Archive for Wednesday, December 1, 1999

From the Sidelines

December 1, 1999

Football season not over: comebacks liven weekend

The fourth quarter was the most exciting 15 minutes of play in weekend games.

And it was the road teams not the home teams that benefited from late game heroics.

Nebraska at Colorado and Kansas City at Oakland neither game was over until the final gun sounded.

In fact, Cornhuskers played two extra series of downs. The overtime game in Boulder, Colo., had K-State fans leaning from the edge of their couches cheering for the Buffalos. But consecutive Big 12 North Division championships for the Wildcats will have to wait.

Colorado's kicker missed a field goal that would have iced the upset. And, Nebraska overcame a lethargic second half to match and surpass Colorado's conservative OT field goal with a touchdown.

As for the Chiefs, just when they seem to be frustratingly bad, they pull out another win against one of their many rivals.

Chris Dishman, who has been beaten by receivers on several occasions this season, turned an interception and a fumble into 12 points.

Can the Chiefs grab one of the wild-card playoff spots despite their sputtering offense? Will the Cats be invited to a BCS bowl even though they don't play in one of the largest television markets?

Stay tuned. Neither is as certain as a Martin Gramatica field goal for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

But another week of college games will shape the bowl picture, and the Chiefs can play their way into the playoffs by winning their final five games.

Oh, for those who wondered, I played football this weekend, got a black eye playing pass defense and scuffled with my brother as advertised.

Weight room open

The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission is sponsoring an open weight room at the Tonganoxie Junior High School.

The weight room, next to the basketball court, will be open 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Dec. 7.

There is a $1 fee to participate, and participants must be at least 18 years old.

Meeting time changes

The Tonganoxie Recreation Committee meeting time has changed.

The commission will meet 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 in the city council chambers.

The commission normally meets the first Thursday of the month.

The meeting is open to the public.

Upcoming programs and ideas for new programs are discussed during the monthly sessions.

Adult basketball

The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission adult full-court league is in full swing.

The teams play Wednesday nights and an occasional Monday evening.

Poje leads the league as of Nov. 29 with a 4-0 record.

Blue Devils is second at 2-1. Over 30 Gang is third, Color Wheel is fourth, and Just Play is fifth.

Children's wrestling

Sign up for the Tonganoxie Kid Wrestling Club will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.

The team has spots for children ages 6 through 14. For more information call Darrell Starcher, 724-2258, or Gene Samuels, 845-9258.

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