Perhaps the biggest adjustment this year’s Manhattan High girls’ basketball team will make is learning to play without Elayna Spilker.
A year after fielding a record-sized boys’ swimming and diving team, Manhattan High swim coach Jerry Carpenter is down to around 30 athletes this winter.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team is ranked seventh in Class 6A to start the season, according to the KBCA rankings that were released Monday.
All-state and All-Centennial League teams were announced this week, with several Manhattan Indian soccer players honored.
After a season that included a second-round playoff game and a Centennial League title, the Manhattan High football team landed four individuals on the all-league first team — occupying seven spots — while head coach Joe Schartz was named Centennial League coach of the year.
Reid Buchanan, a former Manhattan High standout and junior cross country runner at Kansas, has qualified for the NCAA championships, finishing 12th at the Midwest Regional race in Ames, Iowa, last Friday.
Former Manhattan High soccer standout Jordan Donohoue was named to the all-conference First Team on Monday for her play at Concordia (Seward, Neb.
After orally committing this past summer, Bret Fehr made it official Monday.
Derby tight end DeAndre Goolsby was well-covered by Manhattan High defenders Friday night, but it didn’t matter.
Long after the final buzzer sounded Friday night, Manhattan head football coach Joe Schartz encouraged his team to look at the big picture after ending the season with a 55-20 Class 6A quarterfinal loss to Derby at Bishop Stadium.
Top-ranked Derby ended the Manhattan High football team’s season Friday night with a 55-20 Class 6A playoff win at Bishop Stadium.
With each passing overtime last week against Maize, the pressure began to mount for Manhattan High place-kicker Joseph Trujillo.
Manhattan head football coach Joe Schartz knows it will take a special effort from his team to upset the top-seeded Derby Panthers in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs Friday night at Bishop Stadium.
JUNCTION CITY — Regardless of sport or season, for every state champion, there is a runner-up.
MAIZE — There was a point early in the fourth quarter when the emotions of Friday’s playoff football game against Maize almost got the best of the Manhattan Indians.
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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