Bethel athletes

take honors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two members of the Bethel College cross country team were named NAIA Scholar-Athletes for the 2017 season.

To be named to the team, an athlete must be nominated by his coach or sports information director, hold a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 and be at least a junior.

For the Bethel women’s team, Kiley Varney, a senior from Hesston, and SkyLa O’Neal, a junior from Independence, Mo., were both named to the team.

Other area athletes named to the team were Melissa Olson of Friends, a senior from Sedgwick; and Lora Bebermeyer of Sterling, a senior from Sedgwick.

Cherry set

to retire

TOPEKA — Assistant executive director of the Kansas State Activities Association David Cherry announced his retirement effective July 1.

Cherry served with the KSHSAA since July 1.

He served as a former coach and teacher in the Emporia district and at Remington High School. He also served as teacher, coach and athletic director at Ellis High School.

With the KSHSAA, he administered the Student Council Leadership Workshop. He also helped organize the KSHSAA Coaching School.

He was the administrator in charge of the soccer, swimming and diving, scholars bowl, wellness and health promotions, coaching education, the student advisory team and the student council program.

He served on the National Federation of High School Associations Coaching Education Committee, Coaches Association Advisory Committee and Records Committee.

Tabor names

golf coach

HILLSBORO — Tabor College named Mike Jamieson as head men’s and women’s golf coach, which will begin play in the 2018-19 school year.

“Coming back to Tabor was a really easy decision to make. Having a 9-year-old daughter, Kailee, and a 5-year-old son, Cameron, I really feel like they will love the small town environment, and the community is wonderful,” Jamieson said. “Living in Hillsboro will allow my wife Briana and I, and our two kids, to be close to friends and family, and we are looking forward to it.”

“I’m thrilled to be bringing golf back to Tabor,” TC president Jules Glanzer said. “This provides us with an opportunity to continue to grow our enrollment and impact more young lives preparing them for a life of learning work and service for Christ and his kingdom.”

Tabor will be the ninth school in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference to offer men’s golf and the sixth to offer women’s golf.