Thursday's sports in brief


Tabor men win opener

By Mark Schnabel

Newton Kansan

HILLSBORO — The Tabor College men’s basketball team downed the Friends Falcons 69-59 Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference post-season tournament in Hillsboro.

Tabor, 18-10, advances to the semifinals at 2 p.m. Saturday at top-seeded Sterling. Friends ends the season 13-17.

Friends took a 33-32 lead at the half. Tabor outscored Friends 37-26 in the second half.

The Bluejays hit 24 of 46 from the field, six of 13 from 3-point range. Friends was 22 of 50 from the field, six of 19 from 3-point range. Tabor outscored Friends 15-9 from the free throw line.

Damon Dechant led Tabor with 18 points. Kyle Wallace and Ryan Chippeaux added 11 points each.

Mike Hyde led Friends with 15 points, followed by Reggie Britton with 12 and Brett Steven with 10.

FRIENDS (18-10) — Bridges 1-3 1-2 4, Britton 4-10 4-5 12, Hyde 7-8 1-2 15, O’Nelio 3-6 0-0 8, Steven 3-9 3-4 10, Applegate 0-0 0-0 0, Bland 0-0 0-0 0, Jantz 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 3-10 0-0 8, Rausch 1-3 0-0 2, Vanlooy 0-0 0-2 0, TOTALS 22-50 9-15 59.

TABOR (13-17) — Clark-Kaneable 0-2 3-4 3, Dechant 7-15 4-6 18, Jimenez 3-5 1-2 9, Kingsley 2-4 4-4 8, Wallace 4-7 0-0 11, Chippeaux 4-4 3-3 11, Frise 0-0 0-0 0, Janzen 4-7 0-0 9, Magee 0-0 0-0 0, Serene 0-1 0-0 0, TOTALS 24-46 15-19 69.

Friends 33 26 —59

Tabor 32 37 —69

Total fouls — Fr. 16, TC 14. Technical fouls — na. 3-point shooting — Fr. 6-19 (Bridges 1-1, Britton 0-2, O’Nelio 2-4, Steven 1-3, Jantz 0-1, Jones 2-6, Rausch 0-2), TC 6-13 (Jimenez 2-3, Kingsley 0-3, Wallace 3-5, Janzen 1-1, Serene 0-1). Rebounds — Fr. 27 (Jones 6), TC 29 (Dechant 5). Assists — Fr. 11 (Steven 6), TC 14 (Dechant 3, Wallace 3). Turnovers — Fr. 16 (Steven 5), TC 16 (four with 3). Blocked shots — Fr. 3 (Bridges 2), TC 4 (Dechant 2). Steals — Fr. 7 (Britton 2, O’Nelio 2), TC 5 (five with 1).

NHS bowlers compete

By Mark Schnabel

Newton Kansan

WICHITA — The Newton High School bowling team competed in three recent meets, including the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I-II championships Friday at West Acres Bowl in Wichita.

The Railer girls placed second in the Av-CTL I-II meet. Maize won the nine-team meet at 2,366, followed by Newton at 2,308 and Derby at 2,234.

Leela Yahya of Maize had the high series of 746, followed by Ashley Hare of Derby at 705 and Cassidy Ashcraft of Newton at 656. Abbie Hollar was ninth at 550.

Yahya had the high game of 265, followed by Hare at 258 and Yahya at 256. Cassidy Ashcraft had Newton’s high game of 226.

The Railer boys placed ninth in AV-CTL I-II competition at 2,286.

Maize won at 2,887, followed by Goddard at 2,743 and Campus at 2,629.

Jordan Allen of Maize had the high series of 752, followed by teammate Clayton Latimer at 718 and Zach Bohanan of Goddard at 709.

Newton was led by Bryan Esau, who finished 11th at 663. Austin Jones had a 630.

Kirk Slates of Campus had the high game of 270. Esau and Allen each had a 268.

Feb. 11 at Play-Mor Lanes, The Newton boys beat both Hutchinson and Buhler. Newton scored a 2,501, followed by Hutchinson at 2,469 and Buhler at 2,395.

Jerrod Ashcraft of Newton had the high series at 723, followed by Jaron Pifer of Buhler at 702 and Bryan Esau of Newton at 605. Pifer had the high game of 289, followed by Zach Profitt of Hutchinson at 280 and Ashcraft at 279.

Feb. 16 at Play-Mor Lanes, Newton won a three-team meet with a score of 2,492, followed by El Dorado at 2,245 and Peabody-Burns at 1,486.

Jones had the high series at 651, followed by Easu at 648 and Jerrod Ashcraft at 588. Blake Holton of El Dorado had the high game at 254, followed by Nathan Robinson of El Dorado at 245 and Jones at 226.

Xavier Jabray led Peabody-Burns with a 419 series. Jabray had the high game of 155.

Feb. 11 at Play-Mor Lanes, the Railer girls finished second in a three-team meet with Buhler and Hutchinson. Buhler won the meet at 2,239, followed by Newton at 2,078 and Hutchinson at 1,937.

Shelby Barnes of Hutchinson had the high series of 595, followed by Kristen Allan of Buhler at 591 and Casey Bailey of Buhler at 585. Cassidy Ashcraft led Newton at 540, followed by Abbie Hollar at 537 and Megan Cross at 508.

