Wedgewood Senior Men
1. Dwayne Morgan, Paul Flores, Josh Talbot, Fred Franklin, John Yoder -6.
2. Don Korber, Bill Ewert, Dennis Carter, Rick Tolin -4.
3. Milt Fowler, Ray Ruggles, Bob Wilson, Collin Bailey -4.
Closest to pin 3 — Dave Stallbaumer. Closest to pin 9 on second shot — Ray Ruggles.
Next play — 1 p.m. Thursday.
1. Dwayne Morgan, Paul Flores, Fred Franklin, Jack Bender -6.
2. Dale Dick, Ron Jones, Jerry Nesbit, Sam Griffin.
Closest to pin 3 — Dick Morrison. Closest to pin 9 on second shot — Paul Flores.
Fox Ridge Monday Seniors
1. Mark Bennett, Ken Lieske, Jose Ramos, Bob Gaede -6.
2. Carvin Thiessen, Narci Larez, Al Gann, Dick Hushka -3.
3. George Eason, Wayne Hollman, Bob Schmidt, Orlyn Zehr -3.
Closest to the home — Jose Ramos.
Next play — 1 p.m. Monday.
The Harvey County Hawks watch party scheduled for Monday will move to Gurty’s, 214 East 12th Street.
Kansas will play Oklahoma at 8 p.m. The game will be shown on three screens.
Food and drink will be available for purchase.
WICHITA — Below is the 2018 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference pre-season volleyball team as selected by the conference coaches:
1B Dominique Salgado, Sterling, sr., Sylmar, Calif.
2B Kennedy Brunson, Friends, sr., Garden City
3B Alyssa Montoya, Bethany, sr., Bay City, Texas
C Ellena Cott-Laurie, Ottawa, jr., Topeka
U Emma Wager, Bethany, so., Palo Alto, Calif.
U Peyton Timmerman, Southwestern, sr., Ozark, Ark.
OF Chelsea Conrad, McPherson, jr., Ione, Calif.
OF Michaela Shouldis, Oklahoma Wesleyan, sr., Dayton, Ore.
OF Isabella Gonzalez, Friends, jr., Bakersfield, Calif.
OF Kori Lacey, Ottawa, So. Edmond, Okla.
P Madison Byrd, Tabor, so., Stanton, Calif.
P Maci Walker, Friends, sr., Terrell, Texas
P Christie Betker, McPherson, so., Reno, Nev.
P Ashleigh Capps, Oklahoma Wesleyan, jr., Fort Worth
P Rylie Scudder, Bethel, Jr., Little Elm, Texas
NEW ORLEANS — The Bethel College women’s cross country team was named an NAIA All-Academic Team by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Bethel was the sole team from the KCAC to be honored and one of just 28 NAIA schools to be honored.
To be selected, a team must have a cumulative grade-point-average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Bethel had a team GPA of 3.41.
2 BCC players
Bethel College women’s soccer coach Alex Hagan signed two players from Butler Community College, including a Newton High School graduate.
Signed were defender Taylor Edson of Newton and defender Sam Simmons of Derby.
Edson played 15 games last fall, starting all 15. Asa sophomore, Edson was a first-team All-Jayhawk Conference East selection and a second-team All-NJCAA Region VI selection.
Edson was a four-time All-Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I selection at Newton, two times making the second team and two times as an honorable mention. She also earned academic all-conference and NJCAA Academic All-American honors.
As a senior, Edson helped lead Newton to a regional title.
Simmons played 17 games last fall, starting all 17. She had two goals with an assist on four shots on goal.
Simmons was a second-team All-Jayhawk Conference East selection as a sophomore. She is a two-time academic all-conference selection and was named to the United Soccer Coaches Academic All-American team as a sophomore.
At Derby High School, Simmons was a three-time All-AV-CTL I first-team selection. She was second-team Class 6A All-State as a senior. She also played with the AAC Wichita Warriors.
Butler was 15-5 last season, 11-1 to tie for the Jayhawk Conference East title. Butler fell to 14th-ranked (NJCAA Division I) Cloud County 3-0 in the semifinals of the NJCAA Region VI playoffs. The Grizzlies finished the season ranked 16th in the NJCAA Division I poll. Both players helped lead Butler to an NJCAA Division I national tournament berth as freshmen.
