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  • Hesston tennis
    meet postponed
    HESSTON — The Hesston High School girls' tennis tournament scheduled for Thursday was postponed because of rain.
    No make-up date has been set.
    Richardson 3-3
    at Salt Lake City
    SALT LAKE CITY — Newton High School and Texas Tech grad Dustin Richardson is currently 3-3 with the Salt Lake City Bees, the Los Angeles Angels Class AAA farm club in the Pacific Coast League.
    Richardson has played in 34 games covering 48 2-3 innings. He has a 7.58 earned-run-average with two saves. He has 55 strikeouts against 24 walks and a 1.68 WHIP.
    The Bees are currently 59-80, fourth place in the PCL Pacific Southern Division.
    Richardson is in his ninth season of professional ball. He has played in 29 Major League games with the Boston Red Sox.
    KVA first
    rankings set
    Below are the Kansas Volleyball Associated pre-season prep rankings:
    Class 6A — 1. Olathe East, 2. Blue Valley, 3. Blue Valley West, 4. Olathe Northwest, 5. Blue Valley Northwest, 6. Blue Valley North, 7. Washburn Rural, 8. Maize, 9. Manhattan, 10. Derby.
    Class 5A — 1. St. James Academy, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas, 3. Shawnee Heights, 4. Topeka Seaman, 5. Bishop Carroll, 6. Lansing, 7. Andover, 8. Valley Center, 9. Mill Valley, 10. Kapaun-Mt. Carmel.
    Class 4A, Division I — 1. Bishop Miege, 2. Louisburg, 3. Topeka Hayden, 4. Rose Hill, 5. Baldwin, 6. McPherson, 7. Wamego, 8. Abilene, 9. Andover Central, 10. Ulysses.
    Class 4A, Division II — 1. Clay Center, 2. Andale, 3. Holton, 4. Jefferson West, 5. Frontenac, 6. Goodland, 7. Clearwater, 8. Wichita Trinity Academy, 9. Colby, 10. Santa Fe Trail.
    Class 3A — 1. Silver Lake, 2. Cheney, 3. Garden Plain, 4. HESSTON, 5. Hoisington, 6. Wellsville, 7. Nemaha Central, 8. Southeast of Saline, 9. West Franklin, 10. Douglass.
    Class 2A — 1. Hillsboro, 2. Jefferson County North, 3. Washington County, 4. Smith Center, 5. Coldwater-South Central, 6. Central Plains, 7. Sterling, 8. Bucklin-Ashland, 9. Olpe, 10. Ellis.
    Class 1A, Division I — 1. Centralia, 2. GOESSEL, 3. Hoxie, 4. Spearville, 5. Waverly, 6. Valley Heights, 7. Linn, 8. Thunder Ridge, 9. Pike Valley, 10. St. Paul.
    Class 1A, Division II — 1. Argonia, 2. Logan, 3. Dighton, 4. Beloit St. John’s-Tipton, 5. Northern Valley, 6. Wallace County, 7. Grinnell Wheatland, 8. South Barber, 9. Golden Plains, 10. Weskan.
    Prep tennis
    rankings named
    Below are the 2014 Kansas Tennis Coaches Association girls' high school pre-season team rankings:
    Class 6A - 1. Shawnee Mission East, 2. Blue Valley North, 3. Blue Valley Northwest, 4. Washburn Rural, 5. Shawnee Mission West. Others: Blue Valley, Blue Valley West , Olathe East.
    Class 5A - 1. Andover, 2. Bishop Carroll, 3. Arkansas City, 4. Kapaun-Mt. Carmel, 5. Emporia. Others: Salina Central, Shawnee Heights, Great Bend.
    Class 4A - 1. McPherson, 2. Independence, 3. Andover Central, 4. Topeka Hayden, 5. Winfield. Others: Bishop Miege, Buhler, Chapman.
