MHS baseball, softball Alumni Night set for Friday

By Steve Sell
March 21, 2019

McPherson High’s baseball and softball teams will be hosting “Bullpup Alumni Night” on Friday at Grant Complex.

There’s a full range of activities. All activities are free.

• Baseball •

3:45 — Varsity batting practice

4:45 — Alumni batting practice

5:45 — Pre-game introductions

6:00 — Alumni Game

• Softball •

6:30 — Home run derby for Elementary-K (Field A); 3rd-4th grade (Field B)

7:00 — Home run derby for 5th-6th (Field A); 7th-8th (Field B)

8:00 — Seasoned 41-and-up men (Field A); seasoned 41-and-up women (Field B)

8:30 — High school-Men’s 40 (Field A); high school-women’s 40 (Field B)

The weather is expected to be excellent.

Don't dismiss Kansas State just yet

By Steve Sell
March 21, 2019

To hear some of the national pundits talk, Kansas State’s basketball season will end on Friday.

The talking heads have dug the hole and they’re ready to shovel in the dirt.

The Wildcats begin NCAA Tournament play against UC Irvine in a No. 4 vs. 13 matchup. I’ve heard some pundits say the Wildcats will be among the best of the higher seeds to go out against a double-digit seed.

Not that the Wildcats needed additional motivation. Nationally, there’s a perception that Kansas State and Texas Tech didn’t win the Big 12 as much as Kansas lost it. The Wildcats and Red Raiders aren’t being given the credit they deserve since so much focus is heaped on the Jayhawks.

Of course, the reason the Wildcats are being slighted is that All-Big 12 forward Dean Wade is not expected to play because of his lingering foot injury. The pundits believe without Wade, the Wildcats are completely hamstrung.

They probably didn’t pay attention to the fact the Wildcats played a stretch of games without their sweet-shooting big man from that tiny town in Western Kansas who played for Clint Kinnamon at St. John. While they’ll certainly miss Wade’s offensive prowess, KSU coach Bruce Weber can confound opponents with a smaller, quicker lineup that will be defensively blessed.

Cartier Diarra is now back, and will combine with Barry Brown, Xavier Sneed and Kamau Stokes on the perimeter, all rotating around big man Makol Mawien. The bench will be threadbare, but in the NCAA Tournament teams don’t play more than seven or eight players.

If Kansas State advances, it would face the winner of Wisconsin and Oregon. Wisconsin didn’t play all that well in February and somewhat stumbled into the postseason. Oregon, on the other hand, has been rolling in recent games. Of course, the Ducks are coached by former Kansas State coach Dana Altman, which could set up an interesting second round. Kansas is facing the same thing should it win two games, because the Jayhawks would most likely play former coach Roy Williams’ North Carolina Tar Heels.

Kansas State is actually, to me, in one of the easier brackets. The No. 1 seed is Virginia, a team the Wildcats would play in the Sweet 16 if form holds true. The teams should have played last year in the second game, but the Cavaliers — the No. 1 seed — were upset in the first round by the University of Maryland-Baltimore, the first time that had ever happened in the NCAA Tournament.

The bottom half of the bracket has my pick to advance from the regional, Tennessee, along with No. 3 seed Purdue, which is getting some national play as the sleeper team.

K-State’s national slight is nothing new for the school. Bill Snyder’s football team never was given its proper due during the halcyon days when the Wildcats were winning 10 and 11 games a year and relished flying under the radar.

Great weekend for MAC Wrestling Club

By Steve Sell
March 21, 2019

The MAC Wrestling Club brought home many honors from last weekend’s USAW State Championships last weekend in Topeka.

From left to right are Holli Giddings (2nd), Mya Kretzer (1st), Cooper Reves (5th) and Eli Farley (6th).

Not pictured were Treyton Pelnar (1st) and Tucker Pelnar (3rd).

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Updated KCAC softball standings

Avila, 4-0 (10-10)

McPherson College, 2-0 (13-10)

Ottawa, 2-0 (10-8)

Bethel, 3-1 (7-6)

Friends, 2-2 (9-12)


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Updated KCAC baseball standings

Oklahoma Wesleyan, 13-2 (20-5)

Tabor, 11-3 (19-6)

York, 7-4 (9-10)

McPherson College, 8-5 (17-9)

Southwestern, 7-7
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