For the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team under second-year coach Mike Sanchez, maintaining a level of excellence is the primary goal this season.
After a 10th-place finish at state that included 80 team points and four medals, the Manhattan High girls’ swimming and diving team gets its season rolling today and Thursday at Emporia.
Former Manhattan High standout Jackie Carmichael was named to the Missouri Valley Conference’s first team on Tuesday.
Frank Alonso knows his team’s have talent.
DERBY — Regardless of score or opponent, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team wasn’t going to quit.
WICHITA — Like any sport, bowling doesn’t provide the opportunity for many moral victories.
WICHITA — For a half, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team was able to hang in against a tough Wichita Heights team in Saturday’s sub-state final.
After last year’s state tournament appearance, the goal for the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team this entire season was to get back and do more when it got there.
Not surprisingly, Manhattan High’s Winston Dimel has received a scholarship offer from Kansas State to play football.
Outscoring Derby in every quarter, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team cruised past the Panthers in the sub-state semifinals Thursday night at MHS, 53-35, earning a game against Wichita Heights for a shot at the state tournament.
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.
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