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  • Emporia thumps Manko, 13-0 7.mercury

    After a slow start on Wednesday, Emporia Post 5 really got going. And when Post 5 picked up the pace, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers couldn’t keep up in a 13-0 loss at Norvell Field. The 17ers trailed 2-0 after the first inning and 3-0 after three innings. Emporia scored ...

  • Storm play in Father’s Day tournament

    The Midwest Storm 16-and-under A softball team won the Father’s Day NIT in Lawrence, June 18-19, finishing with a 5-1 record. The Storm opened pool play with a 4-0 win over DC Poison. Anna Batt threw a no-hitter, striking out 10. Sydney Hefty had a single, double and two RBIs. ...

  • Sweet Heat take 4th in KC tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Sweet Heat traveled to Kansas City this weekend, taking fourth in a tournament. The Sweet Heat went 0-4 in pool play on Friday, but rallied back to go 4-2 in bracket play and finish fourth. The Sweet Heat returns to Kansas City July 8-10 for the state ...

  • Prime play in Summer Blast

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under softball team had a tough week-end in the Summer Blast at the Beach tournament at Lake Shawnee this weekend.  In the opener, the Prime lost to Auburn Lunachix, 8-1.  Grace Suther pitched. Meganne Morrand and Makayla Tegtmeier singled and Suther had a double. ...

  • Optimist Bullets 4th in WS tune-up

    Optimist Bullets 4th in WS tune-up The Optimist Bullets 16-and-under B softball team competed in the World Series tune-up event at Adair Park in Kansas City.  The team went 2-3 for the weekend and finished in fourth place. The Bullets lost their first game 6-2 against the Blues.  ...

  • Moxie take 2nd at KC Smash

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie played eight games this weekend, earning second place in the KC Summer Smash. The Moxie went 5-2-1 over the weekend. The Moxie opened up play Saturday against KC fire in a 1-1 tie. Chelsey Henry had two hits in the game including a double. The ...

  • Diamonds play in Hitfest

    The Manhattan Optimist Diamonds competed in the Hawaiian Hitfest over the weekend. The Diamonds tied the Blues in Game 1, 5-5. Ava Widman pitched all innings of play, allowing three hits. Avery Hafliger led in stolen bases with three, and Eve McComb, Addi Cox, Chloe Porter and Widman with two each. ...

  • 17ers cap tournament with win

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers finished off the Lawrence Showcase with a 6-4 win over the Kansas Indians on Sunday at Hoglund Ballpark. Manko jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, starting with a two-run single from Chance Andrade. Chase Brown scored Andrade on ...

  • Crawford wins Colbert Classic Adams3.mercury

    Kolton Crawford knew he had a chance to win the Colbert Charity Classic going into the final two holes on Saturday, but he bogied both to finish his weekend at 9-under par. Despite that, Crawford still finished a stroke ahead of two other tournament title contenders to win the fifth-annual ...

  • Manko 17ers drop 2 games in Lawrence

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers lost a pair of games on Saturday at the Kansas Showcase at Hoglund Ballpark. The 17ers opened with a morning loss to Free State 17-and-under, 4-0, before losing a second game to Pueblo, Colorado, 8-0. Free State scored a run in the first inning ...

  • Manko collects 17 hits in 20-12 win

    On a night when they played nearly two and a half hours, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers and their manager Steve Disbrow weren’t worried about the abnormal game length Friday night in Lawrence. What Disbrow was concerned about, however, was his team s occasional sloppy defense against Dodge ...

  • Sparks alone in lead at Classic Golf.mercury

    Hunter Sparks took the lead at the Colbert Charity Classic on Thursday, leading the field by one stroke. Sparks shot 3-under par to pull to 7-under for the tournament, pulling a stroke ahead of Joshua Creel and three ahead of Gary Brame Jr., who were both tied with Sparks for ...










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