Bethel men

win at USM

LEAVENWORTH — The Bethel College men’s soccer team won its third straight game for the first time since 2014 after stopping the University of Saint Mary 4-1 Saturday in KCAC play in Leavenworth.

Bethel matches last year’s win total in conference in just two KCAC games and is 2-0 in conference play for the first time since 2007.

Chris Torres scored all four goals for the Threshers, the best showing by a BC player since 1998. Jonas Tingberg added an assist.

Branden Sanchez scored for USM, 4-5 overall and 0-2 in KCAC play. Jay Willcutt had the assist.

Torres scored in the 12th minute, but the Spires tied it in the 50th. Torres scored in the game winner in the 55th minute, followed by goals in the 70th and 77th.

Bethel outshot the Spires 18-9, 12-4 on goal. Kobi Russom had three saves in goal for Bethel. Marco Sierra played the last 11:08. Enrique Gonzales had eight saves for USM.

Bethel hosts Bethany at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.


St. Mary;0;1;—1

1. B Chris Torres (unassisted) 11:20

2. SM Branden Sanchez (Jay Willcutt) 49:34

3. B Torres (Jonas Tingberg) 54:33

4. B Torres (unassisted) 69:03

5. B Torres (unassisted) 76:45

Total shots — BC 9-9—18, USM 2-7—9. Shots on goal — BC 6-6—12, USM 1-3—4. Saves - BC: Kobi Russom (W, 78:52, 1 ga) 1-2—3; Marco Sierra (11:08, 0 ga) x-0—0. USM: Enrique Gonzales (L) 5-3—8. Corner kicks — BC 5, SM 2. Fouls — BC 13, SM 7. Offside — BC 4, SM 1. Cautions — BC: Branden Castillo 61:12. USM: Francisco Sanchez 61:55.

BC women

edged by Spires

LEAVENWORTH — The Bethel College women’s soccer team fell to Saint Mary 2-1 Saturday in KCAC play at Leavenworth.

Bethel scored in the first half on a goal by Lacey Pfannenstiel in the 40th minute. The Spires came back with a goal by Erica Hornbuckle in the 60th minute, followed by a goal by Natasha Webster in the 78th minute. Amanda Martin assisted on the first goal.

Bethel was outshot 21-3. Emilie Korenek had one save for USM. Kayla Williams returned to goal for Bethel to post seven saves.

Saint Mary is 5-3-1, 1-1 in KCAC play. Bethel falls to 3-5, 0-2 in KCAC play. Bethel hosts Bethany at 5 p.m. Wednesday.


St. Mary;0;2;—2

1. B Lacey Pfannenstiel (unassisted) 39:58

2. SM Erica Hornbuckle (Amanda Martin) 59:04

3. SM Natasha Webster (unassisted) 59:04

Total shots — BC 2-1—3, USM 8-13—21. Shots on goal — BC 1-1—2, SM 3-6—9. Saves — BC: Kayla Williams (L) 3-4-7. USM: Emilie Korneke (W) 0-1—1. Corner kicks — BC 0, SM 13. Fouls — BC 4, SM 5. Offside — BC 1, SM 8. Cautions — none.

Bethel spikers

fall to Ottawa

OTTAWA — The Bethel College volleyball team fell to Ottawa in three sets Monday night in KCAC play.

Bethel fell 25-11, 25-14, 25-16.

Kenna Hall had 18 kills for Ottawa. Adriana Skipper set 37 assists. Heather Huesman and Mikayla Whittington each served three aces. Liz Heit and Wheeler each had eight digs, Makayla Aspegren downed two blocks.

For Bethel, Katie Neira had five kills. Kelsie Anderson set 16 assists and had eight digs.

Ottawa improves to 14-7, 8-2 in KCAC play. Bethel falls to 3-12, 1-9 in KCAC play. Bethel closes out the first half of conference play at 7 p.m. Wednesday at home against conference leader Kansas Wesleyan.

