Kurogane, Cross Manage Recommendations
Kurogane and Cross Manage may focus on different sports, but fate seems to land both series' protagonists into the a story of recreational fun. There's a decent amount of focus in both series in regards to competition with their sport. In Kurogane, the series focuses on kendo while Cross Manage is about lacrosse. There's a good amount of comedy present in both series as well as character building. Do take note that Kurogane has a noticeable supernatural element involving the main male protagonist who gains an unusual ability.