The Manhattan High track and field teams made their way to Salina for the Salina Central Invitational on Friday, with the girls’ team taking second place behind Junction City and the boys finishing in a tie for fifth with Great Bend.
In a game called at halftime, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team had little trouble taking care of business against Highland Park Thursday evening at Bishop Stadium, winning the match 13-0.
The Kansas City Royals hadn’t been hitting lately. Their pitching had been failing, too. But in the past two years, they could always count on their stellar defense to bail them out.
Coming off of back-to-back wins, including a Centennial League individual title on Monday, Manhattan High senior Cole Gritton kept his winning streak going on Thursday at the Junction City Invitational.
The Manhattan High baseball team took two games from Highland Park in a makeup doubleheader from a rainout earlier this season.
Kris Medlen got pounded off the mound in the third inning. Eric Hosmer got tossed in the sixth. The rest of the Kansas City Royals were probably jealous of them.
The Manhattan High football staff has announced four captains for the 2016 campaign and has released the schedule, which has a new look as Class 6A and 5A transition to a new playoff system.
The Rock Creek baseball team secured a pair of wins in a sweep of Wabaunsee on Tuesday, winning the opening game 4-0 and taking the nightcap, 12-2, in five innings.
On Tuesday, Rock Creek softball went to Alma for a pair of long games, winning 16-11 in the opener and 20-6 in the nightcap.
After a pair of rainouts created a 10-day gap between games, the Manhattan High softball shook off the rust and split a doubleheader with Topeka West at the Twin Oaks Softball Complex on Tuesday.
A pair of lopsided innings dictated the outcome of both games in Manhattan High’s baseball doubleheader against Junction City Tuesday afternoon.
If anybody was going to prevent the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team from repeating as Centennial League champions on Monday at the Kossover Tennis Complex in Topeka, it was going to be Washburn Rural.
It’s been a nice week of golf for Manhattan High’s Cole Gritton. The senior backed up his win at last week’s Topeka West Invitational by taking medalist honors at Monday’s Centennial League tournament.
There are ample reasons for Ned Yost to be concerned about the Royals’ struggling offense, from three recent shutouts to the prolonged slumps of stars such as Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain. But the fact he’s won a World Series with those same guys puts their manager at ease.
In games played on Thursday, Rock Creek softball was error free in two games against Mission Valley, winning 10-0 in the opener and 13-2 in the late game.
The Manhattan Optimist Xtreme 12UB team won four games and tied one this past weekend to win the Spring Slam in Manhattan.
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.
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