Friday's sports in brief
Middle school netters fourthMAIZE — The Newton middle schools girls’ tennis team placed tied for fourth Tuesday at Maize South.Andover won the tournament with 52 points, followed by Andover Central at 46, Derby Red at 34, Maize South at 25, Newton at 25, Valley Center at 25, Arkansas City at 24, Maize at 20, Hutchinson at 11 and Independence at 10.Newton placed eighth at first singles, sixth at second singles, third at third singles, fourth at first doubles, ninth at second doubles and fifth at third doubles.Names were not listed on the scoresheet.Sept. 15, Newton downed Haysville West 18-0 in a dual meet.Freshman, JV games changedThe Newton High School boys’ and girls’ freshman and junior varsity basketball games against Kapaun-Mt. Carmel will be played Jan. 20.The boys’ games will be at Kapaun-Mt. Carmel. The girls’ games will be at Newton.Schedule set for tourneyBelow is the schedule for the Newton Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday at Ravenscroft and Willis gyms.The following matches will begin at 8 a.m.: Hays vs. Buhler (Ravenscroft Gym 1), Andover Central vs. Wichita North (Ravenscroft Gym 2) and Wichita Northwest vs. Salina South (Willis Gym).The following matches will be played in order on the first available court: Wichita Heights vs. Dodge City, Newton vs. Wichita North, McPherson vs. Salina South, Wichita Northwest vs. Buhler, Andover Central vs. Wichita Heights, McPherson vs. Hays and Newton vs. Dodge City.After a 20-minute break, the following matches will be played in order on the first available court: Hays vs. Salina South, Wichita Heights vs. Wichita North, McPherson vs. Buhler, Andover Central vs. Dodge City, Wichita Northwest vs. Hays, Newton vs. Wichita Heights, Buhler vs. Salina South, Dodge City vs. Wichita North, McPherson vs. Wichita Northwest and Newton vs. Andover Central.After a 15-minute break, the semifinals will be played, followed by the championship match and third-place match.Bethel men edged by AvilaThe Bethel College men’s soccer team fell to Avila 2-1 in overtime Wednesday at Thresher Stadium.Tyler Nichol scored both goals for Avila, with the game winner coming in the 103rd minute.Bethel scored in the 23rd minute on a goal by Jean-Yves Komayombi with an assist by Joe Fitch.Bethel was outshot 28-20. Jose Ocampo had three saves for the Threshers. Chris Kalicak had three saves for Avila, 5-5.Bethel is 5-2 and plays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Benedictine.Thresher women fall to AvilaThe Bethel College women’s soccer team fell to Avila 5-0 Wednesday at Thresher Stadium.Avila scored all five goals in the first half. Tracie Geile and Alex Jung each scored two goals for the Eagles. Mollie Brown had a goal with an assist.Madison Wiles had nine saves in goal for Bethel. The Threshers were outshot 21-11. Stephanie Gartner had three saves for Avila, 9-0-1. Renee Rudder had two saves.Bethel is 2-5 and plays at 5 p.m. Saturday at Benedictine.BC spikers down USMLEAVENWORTH — The Bethel College volleyball team downed the University of Saint Mary in five games Tuesday in KCAC play in Leavenworth.Bethel won 25-20, 20-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-13.Jordan Gray had 19 kills for Bethel, followed by Kristen Lohaus with 15 and Lindsey Chandler with 11. Amber Blount and Alyssa Schrag each had 29 assists. Blount and Schrag each served two aces. Addison Wolf had 25 digs, followed by Danica Cox with 14, Melissa Volk with 12 and Schrag with 12.Chadler had five total blocks, two solo.Bethel is 5-6, 2-1 in KCAC play. Bethel hosts Tabor at 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by Tabor and Southern Nazarene at 1 p.m. and Bethel and SNU at 3 p.m.Seventh-grade gridders splitThe Newton middle school seventh-grade football team split a pair of games Thursday with Hutchinson.The A team fell 22-0. Hutchinson led 14-0 at the half.“They are big and physical and they pounded the ball at us,” Newton coach James Wiens said. “We hung in there.”The B team won 18-14. Carlos Cornejo scored on a 30-yard run. Logan Treaster threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Conner Garcia and a 15-yard pass to Dalton McEachern.Newton plays Thursday at Maize.