Playing their second straight game against top-level competition, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team fell on the road at Blue Valley-Stilwell, 3-0, Saturday afternoon.
Facing some of the toughest competition it will see all year, the Manhattan High swimming and diving team held its own at the Olathe Invitational Friday evening.
Facing off against league rival Washburn Rural Thursday night, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team knew it was in for a battle.
With the majority of the team’s top athletes making the trip to Olathe for a meet today, the other portion of the Manhattan High swimming and diving team traveled to Salina for a five-team invitational Thursday afternoon.
Competing at the Washburn Rural invitational at the Wamego Country Club, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team tied for fifth place in the team standings on Thursday, but got a solid performance from Cole Dillon, who took medalist honors with a 1-over 71.
Manhattan High boys’ tennis coach Joyce Allen finally got the chance to see her full varsity squad in action in Tuesday afternoon’s quadrangular meet in Topeka.
When the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team faces off against Centennial League rival Washburn Rural on Thursday evening, the team will do so with an extra boost of confidence after defeating Salina Central on the road Monday night, 4-1.
The Manhattan High boys’ golf team opened its season by defending its team title at the Salina Central Invitational at Salina’s Municipal Golf Course.
Don Hess couldn’t help but recall a coincidental conversation he had with junior pitcher Jesse Steinbring this week.
As it can be with any young team, the results can often be a mixed bag.
Manhattan High girls’ soccer coach Mike Sanchez said it was a tough one to coach.
After seeing her team in singles and doubles action on Wednesday, Manhattan High boys’ tennis coach Joyce Allen got to see how everyone would play exclusively in doubles action on Saturday at the Salina Central Doubles Classic.
The Manhattan High track team saw solid performances on a cool day in Topeka on Thursday, picking up several golds at the Jerry Beardslee Invitational at Washburn Rural.
So far, so good for the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team.
The Manhattan High girls’ swim team took second place on Wednesday in a five-team meet at the Kansas State Natatorium.
Top-seeded Shawnee Mission West defeated the Indians, 1-0, in double overtime in the semifinal round of the Class 6A state tournament on Saturday in Junction City with a sudden-death goal.
Manhattan’s seniors scored six of the 10 goals on the night, while the offense allowed the game to get called 10 minutes early because of mercy rules.
The Indians salvaged a split on senior night with a 7-4 win to help erase the sting of a 13-5 loss in Game 1.
Despite the lopsided win, Manhattan head coach Mike Sanchez said he admired the way the Scots handled themselves in defeat.
The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team didn’t let the less-than-ideal weather stop it from crushing Wichita Heights in an 8-0 rout.
The Indians are headed to the Blue Valley Northwest Invitational, which features some of the top tennis programs in both Kansas and Missouri.
In a dogfight with Washburn Rural on Friday night and in desperate need of a game-tying bucket, Manhattan worked hard to get quality shots.
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.
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