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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  • Middle school?B games canceledThe Newton middle schools football teams’ B games today against Maize have been canceled because of low numbers for Maize.?Fifth quarters will be played for both the seventh- and eighth-grade teams. The seventh-graders play at Maize. The eighth-graders play at Newton. Both games start at 5 p.m.Railer spikers?split matchesDERBY — The Newton High School volleyball team split a pair of matches Tuesday in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I play in Derby.?Newton downed host Derby in three sets, 21-25, 25-14, 25-16; but lost to AV-CTL I co-leader Maize 26-24, 25-19.?Newton is 21-7, 7-2 in AV-CTL I play. Newton plays at 5 p.m. today at Great Bend with Hillsboro.Silent auction?for KU ticketsThere will be a silent auction for four University of Kansas-Texas football tickets Oct. 27 in Lawrence during Friday’s Salina South-Newton football game at Fischer Field.?Bidding starts at 6 p.m. and ends at the end of the third quarter. You must be present to win, and the winning bidder must pay for the tickets when picking them up.?Bidding will take place at the Newton Athletic Booster Club table. Proceeds will benefit the Newton Athletic Department.Moundridge grads?take KCAC honorsWICHITA — Moundridge High School grads Katie Vogts and Hollister Wolf were named Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference player and setter of the week respectively for the week ending Sunday.?Both players play for Tabor College.?Vogts, a 5-10 outside hitter, had 38 kills in three matches with 27 digs and four blocks. It was the second time this season she was honored.?Wolf, a 5-4 setter, had 106 assists with 16 digs and two aces.?Tabor was 3-0 for the week.North Newton?youth winVALLEY CENTER — Three North Newton youth, all seniors at Newton High School, competed in the Fall Festival Disc Golf Tournament Sept. 22 at the McLaughlin Park Disc Golf Course in Valley Center.?David Jantz won the junior division at 62, followed by Nat Dick at 63 and Mark Kreider at 64.Eighth graders?down HaysvilleHAYSVILLE — The Newton middle schools eighth-grade A football team downed Haysville Sept. 27 in Haysville.?Scoring information was not available.?The B team won 12-8. Brodiie Roberson scored on a 35-yard pass to Nathan Ahearn and a two-yard run.?The A team is 2-3 and the B team is 2-2.Wings sign?more playersPARK CITY — The Wichita Wings signed Major Indoor Soccer League MVP Gieson Moura for the 2012-13 season, pending league approval.?Moura played last season with the Missouri Comets, where he scored 37 goals with 12 assists for 90 points in 24 games. He averaged five points a game.?Moura played in 16 games in the 2010-11 season with Missouri, scoring 11 goals and 10 assists for 33 points. In the playoffs for Missouri, he has a goal and two assists in five games.?Moura turned pro at age 19, playing for Bahia and later A.A Portuguesa Santista in Brazil. He played for the now-defunct New Jersey Ironmen in 2007 and the Rockford Rampage in 2008 through 2010.?Outdoors, he played 18 games for the Minnesota Stars in the second-division North American Soccer League and US Soccer D-2 Pro League from 2010 to 2012, scoring five goals in 18 games. Minnesota won the NASL title in 2011.?“We’ve built a team Wichita can be proud of by getting the best players that will fit our system,” Wichita coach Lebaron Hollimon said. “Gieson will add a great amount to our team no question, but we’re excited about the entire unit working together.”?The Wings also signed defender Brady Bryant for the season. Bryant played for the Norfolk Sharx, scoring four goals with an assist in 16 games. His season was cut short by a knee injury.?Bryant turned pro in 2004 with the second-division outdoor Wilmington Hammerheads. He also played for the Charlotte Eagles. He was a wide receiver and kicker for the Columbia Stingers indoor football team.?Wichita opens the season Nov. 4.Youth day?set for HallWICHITA — The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame is hosting a youth-day event from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wichita Boathouse for kids ages 11 to 18.?Scheduled to appear are former K-State quarterback Michael Bishop, former Kansas quarterback David Jaynes, former K-State basketball player Wayne Simien, former University of Texas tennis coach David Snyder, former KU basketball player Bud Stallworth and former Emporia State softball player Brenda Stolle.?Seating is limited. To reserve seating, call (316) 262-2038, or e-mail jpoland@kshof.org.CHL games?to be webcastGLENDALE, Ariz. — The Central Hockey League, which includes the Wichita Thunder, and America ONE Sports have entered into a three-year agreement to Webcast games for the 2012-13 regular-season and playoff games.?Games will be available on Mac and PC browsers, as well as on iPhone, iPad and Android platforms. For more information, go to the league Website www.centralhockeyleague.com.?The season opens Oct. 19. 

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