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 Manhattan High boys’ tennis team took second place among 12 teams at the Topeka High Invitational Monday.
An already-large group of newcomers to the Kansas State men’s basketball team got bigger Friday morning as Manhattan High senior Pierson McAtee accepted head coach Bruce Weber’s invitation to join the program as a walk-on.
Though the Vikings (10-0) strung together a few hits to start the inning, Manhattan was still in good shape down by one with two outs. Then came senior Payton Summers’ at-bat.
Despite playing with leads in each game of Thursday’s doubleheader at Seaman, the Manhattan High baseball team was swept by the Vikings, losing 7-4 in Game 1 and 6-4 in the nightcap.
After a lengthy layoff from competition, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team got back in action, winning the Salina South Invitational on Thursday.
After a 10-day layoff from competition, the Manhattan High baseball team shook off its rust in a doubleheader sweep of Highland Park on Tuesday afternoon at Norvell Field.
The Manhattan High boys’ golf team took first place by a wide margin at Monday’s Topeka High Invitational at Lake Shawnee in Topeka.
Normally the more aggressive team on the soccer pitch, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team found itself on its heels much of the night against Hayden on Tuesday.
The Manhattan High softball team got its first sweep of the young season, winning a pair of games against Highland Park on Tuesday at Hummer Sports Park in Topeka.
In a rare Monday meet, the Manhattan High swimming and diving team took second place in a home triangular with Emporia and Hays at the KSU Natatorium.
After scoring five goals in a shutout win against Emporia Tuesday, scoring was hard to come by against Seaman for the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team.
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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