Editor’s note:

Information on the following two stories were not received in time to be included in the Kansan’s Winter Sports Preview section.

BA boys shoot

for success

ELBING — The Berean Academy boys’ basketball team will look to continue its success from the past few seasons.

Lewis Wiebe begins his 25th season at Berean, where he is 438-127. His career record as a head coach is 600-199.

He is assisted by Joel Stucky.

Berean went 18-4 last season, 6-3 in Heart of America League play and lost in the sub-state semifinals.

Returning starters include Devin Rust (6-6, sr., P, 8.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg) and Kiegan Vogt (6-1, sr., G, 7.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg).

Other returning letterwinners include Chad Unruh (6-1, sr., F 4.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg) and Caleb Bisterfeldt (5-10, sr., G, 5.0 ppg).

“We should have a very competitive team with good quickness, good depth, and pretty good shooters,” Wiebe said. “I feel like we can score inside and outside and if we can develop into a good defensive team we have a chance to be a good team.”

Wiebe looks for Inman, Hutchinson Trinity, Moundridge, Marion and Sedgwick to be among the top contenders in the HOAL this season. Top non-league opponents include Cheney, Caldwell and the fields of the Marion and Burrton tournaments.

Warrior girls

feature experience

ELBING — The Berean Academy girls’ basketball team return four starters for the 2018-19 season.

Kristin Wiebe begins her 14th season, assisted by Jason Wine. Wiebe is 245-63 in her career.

The Warriors were 17-6 last season, taking fourth in Heart of America League play. The Warriors lost in the Class 2A sub-state finals to Inman 43-40.

Returning starters include Brooke Wiebe (jr., G), Mallory Wiebe (sr., G-F), Clara Eldridge (sr., G) and Courtney Slabach (jr., F).

Other returning letterwinners include Miranda Wiebe (so., G), Brittney Wiebe (so., G), Erin Mullins (so., F), Laniese Penner (sr., G) and Ashtyn Matzek (jr., G).

A top freshman propect is Anna Eldridge (5-7, G).

“We will be young and scrappy, hoping to make our mark on the defensive end of the court as we progress throughout the season,” Kristen Wiebe said.

The Warrior coach looks at Sterling, Inman and Hutchinson Trinity as the teams to beat in the HOAL.

Nickel attempts

fund raiser

Kevin Nickel will be attempting a cross-state biking record beginning today as a fund raiser for Tabor Mennonite Church in rural Goessel.

Those interested in contributing may do so at https://www.gofundme.com/kansas-bicycle-record-for-tabor-mennonite-church.

Tabor names

new coach

HILLSBORO — Tabor College named Marshall Goenawan as its new volleyball coach, succeeding interim coach Tesha Werth.

Both succeeded Amy Ratzlaff, a Bethel College alumn, who led the Bluejays for 19 seasons.

Goenawan is currently the assistant coach and lead tryout evaluator for the USA Volleyball Indoor High Performance program.

He also served as an assistant coach at Piedmont International University, a National Christian College Athletic Association Division I school in Winston-Salem, N.C.

He has also coached a number of high school and club teams. He is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association. He holds IMPACT coaching certification and Level 1 accreditation from USA Volleyball.

"Tabor College has a unique experience and tradition of excellence on and off the volleyball court,” Goenawan said. “The eagerness of players to play at the next level was evident during my visit to the school and I am excited to continue the tradition of excellence while I'm there.

“We strive to provide players an opportunity to have fun, make friends, gain experience on and off the court. Teach values, such as teamwork, patience, positive attitude while building character and a lifelong love of the sport. In everything we do, we hope to bring joy in the Kingdom of God and to play for His glory.”

Tabor was 14-17 last season, 4-8 in KCAC play. The Bluejays fell to McPherson in the quarterfinal round of the KCAC post-season tournament.

Goenawan will begin his duties Jan. 14.

Thunder signs

MSU alumn

WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder signed former Michigan State goaltender Ed Minney Thursday.

A native of Wind Gap, Pa., Minney spent the past three seasons at Michigan State, where he was 5-18-4 with a 3.72 goals-against-average and an .882 save percentage.

Minney finished last season with the Indy Fuel, playing in one game, allowing a goal and posting nine saves.

He started this season with the Manchester Monarchs, where he didn’t play. He played eight games with the Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League, going 2-5-1 with a 3.00 GAA and a .906 save percentage.

Before attending Michigan State, he played a year with the U.S. National Developmental Team, where he was 2-18-2 with a 4.52 GAA and an .880 save percentage. He then spent a season with the U.S. National Under 18 Team, winning a World Junior Championship gold medal in 2014.

The signing was prompted by the Edmonton Oilers reassigning goalkeeper Dylan Wells to the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League.

Wells played 11 games with Wichita this season, going 5-3-0 with a 2.92 GAA and a .913 save percentage.

Defenseman Jared Wilson also was recalled to Bakersfield. Wilson played 23 games with Wichita this season, scoring a goal with eight assists.

Wichita also signed veteran forward Cam Reid, a seven-year pro, who played with five different teams in the ECHL, eight different teams in the AHL, a team in the pre-merger CHL (Denver Cutthroats) and two teams in the German second division.

He played in three playoff games with Wichita last season, posting an assist.

Reid was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

In 347 pro games, Reid has 82 goals with 153 assists. In 43 playoff games, he has 13 goals with 19 assists,