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  • General Activities | June 08, 2015

    Diamonds compete at home

    The Manhattan Optimist Diamonds 10-and-under team participated in itts first tournament in Manhattan this weekend, going 0-4. Led by big pitching performances from Ava Widman, Maxine Doering, and Addi Cox, the team gained experience while facing some of the top Kansas 10U teams. The highest

  • General Activities | June 08, 2015

    Monarchs go 1-3 in Manhattan

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs compiled a 1-3 record this weekend while competing at the Twin Oaks Complex in Manhattan. The Monarchs opened pool play with a 12-3 victory over the Misfits. Kinzie Zolck led the Monarchs’ attack with two hits, while Abigail Chainey, Delany Trujillo

  • General Activities | June 08, 2015

    Fury go 1-2 at Hawaiian Hitfest

    The Manhattan Optimist Furt went 1-2 in the Hawaiian Hitfest May 30-31 in Kansas City. The Fury lost their opener to the Springfield Powerhouse, 7-2. Shelby Downard took the loss in the circle. The Fury rebounded to beat the St. Joseph Trojanettes 13s, 5-0, behind

  • General Activities | June 08, 2015

    Bullets Play in Lil Apple

    The Optimist Bullets competed this past weekend in the 16-and-under B division of the Bite Outta Lil Apple tournament. The team went undefeated in pool play to finish Saturday with a 3-0 record. Bullet pitchers Madi Hammond and Jaycee Blazek shared duties from the circle

  • General Activities | June 07, 2015

    Manko 17ers split Saturday’s TOC games


    Two days into the Tournament of Champions, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers have seen it all. On Friday night, the 17ers came from behind to fall short in a 10-9 loss. On Saturday, the 17ers won their first game 12-1 over Newton and then

  • General Activities | June 05, 2015

    Manhattan Optimist Rebels place third

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under fastpitch softball team competed at the Band of Sisters tournament last weekend in Hutchinson, finishing third with a 5-1 record. Rebels went 4-0 in pool play by defeating Butler County Bombsquad (11-1), A-Shock (11-5) and G2 Heat 14 (9-4).  The

  • General Activities | June 05, 2015

    Prime compete in Hutchinson tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under fastpitch softball team made its debut for the 2015 softball season in Hutchinson.  The Prime lost to the Ponca City Ladycats the first game, 9-0. Makayla Tegtmeier took the loss with Suzanna Gevock behind the plate. Taylor Prockish had the

  • General Activities | June 03, 2015

    17ers sweep in season opener

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko 17ers opened their season with a pair of wins over the Kansas Senators Tuesday evening on the road, winning Game 1, 5-2, and taking the nightcap, 7-5, in 10 innings. The team has a new look, as Manhattan will field only one

  • General Activities | June 02, 2015

    Sting takes first

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting traveled to Kansas City and brought home first place last weekend. Sydney Bannister pitched the first game in pool play, striking out two with no walks — allowing no runs and just three hits to get the 4-0 win. The game remained

  • General Activities | June 02, 2015

    Monarchs play in Lincoln

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs fastpitch softball team played in the Pitch for the Cure Tournament in Lincoln, Neb., last weekend. The Monarchs began play on Saturday with a 12-0 loss to the Omaha Inferno Echoes. Abigail Chainey had the only hit for the Monarchs. The

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