There’s no doubt the upcoming tilt with Washburn Rural has been on the collective mind of the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team.
Playing its best golf of the season, the Manhattan High girls’ golf team took second at the Salina South Invitational at Salina Municipal golf course on Tuesday.
In the world of high school football, a stingy defense can take a team far.
After sweeping through pool play at the Hayden Invitational on Saturday, the Manhattan High volleyball team came into the semifinals as a top seed in bracket play.
For whatever reason, the annual trip to Joplin, Missouri, for the Southern Stampede Invitational has coincided with tough running conditions the last few years.
The Manhattan High boys’ cross country team fell one spot to No.
Behind a better night offensively and another solid defensive performance, the Manhattan Indians beat the Seaman Vikings 19-7 on the road Friday night.
The life of a backup quarterback is often a job without much glory.
On paper, Manhattan’s tilt with Seaman on Friday figures to look a lot like its game against Emporia last week.
Playing at home in picture-perfect weather Tuesday afternoon, the Manhattan High girls’ tennis team continued its winning ways with a quadrangular meet win over Marysville, Washburn Rural and Junction City.
Hosting its first meet of the season against Clay Center and Rossville, the Manhattan High volleyball team swept both matches in two sets to bolster its record and prepare for another tough weekend tournament.
With 10 days off since its last match, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team had the potential to come out a little bit rusty on the road against the Shawnee Heights T-Birds.
Manhattan High head football coach Joe Schartz knew his defense would have to put together a special performance for the Indians to win Friday night against Emporia.
The Manhattan High boys’ cross country team continued its strong start to the season on Saturday with a first-place finish at Emporia.
Despite scoring only six points in a forgettable offensive effort, Manhattan High managed to pull out a win against the visiting Emporia Spartans, winning 6-3 in a game that went down to the wire.
With the win, Manhattan advances to host Thursday’s regional final against sixth-seeded Hutchinson (11-6-0), which defeated Topeka High, 2-0.
The loss spoiled an otherwise festive night at Bishop Stadium.
Manhattan’s win over Rural is a good sign with regionals just a few short weeks away.
Facing an offense that likes to throw the ball, Manhattan High tightened up its coverage and contained the pass game in a 50-7 win over Topeka West on Friday at Bishop Stadium.
The Indians received their first real test of the season against the Wildcats, and though they played well enough to win for much of the night, Schumacher made a pair of back-breaking plays against Manhattan’s defense to help Hayden scrape together a hard-fought 21-14 win.
The Indians led 42-0 at halftime before dialing it back in the second half and allowing Seaman’s first-team players to get some offense going against Manhattan’s backups.
The Indians took the lead early in the first half and were never really threatened by the Lions in their season opener at Bishop Stadium.
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.
After sweeping the Junior Blues in the regular season, including a 32-point win, Rural got the last laugh in the third matchup, stunning Manhattan and stopping the Tribe short of its goal.
The boys’ team moved into a tie for first place in the league standings with the T-Birds. The girls’ squad moved into a four-way tie for first place in the Centennial League standings
The Indians had to overcome a slow start that saw Manhattan (11-3, 5-2 Centennial) lead 21-12 at halftime but double its scoring total in the third quarter.
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