Three area athletes finish third at state track

WICHITA—Three Osage County athletes were among the top three competitors in their events at the State Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday at Cessna Stadium on the Wichita State University campus.

Osage City had two of those top three finishes, with Aundrea Koger earning third in the 1600 and J.T. Lincoln landing a third in the triple jump. Lyndon senior Alexa Dorcas repeated her state mark to earn a third place medal in the high jump.

Fort places 18th at state golf

HESSTON—The Osage City Indians sent a pair of golfers to the Class 3A State Golf Tournament May 26, where junior Duncan Fort finished in a four-way tie for 14th.

Teammate Ethan Thompson also hit well, finishing nine strokes back in a four-way tie for 55th place, finishing at 90.

“I am very proud of both Duncan and Ethan for their performances at state,” said Osage City coach Tracy Watkins. “Duncan bettered his finish last year by six places.

State Track and Field Qualifiers

Osage County qualifiers from Thursday and Friday track and field regionals. Top four placers at each regional advance to the Kansas State Track & Field Championships May 29-30 in Wichita.


Girls - 15th Place - 7 Points
Brian Strohm - Third in Javelin - 110-3

Boys - Ninth Place - 23 Points
Second in 4x100 Relay - 45.47
Fourth in 4x400 Relay - 3:36.27

Tigers qualifying six events for state

HERINGTON—The Lyndon Tigers’ track team competed at the Class 2A Regional Track & Field meet May 21 at Herington, qualifying six events and five Track and Field Championships May 29-30 in Wichita.

The Lady Tigers qualified in five events, led by regional champion Alexa Dorcas, who won the high jump at 5-2.

Freshman Victoria Hughes was second in the 200 meters in 27.79; and sophomore Grace Spencer was second in the Pole Vault at 8 feet. Hughes was a pot from qualifying in the 100 meters, placing fifth.

Three county golfers qualify for state tournaments

Fort, Thompson qualify at Emporia

EMPORIA—Osage City golfers competed at the Class 3A Regional hosted by Burlington Monday at Emporia Municipal Golf Course. The Indians qualified juniors Duncan Fort and Ethan Thompson.

“I am very happy for Duncan and Ethan,” said Osage City coach Tracy Watkins. “Both have had very solid seasons and were key returners off last year’s state team.”

Fort finished with an 88 on the familiar course, placing eighth. Thompson was eight strokes back at 96, tying for 10th and finishing 11th after a playoff hole.

Trojans take fourth, fifth at LCL meet

EMPORIA—The Marais des Cygnes Valley Trojans finished fourth in the boys’ meet and fifth in the girls’ meet.

Curtis Sowers was first in the 100 in 11.88 and second in the long jump at 19-8, Chase Allen was third in the 200 in 24.61 and fourth in the long jump, Cody Patterson was third in the discus at 126-2, Christian Cannon was fourth in the javelin at 154-10; Leon Sluder was fifth in the 3200, Mitch Saffle was fifth in the shot put, and Zave Goodrich was sixth in the 100.

Chargers compete in Pioneer meet

IOLA—The Santa Fe Trail Chargers racked up 20 medals and a school record May 14 at the Pioneer League Meet.

Hannah Honeyman led the SFT Lady Chargers with a first place finish in the 3200 in 11:58, along with a league championship in the 1600 in 5:22.48, where she set another school record.

Grace Herren was second in the javelin at 108-5, Greta Costlow was fourth in the triple jump and fifth in the 800, Broke Preston was fourth in the 200, Cylina Watkins was fourth in the shot put, Brooke Preston was fifth in the triple jump and Audrey Ward was fifth in the high jump.

Indians take first at Flint Hills League meet

LYNDON—The Osage City Indians’ boys team dominated the Flint Hills League Track Meet May 14 in Lyndon.

The boys commanded the meet with 160 team points, with Council Grove trailing in second with 116 team points.

Fort wins Flint Hills League golf tournament

EMPORIA—Osage City High School junior Duncan Fort repeated as Flint Hills League Champion at the FHL Tournament May 12 at Emporia Municipal Golf Course.

Fort led the field with an 83 on the course, winning the meet for the second straight year.

The Indians placed second overall with a 377 four-man team score, made up of Brayden McDowell at 97, Tate Brooks at 98 and Ethan Thompson at 99.

Rain cancels, delays area games

Santa Fe Trail’s baseball and softball games ended early May 5, and were rescheduled for May 11. Softball resumed the softball doubleheader Monday, however, the baseball game was canceled due to wet field conditions.

SFT’s May 8 games at West Franklin were cancelled.

Osage City rescheduled the May 8 games with Northern Heights Monday, and the May 5 games with Rossville Tuesday.

Lyndon’s games May 5 games at Burlingame were reschedule for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Lyndon’s games with Chase County and Burlingame’s doubleheaders at Central Heights were not rescheduled.


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