Girls basketball ends season with 50-50 win percentage

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

Entering the finals for the 2019-2020 season, the Manhattan High girls basketball team stepped onto the court on March 3 on fire, defeating their opponents, Wichita Southeast, 48-36. “We came out and had a mindset that we couldn’t let up,” junior Taylor Claussen said. “We came out strong and exte...

Boys tennis tryouts causes much anticipation

Taryn Robinson, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

The boys’ tennis season at Manhattan High is approaching, and many are preparing their serves, returns and volleys. With the start of the season comes tryouts, hosted by head coach Brandon Starkey and assistant coach Darren Allman at City Park yesterday. Many returning players are excited to start th...

Girls bowling places second at Regionals, boys ninth

Rachel Edie, Business Manager

March 2, 2020

A fighting attitude paid off for the girls Varsity bowling team on Friday when they placed second in Regionals to qualify for a state bid.  Out of the girls team, sophomore Jasmine Bridges and GRADE Megan Whitson placed in the top 10 girls of the tournament, which was in Junction City. “...

Wrestling takes 12th at state, placing four

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

March 2, 2020

Manhattan High’s young wrestling team came in12th with 95.5 points in 6A state wrestling to finish the season, the first time since 2009 the team didn’t make the state top 10. Despite the disappointment, the team came a long way over the season.  This year, Kansas State High School Activiti...

Girls basketball wins two at home

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

After two games on home court this week, the Manhattan High girls basketball team reigns victorious after defeating both the Emporia Spartans and the Highland Park Scots. “I thought we came out with a lot better energy,” head coach Scott Mall said. “I thought we just came out a lot more aggres...

Baseball prepares for upcoming season through conditioning

Brianna Carmack, Entertainment Editor

March 2, 2020

As winter sports are wrapping up, spring sports began their first practices together yesterday. Baseball, in particular, began preparing for the season since the second semester began by conditioning after school everyday.  “We've been conditioning in the evenings,” junior Dayne Aschenbrenner said. “...

Boys to play Wichita East

Cole Schmitt, Social Media Manager

March 2, 2020

The Manhattan High boys basketball team, the seventh seed, will face Wichita East, the 10th seed, tonight in the sub-state semifinal for the right to go to the final and face the winner of Wichita West and Washburn Rural.  The Tribe fell to Emporia early in the week, which put them down to nine s...

Girls basketball falls to Seaman once again

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

February 28, 2020

Determined to show Seaman up for their defeat earlier in the season, the Manhattan High girls basketball team stepped onto the court ready to win. “We’ve been trying to work on executing and just working more as a team,” senior Emily Ostermann said. “There were some rough spots, but I thi...

Girls basketball falls twice away

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

February 24, 2020

Traveling to both games this week, the Manhattan High girls basketball team went head-to-head with two top-seeded schools, Topeka High and Washburn Rural.  “I think we had some struggles, but we definitely learned a lot about ourselves in th[o]se two games,” senior Aloera Ostermann said....

Athlete of the Week

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

February 24, 2020

Zeke Kohl, Sophomore Placed sixth at State How long have you been a diver? “This would be the second season, so two years.”   Are you more of a swimmer or a diver? “All the way diver.”   Who is your role model for diving? “My role model for being a diver would...

Basketball falls twice in one week

Cole Schmitt, Social Media Manager

February 24, 2020

The Manhattan boys basketball team moved into sixth place on the west side of the standings after last Friday night's loss to Topeka High and last Tuesday night’s defeat to Washburn Rural. The Indians stand at 12-6 on the year and are hoping they can turn the tables this week.  “If we ca...

Manhattan takes fifth in boys and girls regionals, takes nine to state

Kris Long, Opinions Editor

February 24, 2020

Manhattan High wrestling came out of both regional tournaments this week and last with a fifth place finish. Eight boys joined #123 sophomore Dache Island-Jones in making the cut, with three of the boys taking home the Regional championship.  This was the first year for girls regionals to be a separate entity, as previously ...

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