TOPEKA — When facing Washburn Rural, stopping Erika Lane has to be the top priority defensively.
The Manhattan High freshmen boys played at Washburn Rural Tuesday night, losing 60-52.
It was last year at this time when the Manhattan Indian wrestling team started putting things together.
The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team saw plenty of Washburn Rural last season.
With the varsity wrestlers in Newton over the weekend, the JV wrestling team at Manhattan High traveled out to Hays for the Junior Prairie Classic, winning the event with 186.
After a disappointing game against Hayden on Tuesday, Manhattan High girls’ basketball coach Scott Mall was hoping his team would come out with more fire Friday night.
Manhattan High senior Chris Hudgins admits to enjoying rivalry games.
Throw the records out the window.
Manhattan High swim coach Jerry Carpenter knows how tough the first meet after Christmas break can be.
Alex Stitt has played in every game this season for Manhattan High, but he doesn’t always get the chance to make an impact on the outcome.
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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