Railer golfers head to state
SALINA — The Newton High School girls’ golf team is off to the Class 5A state tournament after winning the regional tournament Monday at the Salina Municipal Golf Course. Newton edged Salina Central for the team title 386-387. Hays took third at 390, followed by Great Bend at 413, Maize South at 417, Salina South at 426 and Valley Center at 471. The top three teams advance to state. “The morning was very cold and windy with wind chills in the 30s when we teed off,” Newton coach Joanie Pauls said. “All the teams struggled early in the round. The girls were all mentally strong during the early part of the round and we took an early team lead.” Alissa Kim of Salina Central was top medalist at 80, followed by Laine Evans of Maize South at 82 and Taylor Knoth of Salina Central at 89. Newton claimed three medals — Alexa Salsbery in sixth at 92, Ginny Loeffler in seventh at 93 and Lexi Pauls in ninth at 95. “Alexa and Ginny both shot 50 on the front nine,” Joanie Pauls said. “They played much better on the back. Alexa was able to par 17 and 18 and won her first playoff hole to take fifth place. Ginny had birdies on eight and 10 that turned her round around allowing to medal in seventh. This is her lowest 18-hole of the season by six strokes. Lexi had our best score on the front with a 47. She continued to play well tee to green on the back, but her putting gave her some problems. She finished 10th after losing a playoff when her par putt on two lipped out. Alyssa played well on the front going out in 50, she had some ball striking problems on the back, but her chipping helped keep her going.” Alyssa Saenz was 17th at 106, followed by Larrah Bills in 29th at 119 and Emily Epp in 30th at 119. “Emily and Larrah both fought through some difficult playing conditions and were able to improve their scores on the back nine,” Joanie Pauls said. “We’ve been working hard on our chipping and it was one of our strengths on the day.” The state meet is Monday at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
Class 5A Regionals Monday Salina Municipal GC Team scores (top three to state) — Newton 386, Salina Central 387, Hays 390, Great Bend 413, Maize South 417, Salina South 426, Valley Center 471. Medalists — 1. Alissa Kim SC 80, 2. Laine Evans MS 82, 3. Taylor Knoth SC 89, 4. Maddie Werth GB 91, 5. Taylor Herman Hys. 92, 6. Alexa Salsbery New. 92, 7. Ginny Loeffler New. 93, 8. Courtney Hess Hys. 95, 9. Lexi Pauls New. 95, 10. Rachel Schremmer MS 95. Other individual qualifiers — 11. Caitlin Corn SS 98, 13. Mckenna Mauler GB 99. Other Newton results — 17. Alyssa Saenz 106, 29. Larrah Bills 119, 30. Emily Epp 119.
Swather netters second at regionals
McPHERSON — The Hesston High School girls’ tennis team placed second Friday and Saturday at the Class 4A regional tennis tournament in McPherson. Host McPherson won the tourney with 16 points, followed by Hesston at 12, Chapman at nine, Buhler at eight, Smoky Valley at seven, Abilene at five and Circle at one. Concordia, Clay Center and El Dorado all failed to score. The top six singles and doubles entries advance to state. Hesston is sending one singles and one doubles team to state. In singles play, Ali Anderson finished 4-0 to win the title, stopping Jessica Van Ranken of Smoky Valley 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 in the finals. Brenda Sanchez lost her first match to Rachel Sutter of Chapman 6-4, 6-4. The doubles team of Rachel Shogren and Ashley Weaver placed third at 3-1. Shogren and Weaver downed a team from Abilene 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 in the third-place match. The team of Elizabeth Wilder and Caitlin King lost their first match to a team from Chapman 6-3, 6-4. The state meet is Friday and Saturday at Emporia High School.
