JUNCTION CITY — The Manhattan High football team reclaimed the Silver Trophy Friday night at Al Simpler Stadium, winning 16-7 on a cold, rainy night in Junction City.
A seldom-used running back buried on the depth chart, in some cases by talented underclassmen, Coughlin hasn’t had many chances to shine at the varsity level. He’s made the most of the two he’s gotten.
In every year of the Joe Schartz era, Manhattan and Junction City have met on the gridiron in the final week of the regular season with much on the line.
Following Scott Mall’s decision to step down as Manhattan High softball coach in July, athletic director Mike Marsh announced Wednesday afternoon the decision to hire Monty Enright to take over as head coach.
When the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team is at its best, it possesses the ball most of the game and has at least twice as many scoring chances as its opponent.
Manhattan head volleyball coach Lisa Kinderknecht knew her team would face a tough test in its final match of the night at the Washburn Rural quadrangular Tuesday night.
Playing on the always-challenging, sloping course at the Manhattan Country Club, the Manhattan High girls’ golf team struggled on the greens and finished in second place behind Washburn Rural at the Manhattan Invitational on Monday.
Playing in a loaded bracket for singles, Manhattan’s Cathy Lei and Kristen Fraley each went 4-2 on the day to bring home medals and lead the Manhattan High girls’ tennis team to a sixth-place finish at the annual Centennial League tournament.
The Manhattan High freshman volleyball team went 6-0 on Saturday to win the Centennial League freshman volleyball tournament.
University of Kansas freshmen Chris Melgares and Alaina Schroeder competed for the Jayhawks at the Roy Griak Invitational in Falcon Heights, Minn., recently, helping their respective teams to solid finishes.
The Manhattan High freshman volleyball team won six out of seven matches in the last week to improve its season record to 18-3.
TOPEKA — Despite the efforts of two talented Topeka West players, it was business as usual for the Manhattan High football team against the Chargers, with the Tribe winning handily Friday night at Hummer Sports Park, 42-7.
The Manhattan High cross country team returned to its usual level of competition and finished first in the boys’ varsity race and second in the girls’ varsity race at the Junction City Invitational Saturday afternoon.
TOPEKA — The Manhattan High football team had no trouble taking care of business against Topeka West Friday night at Hummer Sports Park, routing the Chargers 42-7 in a game that was never close.
Manhattan managed to ramp up the intensity in the second half, getting a goal in the 56th minute by Kirkland Lambert from John Lynch that tied the game. It was all Indians from there.
Top-seeded Shawnee Mission West defeated the Indians, 1-0, in double overtime in the semifinal round of the Class 6A state tournament on Saturday in Junction City with a sudden-death goal.
Manhattan’s seniors scored six of the 10 goals on the night, while the offense allowed the game to get called 10 minutes early because of mercy rules.
The Indians salvaged a split on senior night with a 7-4 win to help erase the sting of a 13-5 loss in Game 1.
Despite the lopsided win, Manhattan head coach Mike Sanchez said he admired the way the Scots handled themselves in defeat.
The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team didn’t let the less-than-ideal weather stop it from crushing Wichita Heights in an 8-0 rout.
The Indians are headed to the Blue Valley Northwest Invitational, which features some of the top tennis programs in both Kansas and Missouri.
In a dogfight with Washburn Rural on Friday night and in desperate need of a game-tying bucket, Manhattan worked hard to get quality shots.
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.
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