After a disappointing season-opening doubleheader last week at Topeka High, Manhattan High head baseball coach Don Hess was hoping his team would rebound well in Tuesday’s home opener against Wichita East.
In the first half of the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team’s win over Lawrence Free State Monday night, the Indians took just three shots on goal.
The Manhattan High boys’ golf team took ninth place among 15 teams in a stacked meet at Shawnee’s Lake Quivira Country Club on Monday.
Replacing the production of a trio of four-year starters is difficult for any program, at any level, no matter what the sport. In high school golf, it means replacing half the team with players who have virtually no varsity experience.
The Manhattan High baseball team was swept in its season-opening doubleheader against Topeka High at the Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka Friday evening.
Manhattan’s Haleigh Harper made her varsity debut at shortstop defensively and batted in the leadoff spot in the lineup, showing quickly just how talented she is.
Competing at the Salina Central Doubles Classic on Saturday, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team edged the host team to win the event for the second straight season.
The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team traveled to Wichita on Thursday, but couldn’t come up with a win against Trinity Academy in a 3-1 loss.
Though it happened a week later than the schedule suggested, the Manhattan High track and field teams finally opened its season on Thursday with a trip to Washburn Rural for a varsity meet.
Manhattan High head baseball coach Don Hess has been around long enough to know the difficulty in replacing a pitcher like Jesse Steinbring.
With just a pair of seniors and a single junior on the varsity team, most of the Indians taking the field today against Topeka High at Anneberg Park will be sophomores.
The Indians swam their third meet in the span of a week on Wednesday afternoon, taking second place in the triangular at the KSU Natatorium and finishing behind defending Class 6A state champion Lawrence Free State.
Most years by this point in the spring sports season, head track and field coach Jesse Woodard has seen most of his athletes compete at a meet and has a benchmark to work from for each athlete in each event.
On a blustery night with a seemingly constant 20 mile-per-hour south wind, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer co-captains chose wisely when they won the coin toss and opted to take the wind at their backs.
With a deep and talented roster, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team put together one of the best seasons in school history last spring, culminating in a sixth-place finish at the Class 6A state tournament in Olathe.
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.
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.
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