Bethel named?in final poll
The Bethel College women's tennis team ended the season ranked 25th in the final National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics poll.?Bethel ended the season 14-4 in dual meets, winning the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference title and post-season tournament.?The Threshers fell to 11th-ranked Oklahoma Baptist 7-2 in the first round of the NAIA National Championships.?The Threshers were ranked in the pre-season poll.?Auburn-Montgomery finished in the top spot after winning the NAIA national title with a 5-1 win over William Carey in the championship finals.
Dirtbaggers claim?pair of wins
The Newton Dirtbaggers 9-year-old baseball team claimed a pair of wins in recent play.?Monday, the Dirtbaggers downed the Circle Shockers 11-1. Jon Slechta struck out six in three innings. He also singled, doubled and drove in a run. Luke Hirsh had an RBI and three stolen bases. Drew Barron and Jacob Schmidt each had an RBI single.?Wednesday, the Dirtbaggers downed the Valley Center Phillies 9-3. Cooper Burns struck out six in 2 2-3 innings. He also had a two-run single. Owen Mick finished the game pitching.?The Dirtbaggers 4-3-1, 4-0-1 in league play.
81 Speedway?slates races
PARK CITY — There will be a full slate of races Saturday and Sunday at 81 Speedway in Park City.?Saturday, the National Championship Racing Association modified division will highlight the evening. Former series winner and current leader Brian Franz of Halstead is expected to race along with point leaders Marc Hurd, Dan Powers, Darren Moses, Josh Lanterman and Kenny Sweet.?Other divisions in competition include hobby stocks, street stocks and thumpers.?Racing Sunday will be NCRA late model, along with hornet and youth hornet.?The track also will take donations for relief of Moore, Okla., tornado victims. Items needed include "bottled water, non-perishable food items, baby formula and diapers, pet food, flash lights, work gloves, clothes and undergarments, etc."?Monetary donations also will be taken.?Racing starts at 7 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday.
Wild face Bandits?in key matchup
WICHITA — The Wichita Wild faces the Sioux City Bandits in a key Champions Professional Indoor Football League matchup at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa.?Wichita is 9-1, coming off a bye week. Sioux City is 7-2 after a 24-17 win over Lincoln. A Wichita win would clinch a first-round playoff spot for the Wild. A Wichita win, coupled with an Omaha Beef loss, would clinch a share of the CPIFL regular-season title and the first seed in the playoffs.?Sioux City needs a win to ensure a playoff spot and stay in the running for the the league title and top seed in the playoffs.?The Bandits have the top rushing attack in the league at 111.9 yards a game, while Wichita leads in rushing defense at 44.5 yards a game. Wichita is second in rushing at 85.3 yards a game, while Sioux City's rushing defense is second, allowing just 48.3 yards a game.?Wichita quarterback Rocky Hinds has hit 35 touchdown passes against just eight interceptions. Sioux City's passing defense allows just 135 yards a game.
Thunder to aid?Salvation Army
WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder hockey team will partner with the Salvation Army of Oklahoma to aid victims of the Moore, Okla., tornado.?Donations will be taken at 9 a.m. today at the Wichita Ice Center, Eddy's Toyota in Wichita and the Salvation Army in Wichita.?Suggested items needed include water, canned goods, diapers, formula, clothes, flash lights and shovels.?Donations also can be made to the Red Cross. Texting RED CROSS to 90999 will donate $10, which will be billed to your cell phone.?For more information on ways to help, e-mail email@example.com.