Daily Archives: October 6, 2017

Caldwell, Argonia-Attica win easily…

Sumner Newscow report — A couple of Sumner County scores from Friday night:

The Caldwell Bluejays improved to 5-0 with an overwhelming 46-0 win over Norwich. The statistics can be found here.


Argonia-Attica was a big winner at Fairfield, as it went to 5-1 and 2-0 in its district. A&A won 68-22.

Wellington falls to Scott City 28-6 after half-hour delay

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington fell to Scott City 28-6 and dropped to 3-3 for the season. The results were not unexpected and neither was the weather. The game was delayed for 30 minutes as rain gushed in western Kansas. But the skies cleared and the Crusaders and Beavers played uninterrupted football since.

Wellington came into the game short handed. Joe Ybarra has an ankle injury and did not play. Aaron Schoemann hurt his knee in practice. Both starters were held out for this non-consequential game. Wellington was held under 100 yards offensively, and was pretty much stymied throughout the second half.

The Crusaders lone score came midway in the second quarter when Grey Hatfield took a pitch and scrambled left sweeping into the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown run. At the 4:39 mark of the second quarter, Wellington had pulled with eight, 14-6. 

Oxford knocks out Peabody-Burns 52-6, improves to 3-3

Sumner Newscow report — The Oxford Wildcat football team improved to .500 with a convincing 52-6 victory over Peabody-Burns. The Wildcats are also 1-1 in the district.

Oxford took a 22-6 first quarter lead and held a 52-6 lead at the half. The mercy rule ended this game at the half.

The line score is as follows: 

Wellington-Scott City live tweets, week #3 scores

Lane Brown charged with 2 felony counts in relationship to threatening social media message

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Lane Brown, 18, of Wellington has been charged with criminal threat and interference with law enforcement, both felonies, for a threatening message that was sent over the social media site “Snapchat.”

Lane Brown

Brown is accused of “knowingly threatening to commit violence” when he sent a Snapchat photo to at least 90 people on his Snapchat story that shows him holding a handgun and includes the caption “don’t go to school tomorrow” on Oct. 2.

He then allegedly deliberately lied to a Wellington Police Department detective by falsely reporting that the gun in the Snapchat picture was not real and only an air soft gun, which in fact was a real 9mm handgun.

Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer said the message was distributed among friends on the social media site which included students near his age who were going to high school. The message eventually reached high school counselors who then notified law authorities in Ponca City who then notified the WPD.

“This is a situation that differs from other school threats in that no specific school was threatened,” Spencer said. “However, it most certainly is not something that should be joked about.”

Adam Bennett, 25, Wellington: Sept. 17, 1992 – Oct. 4, 2017

Adam Bennett

Adam Wesley Bennett, 25, lifelong Wellington resident, died Wednesday afternoon, October 4, 2017.

Adam was born on September 17, 1992 in Wellington to Wesley L. Bennett and Eloisa L. (Abasolo) Bennett.  He was a graduate of Wellington High School with the Class of 2011.

Adam loved music and was an active member of Wellington’s band as a drummer.  He was active in sports, especially baseball.  Most of all, Adam enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; numerous aunts; uncles; and cousins.

Eric Haskin-Ybarra pleads guilty to criminal deprivation, animal cruelty in pit-bull abuse case

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Eric Haskin-Ybarra has pled guilty to two misdemeanor counts for the pit-bull dog abuse case filed in February.

Eric Haskin-Ybarra

At a hearing in Sumner County District Court this morning, Haskin-Ybarra has pled guilty to criminal deprivation of property, a Class A misdemeanor and cruelty to an animal, a Class A misdemeanor for the abuse of a 3-year-old pit bull. He has received two six month jail sentences to be served concurrently (simultaneously for each charge). However, he has received one year probation – which means jail time will only be served if he breaks the terms of his probation.

Haskin-Ybarra has returned to Sumner County Jail where he is serving time on three other unrelated cases.

Three charges in the dog case, including two counts of domestic battery, both misdemeanors; and malicious cruelty to an animal, a felony, have been dismissed as part of the plea bargain arrangement.

As part of his plea bargain, Haskin-Ybarra cannot have a pet for one year during his probation.

Haskin-Ybarra was charged with cruelty to an animal after a 3-year-old pit bull “Blu” was maimed, tortured, burned and/or mutilated in late December of 2016 (see original story here). Blu, which was staying at a Wichita area animal shelter, has recovered nicely and has now been adopted out to a family according to Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer.

At Haskin-Ybarra’s plea hearing, Spencer said Haskin-Ybarra admitted to a drug problem and is seeking treatment.

He also admitted in court that he knowingly failed to provide food, water, protection from the elements and other care that is necessary for the animal’s healthcare and well being. In the amended complaint, Haskin-Ybarra admitted:

Garage Sales this weekend…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of Oct. 6-8, 2017. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! 

50th Avenue to be closed north of airport for two months

Sumner Newscow report — 50th Ave. between West Road, i.e. U.S. 81 and Hoover Road will be closed beginning Oct. 16 through Dec. 15 due to the Wellington Municipal Airport Runway Extension/Sanitation Sewer project. 

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, October 5, 2017:

Wellington-Scott City game will be live streamed

Sumner Newscow report — For those not going to the Wellington-Scott City game, it can be live streamed here. 

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