Category: Sports Writers

Late Goal by Joey Ratelle Gives Eagles 4-3 Victory over Thunder

The Colorado Eagles will move to the American Hockey League next season, and the Wichita Thunder are not going to be shedding a tear about that whatsoever. The Eagles have long been a nemesis to the Thunder, and that proved to be the case Wednesday night as Wichita fell behind 3-0, battled back to tie…

Chad Butcher Nets First Goal in Leading Thunder to 3-1 Victory

The Wichita Thunder would see the friendly confines of INTRUST Bank Arena for the last time in two weeks, as Wednesday night’s contest was the last home game before the team begins a six game road trip. Early on the team looked sluggish but, after falling behind 1-0, scored three unanswered goals on their way…

Cuddemi Nets the Hat Trick as Thunder Down Wings 7-3

The Wichita Thunder played host to the Kalamazoo Wings for the second time in franchise history and dominated this contest from start to finish, defeating the visitors 7-3, tying a season high in goals for the team. Matt DeBlouw and Ralph Cuddemi each netted 2 goals in the contest, and Travis Ewanyk had 2 assists.…

Joel Rumpel Clips Wings; Thunder Win 4-1

If it had seemed that the Wichita Thunder hadn’t faced the Kalmazoo Wings in forever that is because they hadn’t. These two teams had never faced each other before, and the Thunder proved to be quite inhospitable to their guests, dominating the score in a 4-1 victory that moved Wichita to 14-2-2 (30 points), extending…

Mark MacMillan Sends Thunder to Overtime Victory, 3-2

The Wichita Thunder travelled to Moline, Illinois to take on the Quad City Mallards on Friday night, looking to get back in the win column after a 3-2 OT loss to Kansas City the night before Thanksgiving. Thanks to Mark MacMillan and his two goals, including the winner in overtime, the Thunder came away with…

Stephon Williams Outduels Shane Starrett to Lead Americans to 3-2 Win

The Allen Americans have been a nemesis to the Wichita Thunder for years, and that continued on Saturday night when they used early goals in the first and second periods to back the stellar goaltending of Stephon Williams on their way to a 3-2 victory. The Thunder scored two power-play goals, but that was not…

UW-Oshkosh vs. Lakeland: Division-III Football Playoffs, Round 1

On Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM, the No. 3 ranked University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titans welcome the Lakeland Muskies in the first round of the NCAA Division-III football playoffs. UW-Oshkosh enters the playoffs at 9-0 and winners of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). The Muskies are 8-2 and winners of seven in a…

Muskies Matters with Lakeland University Head Football Coach Colin Bruton

Welcome to Muskies Matters with Lakeland University Head Football Coach Colin Bruton. Muskies Matters is a weekly program where fans can ask their questions and the Coach will provide his insights related to football, sports in general, or just about life. If you wish to have your question included during the show, email it to…

Tyler Parsons Silences the Thunder in 2-1 Mavericks Victory

The Kansas City Mavericks had been winless in their first three contests of the season against Wichita this season, but that streak came to an abrupt end on Wednesday night. Tyler Parsons only allowed one goal, saving 38 shots to lead the Mavericks to the 2-1 victory over the Wichita Thunder. Darren Nowick gave his…

Mark MacMillan with Three Points, Helps Thunder Earn 10th Win

The Wichita Thunder continued the hottest start in franchise history, moving to 10-1-0 in the 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Mavericks. Mark MacMillan helped lead the way to victory, scoring a goal and adding 2 assists, and Travis Brown added 2 assists of his own. Joel Rumpel saved 26 shots for his fourth win…

Levi Duininck Rushes for Three TDs in Royals 54-14 Victory

Levi Duininck is not a name you often hear about during a Bethel Royals football game and, truth be told, his name was only called five times on Saturday, but he made the most of those opportunities, scoring three touchdowns as the Royals downed the Fighting Pipers 54-14 to close out the season 5-5. Bethel…

Johnathan Hagerty Leads Lakeland Muskies to 57-31 Victory

There are those who worry about what the Lakeland University offense will look like next season after super talent Michael Whitley graduates. The Muskies quarterback has been unreal, setting new conference records each week, making many wonder if next season they will be reminiscing about the good ole days. That question was answered on Saturday…

Commitment to FAMILY Drives Jim Schroeder, Regents toward Success

In his third season as the head football coach at Rockford University, Jim Schroeder is helping to build the Regents program so that it is destined for success but, even more importantly, he is helping to develop young men dedicated to the principle of FAMILY. Introducing Jim Schroeder Family. That means so many things to…

Power-Play Helps Thunder Tame the Mavericks, 6-2

It took a little while to get it going, but the power-play for the Wichita Thunder is really starting to click. After failing to score with the man advantage through the first four games of the season, the Thunder scored four times on the power-play Friday night on their way to a 6-2 victory over…

Quick Slants with Bethel University Head Football Coach Steve Johnson – Season 3

Quick Slants with Coach Steve Johnson is a weekly program that will be available each Thursday morning during the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAC) season, including the playoffs. The show gives fans of Bethel University football the opportunity to ask questions of the Coach each week. Questions can be about anything, including football, sports, or life in…

Taylor Made with Hamline University Head Football Coach Chip Taylor – Season 2

Hello everyone and welcome back to Season 2 of Taylor Made – A program where you can get Taylor Made answers from Hamline University Head Football Coach Chip Taylor. Answers about such things as the Pipers football program, football or sports in general, or about life issues that you wish the coach to share his…