With a steady rain, gusty winds and cool temperatures on Friday afternoon at Bishop Stadium, it wasn’t the most picturesque day for soccer.
The Manhattan High girls’ swim team competed for the second time this week, taking a trip out west for Friday’s Great Bend Invitational and finishing in fifth place.
After a lost week of practice ended with a soggy and cold trip to the Seaman Relays on Friday evening, it’s safe to say Manhattan High track and field coach Jesse Woodard is currently at odds with the Kansas weather.
Bottom line: The Royals are getting themselves out instead of forcing pitchers to do it, a direct departure from 2015.
The Manhattan High boys’ tennis team took one last opportunity to tune up before the start of postseason play next week, finishing in second place at Thursday’s Emporia Invitational.
For the second consecutive time, the Manhattan High girls’ swim and dive team didn’t get the opportunity to practice the day before its meet, though the results were still positive for the Tribe.
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Casey Gritton got a hole-in-one on April 19 at Colbert Hills’ par-3 course.
Long before severe storms rolled through the Flint Hills Tuesday afternoon, area sports events at both the college and high school levels were postponed following an ominous forecast.
Playing at Kansas State’s Tointon Family Stadium, the Rock Creek baseball team swept a doubleheader against Mid-East League rival Riley County Monday.
Johnny Giavotella drove in three runs with his first homer of the season, Mike Trout and Carlos Perez had two-run singles against Edinson Volquez and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 9-4.
Manhattan High boys’ golfer Cole Gritton played his best golf of the year, and his teammates followed suit, as the Indians took third place at Monday’s Topeka West Invitational.
The move expands opportunities for youth soccer players across northeast Kansas with the new club providing services to more than 2,500 youth soccer players between the ages of 3-18 across Manhattan, Topeka and Lawrence.
Rock Creek played at Riley County on Monday in games that were moved up to avoid weather predicted for Tuesday. Rock Creek fell 4-2 in the opener and 7-4 in the nightcap.
The Rock Creek JV softball team hosted Royal Valley and St. Marys for a triangular on Saturday.
Yordano Ventura no longer wears his emotions on his sleeve, the young right-hander for the Kansas City Royals having grown up after his first couple of years in the big leagues.
For most of their lives, Ben Turnley and Matt Turnley have done things together. That streak will end when the two head off to college in the fall.
After logging just two hits in a shutout loss to Seaman in Game 1 of Friday’s doubleheader at Norvell Field, the Manhattan High baseball team wasn’t looking much sharper midway through the nightcap.
The Manhattan High softball team was swept in a doubleheader at Seaman on Friday afternoon, dropping the first game, 7-0, before losing the nightcap, 15-0, in four innings.
With the KU Relays in full swing in Lawrence this weekend, Friday’s Manhattan Invitational track and field meet at Bishop Stadium was a smaller meet than in past years, but the competition was still strong.
So far, a vastly underrated pitching staff has hauled them to 10 wins. The offense has been spotty, at best, and we haven’t seen “keep the line moving” more than two or three times.
After playing some of the toughest competition it will see all year, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team dialed things down a bit in a trip to Salina on Thursday, taking first place among eight teams.
Despite the missed opportunities, they still managed to coax across some runs in Royals-like fashion. They also made their meager production look more daunting with some stellar defense.
Tuesday’s 16-team tournament at the Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City, Mo., was billed as one of the toughest meets in region this year, rivaling even the Class 6A Kansas state tennis meet in the amount of premier players competing.
It took the Kansas City Royals into the seventh inning before knocking Jordan Zimmermann from the game, and it took them until the ninth inning before they finally punctured the scoreboard.
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