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  • 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 ...

  • All-MEL baseball released

    The Flint Hills region was well-represented in this year’s all-Mid East League team, with six athletes named to the all-league team while four more were honorably mentioned. Rock Creek had the most all-league members of any of the league’s six schools, with Tucker Gehrt, Justin Reiss, Caleb Rogge ...

  • Optimist Prime goes 1-6 in debut

    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 school softball and rainy weather. ...

  • 17ers open season with run-rule win

    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 coming with two outs. The 17 ...

  • Harkins compete at district championship

    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 title in the round-robin format ...

  • Midwest Stix compete at Hawaiian Hitfest

    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 per age group. The Stix ...

  • Optimist Diamonds compete in Wildcat Classic Tournament

    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 of 11-10.  Pitcher Addi ...

  • Moore breaks Kansas half-marathon record Mensoverall.mercury

    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 year’s race with a ...

  • Optimist Sweet Heat wins in Wichita

    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 day for the Sweet ...

  • Manhattan Diamonds win two in Shawnee

    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 for a no-hitter. Maxine Doering ...

  • Optimist Xtreme wins Spring Slam

    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 one earned run on three ...










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