Sports briefs

The Newton Kansan

NJCAA expected to move football to spring

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is expected to move most sports, including football, to the spring athletic season based on a proposal from their board of regents.

On Friday, the NJCAA made a formal, public announcements of said proposal as the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) made their decision to move sports to the spring athletic semester as well.

“We must adjust accordingly to support and sustain NJCAA programs,” Parker said in an official statement. “The association as a whole is collectively working to provide the best opportunities to be successful on and off the field for our student-athletes.”

There are currently 54 football playing NJCAA schools and 512 overall. Minnesota and Erie Community College have chosen to suspend their fall athletic seasons, canceling football in the process. The proposal would allow those sports to have football back if they chose to do so.

Under this proposal, football teams would be allowed to practice between Aug. 13 and Oct. 10, with two scrimmages against outside opponents if deemed safe by the playing schools.

For football, practice would begin March 1 and games would begin March 25. With a 7-8 game schedule allowed for each team, the season would wind down by May 15. Bowl games and the National Championship Game, which will take place at Pittsburg State University, will begin June 3.

Local youth scores

July 10

Wooducks 10U 20, SWBC Newton Railers 2

Newton Lady Railers 10U 5, Renegades (Baxter 9U) 1

Manhattan Optimist Moxie 6, G2 Heat Llamas 10U 0

Oz Wicked 10U 12. Newton Lady Railers 10U 5

July 11

Moundridge 16, Newton Weeks 12U 9.

Manhattan Barnstormers 12U 14, Newton Railers Weeks 12U 5

G2 Heat Llamas 18U 10, Wichita Honey Badgers 0

Rattlers 18, Newton Railers-Weeks 5


Tuesday, July 14

GOLF — Kansas Women’s Amateur Championships @ Sand Creek Station TBA.

SUMMER COLLEGE BASEBALL — Rose Hill @ Newton 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 15

SUMMER COLLEGE BASEBALL — Newton @ Cheney 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 16

SUMMER COLLEGE BASEBALL — Cheney @ Newton 7 p.m.

Friday, July 17

SUMMER COLLEGE BASEBALL — Newton @ Cheney 7 p.m.

PRO SOCCER — Sporting Kansas City vs. Colorado @ ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Orlando (ESPN, ESPN Deportes).

Saturday, July 18

SUMMER COLLEGE BASEBALL — Cheney @ Newton 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 19

No area events scheduled.

To area administrators: If your school's events are not listed, we still need your schedule. Please fax it to the Kansan at (316) 283-2471 or e-mail it to

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