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TOPEKA — After jumping to a 14-0 lead over Hayden in the second quarter, Manhattan High lost momentum and struggled to ever take it back in a 21-14 loss to the Wildcats Friday night.
Led by running back Connor Schumacher’s outstanding performance, Hayden controlled the clock, and thus took control of...Read More »
There is something special about the Manhattan Indians in the second quarter.
One week after blitzing Shawnee Heights for 20 points in the second frame, turning a 7-0 lead into a 27-0 blowout by halftime, the Indians did the same to Seaman Friday night in MHS’ home opener.
Led by junior quarterback...Read More »
The first edition of Scoreboard Saturday on KMAN breaks down the first Friday night of the High School football season with Brandon Tadtman, Tyler Dreiling and Tanner Barth. Hear from Rock Creek head coach Mike Beam, Rossville head coach Derrick Hammes and Manhattan head coach Joe Schartz.
The Rock Creek Mustangs won their first-ever state baseball championship with a 2-0 win over Concordia to take the 4A-Division II title Monday in Topeka.
Justin Reiss threw six shutout innings and also drove in one of the...Read More »
The Manhattan High boys track team was the story of the weekend in Wichita. The Indians finished in a tie for 2nd place with Lawrence Free State with 57 points. Olathe East won boys 6A with 62 points.
The MHS boys got a pair of gold medals from Michael Melgares who...Read More »
The Wamego boys golf team finished in a tie for second with their team score at the 4A state tournament but lost the tiebreaker to officially take third in McPherson.
Buhler ran away with the team title by shooting 293, and Wamego and Rose Hill each shot 310. Mac McNish of Buhler...Read More »
Manhattan High finished at the top of the Centennial League all-sports standings for the 2014-15 school year.
Each year the results are tallied with ten points awarded for the league champion (nine points for second place, etc.) in each individual sport. The Indians led the way with 172.5 total points, while...Read More »
– Wamego girls track and field state qualifiers from Regionals (Regional place in parentheses): Allison Seufert in the 800 meters (2nd) and 1600 meters (3rd), Brooke Woodward in the javelin (2nd), Maddie Vontz in the triple jump (4th) and the 4×400 meter (2nd) and 4×800 (3rd) meter relay teams. The...Read More »
– Manhattan High girls soccer won their regional final 2-0 over Dodge City. Tessa Irvine scored both goals for the Indians who have won nine in a row.
– Manhattan High boys track finished second at regionals in Hutchinson. Chris Martin won the 400 meters, Brandon Religa won the 800...Read More »
– Rock Creek softball is headed to the 4A-Division two state tournament after beating Santa Fe Trail 10-8 and Royal Valley 3-1 in their regional yesterday. Blair Campbell won both games on the mound for the Mustangs, and Brynn Hammett drove in all three runs in the regional final against...Read More »
– Manhattan High tennis took 6th at state over the weekend. In singles play, Bryce Easton came in 8th place with a 3-3 record. The doubles team of Kirkland Lambert and Collin Queal finished in 7th place after a 4-2 weekend.
– Wamego girls track and field finished in third place at...Read More »
– The Manhattan High boys finished second at the Centennial League track meet. They finished 21.5 points behind Shawnee Heights. The boys 4×800 meter relay team took first place, Michael Melgares won the 3200 and 1600 meters, Brandon Religa won the 800 meters and Colton Wagner won the shot put.
– The...Read More »
– Manhattan High baseball swept Emporia 7-1 and 11-2. MHS softball also swept the Spartans. They won game one 15-2 and game two 10-0
– Manhattan High girls soccer cruised past Junction City 10-0 behind seven goals from Cailey Perkins.
– Wamego baseball split with Chapman and Wamego softball was swept by...Read More »
– Manhattan High baseball split with Hayden. The Indians lost game one 12-3 but came back to win game two 4-1. It was Hayden’s first loss of the season. Jesse Steinbring struck out eight batters and allowed just two hits in the Indians win.
– Manhattan High softball was swept by...Read More »
– Manhattan High baseball split with Topeka High. The Indians lost game one 6-4 and won game two 3-2.
