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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  • Seventh graders
    down Maize
    The Newton middle schools seventh-grade football A team downed Maize 44-8 Thursday at Fischer Field.
    The game was the team's annual "Pink Game" for breast cancer awareness.
    Newton led 30-0 after the first quarter.
    The Railers are 4-2 and end the season at 5 p.m. Thursday at Maize South.
    Owens to speak
    at Kansas Hall
    WICHITA — Former University of Kansas basketball coach Ted Owens will speak Nov. 19 at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame at the Wichita Boathouse.
    There will be a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a presentation by Owens. His new book, "At the Hang-Up," will be available for purchase.
    Owens coached at Kansas for 19 years, from 1964 to 1983. He is second in all-time wins at KU at 348. His teams won 15 conference titles and reached the Final Four in 1971 and 1974.
    For information, or to order tickets, call (316) 262-2038.
    Air Capital Classic
    signs extension
    WICHITA – Organizers of the Air Capital Classic golf tournament have signed a three-year extension with the PGA Tour.
    The tournament has been played for 24 years, the past 13 at the Crestview Country Club in Wichita. The event is part of the Web.com Tour, the top developmental tour of the PGA. The Air Capital Classic is one of the four original members of the Web.com Tour still competed.
    Tournament organizers have named Aetna the presenting sponsor of the event. Twenty-two companies have signed two-year commitments for the tournament.
    The tournament date will be named later.
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