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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
Brooks – wants to coach again
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The Manhattan High School girls rolled past Topeka West Tuesday night, winning 60-17, while the boys lost 69-59.
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The showdown at the Centennial League wrestling tournament went the way of #2 Junction City, who bettered #4 Manhattan High by 17 points on Saturday in the Indians’ home gym. The Tribe did have four individual champions, 120 pound Mason Wallace, 126 pound Devin Norris, 132 pound Kian Clemens,...Read More »
The tradition continues as another Manhattan High football player is a part of K-State’s class as Winston Dimel has signed with K-State on Wednesday. The three star prospect will be a fullback for the Cats.
As we reported last week on KMAN, fellow Indian senior Darian Taylor will sign on Wednesday...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls basketball team went into Saturday nights championship contest with McPherson wanting to improve on a second place...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls basketball team earned a spot in the championship game of the 19th annual Mid America Classic in McPherson with a big win over Shawnee Mission South 66-35.
The Tribe jumped out early and they did not let up throughout...Read More »
Manhattan High boys basketball head coach Tim Brooks won’t be on the bench for the Indians’ game tomorrow night at Emporia, according to MHS administrators.
“At this time, the team is under the direction of Shane Sieben and Benji George while administration deals with a personnel issue,” Manhattan High athletic director...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls basketball team opened up the 19th annual Mid America Classic at McPherson in convincing fashion with a 60-24 win in the first...Read More »
Manhattan High senior Darian Taylor has committed to play football at Pittsburg State University. Taylor made the announcement via his Twitter account on Sunday morning.
Proud to announce that I will be continuing my football career at Pittsburg State next fall! #GorillaNation
— Darian Taylor (@DT_VIII)...Read More »
Both Manhattan High and Emporia were heading into Friday night’s contest with winning streaks. The Manhattan High girls were rolling into Emporia with a six game winning streak while the Spartans were riding high on a three game winning streak.
These two teams met back on December 20th right before the...Read More »
Payton Stephens scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Manhattan High boys basketball team knocked off Wichita Heights 55-46 on Thursday afternoon at the Dodge City Tournament of Champions. Alex Stitt added 12 points as the Tribe knocked off the Falcons, who won four state titles from...Read More »
Three Manhattan High baseball players made their college choices official Wednesday. Outfielder Kellen Myers signed with Butler County Community College, pitcher Henry de Noble signed with Iowa Western Community College and infielder/pitcher Jacob Biller signed with Fort Scott Community College.
This trio of Indians join teammate Brett Fehr who has...Read More »
The Manhattan high girls basketball team was playing Washburn Rural for the second time this season Tuesday night inside the Manhattan high gymnasium. The first meeting between the two saw MHS erase an 11 point deficit in the third quarter to pull out a 57-51...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls basketball team ran its win streak up to five games with a 63-43 win at Junction City on Friday night. Both teams struggled to hang on to the basketball as there was a combined 49 turnovers between the two teams.
MHS led by eight at the end...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls basketball team once again found a way to scrap and claw back into a game where Hayden controlled the pace most of the ball game. The Indians and Wildcats were tight through the first three quarters of play, but MHS found themselves down six with two...Read More »
Manhattan High claimed first place at the Salina South Invite on Saturday with two individual champions on Saturday. The Tribe scored 139 points, outpacing second place Colby, while Junction City came in third. Freshman Mason Wallace brought home a first place medal at 120 pounds, so did 145 pound senior Erick...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls used a 20-3 2nd quarter to run past Shawnee Heights 66-43 Friday night on Winter Homecoming at MHS.
Caroline Ballard had 18 points, Darby Price tallied 14 and Molly Fiser added a career high 13 to pace the Indians, who avenged a home loss last season...Read More »
Last night the MHS wrestling team was on the road at the Clay Center Dual. The Tribe was dominate and came out of the dual victorious by a final score of 64-6. Not only did the Tribe improve to 9-5 this season, it was also head coach Robert Gonzales’ 100th...Read More »
Wamego’s Kaylee Page and Manhattan’s Darby Price and Par McNair are among eight Kansas girls basketball players to earn a McDonald’s All-American nomination.
Page has signed to play college basketball next season at Nebraska and has led the Red Raiders to a 6-0 start this...Read More »
Brandon Nowlin, a senior at Manhattan High earned a spot in the upcoming 2014 Shrine Bowl. Nowlin has started at Center for the Tribe each of the last two seasons. This season he was named first team All-Centennial League.
Other players from the Centennial...Read More »
Former Manhattan High state champion Reid Buchanan was named the Big 12 men’s cross country Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Tuesday. Buchanan qualified for nationals at KU this season, and recorded the highest finish for a Jayhawk since 2006. Buchanan also tallied a 12th-place finish at the Midwest...Read More »
A 25 point fourth quarter pushed the Manhattan High girls past Washburn Rural 57-51 for their first win over the Lady Blues since the 2012 substate final.
Caroline Ballard came alive in the second half with 24 of her 26 in the third and fourth quarters to lead the...Read More »
The Manhattan high basketball teams finished off 2013 with a pair of wins over Centennial league foe Emporia. The girls improved to 3-1 on the season with a 66-40 win over the Lady Spartans. Darby Price led the way for MHS with a career high 23 points. Caroline Ballard scored...Read More »
It was a very successful fall sports season for Manhattan high school. Football saw post season action as did the volleyball team. Don’t forget the boys cross country team representing the Indians well bringing home a 6A state championship. There have been fine athletes to come out...Read More »
Kansas.com is reporting that Randy Dreiling will leave the school he turned into a powerhouse, Hutchinson for St. Thomas Aquinas.
Dreiling went 160-39 in 17 seasons, and took a Salthawk program from a 26-game losing streak to seven state titles and nine state title game appearances in a stretch of...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls and boys basketball teams both picked up wins to start the 2013-2014 season against Derby. The girls under head coach Scott Mall picked up a hard fought 53-47 victory and the boys game was fast paced but MHS prevailed 80-63 when it was all said and...Read More »
The Manhattan High football team won at least a share of the Centennial League title for the fifth consecutive season. Indian head man Joe Schartz was named Centennial League coach of the year by his peers.
The Tribe earned a total of 16 spots on the all-Centennial team released this week. ...Read More »
The Manhattan High School Indians’ 2013 season comes to a close after being defeated by Derby in the State Quarterfinals Friday night.
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The Manhattan High School Indians’ 2013 season comes to a close after being defeated by Derby in the State Quarterfinals Friday night.
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Wamego standout Kaylee Page is about ready to embark on her senior season with the goal of winning back-to-back 4A state championships, but she doesn’t have to worry about her destination for the next four years.
Wamego standout Kaylee Page is about ready to embark on her senior season with the goal of winning back-to-back 4A state championships, but she doesn’t have to worry about her destination for the next four years.