– Manhattan High girls soccer held off Wichita Northwest for a 4-3 win. Tessa Irvine, Cailey Perkins, Sadie Samenus and Addy Stone all scored for the Indians in the win.
– Rock Creek...Read More »
– Manhattan High baseball was swept by Junction City 3-1 and 11-10. It was Junction City’s first win over Manhattan in seven years.
– Manhattan High softball swept Junction City 10-5 and 14-4 on the road. The Indians have won six of their last eight games.
– Manhattan High boys and...Read More »
– Manhattan High baseball split with Topeka West. The Indians took game one 1-0 and lost game two 4-0.
– Manhattan High girls soccer tied Blue Valley Stilwell 1-1. Cailey Perkins scored for MHS.
– Manhattan High softball swept Topeka West. The Indians won 4-3 and 7-5.
– Manhattan High boys tennis won...Read More »
Manhattan High’s AJ Epperson signed a letter of intent to play college baseball with Independence Community College Tuesday at MHS.
The Tribe infielder has battled back from two knee surgeries during his career to get back on the field. He missed parts of his sophomore and junior seasons but has come...Read More »
– Riley County softball beat Concordia 2-0 in the only game finished between the two before rain wiped out game two. Jordan Ummel got the win on the mound by shutting out Concordia while striking out 13. Taylor Prockish led the offense with a single and a triple. The Falcons...Read More »
Pierson McAtee, a standout player for Manhattan High School’s Boys Basketball team has announced he will walk on at Kansas State this Fall.
McAtee, a senior at MHS made the announcement Friday on his Twitter account.
The 6’6″ Forward was All-Centennial League as he helped to lead the Tribe to its...Read More »
– Manhattan High baseball was swept by Seaman. The Indians lost 7-4 and 6-4.
– Manhattan High softball was also swept by Seaman. The Vikings won 5-0 and 9-3. Seaman broke open a 0-0 tie in the seventh with five runs to win game one.
– Manhattan High boys tennis...Read More »
– Manhattan High girls soccer won 3-2 at Hayden in overtime. The Indians got the game winning goal from Tessa Irvine. She ended the game with two goals and an assist.
– Manhattan High baseball beat Highland Park 10-0 and 9-1.
– Manhattan High softball swept Highland Park 15-0 and 17-4.
– Wamego...Read More »
– Manhattan High girls soccer finished with a 0-0 tie in double overtime at Seaman on Friday. The Indians are now 4-2-1 this season and have a road trip to Hayden on Tuesday.
– Manhattan High track competed at the KU Relays over the weekend. Michael Melgares took fourth place in...Read More »
– Manhattan High softball split with Rossville. The Indians scored four runs in the seventh to win game one 7-6 and lost game two 11-1.
– Manhattan High girls soccer dominated Emporia in a 5-0 win. Cailey Perkins had three goals and two assists.
– Manhattan High boys tennis finished in third...Read More »
A game which originally ended in heartbreak for one team may have had almost as many perks as bringing home the win.
– Manhattan High baseball lost two games to Shawnee Heights by scores of 7-3 and 16-8. The Indians are now 2-2 this season.
– Riley County baseball swept Concordia with wins of 3-1 and 2-0.
– Rock Creek and Wamego split a baseball doubleheader. The Mustangs took game one 4-1 and the...Read More »
Wamego has found it’s new football coach. Lee Weber will take over for the departed Dale Burkholder, pending board approval next week.
Weber comes from Council Grove where went 6-3 each of the last two seasons with the Braves. He took over a program that had only won six games in...Read More »
– Wamego baseball: Lost game one 7-4 to Council Grove, and came from behind to win game two 8-7. Landis Rowden had the game-winning RBI for the Red Raiders in game two. Wamego is 3-1 so far this season.
– Wamego softball: Lost game one 8-6 to Council Grove and won...Read More »
Rock Creek’s Carson Becker and Wamego’s Lanie Page were each chosen first team all-state by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association for the 2014-15 season.
Becker was a first-team pick in 4A-Division 2 after averaging 15 points and 8 rebounds per game for the Mustangs. He helped lead Rock Creek to a...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls soccer team is off to a 1-0 start after cruising past Topeka High 7-0 last night. They’re back in action tomorrow at home against Blue Valley West.
