The Manhattan Indians junior varsity softball team scored a sweep of Emporia on Tuesday beating the Spartans 18-2 and 17-4.
The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team ended its regular season about as well as any team could.
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.
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.
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