Between the cold and rainy weather conditions and the fact both teams were eliminated from the Class 6A playoffs that begin next week, Friday’s matchup between Washburn Rural and the Manhattan High football team was going to come down to which team wanted it more.
Manhattan head coach Lisa Kinderknecht was pleased to see her team playing its best volleyball of the season last week during regional competition.
The Manhattan High football team ended its season on a high note with a 28-8 win over Washburn Rural Friday night at Bishop Stadium.
After scoring a goal 10 minutes into its regional final match against Hutchinson Thursday night, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team expected to open the floodgates and win comfortably.
With three teams heading to state and a fourth still with a chance to get to state, the Manhattan High athletic department has a lot on the line in the coming days.
For the second consecutive year, the Manhattan High football team will end its season playing against Washburn Rural with just pride on the line after being eliminated from playoff contention in Week 8.
Kirkland Lambert freely admits that scoring goals in soccer is fun. But as the third-seeded Manhattan High boys’ soccer team prepares for tonight’s Class 6A regional final against Hutchinson at Bishop Stadium, Lambert has learned a new lesson.
As a No. 3 seed in the Class 6A playoffs hosting a No. 14 seed, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team was supposed to make quick work of the visiting Derby Panthers on Tuesday night at Bishop Stadium.
The Firebirds would go on to score 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter amidst three untimely Manhattan turnovers to turn the game around and win 31-14 while dashing the Tribe’s playoff hopes.
After missing the Class 6A state tournament last season, the Manhattan High volleyball team is heading back to Topeka.
In preparing for Saturday’s Class 6A regional cross country meet in Junction City this week, Manhattan High head coach Susan Melgares said her Indians didn’t necessarily need to be at their best to advance to next week’s state meet.
LAWRENCE – The Manhattan High football team hung tough with Lawrence Free State for three quarters Friday night before miscues and turnovers caught up with the Indians in the final period in a 31-14 loss on the road.
If Madi Fief or Maddie Mittie need a breather during Saturday’s Class 6A sub-state tournament at Washburn Rural, head coach Lisa Kinderknecht has options.
The Manhattan High boys’ soccer team wrapped up the regular season in style with an 11-1 rout of Centennial League foe Junction City on the road Thursday evening.
After a difficult loss to Topeka High last week to start district play, the Manhattan High football team is fully aware of the importance of Friday’s game at Lawrence Free State.
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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