Facing plenty of tough competition, the Manhattan High track and field teams had a solid day at the Seaman Relays Friday afternoon in Topeka.
With just two weeks left in the regular season, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team is doing everything it can to finish strong in hopes of another long postseason run.
With a trip to Emporia on Friday for a rescheduled six-team tournament and a home dual Saturday at City Park, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team stayed busy over the weekend.
While the Manhattan High soccer team has seven wins to its credit this season, head coach Mike Sanchez has been waiting to see his team play to its potential against some of the tougher teams on the schedule.
The Manhattan High boys’ tennis team continued its recent hot streak at tournaments, winning for the third time in the last five days.
The Manhattan High boys’ golf team turned in a solid day at the Topeka West Invitational on Monday afternoon, finishing in second place behind league rival Washburn Rural.
The Manhattan High softball team used a late rally to defeat Topeka West 3-1 in the opener on Friday, but dropped the second game 10-0 to earn a split against the Chargers on the road.
After performances like the ones he saw Friday at Bishop Stadium, Manhattan track and field coach Jesse Woodard can’t help but envision big things for his boys’ track team.
The Manhattan High baseball team got a pair of run-rule victories over Topeka West Friday afternoon at Norvell Field, winning 15-4 and 11-1.
Playing an opponent the Indians beat handily at home earlier this month, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team managed to repeat its dominant performance, winning 7-0 in a road game at Topeka West on Friday evening.
Playing in a six-team round robin in Junction City, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team managed to parlay its strong finish in Salina on Thursday into a perfect day on Saturday afternoon.
Two of Manhattan High’s top girls’ swimmers made their college decisions official at signing ceremonies in the last week.
Playing at full strength in an eight-team tournament in Salina, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team put together a solid performance from start to finish, winning the tournament in the process.
It was a relatively short trip, but the 30-minute drive to Junction City was still enough to change the routine of the Manhattan High baseball team on Tuesday.
After a largely lackluster performance, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team escaped with a win against Topeka High on the road Tuesday evening.
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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