Oftentimes lost in the shuffle of National Signing Day, ESPN crews and all-day recruiting specials, is the student-athlete.
With student-athletes faxing in letters of intent to schools all over the country, 11 athletes at Manhattan High School got in the action Wednesday morning.
TOPEKA — After four quarters of back-and-forth, intense battling between two evenly-matched teams, Tuesday’s ending between Topeka West and Manhattan in overtime proved to be quite unusual.
TOPEKA — For the last three weeks, the Indians have leaned on Darby Price and Caroline Ballard to score and rebound with authority.
As the calendar turns to February, the Manhattan High boys’ swimming and diving team is in its home stretch.
In a sweep of Topeka High on Friday, both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams at Manhattan High got important boosts to their confidence.
Hosting its biggest meet of the season, the Manhattan High boys’ swimming and diving team had a good day in a crowded K-State Natatorium on Saturday.
As Manhattan High’s best post player, Darby Price isn’t always outsized in the lane.
This season, Jacob Holloway has knocked down plenty of big shots for Manhattan High.
Between volleyball and softball, Manhattan High senior Allie Massanet is used to playing sports year round.
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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