The magical run for the Manhattan High School Boys Soccer team came to an end Saturday at Junction City High School as the Tribe lost to Blue Valley Northwest 2-0 in the Class 6A State Final. Manhattan had reached the Final on Friday night with a 2-0 win over...Read More »
In one of the most dramatic games in school history, the Manhattan Indians overcame a 24-7 fourth quarter deficit to outlast the Maize Eagles 60-59 in five overtimes Friday night in the first round of the Class 6A State Playoffs. The Tribe...Read More »
The Manhattan High School Boys Cross Country team won the Kansas Class 6A State Championship Saturday in Lawrence finishing first with 27 points outdistancing Wichita North which was second with 105 points. Individual finishes for the Indians included Chris Melgares (2nd), Jack Keeley (5th) Jackson Schroeder (6th), Josue Alvarado...Read More »
The Manhattan High School Indians lost to Junction City Friday night 16-10, missing out on the Silver Trophy but still clinching a playoffs spot.
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- The Manhattan High volleyball team is off to the 6A state tournament this weekend after winning their Sub-State tournament at home on Saturday. The Tribe defeated Topeka High in the semifinals 25-13 and 25-17, and then knocked off Washburn Rural in the finals 24-26, 25-14, and 25-23. ...Read More »
The Manhattan High School Indians gained their 19th straight victory over Washburn Rural Friday night by a score of 13-10, making them 2-0 in district play.
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Manhattan High checks in at #7 in 6A in the latest Kansas Volleyball Association Rankings released by PrepVolleyball.com. The Tribe will host their 6A sub-state on Saturday afternoon, and will open with Topeka High at 5:00pm. With a win, MHS would face either Washburn Rural or Junction City.
Wamego remains at...Read More »
Wamego sisters, Kaylee and Lanie Page nearly added a second state championship to their resume in 2013, this time as a doubles team at the 4A state tennis meet in Topeka. The Pages led the Lady Raiders to a state basketball crown in March. They dropped only six games...Read More »
The Tribe defeated Topeka High Friday night 22-7, gaining another Centennial League championship and ending Topeka High’s undefeated season.
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The Manhattan High girls golf team is once again off to the 6A state meet with a runner-up finish at regionals on Monday afternoon. The Tribe shot 331 as a team at Clapp Park in Wichita, nine shots behind regional champ Washburn Rural. Lawrence Free State also qualified for state...Read More »
Kaylee and Lanie Page already have won a 4A state basketball title for Wamego, and now they’ll have a chance to add a state tennis title to their trophy case. The Page sisters are 26-0 this season as a doubles team after winning the regional championship on Saturday over...Read More »
The Manhattan High School Indians are now 5-0 in league play after a 41-24 win over Shawnee Heights Friday night.
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The Kansas High School Activities Association has released the new districts that will be in effect for the 2014-2015 season for football around the state of Kansas.
In 6A, Manhattan High will have a new team to District 5 with the loss of Junction City and the addition of Lawrence Free...Read More »
The Kansas State High School Activities Association announced on Tuesday morning the addition of a second state basketball tournament in Wichita. Class 4A schools decided by vote last spring to divide up into two divisions of 32 teams. The 4A Division II boys and girls state tournament will now be...Read More »
The Indians rolled Topeka West Friday night for their Homecoming game, beating them 76-0.
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The Manhattan High School Indians rolled Highland Park on the road Friday night, beating them 63-6.
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Quarterback Kellen Meyers threw a pair of touchdown passes and the Manhattan High Defense forced three turnovers and came up with a huge goal line stand as the Indians defeated Topeka Seaman High School 19-7 Friday night in the Capitol City.
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The Topeka Capital-Journal is reporting that Highland Park head boys basketball coach Ken Darting will end his storied career at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season. Darting has won four 5A state titles in 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2009 with the Scots to go with three state runner up...Read More »
Video – The Manhattan High Indians earned their first win of the season in their home opener against Emporia Friday night.
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Manhattan High senior Michaela Braun will sign her national letter of intent on Tuesday afternoon to play college volleyball at Kansas Wesleyan. Braun is a two-year member of the Indians’ varsity team coached by Lisa Kinderknecht, and was recruited by the Coyotes to play outside hitter. She also plays club...Read More »
The Manhattan High Indians lose 26-21 to Mill Valley in the 2013 season opener.
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Former Arkansas associate head coach Todd Butler stepped in for the legendary Gene Stephenson as head baseball coach at Wichita State last month. He’s wasted little time recruiting Kansas kids, as KMAN has learned Manhattan High senior-to-be Bret Fehr has committed to the Shocker program. Fehr led off the Indian lineup during last...Read More »
The streak is finally over as the East beat the West 22-19 on Saturday night in the 40th Kansas Shrine Bowl in Topeka. The lead changed hands four times in the second half, and a halfback pass was the difference. With 3:04 left in the game, Blue Valley West’s Conley...Read More »
The Manhattan Manko Senior 17ers led by as many as five runs, but the Leavenworth Diamond Jaxx sent the game to extra innings and picked up a 10-9 victory in 11 innings on Wednesday night. Manko must now rematch with the Diamond Jaxx in their zone tournament final on Thursday...Read More »
The Manhattan Manko Senior 17ers are one win away from the state tournament with an 11-0 victory on Tuesday night over the Leavenworth Diamond Jaxx in their zone tournament. Dustan Whipple led Manko with three hits, and Josh Mullin knocked in three runs. Leavenworth was held to just three hits. The Senior 17ers...Read More »
The Manhattan Manko Senior 17ers scored nine runs in the first two innings, four more in the fourth, and six in the seventh to beat Atchison 19-9 in the opening round of the zone tournament at Leavenworth on Monday night. Chris Klug led Manko with five RBI’s, while Josh Klug...Read More »
Coach Joe Schartz has hit the ground running at Manhattan High, with 33 regular season wins in his first four seasons. The program though starts from the ground up, and later this month MHS will host its 4th annual Future Indian Football Camp for 2nd thru 6th graders. The camps...Read More »
They took different paths to the cusp of the NBA, but a pair of players who spent four years playing basketball in the Little Apple have a chance to be selected in the league’s annual draft on Thursday night.
Rodney McGruder was a decorated four-star guard out of Upper Marlboro, MD,...Read More »
Few K-State fans don’t know the track and field resume of K-State legend Steve Fritz as a decathlete. He was a multi-time Big 12 champion, national champion, and a fourth place finisher in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Fritz has also been the throws coach at K-State under Cliff...Read More »
A pair of Manhattan High seniors were tabbed all-state by the Kansas Softball Coaches’ Association. Infielder Jenna Stigge and outfielder Kylie Smith both received second team 6A all-state recognition.
Rock Creek reached the 4A state tournament, their third appearance at state in the last five years. Three Mustangs...Read More »
Longtime Manhattan High volleyball coach Mary Lou Morgan put together a sterling resume in her 17 years on the sidelines, and was inducted over the weekend into the Kansas Volleyball Association Hall of Fame. Morgan won 499 matches during her career along with 15 I-70 League championships. She led...Read More »
Eight high school state championships will now be handed out each year in football, volleyball, basketball, softball, and baseball in the Sunflower State. 64 member schools made up class 4A in the Kansas High School Athletic Association (KSHSAA) during the 2012-13 school year. 4A held a large range in enrollment between...Read More »
The Manhattan High baseball team returned to the state tournament for the second consecutive season, and placed five players on the all-Centennial League teams. Junior pitcher Henry deNoble and junior outfielder Bret Fehr received first team all-league honors. Three Indians made the second team, junior infielder Jacob Biller,...Read More »
The Kansas Volleyball Association announced rosters on Tuesday for its annual all-star match to be played this weekend in Topeka. Three Washburn Rural netters will participate, Kadie Baumgarner, Alyssa Carney and Sarah Vicory, along with Shanna Witt of Junction City, and Megan Stegman of Washington County. Two area coaches also...Read More »
The Manhattan High Indians had a short stay at the Class 6A State Baseball Tournament in Lawrence on Thursday as the Tribe fell to Olathe South 4-3.
