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  • Optimist Sting takes 3rd

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting finished third this weekend in Manhattan’s Bite Outta the Lil Apple. The Sting won all four pool games on Saturday to give them a first seed in the bracket play for Sunday. In the first pool game, Sydney Bannister got the win against the Emporia ...

  • Diamonds compete at home

    The Manhattan Optimist Diamonds 10-and-under team participated in itts first tournament in Manhattan this weekend, going 0-4. Led by big pitching performances from Ava Widman, Maxine Doering, and Addi Cox, the team gained experience while facing some of the top Kansas 10U teams. The highest on base percentages were earned ...

  • Monarchs go 1-3 in Manhattan

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs compiled a 1-3 record this weekend while competing at the Twin Oaks Complex in Manhattan. The Monarchs opened pool play with a 12-3 victory over the Misfits. Kinzie Zolck led the Monarchs’ attack with two hits, while Abigail Chainey, Delany Trujillo and Danae Adams added singles. ...

  • Fury go 1-2 at Hawaiian Hitfest

    The Manhattan Optimist Furt went 1-2 in the Hawaiian Hitfest May 30-31 in Kansas City. The Fury lost their opener to the Springfield Powerhouse, 7-2. Shelby Downard took the loss in the circle. The Fury rebounded to beat the St. Joseph Trojanettes 13s, 5-0, behind Anna Batt’s three-hit pitching ...

  • Bullets Play in Lil Apple

    The Optimist Bullets competed this past weekend in the 16-and-under B division of the Bite Outta Lil Apple tournament. The team went undefeated in pool play to finish Saturday with a 3-0 record. Bullet pitchers Madi Hammond and Jaycee Blazek shared duties from the circle in each contest to help ...

  • Manko 17ers split Saturday’s TOC games Bsb3.phatch

    Two days into the Tournament of Champions, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers have seen it all. On Friday night, the 17ers came from behind to fall short in a 10-9 loss. On Saturday, the 17ers won their first game 12-1 over Newton and then dropped an afternoon contest against ...

  • Manhattan Optimist Rebels place third

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under fastpitch softball team competed at the Band of Sisters tournament last weekend in Hutchinson, finishing third with a 5-1 record. Rebels went 4-0 in pool play by defeating Butler County Bombsquad (11-1), A-Shock (11-5) and G2 Heat 14 (9-4).  The final pool game against Derby ...

  • Prime compete in Hutchinson tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under fastpitch softball team made its debut for the 2015 softball season in Hutchinson.  The Prime lost to the Ponca City Ladycats the first game, 9-0. Makayla Tegtmeier took the loss with Suzanna Gevock behind the plate. Taylor Prockish had the only hit. Wichita outscored Prime ...

  • 17ers sweep in season opener

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko 17ers opened their season with a pair of wins over the Kansas Senators Tuesday evening on the road, winning Game 1, 5-2, and taking the nightcap, 7-5, in 10 innings. The team has a new look, as Manhattan will field only one team made up of players ...

  • Sting takes first

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting traveled to Kansas City and brought home first place last weekend. Sydney Bannister pitched the first game in pool play, striking out two with no walks — allowing no runs and just three hits to get the 4-0 win. The game remained scoreless until the sixth inning ...

  • Monarchs play in Lincoln

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs fastpitch softball team played in the Pitch for the Cure Tournament in Lincoln, Neb., last weekend. The Monarchs began play on Saturday with a 12-0 loss to the Omaha Inferno Echoes. Abigail Chainey had the only hit for the Monarchs. The team next fell to the ...

  • Monarchs in Kansas City for Memorial Day

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs played in the 14B Fastpitch National Invitational in Kansas City over Memorial Day weekend. The Monarchs opened the tourney on Friday, May 22 with a 4-2 loss to the Tropical Storm. Grayce Morrison had two hits, and Clara Carter and Abigail Chainey added singles. In the next ...










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