2017 KCAC

Coaches Poll

Ottawa (7 first-place votes) 117

Tabor College (2) 104

Kansas Wesleyan (3) 102

Friends 85

Oklahoma Wesleyan 84

McPherson 83

Saint Mary 56

Bethany 51

Sterling 40

Southwestern 36

York 23

Bethel 11


Wedgewood Senior Men

1. Joe Ryan, Bob Modina, Don Bastrow, Bill Wilson, DeWayne Morgan -4.

2. Kent Conner, Dick Morrison, Sam Griffin, Randy Evans -4.

3. Don Yoder, Jerry May, Mason May, Roman Mannabach -3.

Closest to pin 3 — Bob Wilson. Closest to pin 9 on second shot — Randy Evans.

Next play - 9 a.m. Thursday.

Fox Ridge Tuesday Seniors

1. Mark Bennett, Carvin Thiessen, Al Gann, Orlyn Zehr -6.

2. Roger Bratland, Narci Larez, Robert Smith, Walt Lang -6.

3. George Eason, Ken Lieske, Bob Schmidt, Bob Dilli -2.

4. Jim Zook, Tim Holdeman, Leo Griffith, Bill Wilson -1.

Closest to the hole — team 8. Longest putt — team 8.

Next play — 9 a.m. Tuesday.

KSHSAA official

named to committee

TOPEKA — Kansas State High School Activities Association assistant executive director Francine Martin has been named chair of the National Federation of State High School Associations Basketball Rules Committee for a four-year term that began in July.

Martin will monitor basketball rule recommendations from state associations, coaches associations and officials associations.

Martin played basketball at Clay Center High School, Hutchinson Community College and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She also served as head basketball coach at El Dorado and LaCrosse high schools. She served as a registered basketball official for six years.

“I am honored and humbled to be selected to chair the NFHS Basketball Rules Committee,” Martin said. “The committee is responsible for considering potential rule changes proposed by state associations. Previous committees have discussed use of the shot clock, playing games in halves, and the closely guarded count. I am sure these topics will continue to be considered during my tenure as chairperson.”

Martin served as a committee member from 2010 to 2013. She was selected by the NFHS Board of Directors after being nominated by KSHSAA executive director Gary Musselman.

“Francine is highly qualified to serve in this leadership role,” said Musselman. “Her experience, attention to detail and organizational skills will serve the sport and NFHS well. We are very proud of her as a representative of Kansas.”

Thunder sets

exhibition game

WICHITA — The Thunder will host the Tulsa Oilers at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Wichita Ice Center in a pre-season exhibition.

Wichita and Tulsa have played 12 exhibition games with Wichita holding a 8-3-1 advantage. Wichita is 21-20-3 in pre-season, 16-5-3 in home games.

Tickets for the exhibition will go on sale at a later date. The ticket also will be good for the Wichita Junior Thunder game against the Cheyenne Stampede at 4 p.m.

Hernandez set

to face Lapizco

PARK CITY — Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez of Wichita will face Francisco “Guerrero” Lapizco in a six-round flyweight boxing match beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at Hartman Arena in Park City.

The match will be the third professionally for Hernandez, who has two wins by knockout.

Hernandez knocked out Patrick Gutierrez in the fourth round March 25 in Hernandez’ professional debut. He knocked out previously unbeaten Jose Rodriguez June 17 in three rounds at Hartman Arena.

Lapizco, of Sinaloa, Mexico, is 8-5 with two knockouts. His last bout was a six-round, unanimous decision over Jairo Miranda in January in Sinaloa.

Lapizco’s biggest win came three years ago in Ontario, Calif., in a win over previously unbeaten Cesar Sustaita.

Undercard matches will be announced at a later date.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today at the Hartman Arena box office. Tickets also are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/06005308B32459E5.