Sports briefs

The Kansan


Wedgewood Senior Men

1. George Eason, Doug Phillips, Dennis London, Jose Ramos, Roman Mannibach -6.

2. Dane Lawrence, Paul Normandine, Ken Lieske, Jerry Schmidt -3.

3. Dewayne Morgan, Ed Hodge, Wally Anderson, Dick Huska -3.

CLOSET TO PIN — Doug Phillips. LONGEST PUTT — Ron Bogle.

Next play — Tuesday.

Bethel splits

season opener

After numerous delays because of the weather, the Bethel College softball team finally opened the season Tuesday with a split against Hastings College at Wedel Field.

Bethel lost the first game 7-3, but won the second game 3-2.

Mattie Hogrefe went 2-for-4 hitting for Hastings with two RBIs. Julie Reimer went 3 for 4 with an RBI. Taylor Stuhr hit a solo home run for the Broncos.

Cami Mills had three hits for Bethel.

Hannah Norquest went seven innings pitching for Hastings, striking out 12 and allowing two earned runs on five hits with a walk.

Riley Johnson pitched four innings for Bethel in the loss, striking out two. Skylar Jackson finished the game.

In the second game, Hastings scored two runs in the top of the first inning. Bethel came back with a run on a Kailey Gonzales RBI hit in the fourth inning. Laura Pineda drove in two runs in the sixth inning. Gonzales finished two for three hitting.

Julie Reimer went 2-for-3 hitting for Hastings with an RBI. Sydney Schelkopf also drove in a run.

Rachel Duer went the distance pitching for Bethel, allowing six hits, a walk and five strikeouts.

Hastings’ Kyliegh Boever struck out six in four innings. Mattie Hogrefe took the loss.

Bethel hosts Peru State at 1 p.m. Saturday.

First game



Norquist (W, 1-1) and Gerhard; Johnson (L, 0-1), Jackson 5 and Overbay. HR — H: Stuhr (1). Time — 2:03.

Second game



Boever, Hogrefe (L, 0-2) 5 and Langer; Duer (W, 1-0) and Overbay.

Schmidt takes
defensive honors

WICHITA — Bethel College senior Abby Schmidt was named the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference defensive player of the week for the week ending Sunday.

In three games, all Bethel wins, Schmidt scored 37 points with 56 rebounds, 3 assists and 13 blocked shots. Schmidt helped lead the defense to holding its opponents to 149 points total in three games (49.7 points per game).

It is the third time this season, Schmidt has taken defensive honors and fourth time overall, she has taken KCAC weekly honors.

Cech takes
tennis honors

WICHITA — Bethel freshman Michael Cech was named the KCAC men’s tennis player of the week for the week ending Sunday.

In Bethel’s 7-0 win over Evangel, Cech won his singles match 6-4, 6-3 against Daryl Wong. He won his doubles match with Nolan Schrader against James McIlweaith and Sam Coryell 6-0.

Cech is 8-3 in singles this season and 5-3 in doubles.

Bethel 7, Evangel 0

SINGLES — Michael Cech (BC) def. Daryl Wong (EU), 6-4, 6-2; Milan Bucek (BC) def. James McIlwraith, 6-2, 6-2; Nolan Schrader (BC) def. Sam Coryell (EU), 6-1, 6-2; Tomas Quercia (BC) def. Jarett Teel (EU), 6-0, 6-2; Zachary Shima (BC) def. Cade Chrastina (EU), 6-0, 6-0; Joaquin Pluis (BC) def. Luke Carpenter (EU), 6-1, 6-1.

DOUBLES — Michael Cech-Nolan Schrader (BC) def. James McIlwraith-Sam Coryell (EU) 6-0; Milan Bucek-Jordan Singh (BC) def. Daryl Wong-Devin Stone (EU) 6-1; Zachary Shima-Tomas Quercia (BC) def. Jon Deroo-Jordan Letterman (EU) 6-0.


Evangel 5, Bethel 2

SINGLES — Ana Bjelica (EU) def. Halle Krehbiel (BC) 6-0, 6-0; Abigail Chaney (EU) vs. Aurora Domingo (BC) 3-6, 7-5; Nalea Payton (BC) def. Carly McAtee (EU) 6-2, 6-2; Courtney Yates (EU) won by forfeit; Neely Bridges (EU) won by forfeit; Karson Phipps(EU) won by forfeit.

DOUBLES — Halle Krehbiel-Aurora Domingo (BC) def. Courtney Yates-Neely Bridges (EU) 6-4.

BC athletes

take honors

Below are Bethel’s KCAC Scholar-Athletes in competitive dance, competitive cheer and indoor track and field:


Edel Miller, so., Goessel

Evelyn Manresa, jr., McPherson


Breanna Galindo, so., Dodge City

Jayde Blain, sr., Cawker City

Jessica LaRocque, sr., Cawker City

Kalynn Wiles, sr., Pontiac, Ill.

Women’s Indoor Track

Charlotte Ehrmann, sr., Augusta

Jennifer Andres, sr., Newton

Natalie Graber, sr., Divide, Colo.

Stephany Meyer, so., Goessel