After a poll at number 2 behind Wichita North, the Manhattan High boys’ cross country team is back at the top of the coaches poll after back-to-back wins at the Southern Stampede in Joplin, Mo.
TOPEKA — Through three games this season, the defensive unit has outshined all the others for the Manhattan High football team.
Facing Highland Park on the road, the Manhattan High football team won in a rout, 63-6 on Friday night in Topeka.
Even at the high-school level, the average defensive lineman weighs more than 200 pounds.
With eight days between matches for the Manhattan High girls’ tennis team, the rust started to show a little bit on Thursday.
Competing in the 10-team Washburn Rural Invitational on Thursday, the Manhattan High girls’ golf team shot a 370 to take third place at the Wamego Country Club.
With three weeks of games under its belt, the Manhattan High football team has a true sense of what it needs to work on in the coming weeks to be ready to go by the time district games start next month.
Another home volleyball meet, another sweep for the Manhattan High volleyball team.
There’s no doubt the upcoming tilt with Washburn Rural has been on the collective mind of the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team.
Playing its best golf of the season, the Manhattan High girls’ golf team took second at the Salina South Invitational at Salina Municipal golf course on Tuesday.
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.
The boys’ team moved into a tie for first place in the league standings with the T-Birds. The girls’ squad moved into a four-way tie for first place in the Centennial League standings
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