Author: Troy Coverdale

Troy returns to Manhattan after spending the last 20 years in Greeley, CO. He served as the "Voice of the UNC Bears" while serving as the news & sports director for a local station. Troy is a ' 93 K-State grad and grew up near Circleville.

Kansas State men’s basketball continues to build it’s 2023 list of committments, gaining another four-star recruit Sunday as guard RJ Jones of Plano, Texas, announced his committment just days after making a visit to Manhattan. Jones officially visited four programs (Boise State, Cal, Oklahoma and Texas A&M) prior to his trip to Manhattan. Other programs he held offers from included Colorado, Illinois, Notre Dame, Missouri, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech and USC. He is going to play at Wasatch Academy in Utah this coming season and joins fellow four-star guard Dai Dai Ames in having committed to the Wildcats, pushing…

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The bracket for the Big 12 baseball tournament starting Wednesday has the Wildcats set to face second-seed Texas Tech in the third game of the day in Arlington. K-State finished seventh despite being swept at West Virginia over the weekend, while Texas Tech finished a game back of TCU for the regular season title and claimed the two-seed based on tiebreakers with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Texas is the five-seed and Baylor is the eighth, while Kansas failed to make the tournament. The Wildcats open the tournament Wednesday afternoon at four at the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Field, with coverage…

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The 6A soccer quarterfinals will see Manhattan once again hosting as the Indians will tangle with Garden City Tuesday night at six. The Tribe is the second-seed on the West bracket and will be hosting a Buffaloes squad that is 12-5-1 on the year. The top seed on the West bracket is Washburn Rural, which finished one game up on Manhattan for the regular season and will host Wichita Northwest at six Tuesday.

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State track representatives were finalized over the weekend, with the all-class meet set for Friday and Saturday. Here are the individual qualifiers for area schools (relays not listed): Manhattan boys: Elijah Srawn, Pole Vault Brayden Schomaker, 100 Dash Max Bowyer, 1600 Run Marco Zambrano, 300 Hurdles Ben Mosier, 800 Run Luke Brickei, 200 Dash Vincent Malone, High Jump Aaron Newcomer, High Jump Talique Houston, Long Jump Crayton Rauch, Long Jump Manhattan girls: Kennedy Prestonback, 100 Hurdles Hannah Pellant, 100 Dash, 200 Dash, Long Jump Gili Johnson, 400 Dash, 200 Dash, Long Jump, Triple Jump Kyra Arasmith, 300 Hurdles Hannah Loub,…

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Manhattan High’s boys are the eighth seed for the 6A State tournament in Wichita after winning a sub-state title Saturday night at Derby, 61-45. Jack Wilson scored nine of his 13 in the fourth quarter, Tate Brown finished with a team high 14 for the Indians who will open the 6A tournament against Lawrence-Free State at two Thursday afternoon. The Firebirds are 21-1. The Wamego girls are the third seed in the 4A tournament and will open with Altamont-Labette County Wednesday night. The Red Raiders beat Holton Friday to qualify for the state tournament.

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The 6A girls state tournament got off to a rousing start for the Manhattan Indians Tuesday night as they were able to hold off a comeback by Hutchinson to claim a 36-31. The 11th seeded team on the 6A West bracket built to as much as a nine point lead in both the second and third quarters, but saw Hutch tie the game at 30 at the end of the 3rd. The Indians would limit the Salthawks to 1 fourth quarter point to seal the win. Destiny Yates scored 9, Avery Larson 8 as Manhattan will advance to face Washburn…

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After finishing the regular season Friday night with a win over Hayden, the Manhattan High girls go on the road to open 6A tournament play, visiting Hutchinson tonight. The Salthawks are the sixth seed on the west bracket after a 16-4 season. The Indians go in to the game at 8-12. Tip off is at six, with coverage at 5:45 this evening on Newsradio KMAN. Also tonight, the 4A East second-seed Wamego hosts Tonganoxie tonight. The Rock Creek girls are the third seed in the west and will host Buhler. In 3A, Riley County’s girls play at Minneapolis tonight at…

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The final week of the high school basketball started Tuesday with Manhattan High’s teams falling to Seaman in Centennial League play. BOYS SCORES: Wamego 60, Marysville 57 Rock Creek 48, Rossville 32 Junction City 53, Washburn Rural 40 Blue Valley Randolph 74, Valley Heights 68 GIRLS SCORES: Wamego 63, Marysville 35 Rock Creek 44, Rossville 35 Washburn Rural 61, Junction City 14 Valley Heights 68, Blue Valley Randolph 48

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Three Manhattan High wrestlers won regional titles Saturday and a total of eight qualified for the State 6A meet this coming weekend. Easton Taylor at 138 pounds, Tucker Brunner at 152 and Talique Houston at 220 pounds won titles in their weight classes as Manhattan finished fourth in the regional in Wichita as a team. Wamego will send six wrestlers to the 4A state meet, including Hayden Oviatt, who won the regional title at 195 pounds. Riley County had two state qualifiers, Rock Creek one.

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