Bauerle named

Hesston coach

HESSTON - Tyson Bauerle has been named the Hesston High School football coach, succeeding Clint Rider, who left after four seasons to become the head coach at Blue Valley Northwest.

Baurele spent last two seasons at Sterling High School, where he was 4-5 his first season and 6-4 last season. He inherited a team that finished 0-9 in 2014.

Last season, Sterling finished 5-2 in its first season in the Heart of America League. The Black Bears went 2-1 in Class 3A district play to qualify for the state playoffs, falling to Hesston 48-8 in the first round.

Bauerle is a 2003 graduate of Nickerson High School. He played baseball at Tabor College, where he earned All-KCAC and NAIA Academic All-American Honors. He graduated from Tabor in 2007 and earned a masters degree from Walden University in 2010.

Bauerle teaches junior high and high school history and social studies classes in the Sterling district. He also served as an assistant boys’ basketball and head softball coach at Sterling.

He inherits a team that finished 11-4 last year, falling to Rossville 48-42 in overtime in the Class 3A state finals.

Newton tennis

duo takes 11th

TOPEKA — The Newton High School doubles team of Max Karst and Jordan Singh placed 11th at the Class 5A state tournament Saturday at the Kossover Tennis Center in Topeka.

The Newton duo opened play Saturday in the consolation quarterfinals, losing to Tyler McGreevy and Colin Anderson of Goddard Eisenhower 9-1. In the consolation semifinals, Karst and Singh fell to Gavin Aills and Joey Wilson of Salina South 9-7. In the 11th-place match, Karst and Singh downed Coleman Shanks and Colin Wreath of Andover 9-5.

Both Karst and Singh are seniors and end the season 26-10.

Newton finished 13th in the team standings with seven points. Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I rival Maize won the team title with 30 points, followed by Arkansas City with 28 and Bishop Carroll with 28.

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Team scores — Maize 30, Arkansas City 28, Carroll 28, St. James Academy 26, Eisenhower 23, Mill Valley 22, Topeka West 17, Valley Center 15, Andover 13, Salina South 9, Kapaun 9, Salina Central 8, Newton 7, Seaman 6, Emporia 1, Pittsburg 1.


Semifinals — Steven, Carroll def. Howard, Eisenhower, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3; Hollis, Arkansas City def. Klaassen, Arkansas City, 6-0, 6-1. Championship — Steven, Carroll def. Hollis, Arkansas City, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4. Third place — Klaassen, Arkansas City def. Howard, Eisenwhoer, 6-3, 6-3. Fifth place — Sanders, Maize def. Howes, St. James, 9-3. Seventh place — Richardson, Andover def. Billings, Mill Valley, 9-2. Ninth place — Rogers, Valley Center def. Hayes, Salina Central, 9-3. 11th place — Burke, St. James def. Pfeifer, Maize, 9-8 (7-5).


Semifinals — Shima-Rice, Topeka West def. Bock-Bergeron, Mill Valley, 6-7 (7-4), 6-3, 6-4; Jobe-Schreiner, Maize def. Oxler-Stranghoner, Carroll, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Championship — Shima-Rice, Topeka West def. Jobe-Schreiner, Maize, 6-3, 6-1. Third place — Bock-Bergeron, Mill Valley def. Oxler-Stranghoner, Carroll, 6-1, 6-0. Fifth place — Anderson-McGreevy, Eisenhower def. Leiffer-Spradlin, St. James, 9-7. Seventh place — House-Klimiuk, Kapaun def. Brauer-Swift, Valley Center, 9-6. Ninth place — Aills-Wilson, Salina South def. Latendresse-Gill, Seaman, 9-5. 11th place — Karst-Singh, Newton def. Shanks-Wreath, Andover, 9-5.

Hesston netters

eighth at state

GARDEN CITY — The Hesston High School boys’ tennis team ended the season with an eighth-place team finish at the Class 3-2-1A state tournament Saturday at Garden City High School.

Sterling won the team title with 40 points, followed by Central Plains at 25 and Hutchinson Trinity at 24. Trinity won a tie-breaker over Maranatha Academy with a higher winning percentage.

Hesston was led by the doubles team of Jorge Morales and Jeb Carlson, who finished sixth.

