If the Manhattan High football team wants to win a share of the Centennial League championship, they’ll have to defeat one of the toughest teams on its schedule.
A year ago, the Manhattan High girls’ tennis team sent two of its six varsity players to the state tournament.
Playing its last non-league game of the year, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team got its shot at one of the top teams in Class 6A in a matchup with Wichita Northwest.
With just one more set of matches next week before sub-state, every win and loss becomes more important for the Manhattan High volleyball team.
Other than a different course and some poor golf weather, Monday’s girls’ golf regional at Wichita’s Clapp Golf Course shook out much the same way it did last year.
TECUMSEH — If you only watched the second half of Friday’s football game between Manhattan High and Shawnee Heights, you might wonder why the Indians are a one-loss team and the T-Birds have just one win.
With the announcement of new football districts for the 2014-15 seasons, the rest of the football schedule was also released this week.
It was a day filled with ups and downs for the Manhattan High girls’ tennis team playing in the Topeka tennis regional on Saturday.
For the second time this season, the Manhattan High volleyball team went undefeated in pool play during a Saturday tournament to earn a top seed in bracket play.
TECUMSEH — Manhattan rode the mistakes of Shawnee Heights to a 31-6 first half lead and fought off the T-Bird comeback in the second half to win 41-24 on the road Friday night.
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.
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