It’s not unusual for swimmers to cut time at the most important meet of the season.
JUNCTION CITY — For the first time all evening, the otherwise raucous crowd at Al Simpler Stadium fell silent.
The Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving team doesn’t have enough qualifiers to make noise in the team standings at state this week, but head coach Jerry Carpenter is expecting big things from the group that made the state cuts.
The Manhattan High softball team took a hard-fought eight-inning 9-8 victory over Topeka High in their opening regional game, but couldn’t keep up the pace in the championship game against Washburn Rural, losing 10-0.
Amidst perfection, Henry de Noble heard him.
Brett Seaton of Manhattan tied for seventh place at a national tennis tournament this past weekend in Springfield, Mo.
The last time the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team played Topeka High, the Indians struggled for an entire half before earning a 4-0 win.
On a team dominated by juniors, the Manhattan High baseball team has three seniors that see everyday playing time.
Despite an up-and-down season that rarely saw Mother Nature cooperate, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team is returning to state.
After playing in frigid temperatures, rain and high winds, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team is finally getting into a groove after a weather-plagued spring 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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