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  • 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 ...

  • Escobar leads Royals over Cards in 12 Royalscolor.mercury

    ST. LOUIS — Overcoming two blown saves gave the Kansas City Royals reason to believe this trip would be better. “It’s hard to come in here and not only once but twice take the lead and have them answer back,” Eric Hosmer said after a 3-2, 12-inning victory over the ...

  • Ventura, Royals lose to Cardinals Royalscolor.mercury

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals starter Yordano Ventura returned from an eight-game suspension for his role in a benches-clearing fight, only to get slapped around by the St. Louis offense on Tuesday night. It wasn’t even the worst thing to happen to Kansas City, either. That was the moment All-Star ...

  • Storm play in Father’s Day tournament

    The Midwest Storm 16-and-under A softball team won the Father’s Day NIT in Lawrence, June 18-19, finishing with a 5-1 record. The Storm opened pool play with a 4-0 win over DC Poison. Anna Batt threw a no-hitter, striking out 10. Sydney Hefty had a single, double and two RBIs. ...

  • Sweet Heat take 4th in KC tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Sweet Heat traveled to Kansas City this weekend, taking fourth in a tournament. The Sweet Heat went 0-4 in pool play on Friday, but rallied back to go 4-2 in bracket play and finish fourth. The Sweet Heat returns to Kansas City July 8-10 for the state ...

  • Duffy, Royals beat Cardinals 6-2 Royalscolor.mercury

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There have been plenty of times over the years when Royals pitcher Danny Duffy would give up a first-inning home run, or fall into a big early hole, and it would cause everything else to slowly unravel. The left-hander showed Monday night just how much he’s ...

  • Prime play in Summer Blast

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under softball team had a tough week-end in the Summer Blast at the Beach tournament at Lake Shawnee this weekend.  In the opener, the Prime lost to Auburn Lunachix, 8-1.  Grace Suther pitched. Meganne Morrand and Makayla Tegtmeier singled and Suther had a double. ...

  • Optimist Bullets 4th in WS tune-up

    Optimist Bullets 4th in WS tune-up The Optimist Bullets 16-and-under B softball team competed in the World Series tune-up event at Adair Park in Kansas City.  The team went 2-3 for the weekend and finished in fourth place. The Bullets lost their first game 6-2 against the Blues.  ...

  • Moxie take 2nd at KC Smash

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie played eight games this weekend, earning second place in the KC Summer Smash. The Moxie went 5-2-1 over the weekend. The Moxie opened up play Saturday against KC fire in a 1-1 tie. Chelsey Henry had two hits in the game including a double. The ...

  • Diamonds play in Hitfest

    The Manhattan Optimist Diamonds competed in the Hawaiian Hitfest over the weekend. The Diamonds tied the Blues in Game 1, 5-5. Ava Widman pitched all innings of play, allowing three hits. Avery Hafliger led in stolen bases with three, and Eve McComb, Addi Cox, Chloe Porter and Widman with two each. ...

  • 17ers cap tournament with win

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers finished off the Lawrence Showcase with a 6-4 win over the Kansas Indians on Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark. Manko jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, starting with a two-run single from Chance Andrade. Chase Brown scored Andrade on ...











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