While the Manhattan High softball team has faced its share of ups and downs this year, the Indians haven’t often been able to put together an entire doubleheader of solid softball this season.
Emporia swept the Manhattan High baseball team on Tuesday afternoon, with the Indians dropping a close game in the opener, 2-1, before losing in the nightcap, 9-1, in Emporia.
Manhattan High senior Grant Munsen made his college decision official in signing a letter of intent to play basketball at McPherson College this fall.
After a forgettable opening game to start Friday night’s doubleheader at Norvell Field, Manhattan High baseball coach Don Hess wanted to see improved pitching and defense against the Hayden Wildcats in the second game.
The Manhattan High boys’ tennis team advanced five players to state while finishing as runner-up behind Washburn Rural in the team standings at Saturday’s Class 6A tennis regional at the Kossover Tennis Complex in Topeka.
Though the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team had won nine games this season entering Friday’s matchup against Hayden, the win against Washburn Rural in early April stood out as the Tribe’s most complete effort of the season.
The Manhattan High softball team traveled to Topeka on Thursday for a doubleheader against the Hayden Wildcats, finishing the day with a split.
The Manhattan High track and field teams made their way to Salina for the Salina Central Invitational on Friday, with the girls’ team taking second place behind Junction City and the boys finishing in a tie for fifth with Great Bend.
In a game called at halftime, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team had little trouble taking care of business against Highland Park Thursday evening at Bishop Stadium, winning the match 13-0.
Coming off of back-to-back wins, including a Centennial League individual title on Monday, Manhattan High senior Cole Gritton kept his winning streak going on Thursday at the Junction City Invitational.
The Manhattan High baseball team took two games from Highland Park in a makeup doubleheader from a rainout earlier this season.
The Manhattan High football staff has announced four captains for the 2016 campaign and has released the schedule, which has a new look as Class 6A and 5A transition to a new playoff system.
After a pair of rainouts created a 10-day gap between games, the Manhattan High softball shook off the rust and split a doubleheader with Topeka West at the Twin Oaks Softball Complex on Tuesday.
A pair of lopsided innings dictated the outcome of both games in Manhattan High’s baseball doubleheader against Junction City Tuesday afternoon.
If anybody was going to prevent the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team from repeating as Centennial League champions on Monday at the Kossover Tennis Complex in Topeka, it was going to be Washburn Rural.
Top-seeded Shawnee Mission West defeated the Indians, 1-0, in double overtime in the semifinal round of the Class 6A state tournament on Saturday in Junction City with a sudden-death goal.
Manhattan’s seniors scored six of the 10 goals on the night, while the offense allowed the game to get called 10 minutes early because of mercy rules.
The Indians salvaged a split on senior night with a 7-4 win to help erase the sting of a 13-5 loss in Game 1.
Despite the lopsided win, Manhattan head coach Mike Sanchez said he admired the way the Scots handled themselves in defeat.
The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team didn’t let the less-than-ideal weather stop it from crushing Wichita Heights in an 8-0 rout.
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.
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