The Tim Brooks era at Manhattan High is over.
Officials continued to decline comment Thursday on the situation of Tim Brooks, who remains suspended from his job as the boys’ basketball coach at Manhattan High School.
The Manhattan High wrestling team traveled to Topeka Wednesday night for a dual with Seaman, but came up just short in a 33-25 loss.
Coming into Tuesday’s matchup against Topeka West, Manhattan head coach Scott Mall was hoping his team would get the chance to lead comfortably and work on things that until now, had only been utilized in practice.
Manhattan High assistant boys’ basketball coaches Benji George and Shane Sieben haven’t been in charge long, but they’ve noticed a disturbing trend early in games.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team trailed most of the night in a 69-59 loss to the Topeka West Chargers Tuesday night.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team stayed undefeated in Centennial League play while extending its current win streak to 11 Tuesday night in a rout of Topeka West, 60-17.
When it comes to basketball, Darian Taylor embraces his role.
Six more Manhattan High athletes signed national letters of intent Monday afternoon inside Rezac Auditorium in front of family and friends, giving the Indians eight total for signing day and 15 so far among the class of 2014.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got its long week off to a good start with a 76-55 drubbing of Washburn Rural Monday night.
Two Manhattan High standout distance runners made their college choices official this morning, with Alaina Schroeder and Chris Melgares both inking national letters of intent with the University of Kansas to continue their cross country careers.
Grant Guggisberg .
While the Manhattan boys’ swimming and diving team didn’t win its home invitational over the weekend, they did manage a second-place finish while swimming some of its best races of the season.
TOPEKA — For much of the game Friday night, Manhattan High head girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall was unsatisfied with the Indians’ defensive effort.
Coming into this year’s Centennial League wrestling meet at Manhattan High, most everyone in attendance knew it was going to end in a battle between the two state-ranked heavyweights, as the hometown Manhattan Indians faced off against the Junction City Blue Jays.
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.
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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