The Indians outshot Dodge City 11-8 in the win, and goalkeeper Wes Whitney had seven saves.
After a night of playing second fiddle behind the impressive running effort of Shawnee Heights’ Tony Barksdale Jr., Chris Martin got the last laugh, finishing the night with 119 yards and three touchdowns.
The Falcons opened 2014 with a big-play bonanza Friday night, blasting Wabaunsee for a 48-12 win on the road.
Playing in its season-opening tournament Saturday, the Manhattan High volleyball team finished its day 3-2 and took second place in its bracket to start the season on a high note.
At Clyde, the Frankfort Wildcats started their season off on the right foot with a 38-30 win over Clifton-Clyde Friday night.
At Wakefield, the Blue Valley-Randolph Rams struggled against Wakefield, falling behind 30-0 after the first quarter and trailing 44-0 at halftime.
At Centralia, the Valley Heights Mustangs struggled to keep up with the Class 2-1A defending champions, falling behind quickly and not getting much going offensively against the Panthers.
In a wild final few minutes, Manhattan won its season opener over Shawnee Heights on a 5-yard touchdown run by Chris Martin with 9.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team got its season off to a solid start Thursday afternoon, taking second place among four teams at the Junction City quadrangular.
Growing up playing football, Chris Martin’s natural position on offense was quarterback.
After missing out in 2012, the Manhattan High volleyball team got back to the Class 6A state tournament in 2013, sending Lisa Kinderknecht’s first group of four-year players out on a positive note.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team returns just three varsity players from a year ago, but two of those players made it to the state tennis tournament, helping bolster a young team in Joyce Allen’s 25th season as head coach.
As a new group of starters prepares to open the 2014 campaign against league foe Shawnee Heights at 7 p.m. Friday at Bishop Stadium, the preparation is fixated around starting the year 1-0.
The Eisenhower Middle School Eagles seventh-grade volleyball team opened its season Tuesday afternoon with a sweep of Wamego and Rock Creek.
The Manhattan Christian College volleyball team recently traveled to Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa to participate in the annual Spikefest Tournament.
The Manhattan High girls’ golf team took second place in its season-opening tournament Thursday afternoon at Lake Shawnee, finishing 17 strokes behind Washburn Rural in the six-team event hosted by Shawnee Heights.
Three years removed from a season-ending injury in his final year at Manhattan High, Joe Ballard is finally getting his chance to play college football.
Behind a strong senior class and a pair of standout senior forwards, the Manhattan High soccer team put together a 2013 season to remember, going further in the playoffs than any team in program history.
After three seasons of varsity golf and three trips to state, seniors Kylie and Kelsey McCarthy are no longer the young guns on the Manhattan High girls’ golf team.
Seventy Manhattan High School football players so far have been tested in a concussion evaluation program that the school implemented this year for its athletes.
The Northeast Kansas Officials Association will hold its annual high school football official’s clinic this Sunday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m.
Tryouts for Manhattan Optimist 18-and-under fastpitch softball will be Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at Optimist Park.
The 2014-15 athletic year at Manhattan High will get underway this week, as each of the school’s seven fall sports will begin practicing.
The rookie boys’ basketball coach, who was promoted to head coach after the resignation of Tim Brooks last winter, will embark on his first campaign without the services of senior forward Payton Stephens.
Andrew Neils, a 2003 graduate of Manhattan High School, has earned a place on the 2014 United States Senior National rowing team.
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