Bethel takes

seventh at meet

WICHITA — As a team, the Bethel College golfers dropped five shots from the first day of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference meet 1, but still dropped a spot in the team standings Tuesday at the Crestview Country Club North Course.

Bethel shot a 340 Monday and improved to 335 in Tuesday’s play.

Oklahome Wesleyan dropped 23 strokes from the first day of play, going from 325 to 302, moving up two spots to tie with Bethany at 627. The Swedes led after the first day at 320 and shot a 307 Tuesday.

Sterling was third at 630, followed by Kansas Wesleyan at 634, Ottawa at 641, Southwestern at 674, Bethel at 675 and York at 696.

All eight teams improved their scores. Ottawa had the most dramatic turnaround at 33 strokes. Sterling dropped 30 strokes.

Scott Farrall of Bethany was the top medalist with a four-over 152. Farrall shot two rounds of 76 each to edge Jack Pritchard of Oklahoma Wesleyan by a stroke. Ben Hadden of Kansas Wesleyan was third at 154. Five strokes separated the top 12 players.

Bethel was led by Parker Austin, who fell 14 places to tie for 17th at 78-83—161. Connor Mickens tied for 31st at 83-84—167.

The rest of the team improved its score from the first round. Sam Bertholf tied for 37th at 87-83—170, followed by Chase Anderson in 43rd at 92-85±177 and Chase Sparks in 48th at 92-90—182.

Newton grad Tanner Pauls, playing for Ottawa placed 28th at 84-81—165.

Bethel hosts the Bethel Invitational April 7 and 8. Play opens at the Hesston Golf Course and finishes the second day at Sand Creek Station.

PARKER TAKES HONORS — Bethel sophomore Austin Parker of Rose Hill was named the KCAC men’s golfer of the week for the week ending Sunday.

Parker finished seventh at the Ottawa Invitational at Eagle Bend in Lawrence last week with a 77-72—149. His 72 was a single-round school record for Bethel at Eagle Bend.

KCAC Meet 1

Monday and Tuesday

Crestview CC

North Course

Par 72, 6,959 yards

Team scores — T1. Oklahoma Wesleyan 325-302—627, T1. Bethany 320-307—627, 3. Sterling 330-300—630, 4. Kansas Wesleyan 322-312—634, 5. Ottawa 337-304—641, 6. Southwestern 342-332—674, 7. Bethel 340-335—675, 8. York 353-343—696.

Individuals (x-not scoring for the team) — 1. Scott Farrall Bty. 76-76—152, 2. Jack Pritchard OWU 79-74—153, 3. Ben Hadden KWU 77-77—154, T4. Jin Beom (Paul) Choi St. 80-75—155, T4. Josh Meeks Bty. 78-77—155, T6. Troy Watson KWU 79-77—156, T6. Nick Waite OWU 79-77—156, T6. Marshall Martin St. 81-75—156, T9. Keaton Divelbiss OWU 82-75—157, T9. Doug Radley Ott. 84-73—157, T9. Anders Lindanger St. 81-76—157, T9. Birgir Magnusson-x Bty. 83-74—157, 13. Jose Maria Cunha-x Bty. 81-77—158, T14. Cameron Cross Ott. 86-73—159, T14. Daren Reed SW 84-75—159, T14. Simon Bourel Bty. 83-76—159, T17. Parker Austin Btl. 78-83—161, T17. Coleman Houk KWU 82-79—161, T17. Braden Ricks-x KWU 78-83—161, T20. Jordan Della Guistina Bty. 84-78—162, T20. Carter Hoss-x OWU 80-82—162, T22. Logan Vacca KWU 84-79—163, T22. Andrew Lehman OWU 85-78—163, T24. Michael Kinkelaar Ott. 81-83—164, T24. Jordan Bulcock Ott. 86-78—164, T24. Sam Flinn KWU 85-79—164, T24. Chase Gafner OWU 88-76—164, 28. Tanner Pauls-x Ott. 84-81—165, T29. Troy Fort SW 86-80—166, T29. JT Engelbart Ott. 86-80—166, T31. Connor Mickens Btl. 83-84—167, T31. Nathan Limbacher Bty. 83-84—167, 33. Liam Todd-x St. 87-81—168, T34. Brady Dunagan Yrk. 86-83—169, T34. Matthew Smith St. 88-81—169, T34. Juan Patlan-x OWU 85-84—169, T37. Sam Bertholf Btl. 87-83—170, T37. Chase Carr SW 79-91—170, 39. Trevor Millard-x KWU 83-88—171, 40. Trae Martinez Yrk. 89-83—172, 41. Jacob Becker-x Ott. 87-88—175, 42. Graham Marks Yrk. 88-88—176, 43. Chase Anderson Btl. 92-85—177, T44. Roger Klenke SW 93-86—179, T44. Zane Pfau Yrk. 90-89—179, 46. William Bowman-x Yrk. 93-87—180, 47. Keenan Kelly Yrk. 91-90—181, 48. Chase Sparks Btl. 92-90—182, 49. Casey Dougherty-x St. 96-89—185, 50. Charles Bowman-x Yrk. 107-92—199, Jin Ho (Peter) Choi St. WD-74—WD, Daniel Swisher SW WD.

Bethel signs

Bringer

Bethel College volleyball coach Stacy Middleton signed Ivy Bringer to a letter of intent to play for the Threshers.

Bringer is a 5-foot-8 outside hitter for Chaparral High School in rural Anthony. She also plays for the Flight Club volleyball team.

"I'm extremely thankful for the opportunity to play at Bethel," Bringer said. "I'm blessed to have such an amazing support system behind me and couldn't be more excited to start this next chapter of my life."

“Ivy is a great pick-up for the volleyball program and Bethel College as a whole," Middleton said. "She is a great student who is ready to work hard both in the classroom and on the court. Ivy has a great jumping ability and is extremely coachable with a gritty work ethic. I look forward to getting her on campus this fall.”

Bringer also competes in basketball, powerlifting and track and field at Chaparral. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is on the honor roll.

She intends to major in nursing.

Thunder falls

to Mavericks

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Wichita Thunder fell to the Kansas City Mavericks 3-1 Tuesday in ECHL play in Independence.

Jared VanWormer scored for the Mavericks midway in the second period with assists from Bryce Aneloski and Matt Robertson on a power play.

Wichita needed just 18 seconds in the third period to tie the game on a goal by Mark MacMillan with assists from Travis Brown and Ryan Van Stralen.

Less than 3 1/2 minutes later, Kansas City regained the lead on a goal by Shawn Pauly from Courey Durocher and Eric Freschi. Mark Cooper added an insurance goal 6:59 into the third period from VanWormer and Aneloski.

Wichita was outshot 44-21. Adam Carlson had 20 saves for the Mavericks, while Shane Starrett had 41 saves for Wichita.

With seven games remaining, Wichita drops to 33-25-5-2, sixth place in the Western Conference and eight points behind Idaho for the fourth place, which gets home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Kansas City improves to 32-28-2-2, one point ahead of Tulsa for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Wichita plays Thursday at Kalamazoo. The K-Wings are in 10th place in the Western Conference, but just two points behind Kansas City.