delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:32:07 +0000 Area sports postponements Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:04:07 +0000 The following area events scheduled for today have been postponed because of the weather:

• The Newton High School varsity boys' tennis tournament at Hutchinson (3 p.m. Friday).

• The Newton middle schools boys' tennis dual meet at Maize South (no make-up date set)

• The Newton middle schools' track meet at Maize South (April 29).

• The Sedgwick High School baseball and softball games at home against Inman (no make-up date set).

Threshers hold spring game Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:51:49 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan The Bethel College football team can use Wednesday night's spring Maroon-White game as a measure of growth for the program.

In a largely defensive battle, the White squad edged the Maroon squad 6-0. The game was shortened to four eight-minute quarters. Each squad had about two to three possessions per quarter.

At last year's spring game, the Threshers had about 24 players suited. The Threshers had more than double that this season. Bethel had about 54 players take part in spring [...]]]> Bethel netters claim wins Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:25:32 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan The Bethel College tennis teams rebounded from their first loss of the season with a pair of dual meets wins over Southwestern and Tabor.

The Bethel men and women posted identical scores, beating Southwestern 8-1 Tuesday and Tabor 9-0 Wednesday.

The BC women improve to 7-3, 4-1 in KCAC play. The men improve to 10-1, 5-1 in KCAC play.

Against Southwestern, the Bethel women won all but the sixth singles match and swept the doubles. The Bethel men did likewise. All of the [...]]]> Bethel softball team swept Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:58:47 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan The Bethel College softball team dropped a pair of games Wednesday to Southwestern in KCAC play at Kelsch Field.

Bethel lost 9-4 and 12-1.

In the first game, Bethel trailed 4-3 after four inning, but gave up five runs in the top of the fifth.

Paige Rothwell went two for four hitting to lead Southwestern, driving in two runs. Shelby Tucker drove in three runs. Devan Howard went two for three hitting with an RBI. Rachael Baker went three for four with an RBI.

For Bethel, [...]]]> Area track Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:01:55 +0000 Goessel CKTL Meet


Area scorers


Team scores — Berean Academy 216, Hesston 184, Goessel 75, Remington 40, Canton-Galva 23, Elyria Christian 13.

High jump — 1. Duersken, Olivia Goe. 4-10; 2. Short, Ally Hes. 4-8; 3. Cook, Aleena Goe. 4-8; 4. Hiebert, Page Goe. 4-6; 5. Nebel, Jessanna Hes. 4-6.

Pole vault — 1. Thiessen, Tristin Rem. 7-6; 2. Denno, Cameron Hes. [...]]]> Sports briefs Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:29:35 +0000 Newton schedule


The Newton High School junior varsity boys' golf meet slated for Monday will not be made up.

The Newton C-team baseball games scheduled for Monday against Goddard Eisenhower will be May 5 at Goddard.

Newton, Hesston

place at Central

SALINA — The Newton High School boys' tennis team placed second, while the Hesston netters took third Tuesday at the Salina [...]]]> Sports briefs Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:32:26 +0000 Railer baseball

team splits

DERBY — The Newton High School baseball team split a pair of games against Derby Tuesday in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I play in Derby.

Derby won the first game 9-1. Newton took the nightcap 11-9. Newton is 6-2, 3-1 in AV-CTL I play. Derby is 3-3, 2-2 in AV-CTL I play.

"We came out in the first game and didn't have a good approach to the plate or the field," Newton coach Mark [...]]]> Railers take fifth at home meet Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:15:26 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan Newton High School boys' golf coach Joanie Pauls is looking for better course management from her team after a fifth-place finish Tuesday at the Newton Invitational at Sand Creek Station.

Bishop Carroll won the team title at 309, followed by Hutchinson at 311, Valley Center at 326, Arkansas City at 338 and Newton at 340.

"We struggled with our course management," Joanie Pauls said. "Most of the kids had a difficult hole.

