Sports briefs

Mark Schnabel
The Kansan

DERBY — The Newton High School boys wrestling team finished sixth Saturday at the 36th Derby Invitational.

Maize topped Campus for the team title 185.5-162. Derby was third at 158. Newton scored 117.5 points.

Winning titles for the Railers were Nick Treaster at 106 pounds and Rio Gomez at heavyweight.

Gage Llamas was third at 128 pounds.

Bailey Steinmetz took fourth at 113 pounds. Spencer Steinmetz finished fourth at 152 pounds. Logan Buchanan was fourth at 195 pounds.

Eddie Southern was fifth at 120 pounds. Brody Harper was fifth at 182 pounds.

Tjaden Simmons was sixth at 145 pounds. Benjamin Reyes was sixth at 160 pounds.

Clayton Smith was seventh at 170 pounds. Josiah Schmidt was eighth at 132 pounds. 

Newton hosts the Newton Invitational Tournament of Champions at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

36th Derby Inv.


Team scores — Maize 185.5, Campus 162, Derby 158, Arkansas City 135, Bishop Carroll 130.5, Newton 117.5, Kapaun-Mt. Carmel 103, Winfield 81.

Newton results

106  —  1. Nick Treaster (5-0): W TJ Lipinski (Bishop Carroll) :27; W Jackson Reichenberger (Bishop Carroll) 1:28; W Logan Provence (Derby) :49; W Brock Ruda (Kapaun-Mt. Carmel) 1:00; W Cody Woods (Derby) 11-1 maj.dec.

113 — 4. Bailey Steinmetz (2-3): W Eric Spangler (Campus) 16-0 tech.fall (16-0); L Cole Molloy (Derby) 3:42; L Nakaylen Shabazz (Maize) :49; W Lane Sweat (Derby) 3-7 2:42; L Sam Gorges (Bishop Carroll) 3:38.

120 — 5. Eddie Southern (1-4): L Daniel Gomez (Maize) 3:53; L Kael Pappan (Arkansas City) :25; W Brody Lindenman (Winfield) 4-2; L Elissio Martinez (Campus) :38; L Ethan Albright (Derby) 3:03.

132 — 8. Josiah Schmidt (0-5): L Knowlynn Egan (Derby) 1:09; L Jevon Foust (Arkansas City) 2:57; L Monte James (Winfield) 2:26; CSF. L Karter Riley (Kapaun-Mt. Carmel) 2:44; 7th. L Derek Breese (Bishop Carroll) 4:21,

138 — 3. Gaige Llamas (2-2): W Grady Jesseph (Derby) :53; L Cayden Hughbanks (Maize) :29; W bye; SF. L Kyler Horton (Arkansas City) 3:16; CF. W Adrian Turner (Kapaun-Mt. Carmel) injury default :22.

145 — 6. Tjaden Simmons (2-3): L Nathan Bowen (Campus) 1:47; L Wyatt Biddle (Arkansas City) :45; W Brennon Gann (Bishop Carroll) 8-4; CSF. W Jake Biehler (Kapaun-Mt. Carmel) 6-1; 5th. L Troy Allen (Derby) 3:28.

152 — 4. Spencer Stinmetz (1-3): L Trig Tennant (Arkansas City) 2:15; W Ryan Mortensen (Campus) 1:16; bye; SF. L Cason Lindsey (Derby) 2:52; CF. L Jaden Ford (Maize) :30.

160 — 6. Benjamin Reyes (1-4): L Connor Padgett (Maize) 2:24; L Kody Brenn (Winfield) 2:18; L Matthew Morrell (Bishop Carroll) :58; CSF. W Saul Walgren (Campus) 11-10; 5th. L Kody Brenn (Winfield) 6-2.