After two scoreless innings, the Falcons plated two in the top of the third and added one more heading into the bottom of the...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls soccer team punched their to the 6A state tournament on Tuesday night with a 2-1 win over Wichita Heights at Anneberg Park in the quarterfinal round. The Tribe were never truly threatened as they allowed only a late goal to the Falcons. MHS will play in...Read More »
The Manhattan High boys golf team finished 7th in the 6A state tournament at Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club in Prairie Village on Monday. The Tribe shot a team score of 323. Blue Valley West is the state champ with a score of 300, Shawnee Mission East was six shots back for second, while...Read More »
Former Rock Creek standout Lizz Herrs claimed three state titles and two Kansas Relays titles during her high school career. She had the fifth longest javelin throw in the country during her senior year as a Mustang, and is now making similar marks at the University of Oklahoma.
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Four players from Riley County and three from Rock Creek were named to the all-Mid-East League girls basketball team. The Falcons’ junior trio of Madison Vargo, Makayla Vargo and Katelyn Thomson were named to the first team, while junior Taylor Oliver received honorable mention. Mustang senior guard Megan Srna made...Read More »
Manhattan High girls and boys basketball each had four players honored on the all-Centennial League teams, released on Tuesday morning.
Junior post Darby Price and senior guard Elayna Spilker each were named second team all-Centennial League after leading the Tribe to a 15-7 record. Sophomore post Caroline Ballard received honorable mention, and...Read More »
Getting contributions from all five starters, the Wamego girls basketball team denied defending champ McPherson 60-53 in the 4A state tournament finals at the Bicentennial Center in Salina on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Raiders jumped out to an 8-2 lead, however the Bullpups rallied for an 11-10 lead after the...Read More »
Kaylee and Lanie Page combined for 35 points as the Wamego girls basketball team pulled away for a 54-36 win over Pratt in the 4A state tournament quarterfinals at the Bicentennial Center in Salina.
The Lady Raiders grabbed a 13-3 edge after the first quarter, and stretched the lead to as...Read More »
A very efficient offensive game for Garden Plain was too much for Riley County to overcome in a 57-35 loss in the opening game of the 3A state tournament. The Owls went 8 for 10 from beyond the arc while the Falcons knocked in just 6 of 22 three point...Read More »
The Riley County Falcons and Wamego girl’s basketball teams have both made it through tough sub state brackets to reach their respective state tournaments beginning later this week. Riley County beat Osage City, Council Grove and Silver Lake to win a 3A sub state championship. The Lady Falcons (17-5) are...Read More »
After 31 years at Riley County, 26 of those as the head boys basketball coach, Kelly Hammel is stepping down as coach and retiring as a teacher at the end of the current school year. Hammel was a varsity assistant from 1982 to 1987, and then took over as the...Read More »
The presence of more winter weather has altered the substate basketball tournament openers for a number of area teams.
Wamego girls and boys will now open their 4A substate in a doubleheader at home on Wednesday night. The Red Raider boys will face Jeff West at 6:00pm, followed by the Lady...Read More »
Gavin Grater made history for the Riley County High School Wrestling program Saturday by winning the 182 lb. Class 3A State Championship at Gross Coliseum in Hays. When Grater defeated Clay Cosand of Mankato-Rock Hills, he became the first ever Falcon Wrestler to bring home a State Championship on...Read More »
The Manhattan High School Boys and Girls Basketball teams learned Saturday morning who their opponents will be in the first round of the upcoming Class 6A Substate Basketball Tournament. The MHS Boys are the #4 seed and will host #5 seed Washburn Rural on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00...Read More »
The Manhattan boys fell behind 11-2 in the regular season finale at Seaman, but outscored the Vikings by 11 in the second half to pick up a 59-50 win. Manhattan fought back to tie the game late in the second quarter but Seaman took a 26-24 lead into the locker...Read More »
The MHS girls raced out to a 10-2 lead in the first quarter over Hayden but couldn’t overcome 21 turnovers in a 56-43 loss. Hayden had built a ten point lead by halftime after going on a 21-4 run starting midway through the first quarter. The Wildcats then led by...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls made quick work of Highland Park in a 65-33 win at the MHS gym Friday night. 13 Indians scored in the game and all 16 players who suited up saw the floor. Manhattan had an 18-11 lead at the end of the first quarter and then...Read More »
Wamego is participating in the 4A Regional Wrestling Tournament at Abilene and many wrestlers are still very much alive in making the state tournament next week. Dylan Bloom (106 lbs) lost in the quarterfinals but is capable of still making a run to the top four. Dalton Carley (120 lbs)...Read More »
The Topeka Capital-Journal was the first to report that longtime Rossville head football coach Steve Buhler has decided to accept the same position at Washburn Rural. Buhler led the Bulldogs a 120-54 record in 15 seasons, and a 27-13 mark in the postseason. Rossville has played in the 3A substate...Read More »
The MHS girls surged past Junction City in the second half for a 36-24 win to complete a season sweep of the Blue Jays. MHS trailed 9-8 after one quarter, but the Indians held Junction City scoreless in the second quarter and took a 13-9 lead into the locker room...Read More »
Jase Stone and Dallas Vesta brought home individual titles, but host Junction City was too much for Manhattan High to overcome at the Centennial League Wrestling meet on Saturday. The Blue Jays scored 199.5 points for first place, the Tribe were in second with 151 points, and Seaman was a...Read More »
The Shawnee Heights girls rallied from a 12 point second half deficit to take a 54-52 win from Manhattan High on Friday night. The Thunderbirds got 17 second half points from Danielle Poblarp including the game winning shot with 10 seconds left. Manhattan (12-3, 6-3) had two tries to tie...Read More »
A pair of four-year starting quarterbacks will ink their national letters-of-intent on Wednesday on national signing day. Bryce Chavis starred under center for Riley County and will take his skills to the next level at Butler Community College. Marshall Wethington battled injuries, but was the man at Wamego since his freshman year,...Read More »
In a game with numerous ties and lead changes, Manhattan High had the last laugh against Topeka West, 59-54 in overtime on Tuesday night in the Capital City. The Indians would lead by six points in the final minute of the third quarter, but an 11-0 run led to a...Read More »
The MHS boys won a thriller 31-30 over Topeka High thanks to Jacob Holloway’s game winning shot with two seconds to go. The Trojans missed two free throws to leave the door open for Holloway to drive the length of the floor and win the game. Manhattan was down 30-26...Read More »
A 9-0 run in the final two minutes allowed Washburn Rural to skate past the Manhattan High boys 45-40 on Tuesday night in Topeka. The Junior Blues built a 23-12 lead in the second quarter, but the Tribe pulled within seven at the half, and outscored Rural 14-4 in the...Read More »
Manhattan High came up just short of their first Mid America Classic title in a 51-48 loss to Olathe South in the championship game Saturday night.
