Sports Briefs | Football wins big at homecoming

Football dismantles Northern Heights 

Football handled Northern Heights easily with a 74-6 win. Freshman Cole Frank led the team in rushing yards 132. Junior Zach Frank had 64 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Miguel Hernandez added two punt return touchdowns. The Chargers are now 1-1 on the season and will head to Winchester to face Jefferson County North Friday. 

Volleyball places 2nd at Lyndon

Volleyball went 3-2 at the Lyndon Tournament Saturday, finishing second.  The Chargers defeated Marais Des Cygnes Valley (25-10, 25-18) and Valley Falls (25-18, 25-13). The Chargers lost to Lebo in pool play (29-27, 26-16). In bracket play they defeated Burlingame (25-10, 25-19) before losing to Lebo again in the championship (25-14, 35-13).

“For the most part our ladies did very well getting in system until the final match with Lebo,” coach Chris Smart said. “That was the biggest difference in that game. Also executing our serves to specific zones away from hitters was excellent.”

The JV volleyball team went 3-2 at the Lyndon volleyball tournament placing 3rd overall.

“The ladies are still progressing in the right direction. You can still see the maturation process with some of these ladies that have not played at this level before. I think our focus from start to finish was there,” Smart said.

The team plays at St. Marys Tuesday.

Wurtz finishes 1st at Wamego

Cross Country headed to the Wamego Country Club Saturday to compete in its second meet, with 3 personal records and multiple season bests from the runners. 

Sophomore Payton Wurtz added another gold medal to her season, finishing first with a time of 19:52. The girls finished 8th as a team. The boys were led by Rhett Parry with a time of 20:35, good for 81st.

“It was cold and rainy and the delay caused a lot of us to be kinda done with the meet but we didn’t let that get to our heads and ended up running a good race still. Which was fun especially in the rain. I think the biggest challenge for me was the hills. It’s definitely something I need to work on and hopefully by the end of the season we can all run any hill with ease,” senior Rebekah Stuhlsatz said.

“This meet always brings in lots of great competition from across the state,” coach Alderman said. “ There were over 120 runners in the girls race and over 160 in the boys. The girls got pretty good conditions to run in although we got a little wet. The boys had to run most of their race in pretty heavy rain. Despite it being a more challenging course than last week, we had improved times from 8 of the 10 runners that ran both races and the others weren’t far off.”

The team competes again Thursday at Northern Heights.

Tennis prepares for busy week

Tennis did not compete last week, but is preparing for a loaded week of competition. The varsity travels to Ellsworth Thursday and Clay Center Saturday. The JV will compete for the first time this season, Tuesday at Baldwin and Thursday at Wamego.

Pictured Above: Junior quarterback Wyatt Wurtz runs the ball against Northern Heights during the Chargers’ 74-6 victory September 9. Photo by Dee Glotzbach.

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