Andover Central Inv.
Team scores — Andover 313, Andover Central 323, Andale 328, Augusta 329, Wellington 341, Valley Center 344, Goddard Eisenhower 351, Hesston 357, Maize 361, Buhler 391, Wichita Collegiate 398, Goddard 416.
Top 10 — 1. Cooper Schultz AC 36-38—74, 2. Zach Sokolosky Ando. 40-35—75, 2. Reed Pierce VC 34-41—75, 4. Martin Nuessen Aug. 38-38—76, 5. Patrick Chan Ando. 36-41—77, 6. Nolan Meyer Anda. 38-40—78, 6. Peyton Wilson AC 38-40—78, 6. Jake Becker Aug. 37-41—78, 9. Mateo Villegas GE 41-38—79, 9. Chase Oberg Ando. 41-38—79, 9. Tyler Trudo GE 40-39—79.
Hesston scores — Tanner Bachman 42-43—85, Grant Brenneman 42-45—87, Trevor Koehn 46-45—91, Jordan Roth 47-47—94, Tyler Bachman 49-48—97, Kitt Regier 57-45—102.
Prep Boys’ Rankings
Class 6A — 1. Blue Valley West (last week 1), 2. Blue Valley Northwest (2), 3. Shawnee Mission East (3), 4. Blue Valley North (4), 5. Lawrence Free State (5). Others: Olathe Northwest, Olathe North, Manhattan.
Class 5A — 1. Wichita Carroll (1), 2. Arkansas City (3), 3. St. James Academy (4), 4. Goddard Eisenhower (2), 5. Maize (5). Others: Valley Center, Shawnee Mill Valley, NEWTON.
Class 4A — 1. Wichita Collegiate (1), 2. McPherson (2), 3. Independence (3), 4. Andover Central (4), 5. Bishop Miege (5). Others: Abilene, Parsons, Buhler.
Class 3-2-1A — 1. Kansas City Christian (1), 2. Central Plains (2), 3. Sterling (3), 4. HESSTON (4), 5. Conway Springs (5). Others: Maranatha Academy, Wichita Independent, Hutchinson Trinity.
The Bethel College softball games against Oklahoma Wesleyan have been moved to 1 p.m. today at Wedel Field.
The Bethel men’s tennis match against Kansas Wesleyan has been moved to 2 p.m. The women’s match will start at 4 p.m. as scheduled.
SAN DIEGO — Bethel College senior soccer player Lucas DuPriest was named the recipient of the A.O. Duer Scholarship Award from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
DuPriest was the second Bethel athlete to be named to the award. The first was David Lusk in 1991.
The award is “given to student-athletes who are strong academically, have sound character, and demonstrate solid citizenship.”
“"Winning an award is always special, and receiving the A.O. Duer Scholarship is obviously especially significant," DuPriest said. "The scholarship, the travel to San Diego, and the awards ceremony has been a once in a lifetime experience. I could not be more thankful to all of those who wrote recommendation letters; they are the reason I was able to receive this award.”
He was honored at the NAIA Awards Luncheon Monday in San Diego.
DuPriest is a native of Fjaras, Sweden.
Bethel College women’s basketball coach Adam Esses signed Autumn Walter of Arma Kadi Relph of Brookville to a letter of intent to play for the Threshers beginning this fall.
Walter is a 5-9 forward for Arma Northeast High School. She averaged 8.6 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 3.2 steals and 2.0 blocked shots a game as a senior. Northeast finished 10-11 last season. She was a first-team All-Three Rivers League selection. She is a three-time all-state selection and was an honorable mention all-state pick as a senior.
Walter is the all-time rebound leader at Northeast with 736. She scored 832 points to make her the first member of the school’s 800-700 club. She also has more than 200 steals.
"From the first time I saw her play to when she first visited campus, I knew she would be a fantastic addition to our program and the Bethel community,” Esses said. “We are happy to have her.”
Relph average 12 points and six rebounds a game as a senior at Ell-Saline High School. She was an honorable mention All-Heart of America League selection. She scored a season-high 28 points against Ness City.
"Kadi is such a versatile athlete that can score inside, but also shoot the three," Esses said. "She has all the intangibles that will make her a great player in the KCAC. I am so thrilled to have her become a Thresher.”
Bethel College women’s soccer coach Antony Turini signed Rachel Craft of Colorado Springs to a letter of intent to play for the Threshers beginning this fall.
Craft played the last two seasons at Barton Community College, where she scored three goals with three assists last season in 16 games, starting 13.
She helped lead Barton to a 9-6-1 record, 5-3 in Jayhawk Conference West play, taking second. Barton lost in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Region VI playoffs.
She played high school soccer at St. Mary’s in Colorado Springs, where she scored 23 goals as a senior, leading her team to a 14-4 record.
She was an honor roll student at Barton. She intends to major in social work.
The Hesston High School boys’ tennis team finished seventh Monday at the Wichita Collegiate Invitational.
Hesston downed Kapaun-Mt. Carmel 27-25. Maize was third at 23, followed by Wellington at 22, Wichita Collegiate at 20, Derby at 11 and Andover Central at seven.
