Manhattan High head cross country coach Susan Melgares is a decorated distance coach in the state of Kansas, but now she’s taking her act national.
Manhattan High pitcher Jesse Steinbring was named to the all-state second team after leading the Indians’ pitching staff this spring.
The track meet wasn’t over, but you could already see the disappointment on all of their faces.
It’s been two years since the playing surface at Bishop Stadium was converted to turf, allowing both football players and athletes in a variety of other sports the chance to regularly use the facility for practice and games.
The Manhattan High softball team finished with three players on the all-Centennial League softball teams.
The Indians missed the chance to run the finals of the 4x400 relay after being disqualified in Friday’s preliminary race. The Indians had the fastest qualifying time in their heat and would only have needed a third-place finish or better to edge Olathe East.
A year ago, the Manhattan High boys’ track and field team traveled to Wichita the last weekend in May as one of two teams expected to compete for a team championship in Class 6A.
Coming into Tuesday’s Class 6A state golf tournament in Hutchinson, Manhattan High boys’ coach Brad Ficke wanted his team to play relaxed and up to its potential.
While the Indians didn’t win them all, in each match this season leading up to Tuesday’s Class 6A quarterfinal, Manhattan High girls’ soccer coach Mike Sanchez has felt his team was right in the mix.
A year ago, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team put its best collective round of the season together at the Class 6A state meet in Topeka, turning in a third-place performance.
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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