Dear Parents and Student-Athletes,
Welcome back Manhattan High School athletes! I hope everyone has had a restful and exciting summer break. A few things that you and your parents need to be thinking about in the next few weeks before fall sports season begins.
- Athletic physicals and athletic packets are due to my office C-103 at West Campus prior to fall practice beginning for those planning on participating in fall sports.
- Fall sports practice begins Monday Aug. 13th Note: listings will be in the Mercury for locations and start times for individual sports or contact your individual head coaches of the various sports. Phone numbers of coaches are located in the athletic packet on page 4.
We will have a Fall parent information meeting in the North Gym on Monday Aug. 20 at 7:00pm. Fall sports include: Football, Volleyball, Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Girls Golf, Boys/Girls Cross country and Cheerleading. Contact the athletic office at 587-2100 ext. 8007 for any further questions.
Winter sports begin on Monday November 12th. Those sports include: Boys/Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Boys Swim/Dive, Boys/Girls Bowling and Cheerleading. The Winter parent information meeting will take place on Tuesday November 27th at 7:00pm in the South Gym at West Campus.
Spring sports begin on Monday Feb. 25th. Those sports include: Baseball, Softball, Girls/Boys Track, Girls Soccer, Boys Golf, Boys Tennis and Girls Swim/Dive. The Spring parent information meeting will take place on Monday March 4th at 7:00pm in the South Gym at West Campus.
Manhattan High has a rich tradition of excellence in both academics and athletics/activities and I look forward to another exciting school year. I would like to thank the many coaches, parent volunteers, MHS staff members, BOE and the Manhattan High Booster Club for your continued support of MHS athletics.
Manhattan High Athletic Director
2018 - 2019 Athletic Schedules. Click on your sport to see the athletic schedule.
Kansas State High School Activities Association
KSHSAA is a private/non-profit association of accredited member schools, whose purpose is to administer a program of interscholastic activities, festivals, clinics and contests among member schools. The KSHSAA offers state championships in eleven boys and eleven girls' sports, and ten additional championships in music activities, debate, speech and drama, and scholars bowl. Of particular importance are efforts to elevate standards of good sportsmanship and to encourage growth of good citizenship among students and spectators.
Each September, the KSHSAA collects student enrollment data from member high schools for students in their sophomore, junior and senior classes. This number is listed in a descending list of all high schools. The largest 32 schools become 6A, the next largest 32 become 5A, the next 64 become 4A, 3A, and 2A respectively and the remaining schools become class 1A. New classifications are established each school year in all activities except for football, which uses a two-year cycle and a different counting method.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) and USD 383 requires that each student athlete have a signed physical on file prior to athletic participation each school year. All forms are available in the Athletic Office at C-103 at MHSW or either of the main offices of MHSW or MHSE or available for print below.
USD 383 also requires a completed athletic packet to be turned in with the physical and on file prior to any athletic participation. Both the completed KSHSAA physical form and the athletic packet must be filled out and signed by both the student athlete and the parent/guardian before being turned in together to the MHS Athletic Office, MHSW C-103. Athletic packets will also be available in the Athletic Office or either of the main offices of MHSW or MHSE. Physical forms and athletic packets must be turned in prior to the first day of practice.
The Student Athlete Planning Guide
This guide addresses the steps you need to take in contacting and playing sports beyond high school.
NAIA/NJCAA Information for the College Bound Student Athlete
Eligibility guidelines and a search for schools
NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete
Information on eligibility at Div. I/II institutions