With a grim weather forecast in Lawrence, officials at the University of Kansas opted to jam two days worth of events into one this weekend at the KU Relays.
After splitting the varsity squad last week between a pair of meets in Salina and Olathe, the Manhattan High swim team was back together on Wednesday afternoon.
The Manhattan High junior varsity softball team won both games of a doubleheader against Rossville on Tuesday.
Tuesday wasn’t the most exciting night for Manhattan goalkeeper Molly Fiser and the rest of the Indians’ defensive players.
In the first game of its home opener with a new coach, the Manhattan High softball team could have easily suffered from a bad case of the butterflies against Rossville Tuesday afternoon in Anneberg Park.
Tuesday’s home quad offered head coach Joyce Allen the chance to get some different varsity players experience against other schools’ top competition.
The Manhattan High track and field teams traveled to Great Bend on Tuesday for a midweek meet against schools from the western half of the state, with the girls’ taking second place and the boys’ team in third.
Friday’s trip to the Topeka Relays marked the first big meet of the year for the Manhattan High track and field teams.
The Manhattan High softball team traveled to Topeka and lost a pair of games to Shawnee Heights on Friday afternoon, dropping Game 1, 5-1, before losing the second game, 9-2.
Manhattan swimming and diving coach Jerry Carpenter knows the Olathe Invitational is one of the deepest meets his team will see all season.
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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