NHS grad takes
job at HBU
HOUSTON — Newton High School graduate Taylor Stahly has been named the director of operations at Houston Baptist University.
HBU is an NCAA Division I school and a member of the Southland Conference.
Stahly is a recent graduate of Louisiana Tech, where she is among the top 3-point shooters at that school. She also spent two years at Hutchinson Community College, where she holds many of that school’s 3-point shooting records.
She was a third-team CoSIDA Academic All-American at the NCAA Division I level. She was named the Air Force Reserve Conference USA Winter Spirit of Service Award for her community involvement.
"I am thrilled to add Taylor to our staff," HBU coach Donna Finnie said. "I was a big fan of Taylor as a basketball player and she is coming from Louisiana Tech where she played for a great coach in Brooke Stoehr who teaches her players how to do things the right way, on and off the court. It was evident during my conversations with Taylor that her passion for the game and her commitment to excellence will help her adjust quickly to being on a coaching staff and she will be a great addition to the HBU family."
"Congratulations to HBU and Coach Finnie on the hiring of Taylor Stahly," Stoehr said. "She will be a great addition to their staff and represent their program and university in a first-class manner. Taylor's attention to detail and work ethic will benefit their staff and help make a positive impact on the students each day. I look forward to watching her grow as a young professional and following their program."
"I am very blessed to be joining Coach Donna and her staff at HBU," Stahly said. "I am excited to learn from this experience and grow as a person spiritually, academically and athletically each day. Basketball has been my passion from a young age and I am very thankful that I can give back to the game that has given so much to me as a player."
Houston Baptist was 9-19 last season, 4-14 in the Southland Conference.
signed by Condors
WICHITA — Wichita Thunder forward Steven Iacobellis was signed by the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League.
Iacobellis finished his second season with the Thunder, scoring 23 goals with 42 assists in 58 games last season. He played 16 games in the 2017-18 season, scoring three goals and four assists. He added two assists in five playoff games.
He also played one game last season with San Antonio of the AHL. He was invited to the Vancouver Canucks development camp at the start of last season.
Iacobellis attended UMass-Amherst, scoring 31 goals with 56 assists in 139 games.
THUNDER PICKS UP DOROWICZ — The Wichita Thunder acquired forward Spencer Dorowicz from the Cincinnati Cyclones to complete an earlier trade.
Dorowicz is a second-year pro from Robert Morris University, where he scored 23 goals with 36 assists in 140 games. He helped lead RMU to Atlantic Hockey Conference regular-season titles in 2015 and 2016.
He finished the 2017-18 season with an amateur tryout with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, scoring a goal in eight games. He played in 31 games with Cincinnati last season, scoring seven goals with six assists. He also scored a goal in three playoff games.
KALK SENT TO MAINE — Forward Corey Kalk was sent to the Maine Mariners to complete an earlier trade.
Kalk played 117 games at Dartmouth College, scoring 33 goals with 37 assists.
He started the season with the Orlando Solar Bears, scoring nine goals with nine assists in 36 games. He played 14 games with Wichita, scoring six goals with seven assists.
OPENING OPPONENT NAMED — The Thunder will open the 2019-20 season against the Indy Fuel Oct. 11 at INTRUST Bank Arena. Wichita will host the Rapid City Rush the following day.
The complete schedule is expected to be released shortly.
TITLE SPONSOR NAMED — Warrior Hockey has been named the title sponsor of the 2020 ECHL All-Star Classic, which will be played Jan. 21 at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita.
Warrior Hockey manufactures footwear and apparel for lacrosse and ice hockey players.
Bethany College has named Lorenzo Araujo as its new competitive cheer and dance programs.
Araujo is the owner and director of programs of the Fierce Athletics and Training Facility in Salina since 2014.
He also served as cheer and dance coach at Kansas Wesleyan from 2014 to 2016. He was the assistant cheer coach at Central Christian College from 2013 to 2014.
Araujo is a 2010 Bethany graduate.
set for Aug. 6
WICHITA — The KCAC Champions of Character Scholarship Golf Scramble will be Aug. 5 at the Falcon Lakes Golf Club in Basehor.
The tournament benefits the KCAC Champions of Character Scholarship Fund, as well as the Student-Athlete Leadership Team.
The entry fee includes green fees, cart rental, range balls, a box lunch, two drink tickets and dinner.
The registration deadline is July 26.
Registration is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fourth-annual-kcac-champions-of-character-scholarship-golf-scramble-tickets-62280766449.
WICHITA — Professionals Nick Heinen, Chase Hanna and Jordan Gumberg, and amateur Isaiah Jackson, have been given sponsors exemptions for the upcoming 30th Web.com Tour Wichita Open June 20 to 23 at the Crestview Country Club.
Heinen is a Web.com Tour member with limited status in 2019. He played at Oklahoma State.
Hanna is ranked 46th on the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica circuit. He won both the Kansas Amateur and Kansas Junior Amateur titles in 2013. He was an All-Big 12 and honorable mention All-American at Kansas.
Gumberg played at the University of Arizona where he was the Pac 12 runner-up. He played on the PGA Canadian Tour and the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica.
Jackson is a junior at the University of Memphis, which won the American Athletic Conference. He won the Patriot All-American Invitational.