Regional track

schedules change

• The Class 5A regional track meet (Newton’s assigned regional) scheduled for Friday at Emporia State’s Welch Stadium has been moved to Thursday because of possible storms.

The time schedule remains the same.

• The Class 2A regional meet scheduled for Friday at Herington (Berean Academy, Moundridge assigned there) will start at 1 p.m.

• The Class 1A regional meet scheduled for Friday at Burlington High School (Burrton, Goessel, Peabody-Burns assigned there) will start at 1 p.m.

Any additional changes will be announced at

Hesston netters

eighth at state

GARDEN CITY — The Hesston High School boys’ tennis team ended the season with an eighth-place team finish at the Class 3-2-1A state tournament Saturday at Garden City High School.

Sterling won the team title with 40 points, followed by Central Plains at 25 and Hutchinson Trinity at 24. Trinity won a tie-breaker over Maranatha Academy with a higher winning percentage.

Hesston was led by the doubles team of Jorge Morales and Jeb Carlson, who finished sixth.

Morales and Carlson opened play Saturday in the consolation quarterfinals, beating Brett Riffel and Kenan Comley of Sterling 9-2. In the consolation semifinals, Morales and Carlson downed Max Fullbright and Edward Wiener of Sterling 9-2. In the consolation finals, Morales and Carlson lost to Parish Blanding and Joey Oberle of Ellsworth 9-4.

The Hesston duo finished below the two Sterling teams at regionals and finished ahead of the Ellsworth team at regionals.

Morales, a junior, and Carlson, a freshman, end the season 17-14.

Freshman Logan Gamble finished the tournament 2-2 in singles play and ends the season 23-14. After a 1-1 start, Gamble beat Kirk Reisner of Hoisington 9-5, but fell one win short of a medal, losing to Tristan Harcrow of Hutchinson Trinity 9-3 in the second consolation round.

“All-in-all, we had a decent state tournament,” Hesston coach Mark Dahlsten said. “We could have done some things better, but we competed hard in a fairly deep field. We had a relatively young team this year (one senior, two juniors, a sophomore and two freshmen), so I expected to have some ups and downs, but by and large, I think we exceeded my expectations heading into the season. We will miss Mason (Barber) next season, as he was a four-year letterwinner, but I know five are coming back and have already started thinking about and setting goals for next season.”

Bethel signs

volleyball player

Bethel College volleyball coach Scott Weston signed Kelsie Anderson of Lindsborg to a letter of intent to play for the Threshers beginning this fall.

Anderson is a 5-foot-10 setter, who spent last season at Neosho Community College, where she played in 31 matches, 97 sets, with eight kills, 425 assists and 142 digs.

She helped lead Neosho to a 21-12 record, 6-3 in Jayhawk Conference play. Neosho fell to Johnson County Community College in the NJCAA Division II, District N post-season tournament.

Anderson played for Smoky Valley High School.

"Kelsie is a tremendous signing for Thresher Volleyball," Weston said. "She adds a dimension to our offense that is exciting to envision. She comes from a great program at Neosho and having the opportunity to play under Coach Herron gave Kelsie a solid fundamental background."

"It's exciting for me to take what I have learned at Neosho CC and join a group of ladies who together will build exellence with Bethel Volleyball," Anderson said.

Wingnuts win

final exhibition

WICHITA — Matt Chavez hit ywo home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Wichita Wingnuts to an 8-6 win over the Winnipeg Goldeyes in pre-season exhibition Tuesday in Wichita.

The game was a rematch between of last season’s American Association championship series, won by Winnipeg.

A David Bergin home run and an RBI double for Shawn Pleffner put the Goldeyes up 2-0. After a three-run Chavez shot, Alixon Suarez hit a solo home run, followed by an RBI double for Josh Romanski.

Wichita tied the game on a Harrison Kain RBI single. Winnipeg came back in the top of the third with an Andrew Sohn two-run shot. Wichita replied in the bottom of the third with a solo shot by T.J. Mittelstaedt. Kain tied the game with an RBI double in the seventh. Chavez hit a two-run home run in the eighth.

Josh Goossen-Brown was credited with the win for Wichita. Jared Wilson pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the save. Mitchell Lambson took the loss for the Goldeyes.

Wichita ends the pre-season 2-0-1. Wichita opens its 10th season of play in the AA at 7:05 p.m. Thursday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium against the Salina Stockade. The Stockade is primarily a travel team that replaces the Laredo Lemurs, which suspended operations shortly before training camp opened.

Thunder sets

2017-18 schedule

WICHITA — Below is the 2017-18 schedule for the Wichita Thunder hockey team:

Oct. 13 Indy Fuel

Oct. 14 Indy Fuel

Oct. 21 Rapid City Rush

Oct. 22 Rapid City Rush

Oct. 28 at Kansas City Mavericks

Nov. 3 Allen Americans

Nov. 4 at Allen Americans

Nov. 5 Utah Grizzlies

Nov. 10 at Kansas City Mavericks

Nov. 11 at Kansas City Mavericks

Nov. 15 Kansas City Mavericks

Nov. 18 Allen Americans

Nov. 19 Allen Americans

Nov. 22 at Kansas City Mavericks

Nov. 24 at Quad City Mallards

Nov. 25 Quad City Mallards

Nov. 26 Kalamazoo Wings

Dec. 2 Kalamazoo Wings

Dec. 6 Kansas City Mavericks

Dec. 9 at Indy Fuel

Dec. 10 at Kalamazoo Wings

Dec. 13 at Colorado Eagles

Dec. 15 at Idaho Steelheads

Dec. 16 at Idaho Steelheads

Dec. 19 Tulsa Oilers

Dec. 22 Kansas City Mavericks

Dec. 23 Kansas City Mavericks

Dec. 27 at Allen Americans

Dec. 29 Allen Americans

Dec. 30 Allen Americans

Dec. 31 at Allen Americans

Jan. 5 Quad City Mallards

Jan. 6 Kalamazoo Wings

Jan. 7 Kalamazoo Wings

Jan. 10 at Tulsa Oilers

Jan. 12 Utah Grizzlies

Jan. 13 Utah Grizzlies

Jan. 20 Colorado Eagles

Jan. 26 at Allen Americans

Jan. 27 at Allen Americans

Jan. 31 at Tulsa Oilers

Feb. 2 Tulsa Oilers

Feb. 3 at Quad City Mallards

Feb. 7 at Fort Wayne Komets

Feb. 9 at Fort Wayne Komets

Feb. 10 at Cincinnati Cyclones

Feb. 11 at Toledo Walleye

Feb. 13 at Cincinnati Cyclones

Feb. 17 Rapid City Rush

Feb. 18 Rapid City Rush

Feb. 20 Colorado Eagles

Feb. 21 Colorado Eagles

Feb. 23 at Utah Grizzlies

Feb. 24 at Utah Grizzlies

Feb. 27 Fort Wayne Komets

March 2 Idaho Steelheads

March 3 Idaho Steelheads

March 4 Rapid City Rush

March 7 Quad City Mallards

March 10 at Tulsa Oilers

March 16 at Rapid City Rush

March 17 at Rapid City Rush

March 20 at Kansas City Mavericks

March 23 at Kalamazoo Wings

March 24 at Fort Wayne Komets

March 27 at Tulsa Oilers

March 28 at Allen Americans

March 30 Tulsa Oilers

March 31 at Tulsa Oilers

April 3 Allen Americans

April 6 at Colorado Eagles

April 7 at Colorado Eagles

Home games start at 7:05 p.m., 4:05 p.m. on Sundays