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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  • NWC competes at tourneyMARION — The Newton Wrestling Club sent 46 wrestlers to the Rhino Rumble Saturday in Marion. Newton came away with 22 first-place finishes. “The kids did a great job and wrestled well all day,” coach Matt Treaster said. “I was especially proud of three of our 10 and under kids — Zach Engelken, Connor Hultman, and Braiden Botterweck. Each won their first open level tournament.” The team claimed eight second-place finishes, 11 third-place finishes and five fourth-place finishes. The next meet for the club is Jan. 5 at Valley Center.Rhino Rumble Newton Wrestling Club finishers First Place — Wyatt Mayes, Eddy Southern, James Johnson, Keon Edwards, Nick Treaster, Zion Younts, Jonah Remsberg, Colin Bybee, Grant Treaster, Boone Roberson, Josh Edson, Sawyer Mock, Malichi Holmes, Zach Engelken, Connor Hultman, Braiden Botterweck, Kolby Clanton, Kaden Davis, Skyler Botterweck, Cyle Gautschi, Brody Roberson, Logan Treaster. Second Place — Karston Wall, Cole Chalashtari, Bobby Southern, John Chavez, Trevor Waldrop, Troy Orpin, Gavin Cusick, Michael Vela. Third Place — Eli Kirtley, Jett Brackeen, Matt Orpin, Gaige Llamas, Kaleb Diaz, Michael Davis, Caleb Waltner, Brady Moses, Bailey Hosford, Bryan Cusick, Colby Beer. Fourth Place — Laketon Bisoni, Griffin Davis, Alayna Frazier, Colin Potluri, Cameron Galloway.Short-Miller signs with Hesston CollegeHESSTON — Hesston College women’s soccer coach Bryan Kehr signed Rachel Short-Miller of Bellingham, Wash., to a letter of intent to play for the Larks beginning this fall. Short-Miller is a defender and midfielder for Bellingham High School, which qualified for districts in each of the last four years. She was a team captain as a senior. “Rachel is the type of player who expends every available ounce of effort on the field,” Kehr said. “I’m looking forward to working with her and the work ethic and leadership she brings to our program.” Short-Miller competed in track for two years in high school. She attends Cornwall Church of God in Bellingham, where she is active in student leadership and made several mission trips, including three to Mexico. She intends to major in health sciences at Hesston.Wings to host Missouri CometsPARK CITY — The Wichita Wings host the rival Missouri Comets at 7:35 p.m. Friday at Hartman Arena in Major Indoor Soccer League play. The Wings are 2-6 after a 10-6 loss to Rochester on the road last week. Missouri is 5-5 after losses last week against Baltimore (15-9) and Syracuse (18-8) on the road. Missouri won the first two meetings against the Wings 18-15 in Independence, Mo., and 19-10 at Hartman Arena. Wichita’s Andrew Hoxie has six goals against Missouri thie season.Wingnuts host fund raiser FridayWICHITA — The Wichita Wingnuts baseball team and National Baseball Congress is hosing the Kansans Loving Newtown, Conn., fund raiser from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Tanganyika Wildlife Park near Goddard for those affected by the recent events at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The park is located at 1000 S. Hawkins Lane in Goddard. Activities include a raffle, live auction and “special appearances from several of the park’s wildlife.” “Words cannot express the sympathy we feel for the families in Newtown after this horrific tragedy,” Wingnuts general manager Josh Robertson said. “Our organization wants to help in anyway we can, and to keep the victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers.” More information about the event is available at www.facebook.com/events/305386629578089/.  
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