MAIZE — The Newton High School girls’ tennis team had one of their best state showings in recent years when the team of Rae Normai and Quinn Rhodes finished third at the Class 5A state championships Saturday and Sunday at Maize South High School.
In the semifinals, Normai and Rhodes fell to Brayden Steven and Lauren Steven of Bishop Carroll 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. The match started Saturday, but was suspended because of thunderstorms and completed Sunday.
In the third-place match, Normai and Rhodes downed Maddie Stack and Grace Holgerson of Salina Central 6-3, 6-1 in a rematch of the regional finals.
Normai, a foreign exchange student, and Rhodes, a junior, finished the season 10-1.
“So very proud of them both,” Newton coach Nick Sisson said. “They showed there was a definite line between the top three doubles teams, and everyone else in the doubles. Our team was blessed to have Normai as a part of it this year, and we're excited to see how much Rhodes and the rest of the team can improve for next year.”
Despite having just one entry at state, Newton finished seventh out of 20 teams competing. St. James Academy won the tournament with 37 points, followed by Bishop Carroll with 33, Kapaun-Mt. Carmel with 30, Maize and Mill Valley at 19, Salina Central at 16 and Newton at 13.
Clara Whitaker of Kapaun-Mt. Carmel won the singles title of Brittany Steven of Bishop Carroll 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. In the doubles finals, Kelly House and Eleanor Baldwin of Kapaun-Mt. Carmel downed Brayden and Lauren Steven of Bishop Carroll 7-6 (8-6), 6-3.
State Girls’ Tennis
at Maize South
Team scores — St. James Academy 37, Bishop Carroll 33, Kapaun-Mt. Carmel 30, Maize 19, Mill Valley 19, Salina Central 16, Newton 13, De Soto 12, Maize South 11, Goddard 10, Valley Center 9, Salina South 9, Blue Valley Southwest 7, St. Thomas Aquinas 7, Lansing 4, Emporia 3, Topeka Seaman 2, Andover 1, Leavenworth 1, Pittsburg 0.
25th at state golf
EMPORIA — Newton High School senior Kit Kingsley finished tied for 25th at the Class 5A state golf tournament Monday at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course.
Kingsley shot a 95, two strokes shy of a medal.
Ellie Cobb of Salina Central shot an even-par 71 for top medalist honors, eight strokes better than Isabella Hadden of Mill Valley. Maggie King of St. Thomas Aquinas finished third at 80.
State Girls’ Golf
Emporia Municipal GC
Team scores — St. Thomas Aquinas 336, Andover 349, Pittsburg 367, St. James Academy 368, Mill Valley 370, Maize South 388, Maize 390, Shawnee Heights 394, Great Bend 395, Blue Valley Southwest 405, Salina Central 437, Emporia 444.
Medalists — 1. Ellie Cobb, Salina Central 71, 2. Isabella Hadden, Mill Valley 79, 3. Maggie King, St. Thomas Aquinas 80, 4. Baylee Bloom, Andover 82, 5. Annie Patton, St. Thomas Aquinas 83-x, 6. Hayley Jones, Andover 83, 7. Allison Comer, St. James Academy 84, 8. Sarah Lawson, Mill Valley 85, 9. Jaclyn Koziol, St. Thomas Aquinas 86, 10. Brooke King, St. Thomas Aquinas 87-x, 11. Samantha Maceli, Pittsburg 87, 12. Kate Duggan, St. James Academy 88, 13. (tie) Camryn Dunekack, Great Bend 89, Corey Mein, Liberal 89, 15. Tiffany Chan, Andover 90, 16. (tie) Melanie Valle, St. Thomas Aquinas 91, Jamie Van Wyck, Pittsburg 91, Sydney Wellshear, Shawnee Heights 91, 19. Tessa Kilian, Maize 92, 20. (tie) Brooklyn Blasdel, Maize 93, Hannah Shaver, Maize South 93, Lauren Valenzuela, Pittsburg 93.
Newton score — t25. Kit Kingsley 95.
1-3 at Fall Fling
HUTCHINSON — The Bethel College volleyball team finished 1-3 Friday and Saturday at the KCAC Fall Fling at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.
Bethel opened play with a four-set win over Friends, followed by four-set losses to Oklahoma Wesleyan and Bethany. Bethel finished play with a five-set loss to York. All of the matches count in the conference standings.
