Thursday, September 3, 2015



Sports

  • General Activities | June 19, 2015

    Manhattan Optimist Rebels third at State

    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

  • General Activities | June 19, 2015

    Manhattan Optimist Fury

    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.

  • General Activities | June 18, 2015

    17ers defeat Junction City

    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

  • General Activities | June 17, 2015

    Double Play wins tourney

    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

  • General Activities | June 17, 2015

    Monarchs 3rd at ‘C’ State

    The Manhattan Optimist Monarchs earned a tie for third place in the rain-shortened “C” State Championship tournament in Topeka. The Monarchs opened the double-elimination tournament by defeating the Flint Hills Wind, 4-3. Laney Scott, Caitlin Donahue, Abigail Chainey, Morgan Wesley and Tarah Henderson all had

  • General Activities | June 16, 2015

    Optimist Bullets play at June Bug Jam

    The Optimist Bullets fastpitch softball team traveled to Beatrice, Neb., to compete in the 16-and-under division of the June Bug Jam last weekend. The team went 3-2 to finish in the middle of the pack for the event. The Bullets lost a close one in

  • General Activities | June 15, 2015

    Moxie go 1-3 at Topeka tournament

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie went 1-3 in this past weekend’s tournament in Topeka. In the opening pool play game, the Moxie faced NCK Adrenaline, losing 18-1. Alexis Wilson went 2 for 2 and Jessica Kildow had the only other single in the game.  In the

  • General Activities | June 15, 2015

    Sweet Heat plays in Topeka

    The Manhattan Optimist 12-and-under Sweet Heat softball team traveled to Topeka for the Ken Berry USSSA tournament this past weekend.  They started play against the Pink Lightning, losing 6-1. The Sweet Heat were tied with the Pink Lightning through five innings, but allowed the

  • General Activities | June 14, 2015

    17ers end weekend with 5-3 win over Rock Creek

    After going 0-2 at the Battle of Omaha this weekend, the Manhattan American Legion Manko 17ers returned home and defeated the Rock Creek Legion, 5-3, on Saturday. The 17ers were outhit in the Saturday contest, 9-6, but managed to outscore their opponent in the win

  • General Activities | June 12, 2015

    Optimist Rebels third

    The Manhattan Optimist Rebels 14-and-under fastpitch softball team competed in the Bite Outta the Lil Apple tournament last weekend, ending with a 4-1 record. The Rebels won their first game 8-1 against the Beatrice Pumas.  Lindsey Wilson was the winning pitcher. Wilson, Cheever, Janae


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