Carter Towney of Bishop Carroll was [...]]]> Newton swimmers win home meet Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:14:35 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan The Newton High School girls' swimming team won another meet and racked up more state qualifying times Tuesday at the Newton Invitational.

The Railers topped Andover-Andover Central 367-303 for the meet title. Derby was third at 193, followed by Wichita Trinity Academy at 157, El Dorado at 138, McPherson at 108, Salina South at 69 and Rose Hill at 87.

"This was their first home meet, and it seemed like some of them were a little distracted," Newton coach Vickie [...]]]> Railer thinclads second at South Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:13:53 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan SALINA — The Newton High School boys' and girls' track teams claimed second-place team finishes Tuesday at the Salina South Invitational at the Salina District Stadium.

In the girls' competition, Garden City topped Newton 170-102, followed by Salina Central at 76, Junction City at 68, Wichita North at 40, Salina South at 30, Wichita Heights at 29, Salina Sacred Heart at 24 and Wichita West at 19.

In the boys' competition, Garden City edged Newton 100.5-95, followed by [...]]]> Newton Invitational I swimming Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:26:18 +0000 Newton Invitational I


NHS pool

scorers and Newton results


Team scores — Newton 367, Andover-Andover Central 303, Derby 193, Wichita Trinity Academy 157, El Dorado 138, McPherson 108, Salina South 69, Rose Hill 8.

200-yd. medley relay — 1. Andover A (Bundy, League, Plank, Dreiling) 2:02.35, 2. Wichita Trinity Academy A (Davis, Kostboth, [...]]]> Sports update: Hoisting the Stanley Cup without hot goalie hard to do Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Newton Kansan track honor roll Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:32:54 +0000 GIRLS

Shot put — Roberts, Newton 43-6 1/4.

Discus — Roberts, Newton 130-6.

Javelin — Hoover, Berean Academy 100-0.

High jump — Schmidt, Hesston 5-0.

Long jump — Stucky, Moundridge 15-10 3/4.

Triple jump — Ziegler, Hesston 33-11 1/4.

Pole vault — Thiessen, Remington 7-0.

100-m. HH — Kuhn, Newton 16.93.

4x800-m. relay — Hesston 10:44.35.

100-m. dash — Jost, Hesston [...]]]> Keeping Fit: Improve your golf game with this exercise regimen Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:29:35 +0000 By Wayne L. Westcott More Content Now A well-designed strength training program could increase golfers' muscle strength and decrease their risk of [...]]]> Sports briefs Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:16:17 +0000 Area sports


The following area sports events for Monday have been postponed:

Newton varsity tennis at Winfield (April 25)

Newton JV track at Derby (will not be made up)

Newton C team baseball at Goddard Eisenhower (no make-up date set)

Newton JV golf at El Dordao (no make-up date set)

Newton middle school boys' tennis at Derby (May 2)

Bethel tennis at home against Southwestern (today), Thursday's [...]]]> BC women's tennis team falls to McPherson Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:53:10 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan The Bethel College women's tennis team saw a 32-match KCAC winning streak snapped with a 7-2 dual meet loss to McPherson Saturday at Bethel.

Bethel's last loss in conference play came April 11, 2009 to Bethany 6-3. The Threshers later avenged that loss to Bethany 5-3 in the conference finals.

McPherson improved to 8-6, 3-0 in KCAC play. Bethel falls to 5-3, 2-1 in KCAC. Bethel falls one match behind McPherson and Ottawa with four matches remaining.

The Bethel men fell to [...]]]> Bethel softball team swept Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:49:18 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan The Bethel College softball team continues its pattern of a close loss and a run-rule loss, dropping a pair of games Saturday against Friends University in KCAC play at Kelsch Field.

Bethel lost the first game 8-5 and the second game 8-0. The second game was called after five innings on the eight-run rule.

In the first game, Friends jumped out 7-0 in the first three innings, holding off a Bethel comeback in the next three innings.

