Railers swept

in league play

DERBY — The Newton High School volleyball team dropped a pair of matches Tuesday in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I play in Derby.

Newton fell to Derby 25-16, 22-25, 25-15; and Maize 14-25, 25-18, 25-22.

“Tonight did not turn out how we wanted it to,” Newton coach Jamie Dibbens said. “We had too many unforced errors and that made it so we couldn't gain a lot of momentum when we needed too. I'm proud of our team for not giving up. Are biggest challenge now is that we have to beat good teams on their court. We won't have another home game this season so finding a way to push points on the road will be important.”

Against Derby, Asha Regier had 16 kills while Gracie Rains had nine. Marah Zenner set 24 assists. Regier had 19 digs, followed by Olivia Antonowich with 13 and Zenner with 10.

Against Maize, Regier had 21 kills. Zenner set 25 assists. Rains had 12 digs.

Newton splits the league matches against both Maize and Derby.

Derby improves to 23-6, 9-1 in league play. Maize is 11-20, 6-5 in league play. Newton is 15-12, 7-2 in league play.

Newton competes at 9 a.m, Saturday at the Derby Invitational.

Hesston sweeps

league tri

LARNED — The Hesston High School volleyball team swept a Central Kansas League triangular Tuesday at Larned.

Hesston topped host Larned 25-15, 25-9; and Nickerson 25-16, 25-21. Nickerson downed Larned 14-25, 25-9, 27-25.

“We played with better energy and intensity tonight than we have in recent matches,” Hesston coach Jason Peters said. “We had a good night serving and had a strong hitting percentage. Against Nickerson, we jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the first set due to several aces and strong kills, along with some Nickerson errors. We were able to extend the lead to 21-5 before Nickerson made a run at the end of the set. The second set was closer, but we took an early 5-0 lead and then went back and forth with them for most of the set. Nickerson got within one point a few times late, but we did a nice job keeping our composure and staying positive when they would make a run. Hopefully these matches send us in the right direction as we will continue to face tough competition the next two weeks.”

Hesston is 16-7, 7-0 in CKL play. Hesston plays Thursday at Hoisington with Southeast of Salina and Beloit. Hesston then plays Saturday at the Council Grove Invitational.

JV — Hesston def. Nickerson 25-21, 25-22; Hesston def. Larned 25-5, 25-6.

C team — Hesston 5 def. Larned 25-5, 25-6; Hesston 4 def. Nickerson 25-13, 25-19.

Goessel sweeps

WSL finale

GOESSEL — The Goessel High School volleyball team closed out Wheat State League play with a pair of wins Tuesday at home.

Goessel downed Solomon 25-19, 25-23; and Canton-Galva 25-16, 25-18.

Goessel is 14-13 and hosts Moundridge and Inman Tuesday in non-league play.

BC golfers

sixth at KCK

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Bethel College golf team finished sixth Monday and Tuesday at the Kansas City (Kan.) Community College at the Dub’s Dread Golf Course.

Hutchinson Community College won the tourney at 608, followed by the Washburn University B team at 618 and the Rockhurst University B team at 632. Bethel had a team score of 699.

Charlie Crockett of Hutchinson was top medalist with an even-par 144, five strokes better than Cameron Riley of Kansas City.

Bethel was led by Parker Austin, who tied for third with Jared Burns of Washburn at 152. Austin shot a 74 in his second round and moved up 10 places.

Chase Anderson was 32nd at 176. Trae Gehring was 34th at 187. Shawn Bontrager was 35th at 191. Kyle Bevan tied for 36th at 194.

The meet ends the fall season for the Threshers.

Kansas City (Kan.) CC

Blue Devil Inv.

Dub’s Dread GC

Blue Course

Par 72, 6,798 yards

Team scores — Hutchinson CC 304-304—608, Washburn (B) 308-310—618, Rockhurst (B) 315-317—632, Kansas City (Kan.) CC 307-327—634, Barton CC 325-310—635, Bethel 350-349—699.

Top 10 — 1. Charlie Crockett HCC 72-72—144, 2. Cameron Riley KCK 72-77—149, T3. Parker Austin Btl. 78-74—152, T3. Jared Burns Wash. 77-75—152, T5. Tradgon McCrae HCC 78-75—153, T5. Carlos Conceicao Bar.CC 76-77—153, T5. Kyle Klopper HCC 74-79—153, 8. Caden Vanlandingham Wash. 77-77—154, T9. Peyton Wilson Wash. 77-78—155, T9. Luke Brugman Rock. 76-79—155, T9. Nathan McCulloch HCC 76-79—155.

Other Bethel scores — 32. Chase Anderson 90-86—176, 34. Trae Gehring 99-88—187, 35. Shawn Bontrager 89-102—191, T36. Kyle Belvin 93-101—194.

Newton grad

takes honors

WICHITA — Newton High School graduate Jana Boston, a senior at Friends University, was named the KCAC setter of the week for the week ending Sunday.

In three matches, Boston had four kills, 146 assists, 46 digs and four total blocks. She had a personal best 64 assists in a five-set win over Randall University.

She leads the conference in assists with 910 and is second in assists per set at 8.6.

Friends was 2-1 for the week and 11-15 for the season.

GOLF

Fox Ridge Monday Seniors

1. Ray Bogle, Ed Hodge, Ray Ruggles, Bob Gaede, Narci Larez 30.

2. Dewayne Morgan, Rob Younkin, Leo Griffith, Walt Long 32.

3. Carvin Thiessen, Tom Ware, Rick Hardacre, Ib Thomsen 33.

Closest to hole 3 — Ron Bogle. Longest putt on 9 — Steve Ferkins.

Next play — 9 a.m. Monday.

Fox Ridge Tuesday Seniors

1. Carvin Thiessen, Dewayne Morgan, Narci Larez, Walt Long -8.

2. Will Martling, Rick Hardacre, Leo Griffith, Ib Thomsen -5.

3. Dane Lawrence, Gary Eilert, Bob Schmidt, Orlyn Zehr -2.

Closest to the hole — Narci Larez. Longest putt — Dewayne Morgan.

Next play — 9 a.m. Tuesday.