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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  • Railer regional brackets set
    TOPEKA — Below are the regional baseball, softball and girls' soccer regional brackets for Newton High School as set by the KSHSAA: Baseball Tuesday at Great Bend Semifinals 3. Hays (15-5) vs. 6. Goddard Eisenhower (8-11) 2 p.m. 2. Great Bend (15-4) vs. 7. Newton (6-12) 4 p.m. Finals semifinal winners 6 p.m. Softball Wednesday at Andover Central 3. Arkansas City (10-8) vs. 6. Newton (3-17) 3 p.m. 2. Andover Central (12-6) vs. 7. Wichita West (0-16) 4:30 p.m. Finals semifinal winners 5:45 p.m. Soccer Semifinals 14. Wichita West (3-12-1) at 3. Bishop Carroll (12-1-3) 6 p.m. Monday 11. Newton (6-8-2) at 6. Andover Central (8-4-4) 6 p.m. today Finals Semifinal winners TBA Thursday at Bishop Carroll
    Railer golfers fourth at regionals
    ANDOVER — The Newton High School boys' golf team finished one stroke out of a state berth, finishing fourth at the Class 5A regional tournament Monday at the Terradyne Country Club in Andover. Kapaun-Mt. Carmel won the team title at 296, followed by Maize South at 306 and Andover at 316. Newton finished with a 317. "The team played great today," Newton coach Joanie Pauls said. "We posted our best score of the year and unfortunately fell one stroke short of qualifying the whole team for state. We knew it was going to be a difficult task with the depth of our regional. It hurts to get so close and fall short. I'm so proud of how the team kept grinding throughout their rounds." Sam Stevens of Kapaun-Mt. Carmel led a 1-2-3 Crusader finish, winning at 72. Nick Auer also finished with a 72, losing the tie-breaker to his teammate. Matthew Gilbaugh was third at 73. Newton did claim a pair of medalists, who will advance to state Monday at the Brookridge Golf Club in Overland Park. Senior Lane Pauls finished sixth at 75. Senior Dalton Ayers finished 10th at 77. "Lane had a great day tee to green," Joanie Pauls said. "He struggled with the greens on the front nine, but a birdie on six helped him go out in 38, despite 19 putts. On the back, after bogeys on 13 and 14, he stood six-over on his round. He played his final four holes in two-under with birdies on 16 and 18 to finish in a four-way tie for fourth with a 75. A bogey on the first playoff hole had him finish in sixth. "Dalton played really solid on the front nine. A birdie on six helped him go out in 36. On his back nine, two doubles hurt him on his closing holes, but he was able to birdie 17. His 77 was good for 10th place." Cole Rother finished with an 82, followed by Omar Ramos-Thaw at 83, Alex Rickard at 87 and Avery Anderson at 89. "Cole started on 10," Joanie Pauls said. "He had an opening triple bogey, but parred his next three holes. He went out in 45 and was very disappointed at the turn. On the front nine he turned it around and was able to improve eight strokes with a 37. Omar had an up and down round, but never quit fighting. He started on 10 and parred his first four holes. An errant tee shot on the par-three 15th led to a triple bogey, and he went out in 43. He was one under through the first six holes of the front nine. He had some trouble on the par -three eighth green and suffered his second triple on the round and came in at 40. "Alex and Avery both had some difficulty on the large, sloping greens. Alex had seven pars on his round, but also had some doubles and a triple. Avery hit the ball well, but had too many three-putts to post a great round."
    Page 2 of 3 - Class 5A Regionals Monday Terradyne CC, Andover Team scores (top three to state) — Kapaun-Mt. Carmel 296, Maize South 306, Andover 316, Newton 317, Bishop Carroll 318, Arkansas City 325, Valley Center 340, Andover Central 345. Medalists — 1. Sam Stevens KMC 72, 2. Nick Auer KMC 72, 3. Matthew Gilbaugh KMC 73, 4. Dax Shaw Ark.Ct. 75, 5. Trevor Bauer MS 75, 6. Lane Pauls New. 75, 7. Hayden Padgett MS 75, 8. Alex Schremmer MS 76, 9. Chad Phillips And. 76, 10. Dalton Ayers New. 77. Other individual state qualifiers — 12. Jeff Sherman And.Ct. 78, 13. Levi Iseman BC 78. Other Newton scores — 25. Cole Rother 82, 27. Omar Ramos-Thaw 83, 34. Alex Rickard 87, 37. Avery Anderson 88.