BETHEL (3-12, 1-9 KCAC) — (kills-aces-blocks) Katie Neira 5-0-1; Sami Strauss 3-0-0; Anna Stucky 2-0-0; Taylor Buessing 0-0-0; Abby Kurtzer 4-0-1; Avery Myatt 1-1-1; Leisle Hoffman 1-0-0; Rachel Bustillos 0-0-0; Sydnee Johnston-Getchell 0-0-0; Kelsie Anderson 0-1-1; Kaylee VanderVeen 0-0-0. Totals 16-2-2.0.

OTTAWA (14-7, 8-2 KCAC) — (kills-aces-blocks) Heather Huesman 0-3-0; Liz Heit 0-0-0; Adriana Skipper 4-0-0; Breanna Vail 2-0-1; Jill Starling 8-0-0; Mackenzie Campbell 1-0-0; Kenna Hall 18-0-1; Makayla Aspegren 7-0-2; Michaela Serrioz 0-0-0; Mikayla Wheeler 0-3-0; Kaylee Whittington 4-1-0; Brogan Collins 3-0-0; Yuleika Jimenez 8-0-0. Totals 55-7-2.0.

Assists leaders — BC: Anderson 16. OU: Skipper 37, Serrioz 4. Dig leaders — BC: Anderson 8, Bustillos 7. OU: Heit 8, Wheeler 8.



Friday’s match

McPHERSON — (kills-aces-blocks) Lexi Kite 12-0-1; Devrie Sombers 8-1-1; Leia Seiler 1-0-0; Rhianna Smith 0-0-0; Bree Wallace 5-0-3; Morgan Little 0-0-0; Kaitlyn Heinis 0-1-0; Jamie Siess 0-1-0; Elizabeth Williams 1-0-0; Mady Woog 4-0-2; Riley Bradbury 4-0-0; Samantha Buer 1-0-0; Rianne Richard 0-2-0; Reven Bradbury 0-2-0; Morgan Abbott 0-0-0. Totals 36-7-4.0.

BETHEL — (kills-aces-blocks) Avery Myatt 2-0-0; Taylor Buessing 0-1-0; Abby Kurtzer 9-0-0; Anna Stucky 2-0-0; Sami Strauss 1-0-1; Kelsie Anderson 3-0-0; Sydnee Johnston-Getchell 1-0-0; Rachel Bustillos 0-0-0; Katie Neira 5-0-1. Totals 23-1-2.0.

Assist leaders — MC: Little 15, Heinis 6, Smith 6. BC: Myatt 12, Anderson 10. Dig leaders — MC: Siess 16, Kite 15. BC: Bustillos 18, Anderson 9.



Newton netters

8th at McPherson

McPHERSON — The Newton High School girls’ tennis team finished eighth out of 12 teams Saturday at the McPherson Invitational.

Blue Valley Southwest won the team title at 70 points, followed by McPherson at 61, Salina South at 58, Hutchinson at 54 and Garden City at 51. Newton scored 34 points.

Newton was led by the doubles team of Quinn Rhodes and Rai Normai, who finished 4-0 to win the flight. Rhodes and Normai downed Edmondson and Bruce of McPherson 8-4 in the finals.

The team of Ashley Schmidt and Faye Smith finished 18th at 1-2.

In singles play, Selena Aguilar finished 16th at 0-4. Cattie Arrowsmith finished 23rd at 1-3.

McPherson Invitational


Team scores — Blue Valley Southwest 70, McPherson 61, Salina South 58, Hutchinson 54, Garden City 51, Derby 49, Campus 44, Newton 34, Hays 30, Great Bend 23, Elyria Christian 18, Liberal 6.


16. Selena Aguilar (8-3) — 1. L Raegan Wessel Hut. 8-7 (7-5), CQF. L CeAnna Allen McP. 8-0, CSF. L Kaylee Warren SS 8-1, 15th. L Gentry Schneider GB 8-3.

