The 14-and-under Manhattan Optimist Lady Indians posted a fifth-place finish after compiling a 4-4 record at the USSSA Memorial Day National Invitational Tournament this past weekend in Lee’s Summit, Mo. The Lady Indians opened pool play with a 4-2 loss to the St. Joe’
Jake Lindsey almost walked away and got a real job, one that doesn’t involve hitting other people. But a journey that began seven years ago with one goal in mind sure seems worth it today — despite a rigorous workout schedule and barely having a
The 10-and-under Flint Hills Attack boys soccer team won the top division of the Nutmeg Tournament last weekend in Kansas City, Mo. In pool play, the Attack won 18-0 over the Wichita Sharks, 6-2 over KC Prime Elite Strikers and 5-0 over BSC Blue. In
The Optimist Bullets gave an early gift to team mothers by winning the ASA Mother’s Day Spring Fling in Manhattan last Saturday. The team went a perfect 5-0 to finish the day as event champions. The first win came in pool play against
Ron Tacha had a hole-in-one at Stagg Hill Golf Club on May 1, putting the ball in from 167 yards out on the par-3 No. 7hole. The feat was witnessed by Neil Horton, Mark Knackendoffel and Kelly Briggs during the Knight of Columbus Tournament.
The Optimist Bullets played in the USSSA Manhattan Spring Slam this weekend. The Bullets would go 3-2 for the event, losing twice to the tournament champion. The team clinched third place for their hard efforts. In pool play the Bullets extended their season winning streak
The 12-and-under Manhattan Titans competed in the AAA Invitational at Bettis Sports Complex in Topeka over the weekend and ended up coming home with the championship. The Titans beat the Topeka Golden Giants 7-1, Building Champions 8-5, and the KC Storm 7-3. The Titans only
The Manhattan Optimist 12-and-under Double Play softball team has played in two tournaments so far this season. The first tournament being in Council Grove and the second in Emporia. The team came home with three losses from Council Grove but bounced back with intensity at
The Optimist Bullets 14-and-under fastpitch softball team played in the Cowgirl Invitational in Abilene this past weekend. The Bullets went 4-0 in the tournament to win first place. Pitching and defense held opponents to three total runs against the Bullets for the entire event. In
The Optimist Bullets 14-and-under fastpitch softball team played in the Phenix Spring Slugfest in Lawrence this past weekend. The tournament was the first event played in the Bullets’ 2014 season. The Bullets went 2-2 in pool play. The team lost to the Topeka Fire-Storm 6-4 and
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