As one half of a two-man senior class for the Manhattan High wrestling team, Blake Wewer has had to help lead his team from the sideline most of this season.
The Manhattan High bowling teams each finished in fourth place in an abbreviated quadrangular meet at Little Apple Lanes on Monday afternoon.
Damage to the KSU Natatorium has created a unique set of circumstances for the Manhattan High boys’ swim team, which practices and competes in the building on a daily basis.
MCPHERSON — Even though his team ended the weekend with a pair of losses and finished in fourth place at the Mid-America Classic, Manhattan High girls’ coach Scott Mall knows how valuable the experience was for his young team.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball stayed undefeated in Centennial League play with a 54-35 win over Emporia Saturday night on the road.
MCPHERSON – The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team lost a close matchup, 55-48, against top-seeded and host McPherson in the third-place game of the Mid-America Classic at the Roundhouse Saturday night.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team fell to Olathe East, 50-33, in the Mid-America Classic semifinals at the Roundhouse in McPherson Friday night.
MCPHERSON — Manhattan head girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall knows his team must play a lot better in Friday’s semifinal against Olathe East than it did in Thursday’s tournament opener against Andale.
MCPHERSON – The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team did just enough offensively to advance past Andale in the first round of the Mid-America Classic at the Roundhouse in McPherson.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team got off to a 3-0 start this year by winning a the three-day Hays City Shootout back in December.
In years past, Dustin Wichman’s efforts on the hardwood at Little Apple Lanes Monday would have brought home a gold medal and bolstered the Indians’ chances at a team title.
DODGE CITY — Since he became head coach of the Manhattan High boys’ basketball last season, Benji George hasn’t had many chances to motivate his team after a loss.
The Manhattan High wrestling team did more than just bring home the team title from the Husky Invitational at Blue Valley Northwest.
It’s never easy to lose, especially after an historic start to the season with 10 straight wins, but what made the Indians’ 57-53 overtime loss to Wichita East at the Tournament of Champions was the way it happened.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team traveled to Emporia Friday night, dropping a game to the league-leading Spartans, 46-34.
The Indians had to overcome a sluggish start to beat the Trojans at home, 57-38.
Manhattan was so dominant in the third quarter, turning what had been a close game into a blowout en route to a 66-56 win.
The Indians defeated Paola (57-18), Smith Center (39-33), Shawnee Heights (49-21) and the Manhattan “B” team (60-6).
With the win, Manhattan advances to host Thursday’s regional final against sixth-seeded Hutchinson (11-6-0), which defeated Topeka High, 2-0.
The loss spoiled an otherwise festive night at Bishop Stadium.
Manhattan’s win over Rural is a good sign with regionals just a few short weeks away.
Facing an offense that likes to throw the ball, Manhattan High tightened up its coverage and contained the pass game in a 50-7 win over Topeka West on Friday at Bishop Stadium.
The Indians received their first real test of the season against the Wildcats, and though they played well enough to win for much of the night, Schumacher made a pair of back-breaking plays against Manhattan’s defense to help Hayden scrape together a hard-fought 21-14 win.
The Indians led 42-0 at halftime before dialing it back in the second half and allowing Seaman’s first-team players to get some offense going against Manhattan’s backups.
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.
Thursday’s semifinal was more of a formality than anything, as the Indians pounded the Golden Buffaloes in their sub-state opener.
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