At Alma, The Valley Heights Mustangs used a 22-11 halftime lead to ease to a 53-45 win on Friday on the road.
Whether it’s slashing through opposing defenses, spotting up for a 3-pointer or finding the open shooter in the corner, Elayna Spilker is doing it all for the Manhattan Indians so far this season.
Friday’s win over Dodge City had a certain measure of revenge factored into the final score.
While she still has her senior season of softball ahead of her, Manhattan High’s Jenna Stigge knows where she’ll be taking her talents once that season ends this spring.
In a rivalry match against Junction City Wednesday night, the Manhattan High wrestling team was bested by the Blue Jays, 44-21.
It’s no secret that today’s coaches typically watch hours upon hours of film prior to playing their opponents, looking for weaknesses and game-planning for the other team’s best players.
Fans that didn’t make the trip to Derby on Friday will get several chances to see the Manhattan Indian girls’ and boys’ basketball teams play this week.
The Manhattan High wrestling team opened with one of the toughest tournaments it will participate in all season at the 33rd annual invitational wrestling tournament at Gardner-Edgerton High School on Saturday.
DERBY — Youth and inexperience may give the Manhattan High girls’ coach Scott Mall some headaches at some point this season, but Friday night’s 60-36 season-opening win was not one of those times.
DERBY — More often than not, experience counts for a lot in a season opener.
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.
The boys’ team moved into a tie for first place in the league standings with the T-Birds. The girls’ squad moved into a four-way tie for first place in the Centennial League standings
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