Varsity volleyball swept by high ranking teams, injury strikes

Micheal Simmons, Blue M Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

For the first time this season, Varsity volleyball was swept by the competition on Saturday as it lost to four teams, three of which were ranked in the top ten teams in the state. “We have a tendency to start slow,” head coach Lisa Kinderknecht said. “[We started slow] In each of our first sets...

Manhattan boys Varsity soccer wins on the road

Kris Long, Staff Writer

September 29, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Fall Sports, Sports

Boys soccer won 3-2 in an away game against Emporia on Thursday. The line up was slightly different than usual due to some injuries and illness. Brendan Mummert, junior, was moved from his usual position of center back to left back. Senior Manny Effiong, who normally plays forward, was not able t...

MHS JV volleyball takes first place

Julianna Poe, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Volleyball

This Saturday the Manhattan High Junior Varsity volleyball team victoriously played five opposing teams -- Free State, St. Thomas Aquinas, Hayden, Washburn Rural and Shawnee Heights -- at the J.V. Invitational at MHS.   Previous practices leading up to their tournament had gone well as the team mad...

MHS Cross Country breaks record at Missouri Southern Stampede

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

Manhattan High Cross Country continues to strive for greatness after the Missouri Southern Stampede meet last Saturday where they placed ninth in girls Varsity and 11th in boys Varsity. The race held excitement for everyone as senior Clara Mayfield broke the school record with a time of 18:25, ex...

Girls Varsity tennis defends home

Hannah Heger, Features Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, Sports

Girls Varsity tennis competed for the home crowd in their only meet at home on Sept. 11. Playing in Mike Goss tennis facility at Kansas State University, the team placed first, sophomore Kayla Lei placed second in one singles, junior Kate McGee placed second in two singles, juniors Kira Schartz a...

Athlete of the Week: Clara Mayfield

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Athlete of the Week, Sports

What first inspired you to be a runner? I was first inspired to run because I played soccer and wanted to get better at that by running.   How do you think the season will be affected by you breaking the school record? The season won’t be affected by me breaking the record because there is stil...

MHS Varsity football alone at top

Cole Schmitt, Staff Writer

September 23, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Manhattan High (4-0) Varsity football spoils Washburn’s (3-1) Homecoming football game in a dominating fashion 44-7 to take over first place in the league. “We continue to come together and play as one,” Joe Schartz, head coach, said. “All three phases of the game (offense, defense, and sp...

Freshman volleyball picks up win, loss at Wamego

Anika Nyp, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Volleyball

The Manhattan High Freshman volleyball team went 1-1 against Wamego and Washburn Rural in their triangular on Sept 18 at Wamego. “It was a good game but we went 1-1,” freshman Hayley Hastings said. They started off with a win over Wamego but weren’t so lucky with the game against Washburn. “We...

JV Volleyball wins 3-0 at Concordia

Hannah Le, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Volleyball

The Junior Varsity volleyball team took home a 3-0 win from Concordia on Sept. 17, winning the quad as well. “We played really well tonight and as a team which was a lot better than the past three games,” Elise Funk, junior, said. “Our tournament on Saturday really helped us get the feel of e...

Volleyball gets set back in race for league title

Micheal Simmons, Blue M Editor-In-Chief

September 17, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Volleyball

Manhattan High volleyball made history last season by winning their first league title. Their chance to do it again is hanging in the balance, as they lost two of the three matches of their home-opener on Sept. 6. The team lost to former rivals Shawnee Heights and Seaman, giving Seaman a 1-0 lead ...

Boys soccer places fifth in Titan Tournament

Kris Long, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Fall Sports, Sports

The boys Varsity soccer team finished fifth place in the Wichita Titan Tournament, which concluded on Saturday with a win against Maize. They started out the tournament on Monday with a loss on penalties to Derby High. “[The first game] was on Monday when all the flooding was happening and so people...

Golf delays for bad weather

Riley Williamson, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Golf, Sports, Uncategorized

The girls Varsity golf team had a delayed start on their season. Their first two meets were canceled because of rain. This kept their anticipation high while waiting for their first meet. Practices continued everyday after school as the girls waited for their first meet. “We just kept things n...

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