Manhattan High softball coach Scott Mall planned to start each of his five seniors in Game 1 of Friday’s doubleheader sweep against Highland Park, but ended up only starting four.
The Manhattan High track and field team took it easy on Friday at the Salina Central Invitational, but still managed to come up with a team win.
The Manhattan High baseball team took care of Highland Park with ease on Friday afternoon in Topeka, winning a pair of five-inning games by the score of 11-0 in each.
The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team dominated from start to finish Thursday night against Highland Park, winning 11-0 in a game that could have been even more lopsided without the mercy rule.
The Manhattan High boys’ golf team took fourth place as a team at the Junction City Invitational Thursday afternoon at Rolling Meadows Golf Course.
Facing undefeated Seaman at Anneberg Park Wednesday afternoon, the Manhattan High softball team lost a pair of games to the Vikings, falling 4-0 in the first game and 9-4 in the second game, which was called after five innings because of lightning.
On senior day, the Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving team didn’t get much of a challenge from the visiting Emporia Spartans on Wednesday.
The Manhattan High JV boys’ tennis team won the Centennial League meet, edging Emporia by three points for the team title at Hayden on Tuesday.
The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team traveled to Wichita for the second time in less than a week, this time for a match with Wichita Northwest on Tuesday evening.
Manhattan High senior Athen Martinez made his college choice official last week, signing a letter of intent with Sterling College to play baseball in a ceremony at Manhattan High’s West Campus.
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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