Newton sports

meeting set

The Newton High School winter sports meeting will be 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the high school.

Parents and athletes are encouraged to attend. The meeting will cover team and Newton athletic department policies.

JV basketball

tourneys canceled

The Newton boys' and girls' junior varsity basketball tournaments Feb. 7 and 9 in Buhler have been canceled.

Thresher splits

pair of matches

McPHERSON — The Bethel College volleyball team is in contention for a home match in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference post-season tournament after splitting a pair of recent conference matches.

Bethel fell to Ottawa in five sets at home Saturday, snapping a six-match winning streak. Bethel rebounded to beat McPherson in three sets Monday in McPherson.

The win over McPherson was the 1,000th win for the Threshers in school history.

Bethel fell to Ottawa 23-25, 25-22, 25-12, 24-26, 15-11.

Ottawa was led by Keri Tanking with 17 kills, followed by Allie Arnold with 15 and Taylor Littleton with 12. Christa Hill set 52 assists and served three aces. Tanking had 19 digs, followed by Hannah Sittig with 14, Hill with 10 and Arnold with 10. Arnold downed eight total blocks, followed by Littleton with four and Hill with three.

For Bethel, Katie Neira had 13 kills, followed by Emma Hilgenfeld with 11. Amanda Ramsden set 24 assists. Veronica Pitchford served two aces. Ramsden posted 21 digs, followed by Monique Sutton with 16, Ashley Dishon with 14 and Hilgenfeld with 10. McKayla Brezina downed seven total blocks, followed by Claire McStravick with three.

Bethel downed McPherson 25-20, 25-17, 25-11.

Bethel was led by Hilgenfeld with 12 kills, followed by McStravick with seven. Ramsden set 32 assists. Tori Kaufman served three aces. Hilgenfeld had 13 digs, followed by Kaufman with 12. Dishon downed three blocks.

For McPherson, Taryn Lee had six kill, followedd by Renee Fredrickson and Cortlyne Huppe with five each. Phoebe Barton set nine assists, followed by Taylor Johnson with eight. Johnson had 12 digs, followed by Emily Warner with nine. Huppe downed five blocks, followed by Jill Johnson with four.

Ottawa is 21-9, 14-2 in KCAC play. McPherson is 10-17, 3-13 in KCAC play. Bethel is 17-14, 10-6 in KCAC play. The Threshers play at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Kansas Wesleyan and end the regular season at 7 p.m. Saturday at home against Friends.

Saturday's match

Ottawa (21-9, 14-2 KCAC) — (kills-aces-blocks) Roblez 0-1-0; Sterling 0-0-0; Arnold 15-1-8; Gunnels 0-0-0; Sutton 1-0-0; Enzbrenner 8-0-0; Tanking 17-2-1; Hill 4-3-3; Sittig 7-1-0; Littleton 12-0-4; Montemayor 0-0-0; Dickerson 0-0-0; Totals 64-8-12.0.

Bethel (16-14, 9-6 KCAC) — (kills-aces-blocks) Sutton 1-0-0; Kaufman 1-1-0; Dishon 5-1-1; Van Horn 0-0-0; Goertzen 0-0-0; Pitchford 0-2-0; Ramsden 3-1-2; Brezina 4-0-7; Hilgenfeld 11-0-0; McStravick 9-0-3; Neira 13-0-2; Totals 47-5-10.0

Ottawa 23 25 25 24 15 —3

Bethel 25 22 12 26 11 —2

Monday's match

Bethel (17-14, 10-6) — (kills-aces-blocks) Van Horn 1-0-2; McStravick 7-2-3; Buller 0-0-0; Kaufman 2-3-0; Neira 6-0-0; Hilgenfeld 12-0-2; Brezina 3-0-2; Ramsden 1-0-2; Pitchford 0-1-0; Dishon 5-2-3; Sutton 0-0-0; Totals 37-8-8.0.

McPherson (10-17, 3-11) — (kills-aces-blocks) T.Johnson 3-1-1; Kelley 0-0-0; Grimes 0-0-0; Jackson 0-0-0; Fredrickson 5-0-1; Barton 1-0-1; J.Johnson 2-0-4; Lee 6-0-0; Huppe 5-0-5; Ensz 0-0-0; Warner 0-0-0; Totals 22-1-8.0.

Bethel 25 25 25 —3

McPherson 20 17 11 —0

BC men ties

with Bethany

LINDSBORG — The Bethel College men's soccer team posted a 1-1 tie against Bethany Saturday in Lindsborg.

Bethany scored a goal in the 16th minute by Jackson McClure with an assists from Lucas Procopio. Bethel came right back to equalize in the 19th minute on a goal by Tavis King.

Jesus Hernandez had eight saves in goal for Bethel. Kayo Vaz had two saves for the Swedes. Bethel was outshot 21-3, 9-3 on goal.

Bethany is 7-8-2, 5-1-2 in KCAC play. Bethel is 7-7-3, 1-5-2 in KCAC play. Bethel is in eighth place in the KCAC, while the top six advance to the post-season tournament.

The only way Bethel can advance to the tournament is with a win in the season finale at 7:30 p.m. today against Tabor, coupled with a loss for Ottawa against Friends, a loss for Saint Mary to Kansas Wesleyan and a Southwestern win or tie against Sterling.

