Monday, August 3, 2015



Sports

  • General Activities | July 08, 2015

    Tajchman leads 17ers past Wamego

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    When Denton Tajchman takes the mound for the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers, he does not have the frame of a player that most would consider imposing. Summer baseball rosters don’t include height and weight, but nine months ago, Tajchman was listed at 5-foot-3

  • General Activities | July 08, 2015

    Famous cowboy monkey coming to Kaw Valley Rodeo

    The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association is proud to announce three-time Pro Rodeo Entertainer of the Year, Whiplash The Cowboy Monkey, as its specialty act for this year’s Kaw Valley Rodeo — July 23-25 — at Wells Arena in CiCo Park in Manhattan. Whiplash, a talented capuchin

  • General Activities | July 08, 2015

    Optimist Sting takes 2nd at Freedom Festival

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting brought home second place at the Freedom Festival 18-and-under fastpitch tournament this past weekend in Kansas City. The Sting (27-9) remained undefeated through its two pool games and three double elimination bracket games until losing the championship games. Jordan Ummel pitched

  • General Activities | July 08, 2015

    Moxie takes third in Iowa tourney

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie competed in the 11th Annual Shriner’s Tournament this past weekend in Quad Cities, Iowa —  going 5-1 and finishing tied for third place. The tournament started on Friday night with the Moxie beating Quad City Shockers, 3-0. The Moxie (19-11)

  • General Activities | July 08, 2015

    Parks and Rec to host girls’ basketball camp

    Manhattan Parks and Recreation will be holding its Little Apple Girls’ Basketball Camp next week, July 13-17 in the North Gym at MHS-West. There will be a section each day for incoming third through sixth graders from 10 a.m. to noon, and a session for

  • Columns |General Activities | July 06, 2015

    Cameron: Americans made this win look easy

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    KANSAS CITY — Tension is both the best and the worst thing about a massive game. Like the thousands of others crammed into the downtown Power & Light District for the Women’s World Cup final with the U.S. facing relentless defending champ Japan, I

  • General Activities | July 06, 2015

    Prime takes second at Concordia Blast

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under softball team came in second place in the Concordia Blast tournament this past weekend. They beat NCK Softball in the first game, 7-5. Alyssa Mitoska pitched with Makayla Tegtmeier behind the plate. Prime’s first score was a solo home

  • General Activities | July 06, 2015

    Wildcats holding tryouts

    The 8-and-under Manhattan Wildcats are holding a tryout for a competitive baseball team for the 2016 season. Eligible players must be age eight or younger as of May 1, 2016. Tryouts will be held on Monday, July 20, from 6-8 p.m. Interested players must register in advance. Please

  • General Activities | July 03, 2015

    Buhler beats 17ers again, 4-2

    The first time the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers played Buhler this season, they were run-ruled by nine runs in a game at the Tournament of Champions. Just a month later, the 17ers’ improvements were obvious, but yet still a loss, as the Buhler Nationals

  • General Activities | July 03, 2015

    Rebels third at MOKAN State

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under softball team competed at the MOKAN C state tournament in Basehor this past weekend, placing third.  The Rebels have taken third place in the last five tournaments, improving their overall record to 23-13 this year. The Rebels lost the


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