Sports

  • General Activities | June 27, 2014

    17ers split in Topeka

    Playing in the first day of the Washburn University Showcase, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers split a pair of pool-play games Thursday afternoon in Topeka at Washburn’s Falley Field. Manhattan lost to the KC Blaze 7-3 in their opener before taking a

  • General Activities | June 26, 2014

    Area youth wins national high jump title

    A Manhattan youth won a national track and field title on Thursday morning. Paris Mikinski won the 9-10-year-old high jump title at the USATF youth championships in Bloomington, Ind. Mikinski won the event with a top jump of 4-foot-1. She is the daughter of

  • General Activities | June 25, 2014

    17ers fall 8-6 in Kansas City

    The American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers grabbed a 5-0 lead early on Tuesday in Kansas City, but couldn’t hang on in an 8-6 loss to the Johnson County Hornets. The 17ers scored five runs in the third inning of the wood-bat contest, but

  • General Activities | June 25, 2014

    Titans win Major USSSA Mo-Kan title

    The 11-and-under Manhattan Titans won the championship of the USSSA Major Divison Mo-Kan state tournament this past weekend in the Kansas City area. That put them at the top of the top division of the 340 11-and-under teams in Kansas and Missouri. In pool play, the

  • General Activities | June 25, 2014

    Optimist Aftershock take 5th

    The Manhattan Optimist Aftershock softball team played in the Kansas City Summer Smash this weekend. The Aftershock lost their first game 8-0 to Mid-Mo Evolution from Waynesville, Mo., the eventual winners of the tournament. Makayla Tegtmeier had the pitching duties and Ashley Faiola caught. Jayden

  • General Activities | June 24, 2014

    Optimist Bullets fifth at Summer Smash

    The Optimist Bullets 14-and-under B team competed in the Summer Smash in Kansas City this past weekend. In a field of 17 teams and with only one starting pitcher able to make the trip, the Bullets finished the three-day event tied for fifth. The Bullets went 2

  • General Activities | June 24, 2014

    Moxie takes third

    The Manhattan Optimist 18-and-under Moxie went 8-2 and finished third in the Summer Smash in Kansas City last weekend. The Moxie opened the weekend on Friday night with a game against the Columbia Rockers, winning 14-0. Brynn Hammett was a dual threat going 2 for 2 and

  • General Activities | June 24, 2014

    KBCA All-Star game

    The KBCA All-Star game will take place this Saturday on the campus of Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina.  The girls’ KBCA game will be at 6 p.m. followed by the boys’ game. The KBCA will also induct its Hall of Fame members at halftime.

  • General Activities | June 24, 2014

    Sting takes first at Summer Smash

    The Manhattan Optimist 18-and-under class B Sting traveled to Kansas City and brought home first place in the lower bracket of the Summer Smash tournament this past weekend. The 20-team tournament started with four pool games to determine what bracket they would play in. The

  • General Activities | June 23, 2014

    17ers lose in rainy end to weekend

    After a mostly forgettable weekend at the Kansas State Showcase, the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers didn’t care that it was raining. With Manhattan trailing the Wichita Sluggers by a run after six complete innings, umpires tried to call the game amidst a


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