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  • Diamonds compete at Topeka tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Diamonds competed at the USSSA State Class C 10-and-under tournament in Topeka over the weekend. The Diamonds opened with a battle against the Patriots for their first game Saturday, earning an 8-7 win. Addi Cox pitched the first inning, and Ava Widman came in for relief, pitching ...

  • Moxie play at Father’s Day tournament

    This weekend the Manhattan Optimist Moxie competed in a Father’s Day Tournament at Clinton Lake in Lawrence, going 4-1. In Saturday action the Moxie faced Lightning Fastpitch KC in a back-and-forth game, winning 9-6. The Moxie scored five runs in the fifth inning to secure the win. Demi Kunkel ...

  • Manko goes 3-1 in Omaha pool play

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers completed pool play at the Battle of Omaha on Saturday with a 3-1 record to finish second in their group. The 17ers finished off pool play with a 13-1 win over Bryan (Nebraska) High. Manko needed just five innings to put away Bryan, getting ...

  • Flint Hills Soccer Club holding tryouts

    The Flint Hills Soccer Club is holding the last session of its open tryouts for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 seasons on Saturday at Anneberg Park. The session for boys and girls born between 2003 and 2006 will run from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The session for boys and girls born between 2007 ...

  • Monarchs play in Manhattan tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs 14U softball team participated in the Bite Outta the Li’l Apple tournament over the weekend, compiling an 0-4 record. The Monarchs began with a 10-6 pool play loss to the Revolution. Morgan Searle had a pair of hits, and Macy Roever, Brittany Fink, Caitlin Donahue, ...

  • Manko edges Salina, 8-7 Manko17.mercury

    For awhile on Tuesday night, it seemed like the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers mentally just weren’t in the game. But after allowing numerous runs on errors early in the game, Manko rallied with four runs in the fourth and held on to win 8-7 at Norvell Field. The ...

  • Soccer Saturdays set at Anneberg Park

    Little Apple Soccer Club will host Free Soccer Saturdays for area youth ages 6 to 13 at Frank Annenberg Park in Manhattan. The sessions will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. every Saturday from June 18 to Aug. 9. The program, made possible by a grant from the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, is an opportunity ...

  • Manko goes 1-1 on final day of Super 16

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers went 1-1 in the final day of action in the Super 16 tournament on Sunday in Manhattan. Manko won the first game of bracket play over Rawlings Tigers 17 Orange, 9-4, to advance to the Black pool final, before losing to Inside Edge 16 Red, 6-5, to ...

  • Prime compete in Manhattan tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime played in the Bite Outta the Lil’ Apple tournament in Manhattan and Wamego this past weekend, competing in four games. In the first game of the weekend, the Holton Ruffnecks beat the Prime 18-2.  Makayla Tegtmeier was the losing pitcher with relief from Alyssa Mitoska. ...

  • Sweet Heat plays in Bite Outta the Lil’ Apple

    The Manhattan Optimist Sweet Heat 12U B played in the Bite Outta the Lil’ Apple tournament over the weekend. The Sweet Heat started out against the SideKicks, losing 8-3. The Sweet Heat won the second game against Lawrence Phenix Folks, 4-0. The final game of the day was a 14-6 ...

  • Moxie go 3-2 in Manhattan tournament

    The 18U Manhattan Optimist Moxie competed in the Bite Outta the Lil’ Apple tournament this weekend. The Moxie went 3-2 in the tournament. In pool play, the Moxie defeated Topeka Fury 9-0. Brynn Hammett and Chelsey Henry worked from the mound for the shutout including six combined strike outs.  ...

  • Claussen, Manko blank Nationals Manko3.mercury

    It isn’t every day that a manager cuts his catcher loose to call an entire game at the high school level, but that’s what Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers coach Steve Disbrow did Saturday evening at Norvell Field in Manhattan. And it worked out pretty well for him ...










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