Bethel hall

nominations due

Nominations for the Bethel College Athletics Hall of Fame are due June 20.

Nomination forms are available at

There are currently 31 individuals and 10 teams inducted into the hall.

Those making nominations are asked to “include any awards, statistical achievements, milestones, pieces of history, or anything applicable as to why your nominee deserves this recognition. All criteria for nominations are listed on the form.”

For more information, call Josh Booth at 284-5284 or e-mail

Newton BR team

opens season

The Newton 14-year-old Babe Ruth Baseball team opened the season 3-1.

May 31, Newton downed Nickerson 16-2 and 13-9. Griffin Davis had two walks and three runs scored. Max Musser had two walks and three runs scored. Peyton Maxwell had two hits and three runs scored. Ian Akers and Trey Golubski each struck out five.

In the second gamde, Zachary Loomis had two hits and two runs scored. Malicai Coleman had a hit, a walk and two runs scored. Loomis struck out five. Davis struck out two.

June 6, Newton beat Hesston 15-6 and lost 4-3.

In the first game, Akers drew two walks and was hit by a pitch, scoring three runs. Ben Schmidt had two hits with a walk and a run scored. Hunter Gray had a hit with a walk and a run scored. Coleman struck out four. Maxwell struck out one. Akers had an unassisted double play.

In the second game, Sam Claassen had a hit, a walk and drove in two runs. Akers had a hit, a walk and scored a run. Maxwell struck out four. Akers struck out six. Clayton Smith had two catches in center field.

Regier competes

in KVA match

TOPEKA — Newton High School grad Emily Regier competed in the Kansas Volleyball Association All-Star Match June 3 in Topeka.

Regier played for the Blue squad, which fell to the Red Squad 4-1 - 25-18, 25-20, 23-25, 25-13, 15-5.

Regier had nine kills, which led the team. She also downed two blocks with a dig.

Bethel football

schedule set

The Bethel College football team has its schedule set for the 2017 season with 10 games, five at home.

Bethel opens the season Sept. 2 at home against Dordt in the KCAC-GPAC Challenge. The rest of the season consists of conference games.

The schedule is listed below:

Sept. 2 Dordt 6 p.m.

Sept. 16 @ Tabor 7 p.m.

Sept. 23 Bethany 7 p.m.

Sept. 30 @ McPherson 7 p.m.

Oct. 7 @ Ottawa 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 14 Saint Mary 7 p.m.

Oct. 21 Sterling 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 28 @ Southwestern 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 4 @ Kansas Wesleyan 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 11 Friends 1:30 p.m.


finish 4-9-1

The Newton Dirtbaggers 13U baseball team finished 4-9-1 in recent play.

In the McPherson Summer Slam May 27, the Dirtbaggers finished fourth. The Dirtbaggers beat the Kansas Scorpions 9-1. Justin Franz and Joel Franz each drove in two runs. Joel Franz had three hits. Joe Slechta had two hits.

Ben Crawford struck out five, while Jake Schmidt struck out four.

The Dirtbaggers tied Ottawa Competitive Edge 10-10. Crawford had three hits and four RBIs. Caleb Koontz and Slechta each pitched.

The Dirtbaggers fell to the Riley County Falcons 11-1. Crawford had two hits. Cade Valdez and Luke Hirsh pitched, each with a strikeout.

May 30, the Dirtbaggers fell to the Wichita Heat 10-2. Koontz, Schmidt and Andrew Barron pitched.

The Dirtbaggers lost to the A-Shox 10-2. Crawford had the team’s sole hit. Valdez, Slechta, Owen Mick and Schmidt each pitched with Valdez and Slechta each getting a strikeout.

June 2 through 4, the Dirtbaggers finished second at the Boys of Summer Tournament in Pratt at 2-3.

June 2, the Dirtbaggers fell to the Wichita Stars 11-1. Crawford, Schmidt, Barron and Mick each pitched with Schmidt and Barron each striking out a batter.

June 3, the Dirtbaggers fell to Battle Baseball 7-6. Joel Franz, Valdez and Mick each had two hits. The Dirtbaggers used five pitchers. Koontz, Schmidt and Slechta each struck out one.

The Dirtbaggers beat the Nickerson Black Sox 9-5. Joel Franz and Luke Hirsh each had two RBIs. Joel Franz and Hirsh each had two hits. Hirsh, Schmidt, Valdez and Koonts each pitched. Koontz struck out two.

June 4, the Dirtbaggers beat the 316 Elite 5-4. Joel Franz had two of Newton’s three hits with an RBI. Crawford and Valdez each added an RBI. Slecta struck out four in five innings. Valdez finished the game. The Elite was held to one hit.

The Dirtbaggers beat the Buhler Nationals 5-4. Hirsh had three hits with an RBI. Mick had two hits with an RBI. Joel Franz also drove in a run. Crawford, Schmidt, Koontz and Valdez each pitched. Valdez struck out two in three innings.

The Dirtbaggers lost to the Valley Center Warriors 12-3. Joel Franz had two hits with an RBI. Hirsh drove in two runs. Hirsh, Valdez and Koontz each pitched with Hirsh striking out two and Koontz striking out one.

June 5, the Dirtbaggers fell to the Rangers 17-2. Valdez had two hits and both RBIs. Crawford, Dawson Ellette and Joel Franz pitched. Joel Franz struck out two.

June 8, the Dirtbaggers fell to the Wichita Stars 16-0. Schmidt, Kolten Evancho, Ellette and Mick each pitched. Mick struck out two and Schmidt struck out one.

