Hesston downs

Garden Plain

GARDEN PLAIN — Playing a college-style dual meet, the Hesston High School volleyball team downed Garden Plain Thursday in three-sets.

Hesston won 25-13, 25-16, 25-19.

“We played with more energy than we have the past couple of weeks, and we knew we would have to step up against a Garden Plain team that has defeated some of the top teams in the state so far this season,” Hesston coach Jason Peters said. We struggled on serve receive throughout the night, but made up for that with strong setting and hitting. Our blocking and defense was improved tonight, which kept us in the game and gave our hitters a chance to score. After a slow start in the first set, we were able to build a comfortable lead the rest of the way.

“We got off to a good start in the second and third sets and led 12-2 in the third set before we lost our momentum a bit. Garden Plain was able to get as close as 20-18 before we were able to finish out the match. This was a great match against a strong team that should help give us momentum for tough matches next Tuesday and overall for the last half of the season.”

Garden Plain drops to 8-5. Hesston is 16-1 and plays Tuesday at Hillsboro with Kingman. Hesston and Kingman are tied atop the Central Kansas League standings at 5-0.

Hesston stats

Kills: Kailey Jo Ince 18, Mia Loganbill 5, Rylie Schilling 5, Talby Duerksen 5, Alaina Dunlavy 4, Jada Mininger 2, Kailie Hamilton 2, Micheala Vogt 1.

Assists: Dunlavy 30, Loganbill 6, Ince 1.

Aces: Ince 2, Loganbill 2, Dunlavy 1.

Blocks: Schilling 4, Duerksen 2, Loganbill 2, Ince 1, Dunlavy 1.

Digs: Loganbill 12, Ince 10, Elise Kaiser 8, Schilling 7, Dunlavy 7, Duerksen 5, Micheala Vogt 3, Mininger 1, Jules Toews 1.

Junior varsity

Garden Plain def. Hesston 25-16, 25-10


Hesston def. Garden Plain 17-25, 25-15, 25-20

Bethel women

extend streak

The Bethel College women’s soccer team is on a three-game winning streak for the first time since the 2010 season after a 2-0 win over Texas College Thursday at Joe W. Goering Field in North Newton.

Both goals came in the final 16 minutes of play. Alayna Wallace scored in the 75th minute on an assist from Payton Walters. Rache; Craft put the game away in the 88th minute on an assist from Wallace.

Bethel outshot Texas 19-5, 6-3 on goal. Maddie McDaniel had three saves in goal for the Threshers. Klarissa Hernandez had four saves for Texas, 1-4.

Bethel is 3-3 and hosts Southwestern at 5 p.m. Wednesday to open KCAC play.

NOTE — Bethel’s winning streak would have been four, but a 4-1 win over Stephens College was reversed and ruled a 1-0 forfeit against Bethel. No reason for the forfeit was given.



1. BC Alayna Wallace (Payton Walters) 74:08

2. BC Rachel Craft (Wallace) 87:43

Total shots — TC 4-1—5, BC 4-15—19. Shots on goal — BC 0-6—6, TC 2-1—3. Saves — TC: Klarissa Hernandez (L) 0-4—4. BC: Maddie McDaniel (W) 2-1—3. Corner kicks — TC 0, BC 6. Fouls — TC 8, BC 7. Offsides — TC 2, BC 0. Cautions — TC: Charlice Gaines 76:37.

Bethel men

stop TC

The Bethel College men’s soccer team downed Texas College 2-1 Thursday at Joe W. Goering Field.

Newton High grad Carlos Cornejo scored the winning goal for the Threshers in the 56th minute.

Bethel outshot Texas 12-5, but Texas held a 4-3 advantage in shots on goal.

Kobi Russom had three saves for the Threshers. Marshall Street had two saves for Texas. Street was sent off in the 89th minute.

Texas scored in the 15th minute on a goal by Ruben Sauceda. Bethel tied the game on an own goal in the 31st minute.

Texas falls to 4-1. Bethel improves to 4-3 and opens KCAC play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at home against Southwestern.



1. TC Ruben Sauceda (unassisted) 14:07

2. BC Own goal 30:04

3. BC Carlos Cornejo (unassisted) 55:45

Total shots — TC 3-2—5, BC 5-7—12. Shots on goal — TC 3-2—5, BC 0-3—3. Saves — TC: Marshall Street (L, 88:37, 2ga) 0-2—2; Edgar Rodriguez (2:35, 0 ga) x-0—0. BC: Kobi Russom (W) 2-1—3. Corner kicks — TC 5, BC 0. Fouls — TC 13, BC 12. Offsides — TC 3, BC 3. Cautions — TC: Joachim Castro 25:49. BC: Richard Ebel 35:07, Cornejo 75:34, Joshua Clay 89:51. Ejections — TC: Street 87:25.

Hesston women

fall to CCCC

HESSTON – The Hesston College women’s soccer team fell to Cloud County Community College 5-2 Thursday in Hesston.

Connor Atkinson scored both goals for Hesston — in the 16th minute from Taylar Clark and Miho Okuda, and in the 89th minute from Kassandra Ayala.

Cloud scored five goals in between. Ingrid Castro, Angie Vergara, Katherine Rojas, Joana Villanova and Maryanne de Castro each scored a goal.

Hesston was hit with four cautions to two for Cloud. The Larks were outshot 12-4. Miranda Dolsman had four saves in goal for Hesston. Vivi Rodriguez had three saves.

Hesston is 6-4 and hosts the Oklahoma Wesleyan junior varsity at 1 p.m. Saturday.

HC men fall

to Cloud County

HESSTON — The Hesston College men’s soccer team fell to Cloud County Community College 4-0 Thursday in Hesston.

Hesston trailed 2-0 at the half.

Robert Kelly, Luiz Garcia, Marcel Almeida and Matheus Verissimo each scored a goal for Cloud County, 6-1.

Hesston falls to 5-4 and hosts the Kansas Wesleyan junior varsity at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Sowers shirt

goes to Hall

SAN FRANCISCO — A part of Hesston native Katie Sowers’ wardrobe has landed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Sowers, who is an assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers as a seasonal offensive assistant, became the first female assistant coach in the NFC this season.

CSN Sports Bay Area reported she donated her coaching shirt and binder from the week 1 game against the Carolina Panthers to the hall.


set for Monday

Sand Creek Station will once again serve as host for the NAIA Mid-South Championships Monday and Tuesday.

The tournament, hosted by top-ranked Oklahoma City University, features defending NAIA champions Grand View, sixth-ranked William Woods, seventh-ranked Wayland Baptist, 18th-ranked Mount Mercy, Mid-America Christian, Sterling, Culver-Stockton and others.

Thunder signs

two players

WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder hockey team signed two players for the upcoming season — defenseman Samuel Labrecque and forward Steven Iacobellis.

Labrecque, a native of Grandby, Quebec, Canada, played last season with VSV EV in Austria, where he scored 13 goals with 13 assists in 52 games.

He played three seasons at Clarkson University of the NCAA Division I ECAC, where he scored 17 goals with 25 assists in 93 games. He played two years at McGill University (Canada), where he scored 29 goals with 37 assists in 54 games.

Iacobellis is a rookie who spent the past four seaons with UMass-Amherst, where he scored 31 goals with 56 assists in 139 games.

Wichita has 20 players under contract for the upcoming training camp, which begins Oct. 2, and opens the season Oct. 13 at home against the Indy Fuel. Wichita hosts Tulsa Oct. 7 at the Wichita Ice Center for a pre-season exhibition.