Butler was 36-8 the past two seasons.
"I couldn't be more excited to have these two join our program,” Hagen said.
Newton High School senior soccer player Izzy Saenz signed a letter of intent to play at Southern Nazarene in the fall.
Saenz, a midfielder, was an honorable mention All-Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I selection as a junior. She scored seven goals with five assists last season.
Saenz helped lead Newton to back-to-back Class 5A regional titles.
Southern Nazarene is an NCAA Division II member of the Great American Conference. The Crimson Storm finished 5-12 last season, 3-8 in conference play.
Bethel College volleyball coach Stacy Middleton signed Haley Hill of Halstead to a letter of intent to play for the Threshers this fall.
Hill, a 5-foot-5 defensive specialist, played at Sedgwick High School, where she had 121 digs and hit 341 of 368 serves with 30 aces. She is a two-time all-academic honorable mention.
Hill also played for the Bombers VBC.
“We're excited to sign another great student-athlete from our own front yard,” Middleton said. “Hailey comes from a very successful program coached by a Bethel volleyball alumnist. I know Coach (Karen) Stucky has prepared her well for the next step and we look forward to having Hailey bring depth to our back row defense.”
“I am excited to have the opportunity to continue my academic and athletic careers,” Hill said. “I knew after visiting the campus and coaches this was the school for me. I love the atmosphere of the school and the community. I am looking forward to the fall to begin the next step in my academic and athletic careers.”
Hill also played softball for four years, is a member of the National Honor Society and L.E.G.I.T. (Leaders Encouraging Good Intentions Together). She was on the honor roll for four years.
She intends to major in elementary education.
HESSTON — The Hesston College men’s basketball team overcame a three-point deficit at the half to down Kansas City (Kan.) Community College 73-61 Wednesday in Hesston.
The Larks trailed 28-25 at the half.
Cal Hartley led Hesston with 19 points. Zac Neely scored 15, followed by Coye Campbell with 13 and Aubrey Johnson with 12.
Malcolm Tate led KCK with 22 points. Tyson Beringer scored 14 and Juwan Davenport scored 10. The Blue Devils played just six players.
KCK falls to 8-19, 1-6 in NJCAA Division II, Region VI play. Hesston is 14-9, 2-5 in Region VI play. Hesston plays at 3 p.m. Saturday at Highland Community College.
fall at home
HESSTON — The Hesston College women’s basketball team fell to Kansas City (Kan.) Community College 75-66 Wednesday in Hesston.
The Larks trailed 45-32 at the half.
Kisi Young led KCK with 16 points, followed by Camryn Swanson with 15, Gena Ojeda with 13 and Lizzie Stark with 11.
Whitney Green scored 19 points for Hesston. Connor Atkinson scored 13 points. Carissa Slabach scored 10.
KCK is 19-8, 3-4 in Region VI play. Hesston drops to 11-15, 0-7 in Region VI play. Hesston plays at 27-0 Highland Community College at 1 p.m. Saturday.
falls to Pratt
PRATT — The Hesston College baseball team fell to Pratt Community College 10-0 Tuesday in Pratt.
The game was called after seven innings on the eight-run rule.
Pratt scored two runs in the third inning and five in the fourth to break things open.
Pratt used four pitchers to hold the Larks to three hits. Starter Lucas Wepf struck out four.
Carlos Rodriguez took the loss for Hesston. The Larks used six pitchers.
Trace Maddux went three for four hitting for Pratt, driving in two runs. Elerie Rivera went three for four with an RBI. Ben Van Diest went two for four with two RBIs. Sean Johnson and Kenneth Gonzalez each hit a solo home run.
Pratt’s offense was aided by five Hesston errors.
Pratt is 2-0. Hesston drops to 4-6 and hosts Highland (Ill.) Community College noon Saturday and Sunday in a four-game homestand.
McBride, Rodriguez (L, 0-1) 3, Perez 4, Seklya 5, Schoknect 6, Ryan 6 and Deckinger; Wepf (W, 1-0), Huggins 3, McElwee 5, Ponce 7 and Gonzalez. HR — P: Gonzalez, Johnson.
