As one of the top pass-rushers in the Centennial League a season ago, Chris Hudgins was one of several Manhattan High football players exploring all his options to continue playing at the next level.
Sending two doubles pairs and a singles player to the Class 6A state tennis tournament this weekend, Manhattan High had good reason to believe it would bring home a medal.
With a strong group of girls coming back to the pool this season, Manhattan head coach Jerry Carpenter knew his team would have what it takes to challenge the league favorites at the Centennial League meet.
With five consecutive league titles for the boys’ team, and three for the girls’ team coming into the Centennial League track and field meet, Manhattan High has had a target on its back for several years now.
ith the end of the season schedule showing doubleheaders on three consecutive days, Manhattan High softball coach Scott Mall wasn’t sure how his team would hold up.
Trailing 1-0 at halftime on senior night against Shawnee Heights, the Manhattan High girls’ soccer team was playing a step slow.
After a season filled with rainouts and indoor practices, Manhattan High baseball coach Don Hess wasn’t sure how his team would respond to playing six games in four days.
The Manhattan High softball team bounced back from a doubleheader loss to Centennial League and Class 6A leader Washburn Rural to collect two easy wins at Highland Park Thursday.
Win or lose, this weekend will be Jake Seaton’s last tennis match as a Manhattan Indian.
With one more doubleheader to make up on Friday, Wednesday’s home doubleheader with Washburn Rural wasn’t quite the last home stand for the Manhattan High softball team.
In its last tuneup before regional competition next week, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team took fifth as a team in a crowded field at Alvamar in Lawrence on Wednesday.
The Manhattan High golf team played its best round of the season on Tuesday at Rolling Meadows in Junction City, but had to settle for third place on a day of low scoring for several teams.
It was an exciting evening at the ballpark for the Manhattan High baseball team.
When Junction City and Manhattan meet, you can usually throw records out the window and forget about the series history.
With weather postponing play at the Class 6A tennis regional in Wichita originally scheduled for last Friday, players from each of the eight participating schools had an extra weekend to prepare for postseason tennis.
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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