Thursday's sports in brief

Rebels draw Impact Sports

WICHITA — The Newton Rebels will play Impact Sports of Colorado in the first round of the National Baseball Congress World Series.

The game is scheduled for Sunday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, but the game time has not been set.

Wichita edges Amarillo Sox

WICHITA — The Wichita Wingbuts used a two-run Jessie Meir single in the bottom of the ninth to claim a 7-6 win over the Amarillo Sox Wednesday night in American Association play at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita.

Mier finished the game two for five htting with three RBIs. Mark Wagner went three for four hitting with an RBI.

Mike Conroy went two for four. John Rodriguez went two for five with an RBI.

Derrick Pyles drove in two runs for Amarillo. Harrison Kain hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth to put the Sox up 6-5.

Nick Walters threw two innings of relief for the win. Chase Johnson took the loss for the Sox.

The win puts the Wingnuts at 37-27, 2 1/2 games ahead of the Kansas City T-Bones in the AA Central. Amarillo falls to 34-31, 6 1/2 games behind AA South leader Grand Prairie.

The series concludes at 7:05 p.m. today.

Shrine Bowl to be televised

WICHITA — The 39th Kansas Shrine Bowl football game will be televised on Kansas 22, available on Cox Cablevision systems statewide.

The game kicks off at 7:08 p.m. Saturday at Welch Stadium in Emporia. The telecast begins at 6:30 p.m.

Trent Stucky of Sedgwick will play for the West Squad.

Daniel Claassen of Berean Academy will run for the West Squad boys in the Shrine Bowl Cross Country race, which begins at 7 a.m. Saturday at Welch Stadium.

Thunder sets

home opener

WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder will open the 2012-13 season at home at 7:05 p.m. Oct. 19 at Intrust Bank Arena.

The opponent has not been named.

The Thunder will play 66 games this season, 33 at home.

Wichita is coming off a 44-win season, tying a club record. Wichita won the Governor’s Cup for best regular-season record in the Central Hockey League and reached the CHL finals for the first time in 14 years.

SIGNEES — The Thunder re-signed forward R.G. Flath and defenseman Travis Wight. Wichita also signed forward Neil Trimm and defenseman Dave Inman. Flath scored 23 goals in 42 games, as well as nine goals in the playoffs. Wight played in all 66 regular-season games, as well as, all 16 playoff games. Trimm and Inman both played last season for Laredo. Inman scored 13 goals and 14 assists, fourth in the CHL in goals scored by a defenseman.

Run scheduled for Wichita

SAN FRANCISCO — The See Jane Runs Series for women will be Sept. 13 through 15 at A. Price Woodward Park in Wichita.

There will be a half-marathon and a 5,000-meter run. Registration runs through race day. Registration fees will be refunded to any runner who raises $500 or more to the Breast Cancer Fund.

Registration is available at