swept on road
DeSOTO — The Newton High School volleyball team suffered a pair of losses Thursday at DeSoto.
The Railers fell to DeSoto 25-22, 25-22 and Gardner-Edgerton 25-18, 25-19.
Gardner-Edgerton was ranked ninth in Class 6A, while DeSoto was ranked sixth in Class 5A.
“I felt like overall right now we are having a tough time generating energy when we're playing from behind,” Newton coach Jamie Dibbens said. “We do best when we have played with the lead. We’ve played really well against somebody we’re really competitive with, and we're not doing the same against teams that we don't know as well. I feel like we're still trying to fill figure out roles that are different or new from last year.”
Against DeSoto, Taylor Antonowich had six kills, followed by Maggie Remsberg with five. Kyndal Bacon had 12 digs, followed by Remsberg with 11. Bacon set 21 assists.
Against Gardner-Edgerton, Remsberg had six kills, followed by Caroline Barger and Bacon with five each. Remsberg had 10 digs, followed by DesiRay Kernal with nine. Bacon set 23 assists.
Newton is 7-3 and hosts Campus and Salina South at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
team claims win
WICHITA — The Newton High School boys’ soccer team posted a 3-2 win over Maize Thursday in the consolation semifinals of the Blue bracket of the Titan Classic at Wichita South High School.
Jose Moreno, Carson Ebert and Gage Lettau each scored goals for Newton. Brayden Cornejo added an assist.
Newton scored the winning goal with seven minutes remaining in regulation.
The Railers are 2-2 and plays either Liberal or Salina Central at 11 a.m. Saturday at Carpenter Stadium in Wichita.
compete at Winfield
WINFIELD — The Newton High School girls’ golf team competed Thursday at the Winfield Invitational at the Winfield Country Club.
Maize South won the team title at 386, followed by Derby at 387, Winfield at 389, Arkansas City at 401 and Bishop Carroll at 426.
Kenni Henson of Derby was top medalist at 82.
Newton was led by Kit Kingsley at 115 and Mallory Seirer shot a 121, Newton’s sole competitors for the tournament.
Newton hosts the Newton Invitational at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sand Creek Station.
GARY — The Wichita Wingnuts need one more win to reach the American Association finals after a 5-2 win over the Gary SouthShore Railcats Thursday in game two of the best-of-five playoff semifinals.
Wichita leads the series 2-0.
Alex Boshers went five innings for the Wingnuts, allowing two runs, six hits, two walks and seven strikeouts. Tyler Kane, Austin Boyle, Mike Devine and Ryan Kussmaul each added a scoreless inning. Kussmaul posted his second save of the series.
Jeff McKenzie went 6 2-3 innings for Gary, allowing four earned runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Sam Myers finished the game, walking two and striking out three.
Wichita scored four runs in the third inning. Christian Stringer hit a two-run single. Leo Vargas and Brent Clevlen each drove in a run on a fielder’s choice.
Alex Crosby hit an RBI single for Gary in the bottom of the third. Crosby added a solo home run in the fifth inning.
Richard Prigatano hit an RBI single for Wichita in the sixth.
After a travel day, Wichita hosts Gary at 7:05 p.m. Friday.
Boshers (W, 1-0), Kane 6, Boyle 7, Devine 8, Kussmaul (S, 2) 9 and M.Medina; McKenzie (L, 0-1), Myers 7 and Gonzalez, Gimenez 9. HR — G: Crosby (1). Time — 2:54. Attendance — 815.