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  • 17ers defeat Junction City

    Wednesday night’s nine innings of baseball between the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers and Junction City was far from perfect, but the 17ers did enough to hold on for the win, 7-6. Manhattan took advantage of eight Junction City defensive errors in the win and led by as many ...

  • Dillon in 2nd at Junior Amateur

    After two rounds of play at the 56th annual Boys Junior Amateur Championship at the Wellington Golf Club in Wellington, Manhattan High recent graduate Cole Dillon shot a 72 in Wednesday’s second round to sit in second place on the overall leaderboard, one shot behind Wichita’s Alex Graf, who ...

  • Dillon leading Junior Amateur

    Manhattan High recent graduate Cole Dillon is tied for first place after one round at the 56th annual Boys Junior Amateur Championship at the Wellington Golf Club in Wellington. Dillon shot a 1-under 69 on Tuesday and shares the lead with Wichita’s Kale Reynolds. The two are both in the 18 ...

  • Harper competes for Team Kansas at Cadet Duals

    Manhattan High sophomore-to-be Jalin Harper wrestled at the 138 weight class at last week’s USA Wrestling Greco-Roman and Freestyle Cadet Duals in Pennsylvania. Harper went 1-3 in his matches, winning by fall over Delaware’s Scott Russell, then losing by technical fall in his other matches. ...

  • Double Play wins tourney

    The Manhattan Optimist Double Play U12 fastpitch softball team saw action May 30-31 at the School’s Out Celebration tournament at High Park in Derby.  In pool play, the team was 3-1 and received the top seed entering bracket play. The team then cruised with two wins to clinch ...

  • Monarchs 3rd at ‘C’ State

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs earned a tie for third place in the rain-shortened “C” State Championship tournament in Topeka. The Monarchs opened the double-elimination tournament by defeating the Flint Hills Wind, 4-3. Laney Scott, Caitlin Donahue, Abigail Chainey, Morgan Wesley and Tarah Henderson all had hits for the Monarchs, while ...

  • KSHSAA moves to 5K in girls’ XC

    At its June meeting, the KSHSAA Executive Board voted to increase the distance from 4K to 5K in all postseason cross country races, effective this coming school year. Previously, girls ran a 4K while boys ran a 5K at regional and state meets, but that will change. Support for the ...

  • Optimist Bullets play at June Bug Jam

    The Optimist Bullets fastpitch softball team traveled to Beatrice, Neb., to compete in the 16-and-under division of the June Bug Jam last weekend. The team went 3-2 to finish in the middle of the pack for the event. The Bullets lost a close one in their opening pool game to ...

  • Marlins wrap up Little Apple Invite Swm8.mercury

    With rain looming in the forecast all weekend, the Manhattan Marlins were able to start and finish their annual Little Apple Invitational over the weekend without issues at the City Park pool. The meet, which included 15 teams and more than 200 swimmers and five age divisions, kept coaches and volunteers busy ...

  • Moxie go 1-3 at Topeka tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie went 1-3 in this past weekend’s tournament in Topeka. In the opening pool play game, the Moxie faced NCK Adrenaline, losing 18-1. Alexis Wilson went 2 for 2 and Jessica Kildow had the only other single in the game.  In the second pool play game, the ...

  • Sweet Heat plays in Topeka

    The Manhattan Optimist 12-and-under Sweet Heat softball team traveled to Topeka for the Ken Berry USSSA tournament this past weekend.  They started play against the Pink Lightning, losing 6-1. The Sweet Heat were tied with the Pink Lightning through five innings, but allowed the game to get away from ...

  • 17ers end weekend with 5-3 win over Rock Creek

    After going 0-2 at the Battle of Omaha this weekend, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers returned home and defeated the Rock Creek Legion, 5-3, on Saturday. The 17ers were outhit in the Saturday contest, 9-6, but managed to outscore their opponent in the win by capitalizing on Rock Creek’ ...












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