Read the latest updates on the Newman Jets.
The Jets picked up their largest win of the season, then suffered their largest loss of the season last week. Newman dismantled Pittsburg State 68-46 on Nov. 24, then suffered a 77-48 loss at Fort Hays State this past Monday; just one day before FHSU nearly knocked off Kansas State in Manhattan. Jaray Mathews, Justin Berry, and Keaton Schultz all finished with double-digit scoring numbers in the win over PSU. Mathews led the Jets with 19 points, while Berry added 16, and Schultz dumped in 14. Mathews also led the team in rebounds (4), blocks (3), and steals (5). Berry was also Newman’s high scorer in the loss at Hays, finishing with 11 points as the only Jet to finish with double figures in any category. Mathews’ six rebounds was also a team high.
The men will look to get back on the winning track Saturday when they host Manhattan Christian at 7 p.m., before traveling to Emporia State on Wednesday.
Newman is in the middle of a three-game losing streak after dropping back-to-back road games at Wayne State (Neb.) and Fort Hays State. Freshman guard Melanie Brockleman suffered a knee injury in the loss at Wayne State, and did not play against Fort Hays State. Nikita Norwood’s eight points led the Jets against WSC, while Ladessa Nachbor’s 11 points was a team-high at Fort Hays State.
The women are off until Dec. 12, when they host perennial Gulf South Conference power Ouachita Baptist in a 2 p.m. contest at Fugate Gymnasium.
The Jets dropped their first dual match of the season in a 31-9 loss to nationally-ranked Pratt Community College Wednesday evening inside Fugate Gymnasium. Austin Workman and Trae Treleaven provided the only bright spots for the Jets. Workman defeated the nation’s third-ranked junior college wrestler, picking up a 6-4, double overtime decision over Travis Budke. Treleaven earned Newman’s only pin of the night, using 3:33 to pin PCC’s Todd Fitzgerald.
The wrestlers are back in action Saturday when they become the third Newman team this week to travel to Hays, Kan., for the FHSU Open.
Senior Kevin Fanter and freshman Cooper Bucholz led the Newman men’s bowling team to a third place finish at the Team Match Play Championships last weekend in Fairview Heights, Ill. Newman fell behind early, dropping to 17th in the 40-team field after three games, but the Jets rallied to finish behind first-ranked Wichita State and second-ranked Lindenwood. The NU women finished 16th in the event.
Newman Bowling will return to the lanes this weekend at the Leatherneck Classic in Rock Island, Ill.
Four Jets were named to the All-Heartland Conference Women’s Soccer team, while head coach Derek Nichols earned Heartland Conference Coach of the Year honors, as announced by the conference office. Amanda Knabe earned First Team All-Conference honors at the forward position, while Heather Baloga (Defender), Kayde Kluge (Midfielder), and Christina Farid (Goalkeeper) each garnered Second Team All-Conference accolades. Nichols became Newman’s first-ever Heartland Conference Coach of the Year.
The Newman men’s soccer team put four of its own on the All-Heartland Conference Men’s Soccer team. Will Peppard highlighted the list, earning First Team All-Conference honors as a defender, while Cion Samuel earned second-team honors as a midfielder. Joe Gerant and Renato Ramlochan also earned second-team accolades, both at the forward position.