When Manhattan takes the field against Junction City on Thursday at the Class 6A state baseball tournament in Lawrence, lack of confidence shouldn’t be an issue.
In a school year with eight different Centennial League titles to its credit, Manhattan High School has won the league’s all-sports title for the 2013-14 athletic seasons, taking back the award from Washburn Rural, which edged the Indians last year.
For many teams at both Manhattan High and the surrounding area, the holiday will serve as a much-needed day of practice or rest as teams continue to prepare for the KSHSAA postseaso.
After a strong finish to the regular season by winning the Centennial League meet last weekend, the Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving kept things going over the weekend at the Class 6A state swim meet.
If Friday’s performance at Lawrence Free State’s Class 6A track and field regional was any indication, the Manhattan High track and field teams should be in for a good couple of days in Wichita next weekend at the state track meet.
With a 7-0 dismantling of the Garden City Buffaloes Thursday night, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team is just one game away from a return to the state tournament for the second consecutive year.
After leading the way for the Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving team last week at the Centennial League meet in Topeka, the Indians’ top four swimmers will try and keep things going this weekend at the Class 6A state tournament at the Capitol Federal Natatorium.
Mike Sanchez couldn’t figure out exactly why his team got off to a slow start.
The first time Kellen Myers came to the plate with the potential to win Tuesday’s regional final against Lawrence with one swing, he struck out looking and his frustration was obvious.
The Manhattan High softball team ended its season in the first round of Class 6A regionals, losing on the road against second-seeded Olathe Northwest, 11-1, on Tuesday afternoon.
The Manhattan High boys’ golf team advanced to the Class 6A state tournament with a second-place finish at the regional golf tournament in Derby Monday afternoon.
New Manhattan High boys’ basketball head coach Benji George will conduct his first set of basketball camps this summer, with help from his staff and former players.
Coming into the Class 6A boys’ tennis tournament in Wichita over the weekend, schools from Johnson County had won six straight team titles and were heavily favored to add a seventh.
The Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving only won two events at Friday’s Centennial League meet in Topeka at the Capitol Federal Natatorium.
TOPEKA — Kelsey Bradley, of Manhattan, has been named to the Washburn University Dancing Blues.
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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