TECUMSEH – Manhattan used a dominant ground attack to easily defeat the Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds, 47-0, on the road in both teams’ season openers Friday night.
Though he won’t be the starting quarterback tonight in Manhattan High’s season opener at Shawnee Heights, senior Blake Wewer knows his job is to lead the Indians’ young football team.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team won eight matches and finished in first place at a quadrangular meet in Junction City Thursday afternoon.
Manhattan High alumnus Deante Burton has had several opportunities to play for Kansas State dating back to last year, but for two other former Indians, the chance may be coming soon.
Manhattan High head football coach Joe Schartz made sure to point it out on Tuesday at practice. It’s been 30 years since Manhattan has lost a varsity football game to Shawnee Heights.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team started its season with a victory in a dual at Topeka High Tuesday afternoon.
With a comfortable lead most of the night and plenty of opportunities to insert most of his large roster into the match, Friday night’s 4-0 win over Lawrence High was exactly what Manhattan High head coach Frank Alonso wanted to see.
A season ago, Manhattan High head boys’ soccer coach Frank Alonso wasn’t sure what to expect from a talented, but unproven, group of juniors on varsity.
With four sophomores and two freshmen on varsity, this is easily the youngest girls’ golf team Manhattan High head coach Chris George has ever had.
The Manhattan High cross country season started Saturday morning with a time trial and pancake feed at Bishop Stadium.
The Indians took the lead early in the first half and were never really threatened by the Lions in their season opener at Bishop Stadium.
In many cases, high school sports offer its participants the chance to learn life lessons through competition.
The win over Dodge City sends Manhattan on the road for Tuesday’s 6 p.m. quarterfinal against Maize (17-1).
Despite a slow start, Manhattan defeated Junction City by mercy-rule in only 56 minutes, winning 10-0 to set up Thursday’s regional final against Dodge City at Bishop Stadium, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
The Indians wasted no time and throttled Shawnee Heights 8-0 Thursday night at Bishop Stadium.
Manhattan (10-10, 9-9 Centennial) stayed close in both games, but lost 6-3 and 3-0.
Tuesday at Norvell Field, the Indians swept their first doubleheader since April 22, defeating the Emporia Spartans 7-1 in the opener and 11-2 in the nightcap on senior day.
The Indians lost the first game of their doubleheader, 7-2, and the nightcap, 10-5.
The Indians had not previously lost a game to the Blue Jays since 2008, spanning 14 games.
The Indians were swept, with the Thunderbirds winning the first game, 7-3, and run-ruling MHS in six innings in Game 2, 16-8.
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