After co-leading the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team for half of last season following the resignation of Tim Brooks, Benji George was named head coach of the Indians Monday afternoon.
With two tournaments under its belt, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team hasn’t dealt with particularly harsh weather conditions on tournament days, at least until today.
Facing off against the Class 4A defending state champion Hayden Wildcats in a doubleheader at Norvell Field, Manhattan High baseball coach Don Hess knew his team was in for a battle.
After battling tough weather conditions last week at Washburn Rural, the Manhattan High track and field teams traveled back to Topeka for Friday’s Topeka Relays at Hummer Sports Park in near-perfect weather conditions.
After losing the first game of a road doubleheader at Hayden by seven runs, the Manhattan High softball team dug deep and hung with Hayden into extra innings of Game 2 before ultimately losing 3-2.
Playing their second straight game against top-level competition, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team fell on the road at Blue Valley-Stilwell, 3-0, Saturday afternoon.
Facing some of the toughest competition it will see all year, the Manhattan High swimming and diving team held its own at the Olathe Invitational Friday evening.
Facing off against league rival Washburn Rural Thursday night, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team knew it was in for a battle.
With the majority of the team’s top athletes making the trip to Olathe for a meet today, the other portion of the Manhattan High swimming and diving team traveled to Salina for a five-team invitational Thursday afternoon.
Competing at the Washburn Rural invitational at the Wamego Country Club, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team tied for fifth place in the team standings on Thursday, but got a solid performance from Cole Dillon, who took medalist honors with a 1-over 71.
Manhattan High boys’ tennis coach Joyce Allen finally got the chance to see her full varsity squad in action in Tuesday afternoon’s quadrangular meet in Topeka.
When the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team faces off against Centennial League rival Washburn Rural on Thursday evening, the team will do so with an extra boost of confidence after defeating Salina Central on the road Monday night, 4-1.
The Manhattan High boys’ golf team opened its season by defending its team title at the Salina Central Invitational at Salina’s Municipal Golf Course.
Don Hess couldn’t help but recall a coincidental conversation he had with junior pitcher Jesse Steinbring this week.
As it can be with any young team, the results can often be a mixed bag.
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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