General Activities

  • 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, ...

  • Prime takes second at Concordia Blast

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under softball team came in second place in the Concordia Blast tournament this past weekend. They beat NCK Softball in the first game, 7-5. Alyssa Mitoska pitched with Makayla Tegtmeier behind the plate. Prime’s first score was a solo home run by Tegtmeier. Maleah Sandy, ...

  • Wildcats holding tryouts

    The 8-and-under Manhattan Wildcats are holding a tryout for a competitive baseball team for the 2016 season. Eligible players must be age eight or younger as of May 1, 2016. Tryouts will be held on Monday, July 20, from 6-8 p.m. Interested players must register in advance. Please contact Luke Henry at (785) 556-0622 ...

  • Buhler beats 17ers again, 4-2

    The first time the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers played Buhler this season, they were run-ruled by nine runs in a game at the Tournament of Champions. Just a month later, the 17ers’ improvements were obvious, but yet still a loss, as the Buhler Nationals defeated Manhattan 4-2 Thursday at ...

  • Rebels third at MOKAN State

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under softball team competed at the MOKAN C state tournament in Basehor this past weekend, placing third.  The Rebels have taken third place in the last five tournaments, improving their overall record to 23-13 this year. The Rebels lost the first game, 3-0, to Patriots 14 ...

  • Manhattan Indians 2nd-3rd grade football

    The Little Apple Football Association (LAFA) will be conducting tryouts for their 2nd-3rd grade Manhattan Indian tackle football team on Wednesday, July 8 at the KSU Rec Fields at 6:30 p.m. The Manhattan Indians play tackle football in the Northeast Kansas Football League (NKFL), based out of Topeka. The season ...

  • Aggies holding baseball tryouts

    The Manhattan Aggies 8-and-under machine pitch baseball team will be conducting tryouts on Thursday July 16 and Thursday July 23 at Wilson Field in City Park. Tryouts for both days are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. The 8U Aggies Machine Pitch Team will play Wildcat League baseball in Manhattan and competitive ...

  • Fury takes fifth

    The Manhattan Optimist Fury 14-and-under softball team finished fifth at the Adair Summer Finale last weekend in Gardner. The Fury opened pool play with a 4-0 loss to the Topeka Frenzy. Sydney Hefty, Anna Batt, Lawsyn Rowden, Morgan Bettencourt and Emily Schwein all had base hits. The Fury rebounded to ...










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