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  • Soccer game?time changes

    The Newton-Andover varsity girls’ soccer game scheduled for today in Andover has been moved up to 4:30 p.m. with the JV game to follow.

    Halstead golfer?hits hole-in-one

    HILLSBORO — Halstead High School sophomore Nathan Gamache shot a hole-in-one Friday at the Hillsboro Invitational at the Hillsboro Municipal Golf Course.?Gamache aced the 160-yard ninth hole, using a six iron. Gamache finished with top medalist honors with an 80. Halstead won the team competition.

    Hesston splits?with Hillsboro

    HESSTON — The Hesston High School softball team split a doubleheader with Hillsboro Friday in Central Kansas League play.?Hesston won the first game 8-5 and lost the nightcap 18-8.?In the first game, Hesston pitcher Aubrey Denno struck out 14 for the win. In the second game, Makayla Holopirek took the loss.?Hesston’s Taylor Suhler went four for eight hitting. Morgan Estep went three for six. Caroline Winslow went three for seven. Megan Voth went three for eight.?Hesston is 2-2 and plays at 4:30 p.m. today at Lyons.

    First game

    Hillsboro 000 031 1 —5 12 3?Hesston 002 033 x —8 10 0

    WP — Denno.?Second game

    Hillsboro 313 301 7 —18 23 2?Hesston 202 301 0 —8 13 3

    LP — Holopirek.

    Sedgwick sweeps?Bennington

    SEDGWICK — The Sedgwick Cardinal baseball team claimed a Heart of America League sweep over Bennington Friday in Sedgwick.?The Cardinals won the first game 16-1 in four innings and the second game 13-0 in five innings.?In the first game, Trey Tucker went the distance, allowing two hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. Logan Thompson led Sedgwick at the plate, going three for three with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs. Brylie Ware went two for two with a home run, three runs scored and two RBIs. Drake Standefer went two for three with two RBIs. Greer Chandler and Chanz McCune each added two RBIs.?In the second game, Thompson and Chris Agee combined on a no-hitter. Thompson went four innings for the win, allowing a walk, a hit batter and nine strikeouts. Agee faced three batters, striking out two.?Dalyn Anderson went two for four hitting with a home run, three runs scored and six RBIs. Ware went two for two hitting with a home run, three runs scored and three RBIs. Tucker went three for three with two RBIs. Thompson also drove in two runs.?Sedgwick is 6-0, 4-0 in HOAL play. The Cardinals host Inman at 4 p.m. Friday.

    First game

    Bennington 100 0 —1 2 1?Sedgwick 833 2 —16 12 1

    Bennington battery not listed. Tucker (W) and n/a. HR — S: Thompson, Ware.?Second game

    Bennington 000 00 —0 0 1?Sedgwick 163 30 —13 11 0

    Bennington battery not listed; Thompson (W), Agree 5 and n/a. HR — S: Anderson, Ware.

    Moundridge swept?by Marion

    MARION — The Moundridge High School baseball team was swept by Marion Friday in Heart of America League play in Marion.?Moundridge lost the first game 5-2 and the second game 8-0.?In the first game, Marion pitcher Luke Steele pitched six innings for the win, allowing nine hits, two runs and seven strikeouts. Jacob Harper pitched the seventh inning for the save.?Moundridge pitcher Jaden Schmidt went the distance in the loss, allowing five runs on six hits with four walks and a strikeout.?Marion’s Taylor Heidebrecht went three for four hitting with three RBIs. For Moundridge, Schmidt went two for three hitting with an RBI. Daniel Ratzlaff added an RBI. Chase Stucky and Garrett Higgins each went two for four hitting.?In the second game, Marion’s Austin Pedersen went six innings for the win, allowing four hits with two walks and nine strikeouts. Harper pitched the seventh.?Higgins went the distance for Moundridge in the loss, allowing seven earned runs on seven hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.?Zac Lewman went two for three hitting for Marion with an RBI. Bret Voth drove in two runs.?Moundridge falls to 0-4 and plays Friday at Ell-Saline

    First game

    Mound. 000 002 0 —2 10 0?Marion 014 000 x —5 6 0

    Schmidt (L) and Wasley; Steele (W), Harper (S) 7 and Williams.?Second game

    Mound. 000 000 0 —0 4 3?Marion 312 101 x —8 7 0

    Higgins (L) and Wadley; Pedersen (W), Harper 7 and Williams.

    Halstead claims?sweep over Haven

    HALSTEAD — The Halstead High School baseball team claimed a sweep over Haven Friday in Central Kansas League play at Riverside Park in Halstead.?halstead won the first game 9-8 in nine innings and the second game 11-6.?In the first game, Shane VanSteenburg threw five innings of relief for the win, allowing a run on three hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Starter Sean Boston went four innings, allowing seven runs on six hits with nine walks and four strikeouts. Devan Herb was three for five hitting with two runs scored and three RBIs. Tim Glassco went two for three with two runs scored and an RBI. Joseph Stovall went two for four hitting with two runs scored and an RBI.?For Haven, Trae Regier went two for six with three RBIs. Caelan Yohn went two for five with two RBIs. Jed Beachey went three for four hittinf with an RBI.?Tim Hendrixson threw 3 1-3 innings of relief, taking the loss. Beachy started.?In the second game, Halstead’s Coby Jarrell went four innings for the win, striking out four. Blake Beckett finished the game, striking out four in three innings. Stovall and Boston both went three for four hitting. Beckett drove in two runs. VanSteenburg went two for three with an RBI.?Regier took the loss for Haven. Zach Hendrixson went three for four hitting with an RBI. Eric Shive drove in two runs. Beachy and Cody Crabtree each went two for two hitting.?Halstead is 2-4 and hosts Lyons at 4:30 p.m. today.