The Manhattan High girls won the Topeka West Mid Winter Relays and the MHS boys finished second.
Making their first appearance in school history in a State Championship Basketball game, the Rock Creek Mustangs lost to Holcomb 63-55 in the Boys Class 4A Division II title game Saturday night at Hartman Arena in Park City.
Elsewhere in the Class 2A State Tournament held at Bramlage...Read More »
The Rock Creek Mustangs have advanced to the Championship Game of the Class 4A Division II Boys State Basketball Tournament after defeating Wichita Trinity 86-71 Friday night in Semifinal action at Hartman Arena in Park City. The Mustangs will face Holcomb for the State title at 6:15 p.m....Read More »
The Manhattan High girls basketball team saw their great season come to a close at 18-5 after a 39-26 loss to Shawnee Mission NW in the quarterfinals of the 6A State Tournament in Wichita.
Manhattan held an early 3-2 lead, the Cougars went on a 15-0 run which helped SM NW...Read More »
The Manhattan high boys basketball teams’ dream season came to a bitter close on Wednesday night as the 7th seeded Junior Blues of Washburn Rural upset the 2nd seeded Indians 59-58 in a class 6A Sub State Semi Final.
Manhattan led 12-5 after the first quarter but found themselves trailing by...Read More »
Manhattan High basketball closed out the regular season in grand fashion on Friday night at the MHS gym with a sweep over the Seaman Vikings.
The MHS girls closed out the regular season with a 49-39 win over the Lady Vikes that gave the Lady Indians a share of the Centennial...Read More »
Manhattan High basketball had no problem picking up the sweep last night on the road against rival Junction City.
The MHS girls led wire to wire in a 60-35 win over the Lady Blue Jays. Caroline Ballard had 15 points to lead the way for MHS. The win improves the MHS...Read More »
Put them all together and what do you got…. Regional Champions pic.twitter.com/drzdX7b3mf
— MHS Wrestling (@TribeWrestling) February 22, 2015
Manhattan High, Junction City and Derby were neck-and-neck throughout the entire tournament. Like last year’s regional, it took an MHS vs. Derby 285 pound championship match...Read More »
The Manhattan High basketball teams were in a tough environment on Friday night at Hayden High school where Centennial League title implications were on the line in both the girls’ and boys’ games.
The Manhattan High girls (14-4, 8-3) led after one quarter 11-5, but after that it was all Hayden....Read More »
Manhattan High senior Colton Wagner is preparing for the upcoming 2015 Shrine Bowl that will take place on Saturday, July 25th at Fort Hays State University.
This past sseason, Wagner was a first team all league selection in helping guide the Tribe to a share of their sixth straight Centennial...Read More »
Wamego High Schools Girl’s Basketball coach Jim Page will be relieved of his duties at the end of the 2014-2015 season.
The USD 320 Board of Education voted unanimously at their Tuesday evening meeting to terminate his contract.
Board President Richard Weixelman said: “While the USD 320 Board of Education supports the...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls and boys basketball teams each took a step closer to a Centennial League crown on Tuesday night at the MHS gym with a clean sweep of the Trojans.
It was a wire to wire win for the MHS girls as they roll to a 51-31 victory. Manhattan (14-3,...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls defeated Shawnee Heights 50-35 to pull in a current four way tie for first place in the Centennial League with five games left on the schedule.
Caroline Ballard had 17 points to lead the MHS girls. Gigi McAtee pitched in with 9 points.
The MHS girls (12-3, 6-2)...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls basketball team will play for third place on Saturday night in McPherson after falling to Olathe South Friday night in the semi finals of the Mid America Classic 54-50.
Manhattan (9-3) led by five at the end of the first half. The Falcons would outscore MHS in...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls basketball team took care of business on Thursday night in the first round of the Mid America Classic against Valley Center, beating the Hornets 57-37.
Manhattan had 11 players score in the ball game with no Indian scoring in double figures. Amara Ehie led the way for...Read More »
The Manhattan High Girls basketball team used a big second half to pull away from Great Bend on the road, winning 51-33 to improve to 7-2 overall.