The Indians fell behind by as many as nine points in the second quarter but came storming back to go ahead 38-36 heading into...Read More »
With both teams exchanging runs throughout the night, the Emporia boys made the last one, as they went on a 17-4 spurt en route to a 73-60 win at Manhattan High on Thursday night. After trailing by as many as nine points, the Indians had pulled within 53-52 of the...Read More »
The Manhattan girls built a 14 point second half lead and held on for a 48-44 win over Valley Center in the first round of the Mid America Classic in McPherson Thursday afternoon.
It was the second straight win for the Tribe without the services of leading scorer Elayna Spilker who...Read More »
The Manhattan High bowling teams swept a home meet on Monday afternoon at Little Apple Lanes. The Tribe girls won the meet by just five pins over Shawnee Heights, while Emporia was third and Junction City was fourth. Meghan Dooley led the Tribe with a 593 series. The MHS boys won...Read More »
For the second time in three weeks, Manhattan High wrestling claimed a tournament title with a narrow victory at the Husky Invite at Blue Valley Northwest. The Tribe edged out Newton by five points on Saturday in the team standings, after the Railroaders topped MHS at the Tournament of Champions...Read More »
Cole Moreano scored 18 points including four three-pointers as Lawrence Free State overcame an 11-point deficit to claim 5th place in the McPherson Invitational with a 59-52 victory over Manhattan High on Saturday afternoon. The Tribe scored eight straight points to begin the third quarter, taking a 37-26 advantage. However,...Read More »
Jonathon Taylor scored a career-high 12 points as the Manhattan High boys basketball team beat Maize 49-39 on Friday afternoon in the consolation semifinals of the McPherson Invitational. The Tribe bounced back against the Eagles following a 55-45 loss to Blue Valley West on Thursday in the opening round of...Read More »
Blue Valley West built a 23-point lead in the first half, and saw Manhattan High pull within seven early in the fourth quarter, but the Jaguars were able to hold off the Tribe 55-45 in the opening game of the McPherson Invitational. Joey Lillis scored 13 of his 14 points...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls fought and scrapped all night with Washburn Rural but never could get over the hump in a 44-34 loss in Topeka. MHS didn’t trail by more than ten points until late in the fourth quarter, but didn’t have a lead outside of the first frame....Read More »
The Rock Creek, Riley County, and Wamego wrestling teams all competed over the weekend at the St. Marys tournament. The Mustangs took 7th in the team standings, while the Falcons were 11th, followed by the Red Raiders in 12th place. Holton won the meet going away, Jeff West came in...Read More »
At one of the top tournaments in the state each year, the Manhattan High wrestling team came in 7th in the team standings of the Newton Tournament of Champions on Saturday. 4-time defending Nebraska state champion Grand Island brought home the team title, Ark City was second, while Newton and...Read More »
Trailing 34-29 at the start of the fourth quarter, the Manhattan High boys basketball team rallied for a 45-44 victory over Hayden on Tuesday night to win their first Centennial League of the season. Jacob Holloway rained in a key three-pointer to give the Indians the lead at 40-38. It...Read More »
In a pair of hotly contested games coming out of the holiday break, Manhattan High and Shawnee Heights each picked up a win in their Centennial League basketball double dip. The Indian girls outscored the T-Birds 16-4 in the fourth quarter to sprint away for a 51-35 victory, remaining undefeated at 6-0...Read More »
A pair of area high school seniors will get one more chance to take to the gridiron against their peers this summer in the 40th annual Kansas Shrine Bowl. Four-year starting quarterback Bryce Chavis of Riley County will suit it up for the West. Rock Creek lineman Jordan Ebert, a...Read More »
The Manhattan High wrestling team pushed their dual meet record to 11-3 as they won six of seven matches over the weekend at the Flatwater Fracas in Grand Island, NE. The Tribe went 2-1 in pool play matches on Friday, beating Blair, NE 40-31 and Adams Central, NE 54-15, but...Read More »
Emporia State baseball coach Bob Fornelli has announced the signing of four players for the class of 2013 on Thursday morning including Manhattan High senior T.J. Giller. The right handed pitcher helped lead the Tribe to a 19-6 record this past spring and a fourth place finish in the...Read More »
The results have come in on the Tri-State Wrestling Invitational in Sabetha on Monday. Two schools from the KMAN listening area sent athletes to the meet including local schools Wamego and Riley County.
The Red Raiders finished second as a team in the tournament with Riley County placing fourth overall.
Wamego came...Read More »
It was a busy weekend for the Manhattan High Wrestlers, after falling to Centennial League foe Emporia 35-22 in a dual on Friday. The Tribe Wrestling team got back at it on Saturday in a tournament in Abilene.
The dual tournament’s featured opponents were host Abilene, Shawnee Heights, Shawnee Mission East,...Read More »
The Rock Creek Mustangs went to the Clay Center wrestling tournament and wrestled very well on Saturday according to Head Coach Dan Pray . Saturday’s meet was the first year Rock Creek had put anyone in the finals of the tournament. Rock Creek had two wrestlers go undefeated in...Read More »
Less than 24 hours after sweeping both games from Dodge City, the Manhattan High School Basketball teams took the floor once again on Saturday afternoon and when the day was done each team had another victory in hand.
The MHS Girls...Read More »
The Manhattan High basketball teams kept Wichita Word of Life guessing on Tuesday night in their newly refurbished gymnasium in a doubleheader sweep. The Tribe girls wasted no time running away from the Lady Fire, leading 26-4 after the first quarter, and 44-11 at the half. MHS (2-0) got 20...Read More »
The high school basketball season will begin later this week, and a number of area girls and boys teams dot the the first Kansas Basketball Coaches’ Association top 10. The Manhattan High girls are ranked #10 in 6A after coach Scott Mall’s first trip to the state tournament and a...Read More »
1st team All-Centennial League
Junior Tight End Winston Dimel
Junior Punter Jonah Webber
Senior Defensive Lineman Chance Drake
2nd team All-Centennial League
Senior Offensive Tackle Gabe Caldas
Senior Quarterback Jacob Holloway
Junior Running Back Darian Taylor
Senior Guard Wyatt Charlson
Senior Defensive Lineman Chris Hudgins
Senior Defensive Lineman Brandon Velez
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Even though the Wamego volleyball team saw their dream of a state tournament end in the regional finals, the Lady Raiders won 35 matches and lost to eventual 4A champion McPherson. The Kansas Volleyball Association named two Wamego girls to its 4A all-state team. Senior libero Rachel Griffitt made the...Read More »
Out of the millions of high school seniors across the country, Rock Creek’s Jacob Miller is one of just 100 students named a Wendy’s High School Heisman winner. Miller and Haydn Herlocker of Girard High School share the Kansas honor.
Miller is a three sport standout for the Mustangs in football,...Read More »
The 2012 season for the Manhattan High School Football team came to an end with a 38-6 loss to Dodge City Friday night at Bishop Stadium in the first round of the Class 6A State Playoffs.
