LEAVENWORTH — McPherson’s American Legion baseball team could see the finish line, but couldn’t reach it.
Post 24 led Andover 3-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the American Legion Class A Tournament.
After playing solidly for much of the game, it all unraveled in that fateful inning as Andover scored seven runs to rally for an 8-3 victory and drop McPherson into Thursday’s 10 a.m. elimination game against the loser of the second game between Dodge City and the Salina Eagles.
Marcus McDaniel went the distance on the mound and had it going before Andover started to hit the ball and then took advantage of some Post 24 lapses to get the merry-go-round going.
McPherson coach Tony Schmidt said his team didn't take advantage of scoring opportunities early in the game, as it could easily have been 6-1 with a clutch hit here or there.
"We were not as aggressive as we normally are. Maybe a little bit of nerves," Schmidt said. "We had one inning that got away from us. They had a couple of big hits with the bases loaded and we had a couple of mental errors."
It didn't help, Schmidt said, that the game began with rubber-core baseballs being used before standard baseballs became available about the fourth inning.
"We hit some shots, but you don't know what those balls are going to do," he said, adding though that it worked both ways since both teams used the same balls.
McPherson (3) — Starkel 3-1-1-0, Schmidt 3-0-2-0, McDaniel 2-0-0-0, Burney 4-0-0-0, Loecker 3-0-1-1, Hoover 2-1-1-0, McCulley 2-1-1-0, Reed 3-0-1-1, Reifschneider 3-0-0-0.
According to a new study, Kansas’s eighteen private colleges generate $980.1 million in new income each year for the Kansas economy. The economic impact of the colleges is sufficient to create 21,968 new jobs in Kansas every year and generate $2.8 billion in social benefits to the state through increased business output and improvements in health and public safety that accrue from the graduates of Kansas’ private colleges.
The new study, “Demonstrating the Economic Value of the Kansas Independent Colleges and Universities,” specifically analyzes the contributions to the Kansas economy by the private colleges that would not otherwise occur if the colleges did not exist. The report’s findings show that the colleges’ impact on Kansas’ economy is nearly equivalent to Kansas hosting the NFL Super Bowl nine times each year.
“We have always known that Kansas’ independent colleges were important to the Kansas economy,” said Matt Lindsey, president of the Kansas Independent College Association and Fund which commissioned the study. “This study demonstrates just how truly powerful the contribution is that our students, faculty, and institutions make and how essential Kansas’ independent colleges are to Kansas’ future.”
Besides the 21,968 jobs that the colleges’ activities could generate, the colleges themselves employ 4,390 faculty and staff in Kansas, making the colleges collectively the seventh largest non-governmental employer based in the state. KICA colleges receive zero institutional funds from the state budget, thus nearly all of the colleges’ operating budgets are privately funded.
Other highlights of the study include:
Kansas’ private colleges gave nearly $120 million in privately-funded student aid to college students, making the colleges collectively the single largest charitable organization in Kansas.
Kansas private colleges enroll more than 10,500 out-of-state students each year, more out-of-state students to Kansas than any other college or the university in the state.
261,500 visitors come to Kansas’ independent colleges each year on average and generate $14.1 million in income to the state. The number of visitors is nearly 90,000 more than the number of visitors who come to Kansas for hunting, fishing, and wildlife watching combined.
“Our policy makers in Topeka and in cities and towns would have to recruit a several major corporations every year to generate the income that our eighteen colleges add just through their operations,” noted Lindsey. On top of that, Kansas and Kansas taxpayers benefits from a healthier, safer, and more productive and engaged citizenry to the tune of $2.8 billion. That’s tough to top and suggests where our state’s real assets exist – in our private colleges.”
The report was commission by the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) and the research was conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). The full report can be found at www.kscolleges.org/economic-impact.html.
The Kansas Independent College Association, founding in 1976, is a 501(c)4 organization that works to provide support and services to the independent colleges of the state. The member institutions are Baker University, Benedictine College, Bethany College, Bethel College, Central Christian College, Donnelly College, Friends University, Hesston College, Kansas Wesleyan University, McPherson College, Manhattan Christian College, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Newman University, Ottawa University, Southwestern College, Sterling College, Tabor College, and the University of St. Mary.
The McPherson County Council on Aging would like to invite the public to a ‘Meet the Candidates’ event on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at their offices located at 926 N. Main St.-Suite B, McPherson, KS.
This will be an informal come and go gathering allowing persons in the McPherson County area the opportunity to meet and visit with the candidates in our districts prior to the August 5th primary election.
Light refreshments will be served.
WICHITA — Behind medalist Jacob Lackey, the McPherson Turkey Creek Junior Golf Team took first place
LINDSBORG — New Bethany College softball signee Lauren Iverson has traveled a winding road to join the
LINDSBORG — There is going to be no shortage of competition on the Bethany College baseball team
Everyone is welcome to attend the Dodge Ball Tourney/Bake Sale/Open House at the McPherson Community Building on Saturday, August 9th. Registrations are still being accepted for dodgeball teams of six, all ages are welcome and the fee is only $25. All proceeds raised will benefit Shari Henson, local mom fighting cancer. Check out the facebook page "Shari Henson Fundraiser" for more information. --
32" Toshiba color TV with remote, works great $40 -- 620-334-0805, call or text
Five puppies, six weeks old and eating solid food -- 755-9004
Kittens, eating solid food, very cute and playful -- 241-3647
Blo0nd and orange female Pomeranian named "Lady", eleven years, wearing reddish-brown collar with blue and gold tags, recently groomed, LAST SEEN in Moundridge on Sunday $25 REWARD for her safe return -- 620-660-5344 in Moundridge
German Shepherd puppy or young adult dog -- 620-877-7965
Quad Runner type ATV for use on farm, reasonably priced -- 245-8786
'00 VW Bug, five speed 1.8L gas engine $4300 -- 245-5854
Four women's bicycles and three men's bicycles -- 755-7104 or see at 202 Lakeview Drive
306 N 2nd in Canton Saturday 8am-? --
Xerox Phaser 2135 color printer, larger commercial unit, includes cartridges and plenty of toner WILL DONATE to charity that can put it to use -- 242-8011
Blond-orange female Pomeranian, 11 years old, wearing a brownish red collar with blue and gold tags LOST Saturday in Moundridge -- 620-660-5344 in Moundridge
Trailer tires--size 175 75 13 -- 245-5854
One 15" steel wheel with six bolt pattern that fits Ford or Chevy -- 755-3912
Girl Scout Troop #50220 will be collecting school supplies at Wal-Mart on Sunday from 1-4pm for the school supply train for kids in need in McPherson County. --
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