It’s been two years since the playing surface at Bishop Stadium was converted to turf, allowing both football players and athletes in a variety of other sports the chance to regularly use the facility for practice and games.
The Manhattan High softball team finished with three players on the all-Centennial League softball teams.
The Indians missed the chance to run the finals of the 4x400 relay after being disqualified in Friday’s preliminary race. The Indians had the fastest qualifying time in their heat and would only have needed a third-place finish or better to edge Olathe East.
A year ago, the Manhattan High boys’ track and field team traveled to Wichita the last weekend in May as one of two teams expected to compete for a team championship in Class 6A.
Coming into Tuesday’s Class 6A state golf tournament in Hutchinson, Manhattan High boys’ coach Brad Ficke wanted his team to play relaxed and up to its potential.
While the Indians didn’t win them all, in each match this season leading up to Tuesday’s Class 6A quarterfinal, Manhattan High girls’ soccer coach Mike Sanchez has felt his team was right in the mix.
A year ago, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team put its best collective round of the season together at the Class 6A state meet in Topeka, turning in a third-place performance.
The Manhattan High girls’ swimming team capped its season on Saturday by finishing with 26 points at the Class 6A state swimming meet, including racing in four consolation finals.
While the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team was never in real danger of losing Thursday evening’s regional final against Dodge City, head coach Mike Sanchez wanted more.
Last year at state, Mariah Scipio was one of four experienced swimmers leading the Manhattan High girls’ swim and dive team to the Class 6A state meet fresh off a Centennial League title.
Facing a tougher regional than last year, the Manhattan High track and field teams still managed to put together a solid showing at their Class 6A regional meet in Hutchinson Thursday afternoon.
There are many reasons the Manhattan girls’ soccer team is in its fourth straight regional final. For one, senior goalkeeper Molly Fiser has given up just 12 goals all year.
The Indians struggled and the Eagles cruised to a 16-1 victory in the run-rule shortened game on a cool and misty day in Olathe.
Facing a familiar foe in its regional opener Tuesday evening, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team had no trouble taking care of business to advance to the next round of the Class 6A playoffs.
For the first time since 2011, the Class 6A baseball tournament at KU’s Hoglund Ballpark won’t include the Manhattan Indians.
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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