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.
Manhattan High’s 17-14 overtime loss to Junction City was hard to stomach for the Tribe players Friday night in almost every aspect, except for one silver lining.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team qualified both its singles players for the Class 6A state tennis tournament next weekend at the College Boulevard Activity Center in Olathe.
Six of the eight volleyball teams at the Manhattan Invitational are ranked in the latest Kansas Volleyball Association rankings, including the Indians.
The Manhattan High cross country teams traveled to Lawrence for the Haskell Invitational on Saturday, with the boys’ team taking fourth and the girls’ in fifth.
The Manhattan High football team lost in overtime Friday night to its rival Junction City Blue Jays at Bishop Stadium, 17-14.
Manhattan (9-3) put aside its frustrations from a scoreless first half and put away a goal midway through the second half en route to a 1-0 win over the Trojans and its fourth consecutive shutout.
There are a handful of impact seniors at skill positions on offense, but with an offensive line that began the year made up entirely of juniors, that left several open spots for seniors along the defensive line.
The Manhattan High football team will host Junction City Friday night at Bishop Stadium with not just the Silver Trophy on the line, but also a shot at the Centennial League title.
With a 24-16 lead in the third set of the Manhattan volleyball team’s match against Washburn Rural to cap senior night, the Indians figured to be in a pretty good spot to pull out the win over their Centennial League rival.
Much like he has all season, Manhattan head boys’ soccer coach Frank Alonso pleaded with his team to play with intensity at halftime of the Indians’ road trip to Hayden Tuesday afternoon.
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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