By the end of the Centennial League track meet, Manhattan High head coach Jesse Woodard was dealing with conflicting emotions.
As has been the case much of the season, the Manhattan High softball team needed a big hit Thursday.
On paper, pairing the junior tandem of Kirkland Lambert and Collin Queal into a formidable doubles team made a lot of sense.
The Manhattan High boys’ golf team took third place at the Lawrence High Invitational at Alvamar Golf Course on Wednesday, finishing six strokes out of first place behind Shawnee Mission East and Blue Valley North.
Mike Sanchez doesn’t know if Cailey Perkins is the all-time freshman scoring leader for the Manhattan High girls’ soccer program.
The Manhattan High softball team bounced back from a pair of losses to Hayden last week by sweeping the Emporia Spartans on the road, winning 15-2 and 10-0 Tuesday evening.
Playing at the Emporia Invitational, a portion of the Manhattan High boys’ golf team took second place behind Washburn Rural on Monday afternoon.
A week after winning the program’s first-ever Centennial League title, Indians added a regional championship to their ledger, edging Washburn Rural once again for the team title while qualifying all six of its varsity players to the Class 6A state tournament.
For an entire half on Monday evening, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team was playing well enough to win but not up to its potential.
Although the Manhattan High softball team put up a fight in both games, the scoreboard didn’t show it against Hayden Friday evening in Anneberg Park.
At times on Friday evening at Bishop Stadium, the match between Hayden and Manhattan felt more like a hockey game as the Wildcats tried to push the younger Indians around.
As the Manhattan High track and field team prepares for the postseason, the Indians typically use the Salina Central Invitational as a final tune-up and a chance to rest tired legs.
The Manhattan High baseball team has struggled with plate discipline and consistency this season, but showed just how good they could be in a split with previously undefeated Hayden on Friday.
If the weather allowed for it, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team knew it had a favorable chance of defeating the Highland Park Scots on Thursday afternoon.
After playing at Hutchinson’s Carey Park earlier this season and getting the chance to play a round at the Class 6A state tournament site, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team got another sneak peek Thursday afternoon.
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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