Bowling reports are due at the Kansan office by noon Fridays. We reserve the right to abbreviate team names due to space limitations. We regret we can't take bowling reports by telephone.
High Single Game — Men: Bob Murphy, 245; Women: Hazel Workman, 198; High Single Series — Ron Gilchrist, 687; Women: Pauline Casey, 507; High Team Game — Fab Four, 771; High Team Series — Fab Four, 2,210.
High Single Game — Issac Brown, 252; High Single Series — Kim Esau, 572; High Team Game — Throttlers, 876; High Team Series — Shadow, 2,305.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two Bethel College athletes have qualified for the NAIA National Indoor Track and Field Championships, which begin Thursday at the Robert W. Plaster Center on the Pittsburg State campus.
Senior Javier Martinez will compete in the men’s 1,000-meter run. Martinez has the eighth best time of 2:31.11.
Freshman Jennifer Andres, a Newton High School grad, will compete in the women’s 60-meter dash. Andres is ranked 27th at 7.85 seconds.
From Bethel College sports information
Dr. Merle Schlabaugh, the Bethel College Faculty Athletic Representative, will retire from his post at the end of this school year after 18 years at the post.
This announcement comes in conjuncture with Dr. Schlabaugh's retirment from his duties with Bethel as a professor of German and faculty advisor, serving a grand total of 33 years as an educator at Bethel College.
"Merle has been a stable force within the Bethel Athletics department for many years as the FAR," Bethel athletic director Tony Hoops said. "His knowledge, expertise, and attention to detail will be greatly missed by all of our coaches. Merle has been the best mentor I could have asked for while as a coach and now as the Athletic Director. I couldn't have made this transition without him."
During Schlabaugh's 18 years as the Bethel FAR, he has seen many student-athletes achieve academic success and personal awards. Schlabaugh noted one of his favorite moments from his career at Bethel was helping Lucas DuPriest win the A.O Duer Award, a national award sponsored by the NAIA.
"I always tried to nominate students for awards they deserve," Schlabaugh said. "It was a treat to be able to attend the NAIA Convention last spring with Lucas as he accepted his award."
Schlabaugh himself became a distinguished and respected member of the KCAC and NAIA communities. He was the conference's choice for FAR of the Year in 2013-14, and spent many years on the KCAC Eligibility Committee, which handled student-athlete eligibility issues of all schools in the conference.
"Being on that committee meant people could trust you and your judgment across the conference. It was very enjoyable to work with everyone on that committee, as well as the other FAR's across the KCAC."
Schlabaugh admitted that it was a "bit of a learning curve with getting students enrolled" when he first took over the position, but appreciates how the issue of eligibility and the education of student-athletes has been a priority among his peers at Bethel.
"The coaches have become more in-tune to eligibility needs as the years have passed," Schlabaugh said. "My responsibilities have been transferred all into an online, electronic database instead of the majority being faxes, pencil and paper, and long phone-calls. Everything is moving in the right direction."
Schlabaugh did say it was never fun to have to tell a student they were not eligible to compete for their team, but said the rewarding feeling he received when he got to work with students to stay eligible and become successful students outweighed any negatives with the job.
"Numerous students have said I was the first person to care for their educational well-being, with stories at previous schools where they felt like they were just being used for their athletic prowess and pushed towards whatever classes were easiest to finish,” Schlabaugh said. “To get students to 'get it,' see the bigger picture and their futures after Bethel has made this a great experience."
Lisa Janzen Scott, current Professor of Education and Mathematics at Bethel, has agreed to become the next faculty athletic rep for the Threshers. She will begin these duties this summer in preparation for the 2018-19 school year.
to be streamed
WICHITA — The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference basketball finals, slated for Monday at Hartman Arena, will be streamed live on ESPN3.
The women’s game will begin at 6 p.m., and the men at 8 p.m.
Scott Gurnee (play-by-play) and Jeff Boone (color) will call the game.
The link for the women’s game is http://es.pn/2GxzoA4, while the link for the men’s game is http://es.pn/2odGe7i.