Thursday's sports in brief
Railer spikers sweep at HutchHUTCHINSON — The Newton High School volleyball team added two more wins Tuesday, sweeping an Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I triangular at Hutchinson.Newton edged Derby in three sets 28-30, 25-15, 25-20. Newton then downed Hutchinson 25-10, 25-14.“We had a slow start with early troubles with passing, hitting and defense,” Newton coach Jamie Dibbens said, “possibly as (a) result from last weekend’s home tournament. Derby is a quality team that could have taken us by suprise. In the Hutch match, we seemed to find ourselves back on track and having fun.”The Railers improve to 24-1 overall, 8-0 in AV-CTL I play. Newton plays Tuesday at Maize with Derby.Newton soccer squad fallsSALINA — The Newton High School boys’ soccer team suffered another close loss, falling to Salina South 1-0 Tuesday in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I play at Salina Stadium.Newton falls to 4-5-2. It was Newton’s third straight loss and sixth straight game without a win.South scored in the 25th minute on a goal by Conner Ryan. Newton was outshot 13-6. Newton keeper Nat Dick had three saves.Newton hosts Buhler at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.The Newton junior varsity claimed a 4-1 win. The JV hosts Buhler at 5 p.m. Thursday.Newton 0 0 —0S.South 1 0 —11. SS Ryan (unassisted), 25th minute.Shots — N 6, SS 13. Saves — N 3, SS 2. Goalkeepers — N: Dick. SS: Lefort.Junior varsity score — Newton, 4-1.Goessel goes 2-3 at OlpeOLPE — The Goessel High School volleyball team finished 2-3 Saturday at the Olpe Invitational.Goessel lost to Marais des Cygne Valley 25-21, 23-25, 25-16; lost to Hutchinson Central Christian 29-27, 25-21; lost to Olpe 25-13, 25-17; beat Peabody-Burns 25-15, 25-6; and beat Northern Heights 25-17, 25-15.Goessel improves to 12-7.