• General Activities | June 27, 2012

    Aftershock plays in state tourney

    The Manhattan Optimist Aftershock 14-and-under fastpitch softball team played in the USSSA C state tournament in Topeka at the Ken Berry Complex over the weekend. The Aftershock defeated the Blue Heat from Holton 2-1 in their first game.  Jayden Weers and Makayla Tegtmeier shared

  • General Activities | June 27, 2012

    X-Plosion competes in state tourney

    The Manhattan Optimist X-Plosion competed in the Kansas USSSA C state this past weekend. On Friday night, the X-Plosion lost their first game against the Phenix-Howe from Lawrence 3-2.  Suther took the loss in the circle, allowing only three hits, striking out eight and

  • General Activities | June 27, 2012

    Bullets fifth in USSSA State

    The Optimist Bullets placed fifth in the USSSA 12-and-under C state tournament this past weekend. In a field of 20 teams, the Bullets went 3-2. The Bullets won their first game of the tournament by defeating the Baseburners 3-1.  Sydney Hefty was 2-for-2 from the

  • General Activities | June 27, 2012

    Watkins finishes tied for 15th

    Former Kansas State golfer Aaron Watkins finished in a tie for 15th at the U.S. Open Golf Championship on Sunday. Watkins finished with a score of 6-over par, just five shots off the winning score of 1-over par. Watkins shot a consistent 71-72-71

  • General Activities | June 27, 2012

    Senior 17ers drop third straight game

    Luke Snyder saw his team get shut out for a second straight day on Saturday as Mountain Vista defeated the American Legion Manhattan Manko Senior 17ers 8-0 at the Kansas State University Team Camp. And although there was nothing to show for it on the

  • General Activities | June 27, 2012

    Manko Jrs drop two at Wamego

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko Junior 17ers lost tight battles over the weekend at the Wamego American Legion tournament. The 17ers dropped Friday night’s game against Royal Valley 4-3, and lost another tight game Saturday afternoon to Wellington, 2-1. “We were a lot better

  • General Activities | June 27, 2012

    Del Valle sets Poyntz Mile record

    Wearing his Kansas State purple track and field uniform, Armando Del Valle broke the Poyntz Avenue Mile record on Friday. Running the fastest road mile race in Manhattan history, Del Valle finished with a time of 4:07.71, shattering the record of 4:20 held by Tim Testa, Kory

  • General Activities | June 27, 2012

    James Marshall wins inaugural Colbert Charity Classic


    James Marshall called it the best nine-hole stretch of his golfing career. It resulted in the biggest payday of his life. Marshall, a 24-year old from Fayetteville, Ark., shot an 8-under 28 on the back nine in the final day of the Colbert Charity Classic at

  • General Activities | June 20, 2012

    Mistakes doom Senior 17ers in loss

    Junction City and the American Legion Manhattan Manko Senior 17ers each collected five hits as a team on Thursday. The problem was the Blue Jays scored five more runs than their opposition, defeating Manko 6-1 in its first game of pool play at the Kansas

  • General Activities | June 20, 2012

    Marshall takes lead at Colbert Classic

    Shooting the low round of the tournament thus far, James Marshall fought through another day of windy conditions to shoot a 6-under par score of 66 at the Colbert Charity Classic. The score brought the Fayetteville, Ark., natives’ tournament total to 7-under par, giving him a

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