Wednesday's sports in brief
Hesston Collegedrops two matchesHESSTON — The Hesston College volleyball team dropped a pair of matches.Monday, Hesston fell to Allen County Community College 25-12, 25-21, 25-19 in National Junior College Athletic Association Division II, Region VI play.Friday, Hesston fell on the road to the Tabor College junior varsity 25-21, 25-18, 25-22.Against Allen County, Alyssa Horst had seven kills, followed by Kate Stuery with five. Hannah Hoffman had 13 assists. Hoffman had two aces. Janelle Jenkins had 11 digs. Kendra Mast had three blocks.Against Tabor, Host had eight kills, followed by Delaney Schlake and Megan McFadden with six each. Hoffman had 15 assists, followed by Keyla Thacker with eight. Mast served three aces. Jenkins had seven digs, followed by Mast with six. McFadden had two blocks.Hesston is 2-26, 2-8 in Region VI play. Hesston plays at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Highland Community College.vs. Tabor k as ac d bJenkins 0 1 0 7 0Horst 8 0 0 1 0Hoffman 3 15 0 1 1Steury 4 0 0 0 1Schlake 6 0 1 3 0Martin 0 0 1 1 0Thacker 0 8 0 1 0Mast 2 0 0 6 1Chapman 0 0 0 2 0McFadden 6 0 0 2 2vs. Allen County k as ac d bJenkins 0 0 1 11 0Horst 7 0 0 1 0Hoffman 1 13 2 3 0Steury 5 0 0 0 2Schlake 2 0 1 3 2Martin 0 0 0 1 0Thacker 0 2 0 1 0Mast 1 0 1 8 3Chapman 0 0 0 5 0McFadden 2 0 0 1 1k-kills, as-assists, ac-aces, d-digs, b-total blocks.‘Hesston Hoopla’slated for SundayHESSTON — The second Hesston Hoopla will be at 8 p.m. Sunday at Yost Center on the Hesston College campus.Formerly, a Midnight Madness start to the Hesston College basketball season, the event is free and open to the public.There will be a dunk contest, a 3-point shooting contest and a skit by both the men’s and women’s teams. The Campus Activity Board will sponsor several activities. “We moved the event to 8 p.m. last year, and were pleased with the results,” sports information director Andrew Sharp said. “We’re hoping that by keeping the event earlier in the evening we can get some good community participation.”HC’s basketball teams feature more than 30 players from 11 states. “I think we’ll have good guard play and be able to shoot from the perimeter,” women’s coach Dan Harrison said. “I love what the returning players have meant to our roster so far. They’ve brought a positive attitude and great leadership.” “We’ll have the benefit of tremendous leadership and production from our sophomores,” men’s coach Dustin Galyon said. “This is a special group of returners who are genuinely excited for the success of their teammates.”The Larks men open the season Nov. 2 at home against Union College (Neb.). The women play at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m.Bethel keeper takesKCAC honorsLINDSBORG — Bethel College goalkeeper Marcus Maust has been named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference defensive player of the week in men’s soccer for the week ending Sunday.Maust, a senior from Bay Point, Mich., played in three games, posting three wins. He allowed one goal in 270 minutes and had 25 saves. Bethel won all three games.Goessel High School graduate Kory Hiebert, a junior at McPherson College, was named hitter of the week in volleyball. Hiebert, a 6-foot-2 middle hitter, played in 10 games over three matches. She had 39 kills with six digs and 18 total blocks. McPherson was 3-0 for the week.Other KCAC players of the week are listed below:FootballOffense — Joe Middleton, McPherson, 6-6, 220, jr., WR, Phoenix: 11 receptions, 154 yards, 4 TDs.Defense — J.I. Gomez, McPherson, 5-9, 195, jr., LB. Prosper, Texas: 16 tackles, 8 solo, 2.5 tackles for a loss.Special teams — Travis Eason, McPherson, 5-11, 170, sr., K-P, Tulsa, Okla.: 2 of 2 field goal attempts, long 28; 7 of 7 PAT kicks; 2 punts, 63 yards, long 42.VolleyballSetter — Addie Jo Petersen, Friends, 5-8, sr., S, Chanute: 6 games, 2 matches, 9 kills, 73 assists, 7 digs, 1 ace, 4 blocks.Libero-defensive specialist — Katie Jensen, Ottawa, 5-8, so., DS, Ottawa: 7 games, 2 matches, 34 digs.Men’s soccerOffense — Alex Chavez, Kansas Wesleyan, jr., F, Los Angeles: 2 games, 6 goals, 1 assist. NAIA national offensive player of the week.Women’s soccerOffense — Whitney Bowen, Ottawa, sr., F, Dallas: 2 games, 5 goals, 1 assist.Defense — Sarah Goldsmith, Friends, jr., G, Augusta: 3 games, 25 saves, 0 ga, 273 minutes.Cross countryMen — Javier Ceja, McPherson, jr., Pico Rivera, Calif.: Fourth at NAIA Mid-States Classic in 25:04 (8,000 meters).Women — Amy Pierson, Southwestern, sr., Clay Center: First at NAIA Mid-States Classic in 18:39 (5,000 meters).Newton grad opensseason with MSUSPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Newton High School graduate Brittney Winter, a sophomore swimmer at Missouri State, opened the season Friday with a 137-102 loss to crosstown rival Drury in Springfield.Winter was a member of the 400-yard medley relay B team, which finished third in 4:07.20. She placed seventh in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:16.85. She was a member of the