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  • 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 ...

  • Youth golfer gets hole-in-one

    A local Manhattan youth golfer scored a hole-in-one during a Manhattan First Tee event on Friday at Colbert Hills. Playing on the par-3 course, 12-year-old Ira Likes used a 5-iron to hole the ball in from 85 yards out on the third hole during a play day activity. The achievement was ...

  • Salina nips Manko 17ers

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers started hot Tuesday evening in Salina but couldn’t keep the momentum going in a 4-3 loss to the Salina Falcons in a nine-inning game at Dean Evans Stadium. Manko scored all three of its runs in the top of the first, beginning the ...

  • Harkin wins regional tournament in Omaha

    Jill Harkin won a major regional tournament, and two other Manhattan players competed with distinction at the Missouri Valley Tennis Association’s “Supers” event in Omaha, Neb., this past weekend. Harkin won the title for girls 12-and-under singles at the event, which includes the top 32 players from the five-state region ...

  • FHSC to hold open tryouts

    The Flint Hills Soccer Club is inviting area youth to participate in its open trouts for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 seasons. Tryouts will begin this weekend with boys and girls born in 2007 or after on Friday from 7-8 p.m. On Saturday, boys and girls born between 2003 and 2006 will tryout ...

  • Optimist Prime goes 0-4 in KC

    The Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under fastpitch softball team played in the Hawaiian Hitfest in Kansas City, Missouri, this weekend. In each pool play game, the teams voted for the MVP on the opposing team. Lack of offense plagued the Prime team all weekend long. In the first game, it met ...

  • Optimist Moxie takes 2nd in OKC

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie 18-and-under fastpitch softball team competed at the 2016 Oklahoma City Classic this past weekend, finishing 4-0 in 18B pool play and playing four games on Monday through the bracket to take second place. The Moxie finished in second behind a team from Shreveport, Louisiana. Brynn Hammett pitched ...

  • Manko wins TOC consolation game, 5-3 Manko11.mercury

    Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers coach Steve Disbrow knows his team needs to be opportunistic in order to win many games this summer. With five runs on three hits in a 5-3 win over Littleton, Colo., on Sunday morning, the 17ers made the most of what they could get offensively ...

  • Monarchs take 2nd in Kansas City

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs 14-and-under softball team took second place in the USSSA Memorial Day NIT Lower Flight championship in the Kansas City-metro area over the weekend. The Monarchs were winless in pool play, falling to the Trojanettes (8-3), the Blues (15-3), the Renegades Blue (11-2), the Legends (7-1), the ...

  • St. Joe’s logs 15 singles in run-rule win over Manko Manko10.mercury

    Just a day removed from a 15-0 blowout loss to Bellevue West Thursday at the Manhattan Tournament of Champions, Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers manager Steve Disbrow was hoping for a resurgence from his team Friday against St. Joe’s (Mo.) Post 11. That, however, is not what Disbrow got. Instead, ...

  • 17ers drop TOC opener Bollman.mercury

    The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers started their weekend hosting the Tournament of Champions with a 15-0 loss to Bellevue West in their first pool play game Thursday night at Tointon Family Stadium. Manhattan struggled both offensively and defensively against an older and more experienced team in Bellevue in the ...










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