While losing is never ideal, Manhattan High girls’ soccer coach Mike Sanchez was pleased with the test his team received Friday in Topeka against Hayden.
Cold temperatures and precipitation earlier in the day didn’t stop the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team from traveling to Topeka to play Highland Park on Thursday afternoon.
After one doubleheader’s worth of beautiful spring weather this week, Wednesday’s schedule was back to the usual for the Manhattan High baseball team.
It was an interesting senior day at the KSU Natatorium on Wednesday.
With the weather finally cooperating as the tennis season starts to wind down, the Manhattan High boys’ team traveled to Emporia for the Centennial League meet on Monday.
The wet, unpredictable spring weather has led to the reshuffling of many sports contests for Manhattan High and the other Kansas schools.
The Manhattan High softball team scored a huge doubleheader sweep at league-leading and previously undefeated Topeka Seaman on Monday.
Against the league’s top teams, the Manhattan High baseball team has struggled this year.
Last week’s trip to the Topeka High Invitational gave the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team a good chance to see some of the competition they’ll face in the coming weeks.
So much for the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team not scoring goals.
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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