With last year’s senior-laden team gone, both the boys’ and girls’ bowling teams at Manhattan High are looking to reload for this year.
After starting Centennial League play on Friday against Shawnee Heights, the Manhattan High basketball teams return home to face Topeka Hayden Tuesday.
TOPEKA — It took the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team three quarters of basketball against Shawnee Heights to get over a break-induced sluggish streak Friday night.
Winning big wrestling tournaments always feels good, but for Manhattan High, this one feels even more special.
TOPEKA — Even with 22 turnovers, the Manhattan High boys’ basketball team had its chances.
It may have been senior night for the Manhattan High wrestling team on Thursday, but it was a freshman who ended up being the hero.
This year’s Manhattan High boys’ basketball team has a distinct football flavor that’s hard to miss on game nights.
Manhattan High guard Elayna Spilker isn’t afraid of a little contact.
Rounding out the 2012 portion of their schedule, the Manhattan Indian boys’ swimming and diving team ended the year with a bang on Wednesday.
If the Manhattan Indians hope to contend for a Centennial League title, Friday’s league opener at Emporia becomes an important game.
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.
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