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  • CHIEF boys goes 2-1 at KCAA tournament

    Manhattan CHIEF — the regional high-school-age homeschool boys basketball team — went 2-1 and claimed fifth place at the Kansas Christian Athletic Association statewide 2A level basketball tournament last weekend in Wichita.  Manhattan concluded the tournament with a come-from-behind, 68-63 overtime-victory over the St. Johns Military Academy Muleskinners.  Junior Dylan ...

  • Marlins compete at district championship

    The Manhattan Marlins had 30 swimmers represented at the 2016 Missouri Valley District Championships in Wichita last month.  Sydney Shaffer, Egan Dritz and Blaise Hayden had some outstanding races.  The Marlins then had 23 swimmers participate in the 2016 MVS Championships, Feb 19-21, where the team finished 16th overall and fourth place ...

  • Kansas Nets play in Wamego tourney

    The Kansas Nets sixth grade boys basketball team from Manhattan won the Wamego Basketball Association tournament last Saturday.  The Nets opened pool play with a 49-38 win over Riley Count and then defeated Wamego 49-39 to advance to the finals.  In the championship game, the Nets led wire-to-wire ...

  • United volleyball team wins in Hutchinson

    The United 13-and-under Konza volleyball club team from Manhattan competed at the “In It To Win It” tournament in Hutchinson recently. United dominated the eight-team field by winning nine out of 10 sets. The team swept bracket play to earn first place. The team is made up of seventh graders from ...

  • Cameron: OK, we called this one Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Journalists who go out on a limb and get a story exactly correct when the whole world seems to be saying the opposite, well… We try to remain relaxed and humble about it. But we aren’t. Hell, no, we throw our arms in the air, shout ...

  • Royals sign OF Alex Gordon to $72 million, 4-year deal Royalscolor.mercury

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With a cold wind blowing outside and the warmth of spring training still more than a month away, Alex Gordon walked into the home clubhouse of Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday and grinned. He was home. And he will be for a while. The All-Star outfielder signed a $72 ...

  • Rose deserves a fair shot at Hall of Fame Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Forgive me for stepping outside the good cheer of the season, just for a few minutes. But I’m angry. Or maybe frustrated is a better word. The event that just lit me up once again was the announcement by Major League Baseball czar Rob Manfred that Pete Rose’s ...

  • Cameron: Free agency leaves Royals with tough decisions Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dillon Gee. Never mind who he is for a moment. Instead, consider the panic he’s caused. Despite back-to-back World Series appearances and winning the whole enchilada last season, Royals fans are frightened. Maybe it comes from two decades in the wilderness — yes, just two, although it ...

  • Royals going all in with pitching, pen Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY — Here’s one stone-cold fact we learned last year: Trusting the Royals’ scouts might be the safest bet in baseball. Given this group’s track record of finding gold in dry river beds (Kendrys Morales, Chris Young, Ryan Madson, Kris Medlen, etc.), you probably wouldn’t blink if ...

  • Cameron: Tough road for Royals in free agency

    KANSAS CITY — No question, Royals fans are terrified. You can see it on the guy wearing his “World Series Champion” hoodie at the grocery store — face pinched, body slightly hunched as though waiting to absorb a mighty blow. This is what baseball folk call the “Hot Stove League.” (That term, ...

  • Local bowlers compete at state meet

    A number of local youth bowlers from the Manhattan area competed in the USBC state championship this past weekend in Olathe. The Little Apple Lanes 1 team won the Division 1 team competition with a score of 2,873, finishing 184 pins better than second place. The team was made up of Manhattan’s Dustin ...

  • 5-year-old golfer hits hole-in-one

    It may be another few years before Charlie Haney fully understands the scope of his accomplishment at Colbert Hills Golf Course earlier this month. The 5-year-old golfer hit a hole-in-one on No. 3 at Colbert Hills’ Par 3 Course, sending a shot over the creek with his driver before it bounced up ...







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