After the two teams battled to a scoreless tie through the first quarter, Dodge City...Read More »
- The Wamego boys entered the state cross country meet as the favorites in Class 4A. The Red Raiders held true to form by winning the state title at home at Wamego Country Club, edging out runner-up Mulvane. Jordan Routh led the Wamego charge by finishing 7th. The Wamego girls...Read More »
-Both the Manhattan High boys and girls cross country teams qualified for state at the 6A regional meet in Junction City. Each Tribe squad was second in the team standings, as Alaina Schroeder won the girls’ race, and Chris Melgares was fifth in the boys’ race.
– The Wamego boys cross country team won...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls golf team completed the 2012 season by finishing in seventh place at the 6A state golf meet on Monday at Rolling Hills Country Club in Wichita. The Tribe shot a team score of 369. Shawnee Mission East won the tournament with a 343, while Maize was...Read More »
Both the Manhattan High girls and boys cross country teams won the Centennial League cross country meets, which were hosted by the Tribe at Warner Park in Manhattan. The MHS girls bested Washburn Rural and Hayden in the team standings, and five Indian runners finished in the top 15. Junior...Read More »
- Manhattan High volleyball lost to Washburn Rural 25-21, 25-19.
– Rock Creek volleyball swept a pair of matches from Rossville, 25-17, 25-17 and 25-18, 25-23.
– Riley County volleyball took both matches from St. Marys 25-14, 28-26 and 25-17, 25-18.
– Frankfort volleyball defeated Linn 25-21, 17-25, 25-18.
– Wichita Northwest scored three...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls golf team advanced thru their 6A regional at Cypress Ridge in Topeka on to next week’s state meet. The Tribe finished second with a team score of 360 at regionals, and were 22 shots behind champion Washburn Rural. Derby also qualified for state in third place. ...Read More »
- Manhattan High boys soccer dropped a 3-2 decision in overtime to Hayden on Tuesday night at Anneberg Park.
– The Manhattan High volleyball team went 2-1 in a quad on Tuesday night at Highland Park. The Indians beat the Scots 25-12, 25-11, and also knocked off Emporia 25-17, 25-14. But...Read More »
- The Manhattan High girls golf team finished second in their home invitational at Manhattan Country Club on Monday. The Tribe shot 363, but finished 11 shots behind Washburn Rural. Indians senior Blake Fingalsen defended her individual title with an 80, and won a playoff over Washburn Rural’s Haley Flory. ...Read More »
- The Manhattan High boys soccer team earned their seventh win of the season by shutting out Emporia 1-0. The Tribe’s lone goal came in the 35th minute from Evan Williams and he was assisted by Jacob Stutheit. Kai Reever put up a shutout in goal for MHS, and had...Read More »
The Kansas High School Activities Association released classifications for the 2012-13 school year in all sports but football, and there will be two class 4A schools in Pottawatomie county. Joining Wamego in 4A will be Rock Creek, who is the smallest school in the class at...Read More »
The Manhattan High volleyball team had a successful night sweeping all three opponents they faced in last night’s quad. The other teams present were Topeka West, Concordia, and Topeka High, all of which were beaten in just two sets.
Riley County and Wabaunsee also went at it last night playing two...Read More »
- The Manhattan High volleyball team swept a pair of matches on Tuesday night, winning 25-22, 25-14 over Clay Center, and Rossville 25-17, 25-14. The Indians are now 8-2 on the season.
– The Manhattan High girls tennis team hosted a quad on Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan City Park, and came...Read More »
- The Manhattan High volleyball finished second at the Shawnee Mission South tournament on Saturday. Three teams went 4-1 in the round robin format, and the Indians were the runner-up on a tie breaker. MHS lost to tourney champion Mill Valley 17-25, 27-25, and 15-25. But the Tribe beat Lawrence...Read More »
Rock Creek sophomore Jacy Johnston ran to a second place finish on Thursday night at the Washington County meet at Cedar Hill Golf Course. Johnston ran a time of 18:13.65, and Ally Cunningham was 21st. The Mustang girls were fourth as a team. Ryan Schneider finished 13th in the boys...Read More »
- Manhattan High girls golf won their first tournament of the season by claiming the nine-hole Salina Central Invitational at Salina Municipal by 24 shots. The Tribe shot a 159, while Salina Central was second with a 183, while Russell came in third with a 186. MHS senior Blake Fingalsen...Read More »
- The Riley County Volleyball team defeated Marysvillle in two sets and Rock Creek in three sets on Thursday evening.
With a record of 4-0, the Falcons turn there head to next Thursday as they go to Herington for matches against Herington, Council Grove, and Hillsboro.
– Junction City hosted a Tennis quad...Read More »
- The Manhattan High girls golf team again finished 2nd to Washburn Rural, this time at the Topeka West Invitational at Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Topeka. The Indians turned in a team score of 341, while the Junior Blues shot 330. MHS senior Blake Fingalsen (Fing-al-son) came in fourth...Read More »
Some much needed rain in the area will have an effect on Friday night’s high school football scrimmages. The Manhattan High, Rock Creek, and Blue Valley football scrimmages has been cancelled for Friday evening. The Rams will just have regular football practice on Friday. Scrimmages at Wamego and Frankfort will be moved...Read More »
The Kansas Volleyball Association released it’s preseason rankings, and both Manhattan and Wamego are mentioned in 6A and 4A, but are not in the top five. In our area conferences, Washburn Rural is #1 in 6A, Seaman checks in at #4 in 5A, Silver Lake and Marysville are ranked #4...Read More »
In 11 seasons, Lori Martini led the Manhattan High volleyball team to nine state tournaments including the 2003 6A crown. She stepped down following the 2010 campaign, and coached club volleyball in the meantime, but is now back on the sideline at Riley County. Martini coached the Falcons for four...Read More »
Riley County standout and K-State freshman-to-be Kelly Thomson scored 16 points in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association all-star game on Thursday night in Topeka. Thomson proved she’s one of the best shooters in the state by draining four three pointers, and tying the game-high in points with Highland Park post...Read More »
The Manhattan Manko Senior 17’ers will now have to battle thru the losers bracket at the “AAA” American Legion State Tournament, after a 15-7 loss to Pittsburg on Thursday night in the winners bracket semis. The Manko Senior 17’ers will match up with Salina at 1:00pm on Friday afternoon at...Read More »
The Manhattan Manko Senior 17’ers looked to be right at home on Wednesday night in the American Legion “AAA” State Tournament as they routed the Easton Outlaws 20-1 at Tointon Family Stadium. Manko will play Pittsburg on Thursday night in the winners’ bracket semis at 8:00pm, who beat Leavenworth 17-1. ...Read More »
The West continued their dominance over the East in the 39th Kansas Shrine Bowl with 14-7 victory in Emporia, their 6th straight in the series. A number of area athletes shined including Manhattan High grad and future K-State Wildcat wideout Deante Burton. He had 108 total yards for the West squad on...Read More »
Youth will be served as the Kansas State High School Athletic Association named Rock Creek and K-State alum Jeremy Holaday as its new Assistant Executive Director for Communications/Sports Information. Holaday will also serve administrative duties for KSHSAA in baseball and softball for the coming year. After graduating from Rock Creek...Read More »
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named former Manhattan High standout Zach Nelson an academic all-American. Nelson spent the past two years at Cowley College in Ark City. He carried a 3.64 GPA and tied for second on the Tigers with 30 three points shots made this season &...Read More »
A trio of Manhattan wrestlers have qualified for national tournaments this summer. Tribe senior-to-be Davis Matthews placed 4th in 6A at 145 pounds this past season. He will wrestle in the Asics National Tournament next month in North Dakota in freestyle wrestling, and will be an alternate for the greco...Read More »
Nineteen wins and a 4th place finish in the 6A state tournament, that’s the haul for the Manhattan High baseball team this season. The Indians had 12 players recognized when the all-Centennial Team was announced. Four seniors made the first team, shortstop Derek Francis, outfielders Brooks DeBord and Chris Turner,...Read More »
The Manhattan Tournament of Champions turns 20 this weekend. The annual American Legion Baseball tournament got underway Thursday, and the Manhattan Manko 17’ers Senior and Junior teams take the field on Thursday night at Tointon Family Stadium. The 19 and Under Manko squad will open with the Hays Eagles at...Read More »