23. Cattie Arrowsmith (1-3) — 1. L Carson Linenberger GC 8-2, CQF. L Cheyann Williams McP. 8-6, CSF. L Valery Esqueda Lib. 8-1, 23rd. W Torrence Nelson Cam. default.


1. Quinn Rhodes-Rai Normai (4-0): 1. bye, 2. W Falcon-McAllister SS 8-0, QF. W Powell-Bellows GC 8-0, SF. W Coleman-McAdoo SS 8-2, F. W Edmondson-Bruce McP. 8-4.

18. Ashley Schmidt-Faye Smith (1-2): 1. L Forinash-Isbel Hys. 8-2, CQF. bye, CSF. W Amaro-Vasquez Lib. 8-7 (7-6), 17th. L Moyers-Ingram GB 8-4.

Goessel wins


CANTON — The Goessel High School volleyball team finished 5-0 to win the Canton-Galva Invitational.

Goessel downed Little River 25-14, 25-9; Wichita Home School 25-5, 25-5; and Solomon 25-17, 25-14.

In the semifinals, Goessel topped Sunrise Christian Academy 25-8, 25-11. In the finals, Goessel topped Solomon 25-22, 25-9.

Goessel is 27-0 and plays Rural Vista Tuesday at Hope to end Wheat State League play.

Hesston women

fall to HCC

HESSTON — The Hesston College women’s soccer team gave up four goals in the second half in a 4-0 loss to Hutchinson Community College Friday in Hesston.

It was the second loss for the Larks to HCC.

Ariel Wolff, Megan Maslak, Sheena Nichol and Brailey Moeder each scored a goal for the Blue Dragons. All four goals came in the last 16 minutes of play. Maslak, Moeder and Kaitlyn Sabala each had an assist.

Hesston was outshot 29-3. Vivi Rodriguez had six saves in the first half for Hesston. Miranda Dolsman had four saves in the second half. Clara Bergmuller had one save for Hutchinson, 10-0, 7-0 in Region VI play. Hesston is 7-6, 2-6 in Region VI play. Hesston plays Wednesday at Pratt Community College.

HC men ties

McPherson JV

HESSTON — The Hesston College men’s soccer team tied the McPherson College junior varsity 1-1 Friday.

McPherson scored in the first half. Cain Hernandez scored for Hesston in the 75th minute unassisted. Luke Hertzler had two saves in goal for Hesston.

The Larks are 6-5-1 and play Wednesday at Pratt Community College.

Hesston spikers

split matches

HESSTON — The Hesston College volleyball team split a pair of matches during the weekend.

Friday, Hesston fell to Kansas City (Kan.) Community College in three sets — 27-25, 25-18, 25-22.

Brittney Winter had 13 kills for KCK, followed by Allssia Nevarez with 12. Kelsey Rankin set 32 assists. Kelli Sleefe had 15 digs, followed by Katherine Heeter with 14. Randi Johnson and Nevarez each downed five blocks.

For Hesston, Sam Rossin had 10 kills. Faith Hallmark set 33 assists. Kylie Brenneman had 17 digs, followed by Hallmark with 14. Rossin downed four blocks.

Saturday, Hesston downed the McPherson junior varsity in four sets — 25-16, 20-25, 25-22, 25-14.

Sierrah Long had 19 kills, followed by Kylee Kasselman with 10. Hallmark set 43 assists. Brenneman and Hallmark each had 11 digs. Haley Unruh and Rossin each downed four blocks.

Hesston is 8-10 and plays Wednesday at Coffeyville Community College.

Shocker spikers

win two matches

WICHITA — The first American Athletic Conference volleyball matches were played at Koch Arena during the weekend, leading to a pair of Wichita State wins.

Friday, the Shockers downed the University of Southern Florida in three sets — 25-15, 25-17, 25-10.

Newton High School grads Emily Hiebert and Abbie Lehman each had 11 kills, along with Tabitha Brown. Emma Wright downed four blocks. Hiebert set 35 assists. Giorgia Civita had 15 digs.

