A pair of lopsided innings dictated the outcome of both games in Manhattan High’s baseball doubleheader against Junction City Tuesday afternoon.
If anybody was going to prevent the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team from repeating as Centennial League champions on Monday at the Kossover Tennis Complex in Topeka, it was going to be Washburn Rural.
It’s been a nice week of golf for Manhattan High’s Cole Gritton. The senior backed up his win at last week’s Topeka West Invitational by taking medalist honors at Monday’s Centennial League tournament.
With a steady rain, gusty winds and cool temperatures on Friday afternoon at Bishop Stadium, it wasn’t the most picturesque day for soccer.
The Manhattan High girls’ swim team competed for the second time this week, taking a trip out west for Friday’s Great Bend Invitational and finishing in fifth place.
After a lost week of practice ended with a soggy and cold trip to the Seaman Relays on Friday evening, it’s safe to say Manhattan High track and field coach Jesse Woodard is currently at odds with the Kansas weather.
The Manhattan High boys’ tennis team took one last opportunity to tune up before the start of postseason play next week, finishing in second place at Thursday’s Emporia Invitational.
For the second consecutive time, the Manhattan High girls’ swim and dive team didn’t get the opportunity to practice the day before its meet, though the results were still positive for the Tribe.
Long before severe storms rolled through the Flint Hills Tuesday afternoon, area sports events at both the college and high school levels were postponed following an ominous forecast.
Manhattan High boys’ golfer Cole Gritton played his best golf of the year, and his teammates followed suit, as the Indians took third place at Monday’s Topeka West Invitational.
For most of their lives, Ben Turnley and Matt Turnley have done things together. That streak will end when the two head off to college in the fall.
After logging just two hits in a shutout loss to Seaman in Game 1 of Friday’s doubleheader at Norvell Field, the Manhattan High baseball team wasn’t looking much sharper midway through the nightcap.
The Manhattan High softball team was swept in a doubleheader at Seaman on Friday afternoon, dropping the first game, 7-0, before losing the nightcap, 15-0, in four innings.
With the KU Relays in full swing in Lawrence this weekend, Friday’s Manhattan Invitational track and field meet at Bishop Stadium was a smaller meet than in past years, but the competition was still strong.
After playing some of the toughest competition it will see all year, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team dialed things down a bit in a trip to Salina on Thursday, taking first place among eight teams.
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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