SFT places fourth at state

SALINA—The Santa Fe Trail Lady Chargers weren’t a ranked team for most of the season. The Lady Chargers crept into top 10 this final week, and it was that kind of year for much of the state’s top talent.

The Lady Chargers beat the fourth seed in their home sub-state championship Oct. 24 to reach state, and others around the state followed suit. Three of the eight state-qualifiers weren’t ranked in the top 10, including the teams that went on to finish second and third.

Trojans season ends at West Elk

HOWARD—The Marais des Cygnes Valley Trojans wrapped up their season with a 62-14 loss to West Elk Tuesday night in Howard.

“We started off pretty good,” said MdCV coach Butch Jones.

The Trojans were in the game early, trailing by a conversion after the first two touchdowns on each end. MdCV earned theirs on a goal-line run by Curtis Sowers and a 17-yard touchdowns pass from Christian Cannon to Treavor Syens. Cannon repeated to Syens for the one successful conversion pass.

Then, things fell apart.

Bearcats rock Grizzlies in first round

BURLINGAME—The Burlingame Bearcats achieved a 10-win season and earned a ticket to the second round of the playoffs with a 40-18 win over Mankato–Rock Hills Tuesday evening in Burlingame.

“It was a very good night,” said Jeff Slater, Burlingame head coach. “We got some adverse situations tonight. Mankato did a good job of giving us some looks that made some adjustments. I’m glad we came out on top.”

The Bearcats had a much closer first half than they’d seen all season, leading 12-6 at the half. Things finally clicked in the third quarter.

Lady Chargers set for state volleyball

CARBONDALE—Just two years after winning the Class 4A Division II State Volleyball Tournament, the Santa Fe Trail Lady Chargers are on their way back.

“I thought we were going to win,” said Sean Rende, first-year coach of the Lady Chargers. “We had some excellent competition with Baldwin, Burlington and Osawatomie.”

The second-seeded Lady Chargers wrapped up the four-team Class 4A Div. II Sub-State with a pair of wins, opening the night with a solid 25-11, 25-11 win over Osawatomie.

Game wardens, troopers to conduct checkpoints

TOPEKA – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT) game wardens and Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) troopers will conduct one or more joint checkpoints in central Kansas on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Deer, dove and duck seasons will be underway. Checkpoints are intended to help enforce state and federal wildlife laws, as well as the state’s driver’s licensing laws.

Burlingame football continues to roll

BURLINGAME—The Burlingame Bearcats continued a hot start in 2015 on Friday night against league foe, Waverly. A combined 56 points were scored between the two teams in the second quarter alone, as the Bearcats thumped the Bulldogs 60-32.

“Our offense is playing at a very high level,” said Burlingame coach Jeff Slater. “We have a strong offensive line that allows us to have a solid running game and a dynamic passing attack.”

MdCV will drop to 8-Man Division II

TOPEKA—The Kansas State High School Activities Association released classifications for football and other activities Sept. 25.

Marais des Cygnes Valley will move from 8-Man Division I to Division II beginning with the 2016-17 season, based on a ninth through 11th grade enrollment of 50 students.

Lebo and Waverly will also move to Division II, beginning next year; Southern Coffey County increased its enrollment, and will move up to Division I.

Central Heights to join Flint Hills League

The Flint Hills League administration met Sept. 24 and unanimously voted to accept Central Heights into the league, beginning in the 2016-17 school year.

The Pioneer League also unanimously voted to release Central Heights from that league, effective at the end of this current school year. Central Heights will have full membership and participation at the beginning of the next school year.

Overbrook youth catch plenty at fishing derby

Nearly 100 children participated in the seventh annual Children’s Fishing Derby Saturday at Overbrook City Lake. The event was organized by Overbrook Parks and Recreation and co-sponsored by Overbrook PRIDE and Overbrook Rotary.

City crews reduced fish feeding throughout the week, allowing a successful day for many youth fishers throughout the contest.

Prizes were presented for largest fish, most pounds of fish and smallest fish in five age categories. Winners also received a prize of their choice from a prize table. Participants received a goodie bag and refreshments.

County girls win county distance races

Osage County hosted two cross country meets last week, each marked with a first place finish by a girls’ varsity runner from the host school.

Santa Fe Trail sophomore Hannah Honeyman picked up her second straight win, home course in 20:18 and setting a new record for the event.

Lyndon freshman Maddie Montgomery also showed underclassmen strength, winning the Lyndon meet at Melvern Lake in 23:45.


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