Sports briefs

Newton Kansan


Wedgewood Senior Men

1. Ron Bogle, Wil Besore, Bob Wilson, Jack Bender -4.

2. Dewayne Morgan, Ron Jones, Dan Slater, Jose Ramos -4.

3. Carvin Thiessen, Bob Schmidt, Roman Mannibach, Dick Hushka -2.

Closest to hole 3 — Bob Wilson. Longest putt on 9 — Jack Bender.

Next play — 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Royals 13U finish weekend 3-2

The Royals 13U of Hesston finished a weekend tournament 3-2.

The Royals downed Premier OKC Athletics 3-1, lost to the NEO Wood Ducks 4-3, beat the Orange Sox 7-2, lost to the Wolf Pack 2-0 and beat the Orange Sox 6-4.

The Royals are 15-11-2.

Swather 14U finish 2-1

The Hesston Swathers 14U baseball team finished weekend play 2-1.

The Swathers fell to the Sluggers-Maki 9-5, beat the Wichita Vipers 13U 7-4 and lost to the Sluggers again 7-1.

Hesston is 2-7.

Thunder, Oilers renew affiliation

WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder hockey team has renewed its affiliation with the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL and the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League.

Under the agreement, the Oilers will be able to designate players to Wichita from Edmonton and Bakersfield.

“On behalf of the Edmonton Oilers, we are thrilled to announced a multi-year extension with the Wichita Thunder," said Bill Scott, Director of Salary Cap Management & Assistant to the President of Hockey Operations. "The Thunder have been first-class partners over the past three seasons and we are very confident in Coach Ramsay and the Thunder organization to develop future players for the Condors and Oilers. Furthermore, we understand the importance of having a winning environment at all levels in our organization and so we want to reaffirm our commitment to the Thunder and their fans that we will work towards achieving that success together.”

Wichita and Edmonton begin their fourth season of affiliation. Eight Wichita players received call-ups to the AHL last season, seven to Bakersfield.

"We're obviously excited to continue our partnership with the Edmonton Oilers and the Bakersfield Condors," Thunder General Manager Joel Lomurno said. "The relationship has been very beneficial to our organization and we again look forward to seeing which prospects will wear a Thunder uniform this season.”