Manhattan head volleyball coach Lisa Kinderknecht knew her team would face a tough test in its final match of the night at the Washburn Rural quadrangular Tuesday night.
Playing on the always-challenging, sloping course at the Manhattan Country Club, the Manhattan High girls’ golf team struggled on the greens and finished in second place behind Washburn Rural at the Manhattan Invitational on Monday.
Playing in a loaded bracket for singles, Manhattan’s Cathy Lei and Kristen Fraley each went 4-2 on the day to bring home medals and lead the Manhattan High girls’ tennis team to a sixth-place finish at the annual Centennial League tournament.
The Manhattan High freshman volleyball team went 6-0 on Saturday to win the Centennial League freshman volleyball tournament.
University of Kansas freshmen Chris Melgares and Alaina Schroeder competed for the Jayhawks at the Roy Griak Invitational in Falcon Heights, Minn., recently, helping their respective teams to solid finishes.
The Manhattan High freshman volleyball team won six out of seven matches in the last week to improve its season record to 18-3.
TOPEKA — Despite the efforts of two talented Topeka West players, it was business as usual for the Manhattan High football team against the Chargers, with the Tribe winning handily Friday night at Hummer Sports Park, 42-7.
The Manhattan High cross country team returned to its usual level of competition and finished first in the boys’ varsity race and second in the girls’ varsity race at the Junction City Invitational Saturday afternoon.
TOPEKA — The Manhattan High football team had no trouble taking care of business against Topeka West Friday night at Hummer Sports Park, routing the Chargers 42-7 in a game that was never close.
Manhattan managed to ramp up the intensity in the second half, getting a goal in the 56th minute by Kirkland Lambert from John Lynch that tied the game. It was all Indians from there.
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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