Every year, Manhattan head cross country coach Susan Melgares builds in a week of rest for many of her varsity athletes toward the end of the season.
The Manhattan High volleyball team took fifth place in the Manhattan Invitational Saturday, dominating Junction City and Gardner-Edgerton in the consolation bracket easily.
JUNCTION CITY — The Manhattan High football team reclaimed the Silver Trophy Friday night at Al Simpler Stadium, winning 16-7 on a cold, rainy night in Junction City.
A seldom-used running back buried on the depth chart, in some cases by talented underclassmen, Coughlin hasn’t had many chances to shine at the varsity level. He’s made the most of the two he’s gotten.
In every year of the Joe Schartz era, Manhattan and Junction City have met on the gridiron in the final week of the regular season with much on the line.
Following Scott Mall’s decision to step down as Manhattan High softball coach in July, athletic director Mike Marsh announced Wednesday afternoon the decision to hire Monty Enright to take over as head coach.
When the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team is at its best, it possesses the ball most of the game and has at least twice as many scoring chances as its opponent.
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 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.
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