Newton soccer

team falls

VALLEY CENTER — The Newton High School soccer team fell to Valley Center 4-1 Tuesday in Valley Center.

Santiago Fernandez scored for Newton with an assist from Michael Velasquez.

Newton is 1-5 and hosts Andover Tuesday.

The junior varsity won 3-2. Gerry Torres scored all three goals for Newton. Luis Alvarez had an assist.

Goessel sweeps

duals at EC

ELYRIA — The Goessel High School volleyball team swepts a pair of matches Tuesday at Elyria.

Goessel downed Elyria Christian 25-16, 25-11 in Wheat State League play and 25-13, 25-16 in non-league play.

Goessel is 9-1, 2-1 in WSL play. Goessel hosts Moundridge, Sedgwick and Douglass Thursday.

High School

students free

High school students wearing school colors will be admitted free during the Bethel College football game against Avila College at 7 p.m. Saturday at Joe W. Goering Field.

Students will have the ability to win prizes during the evening.

Tonn takes

KCAC honors

Bethel College soccer player Bekah Tonn has been named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s soccer player of the week for the week ending Sunday.

In two games, a win and a loss, Tonn scored three goals with five assists. Her three goals and four assists against Manhattan Christian tied a school record for individual scoring in a game.

Tonn is a sophomore midfielder from Newton and a Newton High grad.

Bethel takes

NAIA award

Bethel College has been named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Champions of Character Five-Star Institution at the Gold Level for the 2017-18 school year.

"Being a Five-Star Champion of Character institution for the first time in school history is a significant award for our athletic department," athletic director Tony Hoops said. "This award acknowledges the strong attention to detail our staff is giving to doing the little things right on and off of the field."

Bethel was one of 74 schools to earn the honor for the school year. Bethel was a Bronze level finalist the previous year.

According to the release, “Every year, each NAIA institution and conference demonstrate their progress in pursuing character-driven athletics. The Champions of Character Scorecard measures growth in training, promotion, conduct in competition and commitment in five key areas with a possibility of earning 100 points. Institutions can be recognized as Champions of Character Five-Star Institutions at three different levels: Gold (90-100 points), Silver (75-89 points) and Bronze (60-74 points).”

"I give our coaching staff a ton of credit for how they are teaching and mentoring our student-athletes each day,” Hoops said. “They, along with our dedicated student-athletes deserve all the credit for this award!

"In order to build sustainable winning programs we know that the foundation of that is how we conduct ourselves each day. We can't expect to be successful unless we build a strong foundation. An award like this reaffirms that our foundation is in place which will us to continue to improve in other area's going forward."

Bethel was one of six KCAC members to receive the award.