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.
Chris Hudgins insists he and his teammates don’t work much on a play they call “home run.
The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team needed overtime to do it, but avenged a January loss to Washburn Rural and earned a trip to the sub-state final against top-seeded Derby with a 45-42 win Wednesday night at MHS.
It’s been nearly three months since the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team opened the regular season with a trip to Derby.
When the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team beat Seaman to end the regular season on Friday, it did more than just secure a home game for the first round of sub-state.
WICHITA — Manhattan High coach Robert Gonzales wanted to make excuses.
TOPEKA — Manhattan High coach Scott Mall knew his team would battle hard for rebounds against the taller, bigger Seaman Vikings.
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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