After last season’s Manhattan High wrestling team sent 11 athletes to the state tournament and brought home six medals, this year’s team will be looking to reload with an influx of youth and new talent.
At some point during the upcoming basketball season, Manhattan High head boys’ basketball coach Tim Brooks expects to have some decent depth when he looks to his bench.
The Manhattan High boys’ swimming and diving team opened up the season with a second-place finish at the Topeka West Invitational on Wednesday, finishing behind league foe Washburn Rural.
Perhaps the biggest adjustment this year’s Manhattan High girls’ basketball team will make is learning to play without Elayna Spilker.
A year after fielding a record-sized boys’ swimming and diving team, Manhattan High swim coach Jerry Carpenter is down to around 30 athletes this winter.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team is ranked seventh in Class 6A to start the season, according to the KBCA rankings that were released Monday.
All-state and All-Centennial League teams were announced this week, with several Manhattan Indian soccer players honored.
After a season that included a second-round playoff game and a Centennial League title, the Manhattan High football team landed four individuals on the all-league first team — occupying seven spots — while head coach Joe Schartz was named Centennial League coach of the year.
Reid Buchanan, a former Manhattan High standout and junior cross country runner at Kansas, has qualified for the NCAA championships, finishing 12th at the Midwest Regional race in Ames, Iowa, last Friday.
Former Manhattan High soccer standout Jordan Donohoue was named to the all-conference First Team on Monday for her play at Concordia (Seward, Neb.
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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