Summer basketball strengthens player’s bonds through AAU program

Jacob Clanton, Print Editor-in-Chief

August 18, 2017

Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Over the summer, most Manhattan High sports hold camps or practices. However, for some students, that’s not enough. Members of the MHS boys basketball team joined together this summer to play on Spradling Skills Academy t...

Boys fall to Lawrence, ends season at state

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

March 9, 2017

Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

With a second left in regulation, senior Cade Roberts stepped to the free throw line for two shots. The game was tied, and one make would put Manhattan High in the driver's seat. In a microcosm of the game, he missed both. ...

Revenge: Boys beat Washburn, advance to state tournament

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

March 4, 2017

Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

There was no time left on the clock, but the game wasn’t over yet. The ball was hovering over the rim, waiting to fall. If it’s in, the game goes into overtime. If it doesn’t, Manhattan wins the game. “What was ...

Moving on: Boys beat Junction City, advance to sub-state final

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

March 3, 2017

Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

With one last chance to play their rival, Manhattan High knew it had to give all it had. “The seniors said, ‘It’s going to be our last time playing our rivals on our home court,’” senior Trevor Hudgins said, “‘...

Three-peat: Boys beat Shawnee Heights, clinch third straight league title

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

February 28, 2017

Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

In 2014-2015, Manhattan High finished as Centennial League champs. In 2015-2016, Manhattan High finished as Centennial League champs. And in 2016-2017, Manhattan High finished as Centennial League champs. “That’s awesome,” seni...

Revenge: Boys beat Highland Park on Senior Night

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

February 23, 2017

Filed under Boys Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

In high school and collegiate athletics, senior night is a night loved by all. It’s a chance to honor those players who have stuck it out for four years; players who have given their hearts and souls to the team. Winning the ...

Back to form: Boys rebound, beat Emporia on Homecoming night

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

February 14, 2017

Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

A hard loss can do to two things to a team: it can build them up, or break them down. For Manhattan High, it was the first. “[This game was] much more of what I’m used to coaching and the basketball team that I recognize...

Script repeated: Boys fall to Washburn Rural, second in league

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports

It is said the easiest way to learn is to lose. Manhattan High (10-4, 6-2 Centennial League) will test the validity of that statement, as the boys fell to Washburn Rural (10-4, 7-1 Centennial League) 53-41, in a game that was never...

Boys take thrilling, intense game at Hayden

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

February 3, 2017

Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports

With the sound of rattling, creaking bleachers filling the air, senior Tommy Ekart dribbled out the final seconds of a high-intensity game. As the clock hit 0:00, the Manhattan bench erupted in celebrated, overjoyed to get th...

Outplayed: Boys fall to McPherson in tournament final

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

January 23, 2017

Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Often, when a team loses, it is attributed to something the team failed to do. Sometimes though, the loss is not because of what didn’t happen, but rather what the other team was able to do. That was the case for Manhattan High against...

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