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  • 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’ ...

  • Optimist Rebels third

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under fastpitch softball team competed in the Bite Outta the Lil Apple tournament last weekend, ending with a 4-1 record. The Rebels won their first game 8-1 against the Beatrice Pumas.  Lindsey Wilson was the winning pitcher. Wilson, Cheever, Janae Shivers, Madisen Hanson, Kylea Ricketts, ...

  • Optimist Fury wins Bite Outta the Lil Apple

    The Manhattan Optimist 14-and-under Fury fastpitch softball team won the Bite Outta the Lil Apple tournament in Manhattan last weekend with a 5-1 record. The Fury (6-3) opened with an 11-0 win over the Attitude, with Anna Batt pitching a shutout. Shelby Downard doubled and singled and scored three runs, ...

  • Spradling hired as MHS girls’ varsity asst.

    Longtime coach Scott Mall will have new help this season when he begins the Manhattan High girls’ basketball season this fall. Former Kansas State guard Will Spradling, who coached boys’ basketball last year at Anthony Middle School as a Rule 10 coach, will replace Brit Reid as Mall’s varsity assistant. ...

  • Manko 17ers sweep twin bill at Wamego

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers made the short trip to Wamego Tuesday night and won a pair of games, defeating Wamego 8-1 in the opener and 6-0 in the shortened nightcap. The 17ers got strong pitching efforts throughout the night, holding Wamego to just seven hits between the two ...

  • Flint Hills Soccer Club holding tryouts

    The Flint Hills Soccer Club is holding tryouts on three Saturday’s in June for its Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 seasons. The tryouts will be held June 13, June 20 and June 27 at the southwest soccer fields of Anneberg Park between the parking lot and south concession. Boys and girls ages 6-9 (born ...











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