Eighth-graders beat CentralThe Newton middle schools eighth-grade girls’ basketball team won a pair of games against Andover Central. The A team won 21-20. The B team won 32-24. “This was a very good win for the girls,” Newton coach Bob Graber said. “They played a strong first half, but we played flat and scared in the third quarter. The girls recovered and played a very strong fourth quarter. ... We still make too may careless passes and is an area we must improve in.” The A team is 2-1, 1-1 in Pioneer League Division I play. “The B girls came out very strong in the first quarter to set the tempo for the game,” Newton coach Chris Headrick said. “Good defense and a patient offense brought along another win for the girls.” The B team is 3-0, 2-0 in PL play.A game NEWTON — Schmidt 7, Entz 6, Harris 6, Akers 2. Newton 8 3 2 8 —21 And.Ct. 6 4 5 5 —20 B game NEWTON — Perez 10, Lachenmayr 11, A.Regier 2, Long 2, M.Regier 2, Loyd 2, Whitlock 2. Newton 11 5 6 10 —32 And.Ct. 4 4 8 8 —24Warrior boys fall to MarionMARION — The Peabody-Burns boys’ basketball team fell to Marion 80-42 Tuesday in the Marion Classic. Marion led 41-21 at the half. Christian Gard, Tommy Morrios and Hunter Pickens each scored nine points for Peabody-Burns, 1-1.PEABODY-BURNS (1-1) — Gard 1 (2) 1-2 9, Morris 2 (1) 2-2 9, Jabry 1 0-0 2, Kyle 2 0-0 4, Topham 2 0-0 4, Savage 0 0-0 0, Pickens 3 (1) 0-0 9, Schroeder 0 0-0 0, Preheim 0 0-0 0, Newman 1 0-0 2, TOTALS 12 (4) 3-4 42. MARION — scoring not listed. P-Burns 11 10 12 9 —42 Marion 21 20 19 20 —80Pairings set for JV tourneyThe pairings have been set for the Newton High School junior varsity tournament Dec. 15. The Newton girls play Emporia at 10 a.m. at Ravenscroft Gym, followed by the boys at 11:30 a.m. The Maize and Winfield girls play at 10 a.m. at Willis Gym, followed by the boys at 11:30 a.m. The girls’ finais are 1:15 p.m. at Ravenscroft Gym. The third-place game at 1:15 p.m. at Willis Gym. The boys’ finals are 2:45 p.m.at Ravenscroft Gym. The third-place game at 2:45 p.m. at Willis Gym.Middle school boys drop gamesThe Newton middle school eighth-grade boys’ basketball team lost to Andover Central 42-39 Monday. The seventh-grade boys lost to Andover Central 31-17. The seventh graders and eighth graders play today against Maize South.Wings travel east for gamesPARK CITY — The Wichita Wings indoor soccer team is headed east for a pair of games this weekend. The 1-4 Wings play at 6:35 p.m. Friday at the Baltimore Blast, and 6 p.m. Saturday at the Syracuse Silver Knights. Wichita won the first meeting with Syracuse 8-6 in overtime Nov. 18 in Wichita. The Wings lost their first meeting with Baltimore 15-8. Wichita’s next home game is Dec. 21 against the Missouri Comets.Thunder edges Rapid CityRAPID CITY, S.D. — The Wichita Thunder claimed a 2-1 shootout win over Rapid City Tuesday in Central Hockey League play in Rapid City. Jeff Lee scored for the Rush in the first period with an assist from Scott Brannon. Wichita scored in the second period on a goal by Todd Griffith, unassisted. After a scoreless third period and overtime, Wichita won the shootout 2-1. Griffin and Kevin Young each had a shootout goal for the Thunder. Damian Surma had a shootout goal for the Rush. Kevin Regan had 23 saves in goal for Wichita. Tim Boron had 41 saves in goal for Rapid City. Wichita improves to 12-6-2, one point behind Allen for first place in the CHL. Rapid City falls to 9-7-4, five points behind Allen. Wichita hosts Tulsa at 7:35 p.m. Friday.Wild signs QB HindsPARK CITY — The Wichita Wild indoor football team signed quarterback Rocky Hinds for the 2013 season. Hinds played college ball at Southern California and Nevada-Las Vegas. He passed for more than 2,000 yards in both his junior and senior seasons at UNLV. He played for Bloomington of the Indoor Football League in 2010 and 2011. In 2011, he passed for 2,219 yards wth 40 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. He played last year with Nebraska of the IFL, passing for 2,096 yards, 49 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. “I’m really excited to join the Wild. I’ve played in the IFL for a couple years against the Wild and it’s a great organization with great coaches,” Hinds said. “I’m going to bring a winning attitude and try to win a championship with the team.” Wichita begins play this season in the Champions Professional Indoor Football League, opening March 9 against the Oklahoma Defenders in Tulsa.