Bethel starter McKenzie King took the loss, [...]]]> Area track Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:51:05 +0000

Marion Relays


Area top 8 finishers


Team scores — Marion 92, Southeast of Saline 84, McPherson 68, Chapman 62, El Dorado 49, Chase County 49, Leon-Bluestem 31, Wichita Independent 31, White City 28, Smoky Valley 27, Hutchinson Central Christian 23, Goessel 10, Centre 1.

3,200-m. run — 8. J.Meysing Goe. 14:00.94.

4x400-m. relay — 5. Goessel (Jarvis, [...]]]> Area athletes compete at Pre-State Classic Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:41:35 +0000 By Mark Schnabel Newton Kansan WICHITA — Several area track and field athletes claimed elite division medals Thursday and Friday at the Shocker Pre-State Challenge at Cessna Stadium in Wichita.

The event had a Class 3-2-1A division, a Class 6-5-4A division and an elite division, which was based on top performances.

Hesston's Ryan Schadler won the elite division long jump in 23-0. Schadler took second in the elite 400-meter dash in 49.00 and second in the elite 200-meter dash in 22.57. Schadler was [...]]]> Sports update: Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:32:08 +0000 Mike Loftus: Sochi Games may be NHL fans’ last Olympic treat Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Mike Loftus More Content Now We know most NHL owners haven't liked closing down their league for 2 ½ weeks every four years to allow most of their best players to compete in the Olympics, and unless something changes their minds between the first two games in Sochi, Russia, and the gold-medal game Feb. 23, you can bet they'll set their jaws and dig in their heels over the 2016 Games in Seoul, South Korea.
Given the vastly different time zones in both sites, they'll argue, [...]]]>
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Our goal was to discover what bobsledders competing in Sochi might feel like.
Thanks to the New York Olympic Regional Development Authority, which runs [...]]]>
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It's a true story. But where we have to read, understanding is not just handed to us. There are exaggerations, understatements, mistakes and incomprehension to trip us up. [...]]]>
Paul Jannace: The calm before the Super Bowl storm Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:41:26 +0000 By Paul Jannace More Content Now All media obligations are over and it's all about the football game now.
The head coaches went through their final press conferences Friday morning, somehow filling up time by saying pretty much the same stuff they have been saying all week.
The week following the conference championship games are all about preparation. The talk is about the previous victory with an early look ahead to the next opponent.
Super [...]]]>
Peyton Manning needs no more validation Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:29:04 +0000 By Paul A. Jannace If you say "Michael" it could be understood that you're referring to Michael Jordan. The name "Peyton" has that same power.
Peyton Manning is a true living legend who may put a lasting stamp on an extraordinary career. Manning has collected five MVP awards to go with seven first-team All-Pro selections, but there are some who believe he still needs to validate the gaudy stats.
Manning has the one Super Bowl championship, but there are [...]]]>
Seattle star Marshawn Lynch leaves Buffalo behind Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:02:55 +0000 By Paul A. Jannace Lynch had an obligation and did what he needed to do — sort of.
After barely six minutes in front of the microphone, Lynch abruptly ended his Media Day session.
Of course, that's about six minutes more than he spoke to the media this season, earning himself a $50,000 fine.
"You say ‘hut' and there's action," said Lynch. "All the unnecessary talk, it don't do nothing for me. I appreciate that people want to hear from me, but I just [...]]]>
Paul Jannace: Where’s Media Day? Waldo knows Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:23:02 +0000 By Paul Jannace The funny thing is, many of these "characters" are doing the same thing but also want to draw some attention to themselves, their publication, or network.
The 2014 Super Bowl Media Day champion goes to Waldo.
A man dressed as Waldo walked around the Prudential Center taking photos with people [...]]]>
Paul Jannace: The ultimate game comes to the mecca Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:22:49 +0000 By Paul Jannace Even in New York City, you can sense hype. A few blocks from where the ball drops for the new year stands the Super Bowl media center.
It's essentially controlled chaos, with media from all over the world converge for a week to cover a football game.
Of course, the Super Bowl has become much larger than a single football game.
The only ones who view this as a football game are the ones playing in it. [...]]]> delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:32:09 +0000