NAIA Pre-Season Poll

Rank Last Year SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] RECORD POINTS

1. 1. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) [11] 35-0 371

2. 2. Dordt (Iowa) [3] 34-8 364

3. 4. Missouri Baptist 34-9 345

4. 3. Viterbo (Wis.) 40-2 341

5. 6. Park (Mo.) 32-4 328

6. 5. Westmont (Calif.) 36-4 298

7. 11. Northwestern (Iowa) 30-6 296

7. 7. College of Idaho 28-7 296

9. 10. Grand View (Iowa) 34-8 281

10. 9. Hastings (Neb.) 28-3 277

11. 13. Midland (Neb.) 21-11 248

12. 14. Montana Tech 25-10 238

13. NR. Southern Oregon 15-11 214

14. 18. Columbia (Mo.) 34-8 205

15. 12. Eastern Oregon 24-11 193

16. 17. Cornerstone (Mich.) 28-8 181

17. 20. Georgetown (Ky.) 22-6 175

18. RV. Doane (Neb.) 17-12 167

19. 8. Corban (Ore.) 27-9 156

20. 24. Madonna (Mich.) 29-7 130

21. 19. Bellevue (Neb.) 30-13 123

22. 22. Indiana Wesleyan 29-12 104

23. RV. Ottawa 30-13 103

24. 21. Northwest (Wash.) 24-10 95

25. 15. Jamestown (N.D.) 23-10 90

Dropped from the rankings: No. 23 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.), No. 25 Saint Xavier (Ill.), No. 16 Morningside (Iowa).

Others receiving votes: Embry-Riddle 88, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 77, Campbellsville (Ky.) 44, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 37, Marian (Ind.) 27, Morningside 18, Kansas Wesleyan 11, William Woods (Mo.) 6, Reinhardt (Ga.) 5, Aquinas (Mich.) 4, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 4, Mobile (Ala.) 4, Trinity Christian (Ill.) 3, Vanguard (Calif.) 3, Lourdes (Ohio) 3.

Entz posts


MANHATTAN — Newton High School grad Brookelynn Entz opened her sophomore season at Kansas State, scoring with an assist Sunday in a 4-0 Wildcat win over Oakland University at the K-State Soccer Complex.

Katie Cramer scored a goal with an assist. Chloe Fisher, Hannah Davis and Christina Baxter each added a goal.

Emma Malsy had two saves in goal for the Wildcats.

K-State held a 27-4 advantage in total shots, 13-2 on goal.

Friday, the Wildcats opened the season with a 1-0 win over Saint Louis in Manhattan.

Morgan Mauck scored for the Wildcats with an assist from Avery Green. Malsy had four saves in goal.

K-State was outshot 11-9, but held a 7-4 advantage in shots on goal.

The Wildcats are 2-0 and host Drake at 7 p.m. Thursday. The game will be Webcast on ESPN3.


Fling set

WICHITA — The schedule has been set for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Fall Fling Friday and Saturday at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

Bethel will take on rival Tabor at 11 a.m. Friday on court two, followed by Saint Mary at 3:30 p.m. on court three (in the back gym).

Play Saturday will be determined by Bethel’s finish Friday.

The complete schedule is listed below:

(court 1, court 2, court 3)

Friday’s matches

11 a.m. Kansas Wesleyan v. Sterling, Tabor v. Bethel, Friends v. Bethany

1:15 p.m. McPherson v. Avila, Oklahoma Wesleyan v. Southwestern

3:30 p.m. Ottawa v. Bethany, Kansas Wesleyan v. York, Saint Mary v. Bethel

5:45 p.m. McPherson v. Oklahoma Wesleyan, Avila v. Southwestern

8 p.m. Tabor v. Saint Mary, Ottawa v. Friends, Sterling v. York

Saturday’s matches

10 a.m. Silver - Semifinal #1, Silver - Semifinal #2, Bronze Pool A 3rd v. Pool D 4th

12:15 p.m. Gold - Semifinal #1, Gold - Semifinal #2, Bronze Pool C 3rd v. Pool D 3rd

2:30 p.m. Silver - Finals, Silver - Consolation, Bronze Pool B 3rd v. Pool D 4th

4:45 p.m. Gold - Consolation, Bronze Pool A 3rd v. Pool D 3rd

7 p.m. Gold - Finals, Bronze Pool B 3rd v. Pool C 3rd

New softball

coaches named

WICHITA – Tabor College softball coach Suzanne Unruh has been named the new softball coach at Friends University, while Friends coach Tony Segovia has been named the softball coach at McPherson.

