Swim team continues to build

Jonah Evarts and John Ostermann

November 14, 2017


Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Winter Sports

After a 13th place finish last year, the Manhattan High swim team looks to enter this new year stronger than ever. “Our team expects to win league this year,” junior Suman Wang said. “It’s been awhile since we have won league so that is our main goal.” Swim has most of its swimmers r...

Wrestling works towards a repeat

Jonah Evarts, Sports Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Manhattan High wrestling has a chip on its shoulder after winning the state championship last year, along with a Centennial League title. After losing an exceptional class of seniors, including state champion of the 145 weight class, Mason Wallace, the team looks to prove themselves once again. They sti...

Girls basketball ready to capture title again

Michael Simmons, Blue M Sports Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Being able to call yourself a state champion is not something that everyday people experience often. For the Manhattan High girls basketball team this is something that not only they get to experience every day, but that they plan to repeat. “It feels awesome being defending state champions,” senior C...

Inexperienced team looks to defend league title, reach state

Jacob Clanton, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

After last season’s state quarterfinal appearance, Manhattan High is reloading this year. The Indians lost six seniors from the team, including all five of its starters. “I don’t know that you truly replace [last year’s seniors],” head coach Benji George said. “I think you have to take...

All-American Soberano to fill shoes

Jonah Evarts and Alyssa Stevens

November 14, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Mikey Soberano isn’t your everyday, average sophomore. Beneath the dude UGG slippers, and his Nissan Frontier, he’s won the All-American wrestling award twice now. Once last spring, and again just last month in Iowa. The All-American award is given to athletes who meet all the qualifications for...

Manhattan High teacher played pro baseball

John Ostermann, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

Stepping up to the plate with a deep breath and a little shoulder shrug, eyeing down the pitcher, watching a ball come in at over 80 mph and swinging for the fences. Manhattan High teacher Drew Biery was used to that feeling after playing baseball at Kansas State for four years. After playing himsel...

Football falls short in season-ending loss

Jacob Clanton, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Senior Talon Claussen dropped back, looking to pass. All he needed was 12 yards to keep Manhattan’s chances alive. First receiver, covered. Second receiver, covered. Third receiver, covered. Claussen’s only choice was to throw the checkdown to junior Kevontae McDonald. McDonald caught the ball ne...

Soccer finishes with a third place win

Soccer finishes with a third place win

Jonah Evarts, Sports Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, Fall Sports, Sports

The Manhattan High boys soccer team was crushed after losing to Blue Valley West 1-0 this past Friday, as it ended their run to a state championship game. The boys didn’t let that stop them from coming back the next day to defeat Dodge City 3-0 and secure third place to end on a win.   ...

Athlete of the Week: Max Landsdowne

Athlete of the Week: Max Landsdowne

Jonah Evarts, Sports Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Athlete of the Week, Sports

Junior Max Lansdowne was the Manhattan High boys soccer team’s leading scorer for their historic season. He scored 20 goals and had five assists in 21 games played. Lansdowne scored three of his goals this past week in sub-state and state play. He was also named to the All-Centennial League First tea...

Football investigation ongoing

Jacob Clanton, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, News

The Riley County Police Department is still investigating the incident involving members of the Manhattan High football team on Oct. 25. As such, there is no new information regarding the incident. According to Hali Rowland, RCPD Public Information Officer, there will not be any new information soon...

Volleyball takes fourth at state for second year, individuals make all team

Aloera Ostermann, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Volleyball

A fourth place finish isn’t how the Manhattan High Volleyball team planned to finish the state tournament Saturday. That placing followed a hard fight that included solid wins on Friday, in part due to their unbreakable team bonds. “Not one person can take over a game it takes the entire team....

Cross Country competes at state

Cross Country competes at state

Maddy Gleason, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

After Varsity boys and girls won the Regional Championship at Milford last Saturday, they traveled to Rim Rock Farm to compete for the State title. Varsity boys placed second and Varsity girls placed fourth out of 12 teams and 20 individual qualifiers that participated. The Cross Country team had a ...

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