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  • Manko splits final day of Super 16

    Of the many aspects Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers manager Steve Disbrow has emphasized to his team this season, minimizing damage has been a stronger one. Sunday his team did just that, responded after giving up two runs with a gaudy eight-run inning and cruising to a 11-2 run-rule win ...

  • Bussmann, Manko win 7-2 10.mercury

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers have seen a number of solid pitching performances throughout the summer. But the offense hasn’t always been there. Thanks in part to Josh Bussmann’s complete-game effort Saturday afternoon in Wamego, the 17ers got both en route to a 7-2 win over Building ...

  • No Stone Unturned plans for the future Klein.mercury

    With a yearly event and a center that have quickly outgrown themselves, the No Stone Unturned Foundation has no choice but to plan for the future. The prospect of growth is something the foundation is excited for. Founder and president Melinda Wolford said No Stone Unturned is focused on expanding ...

  • Manko shut out in 8-0 run-rule loss to Building Champions 3.mercury

    In Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers coach Steve Disbrow’s mind, there wasn’t any carryover or leftover lethargy from Thursday’s walkoff loss heading into Friday afternoon’s matchup with Building Champions Cope. But the result was the same: a loss. This one came by way of a run-rule, ...

  • Errors doom Manko in walkoff loss to Stars Manko10.mercury

    Victory seemed imminent for the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers Thursday at Tointon Family Stadium. The 17ers, up 7-6 in the seventh inning and an out away from a win, had survived an Arsenal Stars comeback an inning before and were on the cusp of a second straight victory. But ...

  • Optimist Rebels win Freedom Festival

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under softball team competed in the Lake Shawnee Freedom Festival in Topeka last weekend. The Rebels won two pool games, defeating Blue Heat, 7-6, and Topeka Spark, 6-4. Miranda Tegtmeier and Lindsey Wilson both recorded wins in the circle. The Rebels opened bracket play with a ...

  • 17ers rout Emporia 19-7

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers had a wild night of offense on Tuesday, scoring 10 runs on Emporia Post 5 in one inning on the way to a 19-7 win in Emporia. Manko actually got off to a slow start in the game, trailing 5-0 before scoring three runs in the ...

  • Kaw Valley Rodeo set for July 21-23

    The 41st installment of the Kaw Valley Rodeo is set for July 21-23 at Wells Arena in CiCo Park in Manhattan. The only PRCA rodeo in the area, the Kaw Valley Rodeo will feature seven sanctioned events, beginning at 8 p.m. nightly, including bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle-bronc ...

  • Manhattan Wildcats holding tryouts

    The 9-and-under Manhattan Wildcats are holding a tryout for a competitive baseball team for the fall 2016 and 2017 seasons.  Eligible players must be age 9 or younger as of May 1, 2017.  Tryouts will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 11.  Interested players must register in advance.  Contact Luke ...

  • Prime compete in Freedom Festival

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under softball team played in the Lake Shawnee Freedom Festival in Topeka over the weekend.  Rain caused the tournament games to be rescheduled and shortened. The tournament also was shortened to single elimination after pool play. Lack of offense plagued the Prime in its first ...

  • Emporia thumps Manko, 13-0 7.mercury

    After a slow start on Wednesday, Emporia Post 5 really got going. And when Post 5 picked up the pace, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers couldn’t keep up in a 13-0 loss at Norvell Field. The 17ers trailed 2-0 after the first inning and 3-0 after three innings. Emporia scored ...

  • Storm play in Father’s Day tournament

    The Midwest Storm 16-and-under A softball team won the Father’s Day NIT in Lawrence, June 18-19, finishing with a 5-1 record. The Storm opened pool play with a 4-0 win over DC Poison. Anna Batt threw a no-hitter, striking out 10. Sydney Hefty had a single, double and two RBIs. ...










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