TOPEKA — For much of the game Friday night, Manhattan High head girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall was unsatisfied with the Indians’ defensive effort.
Coming into this year’s Centennial League wrestling meet at Manhattan High, most everyone in attendance knew it was going to end in a battle between the two state-ranked heavyweights, as the hometown Manhattan Indians faced off against the Junction City Blue Jays.
TOPEKA — Despite taking 22 fewer shots than its opponent Friday night, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team managed to keep the Topeka High Trojans at bay and win 56-44 in the team’s second game without head coach Tim Brooks.
TOPEKA — It wasn’t always easy, but the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team managed to pull away from Topeka High and preserve its undefeated mark in Centennial League play with a 45-30 win Friday night on the road.
The Manhattan High bowling teams swept the Sacred Heart quadrangular Thursday at All-Star Lanes in Salina, finishing first in both the girls’ and boys’ divisions.
Six days after being suspended as head boys’ basketball coach at Manhattan High, Tim Brooks met with school administrators Thursday afternoon to discuss the allegations behind the school’s internal investigation of the longtime coach.
With national signing day typically comes celebrations among family and friends, as well as visits from coaches old and new as each student signs their name on the dotted line and solidifies their future plans.
In the final home tournament of the season, the Manhattan High bowling teams each took second place Monday afternoon at Little Apple Lanes.
Daniel Harkin and Brett Seaton of Manhattan won championships in both singles and doubles in the Kansas District Tennis Championships this past weekend in Wichita.
MCPHERSON — After two blowout wins in the Mid-America Classic this week, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team finally got a tough game Saturday night.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team used a 10-0 run in the third quarter to come from behind and defeat Emporia, 64-52, on the road on Saturday night.
MCPHERSON — In a hard-fought game, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team won the 19th annual Mid-America Classic with a 44-37 win over the host McPherson Bullpups Saturday night.
A day after routing Hays in the opening round of the Mid-America Classic in McPherson, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team advanced to Saturday’s tournament championship with a 66-35 win over Shawnee Mission South.
When the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team takes the court at Emporia Saturday night, it will do so without head coach Tim Brooks.
MCPHERSON — With no regular contributors standing taller than 5-foot-11, it’s not every night the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team has a size advantage over its opponent.
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.
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.
The boys’ team moved into a tie for first place in the league standings with the T-Birds. The girls’ squad moved into a four-way tie for first place in the Centennial League standings
The Indians had to overcome a slow start that saw Manhattan (11-3, 5-2 Centennial) lead 21-12 at halftime but double its scoring total in the third quarter.
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