The list of accomplishments is long for M.J. Massanet of Manhattan High, and one of her last times in a high school uniform will be this weekend. Massanet will play in the Kansas Volleyball Association all-star match on Saturday night in Topeka. She led the Indians to the 2010 6A...Read More »
Rock Creek came within an eyelash of winning the 3A state softball tournament over the weekend, bowing out in a 13-inning title game loss to Hillsboro. Six Mustangs earned all-Mid-East League honors, including a trio on the first team, Bailey Elliott, Katie Hodges and Megan Srna. Plus, Caitline’ Christenson, Kelsey...Read More »
The Manhattan High softball team placed four players on the all-Centennial League teams announced on Monday. Junior outfielder Kori Bridegam received first team honors after leading the Indians with a .473 batting average, and a .519 on base percentage. A trio of MHS girls were named to the all-Centennial League...Read More »
The Rock Creek boys completed a special year with a 3A state baseball tournament appearance over the weekend. The Mustangs made it to the final four of 3A in both football and basketball as well. Rock Creek put four players on the all-Mid-East League first team announced on Monday. Shane...Read More »
In a loaded field at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course in Garden City, the Manhattan High boys golf claimed 7th in 6A with a team score of 334 on Tuesday. Blue Valley North won the team with a 300, and Zach Tate won medalist honors with a 73. The Tribe was...Read More »
After playing baseball for three years, Riley County senior Wade Hageman made the most of his one season as a Falcon on the links. Hageman completed a dominant campaign by winning the Sand Greens individual state title on Tuesday at Mankato CC. He carded a 69, and won a playoff...Read More »
Derek Francis threw a one-hit complete game shutout, leading Manhattan High to the 6A state tournament with an 8-0 victory over Junction City in the regional finals on Wednesday night. The Indians beat Topeka High 8-2 in the semifinal round, and were led offensively by Chris Turner,...Read More »
- The 2011-12 school year has been one to remember for the Rock Creek boys. First the Mustangs advanced to the semifinals of the 3A state playoffs on the gridiron with a narrow one point loss to Silver Lake, followed a fourth place finish at the state basketball tournament. Now,...Read More »
Sharpshooting guard Zach Nelson gave Manhattan High fans many thrills during a trip to the 6A state tournament in 2010. After an outstanding two-year career at Cowley College, Nelson will continue his college career at Friends University in Wichita. Nelson was selected as one of the year’s most outstanding student-athletes...Read More »
Youth was no barrier for Manhattan High grad Steve Andrus, as he nearly qualified for the 2012 London Olympic games over the weekend. Andrus is a senior-to-be on the Michigan State wrestling team, but is also one of the best young Greco-Roman wrestlers in the country. In Greco-Roman, only the upper body...Read More »
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Two Manhattan High School wrestlers signed national letters...Read More »
A pair of area athletes who led their teams to conference titles will take the floor in the Kansas Basketball Coaches’ Association all-star games this summer. Manhattan High swept thru the Centennial League with an undefeated 13-0 mark, and MJ Massanet was the Tribe’s leading scorer and rebounder. She’ll play for...Read More »
- The Manhattan High boys golf team edged out Seaman for the Salina Central Invitational title yesterday (Monday). The Tribe turned in a team score of 303 at Salina Municipal, and the Vikings were one shot back at 304. MHS’ David Woods earned medalist honors with a bogey-free three under...Read More »
Although Kansas High School Winter Athletics have been completed for some time now, the Manhattan High Wrestling team is still pulling in the accolades.
On Friday, Head Coach Bob Gonzales was named the 2011-2012 Class 6A Coach of the Year by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association. Gonzales led the Tribe this winter...Read More »
No first, second or third team selections for Manhattan, but three Tribe boys were honored as the Centennial League coaches announced year-end awards on Wednesday.
Honorable mention honors went the way of MHS seniors Keaton Barrager, Brandon Payne, and Deante Burton.
Burton, who is committed to play football at Kansas State next...Read More »
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Manhattan’s Scott Mall was named Centennial League Coach of the Year while four Indians were selected to the All-Centennial League teams, as the league coaches handed out 2012 awards on Monday.
Mall guided the Tribe to a perfect 13-0 mark in Centennial League games en route to Manhattan’s...Read More »
With a flair for the dramatic, the Frankfort boys basketball won their 14th straight game to bring home the 1A Division II state title thanks to a 62-53 double overtime victory against Otis-Bison on Saturday night in Hays. The Wildcats trailed by four at halftime, but took a lead in...Read More »
60 other teams are envious of the Rock Creek Mustangs as they ended the 3A state tournament in 4th place over the weekend in Hutchinson. The Mustangs fell in the third place game to Central Heights 61-49. The Vikings took it to Rock Creek in the first half as they...Read More »
Eight different players scored, but rebounding and defense were the key for Rock Creek in a 49-41 victory over Moundridge in the 3A state tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday night at Hutchinson. Mustang junior post Jacob Miller broke his own school record with 17 rebounds to go with his nine points,...Read More »
Jacob Broxterman scored 17 of his 22 points in the 2nd half as Frankfort advanced to the semifinals of the 1A Division II state tournament with a 74-60 victory over Colony-Crest in Hays on Wednesday afternoon. The Wildcats built a 20-9 lead after the first quarter, and extended the advantage...Read More »
It’s been a season to remember for the Manhattan High girls basketball team. The Indians won their second Centennial League championships in three years, this time with a undefeated record of 13-0. MHS broke through their biggest barrier with a 43-39 victory last Friday over Washburn Rural in the substate finals to reach the state...Read More »
Most of the Rock Creek boys weren’t even born the last time the Mustangs played in the state tournament in 1994. Rock Creek will take the floor on Wednesday night in the 3A state quarterfinals in Hutchinson against Moundridge. The Mustangs are 19-4 with nobody averaging 10 points per game, while...Read More »
The state tournament drought is finally over for the Manhattan High girls basketball team. The Indians beat nemesis Washburn Rural 43-39 in the 6A substate finals on Friday night at Topeka High. Elayna Spilker & Darby Price each had 11 points, and Onyeka Ehie added 10. It’s the first appearance...Read More »
Things looked bleak for the Rock Creek boys entering the fourth quarter of their 3A substate final with Riley County on Saturday night at St. Marys. The Falcons led 45-38, but the Mustangs scored 26 points in the frame to win 64-59. Rock Creek punches their first state tournament ticket...Read More »
Two buckets inside the final minute of overtime were enough for the Frankfort boys to escape with a 55-54 victory over B&B in the 1A Division II Substate finals on Saturday night at Frankfort. With the Falcons leading by three in OT, Calahan Brown made a reverse layup on a...Read More »
Injuries finally caught up with the 3A #1 Riley County girls as Silver Lake knocked off the Falcons 50-44 on Saturday night in the substate finals at St. Marys. Riley County lost three starters this season including Makayla Vargo in the substate semifinals on Friday night, along with Bree Busch...Read More »
Elayna Spilker and Darby Price each scored 10 points as the Manhattan High girls beat Wichita Southeast 54-23 in the 6A substate semifinals. The Indians scored 16 of the 18 points in the first quarter, and led the Buffaloes 30-8 at halftime. MHS girls coach Scott Mall says the Tribe...Read More »
Rock Creek Kids Wrestling is hosting a USA Wrestling Kansas tournament next weekend. The sub-districts will attract approximately 500 youth from eight years old to high school age. The top four in each age division and weight class will advance to the district meet in McPherson, with the state meet...Read More »
From state champion to national champion, former Manhattan High Indian wrestler Jeff Neosho won a NJCAA national championship at 125 pounds this past weekend in Rochester, MN. Vesta was ranked #2 all season, and won all five matches at the NJCAA’s, including a 3-2 decision over #1 Steven Romero in...Read More »
WICHITA, Kan. – Manhattan High School took top honors at the Class 6A State Wrestling Tournament by capturing the school’s third state title at Hartman Arena on Saturday night.
