A number of area athletes competed in state golf tournaments around the state on Monday.
A year ago, the Manhattan High golf team took a group of two sophomores and three freshmen to state.
The Optimist Bullets 12-and-under fastpitch softball team was one game away from playing for the championship when severe weather forced the cancellation of the USSSA “Bringin the Heat” tournament at Lake Shawnee in Topeka this past weekend.
Of the six varsity golfers from Manhattan High heading to the Class 6A state golf tournament on Monday, five qualified for state last season.
Among the three biggest meets of the season, team standings mean the least at regionals.
It’s not unusual for swimmers to cut time at the most important meet of the season.
JUNCTION CITY — For the first time all evening, the otherwise raucous crowd at Al Simpler Stadium fell silent.
The Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving team doesn’t have enough qualifiers to make noise in the team standings at state this week, but head coach Jerry Carpenter is expecting big things from the group that made the state cuts.
The Manhattan High softball team took a hard-fought eight-inning 9-8 victory over Topeka High in their opening regional game, but couldn’t keep up the pace in the championship game against Washburn Rural, losing 10-0.
Amidst perfection, Henry de Noble heard him.
Get the latest news, weather and sports updates from The Mercury sent to your phone.
You can download and print: