With a 62-51 win over Seaman on senior night just a few minutes from completion, it was time for Manhattan High’s Alex Stitt to leave the court one last time.
WICHITA — Kian Clemens and Austin Chauncey followed similar paths to state championships Saturday at Wichita’s Hartman Arena.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team held on to beat Seaman 62-51 Friday night, earning home-court advantage against Topeka High in the first round of sub-state this Thursday in the process.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team used a strong second half to beat Seaman and win the Centennial League title Friday night, 47-38.
It’s not often the Centennial League race comes down to a final game between unbeaten teams in a winner-take-all format.
As tough a schedule as Manhattan High has wrestled, and as many tough weekend tournaments they’ve competed in this season, head coach Robert Gonzales knows this is the one that counts.
Taking a long season one game at a time is one of the most popular sports clichés of all time, but more often than not, it’s difficult to do.
Manhattan High boys’ co-interim coach Benji George told the team to prepare for Tuesday’s game against Hayden as if it would come down to the final possession.
In its final tuneup before regionals on Friday in Topeka, the Manhattan High bowling teams competed Tuesday at Junction City in a four-team event.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team’s rally fell short in the fourth quarter, as Hayden held on for a 63-61 win Tuesday night.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team took a 20-point lead to halftime and held on against Hayden’s multiple rally attempts to win 49-37 Tuesday night and stay undefeated in Centennial League play.
Three teams, one spot.
TOPEKA — With basketball season still in full swing, Manhattan High athletic director Mike Marsh likely hasn’t begun seriously talking with any coaches about who will replace Tim Brooks as head coach of the boys’ basketball program.
TOPEKA — More often than not, by the time the fourth quarter rolls around, Highland Park is on cruise control.
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Top-seeded Shawnee Mission West defeated the Indians, 1-0, in double overtime in the semifinal round of the Class 6A state tournament on Saturday in Junction City with a sudden-death goal.
Manhattan’s seniors scored six of the 10 goals on the night, while the offense allowed the game to get called 10 minutes early because of mercy rules.
The Indians salvaged a split on senior night with a 7-4 win to help erase the sting of a 13-5 loss in Game 1.
Despite the lopsided win, Manhattan head coach Mike Sanchez said he admired the way the Scots handled themselves in defeat.
The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team didn’t let the less-than-ideal weather stop it from crushing Wichita Heights in an 8-0 rout.
The Indians are headed to the Blue Valley Northwest Invitational, which features some of the top tennis programs in both Kansas and Missouri.
In a dogfight with Washburn Rural on Friday night and in desperate need of a game-tying bucket, Manhattan worked hard to get quality shots.
The Indians had to overcome a sluggish start to beat the Trojans at home, 57-38.
Manhattan was so dominant in the third quarter, turning what had been a close game into a blowout en route to a 66-56 win.
The Indians defeated Paola (57-18), Smith Center (39-33), Shawnee Heights (49-21) and the Manhattan “B” team (60-6).
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.
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