When the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team faces off against Centennial League rival Washburn Rural on Thursday evening, the team will do so with an extra boost of confidence after defeating Salina Central on the road Monday night, 4-1.
The Manhattan High boys’ golf team opened its season by defending its team title at the Salina Central Invitational at Salina’s Municipal Golf Course.
Don Hess couldn’t help but recall a coincidental conversation he had with junior pitcher Jesse Steinbring this week.
As it can be with any young team, the results can often be a mixed bag.
Manhattan High girls’ soccer coach Mike Sanchez said it was a tough one to coach.
After seeing her team in singles and doubles action on Wednesday, Manhattan High boys’ tennis coach Joyce Allen got to see how everyone would play exclusively in doubles action on Saturday at the Salina Central Doubles Classic.
The Manhattan High track team saw solid performances on a cool day in Topeka on Thursday, picking up several golds at the Jerry Beardslee Invitational at Washburn Rural.
So far, so good for the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team.
The Manhattan High girls’ swim team took second place on Wednesday in a five-team meet at the Kansas State Natatorium.
Playing its first match at home against Topeka West, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team got its first win of the season Tuesday night, soundly defeating the Chargers 8-0.
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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