There will be a Manhattan High football benefit golf tournament Friday, July 19 at Stagg Hill Golf Course.
Forward Bailey Snyder and defender Jennifer Then, both seniors who have signed to play women’s soccer at Fort Hays State next year, were named to the All-Class 6A state second team this week by the state’s soccer coaches.
The Mercury has learned that Manhattan High boys’ tennis coach Chuck Kipp has accepted a job as an assistant principal at Garden City High School and will not be back as boys’ tennis coach in 2014.
As the athletic year closes at Manhattan High, five more athletes have signed letters of intent to play intercollegiate sports.
Mary Lou Hasker Morgan, a long time volleyball coach at Manhattan High, was inducted into the Kansas Volleyball Association Hall of Fame last Saturday.
The Manhattan High softball team placed four players on the 2013 All-Centennial League softball team, as chosen by the league coaches.
The Manhattan High 4x800 team (Jessica Smith, Rachel Beach, Amanda Frakes and Emilie Liebe) medaled at Saturday’s state track meet, but was not included in the story.
WICHITA — With no individual state champions and a pair of ninth-place finishes in the team standings at the Kansas state track meet at Cessna Stadium over the weekend, it would be easy to label the weekend a failure after sweeping as regional champs just one week ago.
WICHITA — The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team knew each of the four teams at state this weekend earned its way there by being the best.
LAWRENCE — A play here, a play there.
In any sport, but especially track, competition in practice typically breeds elite results against other opponents.
For the second time in three years, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team is among the last four still standing after 10 days of playoff soccer.
Manhattan High grad Connor Brooks knows all about the kind of coach he signed to play for when he signed with Stephen F.
The Manhattan High boys’ track team may struggle to finish high in the team standings at the Kansas state track meet this weekend in Wichita, but that won’t stop it from trying to bring home some individual championships.
The celebration was mild, at best.
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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