After narrowly defeating Hayden last week, 23-20, to stay undefeated on the year and claim a leg up in the race for a Centennial League title, the Indians are looking to shore up the little things as they prepare to host Highland Park.
Win, lose or draw, Manhattan High boys’ soccer coach Frank Alonso was going to stick with his aggressive formation Tuesday night against Seaman.
The Manhattan High girls’ golf team won the 12-team Salina South Invitational on Tuesday at Salina Municipal golf course, shooting a 344 to take the tournament by five strokes.
The Manhattan High volleyball team swept through its home quad Tuesday night, posting dominating wins over Concordia, Topeka West and Topeka High.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team knew it was in for a challenge Monday afternoon at City Park hosting the Class 6A defending state champions in a dual.
The Manhattan High freshman volleyball team improved its record to 12-2 on the season by sweeping its second straight quad last week.
In the second coaches’ cross country poll released Sunday, the Manhattan High boys’ team held on to the top spot in Class 6A with 46 votes, well ahead of No. 2 Lawrence Free State in the poll.
With a strong second half and a game-winning kick from Joseph Trujillo, the Manhattan High football team scored 17 unanswered points in the second half to rally past Hayden, 23-20.
Both the Manhattan High girls’ and boys’ cross country teams took fifth place at the Southern Stampede cross country invitational on the campus of Missouri Southern in Joplin, Mo.
The competition was top-notch in Topeka Saturday, testing the Indians from start to finish as the team went 3-2 on the day.
After settling for a draw in its league opener at home against Shawnee Heights on Tuesday, Manhattan struck early and got the elusive second goal to pad its lead and hang on for the win.
Manhattan completed its rally over the Hayden Wildcats Friday night at Bishop Stadium, with kicker Joseph Trujillo nailing a 28-yard field goal try with 2 seconds remaining to give the Indians their only lead of the game as time expired, 23-20.
Daniel Izquierdo has seen a more prominent role in the Manhattan offense as a senior, helping fill the shoes as a change-of-pace back opposite Chris Martin.
It may only be the third week of the high school season, but Friday’s matchup between Manhattan High and Hayden is likely to have serious Centennial League title implications.
The Manhattan High volleyball team opened its home schedule with a dominating performance Tuesday night, sweeping Clay Center 25-5, 25-16 in the early match, before dispatching Rossville 25-12, 25-10.
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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