The Threshers split the regular-season series with York and Friends and swept by Oklahoma Wesleyan and Bethany.
Bethel beat Friends 10-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-21. It was Bethel’s first win over Friends since 2011.
Avery Myatt has 12 kills for Bethel. Kelsie Anderson set 31 assists. Kaylee VanderVeen served four aces. Rachel Bustillos had 23 digs, followed by Anderson with 14, Anna Stucky with 10 and VanderVeen with 10. Abby Kurtzer downed three blocks.
Bethel fell to Oklahoma Wesleyan 25-18, 17-25, 25-20, 25-15. Katie Neira had 16 kills, followed by Kurtzer with 13. Anderson set 33 assists. Bustillos had 22 digs, followed by Anderson with 20 and VanderVeen with 11. Sami Strauss downed three blocks.
Bethel fell to Bethany 25-19, 22-25, 25-14, 25-18. Neira had 14 kills. Anderson set 33 assists. Bustillos had 20 digs, followed by Anderson with 15. Kurtzer downed three blocks.
Bethel fell to York 19-25, 22-25, 27-25, 26-24, 15-10. Kurtzer had 11 kills. Anderson set 33 assists. Neira served three aces. Bustillos had 29 digs, followed by Anderson with 14, Taylor Buessing with 11, Anna Stucky with 11 and VanderVeen with 10.
Bethel is 4-17, 2-14 in KCAC play. Bethel plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday at McPherson.
BC men fall
The Bethel College men’s soccer team fell to Kansas Wesleyan 3-0 Monday in KCAC play at Joe W. Goering Field.
Mauro Hipolito, Diego Rodriguez and Orphee Matafadi each scored a goal for KWU, 7-6 overall and 5-1 in KCAC play. Victor Tapia and Tim Doherty each had an assist.
KWU outshot Bethel 16-12, 10-4 on goal. Kobi Russom had seven saves in goal for Bethel. Luis Barrera had four saves for KWU.
Bethel falls to 7-6, 3-3 in KCAC play, dropping three straight game. Bethel hosts Tabor at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
1. KW Mauro Hipolito (Victor Tapia) 6:11
2. KW Diego Rodriguez (unassisted) 55:04
3. KW Orphee Matafadi (Tim Doherty) 73:27
Total shots — KW 9-7—16, BC 6-6—12. Shots on goal — KW 7-3—10, BC 2-2—4. Saves — KW: Luis Barrera (W) 2-2—4. BC: Kobi Russon (L) 6-1—7. Corner kicks — KW 2, BC 0. Fouls — KW 11, BC 6. Offside — KW 1, BC 0. Cautions — KW: James Davies 67:01, Doherty 75:51. BC: Joshua Clay 88:20.
GOESSEL — The Goessel High School volleyball team finished the regular season unbeaten after winning the Wheat State League Tournament Saturday in Goessel.
In a six-team round-robin, Goessel finished 5-0.
Goessel downed Little River 25-10, 25-16; Solomon 25-17, 25-15; Canton-Galva 25-18, 25-12; Herington 25-6, 25-6; and Rural Vista 25-10, 25-20.
Goessel is 36-0 and plays at the Class 2A sub-state Saturday in Marion.
Wheat State League
Saturday at Goessel
Team standings — Goessel 5-0, Rural Vista 4-1, Solomon 3-2, Herington 2-3, Little River 1-5, Canton-Galva 0-5.
Herington def. Canton-Galva 25-17, 25-17
Solomon def. Little River 25-23, 25-12
Rural Vista def. Canton-Galva 25-16, 25-15
Goessel def. Little River 25-10, 25-16
Rural Vista def. Herington 25-16, 25-15
Goessel def. Solomon 25-17, 25-15
Herington def. Little River 25-22, 25-18
Solomon def. Canton-Galva 25-15, 25-23
Rural Vista def. Little River 25-16, 25-22
Goessel def. Canton-Galva 25-18, 25-12
Rural Vista def. Solomon 23-25, 25-11, 25-21
Goessel def. Herington 25-6, 25-6
Solomon def. Herington 25-27, 25-23, 25-21
Little River def. Canton-Galva 25-15, 25-20
Goessel def. Rural Vista 25-10, 25-20
CLEARWATER — The Hesston High School volleyball team won the Clearwater Invitational Saturday.