Class 4A Regionals Friday and Saturday at McPherson Team scores — McPherson 16, Hesston 12, Chapman 9, Buhler 8, Smoky Valley 7, Abilene 5, Circle 1, Concordia 0, Clay Center 0, El Dorado 0. Hesston results Singles 1. Ali Anderson (4-0): 1. W Tiffany Nguyen ED 6-0, 6-0; QF. W Bailey Counterman Cir. 6-0, 6-0; SF. W Rachel Sutter Chp. 6-0, 6-0; F. W Jessica Van Ranken SV 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. Brenda Sanchez (0-1): 1. L Rachel Sutter Chp. 6-4, 6-4. Doubles 3. Rachel Shogren-Ashley Weaver (3-1): 1. W McGuire-Adams Con. 6-1, 6-0; QF. W Anderson-Morrical SV 6-1, 6-3; SF. L Holle-Ediger McP. 6-3, 6-3; 3rd. W Weissenbach-Olberding Ab. 7-6 (7-4), 6-1. Elizabeth Wilder-Caitlin King (0-1): 1. L Potter-Thurlow Chp. 6-3, 6-4.
Sedgwick spikers stop Homeschool
SEDGWICK — The Sedgwick High School volleyball team played a college-style best-of-five set dual meet Monday at home against the Wichita Homeschool Warriors. Sedgwick swept the match 25-20, 25-21, 25-7. Sedgwick is 28-1 and plays Saturday at the Heart of America League meet Saturday at Canton.
Bethel men fall to USM
LEAVENWORTH — The Bethel College men’s soccer team saw a 2-1 halftime lead slip away in a 4-2 loss to the University of Saint Mary Saturday in KCAC play at Leavenworth. Jake McCurry scored two goals for the Spires, 4-7 overall and 1-1 in the KCAC. Connor Vining and Daniel Chavez each added a goal. Adam Newbanks had an assist. Trevor Ford and Alex Hagan scored goals for Bethel. Tyler Breysacher and Eric Preheim each added an assist. Casey Budd had six saves in goal for Bethel. Jeremy Herman had six saves for Saint Mary. Bethel falls to 0-9, 0-2 in KCAC play. Bethel plays Sterling at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Sterling.
Bethel 2 0 —2 St. Mary 1 3 —4 1. SM Jake McCurry (unassisted) 19:56 2. BC Trevor Ford (Tyler Bresacher) 33:08 3. BC Alex Hagen (Eric Preheim) 43:36 4. SM Connor Vining (unassisted) 70:58 5. SM Daniel Chaves (unassisted) 78:45 6. SM McCurry (Adam Newbanks) 87:42 Total shots — BC 10-1—11, USM 3-8—11. Shots on goal — BC 8-0—8, USM 3-7—10. Saves — BC: Casey Budd (L) 2-4—6. USM: Jeremy Herman (W) 6-0—6. Corner kicks — BC 4, USM 3. Fouls — BC 19, USM 14. Offsides — BC 2, USM 0. Cautions — BC: Allan Segura (unsportsmanlike speech) 43:14. USM: Chaz Hardy (multiple fouls/warnings) 62:47.
Thresher women drop fourth straight
LEAVENWORTH — The Bethel College women’s soccer team dropped its fourth straight game, falling to the University of Saint Mary 7-0 Saturday in Leavenworth. Jennifer Nye scored three goals for the Spires. Bobbi Hinkle and Nicole Davis each scored a goal with an assist. Alex Bartels and Claire Beebe each added goal. Amella Bizer had two assists. Bethel was outshot 22-0. Madison Wiles had 10 saves in goal for Bethel. Saint Mary is 6-3-2, 2-0 in KCAC play. Bethel is 3-8, 0-2 in KCAC play. Bethel plays at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sterling.
Bethel 0 0 —0 St. Mary 3 4 —7 1. SM Claire Beebe (Amella Bizer) 10:56 2. SM Jennifer Nye (Stephanie Chapman) 13:31 3. SM Nye (unassisted) 27:25 4. SM Alex Bartels (unassisted) 46:27 5. SM Nye (unassisted) 57:59 6. SM Bobbi Hinkle (Bizer) 58:32 7. SM Nicole Davis (Katherine Crowell) 85:45 Total shots — BC 0-0—0, USM 12-10—22. Shots on goal — BC 0-0—0, USM 11-6—17. Saves — BC: Madison Wiles (L) 8-2—10. USM: Linsay Davis (W) 0-0—0. Corner kicks — BC 0, USM 8. Fouls — BC 3, USM 2. Offsides — BC 0, USM 0. Cautions — none.