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.
DODGE CITY – The Manhattan High boys’ basketball took control early before fending off a rally attempt by Maize in the third quarter en route to a 70-53 win in the third-place game of the Dodge City Tournament of Champions Saturday.
Most unbeaten streaks come to an end just as Manhattan High’s did Friday night.
DODGE CITY — With some of the state’s best teams likely waiting in the semifinals at the Dodge City Tournament of Champions, the Manhattan High basketball team first had to take care of business against a one-win Hutchinson team on Thursday.
Most years, only a handful of the 10 teams in the Centennial League have legitimate hopes of winning a Centennial League title in boys’ swimming and diving.
DODGE CITY – The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team took care of business in its opening-round game at the Dodge City Tournament of Champions, defeating Hutchinson 55-35 to advance to Friday’s semifinals.
How much success Manhattan High has at this weekend’s Tournament of Champions in Dodge City could be a strong indicator of how the Indians might fare at the Class 6A state basketball tournament in March, should they get that far.
In a game headlined by two sets of the Centennial League’s best guards, it was Manhattan forward Christian Carmichael who had the play of the game for the Tribe in a 60-55 win over Highland Park on Friday.
The short-handed Manhattan High wrestling team took part in the two-day Newton Tournament of Champions over the weekend, finishing in third place among 25 schools competing.
Like many coaches, Manhattan’s Scott Mall is likely to be more proud of a complete defensive effort than a high-scoring night on offense.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team managed to hold off Highland Park in the final minutes of a 60-55 victory Friday night to stay unbeaten.
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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