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Newton Kansan

Heat 18U-Llamas

4-2 at tourney

WICHITA — The G2 Heat 18U-Llamas softball team finished 4-2 during a weekend tourney at the Two Rivers Youth Complex in Wichita.

The Heat fell to the 18U Central Kansas Lady Crushers 4-1, beat the Salina Nemesis 18U 3-1, beat the USA Pride 18U 10-7, beat the 2020 Wichita Wicked 18U 6-4, beat the Kansas Nitro 18U 7-2 and lost to the Wichita Honey Badgers 8-2.

Against the Lady Crushers, Emily Kvasnicka went two for two with an RBI. Annabelle McLaughlin struck out one in the loss. Mazy Robins struck out three.

Against the Nemesis, Makenzie Maring, Cassie Wedel and Cheyenne Cooper each drove in a run. Robins threw a complete-game win.

Against the USA Pride, Kvasnicka went two for three with a home run and four RBIs. Wedel went two for three with two RBIs. Emily Wedel went three for three with an RBI. Robins posted the win in relief.

Against the Wicked, Alivia Lange hit a home run and drove in three runs. Robins struck out two in the win. Megan Watkins struck out one for the save.

Against the Nitro, Lange hit a home run and drove in two runs. Shelly Clark also drove in two runs. Payton Divine had two hits with an RBI. McLaughlin pitched the win. Robins had the save.

Against the Honey Badgers, Divine and Kvasnicka each drove in a run. Robins took the loss.

The Heat are 10-5-1.

HCB Rebels

finish 1-2

WICHITA — The HCB Rebels of Newton finished 1-2 during weekend play at the Westurban Complex in Wichita.

The Rebels lost to the 316 Elite 9-4, downed the Wichita Sluggers 11U 8-6 and fell to the Wichita Rebels 11U 10-0.

The Rebels are 6-6 and play the Buhler Nationals 11U at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Fun Valley Sports Complex in Wichita.

Railers 14U

1-2 in weekend

GODDARD — The Newton 14U baseball team finished weekend play 1-2 at the Genesis Sports Complex in Goddard.

Newton downed the Magdalen Marauders 10-2 Friday, lost to the State Line Shox 12-0 and lost to the Bat Cats 14U 8-6.

Against the Marauders, Blaze Bradshaw drove in three runs. Kale Degenstein struck out three in the win.

Against the Shox, A.J. Carbajal had the sole hit for the Railers. Bradshaw and Carbajal each struck out one.

Against the Bat Cats, Carbajal drove in two runs. Degenstein struck out one in the loss.

The Railers are 5-11.

Lady Railers 10U

finish 0-3

The Lady Railers 10U softball team finished the weekend 0-3.

The Railers fell to the Kansas Renegades-Walker 10U 17-4, Team Synergy 10U-George 5-3 and the Salina Nemesis 10U-Ratcliff 8-1.

The Railers are 7-5.


finishes 0-3

The Newton Railers-Weeks baseball team finished 0-3 in weekend play.

The Railers fell to the 12U Sluggers 13-2, the ICT Mavericks 12U 14-3 and the Colorado Cutthroats 11U 15-3.

The Railers are 3-6.


finishes 0-3

WICHITA — The G2 Heat-Carbajal softball team finished play 0-3 during the weekend at the South Lakes Softball Complex.

The Heat fell to the Wichita Panthers 10U 11-0, the Oklahoma Athletics 6-0 and the Midwest Smoke 8-5.

The Heat are 11-6.

Swathers 11U

finish 1-2

The Hesston Swathers 11U baseball team went 1-2 during weekend play.

Hesston fell to the McPherson Junior Pups 11U 11-1, beat the Andover Storm 12-2 and lost to the ICT Heat 16-1.

The Swathers are 4-5.

Rangers 9U

finishes 0-3

The Westurban Rangers 9U baseball team finished weekend play 0-3.

