Kansas Tennis

Coaches Association

Prep boys’ rankings

Class 6A — 1. Blue Valley West (1), 2. Blue Valley Northwest (2), 3. Shawnee Mission East (3), 4. Blue Valley North (4), 5. Lawrence Free State (5). Others: Olathe Northwest, Olathe North, Topeka High.

Class 5A — 1. Bishop Carroll (1), 2. Arkansas City (2), 3. St. James Academy (3), 4. Maize (4), 5. Goddard Eisenhower (5). Others: Mill Valley, Valley Center, Salina Central.

Class 4A — 1. Wichita Collegiate (1), 2. McPherson (2), 3. Independence (3), 4. Andover Central (4), 5. Bishop Miege (5). Others: Abilene, Parsons, Buhler.

Class 3-2-1A — 1. Kansas City Christian (1), 2. Sterling (2), 3. Central Plain (3), 4. HESSTON (4), 5. Conway Springs (5). Others: Hutchinson Trinity, Maranatha Academy, Ellsworth.


at Pine Edge

GOESSEL – Ben Schrag of Goessel shot a hole-in-one Sunday at the Pine Edge Golf Course in Goessel.

He used a gap wedge to ace the 123-yard ninth hole.

Witnesses were Tina Schrag, Noah Schrag and Levi Schrag.

Swathers compete

at Collegiate TOC

WICHITA — With just two entries, the Hesston High School boys’ tennis team placed 16th out of 16 teams at the Wichita Collegiate Tournament of Champions in Wichita.

Wichita Collegiate won the meet at 168 points, followed by NcPherson at 133, Bishop Carroll at 124, Maize at 119 and Blue Valley at 114. Hesston scored 50 points.

Logan Gamble placed 11th in singles going 3-2.

In doubles play, Jorge Morales and Isaac Decker finished 1-2 and had to forfeit their last two matches, finishing 16th.

“We were only able to take two entries today, and the doubles team had to leave early due to prom considerations, so I thought we competed pretty well,” Hesston coach Mark Dahlsten said. “This is a very strong tournament and both entries finished in the top half. We have another tournament coming up with our home invitational (today) and we should be at full strength for that. Then we need to gear up for league, regionals, and hopefully, state. The boys need to start shifting into post-season mode and I anticipate they will respond well.”

The Hesston Invitational II begins at 10 a.m. today.

Wichita Collegiate

Tournament of Champions


Hesston results

Team scores — Wichita Collegiate 168, McPherson 133, Bishop Carroll 124, Maize 119, Blue Valley 114, Independence 104, DeSoto 90, Derby 86, Hutchinson Trinity 78, Bishop Miege 73, Parsons 70, Wichita Trinity Academy 69, Conway Springs 66, Topeka Hayden 64, Wichita West 57, Hesston 50.

Singles — 11. Logan Gamble (3-2): 1. W Zeller BM 8-7 (7-4), 2. Andrew Snell McP. 8-1, CQF. W Couch DeS. 8-2, CSF. L Sanders Mai. 8-3, 11th. W Bowman Der. 8-6.

Doubles — 16. Jorge Morales-Isaac Decker (1-2): 1. W Hutley-Ball Par. 8-4, 2. L Murphy-Wheeler WC 8-1, CQF. L Winter-Meis CS 8-2, CSF. L Federico-Sandstrom TH default, 15th. L Palmer-Simmons Der. default.

Bethel signs

two players

Jacob Winter of Conway Springs signed with Bethel College to compete in both basketball and tennis beginning this fall.

He attended Conway Springs High School.

Bethel also signed Alex Woodruff of Tulsa, Okla.

In basketball, Winter averaged 12 points, five rebounds and three assists a game. He was a first-team All-Central Plains League selection and an all-state honorable mention.

"We are excited to welcome Jacob into our program," BC basketball coach Tony Hoops said. "He comes from a great community and school that values hard work so I know he will fit very well within our program. We look forward to seeing him continue to grow as a player."

In tennis, Winter was a two-time state qualifier, currently in his final season. He placed fifth at state as a junior.

"Jacob comes from a high school program that continues to produce great student athletes," BC tennis coach Richard Southern said. "We are fortunate to have several Conway Springs kids on campus and look forward to working with Jacob."

Woodruff averaged 15 points, four rebounds and three assists a game at Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, where he was named his team’s offensive player of the year as a senior. He was named to the all-tournament team at the Port City Classic. He played club basketball for the Tulsa Hawks.

"I'd like to thank God any my family for making all of this possible," Woodruff said. "I chose Bethel College because of its elite academic programs and to compete athletically at a high level."

"Alex is a quality young man that we have recruited throughout the year and we are extremely pleased to have him sign with us,” Hoopes said. “He brings a great knowledge of the game, work ethic, and is a tremendous student. He is a great example of everything we want in a player here at Bethel."

Woodruff was an honor student in high school and intends to major in pre-med at Bethel.

Hesston senior

signs with MC

HESSTON — Hesston High School senior Zach Vogt signed a letter of intent to play basketball at McPherson College.

Vogt is a 5-10 point guard who averaged 15 points a game as a senior. He is a two-time All-Central Kansas League selection, a first-team pick as a senior. He also is a third-team All-Class 3A selection by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association.

"Zach is one of the top point guards in this area and state of Kansas," McPherson coach Tim Swartzendruber said. "He is a winner. The success Zach had as part of both the football and basketball teams at Hesston is proof. We have watched him in our summer league and throughout his high school career and he is a leader and is extremely competitive. Zach will fit with our current players and make an impact next year. We are extremely pleased he chose McPherson to continue his basketball career and get his education."

Vogt also played football and helped lead the Swathers to the Class 3A state championship game as a senior. He was a Class 3A all-state selection at wide receiver as a senior.

Vogt intends to major in business at McPherson.

Wingnuts sign

pitcher Kane

WICHITA — The Wichita Wingnuts signed pitcher Tyler Kane for the 2017 season.

Kane begins his fifth season in professional baseball. He spent his first three seasons in the Miami Marlins organization, which drafted him in the 38th round of the 2013 draft from the University of Washington.

He reached as high as the Class A advanced level, going 5-5 in 54 games with a 4.77 earned-run-average, five saves, 53 strikeouts and 38 walks.

He played in three games with Wichita last season, going 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA, 10 strikeouts and three walks. He also pitched for the Seattle Studs in the National Baseball Congress World Series last summer, working three innings and taking a loss against the Kansas Stars, a team made up for former MLB players,

Wichita now has 23 players under contract for the upcoming season.