NHS volleyball

camp set

The Newton High School volleyball camp for girls entering grades five through eight will begin July 24 at the Newton Activity Center.

Fifth and sixth graders will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon July 24 through 26. Seventh and eighth graders will meet from noon to 2 p.m. July 24 through 27.

Registration is due by Friday to ensure the correct T-shirt size. Registrations will be taken on the day of the camp.

For more information, contact Jamie Dibbens at jamie.dibbens@usd373.org. Registration forms are available at http://usd373-ks.schoolloop.com/file/1493288250151/1397283062620/3406209388076691047.pdf.

Wingnuts fall

to RailCats

WICHITA — The Wichita Wingnuts dropped its third straight game, falling to the Gary SouthShore RailCats 6-4 in 12 innings Wednesday in American Association play at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Chase Harris had an RBI triple and scored on a Reggie Wilson single to put the RailCats ahead in the 12th.

Frank Martinez went two for two hitting for Gary with two RBIs. Colin Willis hit a home run. Ryan Fitzgerald and Harris each went two for five. Tyler Sullivan added an RBI.

Leo Vargas went two for five with a home run and two RBIs to lead Wichita. T.J. Mittelstaedt went two for four with an RBI. Martin Medina also drove in a run.

Jorge DeLeon (5-1) pitched for the win for Gary. Jamal Wilson got the save. James Campbell (1-1) took the loss for Wichita.

Wichita is 35-16, while Gary is 29-23. The two teams end their series at 7:05 p.m. today.



Pautsch, Matthys 7, Pinales 7, DeLeon (W, 5-1) 8, Wilson (S, 1) 12 and Alfonso, Gimenez x; Cooper, Boyle 5, Kussmaul 6, Harvey 10, Devine 11, Campbell (L, 1-1) 12 and M.Medina. HR — G: Willis (6). W: Vargas (4). Time — 3:55. Attendance — 2,263.

Thunder signs


WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder signed defenseman Etienne Boutet for the 2017-18 season.

Boutet is a second-year pro who played part of the 2013-14 season with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL, scoring two goals with seven assists in 25 games.

He played four seasons with McGill University in Canada, scoring six goals with 33 assists in 71 games. The team reached the Canadian national championships in two of his four years there.

He also played for Team Canada in the International University Sports Federation Tournament in February.

"I have been waiting for this day for the past four years and I am very excited to start this new chapter with the Wichita Thunder," Boutet said. "I've heard great stuff about this organization and I'm very happy to be a part of it."

"Etienne is a rock solid defensemen that is a hard hitter, great leader and can provide offense from the back-end," Wichita coach Malcolm Cameron said. "We're very happy to have him join us this season and look forward to great things."

Boutet is the fifth player under contract to the Thunder for the upcoming season.

Larson loses Cup lead CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson has lost his Cup series lead and his crew chief has been suspended after failing a post-race inspection at Kentucky.

Larson's team was penalized 35 points Wednesday, erasing what had been a one-point advantage over Martin Truex Jr. in the driver standings. Larson is still 66 points ahead of third-place Kyle Busch.

Larson's No. 42 Chevrolet was penalized for a rear brake cooling assembly that did not meet standards. Crew chief Chad Johnston was suspended three races and fined $75,000. He will miss Cup races starting this weekend at New Hampshire.

Chip Ganassi Racing says it will not appeal NASCAR's penalty.

NASCAR has also fined Busch's crew chief Adam Stevens $10,000 after an unsecured lug nut was found in post-race inspection.