As Cara Melgares passed the 4K mark on the cross country course at Warner Park Saturday afternoon, she couldn’t help but think about being done.
TECUMSEH — Following Manhattan High’s 47-0 drubbing of Shawnee Heights in Friday night’s season opener, head coach Joe Schartz couldn’t really put his finger on just exactly why the Indians were so dominant.
TECUMSEH – Manhattan used a dominant ground attack to easily defeat the Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds, 47-0, on the road in both teams’ season openers Friday night.
Though he won’t be the starting quarterback tonight in Manhattan High’s season opener at Shawnee Heights, senior Blake Wewer knows his job is to lead the Indians’ young football team.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team won eight matches and finished in first place at a quadrangular meet in Junction City Thursday afternoon.
Manhattan High alumnus Deante Burton has had several opportunities to play for Kansas State dating back to last year, but for two other former Indians, the chance may be coming soon.
Manhattan High head football coach Joe Schartz made sure to point it out on Tuesday at practice. It’s been 30 years since Manhattan has lost a varsity football game to Shawnee Heights.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team started its season with a victory in a dual at Topeka High Tuesday afternoon.
With a comfortable lead most of the night and plenty of opportunities to insert most of his large roster into the match, Friday night’s 4-0 win over Lawrence High was exactly what Manhattan High head coach Frank Alonso wanted to see.
A season ago, Manhattan High head boys’ soccer coach Frank Alonso wasn’t sure what to expect from a talented, but unproven, group of juniors on varsity.
With four sophomores and two freshmen on varsity, this is easily the youngest girls’ golf team Manhattan High head coach Chris George has ever had.
The Manhattan High cross country season started Saturday morning with a time trial and pancake feed at Bishop Stadium.
Athletics at Manhattan High get started on Monday with meetings and initial practices this week.
Manhattan High alumnus and University of Portland distance runner Reid Buchanan doesn’t spend much time in Manhattan these days.
Manhattan High girls’ soccer coach Mike Sanchez has experience coaching soccer on both natural grass turf and artificial turf.
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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