Bulldogs place 5th in Commissioner's Cup

By Steve Sell
April 02, 2020

Oh, what could have been for McPherson College athletics.

Because the spring sports season was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Bulldogs wound up taking fifth place in the final KCAC Commissioner Cup standings out of 13 schools.

Mac most likely, however, would have moved up considerably had the spring season been completed as it had started strong in several sports.

The Bulldogs were a heavy favorite to win both the men’s and women’s tennis championships, and were a top contender in both baseball and softball. And they would have been in the upper half of the KCAC Track and Field Championships for both men and women.

Kansas Wesleyan won its first-ever Commissioner’s Cup with 102.5 points, one better than Friends (101.5). Ottawa (90) and Saint Mary (87) also finished ahead of the Bulldogs, who scored 84.

Remaining schools were Southwestern (70.5), Bethany (65), Tabor (62.5), Avila (59), York (56.5), Bethel (55), Oklahoma Wesleyan (53.5) and Sterling (53).

Kansas Wesleyan’s victory ended Friends’ run as the champion as the Falcons had won in back-to-back years.

The KCAC Commissioner's Cup is awarded annually as a symbol of excellence in athletics representing 17 championships. Member institutions can earn points for their finish of each varsity team in those 17 officially recognized conference sports.

Points are assigned based on regular season finish for football, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, baseball, men's and women's golf, softball, and men's and women's tennis. In cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field the conference championship meet results will determine point values. To be a conference sport there must be six member institutions competing in that sport at the varsity level.

Teams who finish in first place will be awarded a maximum number of points equivalent to the total number of teams competing in that respective sport. Point tallies will continue in reverse order until the last-place team has been awarded its corresponding point value (i.e. if a sport only has seven teams, point values will be given from the maximum 7 to 1). 

When two or more teams tie for final placing in the conference standings, each team will be awarded the average of the respective placing. For example, if three teams tied for second place in a sport with 11 teams, those three teams will be given the score of nine points because those three teams are occupying the second (10 points), third (9 points) and fourth (8 points) positions in the standings. The sum of those three positions (27 points) divided by the three teams yields an average score of nine points for each of the teams.

Details still sketchy about fatality

By Steve Sell
April 02, 2020

MOUNDRIDGE – The Kansas Highway Patrol has given an update on the car accident fatality this morning near Moundridge.

According to published reports, a vehicle in the northbound lane near Moundridge struck a guardrail and then came to a stop. At that point, two other vehicles crashed into it.

KWCH reported from the Kansas Highway Patrol that the person was found outside of the vehicle and it’s unclear if they were ejected or struck outside the vehicle. No name or age of the victim has been announced.

More information will be posted when available.

YKids being offered by YMCA

By YMCA
April 02, 2020

Y-Kids is childcare for children Kindergarten through fifth grade operated by the McPherson Family YMCA, a charitable, non-profit organization. Y-Kids is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday- Friday and is held at the YMCA.

We are utilizing the free meal program for the students to receive breakfast and lunch. Meals will be delivered to the Y. They will also be served a HEPA (Healthy Eating and Physical Activity) approved afternoon snack. We will be having families check in via our back door. Once families arrive, they will be screened per the guidelines issued by KDHE for the following:

1) Has there been any exposure to an individual diagnosed with COVID19?

2) Is anyone in the household showing signs of illness and symptoms?

3) Fever greater than 100.4 degrees

4) Children with cough and /or shortness of breath will not permitted to attend.

We are limiting enrollment to ensure that we are following KDHE guidelines as follows:

Social Distancing:

We will be setting up small activity groups with a staff per group and one staff member floating between the two groups helping where they are needed. They will have designated classroom space based on the children’s age. We will be doing most of our activities in these spaces with each group having scheduled times either outdoors or in the gym for physical activities.

Screenings:

Each child/parent will be screened upon checking in at the back door. Screening will include asking if the child has symptoms of illness. We will also take their temperature and ask about family travel over the past few weeks following the most up to date State of Kansas travel restrictions.

Programming:

We are planning on helping the children through this educational gap. Activities will include reading, writing, math, science, physical activity, and STEM activities to help keep them educationally engaged while their parents are working. We will be finding creative ways to help the children learn while still having fun.  

Contact our childcare director Ameilea Alexander at [email protected] for more information or to get an enrollment packet.

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New Gottland Township’s April public meeting has been canceled following COVID-19 guidelines for public meetings. Any public questions or concerns can be emailed to [email protected] and will be brought up during a conference call of the board -- 620-654-3555

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3 electric guitar practice amps for sale--$30 each -- Call 620-960-5303

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German Shepard puppies-AKC registered-6 weeks on April 17-4 males and 2 females-mom is white/dad is brown and black-puppies are brown and black or brindle-dewormed and 1st set of shots-$600 each -- 620-755-7851

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McPherson County Council on Aging Still open for business. Can help via phone calls! 620.241.4383 -- 620.241.4383

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