The 14-and-under Manhattan Optimist Lady Indians posted a fifth-place finish after compiling a 4-4 record at the USSSA Memorial Day National Invitational Tournament this past weekend in Lee’s Summit, Mo.
In a school year with eight different Centennial League titles to its credit, Manhattan High School has won the league’s all-sports title for the 2013-14 athletic seasons, taking back the award from Washburn Rural, which edged the Indians last year.
For many teams at both Manhattan High and the surrounding area, the holiday will serve as a much-needed day of practice or rest as teams continue to prepare for the KSHSAA postseaso.
After a strong finish to the regular season by winning the Centennial League meet last weekend, the Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving kept things going over the weekend at the Class 6A state swim meet.
If Friday’s performance at Lawrence Free State’s Class 6A track and field regional was any indication, the Manhattan High track and field teams should be in for a good couple of days in Wichita next weekend at the state track meet.
The Rock Creek track teams competed at the Class 3A regional in Sabetha on Friday, with the boys taking fifth and the girls finishing in sixth.
The Wamego track team competed at the Class 4A regional on Friday in Abilene, with the girls’ team taking sixth and the boys finishing ninth.
The Rock Creek baseball team beat Rossville 4-2 on Wednesday to advance to the Class 3A state tournament in Topeka, played this week at Washburn’s Falley Field.
With a 7-0 dismantling of the Garden City Buffaloes Thursday night, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team is just one game away from a return to the state tournament for the second consecutive year.
After leading the way for the Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving team last week at the Centennial League meet in Topeka, the Indians’ top four swimmers will try and keep things going this weekend at the Class 6A state tournament at the Capitol Federal Natatorium.
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