Sports

  • Optimist Rebels win Freedom Festival

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under softball team competed in the Lake Shawnee Freedom Festival in Topeka last weekend. The Rebels won two pool games, defeating Blue Heat, 7-6, and Topeka Spark, 6-4. Miranda Tegtmeier and Lindsey Wilson both recorded wins in the circle. The Rebels opened bracket play with a ...

  • Royals lose 4-2, get swept in Toronto Royalscolor2.mercury

    TORONTO — Right now, offensive production is at a premium for the Kansas City Royals. Michael Saunders hit a solo home run in the fourth inning and singled home the winning run in the eighth as Toronto completed a three-game sweep of Kansas City, beating the Royals 4-2 on Wednesday night. ...

  • 17ers rout Emporia 19-7

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers had a wild night of offense on Tuesday, scoring 10 runs on Emporia Post 5 in one inning on the way to a 19-7 win in Emporia. Manko actually got off to a slow start in the game, trailing 5-0 before scoring three runs in the ...

  • Young gives up 4 HRs; Blue Jays beat Royals

    TORONTO — No matter what he tries, nothing seems to be working for struggling Royals starter Chris Young. Josh Donaldson hit two solo home runs, Troy Tulowitzki had a three-run blast and the Toronto Blue Jays connected four times off Young to beat Kansas City 8-3 on Tuesday night. Young (2-8) ...

  • Kaw Valley Rodeo set for July 21-23

    The 41st installment of the Kaw Valley Rodeo is set for July 21-23 at Wells Arena in CiCo Park in Manhattan. The only PRCA rodeo in the area, the Kaw Valley Rodeo will feature seven sanctioned events, beginning at 8 p.m. nightly, including bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle-bronc ...

  • Manhattan Wildcats holding tryouts

    The 9-and-under Manhattan Wildcats are holding a tryout for a competitive baseball team for the fall 2016 and 2017 seasons.  Eligible players must be age 9 or younger as of May 1, 2017.  Tryouts will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 11.  Interested players must register in advance.  Contact Luke ...

  • Prime compete in Freedom Festival

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under softball team played in the Lake Shawnee Freedom Festival in Topeka over the weekend.  Rain caused the tournament games to be rescheduled and shortened. The tournament also was shortened to single elimination after pool play. Lack of offense plagued the Prime in its first ...

  • Volquez, Royals fall to Blue Jays 6-2

    TORONTO — One bad inning spoiled an otherwise solid start by Kansas City’s Edinson Volquez. Aaron Sanchez overcame flu-like symptoms to work eight innings and win his eighth straight decision, Josh Donaldson and Darwin Barney each hit two-run singles in a four-run seventh and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Volquez ...

  • Ventura hurt, Royals lose 7-2 Royalscolor.mercury

    PHILADELPHIA — Yordano Ventura got a costly hit. He sprained his right ankle running the bases in a short outing as the Kansas City Royals lost 7-2 to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Ventura (6-6) exited in the third inning following his second career hit. He lined a single to right ...

  • Morales leads Royals over Phillies 6-2 Royalscolor2.mercury

    PHILADELPHIA — Danny Duffy pitched deeper than he ever had in a game while Kendrys Morales continued to hit like he has in the last two weeks. The red-hot Morales had two home runs and four RBIs, Duffy pitched 8 2/3 strong innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 ...

  • Morales leads Royals to 4-2 win Royalscolor2.mercury

    ST. LOUIS — To hear Kendrys Morales tell it, luck is finally on his side. But the Kansas City Royals’ designated hitter/outfielder has been more than just lucky the past week. Morales homered and recorded his sixth straight multi-hit game on Thursday to lead the Royals to a 4-2 victory ...

  • Emporia thumps Manko, 13-0 7.mercury

    After a slow start on Wednesday, Emporia Post 5 really got going. And when Post 5 picked up the pace, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers couldn’t keep up in a 13-0 loss at Norvell Field. The 17ers trailed 2-0 after the first inning and 3-0 after three innings. Emporia scored ...












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