Berry leaving Newton for Sunrise Christian

By Steve Sell
July 16, 2019

NEWTON — Newton High School basketball star Ty Berry announced today on Twitter that he’ll be transferring to Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita for his senior year.

Berry was one of the state’s premier players both his sophomore and junior seasons, averaging more than 20 points last year. He was a three-year starter overall as he also had a quality freshman year.

Berry made his announcement in this tweet:

“Thank you so much Newton High for everything you’ve done for me the last 3 years. I’m grateful for all the great experiences I had and all the friends I made. For my senior year I will be attending Sunrise Christian Academy!!

His final game at Newton was memorable as the Railers were outlasted in overtime by McPherson High in the sub-state semifinals, a game made legendary by Jace Kinnamon’s bank-3 at the end of regulation to force the OT, then Kyler Hoppes made a pair of free throws with 1.5 seconds left for the 88-86 win. Berry scored 28 points in that game.

Lackey shoots 73 in Kan. Am first round

By Steve Sell
July 16, 2019

OVERLAND PARK — McPherson’s Jacob Lackey used a two-hole stretch where he went eagle-birdie to highlight his first-round 73 on Tuesday in the Kansas Amateur Golf Tournament being played at Milburn Country Club.

Lackey just needs another solid round on Wednesday to advance to Thursday’s match play.

Sitting at 1-over-par after No. 5, Lackey eagled No. 6 and birdied No. 7 and wound up shooting 1-under 35 on the front. On the back nine, he had eight pars, but doubled No. 17 for a 38.

Moore could make a few more deals

By Steve Sell
July 16, 2019

Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore is a wheeling, dealing son-of-a-gun right now.

Moore, who has overseen Royals operations since 2006, has made two deals in the last two days.

And he may not be done.

Moore during his career has orchestrated a rags-to-riches-back-to-rags story as the Royals hit rock bottom during his early years, he built the farm system up to the point where the team made it to the World Series two years in a row and won it in 2015, before it has all come crashing back down when he probably held on to his star players too long in 2016 and 2017 and got little-to-nothing for them in return as many left via free agency.

The Royals are in the bottom three of worst teams in baseball, even though they’ve held leads in games this season more than 60 percent of the time. Moore’s current team is threadbare in pitching and the everyday lineup has too many holes to cover up as the bottom third of the order has pretty much been silent all year.

This is the time of year contenders come calling, with the deadline July 31. The Royals do have some assets and Moore has decided now is the time to try and extract some prospects from playoff teams.

On Sunday, he traded leading winner Homer Bailey to Oakland for minor-league infielder Kevin Merrell, who once was a No. 1 draft pick in 2017. Where he will eventually play is up in the air since the Royals have Hunter Dozier at third, Aldaberto Mondesi at short and Nicky Lopez at second.

On Monday, Moore swung his second deal, sending catcher Martin Maldonado to the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Mike Montgomery, a former Royals No. 1 draft pick 11 years ago who helped bring back James Shields and Wade Davis in a trade with Tampa Bay, one that forever changed the Royals’ fortunes. Montgomery, who always has wanted to be a starter but was a swingman for the Cubs, now gets 2 1/2 months to audition for a 2020 starting role.

When you look at other potential trade chips for the Royals, hopefully Moore will be smart enough to keep Whit Merrifield. He looks to be an All-Star for the next few years and has become the face of the franchise with Salvy Perez out for the year. 

Jorge Soler would be intriguing. He’s not hit for average, but has hit for power and driven in runs. He’s a detriment defensively, but for some AL contender he could be a DH. Given his age (27) and that he’s relatively inexpensive, the Royals will probably keep him.

Alex Gordon is a touchy subject. He’s been a longtime Royals hero and I’m sure KC fans would like to see him retire as a Royal. His contract is up after this year and he’s turned the hands of time back to his glory days with a solid year after a couple of awful years. He would help a contender for sure. This may be a case where Moore goes to Gordon and ask what he would like, because having played in two World Series, he’d probably like to play in one more. Gordon certainly has deserved the right to dictate his terms given his loyalty.

Ian Kennedy is starting to develop into a dependable closer, but he’s carrying a id="mce_marker"6 million-a-year contract. He’s being paid starter’s money and could probably still go back to being a starter for a contender. He could be on the move.

I’m guessing Moore will make one or two more deals before July 31. Being patient is a Royals fan’s virtue and he’s asking for fans to again trust his process.

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On Friday, July 19 members of the National DeSoto Club will be in McPherson for visits to McPherson College's Auto Restoration program and Maxwell Game Preserve. Tours at the college will be at 10:00 and 1:00. Interested community members are invited to come see the cars at these times. Parking will be on the south side of Templeton Hall on east Euclid Street. -- 620-245-4599

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County Fair Queen selling Advance tickets for McPherson County Fair-Adult $20 each, kids $10 each-great value-thru Wednesday -- 620-480-0290

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Moore could make a few more deals

Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore is a wheeling, dealing son-of-a-gun right now.

Moore, who has overseen Royals operations since 2006, has made two deals in the last two days.

And he may not be done.

Moore during his career... Read More

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