Saturday, August 29, 2015



Sports

  • General Activities | July 12, 2015

    Woods honored for classroom success

    University of Kansas and Manhattan High graduate Michelle Woods was selected by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association as a member of the All-American Scholar Team, the organization announced early this week. Woods was one of more than 750 golfers that made the cut and was

  • General Activities | July 12, 2015

    Gritton shines at MJGA tournament

    Playing at a tournament hosted by the Manhattan Junior Golf Association on Thursday, Cole Gritton was on his game. The senior-to-be at Manhattan High won his age division at the tournament by 23 strokes, firing a 5-under 65 at the Manhattan Country Club. Gritton carded four birdies

  • General Activities | July 10, 2015

    17ers’ strong start ends in 11-1 win over Alma

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers put together a complete effort in their win over Alma-Wabaunsee in Thursday’s opener at Junction City’s Post 45 17U tournament. The 17ers defeated Alma 11-1 in a run-rule shortened game at Rathert Stadium. Strong pitching, solid defense and

  • General Activities | July 08, 2015

    Tajchman leads 17ers past Wamego

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    When Denton Tajchman takes the mound for the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers, he does not have the frame of a player that most would consider imposing. Summer baseball rosters don’t include height and weight, but nine months ago, Tajchman was listed at 5-foot-3

  • General Activities | July 08, 2015

    Famous cowboy monkey coming to Kaw Valley Rodeo

    The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association is proud to announce three-time Pro Rodeo Entertainer of the Year, Whiplash The Cowboy Monkey, as its specialty act for this year’s Kaw Valley Rodeo — July 23-25 — at Wells Arena in CiCo Park in Manhattan. Whiplash, a talented capuchin

  • General Activities | July 08, 2015

    Optimist Sting takes 2nd at Freedom Festival

    The Manhattan Optimist Sting brought home second place at the Freedom Festival 18-and-under fastpitch tournament this past weekend in Kansas City. The Sting (27-9) remained undefeated through its two pool games and three double elimination bracket games until losing the championship games. Jordan Ummel pitched

  • General Activities | July 08, 2015

    Moxie takes third in Iowa tourney

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie competed in the 11th Annual Shriner’s Tournament this past weekend in Quad Cities, Iowa —  going 5-1 and finishing tied for third place. The tournament started on Friday night with the Moxie beating Quad City Shockers, 3-0. The Moxie (19-11)

  • General Activities | July 08, 2015

    Parks and Rec to host girls’ basketball camp

    Manhattan Parks and Recreation will be holding its Little Apple Girls’ Basketball Camp next week, July 13-17 in the North Gym at MHS-West. There will be a section each day for incoming third through sixth graders from 10 a.m. to noon, and a session for

  • Columns |General Activities | July 06, 2015

    Cameron: Americans made this win look easy

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    KANSAS CITY — Tension is both the best and the worst thing about a massive game. Like the thousands of others crammed into the downtown Power & Light District for the Women’s World Cup final with the U.S. facing relentless defending champ Japan, I

  • General Activities | July 06, 2015

    Prime takes second at Concordia Blast

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under softball team came in second place in the Concordia Blast tournament this past weekend. They beat NCK Softball in the first game, 7-5. Alyssa Mitoska pitched with Makayla Tegtmeier behind the plate. Prime’s first score was a solo home


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