The 2015 Season is Here!
Opening Day is here! The Rebels will open the season with a four game non-league road trip, beginning at the Derby Twins on Sunday May 31 at 7:00 p.m. On June 1, the Rebels will face the Haysville Aviators, followed by the Wellington Heat on June 2, and the El Dorado Broncos on June 3. The Rebels will open the home portion of their schedule on June 5 at 7:00 p.m. against the Valley Center Diamond Dawgs. On June 5, the Hutchinson Monarchs will travel to Newton for a 7:00 p.m. game, with free admission courtesy of Harvey County United Way. On June 6, the Rebels will host the Park City Rangers at 7:00 p.m., for the third annual Faith and Family Night. We will have hot dogs and a concert, and free admission. We hope to see you at the ballpark!
The Newton Rebels were formed in 2000 by Carl Hodges, and have been a member of the Walter Johnson League since the team was formed. The team is comprised of current and former college players from across the nation. Each season, Rebels management aims to build a team that will qualify for the prestigious NBC World Series, which is played every August in Wichita, Kansas.
In 2008, the Rebels won their second consecutive Walter Johnson League title, and qualified for the NBC World Series for a fourth straight year. In 2009, the Rebels won the Walter Johnson North Division title, before falling to Valley Center two games to one in the WJL championship series, which featured three games, all decided by one run. In 2012 the Rebels earned a berth in the NBC World Series winning the first game and with the great fan support – the NBC Management selected the Rebels second game in the World Series to be the featured game of the day, it was a great honor for the team. As the 2013 season nears, the Rebels look to reclaim the league title and continue to build a reputation as one of the top amateur teams in the nation.
The Rebels play on Klein-Scott Field in Centennial Park in Newon. The physical address for Centennial Park is 1500 N. Kansas Avenue. Established in 1971, Centennial Park is the location for the majority of Newton’s baseball fields. Klein-Scott is one of the Walter Johnson Leagues best natural turf field. The park includes a concession stand and restrooms adjacent to Klein-Scott Field. The Field has been the site of many Legion Zone Tournaments, High School Regional Tournaments and in 2013 will host the Mid-Kansas Collegiate Qualifier for the NBC World Series
Visiting Teams are welcome to use the open shelter that is located within walking distance – in the circle drive east of the baseball with restrooms, barbeque grills, picnic tables, and two playground areas. The shelter can accommodate up to 32 people, and more tables and trash barrels can be provided upon request.
For questions regarding the shelter, please contact the Newton Park Department at 316-284-6083.