The Manhattan High cross country teams swept the Junction City Invitational on Saturday, with both the boys’ and girls’ teams taking first.
Even after two straight wins and a flurry of goals in its last two games, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer coaching staff wanted to see more team play from the Indians in the weeks to come as the team gears up for the postseason.
Playing for the third time this week, the Manhattan High girls’ golf team won the 18-team Hutchinson Invitational at Carey Park on Thursday.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team took a short trip to Junction City for a dual against Junction City, defeating the Blue Jays, 6-3, on Thursday.
For the second consecutive week, and perhaps the last time this season, the Manhattan High football team will play against its opponent as the overwhelming favorite to win.
The Manhattan High girls’ golf team finished in seventh place at the Lawrence High Invitational at Eagle Bend Golf Course on Wednesday.
Playing at Bishop Stadium against Wichita South, recent history would suggest the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team would beat its opponent handily on Tuesday evening.
Bolstered by a pair of strong performances in singles, the Manhattan High girls’ tennis team took fifth place at the 10-team Topeka West Invitational on Tuesday afternoon.
The Manhattan High girls’ golf team rebounded from a tough performance last week to take second place at the Centennial League tournament at Topeka’s Lake Shawnee Monday afternoon.
TOPEKA — When asked what he thought of the Manhattan High football team’s 41-0 win over Highland Park on Friday night, Tribe head coach Joe Schartz took a moment to choose his words carefully.
Coming off a frustrating 4-2 loss against Washburn Rural at home Thursday night, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team traveled to Great Bend Saturday afternoon looking to build confidence for the rest of the regular season.
TOPEKA – Despite a sloppy effort much of the night, the Manhattan High football team beat Highland Park on the road Friday night, 41-0.
By the time the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team finally started playing its brand of soccer Thursday night at Bishop Stadium, the Washburn Rural Junior Blues had a three-goal lead and had essentially put the match out of reach.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team traveled to Lawrence Thursday afternoon and won a dual against Lawrence High, 5-4.
If history is any indicator, the Manhattan High football team will have little trouble defeating the Highland Park Scots in Topeka on Friday night.
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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