Railer soccer

team falls

The Newton High School boys’ soccer team fell to Salina Central 2-0 Tuesday at Fischer Field.

After a scoreless first half, Blake Olmsted put Central in front with a goal in the 55th minute, with an assist to Mark Grammer. The Mustangs added to that lead with a Liam Foley goal in the 67th minute, this time getting an assist from Arron Wilson.

Central improves to 10-3, 3-1 in AV-CTL I play. Newton falls to 7-6, 2-3 in league play. Newton hosts Andover at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for Senior Night.

JUNIOR VARSITY — The Newton junior varsity tied Salina Central 0-0. Newton hosts Andover at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Hesston sweeps

at Halstead

HALSTEAD — The Hesston High School volleyball team swept a Central Kansas League triangular Tuesday at Halstead.

Hesston downed Haven 25-19, 25-9; and Halstead 25-17, 25-16. Halstead downed Haven 25-15, 25-22.

“We struggled to find our rhythm against Haven in the first set,” Hesston coach Jason Peters said. “We lacked the energy that we had last Saturday, and weren’t moving well and communicating as well as we needed to. Haven played very scrappy in the first set and picked up a lot of balls that we are often able to get to fall. The score was 19-19 in the first set before we were able to make a run to finish the set, and gained a little energy in that span that we were able to carry over to the second set.

“Against Halstead, we were able to maintain better energy at the start, and played better overall against a team that works hard and has some talented hitters. We finished the night better than we started, but we still need to find a way to pick ourselves up when we are tired and play up to our potential. We will get several more chances to figure it out with a tough matchup on Thursday at Maize South, and then a very strong tournament at Clearwater on Saturday.”

Hesston is 27-2 and finishes CKL play 9-1. Hesston plays a dual meet Thursday at Maize South. Halstead ends the regular season and opens sub-state play Oct. 21 at Hesston.

Halstead tri

Halstead def. Haven 25-15, 25-22

Hesston def. Haven 25-19, 25-9

Hesston def. Halstead, 25-17, 25-16

Hesston stats

vs. Haven

Kills: Kailey Jo Ince 10, Mia Loganbill 5, Rylie Schilling 3, Alaina Dunlavy 3, Jada Mininger 3, Talby Duerksen 1.

Aces: Ince 2, Elise Kaiser 2, Loganbill 1.

Assists: Dunlavy 20, Ince 3, Loganbill 1, Kaiser 1.

Digs: Kaiser 8, Dunlavy 6, Schilling 6, Ince 3, Loganbill 3, Mininger 2.

Blocks: Duerksen 1, Loganbill 1.

vs. Halstead

Kills: Ince 15, Loganbill 5, Schilling 3, Mininger 2, Duerksen 1, Dunlavy 1.

Aces: Ince 4, Duerksen 1.

Assists: Dunlavy 21, Ince 2, Loganbill 1, Micheala Vogt 1.

Digs: Kaiser 8, Ince 4, Dunlavy 3, Mininger 2, Vogt 2, Schilling 1, Duerksen 1, Loganbill 1.

Blocks: Schilling 3, Ince 2, Loganbill 1, Mininger 1.

JV results

Haven def. Hesston 25-23, 18-25, 15-12

Halstead def. Hesston 25-21, 25-16

C-team results

Hesston (team 3) def. Haven 20-25, 25-23, 15-13

Goessel sweeps

road matches

LITTLE RIVER — The Goessel High School volleyball team claimed a pair of non-league wins Tuesday at Little River.

Goessel topped Inman 25-12, 25-12; and Moundridge 25-19, 25-12. Moundridge fell to Little River 25-18, 13-25, 25-21.

Goessel is 31-0 and hosts the Wheat State League tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday. Moundridge plays in the Heart of America League Tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday at Bennington.

Colorado Eagles

move to AHL

PRINCETON, N.J. — For a number of years, the Colorado Eagles were a rival of the Wichita Thunder in the Central Hockey League.

The Eagles then jumped to the ECHL in 2011. Wichita joined the ECHL in 2014.

After this season, the Eagles will again be separated from the Thunder.

The ECHL and American Hockey League approved the team’s move to the AHL at the end of this upcoming season.

The AHL is the top classification of minor-league hockey teams, while the ECHL is at the second level.

The Eagles, based in Loveland, Colo., will become the primary affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche.

The Eagles won CHL playoff titles in 2005 and 2007 and won the ECHL’s Kelly Cup Finals last season in four games over South Carolina.

The Maine Mariners will join the ECHL next year, keeping the league at 27 teams.