Wichita State downed the University of Central Florida in four sets 21-25, 25-20, 25-12, 25-15.

Alex Koon led the Shockers with 12 kills, followed by Brown with 11 and Lehman with 10. Lehman downed nine blocks. Hiebert set 43 assists. Civita had 22 digs.

Wichita State is 12-3, 4-0 in AAC play. The Shockers head south to face Tulane at 7 p.m. Friday in New Orleans and the University of Houston at noon Sunday.

K-State falls

to West Virginia

MANHATTAN — The Kansas State women’s soccer team fell to ninth-ranked West Virginia Friday in Big 12 plays at the Kansas State soccer complex.

It was the first Big 12 match in Manhattan in K-State history.

Carla Portillo scored for the Mountaineers in the 84th minutes. Sh’Nia Gordon had the assist.

K-State was outshot 19-5. Rylee Foster had two saves for WVU, 9-3, 2-1 in the Big 12. Miranda Larkin had eight saves for the Wildcats.

K-State falls to 5-6-1, 0-3 in the Big 12.

K-State heads to Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence for the first-ever Sunflower Showdown against Kansas at 7 p.m. Friday. The game will be televised locally on Kansas 22 on the Cox Cable system.

Area football



Cheney 74, Sedgwick 46

SEDGWICK — The Sedgwick Cardinals fell to the Cheney Cardinals 74-46 in non-league play Friday in Sedgwick.

Riley Petz rushed for three touchdowns for 5-0 Cheney. Trent Scheer and Landon Mason each rushed for two touchdowns. Micah Grover threw three touchdown passes. Lakin Petz, Trey Patterson and Hunter Adolph each caught a touchdown pass.

For Sedgwick, Hooper Schroeder hit 22 of 34 passes for 340 yards with five touchdowns and an interception. Brayden Francis had five catches for 86 yards and three touchdowns. Francis also hit a 25-yard field goal and five extra-point kicks. Colton Smith had five catches for 108 yards. Kale Schroeder also caught a touchdown pass.

Elijah Shrewsbury rushed for a score and ran in a two-point conversion.

Sedgwick is 1-4 and opens district play Friday at Medicine Lodge.


C L.Petz 60-yd. pass from Grover (kick good)

C R.Petz 60-yd. run (kick good)

C R.Petz 4-yd. run (kick good)

C Scheer 60-yd. run (kick good)

S K.Schroeder 51-yd. pass from H.Schroeder (Shrewsbury run)

C Scheer 45-yd. run (kick good)

S Francis 19-yd. pass from H.Schroeder (Francis kick)

C R.Petz 87-yd. run (kick good)

C Mason 15-yd. run (kick failed)

S Shrewsbury 1-yd. run (Francis kick)

C Patterson 23-yd. pass from Grover (kick good)

C Adolph 38-yd. pass from Grover (kick failed)

S Francis 45-yd. pass from H.Schroeder (Francis kick)

C Mason 17-yd. run (kick failed)

S Francis 25-yd. field goal

S Francis 3-yd. pass from H.Schroeder (Francis kick)

C Bartlett run (kick good)

S #80 55-yd. pass from H.Schroeder (Francis kick)

Wheat State League

Eight-Man I, District 5

Little River 57, Goessel 12

GOESSEL — The Goessel Bluebirds fell to the Little River Redskins 57-12 Friday in Wheat State League and Eight-Man I district play in Goessel.

Little River clinches a share of the WSL league title with the win, improving to 4-1 overall and 4-0 in league play.

Goessel falls to 0-5 overall and in WSL play.

The game was called in the third quarter on the 45-point rule.

Little River’s Levi Swenson hit five of seven passes for 149 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Swenson also rushed for 113 yards on seven carries with a touchdown. Hunter Thomas rushed for 109 yards with eight carries and two touchdowns. Peyton Harvey rushed for 64 yards on eight carries with a touchdown and caught four passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns. Graham Stephens added a touchdown reception.

