Regional track

meet moved

The Class 3A regional track meet scheduled for Friday in Beloit has been moved to Thursday because of weather concerns.

The meet start time will remain at 3 p.m.

Hesston has been assigned to that regional.

Newton 14U

team 1-2

The Newton 14U baseball team finished a slate of games 1-2.

Newton fell to the Rangers 4-2 Saturday.

Joe Slechta drove in both runs for Newton. Caleb Koontz and Joel Franz each went two for four hitting. Andrew Barron walked five, allowed one hit and struck out three in three innings. Jake Schmidt pitched an inning for the loss, walking two and striking out two.

Newton beat the Fielder’s Choice Aeros 9-3. Franz went two for two hitting with a triple and three RBIs. Koontz went two for three hitting. Slechta and Owen Mick each drove in a run.

Koontz pitched a complete game, allowing one earned run, four hits and two strikeouts.

Newton fell to Battle Baseball 10-3 Sunday. Cade Valdez, Owen Mick and Kenyon Forest each drove in a run.

Valdez pitched an inning for the loss, allowing one hit, three runs, two strikeouts and five walks. Slechta went three innings, allowing four earned runs, six hits, two walks and four strikeouts. Jake Schmidt allowed a hit, two runs and a walk.

Bethel signs

Lyndon senior

Bethel College women’s basketball coach Drew Johnson signed Claira Spurgeon of Lyndon to a letter of intent to play for the Threshers beginning this fall.

Spurgeon is a 5-foot-6 senior point guard at Lyndon High School, where she averaged 14 points a game and hit 43 percent from 3-point range. She holds the team 3-point shooting record and is among her team’s all-time leading scorers. She was a unanimous All-Flint Hills League selection and an honorable mention all-state pick.

"Claira comes to us as a highly talented scorer and leader of her high school team," Johnson said. "I look forward to watching her game grow as she has an intense love for basketball. Claira competes incredibly hard and has the intangible characteristics we really look for.”

Spurgeon intends to major in nursing at Bethel.

Bethel signs

Texas champ

Bethel College men’s basketball coach Jayson Artaz signed Jaylon Scott of Allen High School in Allen, Txas,

Scott is a 6-foot-4 guard for Allen High School, which finished 34-5 last season and won the Class 6A state title in overtime.

Scott was named the District 6 Defensive Player of the Year. He was named second-team to the all-state tournament team. He also was named the In-N-Out Burger Invitational Tournament MVP.

"I am very happy and excited to be a part of Bethel College," Scott said. "I look forward to the bright future of Thresher basketball.”

"We are very excited to get Jaylon up to Bethel, we feel like he is a great fit for our program both on and off the floor," Artaz said. “Jaylon is a long guard who is great defensively and can really shoot the ball. He comes from a winning program who won 6A state last year and that winning mindset will help our program tremendously. We look for Jaylon to have an immediate impact on the campus and our team."

Scott intends to major in business administration at Bethel.

KSHSAA names

state sites

TOPEKA — With changes in the classification system set to begin with the 2018-19 school year, the Kansas State High School Activities Association has named its fall sports championship sites.

The Class 6A and 5A state volleyball tournaments have been moved to the Tony’s Pizza Events Center in Salina. The Class 4A and 3A state volleyball tournaments have been moved to the Hutchinson Sports Arena. The Class 2A state volleyball tournament will be played at the Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays. The Class 1A state volleyball tournament will be held at White Auditorium in Emporia.

In the football championship games Nov. 24, Class 6A will be at Welch Stadium in Emporia, Class 5A will be at Carnie Smith Stadium in Pittsburg. Class 4A will be at the Hummer Sports Park football stadium in Topeka. Class 3A will be at Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson. Class 2A will be at Salina District Stadium. Class 1A will be at Lewis Field in Hays.

The eight-man football championships will remain at Fischer Field in Newton.

State gymnastics will be Oct. 20 at Shawnee Mission South High School.

Sites for girls’ tennis, girls’ golf, cross country and boys’ soccer will be set at a later date.

KSHOF hosts


WICHITA — The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame is sponsoring a pair of activities during Riverfest in Wichita.

The Hole-in-One Shootout will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2 with registration at the Boathouse. Participants have a chance to shoot golf balls across the Arkansas River with a chance to win prizes.

