In a wild final few minutes, Manhattan won its season opener over Shawnee Heights on a 5-yard touchdown run by Chris Martin with 9.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team got its season off to a solid start Thursday afternoon, taking second place among four teams at the Junction City quadrangular.
Growing up playing football, Chris Martin’s natural position on offense was quarterback.
After missing out in 2012, the Manhattan High volleyball team got back to the Class 6A state tournament in 2013, sending Lisa Kinderknecht’s first group of four-year players out on a positive note.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team returns just three varsity players from a year ago, but two of those players made it to the state tennis tournament, helping bolster a young team in Joyce Allen’s 25th season as head coach.
As a new group of starters prepares to open the 2014 campaign against league foe Shawnee Heights at 7 p.m. Friday at Bishop Stadium, the preparation is fixated around starting the year 1-0.
The Manhattan High girls’ golf team took second place in its season-opening tournament Thursday afternoon at Lake Shawnee, finishing 17 strokes behind Washburn Rural in the six-team event hosted by Shawnee Heights.
Three years removed from a season-ending injury in his final year at Manhattan High, Joe Ballard is finally getting his chance to play college football.
Behind a strong senior class and a pair of standout senior forwards, the Manhattan High soccer team put together a 2013 season to remember, going further in the playoffs than any team in program history.
After three seasons of varsity golf and three trips to state, seniors Kylie and Kelsey McCarthy are no longer the young guns on the Manhattan High girls’ golf team.
Seventy Manhattan High School football players so far have been tested in a concussion evaluation program that the school implemented this year for its athletes.
The 2014-15 athletic year at Manhattan High will get underway this week, as each of the school’s seven fall sports will begin practicing.
The rookie boys’ basketball coach, who was promoted to head coach after the resignation of Tim Brooks last winter, will embark on his first campaign without the services of senior forward Payton Stephens.
After 14 years in the program and 10 years as head coach, Scott Mall has resigned as head coach of the Manhattan High softball team.
Last year, when Manhattan High sophomore-to-be Mason Wallace went to Fargo, N.D., for the Asics/Vaughan Cadet and Junior Nationals, he was one of the youngest competitors in his division.
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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