The Manhattan High boys’ soccer team wrapped up the regular season in style with an 11-1 rout of Centennial League foe Junction City on the road Thursday evening.
After a difficult loss to Topeka High last week to start district play, the Manhattan High football team is fully aware of the importance of Friday’s game at Lawrence Free State.
After an up-and-down regular season with an extremely young team, it was hard to predict what kind of performance the Manhattan High girls’ golf team would have at the Class 6A state tournament at Andover’s Terradyne Country Club.
With two more matches against this week before the start of the playoffs, Manhattan head boys’ soccer coach Frank Alonso wanted his team to play with intensity and take care of business.
Manhattan’s Lexi Bieker made a surprise run at the Class 6A state tennis tournament over the weekend, bringing home a medal and taking 12th place with a 3-4 record at the two-day event.
Winners of five straight Centennial League titles coming into Saturday’s league meet at Stateland Park in Topeka, the Manhattan High cross country teams had plenty of confidence.
When Manhattan head coach Chris George takes his girls’ golf team to the Class 6A state tournament at Andover’s Terradyne Country Club on Monday, he will do so with the youngest roster he’s ever had.
The Indians struggled to run the ball, were outgained 481-220 and in the face of a deficit and a Trojan defense selling out to stop the run, had to take chances offensively, which led to three turnovers.
TOPEKA – A tough first half was too much to overcome for Manhattan in a 41-14 loss to Topeka High on Friday at Hummer Sports Park.
Fortunately, the Indians were able to come out firing on all cylinders against an improved Scots’ team, taking a three-goal lead to halftime and ending with a 6-0 win.
Manhattan High’s Cathy Lei has one goal for the Class 6A state tennis tournament this weekend in Olathe, and it ultimately has nothing to do with which medal she brings home. The senior just wants to play well.
As frustrating as last week’s overtime loss to Junction City was for the Manhattan High football team, it can’t be undone.
In the second game of the season, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team managed to defeat Wichita Northwest, 5-0, in the opening game of the Titan Classic in Wichita.
The Indians went 1-2 at the Washburn Rural quad, dropping matches to Centennial League foes Washburn Rural and Hayden before ending the night with a two-set win over Lawrence.
The Manhattan High girls’ golf team advanced to next week’s Class 6A state tournament with a second-place finish at the Wichita Southeast regional at L.W. Clapp Golf Course in Wichita.
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.
After sweeping the Junior Blues in the regular season, including a 32-point win, Rural got the last laugh in the third matchup, stunning Manhattan and stopping the Tribe short of its goal.
The boys’ team moved into a tie for first place in the league standings with the T-Birds. The girls’ squad moved into a four-way tie for first place in the Centennial League standings
The Indians had to overcome a slow start that saw Manhattan (11-3, 5-2 Centennial) lead 21-12 at halftime but double its scoring total in the third quarter.
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