Coming in as the top seed, Manhattan will likely have little resistance from Southeast tonight at 7, with a more difficult matchup waiting on Saturday.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team was stunned by the Washburn Rural Junior Blues in a 59-58 loss in Wednesday night’s Class 6A sub-state semifinal at the MHS gymnasium.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team stayed motivated by chasing its first-ever Centennial League title, ultimately winning 12 league games and holding it outright.
Congratulations abound after a memorable weekend for Manhattan High School athletes. One of them is now a state champion and others are enjoying Centennial League titles.
Redemption was sweet for Manhattan’s Mason Wallace — though it went down to the wire.
Both the girls’ and boys’ bowling teams competed Thursday at the Class 6A bowling regional in Lawrence, with four individuals advancing through to next week’s state tournament in Wichita.
“League what? League champs.” That was the chant coming from the boys’ locker room at Manhattan High after the Indians’ 68-60, outright-title-clinching win over Seaman Friday night.
With six seniors on the roster playing key roles, the basic rules of basketball prevented Scott Mall from starting his entire senior class Friday night in the team’s final regular-season game.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team secured an outright Centennial League title with a 68-60 win over Seaman Friday night at the MHS gymnasium on senior night.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team won a share of its second consecutive Centennial League title Friday night with a 49-39 come-from-behind win over Seaman at the MHS gymnasium.
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At this time last week, Manhattan head coach Robert Gonzales expected to have a minimum of eight wrestlers make the trip to this weekend’s Class 6A state wrestling tournament in Wichita.
JUNCTION CITY — Manhattan head coach Benji George stressed this week that rivalry games against Junction City need no extra motivation.
With a 60-35 win at Junction City Tuesday night, the Indians are still muddled in a four-way tie for the league lead with Friday’s senior night matchup with Seaman the only obstacle left in the way.
The Manhattan High bowling teams finished off the regular season competing at a quadrangular meet in Junction City.
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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