After resuming its spot at the top of the cross country coaches’ rankings this week, the Manhattan High boys’ cross country team backed up its top ranking with its fifth team victory of the season at the Junction City Invitational on Saturday.
After taking a 48-0 halftime lead, Manhattan breezed past Topeka West on Friday night at Bishop Stadium, winning in a shutout, 76-0.
Playing in a dual with Junction City at City Park on Thursday, the Manhattan High girls’ tennis team won 6-3 to build momentum for Monday’s trip to the Centennial League meet in Emporia.
If you ask Manhattan High head football coach Joe Schartz about Jonah Webber, he’ll say there’s not a lot the senior can’t do on a football field.
Throughout most of the season, the Manhattan High girls’ golf team has relied on its top three golfers to earn medals at tournaments.
In the past, Manhattan High boys’ soccer coach Frank Alonso might have been more upset with his team after a low-intensity effort in a meaningful league match.
With just two short weeks until district games start, the Manhattan High football team has been working hard on fixing its biggest deficiencies.
The Manhattan High girls’ golf team battled through the second leg of its busy week on Tuesday in Lawrence, tying for fourth place in the Lawrence High Invitational.
The last time the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team played a match at Bishop Stadium, every pass, every deflection, every save mattered.
After a third-place finish on Monday in Emporia, the Manhattan High girls’ tennis team traveled to Topeka on Tuesday to compete in the 12-team Topeka West Invitational.
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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