Bethel 1 0 (0-0) —1

Bethany 1 0 (0-0) —1

1. Bty. Jackson McClure (Lucas Procopio) 15:13

2. Btl. Tavis King (unassisted) 18:14

Total shots — Bethel 1-2-(0-0)—3, Bethany 5-10-(1-5)—21. Shots on goal — Bethel 1-2-(0-0)—3, Bethany 2-6-(1-0)—9. Saves — Bethel: Jesus Hernandez (T) 1-6-(1-0)—8. Kayo Vaz (T) 0-2-(0-0)—2. Corner kicks — Bethel 5, Bethany 6. Fouls — Bethel 13, Bethany 10. Offsides — Bethel 2, Bethany 3. Cautions — Bethel: Skylar Beike 78:46. Bethany: McClure 15:29, Ggerdon Lubin 35:09, Imran Lewis 95:14, Angelo Alessi 98:18.

Bethel women

fall to Bethany

LINDSBORG — The Bethel College women's soccer team was knocked out of the KCAC post-season race with a 1-0 loss to Bethany Saturday in Lindsborg.

Bethany scored on a goal by Sarah Henderson in the 84th minute.

Bethel was outshot 31-2, 13-2 on goal. Madison Wiles had 12 saves in goal for Bethel. Jovana Canales had two saves for Bethany.

Bethany improves to 6-9-2, 4-2-2 in KCAC play. Bethel falls to 7-9-1, 2-6 in KCAC play. Bethel ends the season at 5 p.m. today at home against Tabor.

Bethel 0 0 —0

Bethany 0 1 —1

1. Bty. Sarah Henderson (unassisted) 83:54

Total shots — Bethel 2-0—2, Bethany 15-16—31. Shots on goal — Bethel 2-0—2, Bethany 7-6—13. Saves — Bethel: Madison Wiles (L) 7-5—12. Bethany: Jovana Canales (W) 2-0—2. Corner kicks — Bethel 3, Bethany 10. Fouls — Bethel 4, Bethany 8. Offsides — Bethel 0, Bethany 3. Cautions — none.

Hesston women

end season

HUTCHINSON — The Hesston College women's soccer team ended the season with an 11-0 loss to 10th-ranked (NJCAA Division I) Hutchinson Community College Saturday in the Region VI quarterfinals in Hutchinson.

The Blue Dragons (14-1-1) advance to the semifinals 4 p.m. Thursday against Barton County at Hummer Sports Park in Topeka. Hesston ends the season 4-10-3.

Hesston was outshot 34-1. Skylar Tripp had 11 saves for the Larks. Jennifer Currie had no saves for Hutchinson, but still recorded the clean sheet.

Renee Gillespie had two goals and two assists for Hutchinson. Jen Rogers had two goals with an assist. Parfitt McNair added two goals. Aleise Williams had a goal with two assists. Claire Taylor, Melissa Zapata and Monica Lewis each added a goal. Hesston gave up an own goal.

Hesston loses nine sophomores out of 18 players.

Hesston 0 0 —0

Hutchinson 5 6 —11

1. Hut. own goal 6:14

2. Hut. Aleise Williams (Renee Gillispie) 7:03

3. Hut. Gillispie (Williams) 9:14

4. Hut. Claire Taylor (Karrie McNutt) 16:57

5. Hut. Melissa Zapata (unassisted) 18:02

6. Hut. Gillispie (Williams) 48:26

7. Hut. Parfitt McNair (Gillispie) 52:13

8. Hut. Monica Lewis (Jen Rogers) 60:11

9. Hut. McNair (unassisted) 71:47

10. Hut. Rogers (unassisted) 80:17

11. Hut. Rogers (Courtney Boswell) 82:25

Total shots — Hes. 1-0—1, Hut. 14-20—34. Shots on goal — Hes. 0-0—0, Hut. 9-13—22. Saves — Hes.: Skylar Tripp (L) 4-7—11. Hut.: Jennifer Currie (W) 0-0—0. Corner kicks — Hes. 0, Hut. 11. Fouls — Hes. 7, Hut. 11. Offsides — Hes. 0, Hut. 3. Cautions — Hut.: Rogers 89:57.

Thunder splits

weekend games

TULSA, Okla. — The Wichita Thunder split a pair of weekend games in ECHL play.

Saturday, Wichita downed Missouri 4-2. Danick Gauthier scored two goals. Alex Bourret and Jared Walker each added a goal. Tim Boron had 21 saves in goal for the win.

Sunday, Wichita fell to Tulsa 3-2 in a shootout loss. Nikita Kashirshy and Jared Walker each scored a goal for Wichita. Tyler Bunz had 21 saves in his debut for the Thunder. Tulsa won the shootout 2-1.

Wichita is 2-1-2, one point out of first place in the ECHL Central Division. Wichita hosts Rapid City at 7:05 p.m. Friday.

B-52s fall

in opener

ALLEN, Texas — The Wichita B-52s began their second season of play with a 7-6 loss to the Dallas Sidekicks Saturday in Major Arena Soccer League play at the Allen Events Center.

Jamie Lovegrove scored three goals with an assist to lead Dallas. David Shaun and Ricardo Cavalcante each scored a goal with an assist. Angel Rivillo amd Carlos Videla each added a goal.

Wichita was led by Carlos Farias with two goals and an assist. Alex Moseley scored two goals. Byron Alvarez scored a goal with two assists. Travis Pittman added a goal.

Wichita led 3-2 at the half and 6-4 after three quarters, but gave up three unanswered goals in the fourth quarter. Wichita was outshot 28-19.

Wichita hosts Tulsa at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Hartman Arena.