KW leads KCAC all-sports race; Mac in 6th

By Steve Sell
December 07, 2016

Kansas Wesleyan has grabbed the lead in the 2016-17 KCAC Commissioner’s Cup race after the fall portion of the sports schedule.

Points are given for standings in men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball.

There will be updated standings following the winter sports season and then the Cup will be awarded after the spring season.

The Coyotes have a healthy lead at this point with 61 1/2 points, well ahead of second-place Ottawa, which has 48 1/2. KW had Top 3 finishes in every single sport.

Others in the upper half are Saint Mary (47 1/2), Friends (45), Tabor (44) and McPherson College (40 1/2).

The Bulldogs’ only real downfall was in football as they took last, but were strong in most of the other sports. The leaders were men’s cross country (3rd) and men’s soccer (3rd).

The bottom division included Sterling (36 1/2), Oklahoma Wesleyan (33), Bethany (31) 1/2), Southwestern (29), York (17) and Bethel (11).

Royals trade ace reliever Davis to Cubs

By Steve Sell
December 07, 2016

Piece-by-piece, the dismantling of the Kansas City Royals’ 2015 World Championship team is under way.

First the Royals let power-hitting Kendrys Morales walk to Toronto. Then pitcher Edinson Volquez, the Royals’ Opening Day starter in 2016, signed with Miami.

Now the pitcher who recorded the last out of the 2015 World Series has been traded.

Wade Davis, who for the last three years was as close to unhittable as any pitcher in the game, was traded today to the World Champion Chicago Cubs for promising outfielder Jorge Soler.

Davis was lost for a couple of stretches this past season due to forearm problems. He was supposed to make id="mce_marker"0 million in his walk year and probably would not have been re-signed due to his advancing age.

Soler is a 24-year-old outfielder-DH possibility. He has hit 27 home runs in 211 games over his three years with the Cubs. Most of all, the Royals will have club control of him for four more seasons at just id="mce_marker"7.6 million, which could be a steal. His most alarming problem is his prodigious strikeout numbers, but maybe with everyday play he’ll become more consistent.

MHS swimming photos now posted

By Steve Sell
December 07, 2016

Photos from Tuesday’s Great Bend Invitational swimming meet have now been posted under our sports gallery link.

Thanks to Jim VanGoethem for providing these McPherson High photos to our website.

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The McPherson Hospital Relay for Life team is selling cookbooks composed of favorite recipes from hospital staff and volunteers. All profits will be going to The American Cancer Society. The cookbooks are $15.00 each; cash or check payable to “Cookbook Fundraiser.” The cookbooks are available for sell at the McPherson Hospital Gift Shop, Hair Razors, The Cooks Nook, The Well, and Galva Cash in Galva. Or you may call or text 620-921-0190 to purchase. This would make a great Christmas gift for any special person in your life- and remember all profits will go to The American Cancer Society. -- 620-921-0190

For Sale

110cc mini quad for sale. Runs good but needs carb tinkered with. tons of new parts including throttle cable, coil, stator, carburetor and battery. Also including 2 other sets of body plastics, spare rims & wheels, and entire parts quad with a good 110cc motor. Asking $400 for everything. Might trade for nice automatic mini bike for kids. Located in Lindsborg.can send pictures. Call or text -- 620-755-0280

AKC reg German shepard puppies for sale and will be ready dec 17th. If interested or you would like to see pics please call/text -- 620-334-0241

Yamaha electric keyboard with stand and bench, best offer, new girls bicycle helmet ages 7-14, 5$ -- 620-755-3667

Room size rug 8 by 11 cream with green very clean and good cond. 75$, Twin Girls Canopy Top Bed heart design ,comes with all new bedding,lavender and curtain to match, 1500$ value, selling for 500$, maybe take payments, pictures avail. -- 620-755-8395

Someone to build a wheelchhair access ramp to the house for a recent amputee. Hasn't been able to work so will need to be inexpensive charge. -- 620.755.5591

Betsy Ross Spinet piano, some water marks on surface, needs tuned but otherwise good piano. $75 obo. Located in Lindsborg. Purchaser will need to load and haul off. -- 785-906-0171

14’ Aluminum boat and trailer Brand new tires 2 crestliner captains chairs 36 hp thrust trolling motor Life jackets, throw cushion Anchor, oars, fire extinguisher $600 – firm. -- 620-755-7439

6 foot white artificial Christmas tree and adding strands of white corded tree lights for it. $5.00 SOLD!!!! -- May call or text @ 620-242-8199


"The Canton Flea Market Holiday Edition will be held on Saturday,December 3 from 8 until 3. Located at the McPherson County Fairgrounds 1 mile north of 56 on Main, the market will offer vintage, antique, craft and handmade items, jewelry and accessories, upcycled, rustic, repurposed, essential oils, Hart and Sole clothing, face painting, baked goods, fancy coffee, and much more. A delicious lunch will be offered by the UMW. Other activities throughout the day include the Holiday Craft and vendor Fair at the high school, visits with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, and horsedrawn hayrack rides. Come on out to Canton for a fun filled day! Contact Dave at 620-382-4147 or 620-654-3259 with questions about the flea market." --

McPherson County Toy Run-Toys for Kids-Motorcyle Parade at 1 pm-at Wal-Mart-Staging at Noon-Chili Feed and Auction at the Legion following the parade -- 620-755-1801 or 620-897-6786 or the McPherson American Legion

ReUse It Center-Open 9-4 Saturday, 12-4 Tuesday, 3-7 Thursday-corner of 81 Bypass and Kansas Avenue -- 620-245-0122

For Sale

Men's Nike Sneakers-8.5-Black and Grey-great shape-$10 -- 620-241-0112

Garage Sale

3 Family garage sale-1021 South Main until 5 pm today --

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14 new pairs of earrings on original cards-southwest themed-turquoise stones-sterling silver-$20 for all -- 785-212-9036

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