Sports

  • Prime compete in Hutchinson tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under fastpitch softball team made its debut for the 2015 softball season in Hutchinson.  The Prime lost to the Ponca City Ladycats the first game, 9-0. Makayla Tegtmeier took the loss with Suzanna Gevock behind the plate. Taylor Prockish had the only hit. Wichita outscored Prime ...

  • Guggisberg: Manhattan deserved better at state meet Grant.phatch

    The track meet wasn’t over, but you could already see the disappointment on all of their faces. The Manhattan High boys’ track team, which performed about as well as it could have last weekend at the all-class state track meet at Wichita’s Cessna Stadium, knew its fate. It ...

  • 17ers sweep in season opener

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko 17ers opened their season with a pair of wins over the Kansas Senators Tuesday evening on the road, winning Game 1, 5-2, and taking the nightcap, 7-5, in 10 innings. The team has a new look, as Manhattan will field only one team made up of players ...

  • Officials push to name field after Lane B1.lew.lane.phatch

    It’s been two years since the playing surface at Bishop Stadium was converted to turf, allowing both football players and athletes in a variety of other sports the chance to regularly use the facility for practice and games. School officials are now looking to honor former football coach Lew ...

  • Pitching trio leads Rock Creek to state title Rc22.phatch

    TOPEKA — After Rock Creek beat Rossville with Justin Reiss on the mound last month, Mustangs coach Shane Sieben had a plan. Reiss, the team’s No. 3 pitcher after Caleb Rogge and Shilo Schaake, had helped the Mustangs lock up the Mid-East League title with a five inning, one-run allowed performance. ...

  • Sting takes first

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting traveled to Kansas City and brought home first place last weekend. Sydney Bannister pitched the first game in pool play, striking out two with no walks — allowing no runs and just three hits to get the 4-0 win. The game remained scoreless until the sixth inning ...

  • Monarchs play in Lincoln

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs fastpitch softball team played in the Pitch for the Cure Tournament in Lincoln, Neb., last weekend. The Monarchs began play on Saturday with a 12-0 loss to the Omaha Inferno Echoes. Abigail Chainey had the only hit for the Monarchs. The team next fell to the ...

  • 3 Indians named All-League

    The Manhattan High softball team finished with three players on the all-Centennial League softball teams. Outfielder Savannah Thaemert made the league’s first team, while infielders Lindsey Hageman and Kenzie Smith both made the second team. Manhattan finished its season with a 10-11 record in head coach Monty Enright’s ...

  • Rock Creek baseball wins first-ever state title

    TOPEKA — The Rock Creek baseball team won its first state title in baseball with its Class 4A-Division II championship Monday afternoon at Hummer Sports Park. The Mustangs beat Concordia in the title game, 2-0. The Mustangs got only five hits in the win, but held the Panthers to two hits ...

  • Rock Creek baseball wins semi, 1-0 Rc2.phatch

    TOPEKA — Sometimes, even baseball can be a game of inches. On Monday, Baxter Springs pitcher Kaid Karnes just barely hit Rock Creek’s Shilo Schaake’s toe to open the bottom of the sixth. One batter later, his throw to first base narrowly allowed Carson Zenger to reach base and ...

  • Rock Creek wins two on Sunday

    TOPEKA — For 13 innings Sunday afternoon at Hummer Sports Complex, the Rock Creek softball team was calm, in control and cruising on its way toward the Class 4A Division II state championship game. Rock Creek — the No. 6 seed in the tournament — took out Prairie View 3-0 in the opener and held ...

  • Mustang baseball beats Colby in quarters Rcbsb3.phatch

    TOPEKA — After his team survived an upset bid to edge Colby 3-2 in Sunday’s state quarterfinals, Rock Creek baseball coach Shane Sieben said he knew just because his team was the top seed in the Class 4A Division II field, it didn’t mean his school’s name was ...











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