Sports briefs for Sept. 16, 2020
WICHITA — The Stryker Soccer Complex in Wichita is a place where the Newton High School boys soccer team doesn’t have a lot of wins.
That changed Tuesday when the Railers posted a 2-1 overtime win over Kapaun-Mt. Carmel in nonleague play.
Santiago Fernandez scored the game-winner for the Railers. Alex Sanchez had the Railers’ first goal with an assist from Armando Alvarez.
The Railers improve to 4-2 and play at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Andover at the Andover District Stadium.
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SALINA — The Bethel College men’s tennis team moved up a spot in the leaderboard during the final round of play to take seventh at the Carmichael Cup at the Salina Municipal Golf Course.
Bethany’s B team won the nine-team meet at 854, followed by Sterling at 886 and Bethany A at 870.
Zach Willard, of Bethany B, was top medalist with a 6-under 204. Ben Harvey, of Bethany A, was second at 207. Narudol Pinyo, of Sterling, was third at 209.
Bethel was led by Chase Anderson at 234, Kyle Belvin at 241, Nathan Gutierrez at 243, Trae Gehring at 244 and Joe Knoll at 287.
Bethel competes Sept. 28-29 at the Central Christian Invitational at the Turkey Creek Golf Course in McPherson.
WICHITA — Bethel College was named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Champions of Character Gold Award winner for the 2019-20 school year.
According to the release, “Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earned points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition, and character promotion. Institutions earned points based on exceptional student-athlete grade point averages and by having minimal to no ejections during competition throughout the course of the academic year.”
Other Gold award winners in the conference include Avila, Friends, Kansas Wesleyan, Oklahoma Wesleyan, Tabor, Saint Mary and York.
Bethany and McPherson were named Silver Award winners. Ottawa and Sterling were named Bronze Award winners.
The KCAC was designated as a Five-Star Conference.
To earn that distinction, the conference must have “Established Champions of Character Conference Committee.
“(The) Conference has a conduct in competition oversight committee composed of a minimum of three members.
“At leas 60 percent of member institutions must receive the NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award.”
LINDSBORG — Bethany College named Blake Mitchell as its head e-sports coach.
Mitchell is a Bethany alumn, holding a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology. He is the co-owner of Simbolic Gaming, an e-sports organization, which has won two titles and a second-place finish.
Bethany will begin competition in the 2021-22 school year.
ResultsMonday and Tuesday
Salina Municipal GC
Par 70, 6,521 yards
Team scores — Bethany (B) 285-283-286—854, Sterling 282-297-287—866, Bethany (A) 286-293-291—870, Kansas Wesleyan (B) 301-289-293—883, Bethany (C) 308-295-310—913, Tabor 307-304-322—933, Bethel 324-323-315—962, Kansas Wesleyan (C) 330-314-325—969, Sterling (B) 347-321-322—990.
Top 10 – 1. Zach Willard Bty. 69-67-68—204, 2. Ben Harvey Bty. 70-67-70—207, 3. Narudol Pinyo Ster. 71-70-68—209, T4. Larus Long Bty. 69-70-73—212, T4. Connor Larkin Bty. 66-73-73—212, 6. Trevor Watson KWU 71-74-70—215, T7. Vicenzo Miravite Ster. 70-74-74—218, T7. Andreas Wahlgren Bty. 74-69-75—218, 9. Casey Dougherty Ster. 69-81-69—219, T10. Ben Wolfman Bty. 73-73-74—220, T10. Daniel Ramirez Ster. 72-72-76—220.
Bethel scores — T25. Chase Anderson 77-76-81—234, 31. Kyle Belvin 83-84-74—241, T33. Nathan Gutierrez 78-86-79—243, T35. Trae Gehring 86-77-81—244, 46. Joe Knoll 95-97-95—287.
Smoky Valley Inv.
Team scores — Smoky Valley 24, Ellinwood 34.
Hesston results — 5. Elsie Clark 23:02, 18. Allyssa Fuqua 27:43, 21. Kendall Hawes 28:58.
Team scores — Smoky Valley 15, Hesston 46, Ellinwood 82, Sterling 106, Lyons 142.
Hesston results — 6. Micah Dahlsten 19:21.73, 7. Joey Kueker 19:23.89, 10. Devin Miller 20:28.47, 11. Ethan Thompson 20:29.04, 12. Ayden Summers 20:29.45, 15. Noah LeFevre 20:47.29, 17. Jesse Magill 20:51.08.
Seventh-grade girls — 1. Ashley Lehman 6:50.
Seventh-grade boys — 12. Jack Sharp 7:37.
Eighth-grade boys — 1. Zach Smith 12:15, 3. Casey Heinrichs 12:59, 4. Finn Fuqua 13:16, 8. Carson Johnston 15:14.
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High Single Game — Brandon Harrod, All 3 Holes, 248; High Single Series — Matt Hill, All 3 Holes, 618; High Team Game — Arrowhead, 1,006; High Team Series — Arrowhead, 2,869.
Derby 20, Newton 12
Halstead 56, Nickerson 12
Newton 5, Elyria Christian-Hutchinson Central Christian 0