Not long after the initial excitement of winning their second straight Centennial League boys’ basketball title had faded, the Indians began to spill out of the locker room to a crowd of fans, friends and parents.
TOPEKA — Manhattan High head coach Scott Mall admits he could have done more to break up Seaman’s third-quarter run that turned a 15-point halftime lead into a one-point deficit over the span of eight minutes Friday night.
TOPEKA – The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team earned its second straight consecutive title with a 66-56 win over Seaman Friday night.
TOPEKA – The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team held on to win 49-42 against Seaman on Friday night in Topeka in both teams’ final game of the regular season.
The Indians had 13 wrestlers get through regionals and make it to state and are currently ranked fourth in the latest KWCA rankings. With so many opportunities to score team points, Manhattan is likely to be in the mix for a top-five team placement.
Last year against Seaman, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team had the opportunity to clinch an outright Centennial League title in the final night of the regular season. The Indians are once again faced with that opportunity tonight.
The Tribe pulled away late for a 58-46 win over their rival, gaining a share of the Centennial League title in the process on senior night.
Manhattan took a 42-18 halftime lead and won every quarter against the Junior Blues, which struggled to keep up with the fast pace of the game.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got the season sweep of Junction City with a 58-46 win on senior night in front of a packed crowd at the MHS gymnasium.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team won 67-37 on senior night against Junction City Tuesday night, ending a three-game skid.
On a night when not much went right for Manhattan and frustration began to set in following a 57-54 loss to Hayden at home, a silver lining shone through as the rest of the Centennial League’s boys’ games ended Friday night.
While the Indians hung tough against the Centennial League-leading Wildcats, the Tribe couldn’t put together enough plays down the stretch to complete the rally.
The Manhattan High swim and dive team had the opportunity to swim in three events in Saturday’s finals of the Class 6A state swim meet at the Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka.
The Manhattan High wrestling team won handily at the Wichita North regional on Saturday, finishing ahead of second-place Washburn Rural by more than 60 points and qualifying 13 athletes for next weekend’s Class 6A state tournament in Wichita.
The Manhattan High basketball team lost a close one to Hayden, 57-54, Friday night in its first home loss of the season.
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.
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.
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