Allan had the high game at 222, followed by Bailey at 215 and Allan at 206. Hollar led Newton at 193, followed by Cross and Cassidy Ashcraft each at 189.

Feb. 16, the Railer girls downed El Dorado 2,096-1,841. Cassidy Ashcraft had the high series at 580, followed by Holler at 505 and Emily Erickson of Newton at 467. Cassidy Ashcraft had the high game of 245, followed by Mollie Schwabauer at 193 and Cross at 189.

Newton competes at 1 p.m. today in the Class 5-4-3-2-1A Regionals at All-Star Lanes in Salina.

Girls

Feb. 11

Buhler 2,239, Newton 2,078, Hutchinson 1,937

NEWTON — Cassidy Ashcraft 186-165-189—540, Megan Cross 148-189-171—508, Abbie Hollar 193-188-156—537, Mollie Schwabauer 148-136-188—472, Chelsie Anderson 159-143-134—436, Emily Erickson 151-143-138—432.

Feb. 16

Newton 2,096, El Dorado 1,841

NEWTON — Ashcraft 182-245-153—580, Cross 131-189-157—477, Holler 134-152-173—459, Schwabauer 149-193-163—505, Anderson 146-172-144—462, Erickson 156-140-171—467.

Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League

Division I-II Championships

Team scores — Maize 2,366, Newton 2,305, Derby 2,234, Campus 2,200, Andover Central 2,156, Goddard 2,028, McPherson 2,019, Hutchinson 1,861, Andover 1,686.

NEWTON — Ashcraft 219-211-226—656, Holler 205-126-219—550, Schwabauer 139-193-138—470, Anderson 176-178-164—518, Erickson 161-200-155—516.

Boys

Feb. 11

Newton 2,501, Hutchinson 2,469, Buhler 2,395

NEWTON — Austin Jones 188-200-178—566, Jerrod Ashcraft 246-198-279—723, Bryan Esau 233-201-171—605, Isaac Fitzgerald 197-190-179—566, T.J. Branning 142-173-195—510, Tucker Sweeley 170-207-134—511.

Feb. 16

Newton 2,492, El Dorado 2,245, Peabody-Burns 1,486

NEWTON — Jones 226-220-205—651, Ashcraft 210-213-165—588, Esau 224-221-201—646, Fitzgerrald 194-162-146—502, Branning 150-104-173—427, Sweeley 140-198-207—545.

PEABODY-BURNS — Zach Peterson 100-125-138—363, Xavier Jabary 155-133-131—419, Justin Remple 94-108-87—289, Emily Harris 137-106-150—393, Lily Harris 101-93-102—296, Maria Zbaren 98-98-87—283.

Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League

Division I-II Championships

Team scores — Maize 2,887, Goddard 2,743, Campus 2,629, Derby 2,595, Andover Central 2,573, Hutchinson 2,524, Andover 2,490, McPherson 2,437, Newton 2,286

NEWTON — Jones 220-198-212—630, Esau 268-192-203—663, Ashcraft 168-117-173—458, Fitzgerald 154-170-137—461, Branning 148-131-159—438, Sweeley 155-140-187—482.

Winter places at MVC swimming

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Newton High School graduate Brittney Winter placed 10th in the 100-yard butterfly in the Missouri Valley Conference championships Thursday through Saturday in Carbondale.

Winter is a sophomore at Missouri State. She tied for 10th in the preliminary heat at 59.14 seconds. In the B finals, she took second in the heat at 59.31, 10th overall.

Winter finished 13th in the 100-yard freestyle in 54.05. She had a prelim time of 54.25. Winter finished 15th in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 19:11.53.

Winter finished the meet with 13 points.

Missouri State won the meet with 944 points, followed by Illinois State at 735, Southern Illinois at 616, Evansville at 476.5 and Northern Iowa at 372.5. Missouri State won its fourth straight title.

Freshman boys 2-1 at tourney

AUGUSTA — The Newton High School freshman boys’ basketball team finished 2-1 Feb. 17 and Saturday at the Augusta Invitational.

Newton fell to Winfield 47-22 in the first round, but beat El Dorado 53-36 in the consolation quarterfinals and Valley Center 43-25 in the fifth-place game.

Newton plays today at Derby.

Frosh girls fifth at tourney

The Newton High School freshman girls’ basketball team placed fifth in the Newton Freshman Invitational Feb. 14 through Saturday.

Newton lost to Campus in the first round, but beat Hutchinson in the consolation semifinals and Buhler in the consolation finals.

Scores were not listed.

McPherson downed Bishop Carroll in the championship game.

Softball meeting slated for today

There will be a meeting for players and parents for the Newton High School softball team at 7 p.m. today at the NHS commons.

Information and schedules for the 2011 season will be discussed as well as team policies.

For more information, contact coach Mike Boston at coachmikeboston@hotmail.com.

Spring sports meeting Monday

A meeting will be held for parents of Newton High School and Newton middle schools spring sports athletes at 7 p.m. Monday at Newton High School.

The meeting is for all teams except high school softball and middle school track.

Coaches will discuss their policies for the 2011 season.