fourth-place 400-yard freestyle relay B team, which finished in 3:48.69.Missouri State competes at 2 p.m. Saturday at Southern Illinois to open Missouri Valley Conference competition.Three-player tourneyslated for HesstonHESSTON — There will be a three-player scramble at noon Nov. 6 at the Hesston Golf Park.Entries are limited to the first 30 teams. There is a shotgun start.For more information, call the pro shop at (620) 327-2331.Thunder stillseeking first winWICHITA — The Wichita Thunder dropped two games during the weekend in Central Hockey League play, falling to the Missouri Mavericks 2-1 Friday in Independence and falling to the Allen Americans 5-3 Saturday at Intrust Bank Arena.Against Missouri, Wichita goalkeeper Marty Magers stopped 24 of 26 shots in his debut for the Thunder. Steven Kaunisto scored the goal.Against Allen, Jesse Bennefield scored two goals, both power plays. Ian Keserich had 23 saves in goal. Allen scored twice in the final two minutes of regulation for the win.Wichita hosts Rio Grande Valley at 7:05 p.m. Friday, followed by Tulsa at 7:05 p.m. Saturday. Wichita travels to Tulsa at 4:05 p.m. Sunday.TETRAULT CHATS — Thunder captain Daniel Tetrault participated in the first Central Hockey League player chat of the season. The chat can be seen at www.centralhockeyleague.com.TEAM SIGNS THREE — The Thunder signed three players last week: forwards Chris Moran, Troy Schwab and defenseman Kaunisto. Moran is a rookie who played four years at Niagara University, where he scored 141 points in 146 games. He is tied for first in all-time games played at Niagara and is fourth in all-time scoring. Schwab is a second-year pro. He spent last season with the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL, scoring 18 goals with 35 assists in 67 games. He played four years at NCAA Division I Lake Superior State University. Kaunisto also played at Lake Superior State for four years. He spent last season with the Reading Royals of the ECHL, scoring two points in four games. The Thunder released defenseman Jason Woll, placed center Matt Hubbauer on the 10-day injured reserve list and placed left wing Brent Cullaton on the suspended list.Oklahoma Cityteam joins IFLPARK CITY — The Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz of the Arena Football League has folded and a new ownership group has been accepted to play in the Indoor Football League for the 2011 season.The Wichita Wild is a member of the IFL.“We are very pleased to continue our growth today with the addition of Oklahoma City,” IFL Commissioner Tommy Benizio. said. “The new ownership group is very impressive, as are both the community and the arena. We fully expect to provide a great product to the city and see great results on and off the field.”So far in the IFL off-season, the Abilene (Texas) Ruff Riders, Corpus Christi (Texas) Hammerheads, (Anchorage) Alaska Wild, Billings (Mont.) Outlaws, Rochester (N.Y.) Raiders, San Angelo (Texas) Stampede Express and Sioux City (Iowa) Bandits have folded or changed leagues. The league has picked up the Wenatchee Valley (Wash.) Venom, Reading (Pa.) Express and (Casper) Wyoming Cavalry from other leagues. Expansion teams include the Allen (Texas) Wranglers, (Prescott Valley) Arizona Adrenaline, Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Steelhawks, (Grand Island) Nebraska Danger and Oklahoma City.Returning teams include the Wild, the Omaha (Neb.) Beef, Sioux Falls (S.D.) Storm, (Loveland) Colorado Ice, Green Bay (Wis.) Blizzard, Bloomington (Ill.) Extreme, Chicago Slaughter, LaCrosse (Wis.) Spartans, Richmond (Va.) Revolution, Fairbanks (Alaska) Grizzlies, Tri-Cities (Wash.) Fever, Kent (Wash.) Predators, Amarillo (Texas) Venom and (Odessa) West Texas Roughnecks.The Maryland Manics will move from Upper Marlboro to College Park. The status of the (Little Rock) Arkansas Diamonds and (Grand Rapids) West Michigan Thunderhawks has not been determined.The 2011 schedule is expected to be set in several days.National Baseball Congressextends deal with sponsorWICHITA — The National Baseball Congress has extended its deal with Wichita-based BaseballSavings.com as its title sponsor for the 2011 tournament.“The National Baseball Congress was extremely pleased with year-one of having BaseballSavings.com™ on board as the title sponsor of our World Series and is very excited to continue our partnership into year-two,” said Casey Walkup, operations manager for the NBC. “The second year will allow for a tremendous amount of growth in our partnership between two heavy hitters in the baseball industry who both call Wichita home, yet have a direct impact on the game across the country. The NBC World Series is the most well-known and most historic collegiate tournament around, and continuing this partnership with BaseballSavings.com™, the no. 1 online baseball retailer in the world, is a grand-slam for the BaseballSavings.com™ NBC World Series.”The 2011 NBC World Series will be the 77th year for the tournament. The Liberal BeeJays are the defending champion.