League meet

moved to BC

The Heart of the Plains League-Wheat State League cross country meet scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday has been moved to the Bethel College cross country course north of the BC campus and adjacent to the Mennonite Central Committee Center because of the weather.

Area teams Goessel and Burrton will be competing at the meet.


game moved

The Hesston College women’s soccer game against Hutchinson Community College has been moved to Buhler High School Stadium at 7 p.m. Wednesday because of field conditions at both sites.

Bethel swept

by Friends

WICHITA – The Bethel College volleyball team fell to Friends in three sets Tuesday night in KCAC play at the Garvey Center in Wichita.

Bethel fell 25-16, 25-15, 25-20.

Friends was led by Madlyn Swinicki with 13 kills. Newton High grad Jana Boston set 28 assists. Destani Garten had 16 digs, followed by Korianna Tullis with 15, Kylee Glahn and Ashtyn Wuthrich with 11 each and Boston with 10. Swinicki downed six blocks.

Jordyn Allen led Bethel with nine kills. Avery Myatt set 10 assists. Kaylee Vanderveen served two aces. Rachel Bustillos had 21 digs, followed by Nicole Klusener with 15.

Friends improves to 13-15, 3-4 in KCAC play. Bethel drops to 5-15, 2-4 in KCAC play. Bethel hosts York College at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Bethel beat York in three sets earlier this season.

Bethel (5-15, 2-4 KCAC) — (kills-aces-blocks) Taylor Buessing 0-2-0; Avery Myatt 1-0-0; Rachel Bustillos 0-0-0; Kaylee VanderVeen 0-2-0; Kendra Gooden 0-0-1; Jordyn Allen 9-0-1; Sage Westerfield 2-0-0; Ivy Bringer 6-1-1; Jensen Roth 0-0-0; Nicole Klusener 4-1-1; Mia Loganbill 4-0-1; Julie Donecker 0-0-0; Ally Pearce 0-0-0. Totals 26-6-3.0.

Friends (13-15, 3-4 KCAC) — (kills-aces-blocks) Madalyn Swinicki 13-0-6; Addie Dulac 0-0-0; Kylee Glahn 0-1-0; Ashleigh Hunter 4-0-0; Melanie McCormick 0-0-0; Jana Boston 1-0-1; JaNay Maggett 1-0-0; Olivia Naccarato 5-0-0; Kelsey Rambo 0-0-0; Emily Thompson 8-0-2; Abigail Knittel 0-0-1; Ashtyn Wuthrich 1-1-0; Tiffany Hurd 4-0-3; Korianna Tullis 0-0-0; Destani Garten 0-0-0; Samantha Naake 2-0-0. Totals 39-2-7.0.



Assist leaders — BC: Myatt 10, VanderVeen 9. Fr.: Boston 28. Dig leaders — BC: Bustillos 21, VanderVeen 15. Fr.: Garten 16, Tullis 15, Glahn 11, Wuthrich 11, Boston 10.

Newton soccer

squad falls

DERBY — The Newton High School boys’ soccer team fell to Derby 3-1 Tuesday in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I play in Derby.

The Railers scored first on a goal by Santiago Fernandez with an assist from Mikey Parga. Derby tied the game with 2:10 left in the first half and took the lead 10 minutes into the second half.

Derby put the game out of reach with a goal late.

Derby is 12-2, 5-0 in league play. The Panthers

Newton falls to 3-10 overall, 1-4 in AV-CTL I play. Newton plays at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Andover Central, currently 11-0-1.

The junior varsity lost 5-0.

Swathers claim

share of CKL

LINDSBORG — The Hesston High School volleyball team claimed a share of the Central Kansas League titles after a split Tuesday in Lindsborg.

Hesston fell to Pratt 25-17, 25-22; and came back to down Smoky Valley 25-23, 25-17. Pratt topped Smoky Valley 18-25, 25-18, 25-15.

Hesston is 24-5, while Pratt is 28-4 and Smoky Valley is 13-17. Hesston, Nickerson and Pratt all finish league play 8-1 and will share the league title.

“It was a struggle all night to find the energy and intensity that we had last weekend,” Hesston coach Jason Peters said. “We had our moments at times against Pratt, but made too many serving and hitting errors that prevented us from capitalizing on any momentum we were able to get. It was disappointing that we weren’t able to have a strong performance against them that would have given us a chance to win the league title outright.

“We were able come back against Smoky Valley with improved energy and played better overall, but we need to find a way to pick ourselves up quicker when things aren’t going our way. We will get several more chances to figure it out with a tough matchup on Thursday at Maize South, and then a strong tournament at Clearwater on Saturday.”

Hesston plays at Maize South at 6 p.m. Thursday. The Mustangs are ranked eighth in the Class 5A coaches poll.

Smoky Valley tri

Pratt def. Smoky Valley 18-25, 25-18, 25-15

Pratt def. Hesston, 25-17, 25-22

Hesston def. Smoky Valley 25-23, 25-17

JV results

Pratt def. Hesston 25-23, 18-25, 15-12

Smoky Valley def. Hesston 25-21, 25-16

Goessel splits

at Moundridge

MOUNDRIDGE — The Goessel High School volleyball team split a pair of matches Tuesday at Moundridge.

Goessel downed Inman 25-20, 12-25, 25-17; and lost to host Moundridge 25-10, 25-19.

Goessel is 20-11 and plays Saturday at the Wheat State League tournament in Canton.

Hesston men

claim win

McPHERSON — The Hesston College men’s soccer team claimed a 1-0 win over the McPherson College junior varsity Tuesday at McPherson Stadium.

Dewayne Taylor scored the game winning on a free kick.

The Larks break a six-game losing streak.

Hesston is 2-11-1 and hosts Garden City Community College at 7 p.m. Saturday in Jayhawk West play.

HC spikers

fall to JCCC

HESSTON – The Hesston College volleyball team fell to Johnson County Community College in four sets Tuesday at Yost Center in Jayhawk East play.

Hesston fell 20-25, 29-27, 25-21, 25-17.

Kylee Kasselman led Hesston with eight kills. Faith Hallmark set 18 assists. Annalys Hanna served three aces. Hanna had 23 digs, followed by Hallmark with 13, Kasselman with 13 and Macey Murray with 11. Hallmark and Samantha Rossin each downed eight blocks.

Johnson County’s stats were not reported.

Johnson County is 22-3 and is the Jayhawk East co-leader at 7-0. Hesston drops to 10-12, 2-4 in conference play.

Hesston plays Thursday at Labette Community College in Parsons.