Unruh was the KCAC softball coach of the year last season, leading the Bluejays 30-20 season, 17-5 in conference play to win the title. Tabor also won the KCAC post-season tournament and finished 1-2 in the NAIA National Tournament.

The team had five All-KCAC selections and 14 KCAC Scholar-Athlete selections.

In eight seasons, Unruh was 181-189 at Tabor.

"I am ecstatic we could attract such a highly respected coach," Friends athletic director Rob Ramseyer said. ”Suzanne is well respected throughout the region as a coach and as a person. She has won at a high level and we believe she will continue to do that here. Most importantly, she believes in Christian higher education and will create an environment within her program that will impact her student-athletes in all areas of their lives."

Unruh previously coached at Cowley College and Butler Community College. She served as an interim head coach at Butler. She played collegiately at Cowley and at Fort Hays State, claiming both All-Jayhawk and All-NJCAA Region VI honors at Cowley and All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honors at Fort Hays State. She also is a Derby High School grad.

Unruh inherits a team that finished 26-24 last season, 15-7 in KCAC play.

Segovia spent 14 seasons at Friends, where he was 454-212. He won seven regular-season titles at Friends and four KCAC post-season tournament titles. His teams qualified for the NAIA National Tournament six times His teams were ranked as high as 22nd on the NAIA final national poll.

Before coaching at Friends, Segovia spent five seasons as an assistant softball coach at McPherson. Segovia served as an assistant football coach at McPherson for four seasons.

Karen Harris has been named the interim head coach at Tabor.

A 2014 graduate of Tabor, she earned her masters from Tabor last spring.

Harris has been an assistant at Tabor the last three seasons, working with pitchers, catchers and recruiting. She played collegiately at Barton County Community College and at Tabor.

Wingnuts stop


WICHITA — The Wichita Wingnuts snapped a three-game losing streak by stopping the Winnipeg Goldeyes 5-3 Monday night in American Association play at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

The Goldeyes scored a pair of runs in the top of the fourth. Josh Mazzola and Gavin Stupienski each drove in a run on a sacrifice fly.

In the bottom of the fourth, John Nester drove in a run with an RBI single. Logan Trowbridge hit a one-run double. Leo Vargas hit a two-run double.

Chase Simpson hit an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth.

Grant Hayman hit an RBI double for the Goldeyes in the top of the eighth.

Casey Harman (10-4) went six innings for Wichita to get the win, allowing two runs, six hits, two walks and eight strikeouts. James Campbell allowed a walk and a strikeout in the seventh. Scott Kuzminsky allowed a run on three hits with two strikeouts in the eighth. Daniel Tillman allowed a hit with two strikeouts in the ninth for his 25th save this season.

Zach Nehrir went three for four hitting for Wichita.

Kevin McGovern (4-11) went 7 2-3 innings for Winnipeg in the loss, allowing five runs, 10 hits, four walks and 12 strikeouts. Jack Charleston retired the sole batter he faced.

Blake Adams went two for three for Winnipeg.

Wichita improves to 52-35. Winnipeg drops to 36-51. The two teams meet again at 7:05 p.m. today.

Monday’s game



McGovern (L, 4-11), Charleston 8 and Baker; Harman (W, 10-4, Campbell 7, Kuzminsky 8, Tillman (S, 25) 9 and Trowbridge. Time — 2:44. Attendance — 2,765.

Sunday’s game



Torrez, Thorpe 5, White (W, 1-0) 5, Shimo 7, Girodo 8, Grover (S, 11) 9 and Falsetti; Banwart (L, 6-4), Boyle 8, Tillman 9 and Nester. Time — 2:37. Attendance — 1,867.

Saturday’s game



Simms (W, 2-3), Girodo 7, Shimo 7, Downing 8, Grover 9 and Gonzalez; Kane (L, 5-3), Campbell 7, Bowen 8 and Nester. HR — W: Simpson (11). Time — 2:57. Attendance — 2,750.