Manhattan led 11-5 after one quarter and 23-18 at halftime. MHS outscored the Panthers in the second half 28-15.
Caroline Ballard led all scorers with...Read More »
It was a good night to be a Tribe hoops fan Friday at Highland Park with MHS getting the clean sweep over the Scots in key Centennial League match ups.
The MHS girls struggled offensively in the first half shooting 33% from the field but still led 20-16 at the break. The...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls basketball team possibly saw the best team in the Centennial League on Tuesday night at the MHS gym. The Lady Blues of Washburn Rural were off big time wins last week over Hayden and Seaman, and they continued their dominance as they rolled Manhattan 65-45.
Washburn Rural...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls basketball team rebounded nicely after the first loss of the season to Seaman on Tuesday night, winning in fine fashion over the Lady Trojans 57-32. It was a slow start for both teams out of the gate which saw the game tied at 11 after the...Read More »
Manhattan High senior offensive tackle Colton Wagner was selected to play for the West squad in the Kansas Shrine Bowl this July.
Wagner was a first team all-league pick this season by the league’s coaches and helped lead the Indians to a share of their sixth straight league title in 2014. He...Read More »
The Manhattan high girls lost their first game of the season 72-63. Caroline Ballard led the way for MHS with 16 points and Amara Ehie pitched in with 14 points. Tatyana Legette poured in 30 points for Seaman as the Lady Vikings connected on 54% from the field including 6-9 from...Read More »
Wamego football coach Dale Burkholder is stepping down after a four year run that included the school’s first playoff appearance since 2007.
“Telling some of my kids yesterday was the toughest thing I’ve ever done,” Burkholder said. “I love those kids.”
The 65-year-old Burkholder, who has a wife that recently retired, cited...Read More »
The Manhattan basketball teams impressed once again, this time against rival Junction City. The Manhattan high girls blasted the Lady Jays at the MHS gym 99-53 to get to the holiday break at 4-0.
For the second straight game, the Indians place nine in the scorers book led by five in...Read More »
Manhattan high basketball stays perfect on Tuesday night at the MHS gym, sweeping the Great Bend Panthers.
Led by 17 points from sophomore Gigi McAtee, the MHS girls ran its record to 3-0 with a strong second half effort to beat the Lady Panthers 72-57.
Joining McAtee in double figures was seniors...Read More »
The Manhattan high girls and boys basketball teams open up the season Friday night at the MHS gymnasium with a sweep of Dodge City. In the first game, the girls dominated the Lady Demons 58-25.
The Tribe was paced by Caroline Ballard who finished the game with 19 points, Amara Ehie...Read More »
Coming off of a Louisville Slugger All-American season, Manhattan High senior pitcher Jesse Steinbring signed his letter of intent to play for Central Missouri State today at MHS.
Steinbring shined as a starter on the mound for the Tribe last season, compiling a 9-1 record to go along with a 0.79...Read More »
Manhattan High cross country standout Michael Melgares signed his letter of intent with Kansas this morning at MHS.
Melgares will join his brother Chris who signed with the Jayhawks last season. Kansas finished 5th as a team at the Big 12 championships earlier...Read More »
The MHS boys cross country team competed Friday morning at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence for the 2014 State Championships.
The Indians brought home the top two places with Jackson Schroeder and Michael Melgares. Schroeder finished in first place, four seconds better than his counter part Melgares. Melgares had a tight finish with...Read More »
Manhattan High wrestler Kendrick Rivera signed his letter of intent to wrestle for Baker University on Thursday morning at MHS. Baker is one of 50 NAIA schools nationwide with a wrestling program.
Rivera chose Baker over athletic and academic scholarship offers from Hastings College (Nebraska), Lyons College (Arkansas) and Simpson College (Iowa).
Last...Read More »
For a second straight week, the Manhattan Indians found themselves facing a team with notably less strength and speed. Once again, MHS made the opponent pay for it.
The Indians jumped on Topeka West early and cruised to a 42-7 victory Friday night at Hummer Sports Park to stay unbeaten this...Read More »
After such an emotional victory over Hayden a week ago, Manhattan High football coach Joe Schartz was worried his team wouldn’t be focused against a struggling Highland Park team.
