General Activities

  • 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, ...

  • Optimist Fury wins Bite Outta the Lil Apple

    The Manhattan Optimist 14-and-under Fury fastpitch softball team won the Bite Outta the Lil Apple tournament in Manhattan last weekend with a 5-1 record. The Fury (6-3) opened with an 11-0 win over the Attitude, with Anna Batt pitching a shutout. Shelby Downard doubled and singled and scored three runs, ...

  • Manko 17ers sweep twin bill at Wamego

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers made the short trip to Wamego Tuesday night and won a pair of games, defeating Wamego 8-1 in the opener and 6-0 in the shortened nightcap. The 17ers got strong pitching efforts throughout the night, holding Wamego to just seven hits between the two ...

  • Flint Hills Soccer Club holding tryouts

    The Flint Hills Soccer Club is holding tryouts on three Saturday’s in June for its Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 seasons. The tryouts will be held June 13, June 20 and June 27 at the southwest soccer fields of Anneberg Park between the parking lot and south concession. Boys and girls ages 6-9 (born ...

  • Prime compete at home tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under softball team competed in the Bite Outta the Lil Apple tournament, facing four Topeka teams.  The Lady Cobras won the first game 8-5. Makayla Tegtmeier took the loss in the circle. The Prime got singles from Jonna Adams, Tegtmeier, Suzanna Gevock and Madison Rogers. ...

  • Manko 17ers split on final day at TOC Bsb2.phatch

    After splitting a doubleheader on Saturday, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers saw more of the same in Sunday’s final day of action at the annual TOC at Tointon Family Stadium. The 17ers won their first game in dominant fashion, beating the Complete Game A’s 11-3 before dropping ...










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