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Marion Relays


Area top 8 finishers


Team scores — Marion 92, Southeast of Saline 84, McPherson 68, Chapman 62, El Dorado 49, Chase County 49, Leon-Bluestem 31, Wichita Independent 31, White City 28, Smoky Valley 27, Hutchinson Central Christian 23, Goessel 10, Centre 1.

3,200-m. run — 8. J.Meysing Goe. 14:00.94.

4x400-m. relay — 5. Goessel (Jarvis, [...]]]> Sports briefs Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:03:58 +0000 Bethel athlete

qualifies for NAIA

HILLSBORO — Bethel College freshman Xavier Caldwell qualified for the NAIA National Track and Field Championships in the long jump with a jump of 7.04-meters (23-3 1/4) Wednesday at the Tabor Invitational in Hillsboro.

Caldwell won the event for the Threshers.

Jason Friesen took second in the men's 400-meter hurdles in 54.89.

Bethel took third in the men's 4x400-meter relay in 3:41.32. [...]]]> Flip-Flop Shop gymnastics Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:50:18 +0000 Tumble in the Jungle, March 8 and 9, Salina YMCA


Name Level Age group Vault Bars Beam Floor AA

Carlye Anderson 7 13 and over 9.2-4 8.45-1 9.0-4 9.2-2 35.85-3

Gabby Younts 7 13 and over 8.9-8 7.9-9 7.95-9 8.4-7 33.15-9

Alexis Segura 7 13 and over 9.1-5 8.05-6 8.35-8 8.0-9 33.5-8

Anna Casper 7 13 and over 9.1-5 8.15-5 8.7-7 8.6-6 34.55-6

Faia Fry 5 12 8.95-2 9.3-1 8.5-4 9.45-136.2- [...]]]> UMA of Newton retains state title Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:42:28 +0000 The Ultimate Martial Arts school of Newton won its 13th team title at the 22nd Kansas State TaeKwonDo Tournament April 5 at Newton High School.

The tournament drew more than 190 competitors from 18 schools in Kansas and surrounding states.

Competition was held in open-hand forms, weapons forms, Olympic sparring, points sparring, team open-hand forms and sword fighting.

UMA of Newton scored 9,000 points, followed by Premier Martial Arts of Wichita at 4,700 and Harpe [...]]]> Bowling Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:08:20 +0000

Bowling reports are due at the Kansan office by noon Fridays. We reserve the right to abbreviate team names due to space limitations. We regret we can't take bowling reports by telephone.



Gutters R Us 82 46

Play-Mor 72 56

Pin Heads 59 69

Lucky Strikes 59 69

High Single Game — Rhonda McDaniel, Pin Heads, 184; High Single Series — Gaye Wolfe, Gutters R Us, 506. High [...]]]> Sports calendar Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:01:27 +0000


PREP TRACK — Hesston @ Kansas Relays TBA.

PREP GIRLS' SWIMMING — Newton @ Wichita Northwest Inv. 10 a.m.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL — Kansas Wesleyan @ Bethel 1 p.m.

COLLEGE BASEBALL — Brown Mackie @ Hesston College (2) 1 p.m., Southern Illinois @ Wichita State 2 p.m.

PRO INDOOR FOOTBALL — Wichita @ Omaha 7:05 p.m.

PRO SOCCER — Sporting Kansas City @ Montreal 7:30 p.m. (KMTW, ch. 36.1), (women) FC Kansas City @ [...]]]> Sports briefs Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:03:49 +0000 Area weather


The following area events scheduled for Thursday were postponed because of the weather:

• The Newton High School varsity boys' tennis tournament at Hutchinson (3 p.m. today).

• The Newton middle schools boys' tennis dual meet at Maize South (no make-up date set)

• The Newton middle schools' track meet at Maize South (April 29).

• The Sedgwick High School baseball and [...]]]> Hesston gets split with Vikings Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:59:05 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan

HESSTON — The Hesston High School softball team claimed its first win of the season during a Central Kansas League split against Smoky Valley Thursday in Hesston.

The Swathers won the first game 9-6, but lost the second game 23-14.

In the first game, Hesston trailed 3-2 after four innings, but scored three runs in the fifth and four in the sixth. Smoky scored a run in the sixth and two in the seventh to close the gap.

Darian Gonzalez had two hits [...]]]> Railer baseball team drops two to Andover Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:37:12 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan The Newton High School baseball team suffered a setback Tuesday night after a pair of non-league losses to Andover at Klein-Scott Field.

Newton lost the first game 3-2 and the second game 10-3. The Railers managed just six hits in 14 innings of play.

"It's a disappointing evening," Newton coach Mark George said. "It's my fault. I didn't have my guys prepared. Ben Wright threw an outstanding game in game one, but we had bad approaches to the plate. In the end, that [...]]]> Railer softball squad tops Andover, North Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:36:37 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan The Newton High School softball team looked solid in all phases of the game, claiming a triangular sweep Thursday against Andover and Wichita North at Kelsch Field.

Newton downed Andover 6-2 and Wichita North 15-0 in four innings on the 15-run rule.

Newton improves to 2-8, snapping a 15-game losing streak that dates back to last season.

"Phenomenal," Newton coach Kirsten Horten said. "We were in it from the start. This is the way we should play all our games. [...]]]> Area sports postponements Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:04:07 +0000 The following area events scheduled for today have been postponed because of the weather:

• The Newton High School varsity boys' tennis tournament at Hutchinson (3 p.m. Friday).

• The Newton middle schools boys' tennis dual meet at Maize South (no make-up date set)

• The Newton middle schools' track meet at Maize South (April 29).

• The Sedgwick High School baseball and softball games at home against Inman (no make-up date set).