The Riverfest 3-on-3 basketball tournament is June 3. The registration fee includes four Riverfest buttons for the players.

Registration for the 3-on-3 tourney is available at

More information is available by e-mailing

Thunder signs

coach to extension

WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder signed coach Malcolm Cameron to a contract extension.

Cameron is 55-74-8 in two seasons with the Thunder. Last season, he led Wichita to a 34-30-8 record, the team’s most wins since joining the ECHL in 2014 and the most wins overall since the 2012-13 season. He led Wichita to its first-ever ECHL playoff spot and its first playoff berth since 2013.

Cameron is the team’s 13th head coach.

His next game will be his 700th as an ECHL head coach. Overall, he is 401-276-83 in the professional ranks and 39-26-7 in the Canadian major junior Western Hockey League.

"I look forward to building on our playoff run this past year," Cameron said. "I know the experience and disappointment will motivate the returning players. I'm proud that we were able to persevere through some tough times to get back into the postseason and will use this as a foundation in taking the team in a positive direction."

"We're happy to have Malcolm back behind the bench again next season," Thunder GM Joel T. Lomurno said. "Our goal when we hired Malcolm was to get the Thunder back to the playoffs and to bolster our relationship with NHL clubs, both of which we have achieved. I'm confident that he can guide us to another level next year and put together a nice playoff run."

Cameron oversaw the Thunder’s first-ever NHL affiliation in the 2016-17 season with the Ottawa Senators. Wichita player Jack Rodewald became the first Thunder player to reach the NHL under that agreement.

Last season, Wichita affiliated with the Edmonton Oilers.

SCHEDULE SET — Below is the Wichita Thunder 2018-19 schedule:

(game times have not been set)

Oct. 12 vs. Idaho

Oct. 13 vs. Allen

Oct. 19 vs. Allen

Oct. 20 at Allen

Oct. 27 at Tulsa

Nov. 2 at Kansas City

Nov. 4 vs. Utah

Nov. 7 vs. Utah

Nov. 9 vs. Utah

Nov. 11 vs. Allen

Nov. 13 at Kansas City

Nov. 16 vs. Kansas City

Nov. 17 vs. Kansas City

Nov. 20 at Tulsa

Nov. 21 vs. Tulsa

Nov. 23 at Kansas City

Nov. 24 at Tulsa

Nov. 27 vs. Kansas City

Nov. 30 at Allen

Dec. 1 at Allen

Dec. 4 at Tulsa

Dec. 7 vs. Rapid City

Dec. 8 vs. Rapid City

Dec. 9 vs. Rapid City

Dec. 14 at Fort Wayne

Dec. 15 at Cincinnati

Dec. 16 at Kalamazoo

Dec. 18 vs. Kansas City

Dec. 21 at Rapid City

Dec. 22 at Rapid City

Dec. 27 at Tulsa

Dec. 29 vs. Kansas City

Dec. 30 vs. Tulsa

Dec. 31 at Kansas City

Jan. 2 at Utah

Jan. 4 at Utah

Jan. 5 at Utah

Jan. 11 at Allen

Jan. 12 vs. Allen

Jan. 13 vs. Allen

Jan. 18 vs. Kansas City

Jan. 19 at Kansas City

Jan. 26 vs. Idaho

Jan. 27 vs. Idaho

Feb. 1 vs. Utah

Feb. 2 vs. Utah

Feb. 5 vs. Allen

Feb. 8 at Rapid City

Feb. 9 at Rapid City

Feb. 12 vs. Tulsa

Feb. 15 at Tulsa

Feb. 16 vs. Indy

Feb. 17 vs. Indy

Feb. 19 at Indy

Feb. 20 at Fort Wayne

Feb. 22 at Fort Wayne

Feb. 23 at Indy

March 1 vs. Rapid City

March 6 at Idaho

March 8 at Idaho

March 9 at Idaho

March 15 at Kansas City

March 17 at Allen

March 23 vs. Tulsa

March 24 vs. Tulsa

March 27 vs. Utah

March 29 vs. Tulsa

March 30 at Allen

April 3 vs. Kalamazoo

April 5 vs. Allen

April 6 vs. Allen

April 7 at Tulsa