Tradition is everlasting for the Manhattan High football program. The Indians pride themselves in teaching their players about their past successes and continuing the process that got those teams to where they wanted to be.
Trevor Hudgins stood in the back court at The Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, on March 30. His teammate on the Northwest Missouri State University basketball team, Ryan Hawkins, was shooting free throws in the closing seconds of the NCAA Division II national championship game against Poi…
The Manhattan Track Club sent seven youth athletes to compete in the Junior Olympics in Greensboro, N.C., in late July. The kids represented several local schools, including Manhattan High School, Woodrow Wilson Elementary, Marlatt Elementary and Rock Creek Elementary.
Brett Wallerstedt was able to look around at his freshman class of a couple dozen athletically gifted young men at Arizona State University in 1988 and feel confident about himself because of where he came from.
Jerry Johnson received numerous coaching accolades during his time leading Wamego High’s baseball program. After recently retiring from the post in July, he said the accomplishment that brings him the greatest sense of gratification can’t be measured in wins and losses.
The Next Level Elite Track Club had eight local youth athletes travel to Greensboro, N.C., to compete in the 2019 AAU Track & Field National Junior Olympic Championships from July 29 to Aug. 3. Facing other youth athletes from around the country, six of the eight athletes from Next Level…
Former Manhattan High distance runner Reid Buchanan showed out at the 2019 Pan American Games on Friday, winning a silver medal in the men’s 10,000-meter race. He finished with a time of 28:28.41.
Reid Buchanan committed to distance running later than most. Growing up, he always played football, basketball and baseball, too. He ran and found success in high school. He earned a spot running on the University of Kansas squad. But he’s also given up running before.
The Kansas State High School Athletics Association’s decision to sanction girls wrestling in April was nearly unanimous, with 63 of 65 votes in favor of Kansas becoming the 15th state to add the sport.
Going toe to toe against a fearsome competitor can be intimidating — even more so when your competitor is several hundreds of pounds heavier than you and equipped with two large, pointed horns.
A fundraiser golf tournament at Stagg Hill Golf Club has been a staple of the Manhattan High football program for 10 years. But this year’s event, held Friday, was special. It’s now called the Lew Lane Memorial Golf Tournament, honoring the late Indians coach who enriched and enhanced the tr…
It wasn’t long ago — a month, actually — that Kansas State alum Kyle Eike was having to balance college, competing with the Wildcats rodeo team at the National College Finals in Casper, Wyo., and being a professional steer wrestler.
JUNCTION CITY — Rodeo action came to town for the 26th year in a row Friday night. The Junction City rodeo is largely recognized as one of the biggest open rodeos in the state of Kansas, with contestants from across Kansas coming to try their hand in the various events.
Mathias Dahl thought about putting away the clubs for good last winter. It wasn’t about a lack of will power; it was more about doubting whether he could ever make enough money to keep up with the expenses he had every tournament.
Brittany Finney made her first resume when she was 10 years old. She worked on it with her father so she could apply for the position of bat girl for Wamego softball coach Norm Francis. This was in 2006, and by that time Finney already had fallen in love with softball. She first learned the …
It’s the 26th year of the Junction City Rodeo, and coordinators are going all out for this year’s competition, which will be held Friday and Saturday. Performances are at the Geary County Fairgrounds in Junction City, with several additional features planned.
Curtis Yonke was 9 years old when the Colbert Hills Golf Course was established on April 30, 2000. It was named after his grandfather, Jim Colbert, and Yonke, who graduated from Kansas State in 2013, has played on this course more times than he can recall.
Eleven local youth athletes (12 total) who train at Next Level Elite Track Club are moving on to the AAU Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships.
There wasn’t any dust to settle, but the muddy water never hindered the cowboys doing their professional work for fun last weekend.
JUNCTION CITY — After splitting a two-game series with the Kansas City Monarchs, the Junction City Brigade returned to Rathert Field on Friday night to face the Topeka Golden Giants. The Brigade needed a lift from their pitching and hitting, especially with the season winding down. With the …
JUNCTION CITY — Coming into the two-game series with Barn Baseball Academy, Junction City Brigade head coach Derek Francis stressed the importance of not sleeping on the Barnstormers. With the Midwest A’s coming into town for a doubleheader Saturday, Francis stressed that it was crucial not …
The Manhattan Optimist Prime 12U softball team played in the Salina Slugfest, but as several other tournaments recently were shortened due to rain, so too was this one. The Prime faced the Marysville Magic in the first game and won 11-0. Maggie Brummett pitched and Janie Hilgers caught. The …
Wamego star running back Isiah Childs his decision. After taking a visit to Akron, the first Division I university to offer Childs, the senior announced on Twitter that he’d be joining the Zips.
Former Manhattan High baseball star Ed Scott inked with Texas Christian University, a perennial powerhouse in the college baseball scene. Scott went to play at Cloud County Community College after his high school career concluded, and he is now one of 13 T-Birds to sign with four year school…
Shane Sieben likes to give out a game ball to a top performer on his Rock Creek baseball squad after a win. On May 23, it was his pitcher, Toby Becker.
There’s 350 feet of space in the open field where Sam Hankins lives. That’s a good thing since Hankins, a junior at Manhattan High, can throw a javelin more than 200 feet.
Haleigh Harper wasn’t satisfied with her performance at the plate after the 2018 softball season. She’s got a competitive fire by nature that doesn’t have an offseason; she’s a three-sport athlete. Harper, who finished her senior season at Manhattan High this spring, wasn’t going to settle, …
The Manhattan Optimist Prime softball team earned fifth place after playing seven games in the Kansas USSSA “C” State Tournament in Salina last weekend.
Steve Wagner and Tristan Kulp admit they aren’t overly talkative. But taking part in last week’s Shrine Bowl, they said, helped both break out of their shells.
One night earlier this spring, Manhattan High wrestling coach Robert Gonzales and his family sat down for dinner in Topeka. Many topics were discussed, with a plenty of laughs throughout.
Emilee Ebert can’t quite remember the first time she watched Kansas State women’s basketball play at Bramlage Coliseum. All she knows is she’s too young to recall her exact age.
Rock Creek star Toby Becker now has a college destination. The pitcher took to Twitter over the weekend to announce his plans for the future.