    Class 3-2-1A - 1. Wichita Collegiate, 2. Wichita Independent, 3. Conway Springs, 4. Central Plains, 5. HESSTON. Others: Kansas City Christian, Hoisington, Sterling,
    Thunder 2014-15
    Page 2 of 4 - schedule released
    WICHITA — Below is the 2014-15 Wichita Thunder season schedule:
    Oct. 18 Tulsa 4 p.m. (exhibition, Wichita Ice Center)
    Oct. 25 Allen 7:05 p.m.
    Oct. 26 @ Tulsa 4:05 p.m.
    Oct. 29 Tulsa 7:05 p.m.
    Nov. 1 Missouri 7:05 p.m.
    Nov. 2 @ Tulsa 4:05 p.m.
    Nov. 7 Rapid City 7:05 p.m.
    Nov. 9 Missouri 5:05 p.m.
    Nov. 11 @ Rapid City 6:35 p.m.
    Nov. 15 Allen 7:05 p.m.
    Nov. 22 Missouri 7:05 p.m.
    Nov. 23 @ Tulsa 4:05 p.m.
    Nov. 26 Quad City 7:05 p.m.
    Nov. 28 @ Missouri 7:05 p.m.
    Nov. 29 Allen 7:05 p.m.
    Nov. 30 Tulsa 5:05 p.m.
    Dec. 4 @ Brampton 7 p.m.
    Dec. 5 @ Brampton 7:30 p.m.
    Dec. 7 @ Brampton 2 p.m.
    Dec. 12 Quad City 7:05 p.m.
    Dec. 13 Rapid City 7:05 p.m.
    Dec. 17 @ Tulsa 7:05 p.m.
    Dec. 19 @ Allen 7:05 p.m.
    Dec. 20 Rapid City 7:05 p.m.
    Dec. 21 Rapid City 5:05 p.m.
    Dec. 27 Allen 7:05 p.m.
    Dec. 30 Missouri 7:05 p.m.
    Dec. 31 @ Missouri 7:05 p.m.
    Jan. 3 Quad City 7:05 p.m.
    Jan. 4 @ Allen 4:05 p.m.
    Jan. 9 @ Quad City 7:05 p.m.
    Jan. 10 Brampton 7:05 p.m.
    Jan. 11 Brampton 5:05 p.m.
    Jan. 16 @ Allen 7:05 p.m.
    Jan. 17 @ Allen 7:05 p.m.
    Jan. 20 @ Rapid City 6:35 p.m.
    Jan. 23 @ Rapid City 7:05 p.m.
    Jan. 24 @ Rapid City 7:05 p.m.
    Jan. 28 @ Quad City 7:05 p.m.
    Jan. 30 Quad City 7:05 p.m.
    Jan. 31 @ Missouri 7:05 p.m.
    Feb. 5 @ Tulsa 7:05 p.m.
    Feb. 8 @ Missouri 4:05 p.m.
    Feb. 11 @ Allen 7:05 p.m.
    Feb. 13 Missouri 7:05 p.m.
    Feb. 14 @ Allen 7:05 p.m.
    Feb. 15 Allen 5:05 p.m.
    Feb. 20 Rapid City 7:05 p.m.
    Feb. 21 Tulsa 7:05 p.m.
    Feb. 27 Brampton 7:05 p.m.
    March 1 Allen 5:05 p.m.
    March 4 Rapid City 7:05 p.m.
    March 6 @ Brampton 7:30 p.m.
    March 8 @ Brampton 2 p.m.
    March 9 @ Brampton 7 p.m.
    March 13 @ Tulsa 7:35 p.m.
    March 14 @ Quad City 7:05 p.m.
    March 17 @ Allen 7:05 p.m.
    March 20 Allen 7:05 p.m.
    March 21 Tulsa 7:05 p.m.
    March 22 @ Allen 4:05 p.m.
    March 25 Quad City 7:05 p.m.
    March 27 @ Quad City 7:05 p.m.
    March 28 @ Missouri 7:05 p.m.
    March 29 Tulsa 5:05 p.m.
