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.
The Manhattan High softball team bounced back from a doubleheader loss to Centennial League and Class 6A leader Washburn Rural to collect two easy wins at Highland Park Thursday.
Win or lose, this weekend will be Jake Seaton’s last tennis match as a Manhattan Indian.
With one more doubleheader to make up on Friday, Wednesday’s home doubleheader with Washburn Rural wasn’t quite the last home stand for the Manhattan High softball team.
In its last tuneup before regional competition next week, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team took fifth as a team in a crowded field at Alvamar in Lawrence on Wednesday.
The Manhattan High golf team played its best round of the season on Tuesday at Rolling Meadows in Junction City, but had to settle for third place on a day of low scoring for several teams.
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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