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  • Optimist Monarchs go 3-1 in Kansas City

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs compiled a 3-1 record en route to a tie for fifth place in the 16-team field at the Hawaiian Hit Fest tournament in Lee’s Summit, Mo., over the weekend. The Monarchs swept their pool play games on Saturday, defeating the Thunder 10-4, the Mission Angels 14 ...

  • Optimist Diamonds compete at Hitfest

    The 10-and-under Manhattan Optimist Diamonds softball team went 2-3 last week at the Hawaiian Hitfest in Lees Summit, Mo.  The Diamonds faced teams from Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.  Meg Henry led the pitching efforts for the Diamonds with 23 strikeouts.  Logan Neitzel and Brileigh Morgan led the Diamonds ...

  • Optimist Prime struggles in El Dorado

    Lack of hitting made for a short visit to the USSSA West State tournament last weekend in El Dorado for the Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under fastpitch softball team. The Wichita Elite beat the Prime 7-0 in the first game. Grace Suther pitched with relief from Makayla Tegtmeier. Tegtmeier was the ...

  • Optimist Sting takes second

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting went 8-3 to earn second place last weekend at the Summer Smash 18-and-under fastpitch tournament in Kansas City. The Sting — now 22-7 this season — won the first pool game Friday against the Southern Strike, 5-0. Sydney Bannister pitched with six strikeouts and one walk, while allowing ...

  • Moxie takes fourth at Smash

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie claimed fourth place in the Summer Smash tournament in Kansas City last weekend. The Moxie went 6-3 in the tournament. The Moxie opened the tournament with a 10-1 win over Emporia Energy on Friday night. Olivia Lee went 3 for 3 while Kayla Boltz, Jayden Weers, Chelsey Henry, ...

  • 17ers end KSU Showcase with victory

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers finished off the Kansas State Showcase on Sunday with a 12-2 win over KCSC Blaze 18 in Wamego. The 17ers came back from a 2-1 deficit late in the game to score 11 runs over the fourth and fifth innings to put the game away. Manhattan ...

  • 17ers split on Saturday at KSU Showcase

    WAMEGO — Playing a pair of games in the grueling summer heat on Saturday, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers won early in the day and lost their second game at the KSU Showcase. The 17ers opened the day with a morning game in Wamego and had little trouble defeating PPA ...

  • Melgares, Schroeder honored at KU

    LAWRENCE — Kansas distance runner Chris Melgares is at least aware of the snooze button on his alarm clock, but don’t get any ideas about him using it frequently. The academically and athletically gifted student-athlete balanced a hectic schedule while earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average in his first season ...

  • Dillon takes 2nd at Junior Amateur

    Despite shooting another 1-under par 69 in the final round of the 56th annual Boys Junior Amateur Championship, Manhattan High recent graduate Cole Dillon settled for second place Thursday at the Wellington Golf Club. Dillon finished with a three-round score of 210 — even par at the course — but watched Topeka’s Lukas ...

  • MHS’ Martinie, Perkins named all-state

    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team put two players on the Class 6A all-state second team, which was released this week. Sophomore Karmen Martinie and freshman Cailey Perkins were each named to the all-state second team after a solid season that ended in the Class 6A state quarterfinals with a 4 ...

  • Manhattan Optimist Rebels third at State

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under softball team recently competed in the USSSA C State tournament in Topeka, taking home the third-place trophy. The Rebels won the first game, 6-2, against Ninja Warriors from Topeka. Lindsey Wilson pitched a complete game, recording nine strikeouts. Offensive standouts for the Rebels included a ...

  • Manhattan Optimist Fury

    The Manhattan Optimist Fury posted a 3-2 record at the Hawaiian Hitfest in Wichita last weekend, bringing their overall record to 9-5. The Fury opened with a 6-1 win over the Impact. Katie Suther and Shelby Downard each hit a home run in the victory. The Fury could not hold ...










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