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 Manhattan High girls’ basketball team had no trouble taking care of business against Highland Park Friday night, beating the Scots 77-34 at the MHS gymnasium.
With both penciled in as Centennial League title favorites before the season began, tonight’s game between Highland Park and Manhattan was circled on the calendar as one that could go a long way toward deciding which team might end up atop the league standings at the end of the year.
In Wednesday’s five-team meet at the KSU Natatorium, Manhattan needed a strong finish in the final race of the day, the 400 freestyle relay, to move from third place into second for the meet.
The Manhattan High bowling teams competed in a five-team baker-format tournament at Westridge Lanes in Topeka on Tuesday.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team held off Washburn Rural in the fourth quarter for a 56-52 win to stay undefeated Tuesday night in Topeka.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team had several chances to complete an unlikely comeback against Washburn Rural Tuesday night in Topeka, but couldn’t seal the deal at the end in a 54-52 loss.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball held off Washburn Rural in the fourth quarter for a 56-52 win to stay undefeated Tuesday night in Topeka.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team had chances to complete an unlikely comeback against Washburn Rural Tuesday night on the road, but couldn’t seal the deal at the end in a 54-52 loss.
It was a banner regular season for the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team a year ago.
Since taking over as head coach last season, Manhattan High boys’ basketball coach Benji George has emphasized winning the fourth quarter every night out.
Manhattan (7-0) trailed 14-6 after a rough first quarter and didn’t really put the game away midway through the fourth period.
The Manhattan High wrestling team finished in second place behind top-ranked Garden City at the J.R. Durham Invitational in Norton on Saturday.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team held off a late rally by Topeka High to stay undefeated Friday night.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team overcame a sluggish start to beat the Topeka High Trojans at home Friday night, 57-38.
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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