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  • General Activities | June 25, 2013

    Optimist Aftershock play in Chapman

    The Manhattan Optimist 14-and-under Aftershock played in the Lady Irish Invitational this past weekend in Chapman.  On Saturday, they faced the Fort Riley Gold Rush, winning 12-0. Michaela Hays pitched and Olivia Lee caught. Alyssa Mitoska, Alyssa Sias, Lee and Hays each singled. Alex

  • General Activities | June 25, 2013

    Optimist Lasers finish seventh

    The Manhattan Optimist 18-and-under Lasers softball team went 2-5 record at the Summer Smash this past weekend in Lenexa to finish seventh in the 15-team field. The Lasers opened pool play Friday night with a 4-0 win over the NEMO Extreme. Aubrey Jung struck out

  • General Activities | June 25, 2013

    Optimist Moxie take second

    The Manhattan Optimist 18-and-under Moxie finished second in the the Ozark Classic NIT this past weekend in Branson Mo. The Moxie went 2-1 in pool play, and 2-1 in bracket play for the runner-up finish. On Friday, the Moxie opened pool play with the Regal

  • General Activities | June 25, 2013

    Optimist Bullets take fourth

    The Optimist 12-and-under Bullets went 7-2 and finished fourth this past weekend at the Summer Smash in Lenexa. In pool play, the Bullets were a perfect 4-0.  The Bullets won the first game against Flame Throwers 10-0 and then defeated the SWAT 4-1. 

  • General Activities | June 25, 2013

    Optimist Lady Indians finish 13th

    The Manhattan Optimist 13-and-under Lady Indians finished 13th this past weekend at the three-day Summer Smash in Lenexa. The squad posted a 3-0-1 record to win its pool in early-round games. The Lady Indians defeated Tanel 360 Missouri 10-1, the KC Panthers 12-0 and the

  • General Activities | June 25, 2013

    Optimist Double Play competes in Topeka

    The Manhattan Optimist 10-and-under Double Play participated in the state tournament June 13-14 in Topeka. After losing 6-4 in their opening game against the Eudora Flames, the team bounced back with a pair of wins on Saturday. In the first game, they defeated the Garden

  • General Activities | June 24, 2013

    Area tennis players bring home trophies

    Four young Manhattan tennis players brought home trophies over the weekend from tournaments in Topeka and Kansas City. Daniel Harkin won the title in boys 14-and-under singles, while his sister Jillian won the trophy in girls 14-and-under singles at the Jayhawk Junior Open in Topeka.

  • General Activities | June 23, 2013

    Junior 17ers cruise to 26-3 rout at home

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko junior 17ers routed Wamego’s 16-and-under club 26-3 Saturday evening at the Eisenhower Baseball Complex. Manhattan run-ruled the game after five innings. “We knew coming in we’d be a superior team,” Manko head coach Dan Rumsey said. “So I

  • General Activities | June 23, 2013

    Senior 17ers finish 3-1 at KU showcase

    After a slow day on offense in two games Friday, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers got the bats going in their final game Saturday at the Jayhawk Classic 18U showcase. The 17ers beat the Kansas City-based Orioles Navy team 16-6, scoring 11 runs in

  • General Activities | June 21, 2013

    Senior 17ers snag a pair of wins this week

    After struggling to a winless record in Oklahoma City last weekend and watching a pair of games get rained out, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers were ready for a shot at redemption this week. That chance came on Wednesday, a day late after

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