It did not take long for his concerns to disappear.
Manhattan established dominance over the Scots early and cruised to a 54-0 victory...Read More »
Manhattan High went to halftime Friday night trailing Hayden 14-0 and in desperate need of a spark. The Indians were on the verge of losing their customary spot in the Centennial League driver’s seat against a physical Wildcat team that had everything going its way.
Running back Chris Martin provided exactly...Read More »
Before Friday night’s road opener, Manhattan High coach Joe Schartz talked about the importance of finishing games strong. The Indians did just that in a convincing, 41-13 victory over Seaman.
Daniel Izquierdo rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown, linebacker Adam Al-Soltani added two defensive scores and Manhattan used a complete...Read More »
Running Back Chris Martin scored a touchdown from five yards out with 9.8 seconds left in the game to give the Manhattan High School Football team a thrilling come from behind 28-25 victory over Shawnee Heights in the 2014 season opener for both teams Friday night at Bishop Stadium.
In...Read More »
The 2014-15 Manhattan High boys won’t have their leading scorer and rebounder from a season ago. Payton Stephens, who averaged nearly 14 points and six rebounds per game as a junior, is transferring from MHS.
Stephens is a 6-foot-4 forward who has been a three-year varsity player for the Indians and was...Read More »
The Green Bay Packers signed star wide receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension Saturday.
The Packers have not disclosed terms of the deal, but a league source confirmed that Nelson, the former K-State and Riley County High School standout signed a four-year extension worth $39 million.
“It’s exciting, obviously it’s...Read More »
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Not one, but two Manhattan High baseball players have been named Louisville Slugger All-Americans. Wichita State signee Bret Fehr is a first team All-American as an outfielder, while junior Jesse Steinbring received second team honors.
Fehr led the Tribe with a .446 batting average this spring, with three homers and 21...Read More »
Manhattan High was well represented on the 2014 6A All-State baseball team.
Outfielder Brett Fehr and designated hitter Jacob Biller were both first team selections and played in the KABC All-State game earlier this week at Tointon Family Stadium.
Both of the MHS aces on the mound were honored, with Jesse...Read More »
It was a banner year for the Manhattan High baseball team, a school record 22 victories, a Centennial League championship, and a 3rd place finish in the 6A state tournament. Indians’ head man Don Hess was named the Centennial League Coach of the Year on Tuesday.
MHS junior Jesse Steinbring was named...Read More »
The Manhattan High softball team landed two players on the coaches All Centennial League team.
Junior second baseman Lindsey Hageman was a first-team selection after leading the Indians in batting average (.408) during the league season. She only struck out once in Centennial League play and led the team in fielding...Read More »
While neither team brought home a State Championship on Friday both the Manhattan High Indians and the Rock Creek Mustangs turned in strong showings at their respective Baseball tournaments.
The Indians fell to Maize 3-1 in the Class 6A State Semifinals 3-1 to Maize on Friday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark in...Read More »
Three area girls will play in the Kansas Basketball Coaches’ All-Star games next month.
The trio all were named first team all-state following their senior seasons, Wamego’s Kaylee Page, Manhattan High’s Darby Price, and Riley County’s Madison Vargo.
The KBCA all-star games will be Saturday, June 28th on the campus of Kansas Wesleyan...Read More »
Former Rock Creek standout and now Oklahoma sophomore Liz Herrs uncorked the top javelin throw in the country this season, and set a meet record at the Big 12 Championships with a toss of 189 feet, five inches on Friday in Lubbock, Texas.
Herrs bested her Sooner teammate Avione Allgood by just...Read More »
Rock Creek’s Ryan Schneider became another local product to sign their letter of intent to play collegiate athletics. On Tuesday morning, Ryan signed his letter of intent to play college basketball at Neosho County.
Ryan helped lead the Mustangs to a Mid East league title and...Read More »
Hours after teammate Par McNair signed with Hutchinson Community College to play basketball and soccer, Price signed her letter of intent to play basketball next season at Rockhurst University.
