Manhattan High coach Don Hess earned honors as Coach of the Year and junior pitcher Jesse Steinbring was picked as Pitcher of the Year by Centennial League baseball members on Tuesday.
Manhattan High placed two players on the All Centennial League Softball team, as chosen by the league coaches.
WICHITA — In a team race that came down to the final few events, the Manhattan High boys’ track team came up just short behind favorite Olathe East, taking second place as a team, while bringing home nine gold medals and winning three events.
LAWRENCE — After falling 3-1 to Maize in Friday’s Class 6A state baseball semifinal, the Manhattan High baseball team had about an hour to regroup and prepare for a consolation game against Wichita Northwest at Hoglund Ballpark.
LAWRENCE — The Manhattan High baseball team took third place at the Class 6A baseball tournament at KU’s Hoglund Ballpark with a 3-1 win over Wichita Northwest in the consolation game.
LAWRENCE — As a starter for his entire career at Manhattan High, it’s not often that Henry de Noble comes into a close ball game in the late innings.
LAWRENCE — A day after struggling at the plate in a narrow win over Junction City, the Manhattan High baseball team couldn’t get enough offense going against the Maize Eagles in Friday’s semifinals, losing 3-1 to fall into the consolation game.
After back-to-back weeks winning a Centennial League title and a regional title, the Manhattan High boys’ track team opens this weekend’s all-class state track meet with hopes of a third title at Wichita’s Cessna Stadium.
LAWRENCE — It wasn’t the way the team drew it up, but the Manhattan High baseball team advanced to Friday’s semifinal with a 1-0 pitcher’s-duel win against Junction City Thursday afternoon at KU’s Hoglund Ballpark.
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After finishing in seventh place and among the bottom half of the field in back-to-back Class 6A state golf tournaments, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team broke through in a big way Tuesday afternoon at the Topeka Country Club.
When Manhattan takes the field against Junction City on Thursday at the Class 6A state baseball tournament in Lawrence, lack of confidence shouldn’t be an issue.
In a school year with eight different Centennial League titles to its credit, Manhattan High School has won the league’s all-sports title for the 2013-14 athletic seasons, taking back the award from Washburn Rural, which edged the Indians last year.
For many teams at both Manhattan High and the surrounding area, the holiday will serve as a much-needed day of practice or rest as teams continue to prepare for the KSHSAA postseaso.
After a strong finish to the regular season by winning the Centennial League meet last weekend, the Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving kept things going over the weekend at the Class 6A state swim meet.
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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