With two tournaments under its belt, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team hasn’t dealt with particularly harsh weather conditions on tournament days, at least until today.
Facing off against the Class 4A defending state champion Hayden Wildcats in a doubleheader at Norvell Field, Manhattan High baseball coach Don Hess knew his team was in for a battle.
After battling tough weather conditions last week at Washburn Rural, the Manhattan High track and field teams traveled back to Topeka for Friday’s Topeka Relays at Hummer Sports Park in near-perfect weather conditions.
After losing the first game of a road doubleheader at Hayden by seven runs, the Manhattan High softball team dug deep and hung with Hayden into extra innings of Game 2 before ultimately losing 3-2.
Playing their second straight game against top-level competition, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team fell on the road at Blue Valley-Stilwell, 3-0, Saturday afternoon.
Facing some of the toughest competition it will see all year, the Manhattan High swimming and diving team held its own at the Olathe Invitational Friday evening.
Facing off against league rival Washburn Rural Thursday night, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team knew it was in for a battle.
With the majority of the team’s top athletes making the trip to Olathe for a meet today, the other portion of the Manhattan High swimming and diving team traveled to Salina for a five-team invitational Thursday afternoon.
Competing at the Washburn Rural invitational at the Wamego Country Club, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team tied for fifth place in the team standings on Thursday, but got a solid performance from Cole Dillon, who took medalist honors with a 1-over 71.
Manhattan High boys’ tennis coach Joyce Allen finally got the chance to see her full varsity squad in action in Tuesday afternoon’s quadrangular meet in Topeka.
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.
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