After bringing home three medals from last year’s boys’ Class 6A state tennis meet, Manhattan High upped the ante on Saturday at the Harmon Park Tennis Complex in Prairie Village.
The task ahead of the Manhattan High softball team at this week’s Class 6A regional will be difficult no matter what, but if nothing else, momentum should be on the Indians’ side.
The Manhattan High girls’ swim and dive team took fifth place at the Centennial League meet at the Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka on Friday, finishing just three points out of fourth place in the team standings.
Manhattan High head boys’ basketball coach Benji George will hold a pair of camps in June.
At every level and in every sport, even the longest championship dynasties come to an end eventually. That’s the reality for the Manhattan High girls’ track and field team, which had won six consecutive Centennial League titles coming into Thursday night’s league meet.
The Manhattan High baseball team split a doubleheader at Topeka West Thursday afternoon, dropping the first game, 4-3, before winning the nightcap, 4-2.
The Indians beat the T-Birds to get the clean sweep of league teams, going undefeated in league contests and dethroning Washburn Rural as league champions.
Over the course of a 23-2 season, the doubles pairing of Kirkland Lambert and Collin Queal has had its share of blowout wins and low-pressure matches against overmatched opponents.
The seniors were definitely on display on senior night as the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team stomped rival Junction City, 10-0, Tuesday at Bishop Stadium.
While the Manhattan High softball team has faced its share of ups and downs this year, the Indians haven’t often been able to put together an entire doubleheader of solid softball this season.
Emporia swept the Manhattan High baseball team on Tuesday afternoon, with the Indians dropping a close game in the opener, 2-1, before losing in the nightcap, 9-1, in Emporia.
Manhattan High senior Grant Munsen made his college decision official in signing a letter of intent to play basketball at McPherson College this fall.
After a forgettable opening game to start Friday night’s doubleheader at Norvell Field, Manhattan High baseball coach Don Hess wanted to see improved pitching and defense against the Hayden Wildcats in the second game.
The Manhattan High boys’ tennis team advanced five players to state while finishing as runner-up behind Washburn Rural in the team standings at Saturday’s Class 6A tennis regional at the Kossover Tennis Complex in Topeka.
Though the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team had won nine games this season entering Friday’s matchup against Hayden, the win against Washburn Rural in early April stood out as the Tribe’s most complete effort of the season.
Top-seeded Shawnee Mission West defeated the Indians, 1-0, in double overtime in the semifinal round of the Class 6A state tournament on Saturday in Junction City with a sudden-death goal.
Manhattan’s seniors scored six of the 10 goals on the night, while the offense allowed the game to get called 10 minutes early because of mercy rules.
The Indians salvaged a split on senior night with a 7-4 win to help erase the sting of a 13-5 loss in Game 1.
Despite the lopsided win, Manhattan head coach Mike Sanchez said he admired the way the Scots handled themselves in defeat.
The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team didn’t let the less-than-ideal weather stop it from crushing Wichita Heights in an 8-0 rout.
The Indians are headed to the Blue Valley Northwest Invitational, which features some of the top tennis programs in both Kansas and Missouri.
In a dogfight with Washburn Rural on Friday night and in desperate need of a game-tying bucket, Manhattan worked hard to get quality shots.
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.
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