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Softball exceeds in games

Cora Astin

Manhattan Varsity softball has had an eventful April, setting them up with a 9-5 record currently, making them sixth in the West Regional.

Manhattan played McPherson on April 1 for a 1-6 loss. Later that evening Manhattan won their game over Great Bend for a score of 4-1. Softball then traveled to Lawrence Free State and lost 1-4. The next game was at Olathe North High, where they lost 5-15. On April 16, MHS won 7-6 over Hayden at home.

MHS hosted Emporia at Twin Oaks Complex last Friday. The first game was a tough match-up with Manhattan beating Emporia 1-0 with the lone point scored by senior Jaden McGee’s home run.

“Personally it was..we felt like we really needed to win because of Emporia,” sophomore Keylee Schartz said. “We just felt like we needed to win and we got in our heads the first game.”

The girls kept their focus into the second game against Emporia, ending up beating the Spartans 12-0 when McGee got a second home run.

“We were used to the pitchers,” freshman Gracyn Neitzel said. “They only had two and we faced them in the first game so we got a lot more comfortable hitting wise and our defense was good throughout both of the games.”

Manhattan plays next on Monday at Topeka High.

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Peyton Berry
Peyton Berry, Staff Writer
Peyton Berry is a 14-year-old freshman. Throughout a normal school day, Berry looks forward to journalism and history class. A few of her hobbies are golf and softball. Since the start of this school year, Berry’s biggest achievement has been passing qualifications for the golf team. Throughout her life, her parents have always been her biggest supporters and her inspiration.   She describes herself as one who is very helpful, always willing, and kind. Whenever struggling with something, the first thing that she does is talk to someone about what is bothering her, and if that is not an available option, she turns to sports. If Berry could go back to one place again, she would choose Saint George, Utah. As Berry describes what it is like there,   “Utah definitely had a desert feel to it, it was kind of hot there, it was sunny, but it was like, the weather was nice and everything,” Berry said. “Oh, and the sunrises there are beautiful.”   She chose to take 21st Century Journalism for mainly one reason, “I’ve always kind of liked writing.”   If Berry had a time machine, she would tell herself to not give up and to always push herself through the toughest moments. Berry has a specific way of dealing with stressful situations or people. Berry said, “I always tell them everyone has a chance to try a new thing out, and sometimes people don’t think that you can do it, but you actually can do it.”  When asked what her biggest learning experience has been, Berry said, “Probably when one of my teachers from a few years ago explained how they went through a hard time, and how they got through it. The teacher shared some ways how in how they managed to get through those hard times.”   Berry wants it to be known that she is always trying her best. Berry said, “I’m always trying my best, even though sometimes it might not seem like it.” She has a few words of advice for incoming high-schoolers, “try joining classes that offer volunteering at a school event.” By Otis Mazurkiewicz Staff Writer
Cora Astin
Cora Astin, Entertainment Editor
 Cora Astin is a senior on staff and the Mentor’s Entertainment Editor. She spent the last three years as a photographer for the publications, only becoming a page editor second semester of her senior year. She comes from a family of four and is an Army Brat. Astin loves photography and frequently spends time in nature taking photos. She aspires to help others and wants to become an interior designer so she can work on homes for the less fortunate.

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