The Dirtbaggers fell to the Wichita Giants-C 11-1. Joel Franz drove in Newton’s run. Valdez and Slechta each pitched with Slechta striking out one.

The Dirtbaggers are 6-14-1 overall and play the Rangers and A-Shox at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Westurban baseball complex in Wichita.

Heat finishes

games 2-3

The G2 Heat 18U team, based in Harvey County, finished 2-3 in recent play.

June 3, the G2 Heat fell to the XPlosion 3-2. Katelyn McBurney had two strikeouts.

The Heat beat the Augusta Stars 9-1. Emily Shirley and Trinity Ensminger each had two hits and two RBIs. Payton Bergkamp had four strikeouts in five innings.

The Heat beat the Velocity 5-4. Bergkamp and Kerrigan Simons each pitched with Simons striking out two in 1 2-3 innings.

June 4, the Heat lost to the Elite 8-0. Bergkamp struck out two in three innings. McBurney struck out one in two innings.

The Heat dropped its final game 6-1. The opponent was not listed. McBurney struck out four in 4 1-3 innings. Simons had two hits.

KSHOF names

2017 class

WICHITA — The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame has named 13 inductees for its 2017 class.

Named to the hall are former Kansas City Royal All-Star George Brett of Mission Hills, KU track standout and NCAA champion Kristi Kloster Burritt of Olathe, Wichita Heights basketball coach Charles “Goose” Doughty, former KU three-sport star and Cleveland Brown Galen Fiss of Johnson City, KU cross country national champion Al Frame of Kinsley, football coach Dennis Franchione of Girard, Olympic Gold Medalist and former KU basketball national champion Dean Kelley of McCune, Pittsburg State national champion and former college and professional football coach John Levra from Arma, former Wichita State and MLB player Don Lock from Kingman, women’s basketball coach at Barton County Community College and Cloud County Community College Jerry McCarty from Coffeyville, Kansas State basketball All-American Priscilla Gary-Sweeney, KU basketball player and former Kansas Golf Association president Gerald Waugh of Wellington and former Wichita State baseball All-American and national champion Eric Wedge.

Doughty, Fiss and Kelley will be honored posthumously.

The induction ceremony will be Oct. 1 in Wichita.

For more information, go to

Thunder makes

roster moves

WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder hockey team made several recent roster moves.

Wichita acquired forward Tyler Currier from Wheeling to complete an earlier trade. Currier is a fifth-year pro with 54 goals and 56 assists in 225 professional games. In four playoff games, he has a goal.

He split time between Wheeling and Indianapolis last season, scoring 20 goals with 28 assists in 73 games.

Currier is a native of Anchorage, Alaska and played four years at the University of Alaska-Anchorage, scoring seven goals with eight assists in 103 games.

Wichita acquired forward Dyson Stevenson from Allen to complete an earlier trade. Stevenson is a fifth-year pro with 27 goals and 44 assists in 136 games. He played in 53 games with Allen last season, scoring 10 goals with 19 assists, his most productive year.

He played five years of major junior hockey with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League and is a native of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Wichita received Matt Brown from the Colorado Eagles to complete an earlier trade.

Brown will be classified as a rookie. He played 12 games with Colorado last season, scoring three goals with an assist. He also played in a playoff game.

Brown played parts of five seasons with Canadian college Mount Royal University, scoring 51 goals with 42 assists in 110 games. He is a native of Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Wichita placed the following players on the protected list:

Forwards: Brad Cuzner, Zach O'Brien, David Friedmann, Ryan Tesink, Blake Tatchell, Maxime St-Cyr, Gerrad Grant, Darryl Lloyd, Louick Marcotte, Matt DeBlouw, Ian Lowe, Vincent Arseneau, Jack Rodewald and Alexis Loiseau.

Defensemen: Jake Bolton, Jamie Doornbosch, Randy Cure, Jeremy Beaudry, Brandon Carlson, Alexis Vanier and James Melindy.

Goalies: Drew Owsley and David Shantz.

Wingnuts win

fifth straight

WICHITA — Martin Medina hit a three-run home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to hand the Wichita Wingnuts a 4-3 win over the Kansas City T-Bones Monday night in American Association play at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Wichita wins its fifth straight and improves to 16-8.

Kevin Keyes hit two home runs for the T-Bones, 12-11.

Chantz Mack hit an RBI single in the top of the second inning. Keyes hit solo home runs in the third and fifth innings.

Wichita put runners at first and third base with one out in the bottom of the ninth. Brennen Salgado singled to drive in a run. Medina ended the game on the following at bat.

Wichita starter Jordan Cooper went six innings, allowing three runs on nine hits with four strikeouts. Josh Goossen-Brown and Austin Boyle each struck out one in one inning. Mike Devine (1-2) struck out two in the ninth, claiming the win.

T-Bones starter Chris Perry went seven innings, allowing a hit with a walk and nine strikeouts. Cody Winiarski went one inning, allowing two hits. Jeff Walters (1-2) finished the game for the loss.

Zach Walters finished three for four hitting for the T-Bones. Keyes and Mack each went two for four.

The second game of the series is 11:05 a.m. today.



Perry, Winiarski 8, Walters (L, 1-2) 9 and Rojas; Cooper, Goossen-Brown 7, Boyle 8, Devine (W, ) 9 and Fisher. HR — KC: Keyes 2 (8, 9). W: Medina (2). Time — 2:27. Attendance — 3,345.