Threshers hold spring game Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:51:49 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan The Bethel College football team can use Wednesday night's spring Maroon-White game as a measure of growth for the program.

In a largely defensive battle, the White squad edged the Maroon squad 6-0. The game was shortened to four eight-minute quarters. Each squad had about two to three possessions per quarter.

At last year's spring game, the Threshers had about 24 players suited. The Threshers had more than double that this season. Bethel had about 54 players take part in spring [...]]]> Bethel netters claim wins Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:25:32 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan The Bethel College tennis teams rebounded from their first loss of the season with a pair of dual meets wins over Southwestern and Tabor.

The Bethel men and women posted identical scores, beating Southwestern 8-1 Tuesday and Tabor 9-0 Wednesday.

The BC women improve to 7-3, 4-1 in KCAC play. The men improve to 10-1, 5-1 in KCAC play.

Against Southwestern, the Bethel women won all but the sixth singles match and swept the doubles. The Bethel men did likewise. All of the [...]]]> Sports update: NCAA committee approves expanded meal allowance Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:54:55 +0000 Bethel softball team swept Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:58:47 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan The Bethel College softball team dropped a pair of games Wednesday to Southwestern in KCAC play at Kelsch Field.

Bethel lost 9-4 and 12-1.

In the first game, Bethel trailed 4-3 after four inning, but gave up five runs in the top of the fifth.

Paige Rothwell went two for four hitting to lead Southwestern, driving in two runs. Shelby Tucker drove in three runs. Devan Howard went two for three hitting with an RBI. Rachael Baker went three for four with an RBI.

For Bethel, [...]]]> Area track Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:01:55 +0000 Goessel CKTL Meet


Area scorers


Team scores — Berean Academy 216, Hesston 184, Goessel 75, Remington 40, Canton-Galva 23, Elyria Christian 13.

High jump — 1. Duersken, Olivia Goe. 4-10; 2. Short, Ally Hes. 4-8; 3. Cook, Aleena Goe. 4-8; 4. Hiebert, Page Goe. 4-6; 5. Nebel, Jessanna Hes. 4-6.

Pole vault — 1. Thiessen, Tristin Rem. 7-6; 2. Denno, Cameron Hes. [...]]]> Sports briefs Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:29:35 +0000 Newton schedule


The Newton High School junior varsity boys' golf meet slated for Monday will not be made up.

The Newton C-team baseball games scheduled for Monday against Goddard Eisenhower will be May 5 at Goddard.

Newton, Hesston

place at Central

SALINA — The Newton High School boys' tennis team placed second, while the Hesston netters took third Tuesday at the Salina [...]]]> Sports briefs Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:32:26 +0000 Railer baseball

team splits

DERBY — The Newton High School baseball team split a pair of games against Derby Tuesday in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I play in Derby.

Derby won the first game 9-1. Newton took the nightcap 11-9. Newton is 6-2, 3-1 in AV-CTL I play. Derby is 3-3, 2-2 in AV-CTL I play.

"We came out in the first game and didn't have a good approach to the plate or the field," Newton coach Mark [...]]]> Railers take fifth at home meet Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:15:26 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan Newton High School boys' golf coach Joanie Pauls is looking for better course management from her team after a fifth-place finish Tuesday at the Newton Invitational at Sand Creek Station.

Bishop Carroll won the team title at 309, followed by Hutchinson at 311, Valley Center at 326, Arkansas City at 338 and Newton at 340.

"We struggled with our course management," Joanie Pauls said. "Most of the kids had a difficult hole.

Carter Towney of Bishop Carroll was [...]]]> Newton swimmers win home meet Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:14:35 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan The Newton High School girls' swimming team won another meet and racked up more state qualifying times Tuesday at the Newton Invitational.

The Railers topped Andover-Andover Central 367-303 for the meet title. Derby was third at 193, followed by Wichita Trinity Academy at 157, El Dorado at 138, McPherson at 108, Salina South at 69 and Rose Hill at 87.

"This was their first home meet, and it seemed like some of them were a little distracted," Newton coach Vickie [...]]]> delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:15:27 +0000 Mike Loftus: Sochi Games may be NHL fans’ last Olympic treat Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Mike Loftus More Content Now We know most NHL owners haven't liked closing down their league for 2 ½ weeks every four years to allow most of their best players to compete in the Olympics, and unless something changes their minds between the first two games in Sochi, Russia, and the gold-medal game Feb. 23, you can bet they'll set their jaws and dig in their heels over the 2016 Games in Seoul, South Korea.
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The week following the conference championship games are all about preparation. The talk is about the previous victory with an early look ahead to the next opponent.
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Peyton Manning is a true living legend who may put a lasting stamp on an extraordinary career. Manning has collected five MVP awards to go with seven first-team All-Pro selections, but there are some who believe he still needs to validate the gaudy stats.
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Seattle star Marshawn Lynch leaves Buffalo behind Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:02:55 +0000 By Paul A. Jannace Lynch had an obligation and did what he needed to do — sort of.
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Of course, that's about six minutes more than he spoke to the media this season, earning himself a $50,000 fine.
"You say ‘hut' and there's action," said Lynch. "All the unnecessary talk, it don't do nothing for me. I appreciate that people want to hear from me, but I just [...]]]>
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The 2014 Super Bowl Media Day champion goes to Waldo.
A man dressed as Waldo walked around the Prudential Center taking photos with people [...]]]>
Paul Jannace: The ultimate game comes to the mecca Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:22:49 +0000 By Paul Jannace Even in New York City, you can sense hype. A few blocks from where the ball drops for the new year stands the Super Bowl media center.
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The only ones who view this as a football game are the ones playing in it. [...]]]> delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:15:27 +0000