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WRESTLING: Chargers earn wins over Tonganoxie, Ottawa

CARBONDALE—The Chargers wrapped up their pre-holiday schedule with a pair of dual wins against Ottawa and Tonganoxie.

“We had a great crowd which helped SFT to pull out two very close wins over Ottawa, 41-36, and Tonganoxie, 42-36,” said SFT coach Regan Erickson. “In the first duel, SFT picked up pins from Chris Davis, Bryce Erickson, Zac West, Nathan Pawley, and Trent Padgett. Scott Spoonemore and Jake Hastings each added another 6 points as they won by forfeit. Cal Lyle and Chaz Wright lost close decisions.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Chargers take first losses

CARBONDALE—The Santa Fe Trail Chargers began the season with two wins, but came up short last week with a pair of losses at home.

SFT opened the week with a 71-58 loss to Royal Valley.

“Royal Valley beat us at our own game,” said SFT Coach Eric Staab. “They got out and ran the floor, found open guys and completely controlled both ends of the glass. They had more offensive rebounds than we had defensive rebounds.”

Weston Glass led the Chargers’ effort with 23 points and 6 rebounds; Tyler Ullery was the next highest scorer with 9 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Chargers head into break 4-0

CARBONDALE—The Santa Fe Trail Lady Chargers have cruised through the first half of the season unscathed as the No. 1 team in Class 4A Division II, winning each of their December matches by 16 points or more.

“So far we have really played well,” said SFT coach Jayson Duncan. “We have some things we need to work on defensively, especially in our presses, but for the most part we have been solid.”

The Lady Chargers continued their run with a pair of home games last week, the first time SFT has played two games in a week this season.

Week 3 Basketball Scores

Friday Boys

Madison 5 12 9 14 — 40
Burlingame 12 13 13 18 — 56

Madison — Blubaugh 4 (2) 4-4 14, Reed 3 (1) 0-0 7, Platt 2 (1) 0-2 5, Stutesman 2 (1) 0-1 5, Rayburn 1 1-5 3, Thompson 1 1-3 3, Freund 1 0-0 2, Bankson 0 1-2 1. Totals 14 (5) 7-17 40.
Burlingame — Lee 7 (2) 3-3 19, Ricley 5 1-1 11, Giffin 4 1-2 9, Hope 2 2-2 6, Buche 2 2-4 6, Sporing 0 5-7 5. Totals 20 (2) 14-20 56.

Council Grove 12 12 15 18 — 57
Lyndon 7 16 8 20 — 51

SFT wrestlers go 0-2 in duals

CARBONDALE—A young Santa Fe Trail team was competitive, but came up short of team wins in a pair of varsity home duals last week.

We wrestled pretty well, but experience is going to haunt us,” said SFT coach Regan Erickson. “I feel like we have made improvements from last week, and see no reason why we won’t continue to get better.”

The Chargers came up short in a 39-33 dual with Holton and a 46-28 dual win Jefferson West.

Osage City Wrestling Club wins $2,500 grant

OSAGE CITY—The Osage City Wrestling Club got a boost this week, learning they were one of five small division recipients of a $2,500 grant through the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program.

The club and organizer Jamy Dunbar made a mission of gathering community support through friends and family members visiting the Liberty Mutual site and answering a short quiz about responsible sports.

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Week 2 Basketball Scores

Tuesday Boys

Lyndon 23 26 5 18 — 72
Burlingame 14 13 13 21 — 61

Lyndon — Swinehart 3 (3) 5-6 14, Dow 2 (2) 7-8 13, Wendling 6 1-2 13, Walsh 5 2-3 12, Woodruff 3 (2) 0-0 8, Brecheisen 3 0-0 6, Owens 1 0-0 2, Sellers 1 0-1 2, Ratzloff 1 0-0 2. Totals 25 (7) 15-20 72.
Burlingame — Lee 11 (2) 6-6 30, Giffin 4 0-0 8, Buche 2 (1) 3-4 8, Carlson 2 (1) 0-0 5, Sporing 2 1-2 5, Hope 2 1-2 5. Totals 23 (4) 11-14 61.

MdCV 29 16 17 8 — 70
Altoona-Midway 0 2 2 2 — 6

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