LAWRENCE — A play here, a play there.
In any sport, but especially track, competition in practice typically breeds elite results against other opponents.
For the second time in three years, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team is among the last four still standing after 10 days of playoff soccer.
Manhattan High grad Connor Brooks knows all about the kind of coach he signed to play for when he signed with Stephen F.
The Manhattan High boys’ track team may struggle to finish high in the team standings at the Kansas state track meet this weekend in Wichita, but that won’t stop it from trying to bring home some individual championships.
The celebration was mild, at best.
When the Manhattan High baseball team arrives at Hoglund Ballpark in Lawrence for its second consecutive state tournament appearance on Thursday, the team will see some familiar faces in the opposing dugout.
A year ago, the Manhattan High golf team took a group of two sophomores and three freshmen to state.
Of the six varsity golfers from Manhattan High heading to the Class 6A state golf tournament on Monday, five qualified for state last season.
Among the three biggest meets of the season, team standings mean the least at regionals.
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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