170 — 7. Clayton Smith (1-4): L Jace Jenkins (Derby) 1:46; L Nathan Fury (Kapaun-Mt. Carmel):57; L Aiden Whetstone (Arkansas City) :00; CSF. L Trevin Biddle (Winfield) 11-4 won by fall over Clayton Smith (Newton) 7-13 2:03; 7th. W Peyton Ritter (Maize) 1:11.

182 — 5. Brody Harper (3-2): L Miles Wash (Derby) 6-3; L Omari Elias (Kapaun-Mt. Carmel) 7-1; W Tell Pfannenstiel (Arkansas City) 1:42; CSF. W Peyton Peterman (Maize) 2:52; 5th. W Lane Bernstorf (Derby) 14-4 maj.dec.

195 — 4. Logan Buchanan (3-2): W Logan Burleson (Winfield) 2:33; W Justis Mosier (Arkansas City) 1:05; W Broc Eastman (Bishop Carroll) 11-2 maj.dec.; SF. L Blaise Wood (Derby) 6-3; CF. L Broc Eastman (Bishop Carroll) 4-0.

HWT — 1. Rio Gomez (5-0): W Ben Purvis (Bishop Carroll) 2:24; W Derek Honeycutt (Arkansas City) 3:00; W Jackson Angle (Winfield) 1:19; SF. W Cole McAuliffe (Kapaun-Mt. Carmel) 5-0; F. W Ben Purvis (Bishop Carroll) 3-0.

Hesston wrestlers

fifth at Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH — The Hesston High School boys wrestling team finished fifth Saturday at the 14-team Ellsworth Invitational.

Hoisington topped Hill City 169-136 for the team title. Chaparral was third at 115, followed by Russell at 81 and Hesston at 79.

Hesston was led by Owen O’Halloran, who won the title at 195 pounds.

Jaden Wald (106) and Nathan Whitsitt (HWT) both finished third.

Taking fourth was Bailey Reed (138).

Taking fifth were Layne Clarke (113), Tyrone Taylor (160), Hayden Hartung-Williams (182) and Dalton Carey (220).

Taking sixth was Logan Elliott (152), 

Finishing in eight was Cody Wohlgemuth (170).

“We had a rough first round, but started to toughen up as the day progressed,” Hesston coach Doug Broadfoot said. “It was fun to see Jaden Wald and Owen O’Halloran fight back from early deficits to win their medal matches. Owen pinned a very tough Ellsworth wrestler to win the 195-pound championship.

“We are at the scaled down Halstead Invitational next Saturday. Their tourney will be a one day event instead of the usual two-day tournament due to COVID concerns.”  

48th Ellsworth Inv.


Team scores — Hoisington 169, Hill City 136, Chaparral 115, Russell 81, Hesston 79, Ellsworth 72, Lyons 68, Garden Plain 64, Southeast of Saline 62, Osborne 40, Kingman 38, Lincoln 32, Ell-Saline  22, Cheney 12.

Hesston results

106 — 3. Jaden Wald (1-2): L Teagon Nienke (Ellsworth) 2:08; L Carter Underhill (Hill City) :23; W Adam Vincent (Lyons) 3-4 4:57.

113 — 5. Layne Clark (0-4): L Wyatt Hook (Lyons) 1:18; L Carson Bandy (Chaparral) 1:28; L Easton Redetzke (Hoisington) :34; L Kaleb Atkins (Hill City) :08.

138 — 4. Bailey Reed (0-3): L Jacob Windholz (Russell) 1:47; L Evan Foltz (Hoisington) :54; L Justin Mortiz (Chaparral) 2:25.

152 — 6. Logan Elliott (2-3): W Dalton Leis (Kingman) 1:36; W Solomon Goforth (Lyons) :53; L Ian Smith (Hoisington) 5:01; L Joseph Ord (Chaparral) 3:57; L Mac Chambers (Southeast of Saline) 1:00.

160 — 5. Tyrone Taylor (3-2): L Ayden Nickelson (Hill City) 4-0; W Myles Work (Ell-Saline ) 2:53; L Hunter Morris (Hoisington) 1:28; W Wrikin Scobee (Lyons) :58; W Adrian Ontiveros (Kingman) 1:55.