The Rangers fell to the State Line Shox 10U 16-8, the MBA 9U Red 15-0 and the McPherson Baseball Association White 8U 7-6.

The Rangers are 2-6.

SWBC Railers

drop two

GODDARD — The SWBC Newton Railers dropped a pair of weekend games at the Genesis Sports Complex.

The Railers fell to the Ark City Dawgs 12U 12-0 and the Wichita Grays 12U 11-3.

The Railers are 3-11.


downs Wicked

The G2 Heat-Lutz 18U softball team downed the 2020 Wichita Wicked 18U 2-0 Saturday.

Addy Mueller tossed a one-hit shutout, striking out two. Jazleen Salas and Taryn Folster each drove in a run.

The Heat are 4-7-1.

Bethel sets

grid schedule

Bethel College has set its revised football schedule for the 2020 season.

A non-conference home game against Texas College from the original schedule has been canceled because of NAIA restrictions this season.

Bethel will open the season Sept. 19 at home against Avila. Game times were not listed on the released schedule.

The schedule is listed below:

Sept. 12 Avila

Sept. 19 @ McPherson

Sept. 26 @ Sterling

Oct. 3 Southwestern

Oct. 10 @ Tabor

Oct. 17 Friends

Oct. 24 Ottawa

Nov. 7 @ Saint Mary

Nov. 14 Kansas Wesleyan

USM names

flag coach

LEAVENWORTH — The University of Saint Mary named Angellica Grayson as its first women’s flag football coach.

The team is scheduled to begin play in the spring of 2021. USM will be the third school in the conference to begin the sport.

"We are excited to have Angellica launch and lead our flag football program," USM vice president of athletics Rob Miller said. "Her passion for the game of football while providing greater opportunities for young women will help lead our program to the highest levels of success. She is a great fit for USM."

Grayson comes to USM from Summer Creek Middle School in Crowley, Texas, where she served as the middle school linebacker coach. The seventh-grade A and B teams are both coming off unbeaten seasons for two years in a row.

She helped lead the U.S. Women’s American Football team to a world title in 2017 as a linebacker. She also played for the Dallas Elite of the Women’s Football Alliance, which won three league titles. She has played football for 10 years.

"I am absolutely honored and blessed to be the first head flag football coach!", Grayson said. "This is definitely a game changer for all the ladies that are athletes and can play flag football. Being able to play beyond high school is an excellent opportunity and an additional avenue for the ladies to get an education while having fun doing it."

Grayson graduated from Grambling State. She was a Texas high school state runner-up in wrestling.

Thunder sets


WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder set its season-ending roster.

Wichita named 20 players — eight defensemen, 11 forwards and a goalie.

The roster may contain up to 20 players. All must have signed an ECHL contract in 2019-20. The team is able to reserve rights for up to eight players by extending a qualifying offer by June 30. Teams do not need to extend an offer to any player signed before June 30. Players on open qualifying offers can’t be traded.

The roster is listed below:

Defensemen (8): Cam Clarke, Garrett Schmitz, Kyle Pouncy, Jacob Graves, Sean Allen, Zachary Borsoi, Dylan Olsen, Patrik Parkkonen.

Forwards (11): Jay Dickman, Shaquille Merasty, Jason Salvaggio, Fabrizio Ricci, Lane Bauer, Peter Crinella, Stefan Fournier, Billy Exell, Spencer Dorowicz, Chris Gerrie, Frankie Melton.

Goalie (1): Mitch Gillam.

York names

golf coach

YORK, Neb. — York College named Tim Lewis as its men’s and women’s golf coach.

Lewis led the teams from 2004 to 2007. The men’s team won the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference title in 2005 and 2006. The team finished second in 2007. The school is now a member of the KCAC.

The team finished as high as 21st nationally under Lewis.

He served as campus minister for 10 years and currently serves as an assistant professor of business.

Steddon Sikes will serve as assistant coach. Sikes has served as an assistant girls’ coach at York High School since 2014. He is director of publications at the college.