Newton game?to be Web cast
TOPEKA — The Newton—Kapaun-Mt. Carmel girls’ basketball game at the Class 5A state tournament at 4:45 p.m. today will be Web cast by the KSHSAA Network.?Go to www.kshsaa.org and hit the KSHSAA Network Link. Then hit the tab with schedule in it.
Newton coaches?take honors
INDIANAPOLIS — Two Newton High School coaches were named the National Federation Coaches Association Section 5 Coach of the Year for 2012.?Honored were boys’ tennis coach Nick Sisson and girls’ swimming coach Vicki Scheuermann.?Both were previously named state coaches of the year.?Section 5 includes Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Middle school?track to meet
A parents’ meeting for Newton middle school track participants is 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chisholm Middle School cafeteria.
Newton schedule?change made
The Newton High School varsity golf team meet April 16 at the Buhler Invitational at Sand Creek Station will start at 1 p.m.
NWC members?compete at state
SALINA — Members of the Newton Wrestling Club competed in the 6 and under state tournament Feb. 24 at the Bicentennial Center in Salina.?Newton placed seventh as a team out of 101.?First grader Cole Chalashtari finished second at 80 pounds. He beat Gage Wingerter of Osawatomie and Dylan Henrickson of McPherson before falling in the finals to Braden Gentry.?“Cole wrestled tough in each of his three matches,” NWC coach Matt Treaster said. “Even in the match he lost, he did a very good job.”?Karston Wall placed sixth at 49 pounds, finishing 5-3. Karter Gonzalez finished sixth at 64 pounds at 2-3.?“Karsten is just a Kindergartner and has really improved over the course of the season,” Treaster said. “He is a hard-nosed kid who is very solid in his technique.?“Karter wrestled well today. Karter and his father, Chris Gonzalez, are the first father and son duo to both place at a Kansas Kids State event for the Newton Wrestling Club in the clubs 42 year history.”?Also competing were Eddy Southern, Keon Edwards, James Johnson, Wyatt Mayes and Colton Waltner.
Seventh-grade?girls win tourney
The Newton middle schools seventh-grade girls’ basketball team won the Pioneer League tournament with a 3-0 record.?In the quarterfinals, Newton downed Haysville West 53-5. Kyndal Bacon scored 12 points, followed by Savannah Simmons and Aubrie Nichols with eight points each.?In the semifinals, Newton overcame a slow first half to down Maize 30-22. Bacon led Newton with eight points, followed by Jada Berry with seven.?In the finals, Newton downed Derby 33-19. Berry led Newton with 12 points, followed by Bacon with eight.?“The girls thought we would get a chance to avenge a loss with Andover but we had to play Derby,” Newton coach Jenny Gihring said. “They had improved a lot since the first of the year and were very physical with us. At halftime, we were leading 15-6 but we had several girls in foul trouble. The girls knew that it was our championship to win or lose and they won 33-19.”?Newton ends the season 13-3.
Hesston signs?soccer player
HESSTON — Hesston College women’s soccer coach Bryan Kehr signed central defender Allison King of Gordonville, Pa.?King played at Pequea Valley High School, where she was an academic All-State selection in 2012.?“Allison will be a great addition to the Hesston squad,” Kehr said. “From her campus visit we saw that she’s a hard worker and good communicator. I look forward to the contributions Ally will make at Hesston College.”?King is a member of the National Honor Society and is active in the youth group at Maple Grove Mennonite Church in Atglen, Pa. She intends to major in athletic training.
Larks sign?volleyball player
HESSTON — Hesston College volleyball coach Jessica Cleveland signed Kymberkee Noll of Nortonville to a letter of intent to play this fall.?Noll is a 5-foot libero from Jefferson County North High School. She helped lead her team to a fourth-place finish in the Class 2A state tournament.?“I look forward to having Kymee on our roster,” Cleveland said. “She’s a great addition with her energy, positive outlook and no-fear mentality. Her commitment, work ethic and enthusiasm to learn at the college level will make her a great player, and I can't wait to see the process unfold.”?She was named a Channel 27 Hy-Vee Scholar-Athlete of the Week. She was a class president for each of her four years. She is a member of the National Honor Society, was on the honor roll, served two terms as president of the Kansas Future Business Leaders of America and is active in the youth group at St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Nortonville, where she also served as bible school music director.?She intends to major in mathematics and computer science.