    First game

    Haven —8 9 2?Halstead —9 12 0

    Boston, VanSteenburg (W) 5 and n/a; Beachy, T.Hendrixson (L) 6 and n/a.?Second game

    ?Haven —6 11 1?Halstead —11 12 1

    Regier (L), Johnson 1, Shive 6 and n/a; Jarrell (W), Beckett 5 and n/a.

    Hesston guard?takes honors

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Hesston College sophomore guard Mahlon Jones was named to the Nation Junior College Athletic Association Division II All-America team as a second-team selection.?Jones is a 6-foot guard from Oklahoma City, who averaged 19.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists a game.

    Wingnuts sign?three players

    WICHITA — The Wichita Wingnuts signed former Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Jon Link, pitcher Junior Guerra and catcher Cole Armstrong for the 2013 season.?Link played in nine games in 2010, where he had a 4.15 earned-run-average in 8 2-3 innings.?A pro since 2005, Link was 25-21 in the minors with a 3.82 ERA. He had 93 saves in 457 1-3 innings, striking out 443.?He played last season for Norfolk (Baltimore Orioles organization) in the Class AAA International League, Jacksonville in the Class AA Southern League and New Orleans (both Miami Marlins) in the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.?Link is one of three Wingnut pitchers signed with Major League experience.?Guerra played with Wichita in the 2011 season and spent last year with Leones de Yucatan of the Mexican League, where he was 1-3 with a 5.46 ERA in five starts. In 28 innings, he struck out 20 batters.?Guerra is an eight-year pro. He is 11-9 with four saves and a 3.98 ERA in 219 1-3 innings. He spent time in both the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets farm systems.?Armstrong has been a pro since 2005, playing for six different teams in the Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels and Miami Marlins organizations. He spent last season with New Orleans, hitting .207 in 37 games with two home runs and 29 RBIs.?A native of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, he played for Team Canada, winning the 2011 Pan American Games title and taking third in the 2009 Baseball World Cup. He was on the Team Canada roster during the 2013 World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament. The team finished 3-0 and qualified for the WBC’s main draw.?Wichita has 24 players signed for the upcoming season. Teams may carry 28 players in training camp, which begins in May.

    First two dates?of semis set

    PHOENIX, Ariz — The first two dates of the Central Hockey League President’s Cup semifinals between the Wichita Thunder and Fort Worth Brahmas has been set.?The first game of the best-of-seven series is 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at Intrust Bank Arena. The second game is 7:05 p.m. Thursday at Intrust Bank Arena. The remaining games have not been scheduled at press time.?Wichita advances with a four-game sweep of the Arizona Sundogs. Fort Worth advanced with a five-game series against the Quad City Mallards.?Wichita was 5-2-1 against Fort Worth in the regular season.

    Baseball tourney?slated for McPherson

    McPHERSON — The fourth annual McPherson Spring Slam baseball tournament will be May 25.?The entry deadline is May 15.?Divisions of play are 8 and under, 9 and under, 10 and under, 11 and under, 12 and under, 13 and under and 14 and under.?For more information, call Rob at (620) 755-2048 or e-mail reits8@aol.com.

    TENNIS

    Kansas Tennis?Coaches Association?Prep Poll?Class 6A — 1. Shawnee Mission East (last week 1), 2. Blue Valley North (2), 3. Topeka Washburn Rural (4), 4. Blue Valley Northwest (3), 5. Olathe Northwest (NR). Others: Blue Valley (5), Blue Valley West, Shawnee Mission West.?Class 5A — 1. Salina Central (1), 2. Andover (4), 3. St. Thomas Aquinas (2), 4. Shawnee Bishop Miege (3), 5. Mill Valley (NR). Others: NEWTON (5), Goddard, Arkansas City.?Class 4A — 1. Wichita Collegiate (1), 2. McPherson (2), 3. Topeka Hayden (3), 4. Independence (4), 5. HESSTON (5). Others: Abilene, Winfield, Smoky Valley.?Class 3-2-1A — 1. Wichita Independent (1), 2. Kansas City Christian (2), 3. Conway Springs (3), 4. Ellsworth (4), 5. Maranatha Christian Academy (5). Others: Central Plains, Atchison-Maur Hill Mount Academy, Hutchinson Trinity.

    GOLF

    Pne Edge Men?1. Mike Cavanaugh, Gerald Jost.?2. Delbert Peters, Greg Schmalzried.?Longest putt — Delbert Peters.?Next play — Today.

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