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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  • Area athletic?events postponed

    The following area athletic events have been postponed:?• The Newton junior varsity track meet scheduled for Tuesday at Maize (April 23)?• The Newton middle schools track meet Tuesday at Haysville West (Friday)?• The Newton middle schools boys’ tennis meet scheduled for today at Arkansas City (10 a.m. Thursday)

    Railer soccer?squad falls

    ANDOVER — The Newton High School girls’ soccer team fell to Andover 1-0 Tuesday in non-league play in Andover.?Andover scored in the second half.?Newton was outshot 8-2. Kelsi Langley had seven saves in goal for Newton. Lexi Weddington had two saves for Andover.?The loss drops Newton to 2-2-1. The Railers host Valley Center at 6 p.m. Thursday at Fischer Field in Newton’s home opener.

    Andover 0 1 —1?Newton 0 0 —0
    1. A Hallmark (Scharping) 2h.
    Shots — New. 2, And. 8. Saves — New.: Kelsi Langley (L) 7. And.: Lexi Weddington (W) 2.

    Hesston splits?softball opener

    HESSTON — The Hesston High School softball team opened the season with a split against Pratt Tuesday in Central Kansas League play.?Hesston won the first game 9-2. Pratt won the second game 12-5.?Hesston hosts Hillsboro at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

    First game

    Pratt 002 000 0 —2?Hesston 004 500 x —9

    WP — Denno. LP — Hill.?Second game

    Pratt 602 003 1 —12?Hesston 110 111 0 —5

    WP — Spurgin. LP — Holopirek.

    Sedgwick claims?sweep of Wildcats

    MOUNDRIDGE — The Sedgwick Cardinal baseball team claimed a Heart of America League sweep over rival Moundridge Tuesday in Moundridge.?Sedgwick won the first game 11-1 in five innings on the 10-run rule. In the second game, Moundridge scored nine runs in the top of the seventh to win 11-3.?In the first game, Sedgwick pitcher Chris Agee claimed the win, allowing a run on one hit with a walk and 11 strikeouts.?Shawn Wadley took the loss for Moundridge, striking out six in 3 1-3 innings. Kyle Huxman finished the game.?Greeer Chandler led the Sedgwick offense, going two for four with two runs scored and three RBIs. Logan Thompson added two RBIs. Drake Standefer went two for two hitting with three runs scored. Brylie Ware went two for three with two runs scored and an RBI.?Garrett Higgins broke up the no hitter for Moundridge with a hit and an RBI.?In the second game, Chanz McCune started for Sedgwick. Thompson pitched three innings for the win, allowing no hits, one walk and eight strikeouts.?Chandler and Thompson both went two for five hitting. Ware went two for four. Chandler, Standefer and Dalyn Anderson each drove in two runs.?Wadley, Huxman and Jason Schmidt each drove in a run for Moundridge. Higgins took the loss pitching.?Sedgwick is 4-0 and hosts Bennington at 4 p.m. Friday. Moundridge is 1-3 and plays at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Marion.

    First game

    Sedgwick 002 54 —11 9 1?Moundridge 001 00 —1 1 2

    ?Agee (W) and Chandler; Wadley (L), Huxman 4 and Higgins.?Second game

    ?Sedgwick 100 001 9 —11 10 2?Moundridge 010 200 0 —3 2 6

    ?McCune, Thompson (W) 4 and Chandler; Gallegos, Higgins (L) 7, Ratzlaff 7 and Higgins, Wadley 7.

    Thunder takes?3-0 lead in playoffs

    PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. — Erick Lizon scored a goal four minutes into overtime to give the Wichita Thunder a 2-1 win over the Arizona Sundogs Tuesday in game three of the best-of-seven Central Hockey League first-round playoff series.?Travis Wight assisted on the game-winning goal.?Arizona scored in the first period on a goal be Chad Nehring with assists from Ron Meyers and Johan Ryd. Wichita tied the game in the third period on a goal by Kevin Young with assists from R.G. Flath and Greger Hanson.?Wichita outshot Arizona 44-30. Torrie Jung had 29 saves in goal for Wichita to claim the win. David Brown had 42 saves for Arizona.?Wichita plays Arizona at 7:05 p.m. today looking for a series sweep.

    Wild stays?unbeaten

    PARK CITY — The Wichita Wild remained unbeaten in Champions Professional Indoor Football League play after a 52-22 win over the Bloomington Edge Saturday at Hartman Arena.?Wichita led 26-14 at the half and scored 23 unanswered points in the third quarter.?Rocky Hinds hit nine of 14 passes for 86 yards with four touchdowns and an interception, his first of the season. Tim Simmons, Joe Kassanvoid, Brian Murph and Chris Hemphill each caught a touchdown pass. Hinds rushed for two touchdowns. Tywon Hubbard added a rushing touchdown.?Alex Fambrough hit four of six PAT kicks and one of two field goal attempts.?On defense, Matthew Pearson had eight total tackles for Wichita. Bethel grad James McCartney had three total tackles, including two solo sacks.?Wichita is 4-0 and plays at 7:05 p.m. Saturday against the Kansas City Renegaes at Kemper Arena. Kansas City downed the Oklahoma Defenders 54-47 for the Renegades first win in franchise history.

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