Sports

  • Prime plays in Adair Finale

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime fastpitch softball team played in the Adair Finale in Kansas City last weekend. The first pool play game was a 5-4 loss to Salina Stealth, who eventually won the upper flight tournament. Grace Suther pitched and Makayla Tegtmeier caught all weekend until the last game when ...

  • Moxie competes in Kansas City

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie 18-and-under fastpitch went 3-2 in games played recently at Markey Park in Benton, Mo., and at Mid-America in Kansas City, Kan. The Moxie started by winning the first two games of pool play.  In the first game of the tourney, the Moxie defeated the Lady ...

  • 17ers drop KU Showcase finale

    Ending their four-game run at the KU Showcase in Lawrence over the weekend, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers sputtered to the finish line against the KC Elite Navy on Sunday, losing 9-0. The 17ers were shutout through the run-rule shortened five-inning game while logging only one hit. Manhattan was ...

  • Ballard, McAtee play in KBCA all-star game

    Recent Manhattan High graduates Caroline Ballard and Pierson McAtee each participated in Kansas Basketball Coaches Association all-star games Saturday in Salina. Ballard scored six points on 3-of-8 shooting in a losing effort by the Blue team, while Wamego product and Kansas State signee Lanie Page had seven points on 2-of-8 ...

  • Sweet Heat travels to Salina

    The Sweet Heat 12-and-under team traveled to Salina this past weekend.  The Sweet Heat started with pool play on Saturday, with an 8-5 win against the Great Bend Quicksilver.  Next up for the Sweet Heat was a 9-2 loss to the Beloit Blaze, followed by a 9-3 loss ...

  • Diamonds play in Tie-Dye tournament

    The Manhattan Diamonds 10-and-under team finished out its first season by competing in the Tie-Dye Tournament in Rose Hill this past weekend.  The Diamonds won their first game against the Green Magic, 9-7, with pitcher Ava Widman finishing with two strikeouts and Addi Cox ending with one strikeout. Chloe ...

  • Morris wins Colbert Classic Bjstaten.mercury

    As Dustin Morris reached the green in two shots on No. 16 during his final round at the fourth-annual Colbert Charity Classic Saturday afternoon, he felt like he was in pretty good shape. He could two-putt his way to a birdie and would have at least a two-shot lead over surging ...

  • 17ers slam Ralston Valley

    After dropping a pair of games on Thursday, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers rallied back to win a game on Friday at the KU Showcase in Lawrence. The 17ers got down to business early on Friday against Ralston Valley, Co., scoring four runs in the first three innings before ...

  • Dunne instrumental in creating swim team in 1965 B8-marlins.mercury

    When Pat Dunne met Don Duncan more than 50 years ago at Dunne’s Pharmacy in downtown Manhattan, competitive swimming in Manhattan was quite uncommon. Kansas State had a swim team at that time, but for the youth of the Little Apple, swimming was something you did on a hot summer ...

  • 17ers drop two at KU Showcase

    Opening play at the KU Showcase, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers lost a pair of games at Hoglund Ballpark on Thursday. The 17ers were run-ruled by the JoCo Cavaliers, 12-1, before dropping a back-and-forth game against Building Champions, 9-5. Manhattan started the day with a matchup against the Cavaliers, ...

  • Morris takes lead at Classic

    Through two rounds at the Colbert Charity Classic, Dustin Morris’ consistency has landed him at the top of the leaderboard at Colbert Hills Golf Club. The Crosby, Texas, native shot a 3-under 69 for the second day in a row to move into first place after tying for the lead with ...

  • Rebels place third in state tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under softball team competed at “C” West State in Derby last weekend.  The team went 3-2 in the double-elimination format and earned the third-place trophy. Miranda Tegtmeier and Lindsey Wilson took turns pitching over the weekend. Rylie Major paced the Rebels’ offense with eight hits, ...










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