Sports briefs

Staff Writer
The Kansan

Tennis tourney


The Newton High School girls’ tennis team’s meet scheduled for Monday at Emporia has been canceled.

Bethel falls

to Tabor

The Bethel College volleyball team fell to Tabor in three sets Sunday to open KCAC play at Thresher Gym.

Bethel fell 25-21, 25-18, 25-12.

Taylor Quiring led Tabor with 10 kills, followed by Haley Barta with nine. Melody Valencia set 15 assists, followed by Emma Rhodes with 11. Taylor Burns and Rhodes each served two aces. Barta and Quiring each had 10 digs. Olivia Duerksen downed three blocks.

Mia Loganbill led Bethel with eight kills. Kaitlyn Shima and Jessica Schumann each set six assists. Katey Wilhelm had 17 digs. Harley Hunton downed two blocks.

Tabor is 5-3, 1-0 in KCAC play.

Bethel is 0-6 and hosts Oklahoma Wesleyan at 1 p.m. Saturday (note schedule change).

TABOR (5-3, 1-0 KCAC) — (kills-aces-blocks) Olivia Duerksen 5-0-3; Brittney Hiebert 3-0-0; Taylor Quiring 10-0-3; Melody Valencia 0-0-0; Taylor Morrow 0-1-0; Taylor Burns 3-2-2; Tori Maldonado 0-0-0; Shay Karmazyn 3-0-2; Emma Rhodes 0-2-0; Haley Barta 9-0-1. TOTALS 33-5-8.0.

BETHEL (0-6, 0-1 KCAC) — (kills-aces-blocks) Kaylee VanderVeen 0-0-0; Kendra Gooden 0-0-0; Jensen Roth 0-0-0; Mia Loganbill 8-0-0; Katey Wilhelm 0-0-0; Jade Gleason 2-0-0; Julie Wilhite 0-0-0; Gabby Valdez 0-0-0; Amber Mott 0-0-1; Harlie Hunton 4-1-2; Jessica Schumann 0-1-0; Paulina Diaz 2-0-1; Kaitlyn Shima 2-0-0; Macey Murray 0-0-0. TOTALS 18-2-4.0.



Assist leaders — TC: Valencia 15, Rhodes 11. BC: Shima 6, Schumann 6. Dig leaders — TC: Barta 10, Quiring 10. BC: Wilhelm 17, Shima 6.

Goessel finishes

1-2 in Olpe

OLPE — The Goessel High School volleyball team finished play 1-2 Saturday in a quad at Olpe.

Gpessel fell to top-ranked (KVA, Class 1A) Olpe 25-22, 25-15; beat Conway Springs 25-11, 25-21; and fell to top-ranked (Class 2A) Wabaunsee 25-16, 17-25, 25-18.

Goessel is 9-8 and plays Tuesday at Canton-Galva.

Royals 14U

fall to Saints

GODDARD — The Wichita Royals 14U baseball team of Hesston fell to the Wichita Saints 10-1 Sunday in Goddard.

Jace Pichler had a hit and an RBI for the Royals. Isaac Tatro took the loss.

Wolfe wins

Wichita Open

WICHITA — Jason Wolfe shot a final round 71 to hold on to the lead of the Wichita Open Sunday at Crestview Country Club.

Wolfe finished with a 264, one stroke better than Taylor Pendrith.

It was Wolfe’s second win this year on the Korn Ferry Tour. He won $108,000 and 500 points in the tour standings. One more win this season would earn him an automatic promotion to the PGA Tour for the remainder of the season.

KWU adds men’s


SALINA — Kansas Wesleyan announced the addition of men’s volleyball for the 2021-22 school year.

Kansas Wesleyan would be the second Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference school to add the sport, joining Ottawa. Also sponsoring the sport in the state is Central Christian College. Newman University formerly sponsored the sport, but later dropped it.

There are currently 48 schools in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics that sponsor the sport.

KWU names

eSport coach

SALINA — Kansas Wesleyan named Jonathan Freemyer as its eSports head coach.

Freemyer has served as an assistant baseball coach, recruiting coordinator and admissions counselor at KWU.

Freemyer served as an assistant baseball coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State, where he also played baseball.

"I've met with the student-athletes and can already tell the passion and dedication they have for this program,” Freemyer said. “That along with the amazing facilities we have here at Kansas Wesleyan, and the growing popularity of esports in general, make me excited for what's to come for this program. I see this program as a big opportunity to attract students to Kansas Wesleyan, but also as an inclusive space where students with similar interests can connect on campus. I look forward to working with this group of students and competing at a high level."


Newton Invitational


Pool A — McPherson def. Salina South 25-23, 25-16; Newton def. Nickerson 25-17, 24-26, 25-11; McPherson def. Nickerson 25-8, 25-10; Newton def. Salina South 24-26, 25-14, 25-14; McPherson def. Newton 25-18, 25-21; Nickerson def. Salina South 25-23, 17-25, 25-19.

Pool B — Andale def. Goddard Eisenhower 25-20, 25-19; Andover Central def. Buhler 25-18, 19-25, 26-24; Andale def. Andover Central 25-11, 24-25, 25-10; Buhler def. Eisenhower 25-27, 25-16, 25-16; Andale def. Buhler 25-11, 25-15; Eisenhower def. Andover Central 25-18, 25-23.

Seventh place — Buhler def. Salina South 25-17, 25-17.

Fifth place — Andover Central def. Nickerson 25-20, 25-12.

Third place — Newton def. Eisenhower 26-24, 25-20.

Championship — Andale def. McPherson 25-13, 21-25, 25-19.


Newton Baseball Club 8U-Weeks 8, Outlaws 8


Newton Lady Railers 12U 7, South Central Savage 4

Newton Lady Railers 12U 10, Team Synergy 3

South Central Savage 9, Newton Lady Railers 12U 5

Newton Lady Railers 12U 4, Kansas NITRO 2

Newton Lady Railers 12U 10, Kansas NITRO 0

South Central Savage 2, Newton Lady Railers 12U 1