After holding a 36-point lead heading into day two, the Tribe held off a furious charge by Wichita Heights as Manhattan edged...Read More »
At least one area wrestler will be in the ring on Saturday hoping to become a State Champion. Kyle Wilson of Wamego advanced to the State finals after defeating Michael Tubbs of Colby in Friday’s semifinals at the Bicentennial Center in Salina. Wilson will wrestle for the title against Andrew...Read More »
The Manhattan High School Wrestling team, which sent all 14 Wrestlers to the State Tournament in Wichita hold a 36-point lead over second place Wichita Heights heading into the second and final day of the Class 6A Tourney at Hartman Arena.
Four MHS Grapplers will be in the ring competing for...Read More »
The Manhattan High School Girls Basketball team completed a perfect record in Centennial League play with a 42-32 victory at Topeka High on Friday night in the regular season finale. Manhattan fell behind the Trojans 20-8 after the first quarter before outscoring Topeka High 34-12 the rest of the way.
Three...Read More »
Opening Round Results for Manhattan High:
106-Jase Stone W by pin (0:53) vs. Benny Deaton (Olathe South)
113-Kian Clemons L 2-9 decision vs. Bailey Yetmar (Olathe South)
120-Dallas Vesta W 10-2 decision vs. Grant Jongorious (S.M. South)
126-Drew Unruh W by pin (0:30) vs. Maurice Jacobs (Lawrence Free State)
132-Tre Davis W by pin (0:51)...Read More »
6A Derby Regional Team Standings
MANHATTAN – 231.5
Derby – 177.5
Wichita Heights – 146
Junction City – 144.5
Topeka – 55
Washburn Rural – 37.5
Wichita East – 27
Wichita Southeast – 17
Manhattan Individual Results
106 – Jase Stone, 1st Place, W by injury default vs. Sean DeShazer (Wichita Heights)...Read More »
The Manhattan High Indians, ranked #4 in 6A, are set for Saturday’s Regional Wrestling Tournament at Derby. Fourteen Manhattan wrestlers will try to qualify for next weekend’s 6A State Tournament in Wichita. All 14 MHS wrestlers are seeded, which is a first for Manhattan Head Coach Bob Gonzales. Drew Unruh...Read More »
Coming off a heart-breaking 42-39 Valentine’s Day loss to Topeka Hayden at home, the Indians looked to respond with a win against (5-12, 3-8) Shawnee Heights to end the week. With the leadership of seniors Deante Burton and Brandon Payne combining for 23 points, the Tribe were able to fight...Read More »
In a change of pace, the Manhattan High Indians were not led by Senior M.J. Massanet in scoring in their final contest of the regular season at home. Instead, the play of seniors Jenna Crusinberry and Onyeka Ehie who each scored nine points carried the team to a 52-26 victory.
Massanet...Read More »
The Manhattan High wrestling won its first Centennial League title in four years on Saturday at Highland Park. The Indians scored 190.5 points, easily outdistancing second place Junction City (156 pts), and Emporia (133 pts) in third. MHS crowned four champions: Davis Matthews (145 lbs), Brian Wood (170 lbs), Lee...Read More »
The first girl to win a Kansas Relays title in Rock Creek history also is the first Mustang girl to become...Read More »
The National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society have teamed together with the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative over the past two decades. Now, the program is coming to the high school level as the coaches in the Mid-East League will be wearing sneakers on Friday night to bring...Read More »
The Rock Creek wrestling team competed in the Onaga Winter Duals over the weekend. The field featured six schools – Burlington, Horton, Marion, Onaga, Pleasant Ridge, and Rock Creek. The Mustangs went 4-1 as a team:
Round 1: Rock Creek 53 Horton 12
Round 2: Rock Creek 44 Marion 19
Round 3: Rock...Read More »
K-State doesn’t have to go far to find size at the wide receiver position on National Signing Day. The 6-foot-2 200 pound Burton is a Manhattan High product, and is rated as a 3-star prospect by Rivals.com. A first team all-Centennial League selection, he caught 20 passes for 327 yards...Read More »
The post duo of M.J. Massanet and Darby Price combined for 20 points and 19 rebounds, and the Manhattan High girls beat Beloit 36-24 on Saturday to finish 5th at the Mid-America Classic in McPherson. The Tribe led 20-12 at halftime and pushed the advantage to 17 points after three...Read More »
The Manhattan High wrestlers got their revenge on Lawrence High this weekend with a victory at the Blue Valley Northwest Invitational. A week after the Lions edged the Indians at the Newton Tournament of Champions, MHS won this time by nearly 75 points. The Indians had two individual champions, 106 pound...Read More »
M.J. Massanet scored 18 points despite missing all but two shots from the field, and the Manhattan High girls remained undefeated with a 49-31 victory at Highland Park. Massanet connected on only two of nine attempts from the field, but drained 14 of 17 free throws. Onyeka Ehie added 13 points...Read More »
A pair of Rock Creek wrestlers placed second as the Mustangs finished fifth as a team at the Wabaunsee Invitational over the weekend. Sam Wilson and Trevor Sutton both made the finals but finished as runners-up. Marc Reiss won his final match for 3rd place, while Shane Schaake and Shilo...Read More »
Manhattan High finishes 5th in the Newton Tournament of Champions this weekend, just missing out on a team trophy at the prestigous meet. Tulsa, Oklahoma Union is nationally ranked, and won the tournament. Ark City was second, followed by Lawrence, Newton, and Manhattan in the top five.