Morales and Carlson opened play Saturday in the consolation quarterfinals, beating Brett Riffel and Kenan Comley of Sterling 9-2. In the consolation semifinals, Morales and Carlson downed Max Fullbright and Edward Wiener of Sterling 9-2. In the consolation finals, Morales and Carlson lost to Parish Blanding and Joey Oberle of Ellsworth 9-4.

The Hesston duo finished below the two Sterling teams at regionals and finished ahead of the Ellsworth team at regionals.

Morales, a junior, and Carlson, a freshman, end the season 17-14.

Freshman Logan Gamble finished the tournament 2-2 in singles play and ends the season 23-14. After a 1-1 start, Gamble beat Kirk Reisner of Hoisington 9-5, but fell one win short of a medal, losing to Tristan Harcrow of Hutchinson Trinity 9-3 in the second consolation round.

“All-in-all, we had a decent state tournament,” Hesston coach Mark Dahlsten said. “We could have done some things better, but we competed hard in a fairly deep field. We had a relatively young team this year (one senior, two juniors, a sophomore and two freshmen), so I expected to have some ups and downs, but by and large, I think we exceeded my expectations heading into the season. We will miss Mason (Barber) next season, as he was a four-year letterwinner, but I know five are coming back and have already started thinking about and setting goals for next season.”

Newton softball

falls to Hornets

VALLEY CENTER — The Newton High School softball team ended the season with a 14-4 loss to Valley Center Monday in the Class 5A regional semifinals in Valley Center.

The game was called after six innings on the 10-run rule.

Valley Center went on to down Andover 5-2 to win the regional title and advance to state.

The Hornets led 10-0 after four innings, but Newton came back with four runs in the top of the fifth inning. Valley Center responded with three runs in the sixth and a run in the seventh to end the game.

Taylor Rowley had four hits and five RBIs for Valley Center. Ashlyn Jacobs added two hits with five RBIs. Alli Burke had four hits for the Hornets.

Kyndal Bacon drove in two runs for Newton.

Ashlyn Jacobs pitched six innings for Valley Center, holding the Railers to six hits with three strikeouts. Zoe Stonehouse and Alejandra Llamas pitched for Newton.

The Railers end the season 1-20. Valley Center will enter state play 19-3.



Stonehouse (L), Llamas 4 and n/a; Jacobs (W) and n/a.

Sedgwick advances

to semifinals

SEDGWICK — The Sedgwick Cardinal softball team advances to the semifinals of the Class 3A regional tournament with a 9-0 win over Southwestern Heights Monday in Sedgwick.

Avery Blank held Southwestern Heights hitless for the first four innings and finished the game allowing just two hits with eight strikeouts.

Sedgwick scored a run in the second inning, one in the third, three in the fourth and four in the sixth. Sedgwick had just three hits in the game. Gracie Mabry drove in two runs for the Cardinals.

Each team had four errors.

Tembree Couch went six innings for Southwestern Heights, striking out 12 in the loss.

Sedgwick is 13-6 and plays 13-4 Douglass at 4:30 p.m. today at the Cheney Sports Complex. The winner faces the Cheney-Wichita Independent winner at 6 p.m.

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Couch (L) and n/a; Blank (W) and n/a.

Halstead ends

season to SES

MARION — The Halstead Dragon softball team ended the season with a 5-3 loss to top-seeded Southeast of Saline Monday in the Class 3A regional tournament in Marion.

Halstead opened the scoring with a run in the top of the third. The Trojans replied with two runs in the bottom of the third and a run in the fourth. Each team scored two runs in the fifth inning.

Mackenzie Anderson and Sky Werner each had two hits for Halstead. Anderson and Kayla Newman each drove in a run.

Madi Schuman had two hits for Southeast. Karis Calahan had an RBI.

Kaylen Lassley went 4 1-3 innings for the win, striking out six. Kendall Schlesener struck out five to finish the game for the save.

Werner went six innings for Halstead, striking out one.

Southeast, 18-1, takes on Lyons at 3 p.m. today. Halstead ends the season 5-16.


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Werner (L) and n/a; Lassley (W), Schlesener (S) 5 and n/a.

