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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  • JV girls fall to Salina SouthSALINA — The Newton High School junior varsity girls’ basketball team fell to Salina South 38-35 Tuesday in Salina. Newton led 18-17 at the half. Newton hosts the Newton JV Invitational Saturday.NEWTON — Akers 2, Black 2, Bartel 11, Boston 5, Saenz 2, Roberts 12, Thieszen 1. Newton 14 4 10 7 —35 S.South 8 9 15 6 —38Freshman boys drop road gameSALINA — The Newton High School freshman boys’ basketball team lost to Salina South 71-16 Tuesday in Salina. Newton trailed 32-10 at the half. Newton plays Tuesday at home against Campus.NEWTON — Motes 2, McKinney 2, Porter 2, Wagoner 5, Dickenson 5. Newton 2 8 6 0 —16 S.South 20 12 20 19 —71Eighth-grade girls post winsThe Newton middle schools eighth-grade girls’ basketball teams finished 3-1 in recent games. The A team lost to Maize South 31-20 and beat Hutchinson 43-25. The B team downed Maize South 30-29 and Maize South 31-15, “(The Maize South game) wasn’t our best effort of the year,” Newton coach Bob Graber said. “We came out tight and played the first half tight. We played much better in the second half. We have to learn to respect all teams, but fear none. “The girls came out strong, outscoring Hutchinson 13-2, yet we played a little tight, missing many close-in shots. The girls outrebounded Hutch 32-15 with 17 of those at the offensive end. An area we need to improve on is our mental mistakes. We turned the ball over 22 times, but stole the ball 32 times.” The A team is 3-2, 1-1 in Pioneer League Division I play. “The B team girls jumped out to an early lead (against Maize South) with tough defense, lots of assists and rebounding at the offensive end,” Newton coach Chris Headrick said. “A feisty Maize South team came back in the second half and closed the gap in the score, but the Newton Lady Railer girls came out on top by one point, extending their winning streak to four. “The Lady Newton Railers eight-grade B team jumped out to a commanding lead (against Hutchinson) in the first quarter and held it throughout the game. Improved ball handling and a great defensive effort was demonstrated throughout the game by all members of the team through scoring, rebounding and steals. I am very proud of the girls with their fifth win of the season.” The B team is 5-0, 2-0 in PL I play. Newton hosts Derby at 5 p.m. today.A games vs. Maize South NEWTON — Schmidt 5, Boston 4, Akers 3, Harris 3, Stenzel 3, Lachenmayr 2. Newton 2 1 7 12 —20 Maize So. 7 6 9 9 —31 vs. Hutchinson NEWTON — Akers 13, Entz 9, Schmidt 7, Stenzel 6, Harris 4, Boston 4. Newton 13 9 10 11 —43 Hutch. 2 9 9 5 —25 B games vs. Maize South NEWTON — Lachenmayr 13, M.Regier 4, Perez 4, Loyd 4, Long 3, A.Regier 2. Newton 11 9 4 6 —30 Maize So. 5 9 6 9 —29 vs. Hutchinson NEWTON — Long 9, Lachenmayr 8, Loyd 4, Lujano 4, A.Regier 2, M.Regier 2, Bass 2. Newton 12 7 6 6 —31 Hutch. 0 7 3 5 —15Middle school boys drop gamesThe Newton seventh- and eighth-grade boys’ basketball teams each lost to Hutchinson Monday. The eighth-grade boys fell 41-30. The seventh-grade boys fell 43-33. The eighth graders are 2-2, 0-1 in Pioneer League Division I play. The seventh-graders are 2-2, 0-1 in PL I play. Newton plays today at Derby.Dates set for Wichita OpenPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The PGA Tour has set the schedule for the 2013 Web.com tour, which includes the 24th Wichita Open at the Crestview Country Club. The Wichita Open will be June 10 through 16. “As the Web.com Tour's impact has grown over the last decade, so has the Wichita Open's as evidenced by this year's $200,000 donation to area charities,” tournament director Roy Turner. “We look forward to hosting our best tournament ever this year. With the support of the Wichita business community and golf fans throughout the region, we will accomplish just that.” Web.com takes over as the sponsor of the tour, which began as the Ben Hogan Tour in 1990. Later title sponsors included Nike, Buy.com and Nationwide Insurance. The Wichita event is one of four that have been with the tour in all 24 years. The tour is the top developmental tour for the PGA Tour. Recent changes to the PGA Tour make the Buy.com Tour the major qualifying tour. Events surrounding the Wichita Open include a pro-am tournament and open qualifying at Sand Creek Station in Newton. Dates for those events will be set shortly.Wichita Wild signs playersPARK CITY — Two Bethany College players have been signed by the Wichita Wild for the 2013 season. Signed were defensive back Ira Autry and kicker Alex Fambrough. Autery, 5-foot-8, 180 pounds, comes from South Houston, Texas, was a second-team All-KCAC pick. In two years at Bethany, Autrey posted 75 total tackles and six interceptions. He also was an all-conference track athletes, qualifying for nationals. Autry will graduate this month with a degree in business engineering. Fambrough, 6-5, is from Tyler, Texas. He had 17 field goals last season, first in the nation in NAIA. He tied the NAIA record for field goals in a game at six against Kansas Wesleyan. He has 33 field goals at Bethany. Fambrough will graduate this month with a degree in health and physical education.Thunder goalie takes honorsWICHITA — Wichita Thunder goaltender Kevin Regan was named the Central Hockey League goaltender of the week for the week ending Sunday. Regan was 3-0 for the week, allowing four goals in 74 shots for 70 saves. He had 23 saves in a 2-1 shootout win over Rapid City. He had 20 saves in a 6-2 win over Tulsa. He had 27 saves in a 3-1 win over Quad City. It was the second time this season Regan was honored. Wichita hosts Fort Worth Friday and Tulsa Saturday.Wings forward takes MISL honorsTAMPA, Fla. — Wichita Wings midfielder Geison was named to the Major Indoor Soccer League team of the week for the week ending Sunday. Geison scored the overtime game winner Saturday at Syracuse in a 12-10 Wichita win. Geison scored two goals in the game. Wichita, 2-5, plays at noon Saturday against Rochester.GOLFWedgewood Senior Men 1. Ray Baldridge, Rick Tolin, Dwight Hirsh, Russ Smith, J.R. Pitts -4. 2. Bob Wilson, Jim Merry, Don Bastin, Jerry Schmidt -3. 3. Paul Normandin, Ray Ruggles, Bob Modena, Jim Loflin -3. Closest to pin 3 — Paul Normandin. Closest to pin 9 on second shot — Don Korben. Next play — 1 p.m. today.  

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