170 — 8. Cody Wohlgemuth (1-3): L Matthew Rodriguez (Southeast of Saline) 2:30; L Chris Heise (Osborne) 4:34; W Bly Keimig (Kingman) 1:11; L Conner Dinkel (Hill City) :22; L Alex Hernandez (Lincoln) medical forfeit.

182 — 5. Hayden Hartung-Williams (3-2): L Jayce Hamel (Hill City) :58; L Giovany Pando (Lyons) 1:50; W Jadyn Walker (Hill City) Injury; W Nathan Weller (Southeast of Saline) 10-3; W Lance Kaser (Osborne) 8-6).

195 — 1. Owen O’Halloran (4-0): W Jairen Ashbaugh (Hill City) 1:13; W Zane McGuffey (Cheney) 4-4 5:38; W Caleb Birzer (Hoisington) 0-7 :21; W Tyler Romero (Ellsworth) 3:47.

220 — 5. Dalton Carey (2-2): L Elijah Martinez (Lyons) 2:55; L Jesus Calzada (Ell-Saline) 3:47; W Cody Yust (Kingman) :20; W Brendan Anderson (Ellsworth) 1:33.

HWT — 3. Nathan Whitsitt (3-1): L Thayn Walt (Hill City) 1:29; W Noah Deines (Hoisington) 2:20; W Seth Laymon (Lyons) 1:35; W Max Self (Russell) 4-2.

WICHITA — Hesston High School wrestler Juliene Wald placed third Saturday at the Wichita North Invitational.

Wald finished 1-2 at 109 pounds.

“We are fortunate to find a tournament that we could enter Juliene this weekend,” Hesston coach Doug Broadfoot said. “She competed very well in a very tough weight class that includes the No. 1 ranked wrestler in Kansas from Wellington and in a big school tournament. Juliene will compete this Friday at an all-girls’ tournament in Abilene.”

Hesston finished 10th in the team standings.

Newton finished fifth in the team standings. Newton’s individual results were not reported.

Wichita North Inv.


Team standings — Wichita North 155, Wellington 105, Wichita South 72, Valley Center 68, Newton 25, Liberal 23, Wichita Southeast 21, Wichita Northwest 20, Goddard Eisenhower 11, Hesston 9, Hutchinson 7.

Hesston results

109 — 3. Juliene Wald (1-2): L Dialeen French (Wichita North) 11-0 maj.dec.; W Autumn Kowalski (Wichita South) 1:39; L Anna Cullens (Wellington) 3:37.

PRINCETON, N.J. — The ECHL, of which the Wichita Thunder hockey team is a member, announced Tuesday a pair of new franchises to begin play for the 2021-22 season.

The teams will be in Coralville, Iowa; and Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada.

Both teams will be owned by Dean McDonald through his Deacon Sports and Entertainment. He also owns the Newfoundland Growlers.

Coralville is a suburb of Iowa City. The team will play at Xtreme Arena, which was completed in September and seats 5,100. The town has a population of 18,907 and a metropolitan area of 171,491.

It will be the first minor-league team for the Iowa City area and the second current minor league team in Iowa, joining the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild.

Trois-Rivières, located on the Saint Lawrence River about halfway between Montreal and Quebec City, will play at the Le Nouveau Colisée, which when completed will seat 4,390. The city has a population of 134,413. The team will be the first minor league team in the city since 2018.

“This is an extremely exciting day for the ECHL and the future of our League, welcoming these two great markets and beautiful state-of-the-art facilities,” said ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin. “We have a great history of working with Dean’s ownership group and leadership team and look forward to bringing ECHL hockey to Trois-Rivieres and Coralville, making an impact as an asset to these communities.”

NHL affiliations have not been named for the new teams. The expansion will bring the league to 28 teams.

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