HESSTON — The Hesston College softball team claimed back-to-back shutouts over Central (Neb.) Community College Wednesday at the Hesston City Field.
The Larks won the first game 8-0 in six innings on the eighth-run rule and won the second game 2-0.
Hesston is on a four-game winning streak to improve to 6-3.
In the first game, Ashley Yasin pitched a five-hitter, walking two and striking out seven.
Sam Amarante and Jenna Schneider each went two for three, driving in two runs. Taylor Martin went two for two, driving in a run. Sierrah Long hit a solo home run. Kendall Richardson and Yasin each drove in a run.
In the second game, Hesston scored a run in the first inning and another in the fourth.
Amarante went two for two with an RBI.
Kaylen Lassley went seven innings for the win, allowing three hits with a walk and two strikeouts.
Hesston hosts Garden City Community College at 1 p.m. Saturday.
INDIANAPOLIS – The National Federation of High School Associations have announced five rule changes for high school football and seven changes for high school soccer, beginning with the fall of 2018.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association uses NFHS rules for both sports.
Among the rule changes for football, a player legal equipment in an illegal manner, must be replaced for one play. If the equipment has become improperly worn and the repair does not delay the start of the play clock for more than 25 seconds, then the player must be replaced for a play.
The head coach becomes responsible for verifying players are using legal equipment. The penalty is an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against the coach.
The second rule change is if a foul is flagged against the kicking team on a kickoff or a free kick, such as illegal motion, illegal formation or out-of-bounds kick, the receiving team now has the option of taking the ball five yards from where the play ends. The receiving team still has the option of making the kicking team re-kick with a five-yard penalty, taking the ball 25 yards from where the ball went out of bounds or declining the penalty.
The NFHS also clarified when a passer becomes a defenseless player. That occurs as soon as a legal pass is thrown.
Other changes include changing the signal for a free-kick infraction and changed the timing for intermission in six-man football to match that of eight-, nine- and 11-man football.
In soccer, the home team will now be required to wear dark jerseys and socks, while the visitor will be required to wear light jerseys and socks.
This is a reversal of the current rules. According to the release, the change is being made to allow teams to wear school colors at home.
In another uniform rule change, undergarments can be of a different color than the uniform, but must be the same color and length for all teammates using them.
The NFHS also changed the rule on head coverings to allow head coverings for medical, cosmetic and religious reasons if approved by the state activity association. A player must have a medical release to allow a player to wear a head covering for medical or cosmetic reasons. The head covering “cannot be abrasive, hard or dangerous to any other player and attached in such a way that it is highly unlikely to come off during player.”
A player committing an offense against an opponent in the player’s defensive penalty area to deny a scoring opportunity shall be issued a caution (yellow card). Such an infraction previously resulted in the issuing of a red card (ejection from the game and the team playing a player down).
The offside rule was revised. “A player is offside and penalized if, at the time the ball touches or is played by a teammate, the player, in an offside position, becomes involved in active play.”
The kickoff rule was revised to allow a player kicking off to be in the opponent’s side of the field on the kick off.
If a player, coach or bench personnel enters the field of play without permission of an official and interferes with play, a direct kick will be awarded to the opposing team.
A complete list of rule changes is available at www.nfhs.org, selecting “Activities & Sports” and selecting the sport.
WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder is hosting a jersey design contest for the March 30 home game against Tulsa.
Entries are due 5 p.m. Feb. 26. The winner will be announced during the March 2 game against Idaho.
Entries may be e-mailed to Danielle Alred at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WICHITA – The Wichita Wingnuts re-signed pitcher Jordan Cooper for the 2018 season.
Cooper is a eight-year pro, who spent his first six seasons in the Cleveland Indian organization. He spent three seasons in Class AAA and four seasons in Class AA.
He pitched in 20 games with Wichita, going 8-2 with a 3.98 earned-run-average, 76 strikeouts and 31 walks. He pitched 108.2 innings.
Lifetime, Cooper is 44-46 with a 4.21 ERA and five saves. He has 507 strikeouts and 252 walks.
A native of Tecumseh, Cooper played at Shawnee Heights High School and Wichita State, where he was the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore.