thekansan.com http://www.thekansan.com/article/20121115/SPORTS/121119610/0/opinion thekansan.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:19:55 +0000 Glann signs to run at Creighton http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140424/SPORTS/140429676/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:15:21 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140424/SPORTS/140429676/0/opinion Newton High School senior Ashlyn Glann signed a letter of intent to run cross country at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., beginning this fall.

Glann competed in both cross country and track at Newton. She placed 35th at the Class 5A state meet as a senior. She was 12th at the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I meet and third in the Class 5A regional meet.

She helped lead the Railers to a 10th-place finish at state, a third-place finish in regionals and a third-place [...]]]> Sports briefs http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140424/SPORTS/140429677/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:14:43 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140424/SPORTS/140429677/0/opinion Hesston wins

Trojan invite

HILLSBORO — The Hesston High School boys' tennis team won the seven-team Hillsboro Trojan Invitational Tuesday.

Hesston topped Wichita Independent 59-53. Wichita Trinity Academy was third at 52, followed by Salina Sacred Heart at 36, Wichita Collegiate at 26, Neodesha at 16 and Hillsboro at 12.

At first singles, Keegan LeFevre finished third at 2-1. Isaac Penner won second singles at 3-0.

At [...]]]> Area track http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140423/SPORTS/140429684/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:11:40 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140423/SPORTS/140429684/0/opinion Burrton CKTL Quint

Tuesday

Area scorers

GIRLS

Team scores — Haven 118, Sedgwick 102, Centre 48, Hutchinson Central Christian 33, Burrton 25.

Discus — 1. Hurst (Dick) B 86-5 3/4, 3. Matlack B 78-1 1/2.

High Jump — 1. Bebermeyer S 4-6.

400-m. dash — 1. Ware S 1:02.66, 2. Noone S 1:04.91, 5. Francis S 1:09.66.

Javelin — 4. Satterfield, Alissa B [...]]]> Sports update: Phil Jackson seeking NY Knicks coach, says it won't be him http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429694/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429694/0/opinion Sports briefs http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140423/SPORTS/140429760/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:26:41 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140423/SPORTS/140429760/0/opinion Roberts sets

school record

PARK CITY — Newton High School sophomore Payton Roberts set a new school record Friday in the shot put at the Wichita Heights Invitational.

Roberts had a mark of 46-4, which is the best mark in the state this season and 12th best in Kansas history. She broke the record held by Janae Volker by more than a foot.

Roberts won the event, along with the discus.

Railer [...]]]> Halstead softball team drops two http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140423/SPORTS/140429761/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:17:22 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140423/SPORTS/140429761/0/opinion HALSTEAD — The Halstead High School softball team dropped a pair of games Tuesday to Kingman in Central Kansas League play at Riverside Park.

Halstead lost the first game 10-6 and the second game 11-1. The second game was called in five innings on the 10-run rule.

In the first game, Halstead fell behind 4-3 after three innings, but took the lead with three runs in the fifth. Kingman came right back with six runs in the sixth inning to claim the win.

Candace Drake [...]]]> Halstead splits with Kingman http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140423/SPORTS/140429762/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:13:36 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140423/SPORTS/140429762/0/opinion HALSTEAD — The Halstead High School baseball team split a Central Kansas League doubleheader Tuesday against Kingman at Riverside Park.

Halstead won the first game 3-2, but lost the second game 8-6. Halstead moves to 6-4, 5-1 in CKL play.

In the first game, Halstead scored a run each in the third and fourth innings. Kingman tied the game with two runs in the fifth, but Halstead came back with a run in the bottom of the fifth.

Kingman managed two two-out runners in [...]]]> Dodge City wins Jayhawk tourney http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429777/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:21:46 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429777/0/opinion Dodge City Community College claimed the team title of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Tuesday at Sand Creek Station.

Dodge City finished the tournament with a team score of 904, which clinched the tourney title and overall conference title. Johnson County Community College finished second at 910, followed by Kansas City (Kan.) Community College at 917. When regular-season results were added in, Johnson County finished second overall, followed by Hutchinson and Kansas [...]]]> Bethel golfers seventh at KCAC http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429779/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:12:46 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429779/0/opinion GARDEN CITY — The Bethel College golf team finished the season with a seventh-place team finish Tuesday at the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships at the Buffalo Dunes Golf Course in Garden City.

Bethel finished the tournament with a three-round team total of 1,017. The Threshers shot a 349 in the final round.

Bethany claimed the team title at 917 and will advance to the NAIA Nationals May 13 to 19 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Southwestern finished 10 strokes [...]]]> Sports update: Spurs' Gregg Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429789/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140422/NEWS/140429789/0/opinion Sports briefs http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429880/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:46:38 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429880/0/opinion Bethel netters

split with Bethany

LINDSBORG — The Bethel College tennis teams split with Bethany Saturday in Lindsborg.

The Bethel women swept the Swedes 9-0, while the Bethel men fell to the 12th-ranked (NAIA) conference co-leaders 7-2.

The Threshers women won all six singles matches in straight sets. The doubles teams all won 8-2.

For the Bethel men, Jesse Voth-Gaeddert claimed a win at singles. Voth-Gaeddert and [...]]]> Railer swimmers second at Northwest http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429882/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:02:01 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429882/0/opinion WICHITA — The Newton High School girls' swimming team had its unbeaten streak for the season beaten, but still managed a second-place finish Saturday at the 17-team Wichita Northwest Invitational.

