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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  •  JV wrestlers compete at meetGREAT BEND — The Newton High School junior varsity wrestling team competed Saturday at the Great Bend Invitational. Winning titles for the Railers were Justice Grant (4-0) at 106 pounds and Justin McBeth (3-0) at 160 pounds. Taking second were Andrew Gehring (3-1) at 126 pounds and Ruben Gonzalez (4-1) at heavyweight. Third-place finishes went to Caleb Nelson (4-1) at 130 pounds, Malcolm Engstrom (3-2) at 195 pounds and Zach Schmidt (3-2) at heavyweight. Cristian Diaz (2-2) finished fourth at 220 pounds. Other Newton wrestlers competing included Jarrett Rodriguez (0-2, 120 pounds), Robert Lyles (1-2, 132 pounds), Brennan Barger (2-2, 138 pounds), Robert Loeffler (2-2, 145 pounds), Jordan Palmer (3-2, 145 pounds), Cody Johnston (1-2, 152 pounds), Lynden Voth (3-2, 152 pounds), Maia Cuellar (0-2, 152 pounds), Mark Baxter (2-2, 160 pounds), Adunai Guzman-Garza (2-2, 170 pounds), Elias Martinez (1-2, 182 pounds) and Morgan Murphy (0-2, 220 pounds). Newton hosts a double dual meet with McPherson and Hutchinson at 5 p.m. Jan. 3.Schedule set for frosh tourneyThe schedule has been set for the Newton High School freshman tournament Jan. 5. At 10 a.m., the Newton girls play Hays at Ravenscroft Gym and the Great Bend girls play Salina Central at Willis Gym. At 11:30 a.m., Newton boys play Hays at Ravenscroft Gym and the Great Bend boys play Salina Central at Willis Gym. The girls’ winners play at 1 p.m. at Ravenscroft Gym and the losers play at 1 p.m. at Willis Gym. The boys’ winners play at 2:30 p.m. at Ravenscroft Gym and the losers play at 2:30 p.m. at Willis Gym.Wild re-signs defensive endPARK CITY — The Wichita Wild indoor football team re-signed defensive end Matt Moss for the 2013 season. Moss was first signed by Wichita in 2011. At the end of the season, he was signed by Edmonton of the Canadian Football League, but was cut at the end of training camp. Last season with Wichita, he had 29 tackles, including 15 sacks, with four forced fumbles. He was named the Indoor Football League’s co-defensive player of the year and was named to the IFL All-Defense Team. Moss played collegiately at Grossmont (Calif.) Community College and Texas A&M, where he graduated in 2010. Wichita joins the Champions Professional Indoor Football League this season and opens March 9 on the road against the Oklahoma (Tulsa) Defenders.Wings to play RochesterPARK CITY — The Wichita Wings indoor soccer team plays its third straight road game, facing the Rochester Lancers at noon Satyrday at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. The Lancers are 4-4 while Wichita is 2-5. This is the first meeting between the two teams this season. Last year, Rochester won the season series 3-1. Wichita is coming off a 12-10 overtime win over Syracuse last week. Rochester is coming off a 13-6 loss against Milwaukee. Rochester is led by Doug Miller with 37 points and Mauricio Salles with 30 points. Wichita returns home Dec. 21 against Missouri. 

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