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.

Huge second half sends Indians to championship

HUTCHINSON—In a season full of blowouts, the Osage City Indians Made a rare comeback to beat Southeast of Saline by nearly 30 points Friday afternoon in Hutchinson.

“We just didn’t play very well the first half,” said Dennis Fort, Indians head coach. “I just had a feeling this kids would come out in the second half, they cam out a fought, and that’s what they did.”

The Indians endured a slow start trailing 28-24 at the half, despite the sluggish start and just 3 points from scoring leader Duncan Fort.

Fort, Indians charm Wellsville in 60-44 win

HUTCHINSON—Duncan Fort just had the biggest game of his career, so far, in the Osage City Indians biggest game in years, so far.

“It was nice to come out, especially in an atmosphere like this and it all matters,” said Duncan. “Coming out at the state tournament where people are watching you. You just have got to do good.”

The Osage City senior dazzled Wellsville with 38 points in the first round of the Class 3A Sub-State in Hutchinson as the Indians avenged back-to-back season-ending losses to the Eagles the last two seasons.



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