Bethel sweeps

KCAC awards

WICHITA— The Bethel College track team swept the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference athletes of the week awards for the week ending Sunday.

Kyle Wilson, a junior from California City, Calif., was the KCAC field athlete of the week for the second straight week.

Bruce Rosario, a freshman from Pollacksville, N.C., was named the track athlete of the week.

Wilson won both the shot put and discus titles Saturday at the Bethel Invitational. Wilson won the shot put in 16.01 meters (52-6 1/2), breaking the school record he set a week earlier and moving into 10th on the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics performance list. Wilson also won the discus in 48.04 meters (157-7), which met the NAIA national qualifying provisional standard. Both of his marks lead the KCAC.

Rosario placed 10th in both the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash at 11.15 and 22.39 seconds respectively. He was part of the 4x100-meter relay team that finished in a season-best time of 43.46.

Andres signs

with Bethel

Newton High School senior Jen Andres signed a letter of intent to compete in track at Bethel College beginning with the 2017-18 school year.

Andres is a sprinter at Newton, where she helped lead the Railers to a state team track championship as a junior.

As a freshman, she was third in Class 5A state in the 100-meter dash, fifth in the 200-meter dash and sixth in the 4x100-meter relay.

As a sophomore, she was seventh in the 100-meter dash, eighth in the 200-meter dash and second in the 4x100-meter relay.

As a junior, she was fifth in the 100-meter dash, fourth in the 200-meter dash, state champion in the 4x100-meter relay and state champion in the 4x400-meter relay.

Both her grandfather and mother were track athletes at Bethel, with her mother earning All-American honors.

Hesston swept

by Haven

HESSTON - The Hesston High School softball team dropped a pair of games to Haven Tuesday in Central Kansas League play.

Hesston lost the first game 25-8 and the second game 15-8. The first game was called after five innings on the 10-run rule.

In the first game, Haven scored eight runs in the second inning and nine in the fifth.

Hailey Harner went four for five hitting for Haven with two home runs and six RBIs. Taylor Bredfeldt went three for four with two home runs and five RBIs. Emmiley Hendrixson went two for four hitting with a home run and five RBIs. Bredfeldt and Hendrixson each hit a grand slam. Bailey Brawner went three for five with four RBIs.

Emily Shriley went three for four hitting with three RBIs for Hesston. Kailey Jo Ince and Rylie Schilling each had two hits with an RBI.

Brawner pitched for the win for Haven, striking out five. Kayla Ewert took the loss for Hesston, striking out three.

In the second game, Hesston led 7-5 after three innings, but gave up seven runs in the fourth and three more in the sixth.

Harner finished two for five with three RBIs. Amy Burton and Hendrixson each went two for four with two RBIs. Monica Giesick went four for five with an RBI. Kylie Hefling went four for five.

Ince went two for three hitting for Hesston with two RBIs.

Brawner pitched for Haven, striking out six. Kyler Evancho took the loss for Hesston. Ewert struck out three.

Hesston is 2-6 and plays Friday at Smoky Valley.

First game



Brawner (W), Giesick 5 and n/a; Ewert (L), Shirley 5 and n/a. HR - Hav.: Hendrixson, Harner 2, Bredfeldt 2.

Second game



Brawner (W) and n/a; Evancho (L), Ewert 5 and n/a.

Moundridge baseball

sweeps Canton-Galva

GALVA — The Moundridge High School baseball team claimed a pair of wins Tuesday at Canton-Galva.

Moundridge won the first game 5-4 and the second game 12-2 in six innings on the 10-run rule.

In the first game, Canton-Galva scored a pair of runs in the second inning, but the Wildcats responded with three runs in the fourth. Each team scored a run in the fifth. Canton-Galva tied the game with a run in the bottom of the sixth. Moundridge scored in the top of the seventh for the win.

Peyton Fast drove in two runs for Moundridge. Anthony Otte and Remington Creed each drove in a run.

Hunter Pierson drove in two runs for the Eagles. Nick Pearson also drove in a run.

Dylan Sugars went 5 1-3 innings for Moundridge, allowing three runs on two hits with nine strikeouts and seven walks. Josh Knight finished the game for the win, allowing an unearned run on two hits with three walks.

Reid Weins went 6 2-3 innings for Canton-Galva, allowing four runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts. Pearson finished the game for the loss, allowing a run with three walks and a strikeout.

“We did not hit the ball as well as I had hoped in game one,” Moundridge coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “Dylan Sugars again pitched a nice game but did not finish due to the pitch count rules. He had a few too many walks to make it to the end of the game. Josh Knight came in and finished the game for the win. Peyton Fast had a nice two-RBI base hit in the fourth to tie the game at 2-2. We manufactured another run by a perfectly executed suicide squeeze by Anthony Otte and Noah Eichelberger. Chris Leddy scored the winning run in the seventh inning on wild pitch.”

In the second game, Moundridge scored in every inning but the second. Canton-Galva scored both of its runs in the third inning.

