The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under fastpitch softball team made its debut for the 2016 softball season at South Lakes Softball complex in Wichita. Facing tough competition was made more complicated by a lack of practices. The team hadn’t worked much together because of high
The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers opened their season on the road Monday night with a 14-6 run-rule win over McPherson in seven innings. Manhattan struck quickly in the game, taking a 4-0 lead in the top of the first with all of the damage
Jillian Harkin of Manhattan won the Kansas District tennis championship in girls 14-and-under singles this past weekend. Her brother, Dan Harkin, got second place on the boys’ side. Jillian easily beat three opponents - dropping only three games in six sets - to take the
Manhattan’s Midwest Stix 12-and-under AAA baseball team competed in the Hawaiian Hitfest in Kansas City, Missouri, over the weekend. The Hitfest is one of the nation’s largest youth baseball tournaments, with more than 650 teams spanning nine age ranges and at least three divisions
The Manhattan Optimist Diamonds 10-and-under softball team played in the Wildcat Classic Tournament in Manhattan this weekend, going undefeated in bracket play Saturday before dropping its first game in bracket play. The Diamonds’ first game against the Fireballs was a close win with a score
Joe Moore broke his own record and then made a little history. The Manhattan resident won the Bill Snyder Highway Half-Marathon on Saturday with a time of 1:04:07, beating the course record he sat last year and breaking the Kansas state record of 1:04:25. Moore won last
The Manhattan Optimist Sweet Heat played in Wichita this weekend in an ASA 12-and-under “C” tournament with a 12-team bracket. The Sweet Heat faced the Lady Crushers and came out on top, 11-3. They then played The Twisters, winning 14-2. Saturday’s final game of
The Manhattan Diamonds 10-and-under softball team played in the MSP Love Mother’s Day Tournament in Shawnee over the weekend, finishing with a 2-2 record. The Diamonds won their first game Friday against the Liberty Royals, 10-3, with pitchers Jaden McGee and Emersyn Colby combining
The Manhattan Optimist Xtreme 12UB team won four games and tied one this past weekend to win the Spring Slam in Manhattan. On Saturday, pitcher Toree Hoobler allowed one hit, as the Xtreme beat the Chapman Irish, 14-2. In the next game, Sophia Haverkamp allowed
Casey Gritton got a hole-in-one on April 19 at Colbert Hills’ par-3 course. Gritton’s hole-in-one came on the fourth hole and he used a 7-iron. Mitch Munsen and Jake Cox witnessed Gritton’s accomplishment.
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