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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  • Newton grad
    2-2 at tourney
    ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Newton High School graduate Quinton Harrison, a freshman wrestler at Bethany College, finished 2-2 in the freshman-sophomore division at 125 pounds Saturday at the Joe Parisi Open at NCAA Division II Lindinwood University.
    Tabor to face
    Grand View
    HILLSBORO — The sole surviving KCAC team in the NAIA football playoffs, Tabor College, is facing second-ranked Grand View University at 1 p.m. Saturday in the quarterfinals in Des Moines, Iowa.
    Tabor, 9-2, advanced with a 14-13 win over in-state rival Benedictine last week. Grand View, 11-0, downed Ottawa 38-13.
    The Vikings won the Mid-States Football Midwest Division at 6-0.
    It is the first trip to the quarterfinals for Grand View, and the second for Tabor, which fell to Sioux Falls University, now an NCAA Division II school, 48-13 in 2005.
    Baseball camp
    slated for Wichita
    WICHITA — The U.S. Baseball Academy and Wichita Word of Life High School is sponsoring a six-week baseball camp beginning Feb. 16.
    Word of Life coach Rob Rotola will direct the camp, which is open to players in grades one through 12. Sessions include advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running.
    Enrollment is limited. For more information, call (866) 622-4487, or visit the Web site www.USBaseballAcademy.com.
    Thunder signs
    two players
    WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder signed forwards Alexandre Carrier and Matthew Kirzinger.
    Carrier is a second-year pro. Last season, he played 47 games for the Trenton Titans of the ECHL, scoring a goal with five assists.
    He started this season with the Elmira Jackels, playing six games with no points.
    Kirzinger is a rookie who played four seasons at NCAA Division I Ferris State, where he scored 27 goals with 41 assists in 130 games. As a junior, he led the Bulldogs to a Central Collegiate Hockey Association title and an NCAA Frozen Four berth.
    He played three games last season with the St. John's Ice Caps of the American Hockey League, including a playoff game, posting an assist.
    He played two games this season with the Greenville Road Warriors of the ECHL.
    Wichita waived forward Thomas Beaureguard and defenseman Kalvin Sagert.

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