Mason Barber finished 1-2 at first singles to take sixth. Jeb Carlson won second singles at 3-0. David Casimir and Isaac Decker finished 2-1 at first doubles to take third. Brendan Boles and Aaron Fuqua finished 1-2 at second doubles to place second.
“I was pleased with our day,” Hesston coach Mark Dahlsten said. “We played hard and competed well in each match. I am encouraged, but realize we still have some things to get better at.”
Wichita Collegiate Inv.
Team scores — Hesston 27, Kapaun-Mt. Carmel 25, Maize 23, Wellington 22, Wichita Collegiate 20, Derby 11, Andover Central 7.
First singles — 6. Mason Barber: QF. L Klimink KMC 8-0, CSF. W Schrader AC 8-7 (7-5), 5th. L Bowman Der. 8-1.
Second singles — 1. Jeb Carlson (3-0): W Sacket Der. 8-3, W Gooding Mai. 8-3. F. W Long Well. 8-4.
First doubles — 3. David Casimir-Isaac Decker (2-1): QF. W Amdedee-Redfern AC 8-6, SF. L Kratzer-Ohmes Mai. 8-1, 3rd. W Kempf-Richardson KMC 8-4.
Second doubles — 2. Brendan Boles-Aaron Fuqua (1-2): L Larson-Karsak Der. 8-6, W Lebrand-Outhout Wel. 8-3. F. L Khounsombath-Kopycisli Mai. 8-3.
HALSTEAD — The Hesston High School softball team snapped a long losing streak with a pair of wins Tuesday over rival Halstead in Central Kansas League play at Riverside Park in Halstead.
Hesston won the first game 11-1 in five innings on the 10-run rule. Hesston won the second game 14-9.
In the first game, all of the runs were scored in the first three innings of play.
Emily Shirley went three for four hitting with three RBIs. Kailey Jo Ince went two for three with three RBIs. Alaina Dunlavy went three for four hitting.
Daphne Williams went two for three hitting for Halstead.
Kayla Ewert went the distance pitching for Hesston, allowing one run on five hits with three walks and two strikeouts.
Sky Werner took the loss for Halstead, allowing 11 runs on 12 hits with three walks and one strikeout.
In the second game, Hesston led 13-6 after two innings, holding the Dragons off the rest of the way.
Shirley went three for four hitting with three RBIs. Rylie Schilling went two for four with three RBIs. Ewert drove in two runs. Ince went two for five with an RBI. Kinsley Miller went two for three hitting.
Kayla Newman went five for five hitting for Halstead with an RBI. Sky Werner and Selena Morris each went two for four.
Kyler Evancho was the winning pitcher. Hesston used three other pitchers. Madyson Beckett took the loss in a complete game for Halstead.
Hesston is 2-4 and hosts Haven Tuesday. Halstead is 0-4 and hosts Lyons Tuesday.
Ewert (W) and n/a; Sk.Werner (L) and n/a.
Ewert, Shirley 2, Evancho (W) 3, Ziegler 7 and n/a; Beckett (L) and n/a.
MARION — The Sedgwick Cardinal baseball team claimed a split with Marion Tuesday in Heart of America League play.
Sedgwick won the first game 10-7. Marion won the nightcap 10-3.
Down 4-1 in the first game, Sedgwick scored six runs in the top of the fourth, two more in the fifth and one in the seventh. The Cardinals then held off a comeback in the bottom of the seventh.
Andrew Hoffsommer threw five innings for Sedgwick in the win, striking out seven. Neal Bever finished the game for the save, striking out five.
Hoffsommer had two hits for Sedgwick. Bever drove in three runs. Brayden Francis drove in two runs.
Nathan Baldwin had two hits and two RBIs for Marion. Baldwin also struck out four in three innings pitching.
In the second game, Sedgwick scored two runs in the top of the second, but gave up five runs in the bottom of the second, three more in the third, one in the fourth and one in the fifth. Sedgwick added a run in the top of the fourth.
Sam Zinn had three hits for Marion. Evan Heilderbrik and Mason Pedersen each had two.
Seth Savage threw six innings for Marion, striking out three. Peyton Heidebrecht struck out three in the seventh inning.
Chris White threw 4 1-3 innings for Sedgwick. Colton Smith threw 1 2-3 innings, striking out three.
Sedgwick is 3-1 and plays today against Bluestem in Leon.
Hoffsommer (W), Bever (S) 6 and n/a; Marion battery n/a.
White (L), Smith 5 and n/a; Savage (W), Heidebrecht 7 and n/a.
MARION — The Sedgwick High School softball team split a pair of games Tuesday at Marion in HOAL play.
Sedgwick won the first game 24-14 in six innings on the 10-run rule. Marion won the second game 10-6.
Sedgwick scored seven runs in the first inning of the first game and led 10-8 after three innings. The Cardinals then scored 10 runs in the next two innings. Marion scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Sedgwick closed out the win with four runs in the sixth.
Melissa Juhnke, Ashton McGinn and Gracie Mabry each had three hits for Sedgwick. Bailey Zerger and Macie McGinn each drove in four runs. Ashton McGinn drove in three.