Wingnuts make?player moves
WICHITA — The Wichita Wingnuts baseball team announced the retirement of outfielder Mike Conroy.?An 11-season pro, Conroy played two seasons for Wichita. Last year, he hit .287 with two home runs and 28 RBIs. In 2011, he hit .302 with a home run and 48 RBIs. He finished his minor league career with 879 hits in 914 games.?Wichita re-signed shortstop Ryan Khoury, who hit .256 last season with four home runs and 38 RBIs. He was third in the American Association stolen bases with 38, a team single-season record. He was the team’s defensive player of the year.?Wichita re-signed first baseman C.J. Ziegler, who hit .320 last season with 18 home runs and 61 RBIs. He spent part of last season in the Mexican League. His is a six-year pro.?Wichita resigned pitcher Anthony Capra, who was 3-2 last season with a 4.99 ERA in 11 starts. He struck out 54 batters in 57 2-3 innings.?Wichita signed pitcher Mike Burns, who played in the Majors from 2005 to 2009, playing in 103 2-3 innings in 60 games. He last played in 2011 for Calgary of the North American League, where he had a 3.345 ERA in 37 2-3 innings with 38 strikeouts and two walks.?Wichita signed pitcher Kyle Wahl, who spent 2011 in the Gulf Coast Rookie League with the Twins, where he was 5-1 with two saves, a 2.23 ERA in 16 games of relief, allowing 21 hits with 13 walks and 35 strikeouts. He played one game with Washington (Pa.) of the Frontier League last season before getting hurt.?Wichita signed catcher Kieran Bradford, who spent last season with Santa Fe of the Pecos League, where he hit .333 with 10 home runs and 41 RBIs in 59 games. He is a four-year pro from Southeast Missouri State and Three Rivers Community College.?Wichita signed catcher Stephen Yoo, who played the 2010 season with Orange County of the Golden League and San Angelo of the United League. He hit .290 last season with six home runs in 17 games. A pro since 2008, he recently played in the Korean Futures Baseball League. He played collegiate ball at Southern California and Texas Christian.?Wichita signed pitcher Daniel Schmidt, who recently finished play in the Australian Baseball League, where he was 7-3 with a 3.72 ERA in 10 starts and two relief appearances. He helped lead the Perth Heat to the ABL championship series. He spent the 2011 season with Fort Worth and the Brockton Rox of the Cam-Am League.?Wichita signed pitcher Bryce Shafer, who spent last season with the Boise Hawks (short-season A) and Peoria Chiefs (Class A) in the Chicago Cubs organization. He pitched 46 2-3 innings last season, striking out 47 while allowing 45 hits and 27 walks. He was 2-3 for the season. Shafer played college ball at Valparaiso University.?Wichita signed pitcher Chris Smith. Smith played parts of three seasons with the Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers from 2008 to 2010. In 50 relief appearances, Smith threw 67 2-3 innings with 52 strikeouts. He spent the 2011 season with the Seattle Mariner’s Class AAA farm club (Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League), striking out 22 in 18 2-3 innings.?Wichita sold the contract of outfielder Adam Buschini to the San Diego Padres organization. Buschini was an AA All-Star last season, hitting .354 with 14 home runs and 70 RBIs in 96 games. He was third in the league in hitting. He came to Wichita Dec. 30 in a trade for outfielder David Peralta.
Wild signs?defensive tackle
PARK CITY — The Wichita Wild signed defensive tackle Darius Parish for the 2013 season.?A pro rookie, he played at Central Methodist and Kansas. He played high school football at Wichita North. As a freshman at KU, he had eight tackles. The Jayhawks finished 8-5 that season, winning the Insight Bowl. After a redshirt season, he transferred to Central Methodist, where he played one year, posting 14 tackles with 5.5 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles and 2.5 sacks.
SSG holds?essay contest
TOPEKA — The Sunflower State Games is holding its Youth Health Matters Essay Contest.?“Entrants are encouraged to explain in essay form how they inspire Kansans to Get up, Get out, and Get Healthy,” according to the press release.?Divisions of the contest are Kindergarten through sixth grade, seventh to 12th grade and 18 and older. The entry deadline is May 15.?For more information, go to www.sunflowergames.com.
25th Rope ‘Em?Ride slated
The 25th annual Rope ‘Em Ride bike ride for the Hays Area Childrens Center is May 4.?Distances range from five to 100 miles.?For more information, e-mail KellyK@hacc.info or visit the Web site www.hacc.info.
Thunder player?takes honors
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Wichita Thunder forward Chad Painchaud has been named the Central Hockey League player of the month for the month of February.?Painchaud had seven goals and 10 assists in 10 games. Wichita was 4-2-4 in the month. For the season, Painchaud has 15 goals with 32 assists in 39 games.