Brian has dedicated his life to the sports of Manning.
Brian Lage participated in golf, baseball, and band while in high school. He lettered two years in both sports. Brian was a member of the first varsity golf team in school history back in 1974. In 1975 the team placed 2nd in the Midwest Conference Golf Meet. One interesting note about the meet; it was held the same day as the Omaha tornado and was shortened to 9 holes, as the skies were very dark when the meet was called. Brian was a pitcher on the baseball team. He helped the 1974 team to one of the best records in baseball school history when the team finished 11-8. Brian is the all time career leader in saves in school history.

One thing Brian did for the basketball team in high school was keep statistics and the scorebook. In 1988 he took over the scorebook for the high school boys' and girls' basketball teams and is still doing them today. Brian also does the football stat book which he started back in the early 1990s and is still volunteering for this job in 2010. When the game is over, Brian heads to the phone to call the scores in. He also compiles the stats and sends them to newspapers and over the Internet.

Brian has worked at the Manning-Manilla Golf Course since graduating in 1975 and has helped with many golf meets. He started writing sports for the Manning-Monitor back in the fall of 1997.

Back during the wintertime in the mid-1980s, Brian decided to start the process of updating sports records for the high school, starting first with basketball and football. He spent mega hours at the Manning Monitor office reading microfilm and newspapers along with checking on records at the school. At the Manning High School he found that they only had records back to the late 1950s. Brian collected all of the information he could and set out to different towns in the area to start the research during the late 1980s; a job he continues to the present time. He spent days during the winter at Carroll, Audubon, Manilla, Denison, Harlan, Glidden, Coon Rapids, Scranton, Woodbine, Ida Grove, and Bayard collecting score and game data in their community newspapers.


2004 Virginia Rasmussen, Brian Lage, Brad Vollstedt

2004 introducing the starters


2005 Manning vs Clarinda


March 2005 Kathy Lage speaking at a Pep Rally


2006 Manning vs Logan Magnolia


2006 IKM tournament


2007 IKM game


2007 MHS vs Exira


2008 MHS vs AHST


2008 MHS vs ArWeVa


2011 IKM-Manning vs West Harrison


2012 IKM-Manning vs Boyer Valley


2014 IKM-Manning vs Tri Center


2016 Fall sports preview - Eric Lage


2017 IKM-Manning vs Griswold


2018 IKM-Manning vs Griswold