On a day when every team not named Lawrence Free State was competing for second, that’s exactly what the Manhattan High girls’ swim team got on Wednesday afternoon.
Last season, the Manhattan High baseball team took third place at the Class 6A state tournament and graduated 13 seniors off its 17-member roster.
Four members of the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team were named to the All-Centennial League basketball teams, which were released Wednesday.
Monty Enright has been around Manhattan High softball from the program’s very beginning in the late 1980s. Now he has the opportunity to lead it.
With a loaded team of upperclassmen, Manhattan High boys’ tennis coach Joyce Allen used Tuesday’s season opening tournament at Washburn Rural to gauge the talents of several players outside of the returning group with state tournament experience.
After sending all six of its varsity members to the Class 6A state tennis meet last spring, head boys’ tennis coach Joyce Allen is looking to build on that performance and achieve even more this season.
After blowing out Topeka High Thursday night at Bishop Stadium in its season opener, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team found itself in a much closer battle Saturday afternoon against Blue Valley West.
After back-to-back meets on back-to-back days, Manhattan head swimming and diving coach Jerry Carpenter and his team were exhausted by the end of Friday night’s Manhattan Invitational at the KSU Natatorium.
While this season’s Flint Hills area girls’ basketball teams didn’t find as much success in the win/loss column as the unprecedented year before, the area still featured tons of talent and the drive to win despite a tougher road.
Two boys’ basketball programs in the All-Flint Hills region put together outstanding seasons in 2014-15, so it’s fitting that each of them will come away from banner years with major awards.
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.
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