With six seniors on the roster playing key roles, the basic rules of basketball prevented Scott Mall from starting his entire senior class Friday night in the team’s final regular-season game.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team secured an outright Centennial League title with a 68-60 win over Seaman Friday night at the MHS gymnasium on senior night.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team won a share of its second consecutive Centennial League title Friday night with a 49-39 come-from-behind win over Seaman at the MHS gymnasium.
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At this time last week, Manhattan head coach Robert Gonzales expected to have a minimum of eight wrestlers make the trip to this weekend’s Class 6A state wrestling tournament in Wichita.
JUNCTION CITY — Manhattan head coach Benji George stressed this week that rivalry games against Junction City need no extra motivation.
With a 60-35 win at Junction City Tuesday night, the Indians are still muddled in a four-way tie for the league lead with Friday’s senior night matchup with Seaman the only obstacle left in the way.
The Manhattan High bowling teams finished off the regular season competing at a quadrangular meet in Junction City.
JUNCTION CITY — The Manhattan High boys’ basketball needed another rally to do it, but the Indians came back in the fourth quarter and took control to win 70-57 at Junction City Tuesday night.
JUNCTION CITY — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team used a strong first half to build a 17-point lead at the break before building on it in the second half in a 60-35 win Tuesday night in Junction City.
After a tough loss at Hayden on Friday, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team will likely need a pair of wins this week if it hopes to claim even a share of the Centennial League title.
Manhattan High senior Colton Wagner, an offensive tackle for the Manhattan High football team as well as a state-qualifying shot-putter for the track and field team, was invited to participate in this summer’s 42nd-annual Kansas Shrine Bowl.
After a runner-up finish at the Centennial League meet two weeks ago, Manhattan came home as regional champion after winning the Wichita Southeast regional.
With athletes in just four individual events and each of the three relays, the Manhattan High swimming and diving team was going to have a hard time competing for a top-15 spot in the team standings at this weekend’s Class 6A state swim meet.
TOPEKA — Since joining the Centennial League in 2004, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team has never defeated every team in the league in the same season.
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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