For all but three innings on Friday night, the Manhattan High baseball team remained in its offensive funk.
The Manhattan High girls’ swim and dive team took third place at the Great Bend Invitational Friday afternoon.
The Manhattan High track and field team shook off the rust from more than two weeks off and managed to take both team titles at the Bob Camien/Claudia Welch Invitational track meet Friday afternoon.
In what figures to be a preview of sorts for the Class 6A state meet, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team took 11th place at the Hutchinson Invitational at Carey Park Friday.
The Manhattan High softball team won a pair of road games against Centennial League rival Junction City Friday evening, winning 10-5 and 14-4.
The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team shrugged off a disappointing tie earlier this week by beating the Wichita Heights Falcons on the road Friday afternoon, 3-1.
Through all his knee injuries and rehabilitation, Manhattan High baseball player AJ Epperson knew he wanted to keep playing as long as he possibly could.
The Manhattan High junior varsity softball team took two games from Topeka West on Tuesday, beating the Chargers 6-3 and 18-2.
The Manhattan High boys’ golf team took fourth place at the Topeka West Invitational Monday afternoon at the Topeka Country Club The Indians finished a stroke behind Garden City, which took third place, while Washburn Rural dominated the 22-team field, shooting a 292 to beat second-place Shawnee Mission East by 20 strokes.
Manhattan High senior Savannah Roberts made her college choice official on Friday, signing her letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Central Missouri.
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.
After sweeping the Junior Blues in the regular season, including a 32-point win, Rural got the last laugh in the third matchup, stunning Manhattan and stopping the Tribe short of its goal.
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