WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bethel College sports information director Josh Booth received three top-10 finishes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics-Sports Information Directors Association Publication and Media Contest.
Two of the awards came in the category of social media, which included the Bethel Athletics Facebook page and in digital media production, where Bethel was ranked ninth.
"I'm extremely proud of the steps we took this year in progressing the work we do in this department, and these awards are just icing on top of the cake," Booth said. "We wouldn't be able to publicize our student-athletes as strongly as we do without the fantastic work of our student-workers, or the cooperation we receive from the Thresher coaching staffs."
Bethel also placed eighth in Twitter growth.
"This shows the consistent product we are able to provide the Thresher faithful on social media, having earned recognition in all three social media platforms these last two years," Booth said. "Bethel had gone too long without getting our message out on these platforms, and the community and student-athletes are showing their support for what our teams do."
Bethel also was cited for its new Website, which was launched in September of last year.
"Seeing the new website unveiled last September was like taking a massive breath of fresh air,” Booth said. “We didn't win this category, but finishing in the top 10 of the entire NAIA after what he had been working with is a huge leap in the right direction. This wouldn't have been possible without the incredible support from our partnership with SIDHelp, as well as athletic director Tony Hoops and VP of marketing Lori Livengood."
Booth joined the Bethel staff in the 2016-17 school year. He is Bethel’s first full-time sports information director.
MULVANE — The Newton Rebels fell to the Mulvane Patriots 3-1 Sunday in Sunflower Collegiate League play in Mulvane.
Scoring details and statistics were not reported.
Mulvane is 11-4. Newton drops to 4-13. Newton hosts the Wichita Sluggers at 5 p.m. today in a doubleheader at Klein-Scott Field.
Three area G2 Heat softball teams reported results from play during the weekend.
The Heat 18U Henderson team finished the weekend 6-0.
The team downed the Xtreme Fast 16U 16-2. Kyleugh Poss finished three for three hitting with a home run and five RBIs. Alivia Lange finished two for three hitting with five RBIs. Aleah Urban each went two for four. Jenna Henderson drove in two runs. Henderson pitched three innings for the win, striking out nine. Bailea Crist struck out two in an inning.
The team beat the Wichita Sluggers 16U-Winegarner 19-5. Henderson and Urban each hit a home run. Henderson was two for four with four RBIs. Urban and Crist each went four for four with three RBIs. Aubrey Stevenson went three for three with two RBIs. Crist pitched three innings for the win. Henderson pitched one inning with two strikeouts.
The Heat downed the Kansas Bluesox 16U 10-1. Urban finished three for three with a home run and three RBIs. Henderson and Stevenson each went two for three with two RBIs. Shailey Clark went two for three with an RBI. Henderson pitched three innings for the win with four strikeouts. Crist struck out one in an inning.
The Heat beat the Bluesox a second time 7-6. Clark went two for two with three RBIs. Urban went three for three. Crist pitched two innings with a strikeout. Henderson finished the game for the win, striking out five in two innings.
The Heat downed the Clay Center Bees 3-0. Henderson pitched a no-hitter, striking out seven and walking five. Lange drove in two runs. Stevenson also drove in a run.
The Heat finished play with a 10-3 win over the Dawgs.
Henderson pitched a one-hitter, striking out six and walking six. Clark finished three for three, driving in three runs.
The team improves to 18-15-1.
The Heat 18U-Llamas team finished the weekend 4-2.
The Heat downed its sister team 5-4. Alex Llamas drove in two runs for the Heat-Llamas. Kaela Wade went three for three hitting with an RBI. Wade pitched 3 2-3 innings of relief for the win, striking out two. Gabi Palmer struck out one. For the other Heat team, Kyler Evancho took the loss with a strikeout.
The Heat-Llamas fell to Legit 3-2. Wade had two hits. Palmer and Llamas each drove in a run. Wade pitched the loss, striking out one.
The Heat-Llamas then fell to the Heat-Unruh 16U 8-5. Ashley Arellano drove in two runs for Heat-Llamas. Abby Hartung went two for two with an RBI. Wade went two for three. Llamas pitched three innings in the loss. Wade also pitched an inning.
The Heat-Llamas then beat the other Heat 18U team 7-3. Hartung drove in three runs. Amber Haskins drove in two. Wade threw 1 2-3 innings of relief for the win. Llamas struck out three in 2 1-3 innings.
The Heat-Llamas then downed Legit 7-2. Palmer went two for three with four RBIs. Wade went two for three. Wade pitched the win, striking out four.
The Heat-Llamas finished play with a 12-11 win over Velocity. Arellano, Palmer, Haskins and Emily Terbovich each drove in two runs. Liz Lumberas went two for two with an RBI. Wade pitched 1 2-3 innings of relief for the win, striking out four.
The Heat-Llamas is 16-14.
The Heat 14U-Lange team finished the weekend 2-2-1.
The Heat downed the Wichita Sluggers 14-6. Piper Seidl drove in two runs. Jillian George went two for two with an RBI. Gabby Dalbom struck out four in the win.
The Heat then lost to the Kansas Combat 4-2. Amie Yoder went two for two with an RBI. Heidi Meyer took the loss, striking out four.
The Heat tied the Winfield Wild 10-10. Yoder went two for two with two doubles and three RBIs. Dalbom and Meyer each went two for two with an RBI. Dalbom struck out three in two innings. Kailyn Olson also pitched an inning.
The Heat downed the Sluggers 10-4. Amber Smith went two for two with two RBIs. Allyson Lange and Rylee Schaffer each went two for three with an RBI. Seidl went two for two with an RBI. Olson pitched four innings for the win. Lange also pitched an inning.
The Heat lost to the Blue Sox 11-10.
Lange drove in two runs. Schaffer went three for three with an RBI. Yoder, Seidl and Reiley Wells each went two for three with an RBI.
The team is 10-23-2.
WICHITA — The Newton Dirtbaggers 14U baseball team finished the weekend 2-0.
Newton downed the Derby Longhorns 12-0. Caleb Koontz, Cade Valdez, Luke Hirsh and Austin Radke each drove in two runs. Joel Franz finished two for three with an RBI. Koontz and Joe Slechta each pitched two innings, combining on a no-hitter. Koontz struck out four in the win. Slechta struck out one.
The Dirtbaggers downed the Yellow Jackets 11-5. Kenyon Frost drove in three runs. Radke went two for three with two RBIs. Franz and Andrew Barron each went two for three with Franz driving in a run.
Luke Hirsh pitched four innings for relief for the win, striking out five. Valdez and Jake Schmidt also pitched.
The Dirtbaggers are 12-13.
Dykstra, Horstman 6, Fallwell (W, 2-1) 7, Karch 9 and Jackson; Banwart, Carvallo 7, Bowen 7, Harvey (L, 4-1) 8, Haynes 9, Vargas 9 and Nester. HR — SC: Sermo (5). W: Perez (8), Thomas (10). Time — 3:54. Attendance — 2,090.
Jordan (W, 6-1), Flores 6, Schuster 8, Markel 8, Broussard 9 and Kelly; Harman (L, 5-2), Boyle 7, Bowen 8, Hayes 8, Tillman 9 and Trowbridge. HR — SC: Austin (2), Sermo 7. Time — 3:18. Attendance — 1,457.