General Activities

  • Manko Jrs split with Kansas Senators

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers earned a split on the road against the Kansas Senators Thursday night in Topeka, after rain took away the team’s lone scheduled home games on Tuesday and forced a change in venue. Despite the added travel, the 17ers took Game 1 from the ...

  • Bikers make a stop in Manhattan Sullivanshorz.phatch

    Cycling enthusiasts from far and wide made their way through Manhattan Wednesday for a much-needed pit-stop at Blue Earth Plaza as more than 800 bikers continued their participation in this year’s Bike Across Kansas event. This year’s route totals 555 miles and started at the Colorado border in the southwest ...

  • Seventh Poyntz Mile set for Friday

    In six years, Susan Melgares has seen the Poyntz Avenue Mile road race grow. On Friday, she hopes cooler temperatures and a strong field of competitors will give the community a fun night down a mile-long strip of Manhattan’s business district. “We’ve had some years where it’s ...

  • Flint Hills Soccer Club to conduct tryouts

    The Flint Hills Soccer Club, with teams for area youth ranging from age 6 and up, will hold tryouts for its fall 2014 and spring 2015 teams, beginning this weekend. The tryouts start this Saturday, June 14, and continue on June 21 and June 28. Boys and girls ages 6-10 (born on or after Aug. 1, 2004) will ...

  • Manhattan Optimist Moxie compete in Wamego

    In a makeshift tournament due to the rain, the Manhattan Optimist 18-and-under Moxie played two pool play games and then competed in a four-team single elimination tournament this past weekend at home.  In the opening game, Moxie was successful with a 6-2 over the Lady Indians of Manhattan. All ...

  • Marlins to host Little Apple Invite this weekend

    The Manhattan Marlins swim team will host the annual Little Apple Invitational swim meet this Saturday and Sunday at the City Pool in City Park. Races run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with warm-ups starting at 8:30 a.m. each day. Admission is free and open to the public, with ...

  • Optimist Bullets runners-up in “Lil’ Apple”

    The Manhattan Optimist 14-and-under Bullets competed this weekend in the “Bite Out of the Lil’ Apple” softball tournament, finishing in second place. Key injuries continued to handcuff the team for the second weekend in a row. After going 1-1 in pool play, the Bullets would finally have both starting pitchers ...

  • Optimist Sting earns first place

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting placed first in the “Bite Out of the Lil’ Apple” softball tournament’s 18-and-under B division this past weekend.  After rain postponed the tournament on Saturday, play resumed Sunday morning for a shortened one-day tournament in Wamego. The Sting began pool play against the Topeka ...

  • Optimist Afterschock takes 3rd at home tourney

    The Manhattan Optimist Aftershock took third in the rain-shortened “Bite Out of the Lil’ Apple” softball tournament this past weekend. The Lawrence Stingrays won the first game, 9-3. Makayla Tegtmeier and Ashley Faiola handled the pitching duties with Olivia Lee catching. Singles by Jayden Weers, Faiola and Tia Wood were ...

  • Optimist Monarchs go 1-3 in Manhattan

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs 12-and-under fastpitch softball team earned a 1-3 record this weekend at the rain-shortened “Bite Out of the Lil’ Apple” softball tournament in Manhattan and Wamego. The Monarchs opened pool play with an 11-4 loss to the Misfits. Clara Carter, Morgan Wesley and Ellie Hacker each had ...

  • 17ers take 3rd at TOC to cap weekend Leonvert.phatch

    Down one run to St. Joseph Post 11 with two outs in the bottom of the fifth, Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers’ coach Steve Disbrow decided to roll the dice. It almost cost him his shortstop. On the first pitch of Wes Whitney’s at-bat, with Garrett Francis at third, ...

  • Lindsey loses his UFC debut

    It wasn’t the debut Manhattan’s Jake “The Librarian” Lindsey was hoping for on Saturday night. Making his first appearance in the UFC, Lindsey lost to Jon Tuck by technical knockout (verbal tapout) 2:47 into the third and final round at the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, N.M. Tuck (8-1), ...










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