    Railer baseball team falls to SC
    SALINA — The Newton High School baseball team ended the regular season with a 2-1 loss to Salina Central Friday in a weather-related make-up game in Salina. Newton is 6-12 and opens regional play at 4 p.m. today at Great Bend.
    Halstead stops Haven in 8 innings
    HILLSBORO — The Halstead Dragon baseball team downed Central Kansas League rival Haven 4-3 in eight innings in the Class 3A regional quarterfinals in Hillsboro. Halstead starter Coby Jarrell went six innings, allowing one earned run on five hits with four walks and our stikeouts. Blake Beckett finished the game for the win, allowing one hit and striking out one. Joseph Stovall went three for four hitting for Halstead, driving in two runs. Beckett went two for three hitting. Dylan Ratzlaff went two for four. No Haven player had more than one hit. Jed Beachey, Zach Hendrixson and Jacob Newcomer each drove in a run. Beachy took the loss pitching, allowing one earned run on 10 hits with five strikeouts. Haven ends the season 4-11. Halstead, 7-12, faces top-seeded Southeast of Saline at 2 p.m. today in the semifinals. The finals are slated for 7 p.m.
    Haven 020 000 10 —3 6 5 Halstead 101 000 11 —4 10 0
    Beachy (L) and n/a; Jarrell, Beckett (W) 7 and n/a.
    Hesston golfers win regional
    McPHERSON — The Hesston High School golf team won the Class 4A regional tournament Monday at the Turkey Creek Golf Course in McPherson. Hesston edged Buhler 310-311 for the team title. The top two teams qualify for state. Abilene and McPherson each shot a 337. Quentin Henricks of Buhler was the top medalist at 74, followed by Tyler Heimerman of Buhler at 75. Hesston's Matt Steele was fourth at 77, followed by teammate Brandon Swank in fifth at 77. Titus Ewart was ninth at 80. The state meet is Monday at the Cherry Oaks Golf Course in Cheney.
    Class 4A Regionals Monday at Turkey Creek GC, McPherson Team scores (top two qualify) — Hesston 310, Buhler 311, Abilene 337, McPherson 337, Wamego 339, Concordia 353, Chapman 415, Clay Center 422, Nickerson 445. Medalists — 1. Henricks Buh. 74; 2. Heimerman Buh. 75; 3. Elder Wam. 77; 4. Steele Hes. 77; 5. Swank Hes. 77; 6. Fabarez Con. 77; 7. Anderson Buh. 79; 8. Waters. Wam 79; 9. Ewert Hes. 80; 10. Harms Ab. 81. Other individual qualifier — Blosser McP. 82.
    NHS physicals scheduled
    Sports physicals for any Newton High School or middle school students in grades sixth through 11 who will be participating in sports in the 2013-14 school year will be offered at the following times and places: • Thursday 3 to 6 p.m. at Newton Orthopedics and Sports Medicine ($20 cash or check only). • Monday 3:05 to 6 p.m. at Willis Gym, Newton High School conducted by Axtell Clinic ($20). • Monday and May 23 4 to 7 p.m. and May 21 and 22 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Axtell Clinic ($20).
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    Class 1A Regionals Monday The Links. Pretty Prairie Team scores (top three qualify) — Olpe 359, Pretty Prairie 374, Chetopa 398, Goessel 404, Centre 411, Hutchinson Central Christian 411, Marmaton Valley 442. Udall no team score. Medalists — 1. Coble Ol. 71; 2. Pierce PP 79; 3. Berrios Chet. 81; 4. Jackson HCC 86; 5. Johnson Ctr. 87; 6. Welker PP 87; 7. Svitak Ctr. 89; 8. Redeker Ol. 92; 9. Canter HCC 93; 10. Barnett Ud. 94.
     
     
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