Goessel senior signs with TC
HILLSBORO — Goessel High School senior Trey Schmidt signed a letter of intent to play football for Tabor College beginning this fall. Schmidt is a 6-foot, 182 pound quarterback and defensive back at Goessel. As a senior, he hit 112 of 216 passes for 1,757 yards with 38 touchdowns and six interceptions. He rushed for 722 yards on 133 carries for 13 touchdowns. On defense, he had 132 total tackles — 63 solo. Schmidt also had an interception and a fumble recovery. He was a first-team All-Wheat State League selection. He helped lead Goessel to a 6-4 record and a berth in the Eight-Man Division II playoffs, losing to eventual state champion Baileyville B&B in the first round. Tabor finished 8-2 last season, 7-1 in KCAC play. The Bluejays are ranked 19th in the NAIA spring coaches poll.
Moundridge drops two to Little River
MOUNDRIDGE — The Moundridge Wildcats lost a pair of games to Little River Monday in non-league play in Moundridge. The Wildcats lost the first game 14-3 in six innings on the 10-run rule, giving up nine runs in the sixth inning. Little River won the second game 12-0 in five innings on the 10-run rule. In the first game, Tevin Renkin went the distance for Little River, striking out 13, allowing three hits and walking five. Victor Gallegos took the loss for Moundridge. Renken went three for four hitting with two RBIs. Cordell Moore went two for three with three RBIs. Dalton Arnold also drove in three runs. Zack Konen went two for five with two RBIs. Laramie Peters went two for four with an RBI. Dylan Karmacker added two RBIs. For Moundridge, Garrett Higgins hit a home run. Shawn Wadley and Daniel Ratzlaff each added an RBI. In the second game, Chet Cordell threw a one-hit shutout for Little River, striking out 10 and walking two. Higgins took the loss for Moundridge, striking out four in three innings. No player had more than one hit in the game. Moore drove in four runs for Little River. Renkin drove in three and Cox drove in two. Ratzlaff broke the no-hitter for Moundridge.
Little Rv. 002 039 —14 12 1 Mound. 002 010 —3 3 4
Renkin (W) and Cox; Gallegos (L), Schmidt 5, Enyart 6 and Wadley. HR — M: Higgins. Second game
Little Rv. 442 11 —12 8 0 Mound. 000 00 —0 1 7
Cordell (W) and Cox; Higgins (L), Enyart 4, Huxman 5 and n/a, Higgins.
Area teams 1-2 at SES invitational
SALINA — The Hesston High School golf team finished first, followed by Halstead in second Monday at the Southeast of Saline Invitational at the Salina Municipal Golf Course. Hesston had a team score of 313, followed by Hesston at 338 and Ellinwood at 350. There were 12 teams in competition. Hesston's Matt Thayne was top medalist at 74, followed by Halstead's Nathan Gamache in second at 76, Hesston's Matt Steele in third at 78 and Halstead's Cory Armendariz in fourth at 79. Hesston's Brandon Swank was sixth with an 80, followed by teammates Jack Barnhart in seventh at 81 and Titus Ewert in eighth at 82. Taylor Nemeth of Halstead shot an 87. Brendan Gundy and Alex Thibault each shot a 96. Blake Bohling shot a 97.
Southeast of Salina Inv. Monday Salina Municipal GC Team scores — Hesston 313, Halstead 338, Ellinwood 350, Southeast of Saline 352, Bennington 363, Republic County 368-, Beloit 368-, Salina Sacred Heart 392, Southeast of Saline II 451, Salina St. John's Military 566. Herington, Wichita Independent no team score. Medalists — 1. Matt Thayne Hes. 38-36—74, 2. Nathan Gamanche Hal. 39-37—76, 3. Matt Steele Hes. 42-36—78, 4. Cory Armendariz Hal. 39-40—79, 5. Jared Oelke Ell. 37-43—80, 6. Branden Swank Hes. 38-42—80, 7. Jack Barnhart Hes. 38-43—81, 8. Titus Ewert Hes. 42-40—82, 9. Trevor Adams RC 42-41—83, 10. Gavin Vink Ell. 41-44—85, Sam Frost SES 42-43—85, Jacob Arnold Ben. 43-42—85. Other Halstead scores — Taylor Nemeth 45-42—87, Brendan Gundy 49-47—96, Alex Thibault 49-47—96, Blake Bohling 49-48—97.
Wingnuts sign pitcher Testa
WICHITA — With spring training opening Saturday, the Wichita Wingnuts signed pitcher Joe Testa Monday. Testa spent last season in the Washington Nationals organization with Class A Adavanced Potomac of the Carolina League and Class AA Harrisburg of the Eastern League. He struck out 37 in 42 2-3 innings last season. He is a six-year pro with an 18-11 record, 12 saves and a 3.36 earned-run-average. He has 286 strikeouts in 265 innings. He played for Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y. He originally signed with the Twins in 2008. Testa is the 28th player under contract going into spring training.