When it comes to basketball, Darian Taylor embraces his role.
Six more Manhattan High athletes signed national letters of intent Monday afternoon inside Rezac Auditorium in front of family and friends, giving the Indians eight total for signing day and 15 so far among the class of 2014.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got its long week off to a good start with a 76-55 drubbing of Washburn Rural Monday night.
Two Manhattan High standout distance runners made their college choices official this morning, with Alaina Schroeder and Chris Melgares both inking national letters of intent with the University of Kansas to continue their cross country careers.
Grant Guggisberg .
While the Manhattan boys’ swimming and diving team didn’t win its home invitational over the weekend, they did manage a second-place finish while swimming some of its best races of the season.
TOPEKA — For much of the game Friday night, Manhattan High head girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall was unsatisfied with the Indians’ defensive effort.
Coming into this year’s Centennial League wrestling meet at Manhattan High, most everyone in attendance knew it was going to end in a battle between the two state-ranked heavyweights, as the hometown Manhattan Indians faced off against the Junction City Blue Jays.
TOPEKA — Despite taking 22 fewer shots than its opponent Friday night, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team managed to keep the Topeka High Trojans at bay and win 56-44 in the team’s second game without head coach Tim Brooks.
TOPEKA — It wasn’t always easy, but the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team managed to pull away from Topeka High and preserve its undefeated mark in Centennial League play with a 45-30 win Friday night on the road.
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.
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