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  • 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 put the game away. Manhattan ...

  • 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 had little trouble defeating PPA ...

  • 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 for the Rebels included a ...

  • 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. The Fury could not hold ...

  • 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 and led by as many ...

  • 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 with two wins to clinch ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...







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