Indian 170 pound...Read More »
After building a 22-point halftime lead, the Manhattan High girls basketball didn’t look back in a 48-25 victory over Emporia on Tuesday night in the Little Apple. Senior post M. J. Massanet scored a game-high 15 points including nine in the first half, as the Indians outscored the Spartans...Read More »
Before embarking on his K-State career, Manhattan High’s Deante Burton will play one more high school football game. Burton has been selected to play for the West squad in the 39th Kansas Shrine Bowl this July. Burton was a two-year starter and had 20 receptions this season for...Read More »
MJ Massanet scored 26 points, 13 in each half, as the Manhattan High girls beat Great Bend 54-20 on Tuesday night in the Little Apple. The Indians (2-0) led by 13 points at the half, but pulled away with 32 second half points. The Panthers (1-4) were led by...Read More »
High School Results from 12-1-2011
Riley County vs. Colby (Hays City Shootout)
The Lady Falcons held on for a 42-37 victory over Colby. Riley County was led in scoring by Rachel Rheaume who had 18 points. Kelly Thomson chipped in 13 for the Falcons as well.
The boys squad notched a 63-47 win...Read More »
It’s hard to believe, but basketball season is here. The Kansas Basketball Coaches Association has put out its annual preseason rankings, and several area schools are represented.
On the girls’ side, the Manhattan High girls check in at #7 in 6A, as they are coming off a 13-9 season. Wamego...Read More »
Two area legends will be enshrined in the Kansas High School Activities Association Hall of Fame in the class of 2012.
Manhattan High graduate Amy Oberhelman won 10 state championships and was named all-American 13 times during her career as a swimmer from 1990 until 1994. Oberhelman set six...Read More »
After a stellar senior season, Manhattan High’s Deante Burton has verbally committed to continue his football career at K-State. The 6′-2″ 200 pound Burton played both wide receiver and cornerback for the Indians, who finished 10-1 for a third straight season, including a trip to the 6A state playoffs. ...Read More »
30 wins and a return trip to the state tournament were the accomplishments for the Manhattan High volleyball this season. The Kansas Volleyball Association placed three Indians on its all-state teams, released today (Monday). Senior outside hitter MJ Massanet, the 2010 6A player of the year, received first team...Read More »
A lot of talented players have come thru the Manhattan High baseball team and gone on to star at the next level. Indian senior shortstop Derek Francis has a chance to add himself to that list as he recently to play at Iowa Western Community College. The Reivers won...Read More »
High school football players often overcome hardships to play the game that they love, but few have battled more than Wamego’s James Manning. Manning went in for a routine physical this July to clear him for his senior season. But his doctor discovered Manning had testicular cancer. He...Read More »
– The Manhattan High volleyball team goes 1-2 in pool play and did not advance at the 6A state tournament on Friday in Topeka. The Indians beat Wichita Northwest 25-18, 25-10. MHS dropped matches to Blue Valley North and Washburn Rural. The Junior Blues went on to win the...Read More »
– Manhattan High volleyball will get the chance to defend their 6A state title this weekend in Topeka. The Indians won their substate in Wichita on Saturday with a 25-12, 25-14 victory over Topeka High in the semis, and a 25-20, 28-26 win in the finals over Wichita Heights. ...Read More »
Volleyball Sub-State Tournaments will get underway this Saturday, October 22, 2011. There will be 8 sub-state tournaments per classification/division with the winners of each tournament advancing to their state tournament on Friday and Saturday, October 28-29.
Districts have been announced (opening round pairings have not been set)
6A: Manhattan High will travel...Read More »
CHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) Their school was destroyed by a tornado, and now high school students in Chapman are losing their mascot to another force of nature: the University of Notre Dame
The national sports powerhouse contacted school officials in the small, northeastern Kansas town after seeing its leprechaun logo...Read More »
It was a tough day at the office for the Manhattan High girls golf team on Monday at the 6A state meet. The Indians came in 7th place with a team score of 410 at Shadow Glen golf club in Olathe. Blue Valley North won state for the third...Read More »
The Manhattan High boys and girls cross country made it a clean sweep at the Centennial League meet on Saturday in Junction City. The Indian boys ran away with the team title with 32 points. Washburn Rural was second with 68 points. The Junior Blues’ Jacob Morgan claimed the...Read More »
The Manhattan High girls golf team won their 6A regional on Monday at Sim Park in Wichita. The Indians shot a team score of 332, finishing four shots ahead of runner-up Washburn Rural, and Derby was third. MHS senior Jenna Crusinberry won medalist honors after she turned in a...Read More »
– The Manhattan High volleyball team won their home invitational on Saturday. The Tribe claimed pool play victories over Gardner-Edgerton, Junction City, and Topeka High. MHS then beat Shawnee Heights in the semis 23-25, 25-15, and 25-17, and won the tournament by beating Blue Valley in the title match...Read More »
- Riley County splits four matches at their home tournament on Saturday. The Falcons beat Linn and Clifton-Clyde, but fell to Mission Valley and Clay Center. Rachel Rheaume had 22 kills for the tournament.
– Frankfort finished 3rd in their home volleyball tournament on Saturday. The Wildcats beat Junction City St....Read More »
– The Manhattan High girls golf team placed second in a nine holf tournament on Tuesday afternoon at Salina Municipal golf course. Garden City won the meet by five strokes over the Tribe, which shot a time score of 148. MHS was led by Jenna Cruisenberry with a 35, and...Read More »
TONGANOXIE, Kan. (AP) Tonganoxie High football coach Mark Elston has resigned after being suspended after he disciplined one of his players. Elston resigned Wednesday as he started his 12th year at the northeast Kansas school. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Elston was suspended Monday after he...Read More »
Fresh off a state championship, the Manhattan High volleyball opens the season in the same position. The Kansas Volleyball Association put the Indians at the top of 6A in their preseason rankings. Washburn Rural is #3.
Elsewhere, Shawnee Heights is ranked 5th in 5A, Hayden is #2 in 4A, Silver...Read More »
The Manhattan Mercury is reporting that Michael Sanchez has been hired as the new Manhattan High girls’ soccer coach. Sanchez has been for the Indians’ boys soccer program since 2006. He is a California native, attended high school in Lawton, Oklahoma, and played soccer at McPherson College. Sanchez replaces...Read More »
The best 24 boys and girls the Sunflower State has to offer will be on display on Thursday night in the Kansas Basketball Coaches’ Association all-star games. Manhattan High’s Connor Brooks will be suiting up for the South squad at Lee Arena in Topeka. Brooks led the Indians in...Read More »
Sixty-eight of the top high school football players in Kansas will take the field on Saturday night in the Shrine Bowl including a number of area athletes. On the West squad will be Manhattan’s Jordan Nelson and Riley County’s Calvin Kenney. Wichita Heights coach Rick Wheeler is heading...Read More »
Plenty of athleticism and speed will be on display in Hays on Saturday night for the 38th annual Kansas Shrine Bowl football game. But, the day will kick off with the Shrine Bowl all-star cross country meet. Representing the West squad will be Kelly Roberts and Rebekah Sweet...Read More »
The Manhattan Optimist Lasers 18-and-under softball team won an invitational tournament in Independence, Missouri over the weekend. The Lasers won their first five games at the tournament, but dropped the first championship game of the double eliminaton tournament to the Trenton Missouri Phantoms 5-2. But the Lasers came back to...Read More »