Avery Blank pitched six innings for Sedgwick, striking out seven. Shelby Felvus struck out two for Marion in 4 1-3 innings.
Tied 5-5 in the second game, Marion scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Sedgwick added a run in the seventh.
Kylie Charles had three hits and two RBIs for Sedgwick, Juhnke had two hits. Valerie Hicks drove in three runs.
Taylor May had three hits and three RBIs for Marion.
Felvus pitched for the win for Marion, striking out seven. Blank struck out two in 5 2-3 innings for Sedgwick.
Sedgwick is 3-1 and plays today at Leon Bluestem.
MOUNDRIDGE – The Moundridge High School softball team claimed a pair of close wins over Remington Tuesday in Heart of America League play in Moundridge.
The Wildcats won the first game 13-11 and the second game 13-12.
In the first game, Moundridge trailed 5-1, but scored 10 runs in the bottom of the third inning. Remington scored three runs in the sixth inning and two more in the seventh.
Chelsea Knight had three hits and three RBIs for Moundridge. Zaelynn Foth added three RBIs.
Lizzy Sweatland and Adeline Reese each had three hits for Remington. Reese had two RBIs.
Jadah Moore pitched for the win for Moundridge, striking out seven. Morgan Thunberg struck out six for Remington.
In the second game, Remington led 8-2, but gave up 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth. Remington scored four unanswered runs, but Moundridge scored in the bottom of the seventh to win the game.
Keira Sebrant had two hits and three RBIs for Moundridge. Jasmine Walls had two RBIs.
Reese had two hits and four RBIs for Remington. Thunberg added two hits.
Moore and Seabrant each struck out three for Moundridge. Thunberg had two strikeouts for Remington.
Moundridge is 4-2 and plays Tuesday at Canton-Galva. Remington is 0-4 and plays today at Little River.
Thunberg (L) and n/a; Moore (W) and n/a.
Moore, Sebrandt (W) 5 and n/a; Hoover, Thunberg (L) 4 and n/a.
The Newton 2017 Future Railers Basketball Camp is 1 to 3 p.m. June 12 to 15 at Ravenscroft Gym for boys entering grades three through eight.
The camp will feature instruction from NHS boys’ basketball camp Andy Hill and his staff.
There will be daily competitions include including knock out, hot-shot and five-on-five.
For more information or to request a registration form, call Hill at (316) 619-4396 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
LINDSBORG — Bethany College men’s basketball coach Clair Oleen has announced his retirement after 38 years as a coach.
Oleen spent 36 years as a head coach at Bethany. He spent 12 years as Bethany’s women’s coach. He spent the next 24 years leading the men.
He is 541-487 all-time as a head coach. He had 208 wins with the women and 333 wins with the men. He is the winningest head coach for both programs. With the women, the team won the KCAC title in 1983 and advanced to the NAIA Region 10 playoffs 10 times.
With the men, the team won three KCAC post-season tournament titles and three NAIA Division II national tournament appearances. The team reached the championship game in 2003.
"Coach Oleen has done so much for Bethany College in his 38 years of service. He embodies our core value of servant leadership," Bethany President William Jones said. "His loyalty to Bethany through the years demonstrates his love for the college and his commitment to his players."
called up to AHL
WICHITA — Wichita Thunder forward Chris Leblanc was recalled to the Binghampton Senators of the AHL.
Leblanc was signed to an amateur tryout contract and played in seven games with Wichita this season, posting five assists. He also played five games with Binghampton.
Leblanc recently finished his senior season with Merrimack College, where he scored five goals with 10 assists in 27 games. He scored 22 goals with 26 assists in 113 college games.
WICHITA — The Wichita Wingnuts signed four players for the upcoming season.
Players signed include infielder Harrison Kain, infielder Shane Hoelscher, shortstop Leo Vargas and pitcher Alex Boshers.
Kain is a seven-year pro who spent his entire career in the American Association. He came to Wichita in the 2015 season. Last year, he hit .358 with three home runs with 48 RBIs.
Lifetime, he hit .284 with 18 home runs and 187 RBIs.
He also played with Amarillo, Laredo and Sioux Falls.
Hoelscher is a fourth-year pro who spent the last three seasons in the Colorado Rockies farm system. He was drafted by Colorado in the 17th round of the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft.
Hoelscher spent last season with Modesto of the Class A advanced California League, where he hit .274 with 11 home runs and 62 RBIs. Lifetime, he hit .301 with 24 home runs and 151 RBIs.
Vargas is a fourth-year pro who spent the last two seasons with Wichita and one with Lincoln. Last year, he hit .250 with three home runs and 38 RBIs. Lifetime, he hit .240 with three home runs and 49 RBIs.
Boshers is a third-year pro, who spent his first two seasons with Wichita. Last year, he was 12-3 with a 3.29 earned-run-average, 66 strikeouts and 21 walks. Lifetime, he is 16-5 with 95 strikeouts and 35 walks.
Wichita has 11 players under contract. Spring training opens May 6. Wichita opens the season May 18 at home against Laredo.