I’ll add to the recommendation of Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun. I came for the jabs at shojo manga tropes, I stayed for the excellent comic timing and sensibility.
I recently picked up Right Stuf’s rescue of the late 90s girl’s baseball anime, Princess Nine. It’s pretty cheesy sometimes, and the main romantic interest is annoying, but I like how the girls all interact and become friends. I have zero interest in real sports played by by real humans, but I really liked it.