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  • Bethel players?take honors

    Bethel College junior basketball players Katie Regier of Whitewater and Samantha Wilkerson of Neosho Rapids were named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II Scholar-Athlete team in women’s basketball for the 2012-13 season.?To be selected, a player must be at least a junior with a minimum grade-point-average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.?“As Katie and Samantha were our only two juniors (or seniors), we were two for two in eligibility and recipients,” Bethel coach Mark Fox said.

    Newton grad?honored at FHSU

    HAYS — Newton High School graduate Kate Lehman was named the defensive player of the year in women’s basketball in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for the 2012-13 season.?A sophomore center at Fort Hays State, Lehman was also named first-team all-conference and was named to the conference post-season all-tournament team.?In the MIAA tournament, she averaged 19.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 4.7 blocked shots a game.?For the season, she averaged 16.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.2 blocked shots per game. She broke the school blocked shots record with 123 for the season. Her 219 blocked shots in two seasons is a career record at FHSU.?The Tigers are 22-7 this season, 12-6 in conference play. Fort Hays State fell in the semifinals of the MIAA Tournament to 13th-ranked Central Missouri 87-78 in overtime.?The team is awaiting a possible NCAA Division II tournament at-large berth.

    Rangel to play?at Wichita State

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Newton High School graduate Jenna Rangel is expected to play at 5 p.m. today at Wichita State as the Missouri-Kansas City softball team takes on the Shockers at Wilkins Stadium on the WSU campus.?Rangel is a freshman infielder at UMKC. She has played 19 games this season, starting 16. She is batting .327 with four doubles, a triple and nine RBIs. She is two of two in stolen base attempts.?Missouri-Kansas City is 7-12 this season. Wichita State is 9-11. UMKC opens Summit League play Saturday and Sunday at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.

    C-team game?moved to April 22

    The Newton C-team baseball game against Maize scheduled for April 4 will be played April 22 at Maize.

    Wild wins?CPIFL opener

    TULSA, Okla. — The Wichita Wild rolled through the inaugural game of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League with a 70-26 win over the Oklahoma Defenders Saturday in Tulsa.?Wichita led 40-13 at the half. The offense scored on all but one possession.?Wild quarterback Rocky Hinds hit 11 of 15 passes for 172 yards and six touchdowns. Backup Nick Hardesty hit two of four passes for 17 yards and a touchdown. Joe Kassanavoid caught four passes for 124 yards and three touchdowns. Chris Hemphill caught three passes for 15 yards and two touchdowns. Brian Murph and Jarell Kelley each added a touchdown pass.?Tywon Hubbard rushed for 85 yards on 14 carries with three touchdowns. Hinds had two carries for 16 yards and a touchdown.?Kicker Alex Fambrough hit one of two field goal attempts and seven of 10 PAT kicks.?Anthony Smith led the Wichita defense with six solo and one assisted tackle. Bethel grad James McCartney had a solo and an assisted tackle, both quarterback sacks. The Wichita defense forced four turnovers. The offense committed none.?Oklahoma quarterback Rico Watkins hit 19 of 30 passes for 195 yards and four touchdowns. Juan Redmon had three catches for 44 yards and two touchdowns. Patrick Jones and KingJack Washington each caught a touchdown pass. Oklahoma was held to 34 yards rushing.?Wichita plays at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at the Bicentennial Center in Salina against the Salina Bombers. It will be the debut game for the first-year franchise.

    CHL names?expansion team

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Central Hockey League, which the Wichita Thunder is a member of, announced the addition of Brampton, Ontario, Canada for the 2013-14 season.?The team will be the first Canadian team in the CHL, Brampton is a suburb of Toronto. The team is owned by Gregg Rosen, who is owner of Kimco Steel of Kingston, Ontario. Cary Kaplan will serve as team president and governor.?The team will play at the Powerade Centre in Bramton, which seats 4,800 for hockey (4,000 seated).?The CHL currently has 10 teams. Bramton will join the St. Charles (Mo.) Chill as expansion teams for next season.

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