The way the winds have been howling in Kansas over the last couple weeks, the light breezes out at the Manhattan Country Club Monday afternoon were welcomed by the 14 teams at the Manhattan Invitational.
Playing against a perennial softball power in Class 5A on Friday, the Manhattan High softball team would need to play sound defense and come up with some big hits if they hoped to hang with the Thunderbirds.
The Manhattan High girls’ swim and dive team faced the toughest field it will see all season outside of the Class 6A state meet in a trip to the Olathe Invitational Friday evening.
The Manhattan High baseball team traveled to Shawnee Heights for a doubleheader against the Thunderbirds on Friday, splitting the two-game set to move to 3-3 on the season.
The Manhattan High track and field teams switched things up this year on the schedule, opting to travel a bit further to the east for a meet with different competition.
This team’s seniors were in seventh grade the last time Manhattan beat the Junior Blues in girls’ soccer, leaving plenty of motivation for Thursday night’s Centennial League showdown at Bishop Stadium.
Playing in blustery conditions with winds gusting over 40 miles per hour, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team took fourth place at the Wamego Country Club playing in the Washburn Rural Invitational on Thursday.
A portion of the Manhattan High girls’ swim and dive team made the trip west to Salina on Thursday for the Salina South Invitational, taking fifth place among six teams.
Despite another blustery day, the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team traveled to Washburn Rural on Tuesday afternoon and won the quadrangular meet, defeating Topeka High and Topeka West and splitting with Rural.
After a disappointing season-opening doubleheader last week at Topeka High, Manhattan High head baseball coach Don Hess was hoping his team would rebound well in Tuesday’s home opener against Wichita East.
In the first half of the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team’s win over Lawrence Free State Monday night, the Indians took just three shots on goal.
The Manhattan High boys’ golf team took ninth place among 15 teams in a stacked meet at Shawnee’s Lake Quivira Country Club on Monday.
Replacing the production of a trio of four-year starters is difficult for any program, at any level, no matter what the sport. In high school golf, it means replacing half the team with players who have virtually no varsity experience.
The Manhattan High baseball team was swept in its season-opening doubleheader against Topeka High at the Hummer Sports Complex in Topeka Friday evening.
Manhattan’s Haleigh Harper made her varsity debut at shortstop defensively and batted in the leadoff spot in the lineup, showing quickly just how talented she is.
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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