TOPEKA — Linebacker Adam Al-Soltani had one heck of a game for Manhattan High on Friday.The Indians’ offense chipped in with a couple big plays too.
Without a race winner, the Manhattan High girls’ cross country team used consistent finishes and a close pack time to claim the team title at the Emporia Invitational.
In his debut as starting quarterback for the Manhattan High football team, Eric Prockish helped lead his team to a 28-25 victory over Shawnee Heights last Friday.
In its toughest quadrangular meet of the season, the Manhattan High volleyball team managed a 1-2 record at Silver Lake Thursday night, defeating the host team before dropping its last two matches.
To the casual high school football fan, it’s not a stretch to think Manhattan High might have an easy time against Seaman this Friday night after the Vikings lost 56-7 last week to Hayden.
Battling gusty winds all afternoon, the Manhattan High girls’ golf team won the Salina Central Invitational at Salina Municipal on Tuesday, carding a 169 to finish five strokes ahead of Hays for the team win.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team traveled to Topeka on Tuesday for a quadrangular meet at the Kossover Tennis Complex, tying for third place on the day.
The Manhattan High boys’ cross country team remained No. 1 in Class 6A after winning its home invitational on Saturday in the second coaches poll of the season.
The Manhattan High JV girls won on Saturday at the Manhattan Invitational, putting five runners in the overall top-10 to win in the team standings with a score of 31 ahead of second-place Seaman.
Both Manhattan High teams managed to win, with the girls’ team turning in a dominant performance while landing five runners in the top-10 individually. The boys weren’t far behind
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.
The Indians had to overcome a sluggish start to beat the Trojans at home, 57-38.
Manhattan was so dominant in the third quarter, turning what had been a close game into a blowout en route to a 66-56 win.
The Indians defeated Paola (57-18), Smith Center (39-33), Shawnee Heights (49-21) and the Manhattan “B” team (60-6).
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.
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