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  • Fastpitch softball team to host tryouts

    The Manhattan Optimist 18U fastpitch softball team will have tryouts at Optimist Park on Wednesday, July 30, and Thursday, July 31, from 7-8:30 p.m. This team will include players from 15-18 years of age. For more information call Jeff Brummett at 785-556-3391 or Julie Brummett at 785-313-1882. ...

  • 17ers stay alive with 6-4 victory

    With the season on the line, the Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers built a four-run lead and held on to win Tuesday in Salina. The 17ers defeated the Buhler Nationals, 6-4, to advance to play Salina today at 4 p.m. The winner of that game will face Newton in ...

  • Manko seniors go 1-1 to open Zone tourney

    After winning their first game on Monday afternoon, the Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers ran into trouble with a loss to Newton at the Class AAA Zone tournament in Salina. The 17ers opened the day with a 9-1 win over Junction City, but then lost to No. 1-seed Newton ...

  • Double Play goes 3-2 in weekend tourney

    The 12-and-under Manhattan Optimist Double Play finished their season going 3-2 in a recent tournament in Augusta. The weekend started with wins against the Augusta Impact and the Wichita Elite. The third game on Saturday was a loss to the Kansas Renegades. On Sunday, the Double Play got back on ...

  • Seniors open play in Zone Kordyak.phatch

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers opened postseason play today in the Class AAA Zone tournament in Salina. The 17ers played Junction City at 2 p.m., and a win would match Manhattan up against Newton at 8 p.m. All games are being played at Dean Evans Field. The other ...

  • Gritton, Myers win junior golf tournament

    Local youth golfers from around the area competed in the Manhattan City Junior Championship Thursday and Friday, with Cole Gritton bringing home the overall boys’ championship and Macie Myers winning the overall girls’ title. The Junior Championship, the final event in the Manhattan Junior Golf Association’s summer golf season, ...

  • Former Wildcat Misenhelter wins Kansas Amateur

    Thanks to a final-round score of 71 Thursday, former Kansas State women’s golfer Gianna Misenhelter carded a three-round score of 219 to capture the Kansas Women’s Amateur Championship at Colbert Hills Golf Course. Misenhelter, who was a senior during the 2013-14 season, began the tournament with a 73 on Tuesday and ...

  • Manhattan Dirt Devils win title

    The 13-and-under Manhattan Dirt Devils captured the Midwest League USSSA A World Series championship, besting the Sharks of Overland Park, 3-1, on Wednesday at the Fountain Bluff complex in Liberty, Mo. The Dirt Devils went 7-0 in the tournament, which included teams from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. “This (Championship) ...

  • Optimist EXTREME finish 4th

    The Manhattan Optimist 10-and-under XTREME placed fourth in a tournament in Augusta recently. They defeated McPherson Lady Express 13-1, Wichita Rampage 11-0 and the Derby Iron Maidens 12-1. They tied the Wichita Kansas Cannons, 0-0.  Manhattan lost to the Augusta Jets, 3-2, in the semifinals. The XTREME finished the ...

  • Junior 17ers win Zone championship

    After an up-and-down regular season, the American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers are headed to state. Behind a 10-5 victory over the Junction City Jays on Wednesday, the 17ers advanced to next week’s single-A state tournament in Leavenworth against seven of the state’s top junior teams. After winning ...

  • Junior 17ers 2-0 at Zone with victory

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers moved another game closer to a state berth on Tuesday, defeating Junction City 14-6 in a run-rule victory in its second game at the Marysville single-A Zone tournament. Manhattan won the five-inning game with a pair of strong innings midway through the game, ...

  • Moxie places second in USSSA tournament

    In a tournament of 19, the Manhattan Optimist Moxie placed second and went 6-2 on the weekend at the USSSA state tournament. In the opener Friday night, the Moxie squared off with the Wichita Lady Reds and won, 7-1.  The Moxie managed eight hits, two doubles from Shannon Caffrey, a ...







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