MHS claims All-League championship

By Joel Jellison

With all spring sports completed in the Centennial League, Manhattan High was awarded its second-straight All-League title on Tuesday.

It’s the fourth title for the Indians in the eight-year history of a 10-team Centennial League, leaving them tied with Washburn Rural - the only other school to win a title.

Schools are given points for their finishes in league in each sport, with a first-place finish earning 10 points, second place earning nine, third place eight, with the point decreasing all the way down to one point for a 10th place finish.

MHS scored 175 total points, while Washburn Rural had 173.5 and Seaman had 146.5.

For the 2011-12 season, the Indians won boys’ titles in football, cross country, wrestling and track. They won girls’ titles in cross country, basketball, track and split the soccer title with Washburn Rural.

Manhattan finished no worse than fifth in girls’ sports and no worse than sixth in boys’ sports. Washburn Rural won a total of 10 league titles this season.

Since the expansion of the league in 2004, the Indians have won 22 boys’ titles and 21 girls’ championships. The Junior Blues have claimed a total of 65. The next closest school the MHS’ 43 total titles is Seaman with 15.

The Indians have claimed the boys’ All-League title seven of the eight years, while the girls have never finished higher than second, and have been as low as fifth. The Junior Blues’ girls have won seven straight All-League titles.









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