For Goessel, Dylan Lindeman had seven carries for 77 yards and a touchdown. Lindeman hit 10 of 16 passes for 70 yards with an interception. Luke Wiens hit two of two passes for 24 yards and a touchdown. Carson Sterk caught a touchdown pass.

Goessel plays Friday at Ellinwood.

Little Rv.;6;37;14;x;—57



1q. LR Swenson 48-yd. run (run failed) 3:24

2q. LR Thomas 24-yd. run (pass failed) 10:22

2q. LR Harvey 51-yd. pass from Swenson (Stephens kick) 8:19

2q. G Lindeman 57-yd. run (pass failed) 7:31

2q. LR Stephens 40-yd. pass from Swenson (Thomas run) 4:39

2q. LR Stephens interception return (Harvey pass from Swenson) 2:33

2q. LR Harvey 19-yd. pass from Swenson (Sears pass from Swenson) :35

3q. G Sterk 17-yd. pass from Wiens (run failed) 8:47

3q. LR Harvey 3-yd. run (Thomas run) 5:42

3q. LR Thomas 15-yd. run (game ended) 2:00

Team stats


First downs;18;11


Passing yards;149;94





Time of poss.;14:08;21:50

Individual stats

RUSHING — Little River: Swenson 7-113, Thomas 8-109, Harvey 8-64, Stephens 3-15. Goessel: Lindeman 7-77, Zogleman 16-38, Hagewood 3-10, Wiens 1-(-8).

PASSING — Little River: Swenson 5-7-1, 149 yards. Goessel: Lindeman 10-16-1, 70 yards; Wiens 2-2-0, 24 yards.

RECEIVING — Little River: Harvey 4-109, Stephens 1-40. Goessel: Hagewood 5-47, Sterk 1-17, Griffin 2-14, Funk 3-14, Zogleman 1-2.

Missed field goals — none.

Eight-Man I, District 2

Pea-Burns 46, Flinthills 0

PEABODY — The Peabody-Burns Warriors made it two in a row with a 46-0 win over Flinthills 46-0 Friday in Eight-Man I district play in Peabody.

Bryant Young hit nine of 22 passes for 157 yards and three touchdowns. Rocco Weerts had four catches for 119 yards and a score. Jess Philpott had 17 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown. Philpott added a nine-yard touchdown reception and intercepted a pass for a score. Mathew Montigny also caught a touchdown pass.

Landon Rives returns a fumble for a score.

Flinthills falls to 0-5.

Peabody-Burns is 2-3 and plays Friday at Oxford.




1q. PB Philpott 14-yd. run (Philpott pass from Young) 1:02

2q. PB Philpott interception return (pass failed)

3q. PB Montigny 20-yd. pass from Young (run failed) 7:56

3q. PB Philpott 9-yd. pass from Young (pass failed) 1:42

4q. PB Rives fumble return (Philpott run) 10:06

4q. PB Weerts 45-yd. pass from Young (pass failed) 7:03

4q. PB Philpott 24-yd. run (game ended) 6:14

Team stats


First downs;13;14


Passing yards;79;157





Time of poss.;25:56;22:04

Individual stats

RUSHING — Flinthills: #0 38-88. Peabody-Burns: Philpott 17-104, Young 2-0, Montigny 3-(-6).

PASSING — Flinthills: #0 9-18-4, 79 yards. Peabody-Burns: Young 9-22-0, 157 yards; Philpott 0-1-0, 0 yards.

RECEIVING — Flinthills: #0 3-29, #24 6-50. Peabody-Burns: Weerts 4-119, Montigny 3-27, Philpott 1-9, Hauck 1-2.

Missed field goals — none.

Eight-Man II, District 2

Caldwell 63, Burrton 6

BURRTON — The Burrton Chargers opened district play with a 63-6 loss to Caldwell Friday in Burrton.

Scoring and stats were not reported.

Caldwell improves to 5-0. Burrton falls to 1-4 and plays Friday at South Haven.