Forget about “The Group of Death.” As someone wrote on Twitter, this tense and terrifying soccer experience should have been called “The Group of Deep Breaths.” And in fact, for soccer fans in America — who turned out to be millions and millions and millions — there
Playing in the first day of the Washburn University Showcase, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers split a pair of pool-play games Thursday afternoon in Topeka at Washburn’s Falley Field. Manhattan lost to the KC Blaze 7-3 in their opener before taking a
A Manhattan youth won a national track and field title on Thursday morning. Paris Mikinski won the 9-10-year-old high jump title at the USATF youth championships in Bloomington, Ind. Mikinski won the event with a top jump of 4-foot-1. She is the daughter of
The American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers grabbed a 5-0 lead early on Tuesday in Kansas City, but couldn’t hang on in an 8-6 loss to the Johnson County Hornets. The 17ers scored five runs in the third inning of the wood-bat contest, but
The 11-and-under Manhattan Titans won the championship of the USSSA Major Divison Mo-Kan state tournament this past weekend in the Kansas City area. That put them at the top of the top division of the 340 11-and-under teams in Kansas and Missouri. In pool play, the
The Manhattan Optimist Aftershock softball team played in the Kansas City Summer Smash this weekend. The Aftershock lost their first game 8-0 to Mid-Mo Evolution from Waynesville, Mo., the eventual winners of the tournament. Makayla Tegtmeier had the pitching duties and Ashley Faiola caught. Jayden
The Optimist Bullets 14-and-under B team competed in the Summer Smash in Kansas City this past weekend. In a field of 17 teams and with only one starting pitcher able to make the trip, the Bullets finished the three-day event tied for fifth. The Bullets went 2
The Manhattan Optimist 18-and-under Moxie went 8-2 and finished third in the Summer Smash in Kansas City last weekend. The Moxie opened the weekend on Friday night with a game against the Columbia Rockers, winning 14-0. Brynn Hammett was a dual threat going 2 for 2 and
The KBCA All-Star game will take place this Saturday on the campus of Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina. The girls’ KBCA game will be at 6 p.m. followed by the boys’ game. The KBCA will also induct its Hall of Fame members at halftime.
The Manhattan Optimist 18-and-under class B Sting traveled to Kansas City and brought home first place in the lower bracket of the Summer Smash tournament this past weekend. The 20-team tournament started with four pool games to determine what bracket they would play in. The
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