Wichita East downed Newton 403-242 for the team title. Maize South was third at 238, followed by Wichita Heights at 226.5 and Andover at 207.

In diving, Abby Anderson was second in 285.10, followed by Kailey Naysmith in third in 284.25. Both broke the required state qualifying [...]]]> Railers second, fourth at Heights http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429883/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:59:01 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429883/0/opinion PARK CITY — The Newton High School boys' track team finished second while the Railers girls were fourth Friday at the 11-team Wichita Heights Invitational.

In the boys' standings, Wichita Southeast down Newton 105-90, followed by Wichita East at 89 and Wichita Heights at 78.

Maize won the girls' title at 130 points, followed by Wichita East at 101.5, Wichita Northwest at 88 and Newton at 84.

For the Newton boys, Cory Martens won the shot put in 54-7 1/2, followed by [...]]]> Bethel softball team swept by Kansas Wesleyan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429884/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:55:15 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140422/SPORTS/140429884/0/opinion The Bethel College softball team stayed close to KCAC leader Kansas Wesleyan in stretches, but a couple very bad innings led to Thresher losses Saturday at Kelsch Field.

Kansas Wesleyan won the first game 10-0, scoring nine runs in the sixth inning and holding the Threshers hitless. Wesleyan won the second game 19-0, scoring 10 runs in the fifth inning and holding Bethel to two hits.

"We have played very well all year long," Bethel coach Stacy Middleton said. "We [...]]]> Sports update: NY Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson after lost season http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429905/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140421/NEWS/140429905/0/opinion Area track (corrected) http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140419/SPORTS/140419140/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:17:30 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140419/SPORTS/140419140/0/opinion

Marion Relays

Friday

Area top 8 finishers

GIRLS

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 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140419/SPORTS/140419141/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:03:58 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140419/SPORTS/140419141/0/opinion 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 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/SPORTS/140419148/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:50:18 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/SPORTS/140419148/0/opinion Tumble in the Jungle, March 8 and 9, Salina YMCA

Score-place

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 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/SPORTS/140419149/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:42:28 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/SPORTS/140419149/0/opinion 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 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/SPORTS/140419150/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:08:20 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/SPORTS/140419150/0/opinion

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.

PLAY-MOR LANES

LADIES BRUNSWICK

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 [...]]]> thekansan.com http://www.thekansan.com/article/20121115/SPORTS/121119610/0/opinion thekansan.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:19:56 +0000 Mike Loftus: Sochi Games may be NHL fans’ last Olympic treat http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140212/NEWS/140219788/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Mike Loftus More Content Now http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140212/NEWS/140219788/0/opinion 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.
Given the vastly different time zones in both sites, they'll argue, [...]]]>
Christopher Mele: Taking a white-knuckle spin on an Olympic bobsled run http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140211/NEWS/140219810/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:22:40 +0000 By Christopher Mele More Content Now http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140211/NEWS/140219810/0/opinion So it was an unnatural feeling to have this gray sphere snugly nested around my noggin as I, along with my childhood friend, Pedro Rosado, prepared to hurtle ourselves on the bobsled run at the Mount Van Hoevenberg winter Olympic complex in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Our goal was to discover what bobsledders competing in Sochi might feel like.
Thanks to the New York Olympic Regional Development Authority, which runs [...]]]>
Oak Duke: Learn about deer by tracking them in the snow http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140205/NEWS/140209590/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:28:36 +0000 By Oak Duke More Content Now http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140205/NEWS/140209590/0/opinion But with it, when it settles fresh on the forest floor and adjacent fields, deer write their story on a new piece of paper for us to read.
It's a true story. But where we have to read, understanding is not just handed to us. There are exaggerations, understatements, mistakes and incomprehension to trip us up. [...]]]>
Paul Jannace: The calm before the Super Bowl storm http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140131/NEWS/140139792/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:41:26 +0000 By Paul Jannace More Content Now http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140131/NEWS/140139792/0/opinion All media obligations are over and it's all about the football game now.
The head coaches went through their final press conferences Friday morning, somehow filling up time by saying pretty much the same stuff they have been saying all week.
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.
Super [...]]]>
Peyton Manning needs no more validation http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140129/NEWS/140129200/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:29:04 +0000 By Paul A. Jannace http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140129/NEWS/140129200/0/opinion If you say "Michael" it could be understood that you're referring to Michael Jordan. The name "Peyton" has that same power.
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.
Manning has the one Super Bowl championship, but there are [...]]]>
Seattle star Marshawn Lynch leaves Buffalo behind http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140129/NEWS/140129209/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:02:55 +0000 By Paul A. Jannace http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140129/NEWS/140129209/0/opinion Lynch had an obligation and did what he needed to do — sort of.
After barely six minutes in front of the microphone, Lynch abruptly ended his Media Day session.
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 [...]]]>
Paul Jannace: Where’s Media Day? Waldo knows http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129258/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:23:02 +0000 By Paul Jannace http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140128/NEWS/140129258/0/opinion The funny thing is, many of these "characters" are doing the same thing but also want to draw some attention to themselves, their publication, or network.
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 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129400/0/opinion?rssfeed=true Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:22:49 +0000 By Paul Jannace http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140127/NEWS/140129400/0/opinion 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.
It's essentially controlled chaos, with media from all over the world converge for a week to cover a football game.
Of course, the Super Bowl has become much larger than a single football game.
The only ones who view this as a football game are the ones playing in it. [...]]]>
thekansan.com http://www.thekansan.com/article/20121115/SPORTS/121119610/0/opinion thekansan.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:19:56 +0000