This Week in Manual Athletics: March 27


Photo by Marissa Mitchell.

Luke Carns


Photo by Marissa Mitchell.
Photo by Marissa Mitchell.

During Manual’s game against powerhouse St. X on Tuesday, the Crimsons came close to defeating the fourth-ranked team with a tying run on third base. However, after a pair of strikeouts, the Crimsons ended the game with a 7-6 loss. Despite the loss, the Crimsons picked themselves up for a signature 8-2 win against North Bullitt. With this shutout and the nail-biter against the Tigers, the Crimsons now hold a state-wide reputation leading into their home game against Oldham County on Monday and Wednesday’s game against Male. Check throughout the week for game coverage.


The softball team had a jam-packed week of games, with wins against Collins, Green Bay Preble (WI), and Christian County. They were also up 5-0 against Jeffersonville in the 5th inning on Thursday before the game was postponed due to rain. The one blemish on their streak was their 8-0 loss to Central Hardin. The team heads back on the road tomorrow against Central at 5:00.

Boys’ Lacrosse:

After having their winning streak snapped by South Oldham on Wednesday, the team bounced back with two wins later in the week. On Friday they defeated Elizabethtown 12-7, followed by a thrilling win over CAL on Saturday. With 30 seconds left, Cole Portman (12, #31) scored the winning goal, finishing 5-4. Following their two victories, the Crimsons will now turn their focus to North Hardin, who they play at Fort Knox this Monday at 6:30.

Girls’ Lacrosse:

After the 17-3 loss against Eastern, the girls’ lacrosse team bounced back with a 16-11 win over North Oldham on Tuesday. After their week off, they will head to their Space Coast Spring Trip in Cocoa Beach, Florida on Saturday.

Boys’ Tennis:

The boys’ tennis team started to find their groove this week with two solid victories over Eastern and Butler. Tomorrow, they will face Bullitt East tomorrow at 5:30 in Central Park.


The Mr. Crain dynasty continues as the chess team brought home their third State Championship in a row. Since 2005, the team has won an astounding six State Championships.