Manhattan High boys’ tennis coach Chuck Kipp is still figuring out which of his varsity players will make the best doubles teams.
Win, lose or draw, Manhattan High baseball coach Don Hess knew Friday’s doubleheader against Topeka High would be a much-needed chance to see his team in action.
It was two days late, but the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team finally opened its season on Thursday at the Washburn Rural tennis invitational.
Manhattan High had three individual titles at state track last season.
While no team scores were recorded at Washburn Rural’s track meet on Thursday, that didn’t stop the Manhattan Indians from cleaning up in most events.
Top to bottom, the Manhattan High softball team has plenty of experience returning to the diamond this season.
Manhattan High baseball coach Don Hess is ready to see his team in action.
Manhattan High swimming coach Jerry Carpenter knows the first meet after spring break is always a tough one.
When a team loses a sixth-place finisher at state in high school tennis, more often than not, regression is natural.
Along with nearly all of the spring sports this season, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team has struggled to get adequate practice time outside so far this year.
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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