Hesston comeback

falls short

MARION — The Hesston High School softball team nearly overcame a 10-run inning, falling to Sterling 16-11 Monday in the Class 3A regionals in Marion.

Hesston halved the deficit with five runs in the fifth, but gave up four runs in the bottom of the fifth. Sterling outscored Hesston 4-2 in the sixth inning. Hesston scored four runs in the top of the seventh. Hesston held a 22-15 advantage in total hits.

Hesston’s Emily Shirley had five hits and three RBIs. Mackenzie Koehn and Kailey Jo Ince each added three hits for the Swathers.

Camille Schweizer drove in three runs for Sterling. Raegan Mantz added two RBIs.

Emma Horsch struck out seven in the win for Sterling. Kayla Ewert struck out four for Hesston.

Sterling, 17-2, takes on Hutchinson Trinity at 4:30 p.m. today in the semifinals. Hesston ends the season 7-12.

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Evancho (L), Ewert 4 and n/a; Horsch (W) and n/a.

Remington falls

to Trinity

MARION — The Remington High School softball team ended the season with a 9-3 loss to Hutchinson Trinity Monday in Class 3A regional play in Marion.

Trinity led 6-1 after four innings, adding three runs in the sixth. Remington added a run in the fifth and another in the sixth.

Emily Simon had three hits and two RBIs for Trinity. Meg Friday and Erica Naccarato each added two hits. Jordan Galliher had three RBIs. Friday had two.

Galliher had nine strikeouts in the win. Morgan Thunberg took the loss for Remington, striking out one.

Remington ends the season 9-10. Trinity, 15-6, plays Sterling at 4:30 p.m. today in the semifinals.



Thunberg (L) and n/a; Galliger (W) and n/a.

Halstead advances

over Belle Plaine

HALSTEAD — The Halstead High School baseball team advanced to the Class 3A regional semifinals with a 5-0 win over Belle Plaine Monday at Riverside Park in Halstead.

Halstead scored three runs in the first inning, a run in the second and a run in the fourth.

Dalton Kraus pitched 6 2-3 innings for the win, allowing three hits with six strikeouts and four walks. Kaden Kraus finished the game, allowing two walks.

Brian Casey went two for two hitting with an RBI. Tony Morris, Kaden Kraus and David Schulte each added an RBI.

Peyton Nolan took the loss for Belle Plaine, allowing four unearned runs with six walks and a strikeout. Nick Wells finished the game, striking out three. Belle Plaine was hampered with four errors.

Belle Plaine ends the season 5-14. Halstead is 14-7 and plays Cheney at 4 p.m. Thursday in Douglass in the semifinals.

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Nolan (L), Wells 2 and n/a; D.Kraus (W), K.Kraus 7 and n/a.

Moundridge edges

Inman in regionals

MOUNDRIDGE — Peyton Fast hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead the Moundridge Wildcat baseball team to a 6-5 win over Inman Monday night in the Class 2-1A regional semifinals in Moundridge.

Moundridge scored a run in the bottom of the first inning. Inman came back with three runs in the third, a run in the fifth and a run in the sixth. Moundridge tied the game with four runs in the sixth.

Kolton Lare went three for three hitting for Inman with two RBIs. Fast finished two for three with two RBIs. Remington Creed and Hunter Emerson each added an RBI,

Walker Strange went 5 1-3 innings for Inman, striking out five. Ethan Dewitt finished the game with the loss. Dylan Sugars went five innings for Moundridgem striking out 12. Caleb Frye finished the game for the win, striking out two.

“We did not play our best baseball tonight,” Moundridge coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “We had routine plays we did not make that we have been making all year. An unbelievable comeback by our team tonight. Down by a run in the bottom of the sixth with two outs, Hunter Emerson's base-hit scored pinch-runner Collin Kohl from second for the tying run. Caleb Frye got three outs in the top of the seventh to get us back at the plate. Chris Leddy had a slap hit to right field with on out to get us a base runner. He stole second and with two outs, Peyton Fast delivered the game winning single to right to score Leddy. Survive and advance is the name of the game this time of year.”

Inman ends the season 7-13. Moundridge is 13-6 and plays top-seeded Bluestem at 5 p.m. Wednesday.



Strange, Dewitt (L) 6 and n/a; Sugars, Frye (W) 6 and Otte.