Basehor-Linwood sophomore mines gold at Sunflower Games
A Basehor-Linwood High School sophomore won a gold medal in the second weekend of the Sunflower State Games on July 27-28 in Lawrence.
Jeremy Winfrey hit 45 out of 50 in trap shooting to win the gold in his age category, 15- to 18-year-olds. On June 21, Winfrey won grand champion in trap shooting in the Leavenworth County Ribbon Shoot for 4-H by hitting 24 out of 25.
Most area athletes had big performances in wrestling.
In folkstyle wrestling, Aaron Adcox of Tonganoxie earned a silver behind Travis Eden of Overbrook in the 14-and-under class 5 division. Duane Adkins, Emporia took home the bronze.
Linwood residents won the 150-155 pound and 156-159 pound competitions. Brandon Buck won the slightly lighter division, while Matthew Dukes took the heavier division. Buck also won the class 5 division in freestyle wrestling and Dukes earned the bronze in the class 6 division. Craig Bower took bronze in the freestyle 14-and-under class 3 division.
Linwood's Dean Sheets also performed well. Sheets won the gold in the 50-and-older division in folkstyle competing in the 173-180 pound division.
For Tonganoxie, the Morgans accumulated a fair share of medal. Andy Morgan won two golds. The first came in the 29-and-under folkstyle division in the 136-142 pound category, the other in the freestyle 29-and-up class 1.
Ben Morgan, competing in the 150-156 pound division in folkstyle, won that event, and Tim Morgan took second in freestyle 18-and-under class 4 weight division.
Other Tonganoxie wrestling medalists, all in freestyle, were Aaron Adcox in the 14-and-under class 5 (silver); Joshua Ferris, 18-and-under class 3 (silver); and Scott Underwood, 29-and-under, weight class 5 (silver).
In track, Wally Brawner, Tonganoxie, took the gold in the Governor's Cup 5K event in the 60-64 division.