With double-digit snow totals all over the state, it’s hard to imagine state wrestling weekend going smoothly for anyone involved.
Manhattan bowling coach Chris George couldn’t put his finger on it.
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.
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.
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