Monty Enright has been around Manhattan High softball from the program’s very beginning in the late 1980s. Now he has the opportunity to lead it.
With a loaded team of upperclassmen, Manhattan High boys’ tennis coach Joyce Allen used Tuesday’s season opening tournament at Washburn Rural to gauge the talents of several players outside of the returning group with state tournament experience.
After sending all six of its varsity members to the Class 6A state tennis meet last spring, head boys’ tennis coach Joyce Allen is looking to build on that performance and achieve even more this season.
After blowing out Topeka High Thursday night at Bishop Stadium in its season opener, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team found itself in a much closer battle Saturday afternoon against Blue Valley West.
After back-to-back meets on back-to-back days, Manhattan head swimming and diving coach Jerry Carpenter and his team were exhausted by the end of Friday night’s Manhattan Invitational at the KSU Natatorium.
While this season’s Flint Hills area girls’ basketball teams didn’t find as much success in the win/loss column as the unprecedented year before, the area still featured tons of talent and the drive to win despite a tougher road.
Two boys’ basketball programs in the All-Flint Hills region put together outstanding seasons in 2014-15, so it’s fitting that each of them will come away from banner years with major awards.
The Manhattan High School girls’ soccer team started out the season in dominating fashion Thursday night at Bishop Stadium. The Indians blew out Topeka High, 7-0.
With plenty of youth to go around on both his girls’ and boys’ track and field teams, Manhattan High track coach Jesse Woodard was prepared to get back to the basics in Thursday’s season opener at the Topeka West Mid-Winter Relays.
The Manhattan High swimming and diving team got its season started at Thursday’s Emporia Invitational, taking sixth among eight teams.
A year after taking second place in the team standings at the Class 6A state track and field meet, the Manhattan High boys’ track team will feature a much younger squad in 2015.
Behind a quartet of all-Centennial League athletes and quality depth up and down the roster, the Manhattan High girls’ swimming team took ninth place at state and won the league title last season.
In each of the last two seasons, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team has been able to lean on a talented and large group of seniors to provide leadership to its young players.
After guiding Manhattan High to its first Centennial League title, first-year coach Benji George was named the league’s coach of the year on Tuesday.
PARK CITY — The Rock Creek boys’ basketball team fell one game short in its quest for a Class 4A-Div.
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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