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  • General Activities | June 23, 2015

    Optimist Prime struggles in El Dorado

    Lack of hitting made for a short visit to the USSSA West State tournament last weekend in El Dorado for the Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under fastpitch softball team. The Wichita Elite beat the Prime 7-0 in the first game. Grace Suther pitched with relief from

  • General Activities | June 23, 2015

    Optimist Sting takes second

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting went 8-3 to earn second place last weekend at the Summer Smash 18-and-under fastpitch tournament in Kansas City. The Sting — now 22-7 this season — won the first pool game Friday against the Southern Strike, 5-0. Sydney Bannister pitched with six strikeouts

  • General Activities | June 23, 2015

    Moxie takes fourth at Smash

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie claimed fourth place in the Summer Smash tournament in Kansas City last weekend. The Moxie went 6-3 in the tournament. The Moxie opened the tournament with a 10-1 win over Emporia Energy on Friday night. Olivia Lee went 3 for 3 while Kayla

  • General Activities | June 22, 2015

    17ers end KSU Showcase with victory

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers finished off the Kansas State Showcase on Sunday with a 12-2 win over KCSC Blaze 18 in Wamego. The 17ers came back from a 2-1 deficit late in the game to score 11 runs over the fourth and fifth innings to

  • General Activities | June 21, 2015

    17ers split on Saturday at KSU Showcase

    WAMEGO — Playing a pair of games in the grueling summer heat on Saturday, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers won early in the day and lost their second game at the KSU Showcase. The 17ers opened the day with a morning game in Wamego and

  • General Activities | June 19, 2015

    Manhattan Optimist Rebels third at State

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under softball team recently competed in the USSSA C State tournament in Topeka, taking home the third-place trophy. The Rebels won the first game, 6-2, against Ninja Warriors from Topeka. Lindsey Wilson pitched a complete game, recording nine strikeouts. Offensive standouts

  • General Activities | June 19, 2015

    Manhattan Optimist Fury

    The Manhattan Optimist Fury posted a 3-2 record at the Hawaiian Hitfest in Wichita last weekend, bringing their overall record to 9-5. The Fury opened with a 6-1 win over the Impact. Katie Suther and Shelby Downard each hit a home run in the victory.

  • General Activities | June 18, 2015

    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

  • General Activities | June 17, 2015

    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

  • General Activities | June 17, 2015

    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

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