Tuesday, June 28, 2016



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  • General Activities | June 06, 2016

    Manko wins TOC consolation game, 5-3

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    Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers coach Steve Disbrow knows his team needs to be opportunistic in order to win many games this summer. With five runs on three hits in a 5-3 win over Littleton, Colo., on Sunday morning, the 17ers made the most of

  • General Activities | June 06, 2016

    Monarchs take 2nd in Kansas City

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs 14-and-under softball team took second place in the USSSA Memorial Day NIT Lower Flight championship in the Kansas City-metro area over the weekend. The Monarchs were winless in pool play, falling to the Trojanettes (8-3), the Blues (15-3), the Renegades Blue (11

  • General Activities | June 05, 2016

    St. Joe’s logs 15 singles in run-rule win over Manko

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    Just a day removed from a 15-0 blowout loss to Bellevue West Thursday at the Manhattan Tournament of Champions, Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers manager Steve Disbrow was hoping for a resurgence from his team Friday against St. Joe’s (Mo.) Post 11. That, however, is

  • General Activities | June 03, 2016

    17ers drop TOC opener

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    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers started their weekend hosting the Tournament of Champions with a 15-0 loss to Bellevue West in their first pool play game Thursday night at Tointon Family Stadium. Manhattan struggled both offensively and defensively against an older and more experienced

  • General Activities | June 01, 2016

    All-MEL baseball released

    The Flint Hills region was well-represented in this year’s all-Mid East League team, with six athletes named to the all-league team while four more were honorably mentioned. Rock Creek had the most all-league members of any of the league’s six schools, with Tucker

  • General Activities | June 01, 2016

    Optimist Prime goes 1-6 in debut

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under fastpitch softball team made its debut for the 2016 softball season at South Lakes Softball complex in Wichita.  Facing tough competition was made more complicated by a lack of practices. The team hadn’t worked much together because of high

  • General Activities | May 31, 2016

    17ers open season with run-rule win

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers opened their season on the road Monday night with a 14-6 run-rule win over McPherson in seven innings. Manhattan struck quickly in the game, taking a 4-0 lead in the top of the first with all of the damage

  • General Activities | May 25, 2016

    Harkins compete at district championship

    Jillian Harkin of Manhattan won the Kansas District tennis championship in girls 14-and-under singles this past weekend. Her brother, Dan Harkin, got second place on the boys’ side. Jillian easily beat three opponents - dropping only three games in six sets - to take the

  • General Activities | May 25, 2016

    Midwest Stix compete at Hawaiian Hitfest

    Manhattan’s Midwest Stix 12-and-under AAA baseball team competed in the Hawaiian Hitfest in Kansas City, Missouri, over the weekend. The Hitfest is one of the nation’s largest youth baseball tournaments, with more than 650 teams spanning nine age ranges and at least three divisions

  • General Activities | May 24, 2016

    Optimist Diamonds compete in Wildcat Classic Tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Diamonds 10-and-under softball team played in the Wildcat Classic Tournament in Manhattan this weekend, going undefeated in bracket play Saturday before dropping its first game in bracket play. The Diamonds’ first game against the Fireballs was a close win with a score

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