On paper, Manhattan’s tilt with Seaman on Friday figures to look a lot like its game against Emporia last week.
Playing at home in picture-perfect weather Tuesday afternoon, the Manhattan High girls’ tennis team continued its winning ways with a quadrangular meet win over Marysville, Washburn Rural and Junction City.
Hosting its first meet of the season against Clay Center and Rossville, the Manhattan High volleyball team swept both matches in two sets to bolster its record and prepare for another tough weekend tournament.
With 10 days off since its last match, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team had the potential to come out a little bit rusty on the road against the Shawnee Heights T-Birds.
Manhattan High head football coach Joe Schartz knew his defense would have to put together a special performance for the Indians to win Friday night against Emporia.
The Manhattan High boys’ cross country team continued its strong start to the season on Saturday with a first-place finish at Emporia.
Despite scoring only six points in a forgettable offensive effort, Manhattan High managed to pull out a win against the visiting Emporia Spartans, winning 6-3 in a game that went down to the wire.
Mike Marsh isn’t sure exactly how long it’s been, but he knows he’s wanted Bishop Stadium to have artificial turf for at least five years now.
Every year, the Manhattan High volleyball team gets the chance to measure itself against some of the state’s top volleyball teams at the Shawnee Heights quadrangular meet.
Last year’s football game at Emporia broke a streak of 28 consecutive regular-season wins for the Manhattan High football program.
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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