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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  • Hesston signs two players
    HESSTON — Hesston College women’s soccer coach Bryan Kehr signed two players to letters of intent to play for the Larks beginning this fall. Signed were Courtney Wengerd of Goshen, Ind., and Rachel Miller of Hutchinson. Wengerd is a defender-midfiielder from Goshen High School. She was a scholar-athlete award winner for the last two years and played for a team that set school records for goals, assists and shutouts in 2012. "Courtney comes from a successful high school soccer program,” Kehr said. “Coach Dan Graber's team enjoyed an undefeated regular season and sectional championship in 2011, followed by a 13-4-1 mark this year. Courtney has been a stalwart member of a solid Goshen High defense.” Wengerd is a National Honor Society member, and was named to the high honor roll. She attends East Goshen Mennonite Church, where she is active in the youth group. She intends to study communications at Hesston. Her parents — Sherry (Wells) and David Wengerd — are both HC alumni. Miller is a current basketball player at Hesston. She is completing a three-year registered nurse program at Hesston. “Rachel has been an integral part of the Hesston women’s basketball team,” Kehr said. “I’m excited to add her to our program next year. As a teenager, Rachel was a successful club soccer player, and I look forward to seeing her soccer skills develop.” Miller attends Faith Mennonite Church in Hutchinson.
    Newton bowling regionals set
    TOPEKA — The Class 5-4-3-2-1A bowling regionals for Newton High School will be Feb. 23 at the Walnut Bowl in Great Bend. Other teams competing include Andale, Buhler, Cheney, Garden Plain, Great Bend, Holcomb, Liberal, Little River (boys only), Maize South, McPherson and Salina Sacred Heart. Girls will bowl at 10 a.m., followed by boys at 12:30 p.m. The top two boys’ and girls’ teams will qualify for state. The top six bowlers not on a qualifying team also advance. The state meet is Feb. 28 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita.
    NHS adds two tennis dates
    The Newton High School boys’ tennis team added two tournaments to the spring schedule — March 28 at Emporia and April 20 at Valley Center.
    Berean grad honored by KCAC
    WICHITA — Janelle Rust of Tabor College, a 5-11 junior forward from Elbing, was named KCAC player of the week in women’s basketball. A Berean Academy graduate, Rust scored 45 points with 17 rebounds, two assists and two steals in a pair of Tabor wins. She had 20 points and 14 rebounds in a win over Ottawa.
    Thunder game rescheduled
    WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder game against the Allen Americans, postponed from Dec. 26 because of bad weather in the Dallas area, will be played at 7:05 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Intrust Bank Arena. Those with tickets from the game can either use them Feb. 19, or exchange them for any other regular-season game.
    Page 2 of 2 - Wild re-signs DB Harper
    PARK CITY — The Wichita Wild indoor football team re-signed defensive back Kendrick Harper for the 2013 season. Harper begins his third season with the Wild. A native of Hartwell, Ga., he played two years at Butler Community College and two years at the University of Kansas. He signed with the Wild in 2011. Last season, he had 62 total tackles, a forced fumble and three interceptions. He returned an interception for a touchdown. Wichita opens the season March 9 at Oklahoma.
    Wings to host Missouri Comets
    PARK CITY — The Wichita Wings host the Missouri Comets at 7:35 p.m. Saturday at Hartman Arena. Missouri is 7-7 while Wichita is 5-8. Missouri leads the series this season 3-1, winning 24-11 Sunday in Independence, Mo. Wichita will be without forward Geison, who is serving a two-game suspension for a red card, and forward Matt Clare, who tore an MCL and will be out six to eight weeks.
     
     
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