Even with our gritty Yanks eliminated in the round of 16 after all sorts of thrills and spills, TV ratings are expected to be surprisingly muscular here in the land where we alone refer to “futbol” as soccer.
The Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers opened Saturday at the Great Plains Shootout with a 6-5 win over the Salina Sliders at SCABA Baseball Complex in Topeka.
The 17ers bounced back with timely hitting and quality pitching. Grant Munsen made the start for Manhattan and pitched a complete game, allowing two runs on four hits with two walks and a strikeout.
After rain postponed Tuesday’s trip to Kansas City to face the KC Bullets, the two teams met up Wednesday evening, with the Bullets coming out on top 9-2 in a nine-inning wood-bat game.
Michelle Woods had a hole-in-one on Monday at Colbert Hills, using a 9 iron from 134 yards out on hole No. 11.
The Manhattan Marlins swim team will host the Missouri Valley Swimming District Championships West swim meet July 18-20 at the City Pool.
Anthony Middle School will have a football team camp July 16-18 — 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the school.
The American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers lost a pair of games on the road Tuesday night to Emporia Post 5.
Moxie ended up going 1-2 in pool play and winning the lower-division championship going 3-0 in bracket play on Sunday.
Manhattan exploded for 11 runs on 17 hits, but ended up losing a back-and-forth battle with the Falcons in extra innings, 12-11, to end its tournament run.
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