With just two more matches next week preceding the official start of the postseason, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team has yet to play a full, 80-minute game up to its potential. Against Highland Park in Topeka on Thursday, it didn’t matter in a 6-0 Manhattan victory.
Each year, the playoff bracket has at least one undeserving team advance through the district system and into the playoffs. Last season it was one-win Wichita North.
Royals manager Ned Yost stood on a platform near the Kauffman Stadium infield and told a national TV audience: “This was really for our fans and our city. We couldn’t have done it without these fans.”
If win-loss records told the whole story, Friday night’s matchup between Manhattan High and Topeka High at Bishop Stadium would be more about playoff seeding than playoff inclusion.
For the third year in a row, Manhattan High girls’ tennis players Kristen Fraley and Cathy Lei will end the year together at the Class 6A state tournament in Topeka.
In what has become a regular occurrence each fall, the Manhattan High girls’ golf team will once again make a trip to the Class 6A state golf tournament next week.
The Manhattan High volleyball team wrapped up its regular season home slate by winning two out of three matches, as five Indians were honored at senior night Tuesday.
In what head coach Frank Alonso described as a playoff atmosphere, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team lost 2-1 to a tough Wichita Northwest squad Tuesday night.
The Kansas State volleyball team will add a dose of hometown flavor with the Tuesday afternoon signing of Manhattan High senior Kelsey Schroll.
Not only has the Royals’ running game terrified and disrupted the Orioles, it flat-out won the critical second game in Baltimore.
In seventh-grade action, the Eisenhower volleyball teams finished the regular season with wins over Anthony on Thursday.
In a battle of stout defenses, the Manhattan High football team needed just a pair of touchdowns to stay undefeated and reclaim the Silver Trophy Friday night at Al Simpler Stadium, winning 16-7.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team will once again send two players to the state tournament in Cathy Lei and Kristen Fraley after qualifying at the Wichita East regional on Saturday.
After an uninspiring effort in its win over Hayden on Tuesday, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team bounced back against the Topeka High Trojans Saturday afternoon in a makeup game following Thursday’s rain out.
Every year, Manhattan head cross country coach Susan Melgares builds in a week of rest for many of her varsity athletes toward the end of the season.
WAMEGO — A last-minute touchdown to close each half, a special teams score, a goal-line stand and a game-saving tackle were all it took for Wamego to outlast the weather, and Concordia in a 20-14 back-and-forth win.
The Manhattan High volleyball team took fifth place in the Manhattan Invitational Saturday, dominating Junction City and Gardner-Edgerton in the consolation bracket easily.
At St. Marys, the Riley County Falcons took a 22-0 lead into halftime, but had to fend off the comeback attempt of a Bears in the second half.
At Silver Lake, the Eagles took a 42-0 lead to halftime in a dominant effort over the Rock Creek Mustangs.
At Frankfort, the Wildcats came up short against Pike Valley in a district matchup.
At Randolph, Linn shut out the Blue Valley Rams in a dominant effort in a matchup of Twin-Valley League schools.
JUNCTION CITY — The Manhattan High football team reclaimed the Silver Trophy Friday night at Al Simpler Stadium, winning 16-7 on a cold, rainy night in Junction City.
A seldom-used running back buried on the depth chart, in some cases by talented underclassmen, Coughlin hasn’t had many chances to shine at the varsity level. He’s made the most of the two he’s gotten.
In every year of the Joe Schartz era, Manhattan and Junction City have met on the gridiron in the final week of the regular season with much on the line.
Following Scott Mall’s decision to step down as Manhattan High softball coach in July, athletic director Mike Marsh announced Wednesday afternoon the decision to hire Monty Enright to take over as head coach.
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