Few teams have had much luck slowing down the inside-out tandem of Jazz Sweet and Blaize Burgess this season. Add the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team to the list of successful squads.
Chris Martin, Mike Settembrino and Nadal Abudayyeh each signed with different schools to continue their football careers into college. The three signed officially on National Signing Day.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team knocked off the previously-undefeated Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds on Tuesday night, 55-53, claiming a share of first place in the Centennial League in the process.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team moved into a tie for first place in the Centennial League standings with a win over Shawnee Heights Tuesday night, 50-35.
If Manhattan High is going to be a factor in either the boys’ or girls’ Centennial League races through the end of February, winning tonight’s games against Shawnee Heights is pivotal.
At its annual Manhattan Invitational on Saturday, the Indians hosted 15 other teams featuring strong teams from across the state, with Manhattan taking second with 316 points place behind Maize, which ran away with the team score.
The Manhattan High wrestling team took second place at the annual Centennial League meet, finishing behind rival Junction City by eight points.
Had Manhattan made something close to its usual free-throw percentage against Topeka West, the game likely would not have come down to the final seconds as it did at the MHS gymnasium Friday night.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team survived a back-and-forth game against Topeka West with a 55-48 win Friday night.
Topeka West hung with the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team Friday night, but couldn’t keep up the pace in the second half as the Indians defeated the Chargers, 56-31.
Playing in a triangular meet at the Junction City Bowl against the Blue Jays and Hayden, both Manhattan bowling teams took second place on Thursday afternoon.
In the second game of the season in early December, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got all it could handle in a 59-54 win at Topeka West.
Going into his recruitment to play college soccer, Manhattan High senior Tyler Daveline had a pretty good idea of what he wanted.
Most days, the kind of scores the Manhattan boys’ bowling team put up on Monday would be enough to win a quadrangular meet.
Manhattan head coach Scott Mall wanted to see his team come out strong from the opening tip in response to the team’s Friday night loss to Olathe South, and the Indians did in a big way.
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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