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Daily Archives: April 11, 2017

Ron Estes takes Sumner County, wins 4th District

Sumner Newscow report — In the 4th Congressional District special election, Republican Ron Estes defeated Democrat James Thompson 2529 (62.3 percent) to 1,433 votes (35.3 percent) in Sumner County. Libertarian Chris Rockhold had 93 votes (2.2 percent).

The special election fills the House seat vacated when Mike Pompeo resigned from Congress to accept President Trump’s appointment as director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

The Associated Press as of 9:30 p.m. called the race for Estes. The polling totals with 99 percent of the precincts reporting.

CANDIDATE PARTY VOTES PCT.
Ron Estes Republican 60,945 53.3%
James Thompson Democrat 51,467 45.0
Chris Rockhold Libertarian 1,971 1.7

99% reporting (619 of 620 precincts)

Morgan Hain walk off single secures split for Crusaders against Augusta in home opener

Morgan Hain would not hit her walk off single here, but she would 2 pitches later to help deliver a game 2 Crusader victory.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Tabor College bound Morgan Hain stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded and the Wellington girls softball team trailing Augusta 10-9 with one out.

She just needed to get the ball to the outfield.

The Wellington senior nearly hit a home run on a 2-2 pitch which just turned foul at the last second. But on the next pitch she would hit pay dirt and hit the ball through the left/center gap bringing home Avery Rusk and Jacelyn Buck for a 2RBI single.

Wellington’s 11-10 game two victory earned a split for the Crusaders in their home opening double-header. The Crusaders are 3-1 after a two-week layoff due to bad weather. They travel to Andale Thursday.

The Crusaders lost the first game 15-4 in a miserable six-inning run-rule game in which the Lady Dukes committed eight errors.

In game two, it was a different story. The Crusaders would knockout 16 hits to Augusta’s 10. Although the Lady Dukes had four errors, Augusta had three.

One sports-filled evening: baseball, softball, tennis, golf, Oxford baseball, WMS track, WMS golf…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Almost every spring time sports team in Sumner County seemed to be competitive Monday night. Here are the scores and details..

Varsity girls softball: Augusta 15 Wellington 4; Wellington 11 Augusta 10 (story will be soon). JV girls were swept by Augusta.

Varsity boys baseball: Augusta 15 Wellington 6; Wellington 11 Augusta 1 (story will be soon). JV boys: Augusta 10 Wellington 7, Augusta 7 Wellington 6.

Varsity golf: Wellington traveled to the Andover Central Invitational and placed fifth with a 341. 

City of Wellington to conduct outdoor tornado warning system

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — On Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12 p.m. the City of Wellington will be conducting a non-schedule test of the outdoor tornado warning system.   This is only a test.

Should residents discover the warning system for their neighborhood not functioning properly, direct all inquiries to the Wellington Police Department at 620-326-3331.  As a reminder, “this is only a test.” 

Oxford’s Dalton Silhan, Grant Smith are named Big Cheese Athlete(s) of the Week

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – Dalton Silhan, a junior; and Grant Smith, a senior, for the Oxford High School baseball team have been named co-Big Cheese Athletes of the Week.

The undefeated Oxford High School baseball team has been on fire. On Monday, the Wildcats defeated Flinthills 17-0 and 11-0 in a doubleheader which was a lot closer than on Friday when it defeated Udall 22-0 and 30-0. In that game, Silhan and Smith helped Oxford tie two state baseball records:

1) 21 runs in the third inning tying the most runs in one inning record;

2) 10 doubles in a game, also tying the state record.

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, April 10, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Monday, April 10, 2017:

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