WICHITA — It’s safe to say no one on the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team remembers the last time the Indians made it this far at state.
WICHITA — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team won their state opener 55-39 over Shawnee Mission West to advance to the Class 6A state semifinals on Friday.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team had two main goals to start the season — win the Centennial League and get back to state.
It didn’t come easy, but the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team is returning to the state tournament.
The Manhattan High girls’ bowling team, competing against some of the state’s best competition, finished in eighth place in Thursday’s Class 6A state bowling tournament in Wichita.
It didn’t come easy, but the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team is returning to state.
While it’s never easy to lose a close one in the final game of the season, losing in overtime is often even worse.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team lost a heartbreaker at home to Topeka High in overtime Thursday night in the sub-state semifinals, 63-60.
There are times during the season where a blowout win is fairly useless.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team advanced through to the sub-state finals with a 68-11 drubbing of Wichita Southeast at home Wednesday night.
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.
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