FOOTBALL: SFT secures league title

WELLSVILLE—The Santa Fe Trail Chargers got off to a good start with a big first half Friday night, but had to rally in the final minutes to pull off a big win over Wellsville Friday night on the road.

“It was one of the best high school football games I have ever been a part of,” said Jayson Duncan, Chargers’ head coach. “Two really good teams who played extremely hard. I loved our effort and our toughness.”

FOOTBALL: Tigers work over West Franklin

LYNDON—The Lyndon Tigers continued their winning streak with a 61-8 blowout of West Franklin Friday night, continuing their dominance of the Flint Hills League.

Lyndon utilized a more-rounded approach, dividing progress between its running and passing games.

Lady Tigers compete at Rim Rock Classic

LAWRENCE—Lyndon’s top runners took on some of the states top competition at the Rim Rock Classic last weekend at the University of Kansas cross country campus north of Lawrence Saturday.

“They ran at Rim Rock as a team for the first time in school history,” said Juanita Spitzenberger, Lyndon cross country coach. “They sat a goal to be in the top 25 out of 35 teams in their race on Saturday. It turned out to be a good goal to have.”

Area teams start season with scrimmages

Several of Osage County’s junior high and high school teams will kick off their seasons with scrimmages Friday night on the home fields and courts.


Burlingame schools will host a full evening of activities with the Burlingame Night Lights event, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday. The evening beginning with a third and fourth-grade football scrimmage from 6 to 6:20 p.m., followed by a fifth and sixth-grade scrimmage from 6:25 to 6:45 p.m. The junior high will scrimmage from 6:50 to 7:15 p.m. followed by the high school at 7:30 p.m.

Jet Ski racers cruise across Pomona Lake

The southeast edge of Pomona Lake hosted two days of jet ski races last weekend, totaling more than a dozen heats of water sports racing with riders from all over the Midwest. Riders weaved through buoys placed in the cove between Pomona State and Management parks. Above, A.J. Luinstra, Wichita, competed in the fifth race of the day. Ty Kotora, of La Vernia, Texas, right, leads the pro-am open, the sixth race of the day Sunday.

The weekend also included a fireworks show Saturday evening at Pomona State Park.

Eight-man all star game to include county players

BELOIT—Four Osage County graduates were selected to participate in the 31st annual Kansas Eight-Man All Star Division I Football Game at 10 a.m. Saturday in Beloit.
Osage County will be represented by four players on the Division I East roster – two each from Burlingame and Marais des Cygnes Valley high schools.

Chargers start state track meet with medals

WICHITA—Osage County athletes began competition in the two-day Kansas City Track and Field Championships this morning at Cessna Stadium in Wichita. The meet features the top 16 athletes in each of the state’s six classes, all competing in the same venue – the largest high school meet in the country.

Santa Fe Trail sophomore Hannah Honeyman began the day by medaling in the first event of the meet, placing seventh in the Class 4A girls’ 3200 meter run in 11:52.32.

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Osage Wrestling Club sends five to state

The Osage City wrestling club qualified six wrestlers at the district tournament Saturday in Junction City.

Christian Rowe, Elijah Collins and Connor Collins each placed first in their division; Keller Snesrud was second; Gavin Ericson was third and Tage Skocny was fourth.

Qualifiers will compete in the state tournament Friday and Saturday at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.

Indians carry No. 1 to state championship

Fort and sons claim Class 3A title in Hutchinson

HUTCHINGSON—The Osage City Indians completed an “unbelievable” year with a 56-49 win in the Class 3A State Championship Saturday in Hutchinson, taking No. 1 from the beginning to the end of the season.

“It’s unbelievably emotional, but it’s also unbelievable,” said Dennis Fort, Osage City head coach following the Championship win.

Fort shared the experience with senior phenom Duncan Fort, who had a game-high 27 points and 9 rebounds in the season finale.


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