Newton team

wins 4 games

The Newton Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball 12-year-old team won four games in recent play.

June 18, the team beat the Newton 11- and-12-year-old team 15-3 and 12-1 in a doubleheader.

In the first game, Caleb Bisterfeldt pitched two innings. Matt Eldridge and Kenton Fox each pitched an inning. Matt Seirer, Fox and Eldridge each had triples.

In the second game, Zach Kennell, Colton Davis, Kaden Weber-Gonzalez and Seirer each pitched an inning.

Thursday, the team beat Derby 2 16-4. Colby Beer and Davis each pitched two innings. Joel Thompson had a triple.

Saturday, the team beat Belle Plaine 11-1. Eldridge and Kennell each threw two innings. Beer hit a triple, had three RBIs and scored three runs. Bisterfeldt had two doubles and two RBIs. Thompson hit a home run. Benjamin Hall had a double with an RBI.

The team is 16-7, 13-1 in league play.

81 Speedway

to host races

PARK CITY — 81 Speedway will have two nights of racing this weekend.

Saturday is the "Wendy's Kids Checker Flag Night" with sprint cars, modified, AAA modified, rookie modified, street stocks and thumpers. Gates open at 5 p.m., followed by racing at 7 p.m.

Racing Sunday will be 305 sprints, hobby stock, hornet, youth hornet and mod lites. Gates open at 4 p.m., followed by racing at 6 p.m.

Wingnut pitcher

bought by Tigers

WICHITA — Wichita Wingnut pitcher Jon Link had his contract purchased by the Detroit Tigers.

Link had six wins, 38 strikeouts and a 1.74 earned-run-average. A nine-year pro, Link has played in the San Diego and Chicago White Sox systems before reaching the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010.

He is the 17th Wingnut to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization.

Thunder owners

buy Oilers

TULSA, Okla. — Brothers Rodney, Brandon and Johnny Steven, owner of the Wichita Thunder hockey team, bought the Tulsa Oilers from longtime owner Jeff Lund Tuesday.

Steven Brothers Sports Management, LLC, was formed to buy the Thunder from Horn Chen in 2011.

Chen founded both the Thunder and Oilers, as well as the Central Hockey League, which all began play in 1992. Wichita and Tulsa are the sole two remaining franchises still in the league from the first season.

The Stevens brothers also own Genesis Health Clubs and several car dealerships in the Wichita area.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the next chapter of Tulsa Oilers hockey," said Rodney Steven II.  "This franchise has an outstanding history, an extremely loyal fan base, and one of the best arenas in the Central Hockey League.  We are looking forward to working closely with Head Coach Bruce Ramsay, as well as the Oilers players and staff to make sure this team has everything it needs to be successful."

Tulsa won the CHL playoff championship in the 1992-93 season.

Last week, it was announced that the CHL was sold to the team owners as Central Partners, LLC.

Since 2001, the league was owned by the Global Entertainment Company, which also owns an arena development company, a ticketing system and an auto parts company. Global had owned the Western Professional Hockey League and took over ownership of the CHL when the two leagues merged.

Rodney Steven II has been named interim chairman of Central Partners, LLC.

The league has had as many as 18 teams at its peak in 2010-11, but only 10 active teams remain with one suspending operations pending a new venue.

In addition to Wichita and Tulsa, league members include the Allen Americans, Arizona (Prescott Valley) Sundogs, Denver Cutthroats, Missouri Mavericks, Quad City Mallards and Rapid City Rush.

At the end of this season, the Bloomington Blaze left the league for the Southern Professional Hockey League and the Fort Worth Brahmas suspended operations. The Brantford (Ont.) Beast and St. Charles (Mo.) Chill are set to join the league for the upcoming season.


Newton Public Golf Course

Senior Men

1. Will Martling, Bob Schmidt, Leo Griffith -2.

2. Dave Hestand, Harold Reid, Bill Nading -2.

3. Roger Bratland, Bob Dilli, Orlyn Zehr -2.

4. Carvin Thiessen, Bill Rosing, Allen Gaeddert, Mel Buxman -2.

5. Dane Lawrence, Al Gann, Walt Long -1.

Closest to pin 2 — George Eason. Closest to pin 7 — Dane Lawrence.

Next play — Tuesday.

Wedgewood Senior Men

1. Fred Franklin, Bill Wilson, Wil Besore, Paul Normandin -4.

2. Josh Talbott, Roman Mannebach, Rick Hardacre, Dale Dick -4.

3. Don Yoder, Milt Fowler, Joe Ryan, Jerry Schmidt -3.

Closest to pin 3 — Phil Considine. Closest to pin 9 on second shot — Fred Franklin.

Next play — 9 a.m. Thursday.

Fox Ridge Ladies

June 18 winners:

Diona Loyd, A flight; Audrey Stevens, B flight; Jan Zehr, C flight.

Pine Edge Men

June 18

1. Dale Dick, Kris Lindenberger, Clyde Goering.

2. Delbert Peters, Mike Cavaugh, Mark Religa.

Closest to the pin — Dale Dick. Longest putt — Mike Cavanaugh.

Wedgewood Ladies

Low net winners were Karen Koehn, A flight, 30; Carol Saengerhausen, B flight, 40.

Two-woman scramble winners

June 15

First Flight — 1. Jenny Gihring-Shelley Dunham 37, 2. Rose Stucky-Kathy Casper 38, 3. Stephanie Stieben-Sherri Bass 39.

Second flight — 1. Diona Loyd-Audrey Stevens 43, 2. Sheryl Rowe-Rene‚Äô Roy 45, 3. Julie Koker-Judy Weber 45.

Third flight — 1. Joan Ellingson-Connie Ellingson 47, 2. Betty Cooper-Linda Graves 47, 3. Janet Curtis-Diane Kent 48.

Longest drive on 9 — Kathy Casper. Closest to the line on 2 — Betty Smith. Closest to pin 3 — Kathy Casper. Longest putt on 6 — Janet Curtis.