Kansas Tennis

Coaches Association

Prep rankings

Class 6A — 1. Blue Valley North (last week 1), 2. Shawnee Mission East (2), 3. Blue Valley Northwest (3), 4. Lawrence Free State (4), 5. Olathe South (5). Others: Topeka Washburn Rural, Blue Valley West, Hutchinson.

Class 5A — 1. St. James Academy (1), 2. Kapaun-Mt. Carmel (2), 3. Bishop Carroll (3), 4. Maize (4), 5. Salina Central (5). Others: Salina South, Mill Valley, St. Thomas Aquinas.

Class 4A — 1. Wichita Collegiate (1), 2. Independence (2), 3. Arkansas City (Moved from 5A), 4. Wellington (4), 5. Andover Central (3). Others: McPherson (5), Topeka Hayden, Marysville.

Class 3-2-1A — 1. Kansas City Christian (1), 2. HESSTON (2), 3. Conway Springs (3), 4. Central Plains (5), 5. Wichita Independent (NR). Others: Victoria, Ellsworth, Sterling.

Bethel player

takes honors

WICHITA — Bethel College soccer player Chris Torres has been named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference offensive player of the week in men’s soccer.

Torres scored five goals with an assist in two games last week, both Bethel wins. He is a junior midfielder from Denton, Texas.

Torres is the second BC player honored this season.


meeting slated

Newton High School boys’ basketball coach Andy Hill is hosting a meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Newton High School lecturer hall for any boy and their parents in grades three through six interested in playing youth basketball for the Junior Railer Youth Basketball Program this winter.

For more information, e-mail or call 284-6280, extension 2603.

KCAC game

to be streamed

WICHITA — The Friends-Southwestern football game, slated for 3 p.m. Saturday at Adair-Austin Stadium in Wichita will be streamed live on

Both teams are 1-4, 1-2 in KCAC play.

Thunder makes

player moves

WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder has made the following roster moves as training camp opens this week:

Forwards Kyle Platzer has been assigned to Wichita by the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League and forward Zach O’Brien has been loaned to Wichita from Bakersfield.

Platzer is a third-year pro, who spent the past two seasons with Bakersfield and played four games and three playoff games with the Oklahoma City Barons. He has nine goals and 19 assists in 103 games.

Zach O’Brien is a fourth-year pro, who has played in the ECHL, AHL and German second division. He has 50 goals and 74 assists in 226 pro games. He played 32 games with Wichita last season, scoring nine goals with 18 assists. He also has five goals and six assists in 23 playoff games.

Wichita signed forward Nate Dicasmirro, a 16-year pro, who spent the last nine seasons playing in various European leagues. He spent six seasons in the AHL and played college hockey at St. Cloud State.

He played last season with Jesenice of the Alps Hockey League (Austria, Italy and Slovenia), scoring seven goals with 18 assists in 28 games.

Goalkeeper Shane Starrett has been assigned to Wichita by the Edmonton Oilers. Starrett played two seasons at the Air Force Academy, where he was 42-11-9. Last season, he went 26-6-4 with a 1.99 goals-against-average and a .925 save percentage. He helped lead the Falcons to an Atlantic Hockey post-season tournament title last season and an NCAA berth, falling in the regional finals.

Wichita signed rookie forward Guillaume Asselin, a former Canadian Inter-Sport Player of the year. Asselin played four years at the University of Quebec Trois Rivieres, scoring 58 goals with 67 assists in 80 games. He also played 18 games in the ECHL with Greenville and Brampton.

Wichita also signed rookie center Lane Bauer, who spent the past four seasons in the Western Hockey League.

Wichita signed defenseman Travis Brown, a third-year pro. He has scored 12 goals with 25 assists in 95 games in the ECHL and AHL. He also has two goals in 11 playoff games.

Six players were signed to try-out agreements — Jeremy Brodeur, Dana Tyrell, Dave Williams, Vytal Cote, Tyler Vankleef and Eric Spath. Brodeur, Vanleef and Spath are all rookies.

Brodeur is the son of former NHL All-Star Martin Brodeur.

Tyrell is a sixth-year pro, who has played 135 NHL games, scoring seven goals with 17 assists. He has played with Tampa Bay and Columbus. He also has played in the AHL and in the Slovak league. He has not played since the 2014-15 season.

Williams is a third-year pro. Cote is a second-year pro.