Caleb Frye went three for four hitting with two RBIs. Fast also drove in two runs. Noah Eichelberger went two for three hitting.

Pearson had two of Canton-Galva’s three hits.

Frye pitched three innings of relief for the win, striking out six. Starter Chris Leddy struck out three. Knight finished the game.

Canton-Galva’s Jordan Gagnebin took the loss, striking out two.

“We got off to a fast start in game two with Noah walking, stealing second and third on two pitches and Dylan Sugars scoring him on a ground out to shortstop,” Lynn Eichelberger said. “Those plays started our aggressiveness on the base paths and we continued that throughout the game, stealing twenty bases. We scored runs on hits, sacrifice flies, walks, and we bunted to move runners. I thought overall our team executed at the plate all night long. We took that momentum from the first game and ran with it into the second game. Caleb Frye had a big day at the plate going three for four and two RBIs. Peyton Fast also had a couple of more rbi's as well. Chris Leddy, Caleb Frye and Josh Knight all contributed on the mound for the win.

Moundridge is 4-4 and hosts Sedgwick Friday in HOAL play.

First game



Sugars, Knight (W) 6 and n/a; Wiens, Pearson (L) 7 and n/a.

Second game



C.Leddy, Frye (W) 3, Knight 6 and n/a; Gagnebin (L), Miller 4, Reedy 5, Elkins 6 and n/a.

Sedgwick softball

swept by Trinity

SEDGWICK — The Sedgwick High School softball team dropped a pair of close games to Hutchinson Trinity Tuesday in HOAL play.

Sedgwick lost the first game 11-8 in eight innings and the second game 21-20.

In the first game, Sedgwick tied the game 4-4 after three innings. Trailing 8-5, the Cardinals scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Trinity scored three runs in the top of the eighth and held on for the win.

Jordan Galliher had three hits and drove in three runs for Trinity. Gabi Palmer drove in two runs. Macie McGinn and Gracie Mabry each had three hits for Sedgwick. Avery Blank drove in two runs.

Galliher struck out 16 batters in eight innings for the win. Blank was charged with the loss, striking out five in eight innings.

In the second game, Trinity scored eight runs in the first inning, but Sedgwick came back with a run in the bottom of the first and seven in the second. After a scoreless third inning, Trinity posted 13 runs to 12 in the remaining innings.

Bailey Zerger and Mabry each had three hits for Sedgwick. Macie McGinn and Mabry each drove in four runs.

Palmer had two hits and three RBIs for Trinity.

Ashton McGinn struck out three for Sedgwick. Galliher struck out four for Trinity. Erica Naccarato struck out three.

Sedgwick had 11 errors in the second game.

Sedgwick is 5-3 and plays Friday at Moundridge.

First game



Galliger (W) and n/a; Blank (L) and n/a.

Second game



pitching line n/a.

Wildcat softball

claims split

CANTON — The Moundridge High School softball team split a pair of games Tuesday against Canton-Galva.

Moundridge lost the first game 9-6 and won the nightcap 13-3 in six innings on the 10-run rule.

In the first game, Moundridge led 2-0 after the first inning, but gave up five unanswered runs and was outscored 3-1 in the fourth inning. Moundridge was hampered by 10 errors.

Ellen Durst and Zaelynn Foth each had two hits for Moundridge. Foth drove in two runs.

Jadah Moore took the loss for the Wildcats, striking out one.

In the second game, Moundridge scored six runs in the third to lead 9-3 and continued to pull away from there.

Keira Sebrant drove in four runs for Moundridge. Sebrandt and Foth each had three hits. Foth and Taylon Potts each drove in two runs.

Seabrant pitched four innings for the win, striking out four. Foth finished the game.

Moundridge is 6-4 and hosts Sedgwick Friday.

First game



Moore (L) and n/a; Everett (W) and n/a.

Second game



Sebrant (W), Forth 5 and n/a; Everett (L) and n/a.

Halstead sweeps


HALSTEAD – The Halstead Dragon baseball team swept Lyons-Chase Tuesday in CKL play at Riverside Park in Halstead.

Halstead won the first game 2-1 and the second game 11-4.

In the first game, Halstead scored a run in the first inning and one in the fourth. Lyons scored in the seventh.

David Schulte and Brian Casey each drove in a run for Halstead. Dalton Kraus had two hits. Kraus struck out six in a complete-game win.

Tyler Edwards took the loss for Lyons, striking out seven. Edwards had two hits.

In the second game, Halstead led 6-4 after five innings, putting things away with five runs in the sixth.

Kraus had three hits and three RBIs for Halstead. Riley Kirkhart had three hits for Lyons. Nathan Robl and Kebran Julian each drove in two hits for Lyons.

Lane Boswell pitched four innings for Halstead. Chase VanSteenburg finished the game for the save, striking out six.

Halstead is 4-4 and plays today at Larned.

First game



Edwards (L) and n/a; D.Kraus (W) and n/a.

Second game



Lyons pitching n/a; Boswell (W), VanSteenburg (S) 5 and n/a.