Tuesday’s home quad offered head coach Joyce Allen the chance to get some different varsity players experience against other schools’ top competition.
The Manhattan High track and field teams traveled to Great Bend on Tuesday for a midweek meet against schools from the western half of the state, with the girls’ taking second place and the boys’ team in third.
Friday’s trip to the Topeka Relays marked the first big meet of the year for the Manhattan High track and field teams.
The Manhattan High softball team traveled to Topeka and lost a pair of games to Shawnee Heights on Friday afternoon, dropping Game 1, 5-1, before losing the second game, 9-2.
Manhattan swimming and diving coach Jerry Carpenter knows the Olathe Invitational is one of the deepest meets his team will see all season.
There’s no doubt Manhattan High baseball head coach Don Hess was happy with the way his team started both games in Friday night’s doubleheader with Shawnee Heights at the Eisenhower Baseball Complex.
Outside of a 10-minute stretch toward the end of the first half, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team played an even match against Washburn Rural in Topeka on Thursday. But the Junior Blues capitalized on a pair of Manhattan mistakes.
Playing in the Washburn Rural Invitational at the Wamego Country Club on Thursday, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team finished tied for second place along with Lenexa’s St. James Academy.
Just three days after slaying one giant, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team took down another on Tuesday.
After last Friday’s season opener was postponed due to soggy fields at the Eisenhower Baseball Complex, the Manhattan High baseball team instead opened its season on the road at Wichita East on Tuesday, sweeping the Blue Aces.
The Manhattan High boys’ golf team opened the 2015 season with a win at the Salina Central Invitational on Monday, edging out Seaman by three strokes to come away with the team title.
In the first full-blown varsity tournament of the young season, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team won in dominating fashion at the Mustang Doubles Classic in Salina Saturday.
For the last three seasons, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team has featured a consistency in the varsity lineup not typically seen at the high school level.
The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team won its third game of the season Thursday night with a 3-0 victory over Wichita Trinity at Bishop Stadium.
The Manhattan High boys’ tennis team had little trouble defeating the Junction City Blue Jays in a tennis dual Thursday afternoon at City Park.
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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