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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  • Railer coaches take honors
    Newton High School boys’ tennis coach Nick Sisson and girls’ swimming coach Vickie Scheuermann were named the National Federation of High School Associations Midwest Sectional Coaches of the Year for 2012 for their respective sports. The Railer girls’ swimming team placed second at the Class 5-4-3-2-1A state meet last year. The Railer boys’ tennis team placed eighth at state last year.
    Newton United seeking players
    The Newton United Soccer Club is seeking players, both boys and girls ages 4 through 18, to play this spring. A registration will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the St. Mary’s Catholic School gym. A pick-up game also will be held. More information is available at www.newtonunitedsoccer.com.
    Wild re-signs DL bright
    PARK CITY — The Wichita Wild indoor football team re-signed defensive lineman Callahan “Rex” Bright for the 2013 season. A native of Bryn Mawr, Penn., Bright played for NCAA Division II Shaw University for one season, where he had 48 tackles and 7.5 sacks. He played for the Philadelphia Soul, New Orleans VooDoo and Pittsburgh Power, all of the Arena Football League, before signing with Wichita midway last season. He played seven games for Wichita, posting 33 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. “We’re extremely glad to have Callahan back. We picked him up last year in the middle of the season and since then he’s been a big difference maker,” Wild general manager John Blazek said. “He brings great passion, enthusiasm and toughness to the Wild.”
     
     
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