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.
The Manhattan High softball team went 4-2 last week, winning its final four regular-season games, but dropping two to undefeated Washburn Rural last Wednesday.
As one of the top pass-rushers in the Centennial League a season ago, Chris Hudgins was one of several Manhattan High football players exploring all his options to continue playing at the next level.
Sending two doubles pairs and a singles player to the Class 6A state tennis tournament this weekend, Manhattan High had good reason to believe it would bring home a medal.
With a strong group of girls coming back to the pool this season, Manhattan head coach Jerry Carpenter knew his team would have what it takes to challenge the league favorites at the Centennial League meet.
With five consecutive league titles for the boys’ team, and three for the girls’ team coming into the Centennial League track and field meet, Manhattan High has had a target on its back for several years now.
ith the end of the season schedule showing doubleheaders on three consecutive days, Manhattan High softball coach Scott Mall wasn’t sure how his team would hold up.
Trailing 1-0 at halftime on senior night against Shawnee Heights, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team was playing a step slow.
After a season filled with rainouts and indoor practices, Manhattan High baseball coach Don Hess wasn’t sure how his team would respond to playing six games in four days.
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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