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  • Optimist Monarchs play in state tourney

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs 12-and-under fastpitch softball team competed in the USSSA Class ā€œCā€ State Tournament in Topeka this past weekend, compiling an 0-3 record. Manhattan opened against the Titanium and built a 5-3 lead, but could not hold it, eventually losing 10-5. Grayce Morrison drove in a pair of ...

  • Two MHS players named All-Americans

    After each compiling special seasons for the Manhattan High baseball team this spring, Bret Fehr and Jesse Steinbring are drawing national attention for their accomplishments. The two were named to the 2014 Louisville Slugger High School All-America team, joining an exclusive club of just three other former Indians to be honored ...

  • Manko seniors come up short at home

    While his team ended up falling short in a 7-6 loss Tuesday night, America Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers coach Steve Disbrow was pleased with the fight in his team. The 17ers battled against the Kansas City-based team The Yard at Norvell Field, answering each run with a rally of ...

  • Junior 17ers split with Salina Eagles

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko junior 17ers played a pair of games on the road on Tuesday, splitting games against the Salina Eagles. The 17ers lost Game 1, 8-7, before coming back to win Game 2, 7-6. Manhattan opened the night jumping out to a 7-0 lead in the second inning, and ...

  • Cameron: US rallies to edge nemesis Ghana Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Don’t lie, soccer fans. Your head dropped in despair in the 82nd minute Monday night, and that red, white and blue top hat tumbled onto the carpet. You could almost hear the entire nation groan as Ghana’s relentless, game-long pressure finally broke an hour and a half of ...

  • Senior 17ers split with Salina Manko44.phatch

    After a disappointing first game during Friday night’s doubleheader against Salina Falcons at Norvell Field, assistant coach Ryan Wilkinson implored his team to play with more energy in Game 2. It worked, as the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers fought through the second game and won 8-4 after losing ...

  • Area runners compete in Poyntz Mile

    It was a good night for running on Friday at the seventh annual Poyntz Avenue Mile. And despite a headwind that hampered the times, both races were competitive and the citizen’s race offered a little bit of everything for the spectators on both sides of the street. Randy Wasinger ...

  • Cameron: Passion for soccer grows in U.S. Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    It has seemed almost a law of the universe…like, forever. The rest of the planet is crazy for soccer, and the United States merely yawns. When the 2014 World Cup opened in Brazil this week, was anyone surprised that a couple hundred K-State students from that country packed Tanner’s ...

  • Manko Jrs split with Kansas Senators

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers earned a split on the road against the Kansas Senators Thursday night in Topeka, after rain took away the team’s lone scheduled home games on Tuesday and forced a change in venue. Despite the added travel, the 17ers took Game 1 from the ...

  • Indians land 6 on all-league soccer team

    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team landed six on the Centennial League all-league teams to end the season, led by two first-team selections. Par McNair at midfielder and Ally Taylor at defender were each named to the all-Centennial first team, while Kelsey Schroll (F), Maddie Taylor (F), Lani Fischer (D) ...

  • Bikers make a stop in Manhattan Sullivanshorz.phatch

    Cycling enthusiasts from far and wide made their way through Manhattan Wednesday for a much-needed pit-stop at Blue Earth Plaza as more than 800 bikers continued their participation in this year’s Bike Across Kansas event. This year’s route totals 555 miles and started at the Colorado border in the southwest ...

  • Seventh Poyntz Mile set for Friday

    In six years, Susan Melgares has seen the Poyntz Avenue Mile road race grow. On Friday, she hopes cooler temperatures and a strong field of competitors will give the community a fun night down a mile-long strip of Manhattan’s business district. “We’ve had some years where it’s ...











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