Park University is a member of the NAIA and not as shown in the Bethel golf story that ran in Thursday’s Kansan.
Wes Buntenbach was misidentified in the results submitted to the Kansan.
signs with SEU
Newton High School senior Andy Chappell Deckert signed a letter of intent to play soccer at St. Edward’s University.
Deckert was a senior forward for the Railers. He was an honorable mention All-Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I selection as a senior. He also was a Kansas Soccer Coaches Association Class 5A All-State honorable mention.
Chappell Decket helped lead Newton to a 12-7 season as a senior, winning a Class 5A regional title and falling to Kapaun-Mount Carmel in the state quarterfinals.
St. Edwards is an NCAA Division II school and a member of the Heartland Conference.
The Hilltoppers were 15-4-2 last season, 11-2-1 in conference play. The team fell to Midwestern State 1-0 in the finals of the Heartland Conference tournament and lost on penalty kicks to Colorado School of Mines in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.
Newton High School senior soccer player Abby Edson signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Butler Community College in El Dorado.
Edson is a defender who begins her senior season this week. She was a second-team All-Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I selection as a junior.
She helped lead Newton to a 15-3 record, winning a Class 5A regional title and falling to Maize 3-0 in the state quarterfinals.
Butler was 15-5 last season, 11-1 in Jayhawk Conference play. The Grizzlies fell to Cloud County Community College in the NJCAA Region VI playoff semifinals.
Butler finished the season ranked 19th in the NJCAA Division I poll.
HESSTON — Hesston College athletic director Rob Ramseyer named Timothy Cole as its new baseball coach.
Cole will begin his duties at the conclusion of the current season.
Current HC coach Kyle Howell will step down at the end of the season to become athletic director at St. Augustine Catholic High School in Tucson, Ariz. Howell is in his third season with the Larks and is currently 11-12 this season and 47-86 overall.
Cole is graduate of Labette Community College and Southern Nazarene in Bethany, Okla. He also holds a master’s degree from SNU.
He spent his last six seasons as the assistant coach and pitching coach at Southern Nazarene. The Crimson Storm is currently 8-12, 4-8 in Great American Conference play. SNU is an NCAA Division II team. He also serves as a resident director of the Snowbarger Residential Complex.
This summer, he will coach with Athletes in Action on a tour of Guatemala and Panama.
“Tim has the experience and understanding to put together a team that can find success both on and off the field,” Ramseyer said. “We believe his character and deep faith will be a good fit at Hesston as he challenges his students-athletes to grow in all areas of life.”
He played two seasons at Labette Community College in Parsons and two years at SNU, where he was named an Academic All-American.
He played summer college baseball with the Derby Twins, reaching the NBC World Series semifinals twice. He also played for the Niagara Power of the New York Collegiate Baseball League, where he was named to the league’s all-star game.
“I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to serve as the next head baseball coach at Hesston College,” Cole said. “My wife, Casey, and I believe in Christian higher education and we were so impressed with the faculty and staff at Hesston College. We are excited to build strong relationships through the Hesston College community, and I am looking forward to working hard at our ministry of pouring into students.”
WICHITA — The Wichita Wingnuts signed outfielder Nick Kaye.
Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 15th round of the 2015 MLB draft, Kaye spent the last three years in the Rangers’ organization.
He spent last season with Spokane of the Northwest League, where he hit .129 in 34 games with five RBIs. For his career, he hit .195 with 32 RBIs. His best season came in 2016 with the Arizona Rookie League Rangers, hitting .250 in 40 games with 21 RBIs.
Kaye is the 17th player signed for the 2018 training camp, which begins May 6. A team may sign up to 28 players for training camp.