MHS boys methodically dissect Newton

By Steve Sell
January 23, 2018

NEWTON — It basically was the McPherson High boys against Newton's Ty Berry on Tuesday.

Berry tried mightily to keep the Railers in the game with a 28-point outburst on Tuesday, but as the old saying goes one player can't beat five as the Bullpups' balanced attack propelled them to a 71-52 victory over their one-time most-fiercest rival.

MHS improved to 13-1 and now goes on a two-week furlough as it doesn't play again until Feb. 6 when it hosts Great Bend as it has the rest of this week off and all of next week.

It certainly earned the vacation after four wins in six days.

"I thought we did a good job overall," MHS coach Kurt Kinnamon said. "I would have liked to have played more man-to-man defense. I think probably if Jake (Alexander) was a little healthier (he sprained an ankle last week), we could have done a little better job of guarding Berry."

The smooth 6-4 sophomore guard was 10 of 16 from the field and scored 15 points in the first half, 13 after the break. He has scored 51 points in two games against the Bullpups in his career.

But his individual performance was dwarfed by the precision of the Bullpups, who time and again shredded the Newton defense for easy layups.

The Bullpups had a triple-threat attack with Ben Pyle scoring 18 (14 in the second half), Jake Alexander 17 and Mason Alexander 15, while Thomas Diggs just missed double figures with 9 for one of his best games of the year.

"Overall that's about a 'C'. A 'C" is passing," said Kinnamon, who was a pretty tough grader. "Our goal was really, honestly, to get through tonight. It really was. With as much sickness and Jake's ankle and different little things — bangs and bruises and stuff — that was our goal and for the most part we did that."

The Bullpups never trailed in the game, but it took them a while to gain a comfortable advantage. Berry hit a 3 at the halftime buzzer to pull the Railers within 33-24, but MHS had a big third quarter as it outscored the Railers 21-11.

The MHS JVs pushed their game into running clock after three quarters as they blew out the Railers, 54-19. Cooper Courtney and Aren Trost topped the Bullpups with 10 points apiece.

MHS’ freshmen also had their game into running clock as they pulled away for a 61-29 victory. The Bullpups had quartet of double-figure scorers, led by Adam Elliott with 16. Also in doubles were Aaron Powell (13), Jayton Alexander (12), and Eli Pyle (11).

MHS (71) — Labertew 1-1, 1-2, 3; Stufflebean 0-2, 0-0, 0; Mas. Alexander 5-8, 2-2, 15; Jk. Alexander 7-12, 0-0, 17; Diggs 4-5, 0-0, 9; Kinnamon 0-1, 0-0, 0; Pyle 8-12, 2-2, 18; Trost 2-3, 0-0, 4; Jays. Alexander 0-2, 2-2, 2; Hoppes 1-2, 0-0, 3. Totals — 28-48, 7-8, 71. 3-pointers — Jk. Alexander 3, Mas. Alexander 3, Diggs 1, Hoppes 1.

Newton (52) — Presley 1-2, 0-0, 3; Valdez 1-5, 0-0, 2; Krogmeier 2-5, 1-2, 7, Jones 2-5, 0-0, 4; Berry 10-16, 4-4, 28; Peterson 3-7, 2-4, 8; Hampton 0-2, 0-0, 0. Totals — 19-42, 7-10, 52. 3-pointers — Berry 4, Krogmeier 2.


MHS JV (54) — Mx. Alexander 4, Stufflebean 10, Schmid 2, Hoppes 5, Koehn 2, Kinnamon 5, Courtney 10, Trost 10, Pyle 6.


MHS 9th (61) — Jayt. Alexander 12, Pyle 11, Powell 13, Elliott 16, Gerbrandt 3, Hardman 4, Labertew 2.

McPherson PD releases annual summary report

By KBBE News
January 23, 2018

The McPherson Police Department and Chief Robert McClarty presented the 2017 Summary Report at the Jan. 22, 2018 City Commission meeting. In total, McClarty believes this was a successful year for his department.

“Throughout the year, our officers and staff have been very busy with an array of law enforcement duties,” McClarty said. “Patrol response, investigations and administrative duties, including court, meetings, training and community interaction.”

McPherson County Emergency Communications reports assigning 18,040 calls for service for the McPherson Police Department in 2017. The stats reported show an increase of 1,098 calls for service for the policed department alone, which was above and beyond the 2016 numbers.

Our records indicate that officers in 2017 generated 2,578 case reports, which include felony, narcotics, misdemeanors, information and collision reports. These numbers increased by 36 reports in 2017 when compared to the 2016 numbers.

“I’ve looked both the numbers for calls for service and the case,”. McClarty said. “There is no actual trend as to one specific thing that the calls have gone up on. It’s an overall increase.”

In 2017 their officers issued a total of 2,151 citations, which reflect 2,681 offenses. These numbers substantially increased to nearly double the number of citations issued in 2016 (1,057 and 1,378).

“I believe the increase is simply due to the number of officers we have on the street now, as compared to the shortage we’ve been in previous years,” McClarty said.

In 2017, the PD made 48 felony arrests and 532 misdemeanor arrests, as opposed to 33 felony arrests and 465 misdemeanor arrests from 2016. There were a total of 1,841 VIN inspections completed, compared to 1,762 in 2016.

Animal service numbers reflected a minor decrease, when comparing 2017 to 2016. In 2017 they impounded 210 dogs opposed to 249 in 2016. Citations issued decreased by two as well. Adoptions from the shelter increased by four.

“I believe this is simply because we have been actively enforcing it,” McClarty said. “We have less dogs running at large, less impounds and less citations.”

Officers involved in incidents were battered two times in 2017, compared to three the previous year. In all those cases, the officers have recovered from their injuries. One officer was assaulted one time, but the subjects were charged accordingly.

“I’m very pleased to say that we had no officer involved shootings in 2016 or 2017,” McClarty said.

For a detailed look at this year’s Summary Report, you can find it$file/2017%20Police%20Department%20Summary%20Report%2001182018.pdf

Mac's Bachura, BC's Ahaneku honored

By Steve Sell
January 23, 2018

Aaron Bachura’s monster week did not go unnoticed.

The McPherson College 6-2 senior guard was named KCAC Offensive Player of the Week today as the Bulldogs went 1-1, including a stunning upset of Tabor on Saturday.

Bachura scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 109-100 overtime loss to Tabor on Wednesday, then scored 29 points in the 87-80 win over Tabor, making 7 3-pointers.

For the week, he was 17 of 33 from the field, 12 of 25 from 3-point. He also was 13 of 15 from the foul line in the two games.

On the women’s side, Bethany’s Sydney Ahaneku was named the Defensive Player of the Week for her performances in two Swede wins.

Ahaneku had 11 rebounds and 2 blocks in a win over McPherson College on Wednesday, then had 12 rebounds and 3 blocks in Bethany’s win over Kansas Wesleyan.

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