The 10-and-under Manhattan Optimist Diamonds softball team went 2-3 last week at the Hawaiian Hitfest in Lees Summit, Mo. The Diamonds faced teams from Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. Meg Henry led the pitching efforts for the Diamonds with 23 strikeouts. Logan Neitzel and
Lack of hitting made for a short visit to the USSSA West State tournament last weekend in El Dorado for the Manhattan Optimist Prime 18-and-under fastpitch softball team. The Wichita Elite beat the Prime 7-0 in the first game. Grace Suther pitched with relief from
The Manhattan Optimist Sting went 8-3 to earn second place last weekend at the Summer Smash 18-and-under fastpitch tournament in Kansas City. The Sting — now 22-7 this season — won the first pool game Friday against the Southern Strike, 5-0. Sydney Bannister pitched with six strikeouts
The Manhattan Optimist Moxie claimed fourth place in the Summer Smash tournament in Kansas City last weekend. The Moxie went 6-3 in the tournament. The Moxie opened the tournament with a 10-1 win over Emporia Energy on Friday night. Olivia Lee went 3 for 3 while Kayla
The Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers finished off the Kansas State Showcase on Sunday with a 12-2 win over KCSC Blaze 18 in Wamego. The 17ers came back from a 2-1 deficit late in the game to score 11 runs over the fourth and fifth innings to
WAMEGO — Playing a pair of games in the grueling summer heat on Saturday, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers won early in the day and lost their second game at the KSU Showcase. The 17ers opened the day with a morning game in Wamego and
The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under softball team recently competed in the USSSA C State tournament in Topeka, taking home the third-place trophy. The Rebels won the first game, 6-2, against Ninja Warriors from Topeka. Lindsey Wilson pitched a complete game, recording nine strikeouts. Offensive standouts
The Manhattan Optimist Fury posted a 3-2 record at the Hawaiian Hitfest in Wichita last weekend, bringing their overall record to 9-5. The Fury opened with a 6-1 win over the Impact. Katie Suther and Shelby Downard each hit a home run in the victory.
Wednesday night’s nine innings of baseball between the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers and Junction City was far from perfect, but the 17ers did enough to hold on for the win, 7-6. Manhattan took advantage of eight Junction City defensive errors in the win
The Manhattan Optimist Double Play U12 fastpitch softball team saw action May 30-31 at the School’s Out Celebration tournament at High Park in Derby. In pool play, the team was 3-1 and received the top seed entering bracket play. The team then cruised
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