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  • 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 ...

  • Gritton scores hole-in-one

    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. ...

  • Real Kansas United to merge with Sporting Kaw Valley

    Real Kansas United has decided to merge with Sporting Kaw Valley, an official Academy Affiliate for Sporting Kansas City. The move expands opportunities for youth soccer players across northeast Kansas with the new club providing services to more than 2,500 youth soccer players between the ages of 3-18 across Manhattan, Topeka ...

  • Manhattan Diamonds open season

    The Manhattan Diamonds 10-and-under softball team started its second season by competing in Hutchinson at the Battle of the Rings Tournament this past weekend.  The Diamonds lost their first game against the Derby Lightening, 9-1, with pitchers Ava Widman earning five strikeouts and Addi Cox adding two.  Leading ...

  • Bath’s love of hunting brings new rewards Archery1.mercury

    Jim Bath just wanted to be better. After 25 years of bow hunting, something was missing. Bath, who outfitted and flew hunters to Alaska during the 1970s and 80s, said something changed during one flight. “One of the big turning points I had was I was flying around and I was ...










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