Sports

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Dutch Equestrian Team wins District 10 Championship!

Submitted by Donna Clark On September 18, 2016, the Manchester Dutch Equestrian Team was able to outscore 4 other “B” Division teams to become District 10 Champs! When the dust settled, our Manchester Team had completed the goal of coming out on top for the third and final local meet of the Fall season. Final […]

 Sara Swanson

The Sun Shines on the Dutch Equestrian Team

As the sun rose on Sunday, September 11th, the second District 10 High School equestrian meet of the season began. Before the day ended, Manchester High School Equestrians had remained undefeated in Division B with their second win of the season. The final results of the meet were: Manchester 194, Tecumseh 168, Milan 98, Onsted […]

 Sara Swanson

Athletic Department budget cuts prompt volleyball team can drive

Sunday afternoon, the usually quiet and clean Wurster Park was filled with laughing teens. Empty pop and beer cans covered the grass. Where were these kids’ parents? Right beside them! Girls from the 7th grade, 8th grade, JV and varsity volleyball teams, all four team coaches, and many parents, were hard at work sorting the cans […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester girls’ softball camp a hit!

submitted by Laurie Luckhardt On August 15, Manchester Area Youth Sports hosted a 3-day softball camp for girls entering grades 1st through 8th grades. Former University of Michigan All-American player and current Varsity softball coach in Saline, Alicia Seegert, ran the camp. This year, 28 girls attended camp. Because of the weather, this year’s camp […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester Equestrians weather the storm to win first meet

Manchester High School Equestrian Team prevailed over torrential rains and their opponents to win the Division B, District 10 horse riding meet on Saturday, August 27th at the Lenawee County Fairgrounds in Adrian. In total, the meet included 17 area high schools from Washtenaw, Jackson, and Lenawee counties which make up District 10. As defined […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Event builds team spirit for the Dutch football program

“Friday Night Lights” started off early last Friday at the Manchester Athletic Complex, with about 30 Varsity and JV football players and 30 more members of the Youth Football program joining together on the field for a fun team-building event organized by varsity players Caleb Goodell and Hunter Carson. Starting at 8 pm on Friday, […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Manchester’s own Paul Schulte now a color commentator!

It may have been a while since wheelchair Olympian Paul Schulte was featured in Manchester news coverage, but it’s doubtful that too many local readers have forgotten about his amazing achievements. Paul, who was seriously injured in a car crash at the age of 10, started playing basketball from his wheelchair four years later. By the time he […]

 Sara Swanson

Run Manchester – 2016 race results

Runners enjoyed, beautiful, warm & sunny weather Saturday morning for the 8th annual Run Manchester. The male and female 10K winners were both from Manchester this year. Placing 1st in the male category and finishing the race 1st overall was 17 year old Sean Sangster with a time of 43:50. Finishing 2nd was 32 year old […]

 Sara Swanson

Pistol Prodigies compete in Nationals

Manchester’s own Pistol Prodigies Youth Shooting Team, competed in the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Championships on July 15th. The Prodigies have 17 members, but were represented by six shooters at Nationals: Hannah Foltz, Eli Lobbestael, Andrew Hartley, Nathan Huddleston, Phoebe Huddleston, and Braden Osborne. Hannah, Eli, Andrew, Nathan all competed in both pistol […]

 Danielle Muntz

MAYS Opening Day

Manchester Area Youth Sports (MAYS) kicked off its season last Saturday to bright skies and crisp air. It was perfect baseball weather. The newly-renovated Kirk Park fields of pristine red clay and green outfields were soon covered in tiny cleat marks as the kids made the fields Manchester’s baseball home. Due to the bridge constructions, MAYS had to […]