If the weather allowed for it, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team knew it had a favorable chance of defeating the Highland Park Scots on Thursday afternoon.
After playing at Hutchinson’s Carey Park earlier this season and getting the chance to play a round at the Class 6A state tournament site, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team got another sneak peek Thursday afternoon.
Facing a partial squad from Emporia Wednesday afternoon at the KSU Natatorium, the Manhattan High swim team scored a clean sweep on senior day.
Wichita Northwest turned up the heat in the final 10 minutes, but the Manhattan girls’ soccer team didn’t crack.
Playing at Kansas State’s Tointon Family Stadium, the Manhattan High baseball team looked to snap a three-game losing streak with the Topeka High Trojans in town for a doubleheader.
For the first time since joining the Centennial League in 2005, members of the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team can call themselves league champions.
The Manhattan High boys’ golf team finished as runner-up behind Washburn Rural at Monday’s Centennial League meet in Meriden Monday afternoon.
Nine Manhattan High wrestlers competed in Hutchinson on Sunday at the USA Wrestling Kansas Greco-Roman/ Freestyle state wrestling tournament.
The Manhattan High junior varsity softball team swept a doubleheader at Junction City on Friday, beating the Blue Jays 7-6 and 16-0.
There are years when the Manhattan High tennis team is overmatched when it hosts one of the state’s top tennis programs in Olathe Northwest each year.
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.
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