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  • Prime finishes season at state

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under softball team finished their season at the USSSA State Tournament in Kansas City. The first opponent was the Clay Center B’s, who came in third at the tournament. The B’s won the game, 5-0, behind Megan Blake’s no-hitter.  In the second ...

  • Cameron: Royals cap first half with wild win Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Maybe it was the heat. That’s as good an excuse as any for the Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays, who collaborated Sunday afternoon to produce an exercise in foolishness that might have set baseball back half a century. There have been far crisper Tee-ball ...

  • 17ers win JC tourney

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers used a three-run fourth inning and solid pitching in the last few frames to win the Junction City tournament on Sunday at Rathert Stadium. The 17ers beat Junction City Legion, 10-6, to win their first tournament of the summer. Manhattan coach Steve Disbrow said ...

  • Woods honored for classroom success

    University of Kansas and Manhattan High graduate Michelle Woods was selected by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association as a member of the All-American Scholar Team, the organization announced early this week. Woods was one of more than 750 golfers that made the cut and was tipped off on the award ...

  • Gritton shines at MJGA tournament

    Playing at a tournament hosted by the Manhattan Junior Golf Association on Thursday, Cole Gritton was on his game. The senior-to-be at Manhattan High won his age division at the tournament by 23 strokes, firing a 5-under 65 at the Manhattan Country Club. Gritton carded four birdies and an eagle to go ...

  • 17ers’ strong start ends in 11-1 win over Alma

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers put together a complete effort in their win over Alma-Wabaunsee in Thursday’s opener at Junction City’s Post 45 17U tournament. The 17ers defeated Alma 11-1 in a run-rule shortened game at Rathert Stadium. Strong pitching, solid defense and a season high for extra-base ...

  • Tajchman leads 17ers past Wamego Manko2.mercury

    When Denton Tajchman takes the mound for the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers, he does not have the frame of a player that most would consider imposing. Summer baseball rosters don’t include height and weight, but nine months ago, Tajchman was listed at 5-foot-3 and 110 pounds as a freshman ...

  • Famous cowboy monkey coming to Kaw Valley Rodeo

    The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association is proud to announce three-time Pro Rodeo Entertainer of the Year, Whiplash The Cowboy Monkey, as its specialty act for this year’s Kaw Valley Rodeo — July 23-25 — at Wells Arena in CiCo Park in Manhattan. Whiplash, a talented capuchin monkey, is a true fan ...

  • Optimist Sting takes 2nd at Freedom Festival

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting brought home second place at the Freedom Festival 18-and-under fastpitch tournament this past weekend in Kansas City. The Sting (27-9) remained undefeated through its two pool games and three double elimination bracket games until losing the championship games. Jordan Ummel pitched the first game against the ...

  • Moxie takes third in Iowa tourney

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie competed in the 11th Annual Shriner’s Tournament this past weekend in Quad Cities, Iowa —  going 5-1 and finishing tied for third place. The tournament started on Friday night with the Moxie beating Quad City Shockers, 3-0. The Moxie (19-11) combined for 10 hits in the ...

  • Parks and Rec to host girls’ basketball camp

    Manhattan Parks and Recreation will be holding its Little Apple Girls’ Basketball Camp next week, July 13-17 in the North Gym at MHS-West. There will be a section each day for incoming third through sixth graders from 10 a.m. to noon, and a session for incoming seven and eighth graders ...

  • Cameron: Americans made this win look easy Soccercolor.mercury

    KANSAS CITY — Tension is both the best and the worst thing about a massive game. Like the thousands of others crammed into the downtown Power & Light District for the Women’s World Cup final with the U.S. facing relentless defending champ Japan, I had goose bumps from sheer, ...







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