After opening the season with a narrow loss to Topeka High last week, the Manhattan High girls’ tennis team got revenge on Tuesday.
Dealing with the pressure that comes along with a Number 1 ranking, in any sport, is a difficult task.
SHAWNEE — For many inexperienced teams across the state, the first football game of the year is a time for growing pains.
After losing a tough game on Wednesday at the Titan Classic to Hutchinson, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team bounced back strong against Wichita Heights on Saturday to close out the week.
Traveling to Olathe South on Saturday, the Manhattan High volleyball team opened its season against some tough competition.
After a dominating performance against Mill Valley a season ago, the Jaguars flipped the script on the Manhattan Indians in Friday’s season-opening return game, with Logan Koch rushing for 209 yards while scoring four touchdowns on the ground and two more through the air to lead the Jaguars to a 26-21 win.
Winston Dimel has spent his whole life learning the game of football.
The Manhattan High girls’ tennis team sent both its underclassmen singles players to state last year.
Despite fielding a talented team last season, Manhattan High volleyball coach Lisa Kinderknecht knew something was missing.
Last year when the Manhattan High football team prepared for its season opener against Mill Valley, coaches and players did so knowing very little about their opponent to start the year.
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.
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