Newton netters compete at state
EMPORIA — The Newton High School boys' tennis team had a doubles team win two matches before falling in the quarterfinals at the Class 5A state meet Friday at Emporia. Josh Carlgren and Riley Kingsley finished 2-1 after the first day of play. In the first round, they stopped Tyler Shima and Kyle Cunningham of Topeka West (score not listed). In the second round, Carlgren and Kingsley downed Cameron Davis and Jacob Thompson of Andover Central 7-5, 6-3. In the quarterfinals, Carlgren and Thompson fell to Blake Jackson and Eric Robinson of St. Thomas Aquinas 2-6, 7-5, 10-5 (tie breaker). Carlgren, a junior, and Kingsley, a sophomore (25-9), continue in the consolation quarterfinals today and can finish as high as fifth. Yannick Rave finished 2-2 in singles play on the first day of state. In the first round, Rave downed Mitch Fowler of Shawnee Mission South 6-2, 6-3. In the second round, Rave fell to Timio Lopez of Goddard 6-2, 6-0. In the first consolation round, Rave beat Matt Berneking of Salina South 9-4. In the third consotion round, Rave fell to Matthew Dolzeal of Valley Center 9-6. Rave, a foreign exchange student, finishes the season 22-14.
Hesston netters in medal hunt
WICHITA — The Hesston High School boys' tennis team got three entries as far as the quarterfinals after the first day of play at the Class 4A state tournament at Wichita Collegiate. Keegan LeFevre opened with a first-round bye and a 6-3, 6-0 win over Josh Hilger of Indepenence in the second round. In the quarterfinals, LeFevre lost to Travis Osland of Wichita Collegiate 6-4, 6-2. Collin Martin opened play in the first round with a Michael Schiferl of Colby 6-1, 6-1 and a second-round win over Lane Schicke of Independence 6-1, 6-0. In the quarterfinals, Martin lost to Tommy Hunter of Topeka Hayden 6-0, 6-1. LeFevre, 19-7, and Martin, 25-5, both compete today in the consolation quarterfinals and can finish as high as fifth. In doubles play, seniors Dean Dahlsten and Peter Jensen opened with a first-round bye. In the second round, Dahlsten and Jensen beat Davis Drake and Gage Addington of Fort Scott 6-2, 6-1. In the quarterfinals, Dahlsten and Jensen lost to Tucker Hoover and Sam Camp of Winfield 7-5, 6-2. Dahlsten and Jensen are both seniors and are 16-5. They compete in the consolation quarterfinals today.
Railer soccer team wins finale
HAYSVILLE — The Newton High School girls' soccer team ended the regular season with a 2-0 win over Campus Thursday in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I play at Campus Stadium. Newton scored on goals by Chloe Woodward and Leilani Medina. "Lots of opportunities with little result," Newton coach Scott Jantzi said. "Looking forward to a fun post season." Newton ends the regular season 6-8-2, 3-2-1 in AV-CTL I play. The Railers win their second straight and end the year on a 4-0-1 run. Newton opens regional play Monday or Tuesday. Newton will most likely play at Salina Central or Andover Central. Regional pairings will be set today.
Thunder forces game seven
WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder forced a seventh and deciding game in the Central Hockey League Ray Miron President's Cup with a 3-2 win over the Allen Americans at Intrust Bank Arena. With the series tied three games each, Game seven is set for 7:05 p.m. Saturday at the Allen Events Center in Allen, Texas. Allen scored in the first period on a power-play goal by Brian McMillen with assists from Trevor Hendrikx and Jason Deitsch. Wichita ended the period with three goals in the last six minutes of the period. Greger Hanson scored first with assists from R.G. Flath and Andrew Martens. Kevin Young followed, assisted by Chad Painchaud and Matt Robinson. Ian Lowe closed out the scoring with assists from Nathan Lutz and Neil Trimm. Allen scored 8:05 into the second period on a goal by Anthony Maiani with assists from Jim McKenzie and Darryl Bootland. Neither team scored for the remainder of the game. Wichita goalkeeper Torrie Jung had 23 saves for the win. Aaron Dell took the loss for Allen with 31 saves.