Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams at Manhattan High went to the Hays City Shootout last weekend and returned to the Little Apple with a tournament championship on their respective resumes.
Facing a pair of tough teams in its home opener on Wednesday, Jerry Carpenter knew his boys’ swimming and diving team would have its hands full.
As the Manhattan High boys’ swim team prepares for tonight’s home opener — a triangular with Lawrence High and Lawrence Free State — head coach Jerry Carpenter is stressing the basics with much of his young team.
In its first tournament of the season, the Manhattan High wrestling team took fifth among 16 teams at the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational on Saturday, bringing home three second-place medals in the process.
Both the Manhattan High boys’ and girls’ basketball teams managed to bring home team titles at the Hays City Shootout over the weekend as both squads won Saturday night in the championship round at Hays High School.
HAYS — For one quarter on Thursday night, Thomas More Prep was able to slow the game down enough to hang with the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team.
HAYS — With six minutes to play in the fourth quarter, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team took an 11-point lead — its largest of the game to that point — and seemed to be in control against Thomas More Prep Thursday night.
HAYS – The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team held off a furious rally from Thomas More Prep in a season-opening 56-47 win in the quarterfinals of the Hays City Shootout.
HAYS – The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team managed to overcome a slow start and run away with the game in the second half of a 69-53 win over Thomas More Prep in Thursday’s season opener at the Hays City Shootout.
Manhattan will open the season with a home dual against Washburn Rural tonight at 6:30, giving Gonzales a first look at how his team will compete. The team is encouraging any Manhattan wrestling alumni to attend the dual.
Having only three girls with significant varsity experience back from last year’s senior-laden team, Scott Mall could use a slow start to the 2015-16 campaign. Instead, he gets the Hays City Shootout.
With nine players returning off last year’s Centennial League championship team, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball program is in good shape under second-year coach Benji George.
The Manhattan High boys’ soccer team had five players selected for the Class 6A all-state soccer teams in 2015, the most in program history.
The Manhattan High football team landed 13 players on the All-Centennial League teams released by the league’s coaches on Monday morning.
The Manhattan High volleyball team ended its year with a return to the Class 6A state tournament, sending its seniors out with the opportunity to play in the season’s final weekend.
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.
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.
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