DODGE CITY — Payton Stephens scored 25 points and the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team outscored Wichita Heights 11-2 in overtime to defeat the Falcons 55-46 in the first round of the Tournament of Champions on Thursday afternoon at United Wireless Arena.
Despite a scheduling quirk that turned a quadrangular meet into just a dual with Emporia, the Manhattan High swimming and diving team managed to come out on top Wednesday afternoon at the KSU Natatorium.
With a trip to McPherson for the 19th-annual Mid-America Classic looming next week, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team might be tempted to overlook Friday’s game at Emporia.
After a 6-2 start to the season that has seen its ups and downs, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team gets the chance to see just how well it stacks up among some of the state’s best teams this week.
Most nights, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team averages about 40 percent field-goal shooting.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team stayed undefeated in Centennial League play with a 33-27 win over Washburn Rural.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team got one of its toughest league tests against Washburn Rural just two short weeks ago.
JUNCTION CITY — It certainly wasn’t pretty, but Manhattan High boys’ basketball coach Tim Brooks didn’t seem to mind Friday night.
JUNCTION CITY — Manhattan High girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall wasn’t sure what to expect out of the Junction City Blue Jays and first-year coach Nate Parks Friday night.
JUNCTION CITY — The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got a hard-fought win on the road against rival Junction City Friday night, winning a nailbiter 35-32.
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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