Author: Troy Coverdale

Currently the host of "KMAN's Morning News", Troy is a 30 year veteran of radio, nearly 20 in northern Colorado, where he served as the "Voice of the UNC Bears" while serving as the news and sports director for one of the oldest AM stations in the country. No stranger to Manhattan nor Kansas, Troy is an alum of K-State in broadcast journalism and grew up near Circleville. He began his broadcast career with KSDB-FM on campus while working part time at another radio station in town. He's married to the former Monica Haugsness of Seneca, who has patiently put up with his schedule for more than 25 years.

The KSHSAA executive board has finalized plans for this year’s State Football Championships, setting up three locations for games on Friday and Saturday the final weekend in November. Emporia State will host the 4, 5 and 6A games, Hutchinson Community College will host the 3, 2 and 1A contests. Kiowa County in Greensburg will host the eight-man and six-man games. Also, this week, the board voted to begin planning to shift the state basketball tournaments to four sites in March of 2026. There will remain seven classifications of schools, however. Wrestling this coming season will see the expansion of state…

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Seg 1 – Visit Manhattan Director Marcia Rozell Seg 2 – Food and Farm Council of Manhattan and Riley County Coordinator Vickie James discusses what’s new with the council, a recap of the recent Joint City/County meeting and more. Seg 3 – Manhattan High Special Education Department Co-Head Jamie Schnee previews Manhattan’s Got Talent, an event hosted at Manhattan High School Thursday night. Seg. 4 – Troy & Kolby discuss Monday’s full eclipse

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Seg 1 – Red Cross Spokesperson Kristi Ingalls provides an update on blood drives locally, including one coming up at K-State later this month. Seg 2 – Kansas Forest Service State Fire Management Officer Bill Waln provides an update on fire danger in Kansas and general fire safety tips. Seg 3 – Special Olympics Kansas Senior Program Director Krystin Guggisberg previews the annual State Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament in Manhattan. Seg 4 – State Sen. Kenny Titus provides the weekly legislative update from Topeka.

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Segment 1 – Wamego USD 320 Superintendent Rob McKim Segment 2 – Purple Power Animal Welfare Society volunteer Jonathan Mertz Segment 3 & 4 – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operations Project Manager of Tuttle Creek Lake Brian McNulty and Park Manager Caleb Snider provide updates on lake conditions, recreation and construction.

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The Manhattan High girls basketball team has been installed as the eighth seed for this coming week’s 6A State Tournament in Wichita, setting them up for a tilt against Shawnee Mission South. The Tribe advanced to the field of eight at Koch Arena behind a 45-39 win at Liberal Friday night. Kat Ball hit seven of eight free throws in the final quarter to hold Liberal’s comeback attempt at bay as the Indians won a sub-state title for the first time since 2018. Shawnee Mission South claimed the top seed with a 47-32 sub-state win over Olathe North. The Raiders…

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Maxine Doering scored 15 points, Delaney Larson 14 as the Manhattan High girls basketball team advanced to the 6A State Tournament Friday night with a 45-39 win at Liberal. Kat Ball hit seven of eight free throws in the final quarter to hold Liberal’s comeback attempt at bay as the Indians move into the field of eight after their 12th win of the season. Manhattan trailed once in the game (6-4) before building a five point lead at the end of the first quarter. They would then take a 19-16 lead into the second half. After scoring the first three…

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Three Manhattan High wrestlers captured 6A State Titles Saturday, while the Indians won the 6A Boys’ team crown after having nine wrestlers medal. Ezekiel Witt (Boys’ 113) and Sage Rosario (Girls’ 155) capped unbeaten seasons with wins Saturday afternoon. Witt pinned Gabe Sherrell of Olathe Northwest to finish a 43-0 season, needing just 2:36 of his championship match for the fall. Rosario ended the season for all of Manhattan’s wrestlers in winning her match by fall over Veronica Madrid of Derby at 2:55. The win was her 28th of the season. Coach Sean Bammes says the leadership exhibited from both…

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Six MHS wrestlers still had chances at state wrestling titles Friday, but the semifinal round ended with only two still alive on the front side of the bracket. 113: Semifinal – Ezekiel Witt (Manhattan) 42-0 won by fall over Jaxson Scott (Olathe North) 42-12 (Fall 3:12) 120: Semifinal – Caeleb Hutchinson (Manhattan) 40-5 won by decision over Robert Hickman (Mill Valley) 33-18 (Dec 9-2) 126: Semifinal – Aiden Stuart (Olathe East) 37-13 won by decision over Cameron Coonrod (Manhattan) 35-9 (Dec 3-2) 157: Semifinal – Ender Rider (Olathe East) 42-7 won by fall over Ben Uher (Manhattan) 30-16 (Fall 3:41)…

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