TOPEKA — Manhattan High coach Tim Brooks knows late February is the worst time for a team’s focus to start to wane.
With weather playing a factor in the bowling postseason, the Manhattan High bowlers will end up with a quick turnaround after closing the regular season Tuesday at the Junction City triangular.
TOPEKA — With Washburn Rural playing Seaman and Manhattan traveling to Hayden, Tuesday night’s Centennial League games went a long way toward crowning a league champion, not to mention impacting the sub-state standings.
By this time next week, there won’t be any mystery to where the Manhattan High basketball teams will land for sub-state.
The Manhattan High JV boys’ basketball team defeated Highland Park, 56-33, on Friday.
JUNCTION CITY — It was a tale of redemption for Jordan Price.
With three seniors walking across the gym, arm-in-arm with their parents, the Manhattan Indians had the chance to celebrate.
For Manhattan to have a chance against undefeated Highland Park Friday night, it was going to need to do at least two things.
The state swim meet is a lot like track, in that for a majority of the athletes involved, winning the race is near impossible.
Facing a Centennial League full of good bowling teams, the Manhattan High bowlers had a tough day at the Gage Center in Topeka.
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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