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.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team put together a solid day in its first home action of the season at City Park, finishing second among four teams on Tuesday afternoon.
The Manhattan High boys’ soccer team went into Tuesday’s home opener at Bishop Stadium expecting to win. By the end of the second overtime, head coach Frank Alonso was thankful his team didn’t come away with a loss.
TOPEKA — Linebacker Adam Al-Soltani had one heck of a game for Manhattan High on Friday.The Indians’ offense chipped in with a couple big plays too.
Without a race winner, the Manhattan High girls’ cross country team used consistent finishes and a close pack time to claim the team title at the Emporia Invitational.
In his debut as starting quarterback for the Manhattan High football team, Eric Prockish helped lead his team to a 28-25 victory over Shawnee Heights last Friday.
In its toughest quadrangular meet of the season, the Manhattan High volleyball team managed a 1-2 record at Silver Lake Thursday night, defeating the host team before dropping its last two matches.
To the casual high school football fan, it’s not a stretch to think Manhattan High might have an easy time against Seaman this Friday night after the Vikings lost 56-7 last week to Hayden.
Battling gusty winds all afternoon, the Manhattan High girls’ golf team won the Salina Central Invitational at Salina Municipal on Tuesday, carding a 169 to finish five strokes ahead of Hays for the team win.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team traveled to Topeka on Tuesday for a quadrangular meet at the Kossover Tennis Complex, tying for third place on the day.
The Manhattan High boys’ cross country team remained No. 1 in Class 6A after winning its home invitational on Saturday in the second coaches poll of the season.
The Manhattan High JV girls won on Saturday at the Manhattan Invitational, putting five runners in the overall top-10 to win in the team standings with a score of 31 ahead of second-place Seaman.
Both Manhattan High teams managed to win, with the girls’ team turning in a dominant performance while landing five runners in the top-10 individually. The boys weren’t far behind
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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