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  • 17ers beat St. Joes for 2nd straight win

    Things didn’t look good for the Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers on Thursday. But after a 10-9 win over Hays on Friday and an 11-3 win over St. Joseph, Mo., on Saturday morning the 17ers looked like they were starting to show progress. The 17ers will play St. ...

  • 17ers still looking for their first win

    Two days after losing by 10 runs in their season opener, things didn’t go much better for the Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers on Thursday in the opening day of the Tournament of Champions. But despite 9-1 and 9-2 losses at Tointon Family Stadium, new 17ers coach Steve Disbrow ...

  • Manko juniors split at TOC Olson.phatch

    In their only action of the weekend, the Manhattan American Legion Manko junior 17ers split a pair of games at the Tournament of Champions on Thursday. The 17ers opened the night at Tointon Family Stadium with a 13-5 loss to the Salina Hawks, before winning the nightcap against the Junction ...

  • Bullets fourth in Cap City Showdown

    The Bullets were in Topeka to compete in the Cap City Showdown this past weekend.  The tournament featured an extended play format from the standard 70-minute time limit. Bullet pitcher Alex Hoelscher handled the first game of the tournament nicely in an 8-3 win over the Lunachix.  Hoelscher ...

  • Monarchs play in Topeka tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs 12-and-Uunder softball team competed in the Cap City Showdown in Topeka over the weekend, compiling a 1-4 record. The Monarchs opened pool play with an 11-4 loss to the Topeka Electric Storm. Clara Carter led the Monarch attack with two singles and two runs scored, while ...

  • 17ers lose summer opener, 11-1 Manko4.phatch

    The final score of Tuesday’s season opener wasn’t all that mattered to Steve Disbrow. The Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers’ coach is new to the program and unfamiliar with many of his players. And ahead of this weekend’s Tournament of Champions — beginning Thursday at Tointon Family ...

  • Senior 17ers to open season tonight

    When the Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers take the field tonight, it will be a little more than 48 hours since the team’s rosters became final on Sunday. But new 17ers’ coach Steve Disbrow said regardless of how much time they’ve had to get ready for the season, ...

  • Moxie opens with sweep of Clay Center

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie 18-and-under softball team opened this weekend with a pair of wins against Clay Center.  In the first game, the Moxie had 14 hits, including three doubles. Multiple hit games came from Blair Campbell with two singles, Brynn Hammett with a single and double, Alexis Wilson with ...

  • Manhattan Optimist Sting takes second

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting traveled to Topeka for their first tournament and placed second in the Capitol City Showdown 18-and-under class A division. In the first game of pool play against the Topeka Thunder, Sydney Bannister led the team to a 3-0 win by striking out 13 batters. Jordan Ummel came ...

  • Aftershock takes second in Topeka

    The Manhattan Optimist Aftershock 16-and-under softball team opened their season with a second-place finish at the Ken Berry complex in Topeka.  They beat the Topeka Scorpions in the first game, 13-6. Ashley Faiola was the winning pitcher and leading hitters for the game were Faiola with two singles, Jayden ...

  • Steve Disbrow to coach senior 17ers

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko senior 17ers will have a new look when they take the field for the first game of the season Tuesday night. For the first time in seven years, the 17ers will have a new head coach leading the senior team. Steve Disbrow, a 2000 Manhattan High ...

  • Optimist 12U Double Play competes in tournaments

    The Manhattan Optimist 12-and-under Double Play competed in two tournaments in May.  First, on May 10 at Twin Oaks, the team went 3-2. The second tournament was at Lake Shawnee where the team had two wins and two losses. At Twin Oaks, the team started with a win against the ...







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