Manhattan High girls’ basketball senior Darby Price has been good this year for the Indians, but through three games, had yet to have a complete game.
Manhattan had two goals for the first portion of the season, which ended with Friday night’s 66-35 win over Emporia.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team rebounded from its first loss of the season to beat the Emporia Spartans 66-40 in a game that was never close.
The Manhattan High swimming and diving team took to the pool for the final meet before Christmas break, and ended the semester on a high note, winning the five-team meet on Wednesday at the KSU Natatorium.
Manhattan High entered the final match of its dual with Abilene down one point with both teams vying for second place at the Manhattan Dual Tournament.
Two days, two games, two blowout wins.
Grant Guggisberg .
Manhattan native Brock Everett will appear on Dan Patrick’s cable television show on Monday.
One led his team on the football field, accounting for 34 touchdowns, while the other led his team from the sidelines, winning eight games and capturing another Centennial League.
A night full of turnovers made Manhattan’s matchup against Dodge City a blowout from the opening tip, as the Indians turned a 21-2 lead in the first quarter into a 55-37 win on the road Friday night.
It took an entire half of basketball to figure it out, but once they did, the Indians finished their game against Dodge City strong, outscoring the Red Demons by 16 in the second half to turn a close game at halftime into a blowout in the 49-30 win.
Grant Guggisberg .
For Manhattan High athletic director Mike Marsh, finding non-league basketball games can be a chore.
Grant Guggisberg .
Between scorers Caroline Ballard and Darby Price, Manhattan High head coach Scott Mall knows he may have to sit one or the other because of foul trouble.
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.
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
The Indians had to overcome a slow start that saw Manhattan (11-3, 5-2 Centennial) lead 21-12 at halftime but double its scoring total in the third quarter.
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