BC basketball

players honored

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three Bethel College men’s basketball players and two women were named to the 2016-17 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Scholar-Athlete Team.

Players selected must be nominated by their coach or sports information director, hold a minimum grade-point-average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and hold at least junior academic status.

Selected for the men were senior Jacob Miller of Westmoreland, senior Kyle Regier of Whitewater and junior Chase Bannister of Douglass.

Selected for the women were junior Kylee Schunn of Whitewater and senior Elise Gerlach of Mulvane.

Bethel netters

fall to Baker

BALDWIN CITY — The Bethel College men’s and women’s tennis teams both fell to Baker University Friday in Baldwin City.

Both teams fell 9-0. The women had just three players available. Serena Wong fell to Jaime Myers 9-7 at first singles, the closest finish for the Threshers.

The Bethel men host Central Christian at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Both the men and women host Friends March 30.


Baker 9, Bethel 0

SINGLES — Jaime Myers Ba. def. Serena Wong Be. 9-7, Holly Chestnut Ba. def. Jennifer Harrison Be. 8-2, Morgan Francis Ba. def. Mallory Meier Be. 6-0. Baker won fourth through sixth singles by forfeit.

DOUBLES — Francis-Chestnut Ba. def. Wong-Meier Be. 8-2. Baker won second and third doubles by forfeit.


Baker 9, Bethel 0

SINGLES — Blake Barnard Ba. def. Gabe Johnson Be. 6-2, 6-1; Thomas Irink Ba. def. Ryan LaCombe Be. 8-2; Gavin Webster Ba. def. Tyler Shima Be. 6-0, 6-1; Connor Petty Ba. def. Grant Bellar Be. 6-1, 7-5; Dylan Geich Ba. def. Shawn Bontrager Be. 8-2; Austin Kelsilein Ba. def. Preston Gapter Be. 6-2.

DOUBLES — Barnard-Keberlein Ba. def. LaCombe-Johnson Be. 8-5, Webster-Petty Ba. def. Bellar-Bontrager Be. 8-2, Irink-Geich Ba. def. Shirma-Gapter Be. 8-2.

HCC takes

fourth seed

HUTCHINSON — The Hutchinson Community College women’s basketball team has been seeded fourth at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I National Championships, which begin Monday in Lubbock, Texas.

HCC is 33-1 and will take on the winner of 13th seed Jones County and 20th seed Western Nebraska at 1 p.m. March 22.

Newton High School grad Taylor Stahly is a starting guard for the Blue Dragons and recently broke the record for career 3-point shots made for both Hutchinson and the Jayhawk Conference.

Gulf Coast State was the top seed, followed by Odessa College and Chipola State.

The Blue Dragons are making their seventh appearance in the national tournament. Hutchinson reached the final four five times and reached the championship game in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

The games will be played at the Rip Griffin Center on the campus of Lubbock Christian University.

Thunder makes

roster moves

WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder signed defenseman Jeremy Beaudry, moved goaltender Scott Greenham from the reserve list to the active roster and placed defenseman Alexis Vanier on the reserve list.

Beaudry is a rookie who played four games as an amateur for Brampton of the ECHL in 2015, scoring one assist.

He spent three seasons with Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, scoring 19 goals with 32 assists in 64 games. The team finished 16-9-3 this season, placing third in the Ontario University Athletics East Division. The team reached the OUA East playoff semifinals.

Greenham has played in 22 games with Wichita this season, going 9-9-0 with a 3.47 goals-against-average and a .903 save percentage. He also played three games with Binghampton of the AHL, going 0-1-0 with a 7.09 gaa and a .765 save percentage. Vanier has played in 49 games with Wichita this season, scoring four goals with 10 assists.

Wichita also sent defenseman Landon Oslanski to the Toledo Walleye for future considerations. In 55 games, Oslanski scored two goals with 15 assists.


Late boxes

Friday’s games

vs. Northwestern (Iowa)



Tindall (W) and Figueroa; McDowell (L), Scudder 4 and K.Schrag. HR — NW: Rayela.

vs. Hastings



Hutton, Scudder 4, McDowell (L)6 and K.Schrag; Barger (W) and Molifua.