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  • General Activities | May 31, 2015

    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

  • General Activities | May 25, 2015

    Cameron: Royals still take 2 of 3 during soggy weekend

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    KANSAS CITY — The Royals refused to take a hint from the baseball gods. And paid the price for it. You’ll recall that the AL Central leaders received a massive dose of good fortune from Mother Nature Saturday night — an endless deluge of rain that

  • General Activities | May 24, 2015

    Thousands turn out for event’s debut


    Manhattan resident Joe Moore started his journey early Saturday morning on Coach Bill Snyder Highway and ended it at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Moore, 31, was the first finisher of the inaugural Bill Snyder Highway Half and 5K, finishing the 13.1-mile half-marathon distance in 1:05:48 —  beating

  • General Activities | May 19, 2015

    Stix win Overland Park baseball tournament

    The Midwest Stix 11-and-under baseball team went 5-1 last weekend to capture the title at the Hawaiian Hitfest National Invitational Tournament in Overland Park.  The Stix went 2-1 in pool play with a 2-1 win over the Topeka Stix, a 10-2 victory over the

  • General Activities | May 17, 2015

    MBA to hold youth training sessions

    The Manhattan Basketball Association is sponsoring a breakfast club basketball training series throughout the month of June. Cost is $50, with a $40 per child for families with three or more athletes. The club will meet at Anthony Middle School each Monday through Thursday from the first

  • General Activities | May 12, 2015

    Double Play competes in Salina tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Double Play 12-and-under softball team saw action May 9 at the Blue and Gold tournament at the Bill Burke sports complex in Salina. In pool play the team was 2-0.  In Game 1, Toree Hoobler pitched four innings, striking out eight. Hoobler, along

  • General Activities | May 12, 2015

    Manhattan Optimist Rebels win Topeka tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under softball team competed in the USSSA Lake Shawnee Mother’s Day tournament last Saturday.  The Rebels’ pitching dominated the tournament, allowing only two hits in three shutout games. The Rebels won Game 1 13-0 against the Ninja Warriors from Topeka.

  • General Activities | May 08, 2015

    Hole-in-one at Stagg Hill

    Sean McClure scored a hole-in-one on the seventh green at Stagg Hill Golf Club on Thursday. McClure pulled off the achievement from 172 yards out with a 4-iron. It was his first hole-in-one. It was witnessed by Tim McClure.

  • General Activities | May 06, 2015

    Doubleplay takes third at Spring Slam

    The Manhattan Optimist 12-and-under Doubleplay softball team finished third in the Manhattan Spring Slam fastpitch tournament last weekend at Twin Oaks complex in Annenberg Park. The team got off to a slow start in pool play on Saturday, going 0-2. Sunday proved to be a

  • General Activities | May 06, 2015

    Monarchs go 1-3 to open season

    The 14-and-under Manhattan Optimist Monarchs compiled a 1-3 record last weekend at Twin Oaks in Manhattan in their season-opening tournament. The Monarchs began with a 5-3 loss to the Patriots. Danae Adams, Grayce Morrison, and Caitlin Donahue all had hits, and Donahue pitched the game,

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