“It’s a...Read More »
A pair of Manhattan high stand out athletes have signed their letters of intent to play collegiate athletics. Jessie Kujawa and Par McNair will be taking a step forward into the world of collegiate athletics. Jessie will be playing volleyball at Fort Hays State while Par will...Read More »
Madison and Makayla Vargo officially signed their letter of intent to take their talents to Washburn University next fall. The two had a big gathering at the Riley County high school library to celebrate the next step in their lives.
Both are excited to...Read More »
Twin sisters often have an unbreakable bond, and after starring for four years at Riley County, Madison and Makayla Vargo will carry on their basketball careers together at Washburn University.
The Vargos plan to ink their national letters of intent with the Lady Blues on Wednesday morning at...Read More »
Manhattan high school has announced that Benji George has been named the new head boys basketball coach for the Indians.
George has been involved with the MHS basketball program since 2008. He began as the freshman assistant coach up until 2011 where he then...Read More »
The MHS girls basketball team ran thru the Centennial League at 13-0 and made their second trip to the 6A state touranment in the last three seasons, where they finished 4th.
All-league honors were handed out on Tuesday as Scott Mall was named Centennial League coach of the year and...Read More »
With a 22-2 record and yet another trip to the 3A state tournament, it was a season to remember for the Riley County girls basketball team. The Falcons placed four players on the all-TVL first team with seniors Taylor Oliver, Katelyn Thomson, Madison Vargo and Makayla Vargo. Fellow...Read More »
The magical run for the Wamego High School Girls Basketball team the last two seasons came to a heartbreaking end Saturday at the Bicentennial Center in Salina as the Lady Raiders fell to Bishop Miege 57-41 in the Class 4A Division I Championship Game.
Wamego saw their 39-game winning streak which...Read More »
The Manhattan high girls basketball team was in a dog fight from start to finish in the third place game at the 6A state tournament in Wichita Saturday afternoon.
MHS and Olathe South has had some history over the last couple of seasons. Last year the Falcons defeated the Indians in...Read More »
The Wamego Red Raiders Girls Basketball team will look for its second consecutive State Championship when they face Bishop Miege in the Class 4A Division I title game Saturday afternoon at the Bicentennial Center in Salina.
Wamego (24-0) enters the game on a 39-game winning streak after Friday’s 52-39 victory over...Read More »
The Manhattan high girl’s basketball team lost their 20 game win streak with a 42-35 loss in the 6A state tournament semi finals on Friday afternoon. Manhattan led 5-3 after the end of the first quarter but Maize outscored the Indians 21-12 in the 2nd quarter to seize control and...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls basketball team won an intense game over Lawrence Free State Friday night, earning them a sub-state championship and a spot in the state tournament.
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The MHS boys lost the first game of sub-state to Topeka High, ending their season Thursday night.
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Manhattan High senior Matt Liotta signed his letter of intent to play soccer next season at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. NESU wasn’t the only school that Liotta was looking at. Colorado State Pueblo, Fort Hays State and also Missouri State.
“I think division...Read More »
Kian Clemens won the title in the 132 lb. weight class while Austin Chauncey won state in the 160 lb. class. The Tribe finished 9th at this year’s Class 6A...Read More »
The Manhattan high basketball team closed out the regular season on an emotional senior night inside the MHS gymnasium. The girls contest was a dandy of a match up with the Centennial League crown on the line. Both Seaman and MHS were at...Read More »
The Manhattan High basketball team was in action on Tuesday night inside the MHS gym for the final week of the regular season. The Hayden Wildcats were in town to start the final stretch of the regular season.
The MHS girls (18-1) were trying...Read More »
The Manhattan High girl’s basketball team locked up the #1 seed in Sub State with a 71-21 win over Junction City on Tuesday night. The executed on both ends of the floor hitting 54% of their shots from the floor in the ball game and also forced Junction City into...Read More »
The Manhattan High School girls continued their win streak beating the Blue Jays 71-21 Tuesday night. The boys team earned a season high score total beating Junction City 94-65.
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This is the 14th season as Athletic Director at Wamego High School for Mark Stephan, and this year will be his last. Stephan will step down at the end of this school year to pursue other opportunities. One of the big reason’s that Stephan hung around for so long was...Read More »
Manhattan High boys basketball coach Tim Brooks has resigned in the midst of a two-week suspension, according to MHS administrators.