    April 1 Allen 7:05 p.m.
    April 4 Brampton 7:05 p.m.
    CHL sets
    playoff format
    WICHITA — The Central Hockey League has set its playoff format for the 2014-15 season.
    With seven teams in the league this year, the top six will advance to the playoffs. The quarterfinals and semifinals will be best-of-five series. The Ray Miron President's Cup Finals will be best-of-seven.
    Page 3 of 4 - The sixth seed will meet the third seed and the fourth seed will meet the fifth seed in the quarterfinals. The lowest remaining seed after the quarterfinals will meet the first seed, while the other quarterfinal winner will meet the second seed.
    The semifinal winners advance to the championship.
    The highest seed in each series will have home ice advantage.
    Training camps for all teams will begin Oct. 13.
    Chiefs drop
    final exhibition
    GREEN BAY, Wis. — Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn threw two touchdown passes each to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 34-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the pre-season finale for both teams.
    Tolzien hit 12 of 18 passes for 139 yards. Flynn hit seven of 15 passes for 102 yards. Neither had an interception.
    Tyler Bray hit eight of 15 passes for the Chiefs for 116 yards with an interception and a touchdown.
    The Chiefs fell behind 20-0, scoring on a two-yard pass from Tyler Bray to Richard Gordon with 1:50 remaining in the first half.
    Green Bay scored in the first half on a 22-yard pass from Flynn to Davante Adams, and a 33-yard pass from Tolzien to Jeff Janis. Mason Crosby hit field goals of 29 and 42 yards.
    In the third quarter, Flynn hit an 11-yard touchdown pass to LaDarius Perkins. The Chiefs answered with a one-yard Joe McKnight run in the third quarter. The Packers struck again early in the fourth quarter on a six-yard pass from Tolzien to Myles White.
    Green Bay finished the pre-season 3-1, while the Chiefs finished 1-3. Kansas City opens the regular season Sept. 7 at Arrowhead against the Tennessee Titans.
    Royals fall
    to Twins in 10
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Minnesota Twins scored six runs in the top of the 10th inning to claim an 11-5 win over the Kansas City Royals Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.
    The loss sets the Royals back to 74-59, allowing the Detroit Tigers to cut Kansas City's lead in the AL Central to 1 1/2 games. Minnesota improves to 59-74 and avoids a series sweep at the hands of the Royals.
    With bases loaded and one out in the top of the 10th, Eduardo Nunez hit an RBI single, followed by a two-run single by Jordan Schafer. After a second out, Brian Dozier hit a two-run double, scoring on a Kurt Suzuki double.
    Kennys Vargas and Oswaldo Arcia each drove in runs for the Twins in the top of the first. Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez each had RBI singles for Kansas City in the bottom of the first.
    Schafer and Dozier each had RBI singles for the Twins in the fourth inning. Christian Colon hit an RBI single for the Royals in the bottom of the fourth. Billy Butler added an RBI single in the fifth.
    Page 4 of 4 - In the top of the sixth, the Twins got back out in front on a Schafer RBI double. Gordan tied the game back up with a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh.
    Dozier and Schafer each finished three for five at the plate for the Twins. Suzuki went three for six. Arcia went two for five.
    Butler went two for three for the Royals. Lorenzo Cain went two for four. Perez and Gordon both went two for five.
    Minnesota's Anthony Swarzak (3-1) closed out the bottom of the ninth for the win. Bruce Chen (2-4) took the loss for the Royals.
    The Royals host Cleveland at 7:10 p.m. today.
    Minnesota 200 201 000 6 —11 14 0
    Kan.City 200 110 100 0 —5 12 1
    Milone, Pressly 6, Burton 7, Fien 8, Duensing 9, Swarzak (W, 3-1), Perkins 10 and Suzuki; Guthrie, Bueno 7, Frasor 7, Herrera 8, Holland 9, Chen (L, 2-4) 10 and Perez. HR — KC: Gordon (17). Time — 3:50. Attendance — 17,219.

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