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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  • Swim meet time changesThe Newton High School boys’ swimming meet Jan. 10 in Emporia will start at 4:30 p.m.KCAC extends broadcast dealWICHITA — The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and Smoky Hills Public Television has extended its broadcast partnership into the 2012-13 basketball season. A game of the week will be shown on the SHPTV Scoreboard Show website each Saturday from Dec. 1 through Feb. 16. The KCAC championship games will be broadcast live on SHPTV Feb. 25 from Hartman Arena. The women’s game begins at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m. “We are pleased to continue to grow our relationship with Smoky Hills Public Television and make more people aware of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference through these type of partnerships,” KCAC commissioner Dr. Scott Crawford, Commissioner said. “This additional level of exposure for the conference is very important for us in reaching out to potential recruits for the athletic programs for all of our member institutions.” The game schedule is listed below (women’s games begin at 5 p.m., followed by the men at 7 p.m.): Dec. 1 Bethany at Bethel Dec. 8 Bethel at Tabor Jan. 5 Saint Mary at Bethany Jan.12 McPherson at Sterling Jan.19 Ottawa at Kansas Wesleyan Jan.26 Sterling at Southwestern Feb. 2 Saint Mary at McPherson Feb. 9 McPherson at Kansas Wesleyan Feb. 16 Ottawa at FriendsNewton middle schools competeThe Newton middle schools boys’ basketball teams swept Derby Tuesday. The seventh-grade team edged Derby 42-40. The eighth-grade team won 34-32. Newton plays today against Haysville West.Wichita Wings make tradePARK CITY — The Wichita Wings indoor soccer team traded midfielders Jamar Beasley and Bryan Perez to the Syracuse Silver Knights for midfielder Andre Berenzon and forward Matt Clare, pending league approval. Berenzon is from San Paolo, Brazil. A pro since age 17, he began his indoor career in 2008 with the Rockford Rampage. He was named to the all-rookie team. He also led the team to the MISL championship. He later played with the Chicago Riot and Syracuse. Last season, he scored 20 goals in five games before his season ended because of injury. Clare is from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He played outdoor for FC Tampa Bay of the new North American Soccer League. He played indoor with Norfolk, scoring 20 goals and 48 points last season. “We are really excited about the addition of Matt and Andre,” Wichita coach LeBaron Hollimon said. “They’re both quality players, and players that can help the team turn things around to head in the right direction. We hate losing guys like Perez and Beasley, but we’re confident that their replacements will allow us to achieve the goals we have set out to accomplish for the year.” Wichita plays at 7:35 p.m. Dec. 7 at Baltimore. A webcast will be available at www.uslnation.com/misl.Wingnuts player bought by BravesWICHITA — Wichita Wingnuts pitcher James Hoyt has been purchased by the Atlanta Braves organization for the 2013 season. Hoyt played in 11 games for Wichita last season, posting a 2.61 earned-run-average with 15 strikeouts in 10 1-3 innings pitched. Hoyt also played in the Mexican League and with Edinburg of the North American League. For the season, he had a 1.76 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 41 innings. He finished his second season of professional baseball. "James Hoyt has worked very hard to reach this point in his career, and is well-deserving of the opporunity," Wingnuts’ manager Kevin Hooper said. "Our coaching staff, myself, and the rest of the organization wishes him nothing but the best in the future." Hoyt is the fifth Wingnuts player in 2012 to be called up by a Major League organization.Arenacross set for FebruaryWICHITA — The 2013 AMSOIL Arenacross series will compete Feb. 23 and 24 at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita. Professional races will be Feb. 23. Amateur competition will be Feb. 24. Tickets are available at www.SelectASeat.com, or by calling (316) 755-7328. More information about the series is available at www.Arenacross.com.   
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