Sports

  • MHS cross country sweeps Emporia Invitational

    Water and mud didn’t get to the Manhattan cross country team on Saturday, as both boys and girls teams took first place at the Emporia Invitational. “I am proud of how the kids took care of business,” head coach Susan Melgares said. “I think they had fun with the ...

  • MHS boys soccer loses fourth straight

    It’s been a long couple of weeks for MHS boys soccer. A 4-1 loss to Wichita Northwest dropped the Indians’ record to 0-4, their worst start in head coach Frank Alonso’s memory. “It’s really hurtful where we’re at,” Alonso said. “We’re in complete shock.” He ...

  • Manhattan takes another step in weather-shortened win

    Manhattan head football coach Joe Schartz wanted his team to be prepared for whatever came their way, whether it was crazy weather, physical opponents or the trials of a road game. They got all three on Friday night. Manhattan beat Washburn Rural, 28-6, in a weather-shortened game that included two ...

  • Haug twins contribute in different ways

    Last week, senior cornerback John Haug lit up Bishop Stadium when he returned the second half-opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in Manhattan’s 49-13 win over Shawnee Heights. It was his first touchdown — and first time returning a kickoff. “It was a good experience, I think,” Haug said. “It ...

  • MHS tennis strong at Topeka quad meet

    Everyone from Manhattan took home medals Wednesday at the Seaman Invitational. Head coach Tony Ingram was happy with the Indians’ performances, adding that they are learning a lot about their strengths and weaknesses in play. “We are beginning to see more consistency and recognizing scoring opportunities during play, which will ...

  • MHS volleyball solid in debut

    After a long wait, Manhattan volleyball finally hit the court Thursday, and head coach Lisa Kinderknecht was pleased with what she saw. Manhattan played in a quad meet and beat Silver Lakes and Seaman, but lost to Shawnee Heights in the middle match of the day to start the season 2 ...

  • MHS boys soccer loses third straight

    Manhattan boys soccer lost to Wichita North, 5-0, on Thursday, dropping its record to 0-3. The Indians trailed, 2-0, at halftime and were outshot, 12-5. Head coach Frank Alonso was disappointed, but said the team will learn from the loss and improve. “We are not used to losing, and everyone ...

  • MHS faces challenges in Washburn Rural matchup

    For the past several years, Manhattan could count on seeing Washburn Rural toward the end of the regular season. But this year, the Indians face the Junior Blues in Week 2 — this Friday. “Everything’s still on the table for them, so they’re going to be more motivated,” head coach ...

  • MHS has strong showing at Topeka quad

    Manhattan girls tennis was sharp in the first of two meets in as many days in Topeka, picking up nine points as a team in a quad meet with Topeka West, Topeka High and Shawnee Heights. Freshman Kira Schartz continued her dominance in No. 1 singles, going 3-0 (8-2, 8-1, 8-4) ...

  • MHS girls golf wins Salina Central Invitational

    The wind didn’t bother the Manhattan girls golf team Tuesday, winning the Salina Central Invitational with a team score of 168. Hays came in second at 171 and Salina Central came in third at the nine-hole tournament with a score of 163. Head coach Chris George thought his team showed improvement. “As ...

  • MHS freshman volleyball wins JV tournament

    The Manhattan High freshman volleyball team won the championship at the Junction City Junior Varsity Tournament on Saturday.  In the semifinals, it defeated Shawnee Heights, 25-23, 25-16.  In the championship game, it defeated the Junction City, 25-22, 25-19.  For the tournament, Malary Tajchman served 35 points, Elise Funk 22, ...

  • MHS soccer improves but falls to Bishop Carroll, 2-0

    Despite seeing some improvements, Manhattan boys soccer fell to Bishop Carroll, 2-0, on the first day of the Wichita Titan Tournament. Manhattan outshot Bishop Carroll, 8-4, on Monday, but lost, 2-0. “To be honest, we were the better team today,” head coach Frank Alonso said. Team captains Connall Root and ...










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