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Lady Chargers Tripped Before Sub-State

Posted 2/23/2017

KAYLEE Matlack had 15 points against South Barber.KAYLEE Matlack had 15 points against South Barber.BURRTON – The Burrton High Lady Chargers dropped two games last week as sub-state nears.

Burrton lost to South Barber 63-39 and to Central Christian 54-35. Burrton’s Record dropped to 4-13, which means the Lady Chargers will most likely face a higher-seeded team in the first round of sub-state.

Maddie Winter and Ronnie Salgado each kicked in 11 points against Central Christian.

South Barber used a big second period, where it outscored Burrton 21-5, to beat the Lady Chargers. Kaylee Matlack had a good game with 15 points and Lexi Zehr had 11.

Sub-state play begins Monday and the sub-state tournament will be in Goessel.  Burrton closes the regular season Friday night with a home game against Chase.

For more coverage of Burrton sports, please see this week's print edition.

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Morris To Make Second Appearance At State Wrestling

Posted 2/23/2017

By Jared Janzen

HALSTEAD—For the second year in a row, senior Tony Morris will be representing Halstead High School at the 3-2-1A State Wrestling Tournament this weekend in Hays.

Morris qualified for state after his second place finish at the regional meet last weekend, hosted by Southeast of Saline. After a first-round bye, he took down Belleville-Republic County in 1:10.

In the semifinals, he won by a 5-3 decision over Beloit. Head coach Chris Wilson said this match was a test for Morris.

“He had to wrestle a full six-minute match, which I thought that was good for him conditioning and experience-wise,” Wilson said. “I felt that he wrestled his best match against Beloit by controlling his opponent from the top position.”

In the championship match, Morris had a rematch with a Hoisington wrestler whom he had defeated the weekend before. This time around he came up short, losing a 7-3 decision to Hoisington.

“I thought that Tony wrestled a good match, he just found himself out of position a few times and Hoisington was able to capitalize on those situations,” Wilson said. “At this point in the season, that is the difference between winning and losing.”

Morris enters the state tournament with a 29-9 record.

3-2-1A competition will be at Fort Hays State University at the Gross Memorial Coliseum this Friday and Saturday. Morris’s opening round matching is against Kody Davoren, a freshman from Rossville High School who is 17-17 this season.

Last year at state, Morris lost both his first two matches by decision, finishing the season with a 36-10 record. This second time around, he’ll be looking to capitalize on the experience he’s gained in the past year.

“We will look to take it one match at a time and see how the tournament goes,” Wilson said.

For more coverage of Halstead sports, please see this week's print edition.

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Cardinals Winding Down Regular Season

Posted 2/23/2017

By Pilar Martin

The Sedgwick Cardinal boys basketball team redeemed their 30 point loss to Bennington  by defeating Sterling 54-51. “The Sterling game was a great bounce back from our awful performance against Bennington,” Coach Darren Crumrine said. Neal Bever was the top scorer with 24 points, including three three-point shots.

In the first quarter Mason Lacey and Brayden Francis both scored threes. Bever, Colton Smith, and Caleb Carson scored field goals. Sterling and Sedgwick were tied 12-12.

Sedgwick pulled ahead n the second quarter scoring 19 points to Sterling’s 12. Bever was hot scoring three three-point shots. Lacey, Smith, and Marshall Rutschman all scored baskets. Brayden Francis put in two field goals.  Sedgwick pulled ahead 31-24.

In the third quarter, Sterling held the Cards to just four points. Bever and Francis managed baskets. Sterling pulled within one point by scoring ten. Sedgwick led 35-34 going into the fourth quarter.

The fourth quarter was a battle for which team could shot the most foul shots with Sedgwick going to the line nine times and Sterling five. Sedgwick hit thirteen of sixteen shots. Bever knocked in a couple of baskets while lacey hit one. Sedgwick won the contest 54-51.

The Cardinals are back in action this Thursday for the final regular home game of the season against Argonia. Seniors will be recognized at the home game  with JV games starting at 4 p.m. and Varsity starting at 6 p.m.

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