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  • Hole-in-one

    Harry Hopkins scored a hole-in-one on Sunday at Colbert Hills on the Par-3 course. Hopkins pulled off the achievement on the eighth hole from 130 yards out, using an 8-iron. The feat was witnessed by Daniel Meek and Donielle Meek. ...

  • Optimist Xtreme 10U takes second at Spring Slam

    The Manhattan Optimist Xtreme 10-and-under softball team competed in the Manhattan Spring Slam this past weekend at Twin Oaks Complex.  Xtreme placed first in pool play on Saturday defeating Clay Center Bs #2 8-0, Elite 7-0 and Rockstars 7-0.  On Sunday, they went into bracket play and beat Diamond ...

  • Sweet Heat 12U plays in Manhattan tourney

    Manhattan Optimist Sweet Heat 12-and-under softball team played in the Manhattan USSSA tournament this past weekend.  They won one out of three games in the pool play on Saturday. The Sweet Heat put their offense and defense together in their final game on Saturday against the Topeka Blaze, winning 7 ...

  • Optimist Rebels place fourth

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under softball team earned a 2-2 record this weekend at the Manhattan Spring Slam. The Rebels opened pool play with a 15-4 win over Titanium. Rebels’ bats came alive with multiple hits from Janae Shivers, Rylie Major, and Kylea Ricketts. Lindsey Wilson pitched the complete-game victory.& ...

  • Cameron: Royals-Tigers split means very little right now Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — So the mighty, four-time division champ Tigers have come and gone. And what we do know? Anything new? Nah, because tough as it might be to accept in this age of instant gratification, baseball remains a marathon and not a sprint. No single game or single series ...

  • Optimist Rebels compete in Hutchinson

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14U fast pitch softball team finished with a 1-2 record last weekend at the rain-shortened Battle of the Complexes tournament in Hutchinson. The Rebels opened pool play on Saturday with a 3-2 loss to the Krushers from Kingman.  Kylea Ricketts and Addison Gehrt recorded the ...

  • Stix win Olathe tournament

    The Midwest Stix 13-and-under Blue team won the USSSA Smoothie King NIT 13U AAA Tournament, April 24-26, in Olathe.  There were 15 teams in the tournament and the Stix Blue were undefeated in six games over the weekend to win the championship.  The team includes coach Aaron Wall and ...

  • Walter and Erin Barr conquer Alaska Overallcolor.phatch

    Walter Barr had every reason to like Alaska. After all, the Manhattan native had finished in the top three numerous times at the Alaska Bodybuilding Fitness and Figure Pro-Am Championships in Anchorage. But something was always missing — that elusive first-place title. In fact, despite Barr’s many accolades since becoming ...

  • Wrestler with local ties survives blood clot

    Chris Watson — the grandson of Manhattan’s Jack and Pearl Watson — has a lot to celebrate these days. The Central Oklahoma wrestler not only capped a perfect 42-0 season with an NCAA Division II national title at 165 pounds — earning him Wrestler of the Year honors — but he also survived a ...

  • Cameron: Welcome back your American League champs Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There are some goosebump moments rolling into Kauffman Stadium on Monday afternoon. If events stay on schedule, the most dramatic will occur at 2:51 p.m., when the entire home team roster lines up along the first-base line and public address announcer Mike McCartney says: “And now, introducing ...

  • Wicked Marathon, Half-Marathon draw nearly 300

    WAMEGO — Organizers of the Body First Wicked Marathon and Half Marathon last Saturday deemed the annual event a huge success, as participation numbers swelled and downtown was filled with folks seeing all that Wamego has to offer. Doug Sellers, owner of the event’s corporate sponsor — Body First of Manhattan — ...

  • MHK United wins title

    Playing up one age group in the 12-and-under division, the U11 MHK United boys soccer team won the championship last weekend at the April Fool’s Futbol Festival in Lawrence.  MHK United went 2-1 in pool play with a 5-1 victory over U12 Sporting Kaw Valley Juventus, a 2-1 ...







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