2017 Spring Sports Edition

Baseball, softball, track and golf teams from participating schools are featured in The Osage County Herald-Chronicle's Spring Sports Edition. Each team is featured with write ups, schedules and team photos. Available to subscribers.

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Bearcats claim third in double overtime

HAYS — The Burlingame Bearcats took third place in Class 1A Division I State Basketball Championship, beating the St. Francis Indians with a final score of 59-56 March 11 at Butch Gross Coliseum in Hays.

“We were able to force overtime and then a second overtime,” said Creighton Winters, Bearcats head coach. “Zach Herrick came in and had seven points in the second overtime and hit the game winning three at the buzzer.”

Bearcats overtake Osborne in first round of state

HAYS — The Burlingame Bearcats continued their state run with a 63-53 overtime win against Osborne in first round of the Class 1A Division I State Basketball Tournament Thursday in Hays.

The Bearcats trailed for 32 minutes and 25 seconds of the game, with Osborne leading by as many as 9 points in the third quarter.

Fort receives Coach of the Year award

OSAGE CITY — Osage City High School Head Basketball Coach Dennis Fort received the National Federation of State High School Associations 2016 Midwest Sectional Coach of the Year award for boys basketball.

Gary Musselman, executive director of the Kansas State High School Activities Association, presented Fort with the award Feb. 15. Fort was named KSHSAA’s Coach of the Year for all classes, and was submitted by the organization for recognition at the next level. The Midwest Section includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Chargers send seven wrestlers to state

CARBONDALE — The Chargers wrapped up a trio of home wrestling events with a third-place team finish in the Class 4A Regional Wrestling Tournament Feb. 17-18 at Santa Fe Trail High School.

“This was the third week in a row of hosting big events, and it was a good one,” said Regan Erickson, Chargers head coach. “Overall, we wrestled pretty well. Getting seven wrestlers in the top three, with us going seven for seven in the final round, is a great way to finish.”

The Chargers won four championship matches and three third-place matches to place third overall.

Burlingame Winter Royalty rescheduled for Jan. 19

The threat of icy conditions, and school closings for many opponents, led to the cancelling of area sporting events last weekend.

Burlingame High School was scheduled to host Olpe Jan. 13 for its Winter Royalty basketball games. The games have been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19.

Marais des Cygnes Valley’s basketball games at Lebo have also been reschedule for tonight.

Osage City basketball games at Lyndon have been postponed to Jan. 24.

2016 All-County Football Selections


Hastings, Pringle selected for 2017 Shrine Bowl

EL DORADO—The Kansas Shrine Bowl announced selections for the 2017 Shrine Bowl Tuesday. The 44th annual Kansas Shrine Bowl that will be played at 7 p.m. July 29 at BG Products and Veterans Sports Complex at Butler County Community College.

Two Osage County players were among the 34 players selected to the East team – Santa Fe Trail senior Jake Hastings and Lyndon senior Trystan Pringle.

Junior Bearcats undefeated in YMCA football

BURLINGAME—This fall the third and fourth grade Burlingame Bearcat football team competed in the Topeka YMCA tackle football league. The team completed a 7-0 regular season competing against the Osage Indians, Rossville Dawgs, Seamen Vikings and Wabaunsee Stallions.

In their first playoff game on Oct. 23, they defeated the Seamen Vikings 13-0 to advance to the championship on Oct. 30 at the Hunt Family Foundation Youth Football Field at Arrowhead in Kansas City. They then defeated the Wabaunsee Stallions 6-0 to capture the league championship.

FOOTBALL: Tigers end season at Troy

TROY—The Lyndon Tigers ended their season with a 46-19 loss to Troy in the sectional round of the Class 2A State Playoffs.

The Tigers stuck close to the Trojans through the first half, trailing 14-7 at the half, but lost the most ground as Troy scored three unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter.

“I didn’t think the score was indicative of the game,” said Brent Hoelting, Lyndon head coach. “We had about a four-minute stretch in the third quarter where they scored 19 points and the game went from being close to out of hand.”



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