“This is always a great tournament for us to play in the week before sub-state, and this year the competition was as strong as we have seen the a number of years, from top to bottom,” Hesston coach Jason Peters said. “Of the top four teams, any one of them could have won the tournament, as all played extremely well at different times throughout the day.”
In pool play, Hesston lost to Wichita Trinity Academy 25-22, 26-24; but beat Clearwater 25-19, 25-11; and Conway Springs 25-16, 25-15.
“After losing a tough opening match to Wichita Trinity, where we didn’t pass well and didn’t play with a lot of energy, we bounced back to play better against Clearwater and Conway Springs and come out of our pool in second place,” Peters said.
In the semifinals, Hesston edged Douglass 25-11, 18-25, 25-15.
“We were matched up with Douglass in the semifinals, who went 3-0 and had beaten Rose Hill in their pool,” Peters said. “We have lost to them in the semifinals of this tournament the past several years, but came out strong and won easily in the first set, struggled with passing and serving errors in the second set, but finished the match with a strong third set, jumping out to a large lead and making it to the championship match at this tournament for the first time in 16 years.”
In the finals, Hesston downed Rose Hill 22-25, 25-20, 25-15.
“Rose Hill was playing without their top hitter, who had sustained an injury earlier in the day, but they defeated Wichita Trinity in three sets in the other semifinal,” Peters said. “After going back and forth in the first set, we fell behind and couldn’t catch up, but came back strong in the second set to pull ahead toward the end and send the championship match to a third set. We were exhausted at this point in the day, but came up with some timely kills and blocks and great defensive hustle plays to pull ahead early and never give up the lead, winning the championship at this tournament for the first time since 2001.”
Mia Loganbill, Alaina Dunlavy and Kailey Jo Ince were all named to the all-tournament team. Ince was named the outstanding player of the tournament.
Hesston is 32-3 and hosts the Wichita Defenders and Lyons Tuesday in non-league play. Hesston hosts a Class 3A sub-state Saturday.
“We have had a tough stretch of 16 matches in the past two weeks against good competition that has worn us out a bit, but has also pushed us to play at a higher level and identify areas to keep working on,” Peters said. “If we can put together those stretches of high energy and good passing at the right times next week, we will have a chance to compete well at sub-state.”
vs. Wichita Trinity
Kills: Kailey Jo Ince 14, Mia Loganbill 6, Talby Duerksen 3, Rylie Schilling 1, Jada Mininger 1.
Assists: Alaina Dunlavy 25.
Aces: Duerksen 1, Dunlavy 1, Loganbill 1.
Blocks: Dunlavy 4, Duerksen 3, Schilling 2, Kailie Hamilton 1.
Digs: Ince 5, Dunlavy 5, Elise Kaiser 3, Schillling 3, Loganbill 1, Micheala Vogt 1.
Kills: Ince 11, Duerksen 3, Dunlavy 3, Loganbill 2, Mininger 1, Schilling 1.
Assists: Dunlavy 16, Kaiser 2, Schilling 1, Hamilton 1.
Aces: Duerksen 2, Dunlavy 1, Schilling 1, Ince 1, Kaiser 1.
Blocks: Schilling 4, Mininger 3, Duerksen 2, Dunlavy 2, Ince 1, Loganbill 1.
Digs: Kaiser 6, Ince 3, Loganbill 3, Hamilton 2, Dunlavy 1, Duerksen 1, Mininger 1.
vs. Conway Springs
Kills: Ince 8, Loganbill 6, Schilling 5, Mininger 5, Duerksen 4, Dunlavy 2.
Assists: Dunlavy 27, Loganbill 2, Ince 1.
Aces: Loganbill 2, Duerksen 1, Dunlavy 1, Ince 1.
Blocks: Schilling 3, Loganbill 2, Dunlavy 1, Duerksen 1.
Digs: Ince 6, Loganbill 6, Kaiser 6, Dunlavy 2, Schilling 2, Vogt 1, Duerksen 1.
Kills: Ince 18, Loganbill 8, Dunlavy 5, Duerksen 4, Schilling 2, Mininger 2, Hamilton 1.
Assists: Dunlavy 29, Loganbill 3, Ince 3, Schilling 2, Kaiser 1.
Aces: Dunlavy 1, Schilling 1, Ince 1.
