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  • Senior 17ers lose to some familiar faces

    More often than not, when the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers take the field during the middle of the week in their wood-bat-league games, they rarely know much about the team in the other dugout. Playing against the Topeka Stars on Tuesday night — a game they lost 5-2 — that ...

  • Monarchs 1-3 at Mo-Kan State tourney

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs 12U fastpitch softball team logged a 1-3 record at the Missouri-Kansas State Championship tournament over the weekend. The Monarchs opened with an 8-3 win over the Smithville (Mo.) Sting White. Tied in the last inning, the Monarchs exploded for five runs to win the game in ...

  • Optimist Aftershock compete in Topeka

    The Manhattan Optimist Aftershock played in the Shawnee Slugfest in Topeka over the weekend. This tournament included both 16- and 18-year-old teams. The first opponent for Aftershock was the 18-U Topeka Pride. Pride won the rain-interrupted game, 17-2. Grace Suther took the loss and Ashley Faiola was behind the plate. ...

  • Sting competes in KC

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting 18-and-under fastpitch softball team traveled to Kansas City to play in the Adair Park Summer Finale. On Saturday, the Sting was able to pull in a couple wins in pool play before the rain moved in and postponed the bracket play until Sunday and shortened the ...

  • Moxie travels to Wichita for tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie had a rough outing this past weekend in the third Annual Xtreme Showdown played at Two Rivers Youth Complex in Wichita, going 0-3-1. The rain altered the pool play schedule on Saturday. Moxie ended its first pool play game in a tie with the Lady ...

  • Riley County Falcons win U10AA state championship

    The Riley County Falcons 10-and-under AA baseball team won the USSSA state championship title this past weekend at Mid-America Complex in Kansas City. This is their first state championship. In the U10AA state tournament, 28 teams began the quest for the state title by competing in pool play on June 27. ...

  • Manhattan Force finish runner-up at U11 state

    The Manhattan Force 11-and-under team participated in the USSSA Kansas U11 single-A state championship tournament this past weekend in Kansas City. The Force made it out of pool play as the No. 1 seed out of 24 teams. The Force made it through bracket play to the Kansas 11-A state championship game ...

  • Senior 17ers finish 3-1 at Washburn

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers finished off their tournament at the Washburn Ichabods’ summer team camp showcase, winning their final game of bracket play on Sunday against the KC Blaze Red, 6-4 to finish first in the Silver division. Manhattan’s Eric Prockish earned the win on the ...

  • Munsen paces Manko seniors

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers got a standout performance from starting pitcher Grant Munsen Saturday afternoon, winning 5-0 over Home Plate Baseball in a rematch from Thursday’s pool play game. Munsen took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and finished off the shutout to stake the 17ers ...

  • Cameron: U.S. survives ‘Group of Death’ Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Forget about “The Group of Death.” As someone wrote on Twitter, this tense and terrifying soccer experience should have been called “The Group of Deep Breaths.” And in fact, for soccer fans in America — who turned out to be millions and millions and millions — there were exactly 23 minutes when it ...

  • 17ers split in Topeka

    Playing in the first day of the Washburn University Showcase, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers split a pair of pool-play games Thursday afternoon in Topeka at Washburn’s Falley Field. Manhattan lost to the KC Blaze 7-3 in their opener before taking a game against Home Plate Baseball 4 ...

  • Area youth wins national high jump title

    A Manhattan youth won a national track and field title on Thursday morning. Paris Mikinski won the 9-10-year-old high jump title at the USATF youth championships in Bloomington, Ind. Mikinski won the event with a top jump of 4-foot-1. She is the daughter of former Kansas State and national ...










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