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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  • State volleyball sites named
    TOPEKA — With Class 4A being split into two divisions beginning with the 2013-14 school year, the Kansas State High School Activities Association has announced sites for the state volleyball championships Nov. 1 and 2. Classes 6A and 5A will remain at the Landon Arena, Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. Class 4A Division I and Class 4A Division II will be at the Bicentennial Center in Salina. Classes 3A and 2A will both be at the White Auditorium in Emporia. (Class 3A was previously in Salina). Class 1A Division I and Class 1A Division II will be at the Gross Coliseum in Hays. This year, Class 5A, Class 4A Division I, Class 3A and Class 1A Division I will have the morning session. Class 6A, Class 4A Division II, Class 2A and Class 1A Division II will be in the afternoon session. The classes in the morning and afternoon sessions will switch each year, State sites for basketball, baseball and softball will be decided at a future date. Class 4A in football will be divided into two divisions beginning in the 2014 season.
    Newton to host Babe Ruth state
    The 14 and under Kansas Babe Ruth State Softball Championships will be June 12 through 14 at Kelsch Field in Newton. Up to 14 teams will play in the tournament. Some games may be played at Washington Road Field depending on how many teams are entered. The winner advances to the Midwest Plains Regionals.
    Father's Day at 81 Speedway
    PARK CITY — The Park City Motorfest will be Saturday and Sunday at 81 Speedway as part of the track's Father's Day weekend. Free general admission tickets will be available for Saturday's card from most Park City merchants. Sunday will feature the "Hoosier Daddy" special. Racing Sunday will be the NCRA modified series, the NCRA sprint car series and the Kansas Antique Racers. Racing will be 7 p.m. both nights. Gates open at 4 p.m. Sunday.
    Wingnuts add pitcher Klipp
    WICHITA — The Wichita Wingnuts acquired right-handed pitcher Justin Klipp from the Edinburg Roadrunners of the United League for cash. Klipp was 2-1 for Edinburg with a 1.24 earned-run-average. A 28-year-old rookie, he struck out 36 and walked five in 21 2-3 innings. "We are excited to give Justin a chance in our rotation," Wingnuts' manager Kevin Hooper said. "He is a great story as an older rookie who is finally getting a shot in professional baseball. Our league will be a good challenge for him. He is still dreaming of one day pitching in the Major Leagues, and I respect his drive and desire after everything he has been through." Klipp was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 22nd round of the 2007 draft. He pitched two years at Cal State-Fullerton. He has been kept out of action because of back injuries.
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