Blocks: Duerksen 5, Loganbill 3, Dunlavy 1, Ince 1, Mininger 1.
Digs: Dunlavy 11, Ince 7, Kaiser 7, Loganbill 6, Schilling 3, Duerksen 2, Emily Koehn 1.
vs. Rose Hill
Kills: Ince 23, Duerksen 7, Schilling 6, Dunlavy 4, Loganbill 4, Mininger 2.
Assists: Dunlavy 40, Kaiser 2, Duerksen 2, Ince 1.
Aces: Schilling 2, Ince 1, Loganbill 1.
Blocks: Schilling 3, Loganbill 3, Duerksen 2, Ince 2, Mininger 1.
Digs: Dunlavy 14, Kaiser 12, Ince 11, Loganbill 10, Schilling 5, Duerksen 2, Koehn 1, Vogt 1.
CONCORDIA — The Hesston College women’s soccer team lost back-to-back games in NJCAA Region VI play.
Sunday, Hesston lost to Barton Community College 3-1. Monday, Hesston lost to Cloud County Community College 6-1. Saturday’s thunderstorms prompted the games to be moved to Sunday.
Against Barton, Miya Gonda scored for Hesston in the 34th minute, but Barton scored three goals in the second half from Thamires Lima, Shanai Jackson-Brown and Sydney Stutzman. Hesston was outshot 28-3. Vivi Rodriguez had seven saves for the Larks.
Against Cloud County, Joana Villanova scored two goals with an assist for CCCC. Angle Vergara added a goal with an assist. Ingrid Silva, Yasmidt Mendoza and Maryanne de Castro each added a goal.
Payton Yehnert scored for Hesston. Rodriguez had seven saves for the Larks.
Hesston is 9-9, 4-8 in Region VI play. Hesston plays at 4 p.m. Saturday in Goodland against Northwest Kansas Tech.
CONCORDIA — The Hesston College men’s soccer team dropped a pair of games in NJCAA Region VI play.
Hesston fell to Barton Community College 3-0 in Hesston and lost to Cloud County Community College 7-1 Monday in Concordia.
Gabriel Arraes De Al scored a goal with an assist for Barton. Steve Taylor and Francis Eto each added a goal. Bryson White had two saves and Luke Hertzler had five saves for Hesston.
Luiz Garcia had two goals with an assist for Cloud County. Guilherme Martins, Vitor Leitao, Christian Henao, Victor Famodimu and Murilo Vicente each added a goal.
Colin Williams scored for Hesston with an assist from Luis Roque. Luke Hertzler had 12 saves in goal for Hesston.
Hesston, 7-9-1 overall and 2-8 in Region VI play, hosts the Central Christian JV at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The Hesston College volleyball team split a pair of matches Friday on the road.
Hesston lost to MCC-Longview in three sets and beat the Ottawa junior varsity in three sets.
Hesston lost to Longview 25-9, 25-15, 25-18. Kylee Kasselman had eight kills. Cassidy King set 20 assists. Kylie Brenneman had nine digs. Sam Rossin downed three blocks.
Against Ottawa, Jade Gleason had nine kills. King set 31 assists. Brenneman had 20 digs, followed by Haley Unruh with 10. Rossin downed seven blocks.
Hesston is 10-13 and plays at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Scott Community College.
Udall 38, P-Burns 6
PEABODY — The Peabody-Burns football team fell to Udall 38-6 Friday in district play in Peabody.
The Warriors trailed 24-6 at the half.
Jess Philpott led the Warriors with 114 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Peabody-Burns falls to 2-5, 1-2 in district play, and plays Friday at Central of Burden.
S.Haven 48, Burrton 32
SOUTH HAVEN — The Burrton Chargers fell to South Haven 48-32 Friday in district play in South Haven.
Burrton trailed 20-6 at the half and 28-20 after three quarters, but was outscored 20-12 in the fourth quarter.
South Haven freshman Cooper Wolf hit seven of 14 passes for 125 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Chris Arreguin had 34 carries for 200 yards and three touchdowns. Colby Theurer added a rushing touchdowns. Rustin Blaylock had five catches for 106 yards and three scores.
Burrton’s stats were not reported.
Burrton drops to 1-6, 0-3 in district play. Burrton plays Friday at unbeaten Hutchinson Central Christian.