...

  • Leavenworth stays alive, edges 17ers

    After a pair of strong wins to start its Zone tournament, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers missed out on the chance to win in a sweep on Wednesday. Technically, the game didn’t end until early Thursday morning, as the two teams needed a pair of extra innings ...

  • Senior 17ers win 11-0 in Zone semis

    The Manhattan Manko American Legion senior 17ers’ march to the AAA state legion tournament continued on Tuesday with an 11-0 rout of the Leavenworth Diamond Jaxx in the second day of play at the Leavenworth Zone tournament. Now at 2-0 in the legion postseason and with a 10-game winning streak ...

  • Manhattan routs Atchison in Zone opener

    In a season filled with games against select teams that recruit their areas best talent, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers are back to strictly playing legion ball. The early returns are encouraging. Manhattan won its zone opener easily, defeating Atchison 19-9 in a game that saw them take ...

  • 17ers open play in Zone tournament

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers got some action in during the Washburn Team Camp this weekend, playing at Yager Stadium in Topeka on Friday. The 17ers opened play in the Zone tournament today in Leavenworth, playing Atchison in the double elimination tournament. The 17ers could advance to AAA ...

  • Dillon begins play at US Junior Amateur

    When Cole Dillon won the US Junior Amateur qualifier at Lawrence Country Club in late June, the Dillon family started planning an impromptu vacation. Departing late last week, the Dillons traveled to Truckee, Calif., to the Martis Camp Club for the US Junior Amateur championship that began today with an 18 ...

  • Manhattan Junior Golf series wraps up

    Manhattan area youth wrapped up the City Junior Golf series last week, with 10 different champions crowned in five different age divisions. The series consisted of four consecutive weeks of golf at each of Manhattan’s area courses, culminating in the two-round City Junior Championship last week to decide the series ...










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