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The Kansan - Newton, KS
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  • Name correction
    Rachel Terbush was misidentified in the Bethel College women's soccer photo that ran in Friday's Kansan.
    NHS Fall Fest
    schedule set
    Below is the schedule for the Newton High School Fall Sports Festival set for Friday:
    4:45 p.m. High school volleyball scrimmage, Willis Gym
    4:45 p.m. Freshman football scrimmage, Fischer Field
    6 p.m. Middle school football scrimmage, Fisher Field
    6:30 p.m. Middle school volleyball scrimmage, Chisholm Middle School gym
    7:15 p.m. High school soccer scrimmage, Fischer Field
    8:15 p.m. Performances and introductions, Fischer Field:
    Band plays
    Introduction of Railaires, followed by national anthem and alma mater
    Introduction of gymnastics
    Introduction of high school and middle school girls' tennis
    Introduction of high school volleyball
    Introduction of middle school volleyball
    Railiners performance and introduction
    Introduction of high school and middle school cross country
    Introduction of girls' golf
    Introduction of boys’ soccer
    Cheerleaders performance and introduction
    Band performance
    8:30 p.m. High school football scrimmage, Fischer Field
    CKL volleyball
    tourney set
    HESSTON — Below is the schedule for the Central Kansas League volleyball tournament, which is Saturday at Hesston:
    Pool A (middle school gym): 9 a.m. Hillsboro vs. Kingman, 10 a.m. Lyons vs. Kingman, 11 a.m. Hillsboro vs. Lyons
    Pool B (high school gym): 9 a.m. Hesston vs. Smoky Valley, 10 a.m. Larned vs. Smoky Valley, 11 a.m. Hesston vs. Larned
    Pool C (high school auxiliary gym north): 9 a.m. Hoisington vs. Haven, 10 a.m. Sterling vs. Haven, 11 a.m. Hoisington vs. Sterling
    Pool D (high school auxiliary gym north): 9 a.m. Pratt vs. Nickerson, 10 a.m. Halstead vs. Nickerson, 11 a.m. Halstead vs. Pratt
    Bracket play
    quarterfinals
    1 p.m. A1 vs. B2 (main gym)
    1 p.m. D1 vs. C2 (auxiliary gym north)
    2 p.m. B1 vs. A2 (main gym)
    2 p.m. C1 vs. D2 (auxiliary gym north)
    Semifinals (main gym)
    3 p.m. A1-B2 winner vs. D1-C2 winner
    4 p.m. B1-A2 winner vs. C1-D2 winner
    Consolation semifinals (auxiliary gym north)
    3 p.m. A1-B2 loser vs. D1-C2 loser
    4 p.m. B1-A2 loser vs. C1-D2 loser
    Medal rounds 5 p.m.
    Seventh place (middle school gym)
    Fifth place (auxiliary gym south)
    Third place (auxiliary gym north)
    Championship (main gym)
    Consolation round robins
    Auxiliary gym north: 1 p.m. A3-D3, 2 p.m. A3-C3, 3 p.m. A3-B3
    Page 2 of 3 - Middle school: 1 p.m. B3-C3, 2 p.m. B3-D3, 3 p.m. C3-D3
    Wingnuts win
    in 10 innings
    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Chris McMurray hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning to drive in a run and lead the Wichita Wingnuts to a 4-3 win over the Grand Prairie AirHogs Tuesday in American Association play at QuickTrip Stadium.
    The win was Wichita's fourth straight.
    Jason Botts hit an RBI double in the bottom of the third inning for the AirHogs, but the Wingnuts replied with two runs in the fourth, one on an error and one on a Chris McClendon fielder's choice.
    Frazier Hall and Miguel Castano each had RBI singles for Grand Prairie in the bottom of the sixth. David Espinosa hit an RBI triple for Wichita in the seventh inning to tie the game.
    Abel Nieves went three for four hitting for Wichita. Carlo Testa went three for five. Taylor Oldham, Espinosa and McMurray both went two for four.
    Alex Nunez went two for four for Grand Prairie. Brian Peterson, Botts and Castano each went two for five.
    Michael Zouzalik (4-0) threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning for the win. Dan Sattler walked one and struck out two in the 10th for the save, his second of the year.
    Grand Prairie starter Ryan Searle allowed three runs on 11 hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in seven innings. Dakota Watts (0-4) pitched two innings for the loss.
    Wichita starter Celson Polanco went 6 1-3 innings, allowing three runs on 10 hits with two walks and six strikeouts.
    Polanco was signed Tuesday. He recently finished the season with the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings of the United League, where he was 6-2 in 11 games with 81 strikeouts and a 2.12 ERA. He helped lead RGV to the United League regular season and playoff titles.
    Polanco is a 12-year pro, who spent two years in the Astros organization and two years in the Toronto organization, where he reached Class AA. A blood clot in his arm in 2009 nearly ended his career. He returned to the mound in 2010.
    Polanco played indepdent baseball in the Atlantic League, North American League, United League and American Association.
    Wichita is 68-27, while Grand Prairie is 40-55. The series finale is 7:05 p.m. today.
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    Grand Pr. 001 002 000 0 —3 12 5
    Polanco, Bennett 7, Zouzalik (W, 4-0) 9, Sattler (S, 2) 10 and McMurray; Searle, Wallach 8, Watts (L, 0-4) 9 and Peterson. Time — 3:45. Attendance — 455.
    Royals rally
    to stop Twins
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon hit a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins Tuesday night in American Association play at Kauffman Stadium.
    Page 3 of 3 - Minnesota scored in the seventh on an RBI single for Joe Mauer. Alcides Escobar led off the ninth with a single. Gordon then sent a ball over the right-center field wall to win the game.
    Danny Duffy threw 6 2-3 innings for the Royals, allowing a run on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Kelvin Herrera struck out two in 1 1-3 innings. Wade Davis threw the ninth inning for the win, improving to 7-2.
    For the Twins, Ricky Nolasco three seven innings, allowing three hits with a walk and six strikeouts. Jared Burton struck out two in the eighth inning. Glen Perkins (3-1) took the loss.
    Gordon finished the game two for four hitting, the sole player in the game with more than one hit.
    Minnesota fell to 58-73, while Kansas City improved to 73-58. Detroit beat the Yankees 5-2, keeping the Royals 1 1/2 games ahead of the Tigers in the AL Central.
    Minnesota and the Royals meet again at 7:10 p.m. today.
    Minnesota 000 000 100 —1 5 0
    Kan.City 000 000 002 —2 5 0
    Nolasco, Burton 8, Perkins (L, 3-1) 9 and Suzuki; Duffy, Herrera 7, Davis (W, 7-2) 9 and Perez. HR — KC: Gordon (16). Time — 2:38. Attendance — 13,847.

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