Bowling places at Topeka West quad

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under Bowling, Sports, Winter Sports

With only a nine pin difference, Varsity Boys Bowling placed second, along with Varsity girls and Junior Varsity boys, at their first meet of the season. The meet took place at Ridge Lanes in Topeka. The quad included teams from Seaman (2383), MHS (2374), Topeka West (2320) and Hayden (2036), who s...

Girls basketball returns to winning despite injury

Micheal Simmons, Blue M Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2019


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Losing a game or a player is difficult but the Manhattan High girls basketball team (7-3, 5-2)  rebounded from both situations last week as they beat Emporia and Highland Park, 54-23 and 53-32. “I definitely think that after a loss teams learn something about themselves,” senior Haleigh Harpe...

MHS Basketball suffers first loss in 2019

Cole Schmitt, Social Media Manager

January 4, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

The Manhattan High Varsity boys basketball team (4-4) fell to the Topeka High Trojans (6-1) last Friday night 53-32 in Topeka. The game started out quite interesting after Topeka High shot two free throws, before the clock even started. “They said that we dunked the ball at halftime of the girls ga...

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week

Cole Schmitt, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Athlete of the Week, Boys Swim and Dive, Sports, Winter Sports

Xander Say Swimming   Won the 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 200 freestyle relay, and 400 freestyle relay this past week   What inspired you to become a swimmer? The 2012 Summer Olympic games inspired me to become a swimmer. In particular, Missy Franklin, who was 17 yea...

Swim and Dive takes first at home meet

Swim and Dive takes first at home meet

Anika Nyp, Junior Online Editor-In-Chief

December 17, 2018


Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Sports, Winter Sports

For the first time this season the Manhattan High swim and dive team has taken first place. Their swim meet at 3:30 p.m. last Wednesday at the Kansas State Natatorium was a lot smoother running and had almost no mishaps. “I think we all showed up at each and every event not just physically but mentall...

Girls punch out another win, rivalry next

Girls punch out another win, rivalry next

Micheal Simmons, Blue M Editor-In-Chief

December 17, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Defense was the name of the game for Manhattan High girls basketball as they win once again against Hayden, 53-36. The team now has a 5-1 record after dominating their rivals, Junction City, 72-16 last Tuesday. “Our defense did a lot of different things,” head coach Scott Mall said. “Hayde...

Wrestling Takes Fourth in Nebraska

Kamryn Bussmann, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Wrestling

The Manhattan High wrestling team had another successful weekend in Grand Island, Nebraska traveling on Thursday, having a day of bonding with practice that ended on Saturday. As a team, they went 6-2 and had two undefeated wrestlers, seniors Bubba Wilson and Quincy Sadler. “Our team got closer this...

MHS Varsity basketball faces a fierce test

MHS Varsity basketball faces a fierce test

Cole Schmitt, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

MHS Varsity Basketball (4-2) went 1-1 this past week, downing their rival Junction City (3-1) 51-49 last Tuesday in the Nest, but falling to the Hayden Wildcats (1-2) 44-47 at home last Friday. The last three games for Manhattan have been decided by less than three points. “I thought [junior]...

Athlete of the Week

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Athlete of the Week, Sports

Raeshon Riddick Junior Basketball   How do you think the season is going for you so far? Right now I think that it’s going well. I mean, there’s always things to improve upon.   What do you hope to improve upon? Mainly, I want to work on ball handling because I had a lot of turnovers in the la...

Boys Swim and Dive dominates meet

Anika Nyp, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Sports, Winter Sports

The Manhattan High Swim and Dive team finished in the top half at two meets last week, finishing second at home on Thursday and ninth at Olathe on Friday. Friday’s Varsity-only Olathe Invite was 6A teams who the swimmers might be going up against in state. Senior Zane Kohl won first place in ...

Boys basketball wins overtime thriller

Boys basketball wins overtime thriller

Cole Schmitt, Social Media Manager

December 11, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Manhattan High Varsity boys basketball (3-1) defeated the Seaman Vikings (1-1) with a score of 49-48 in overtime last Friday night. They gained some confidence before heading into a week filled with two games, one being a rivalry.       “A lot of things we need to get better at ...

Girls basketball defeats Seaman in home-opener

Girls basketball defeats Seaman in home-opener

Micheal Simmons, Blue M Editor-In-Chief

December 11, 2018


Filed under Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

No lead no problem for the Manhattan High girls basketball team (3-1) as they rebound early in the second half from being down by seven early in the first quarter to beat Seaman (0-2) 48-39 in the home-opener. “I thought the Seaman defense did a great job. They collapsed inside really hard on t...

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