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  • Hesston College?names top athletes

    HESSTON — Hayley Gately of Roseville, Calif., and Jacob Landis of Sterling, Ill., were named Hesston College athletes of the year at the annual HC athletic banquet.?Gately is a member of the HC softball team, where she earned all-region honors. She is the team's all-time leader in home runs, doubles, triples, runs scored and RBIs.?“Hayley made countless contributions to our program and the broader Hesston campus,” said Hesston softball coach Andrew Sharp. “She demonstrated tremendous leadership through her words, and more importantly, her actions. I will miss her, but am excited for her very bright future.”?Landis is a two-time competitor in the NJCAA national cross country championships. He also is an all-region selection. He placed 44th at nationals as a freshman out of more than 300 runners. He is a resident assistant, a chemistry lab assistant, a ministry assistant and a student ambassador. He helped lead the HC men's cross country team to the second highest GPA in the nation.?“Jacob is a gifted, well-rounded person,” said Hesston cross country coach Gerry Sieber. “He’s had a meaningful engagement with so many aspects of the Hesston College community, and I expect he will make significant contributions to the church and the world.”

    Berean senior?signs with Sterling

    STERLING — Berean Academy senior Xannie Quiring signed a letter of intent to play basketball and run track at Sterling College.?In basketball, Quiring is a first-team All-Heart of America League selection, who helped lead the team to a 17-5 record.?In track, she is a state qualifier in the high jump and pole vault. She was regional champion in the pole vault and HOAL champion in the high jump.?Sterling was 14-15 in basketball last season, 10-8 in KCAC play. The Warriors lost in the quarterfinals of the KCAC post-season tournament.?In track, Sterling was fifth in the KCAC.

    Sommerfeld?signs with MCC

    MANHATTAN — Berean Academy senior Wynette Sommerfeld signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Manhattan Christian College beginning this fall.?A middle hitter, Sommerfeld helped lead Berean to a Class 2A sub-state title and a berth in the state tournament.?Manhattan Christian was 31-13 last season, finishing 1-3 at the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II national championships.

    Newton MS netters?win league title

    The Newton middle schools boys' tennis team won the Pioneer League Division I title.?Flight titles went to Sam Blaufuss at second singles, Jason Wong at third singles, Brandon Murrell and Max Karst at first doubles and Cody Murrell and Dalton McEachern at second doubles/?Tanner Pauls was second at fourth singles.?Jordan Singh was third at first singles. Tyler Neufeld and Chris Meister took third at fourth doubles. Jeremy Hansen and Ben Peyton finished fourth at third doubles.

    Wingnuts fall?to RailCats

    GARY, Ind. — The Wichita Wingnuts dropped their second straight game to the Gary SouthShore RailCats 2-1 Tuesday morning in Gary.?Wichita scored in the top of the fourth on a C.J. Ziegler solo home run. Gary took the lead on a two-run single by Drew Martinez.?Ari Ronick went six innings for Gary for the win, allowing a run on four hits with two walks and four stikeouts. Marco Gonzalez pitched the ninth for the save.?Wichita's Jon Link was hit with the loss, allowing six hits with two walks and four strikeouts.?John Rodriguez and Jared McDonald each went two for four hitting for Wichita. Brian Kolb was two for three for Gary.?Wichita falls to 3-3. Gary improves to 4-2. The series concludes at 11:10 a.m. this morning.

    Wichita 000 100 000 —1 6 0?Gary 000 200 00x —2 6 0

    Link (L, 1-1), Capra 7, Walters 8 and Armstrong; Ronick (W, 1-1), Sewitt 7, Uriegas 8, Gonzalez (S, 1) and Maddox. HR — W: Ziegler (4). Time — 2:40. Attendance — 3,844.

    Shockers fall?in MVC opener

    NORMAL, Ill. — The Wichita State baseball team opened play in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Tuesday with a 5-1 loss to Southern Illinois.?SIU pitcher Cody Forsythe, 4-5, went the distance for the Salukis, allowing a run on seven hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.?Cale Elam, 6-4, took the loss for the Shockers, allowing three runs on eight hits with three walks and two strikeouts.?Rennie Troggio went two for four hitting for SIU, 25-31, driving in two runs. Brock Harding went two for three with a run scored and an RBI. Ryan Casillas and Cody Dailey each went two for five for SIU with an RBI.?Mikel Mucha had an RBI double for the Shockers. Tyler Baker was two for three hitting. Tanner Dearman was two for four.?Wichita State, 34-26, faces Creighton at 9 a.m. today in an elimination game.

    So.Ill. 000 300 002 —5 14 0?Wich.St. 010 000 000 —1 7 0

    Forsythe (W, 4-5) and Jones; Elam (L, 6-4), Minnis 5, Vielock 9 and Zimmerman, Baker 9. Time — 2:29. Attendance — 524.

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