The Indians outshot Dodge City 11-8 in the win, and goalkeeper Wes Whitney had seven saves.
After a night of playing second fiddle behind the impressive running effort of Shawnee Heights’ Tony Barksdale Jr., Chris Martin got the last laugh, finishing the night with 119 yards and three touchdowns.
Playing in its season-opening tournament Saturday, the Manhattan High volleyball team finished its day 3-2 and took second place in its bracket to start the season on a high note.
In a wild final few minutes, Manhattan won its season opener over Shawnee Heights on a 5-yard touchdown run by Chris Martin with 9.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team got its season off to a solid start Thursday afternoon, taking second place among four teams at the Junction City quadrangular.
Growing up playing football, Chris Martin’s natural position on offense was quarterback.
After missing out in 2012, the Manhattan High volleyball team got back to the Class 6A state tournament in 2013, sending Lisa Kinderknecht’s first group of four-year players out on a positive note.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team returns just three varsity players from a year ago, but two of those players made it to the state tennis tournament, helping bolster a young team in Joyce Allen’s 25th season as head coach.
As a new group of starters prepares to open the 2014 campaign against league foe Shawnee Heights at 7 p.m. Friday at Bishop Stadium, the preparation is fixated around starting the year 1-0.
The Manhattan High girls’ golf team took second place in its season-opening tournament Thursday afternoon at Lake Shawnee, finishing 17 strokes behind Washburn Rural in the six-team event hosted by Shawnee Heights.
Three years removed from a season-ending injury in his final year at Manhattan High, Joe Ballard is finally getting his chance to play college football.
Behind a strong senior class and a pair of standout senior forwards, the Manhattan High soccer team put together a 2013 season to remember, going further in the playoffs than any team in program history.
After three seasons of varsity golf and three trips to state, seniors Kylie and Kelsey McCarthy are no longer the young guns on the Manhattan High girls’ golf team.
Seventy Manhattan High School football players so far have been tested in a concussion evaluation program that the school implemented this year for its athletes.
The 2014-15 athletic year at Manhattan High will get underway this week, as each of the school’s seven fall sports will begin practicing.
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.
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.
The boys’ team moved into a tie for first place in the league standings with the T-Birds. The girls’ squad moved into a four-way tie for first place in the Centennial League standings
The Indians had to overcome a slow start that saw Manhattan (11-3, 5-2 Centennial) lead 21-12 at halftime but double its scoring total in the third quarter.
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