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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  • Bethel netter takes honors
    WICHITA — Bethel College sophomore Ashley Koester was named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference women's tennis player of the week for the week ending Sunday. Koester, a Conway Springs graduate, went 5-0 for the week, including a singles and double win against Kansas Wesleyan in a dual meet which led the Threshers to its fourth straight KCAC regular-season title. Koester also won her flight of the KCAC individual tournament. For the season, she is 12-3 in singles and 15-3 in doubles. Bethel is the top seed in this week's KCAC post-season team tournament.
    Newton C-team game rescheduled
    The Newton C-team baseball doubleheader scheduled for April 18 at Derby, but rained out, will be played Thursday.
    Bethel falls in finale
    WICHITA — Needing a sweep to stay in the KCAC post-season tournament hunt, the Bethel College softball team dropped a pair of games to conference leader Friends Saturday in Wichita. Friends won the first game 4-2 and the second game 11-2 in five innings on the eight-run rule. Bethel ends the season 4-25, 3-15 in KCAC play. Friends ends the regular season 35-6, 18-0 in KCAC play. The Falcons win the KCAC regular-season title by four games over Kansas Wesleyan and Bethany and is the top seed in this week's post-season tournament. The top eight teams advance and Bethel falls to 10th. In the first game, Friends scored all of its runs in the fourth inning. Bethel scored its runs in the fifth. Friends pitcher Kelsey Garner posted the win, allowing four hits with eight strikeouts. Bethel's Rachel Unruh took the loss, allowing two earned runs on four hits with three walks and a strikeout. Courtney Kifer went three for four hitting for Friends with two RBIs. Janelle Oder and Karsen Wohler each drove in a run. Becca Bradley went two for three hitting for Bethel with a run scored. In the second game, Bethel took a 2-1 lead after two innings, but gave up seven runs in the third inning and three more in the fourth. Christina Tyler went the distance for Friends for the win, allowing four hits with a strikeout. Bethel's Chelsea Grandstaff took the loss, allowing 11 runs on nine hits with five walks and two strikeouts. Lakin Thompson finished the game, allowing two hits, a walk and a strikeout. Christina Downs led Friends with two hits in four at bats with a home run and three RBIs. Oder went two for three with two RBIs. Michelle Teo drove in three runs. Kelsey Walters added two RBIs. Kelli Nicholson went two for three hitting. Kifer went two for two with an RBI. For Bethel, Lauren Franz and Samantha Sheridan each drove in a run. Bethel loses just two seniors from its second year of the program.
    First game
    Bethel 000 020 0 —2 4 2 Friends 000 400 x —4 5 3
    Page 2 of 2 - Unurh (L) and M.Sheridan; Garner (W) and Teo. Second game
    Bethel 020 00 —2 4 0 Friends 107 3x —11 9 1
    Grandstaff (L), Thompson 4 and M.Sheridan; Tyler (W) and Teo, Keefer. HR — Fr.: Downs.
    Wild goes wild over Outlaws
    SEDALIA, Mo. — The Wichita Wild broke the Champions Professional Indoor Football League record for most points in a game for a single team and largest margin of victory in an 82-9 win over the Mid-Missouri Outlaws Saturday at the Matthewson Exhibition Center in Sedalia. Wichita led 38-3 at the half and never looked back. Wichita passed for four touchdowns and rushed for four touchdowns. Travis Ribbing rushed for 71 yards and two scores, followed by Tywon Hubbard with 53 yards and two scores. Rocky Hinds hit 10 of 12 passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Backup Nick Hardesty hit six of 10 passes for 52 yards and two touchdowns. Joe Kassanvoid caught two touchdown passes. Tim Simmons and Jarell Kelley each added a touchdown pass. Chris Brown and Chris Hemphill each returned an interception for a touchdown. Darius Parish recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. Kiaree Daniels added an interception. Brown and Daniels each had five solo tackles. Alex Fambrough hit field goals of 35 and 22 yards and hit 10 of 11 PAT kicks. Mid-Missouri scored on a 34-yard Derek Doerfler field goal as time expired in the first half, and a 10-yard Ken Davis touchdown run midway in the fourth quarter. The Outlaws fall to 0-7. Mid-Missouri was held to three of 21 passing with three interceptions for 20 yards, along with 76 yards rushing. Wichita hosts the Oklahoma Defenders at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Hartman Arena. Wichita downed Oklahoma 70-26 in the season opener. The Defenders are 2-5 after a 46-40 loss to Lincoln.
     
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