Lady Oiler Chelsey Bieberle gets a steal and moves the ball down court Feb. 6 in Claflin. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.
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CLAFLIN — The top-ranked and undefeated 2A Central Plains Oilers beat seventh-ranked 4A Division II Concordia convincingly, 61-47, at the Oilerdome in Claflin. The top-ranked, undefeated and two-... + continue reading

Lady ‘Cat Gentry Hawks moves the ball down the court Feb. 5 in Beloit. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.
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CLAFLIN — The top-ranked and undefeated 2A Central Plains Oilers beat fourth-ranked 2A St. John-Hudson, 46-45, in a tight game at the Oilerdome in Claflin. The top-ranked, undefeated and two-... + continue reading

Lady Oiler Taylor Rolfs makes an assist in the paint Jan. 29 in the championship game at the BCC Hilltop Hoops Classic in Great Bend. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.
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OTIS — The top-ranked 2A Central Plains Oilers defeated Otis-Bison 53-34 Feb. 2 in a CPL league game in Otis.  The top-ranked, defending two-time 2A State champion Lady Oilers cruised to a 66-36... + continue reading
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By Alan Rusch Ellsworth’s Diane and Michael O’Connor attended Saturday’s 68th annual Ellsworth-Kanopolis Chamber of Commerce dinner and meeting at the Ellsworth American Legion building thinking... + continue reading
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BY Mark McCoy GREAT BEND — The undefeated, top-ranked and two-time defending champion 2A Lady Oilers won the 2016 Barton Community College Hilltop Hoops Classic girls’ basketball tournament... + continue reading

Lady Oiler Chelsey Bieberle gets a steal and moves the ball down court Feb. 6 in Claflin. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.

Lady ‘Cat Gentry Hawks moves the ball down the court Feb. 5 in Beloit. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.

Lady Oiler Taylor Rolfs makes an assist in the paint Jan. 29 in the championship game at the BCC Hilltop Hoops Classic in Great Bend. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.

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Lady Oiler Chelsey Bieberle gets a steal and moves the ball down court Feb. 6 in Claflin. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.
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CLAFLIN — The top-ranked and undefeated 2A Central Plains Oilers beat seventh-ranked 4A Division II Concordia convincingly, 61-47, at the Oilerdome in Claflin. The top-ranked, undefeated and two-time defending champion 2A Lady Oilers of Central Plains defeated the Lady Panthers 56-28 in a game where the deep Lady O bench played most of the... + continue reading

Lady ‘Cat Gentry Hawks moves the ball down the court Feb. 5 in Beloit. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.
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CLAFLIN — The top-ranked and undefeated 2A Central Plains Oilers beat fourth-ranked 2A St. John-Hudson, 46-45, in a tight game at the Oilerdome in Claflin. The top-ranked, undefeated and two-time defending champion 2A Lady Oilers of Central Plains defeated the Lady Tigers 58-21.  BELOIT — The Trojans beat the Ellsworth Bearcats, 66-38,... + continue reading

Lady Oiler Taylor Rolfs makes an assist in the paint Jan. 29 in the championship game at the BCC Hilltop Hoops Classic in Great Bend. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.
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OTIS — The top-ranked 2A Central Plains Oilers defeated Otis-Bison 53-34 Feb. 2 in a CPL league game in Otis.  The top-ranked, defending two-time 2A State champion Lady Oilers cruised to a 66-36 win over the Lady Cougars in the girls’ game.Read about these games in the Feb. 11 edition of the I-R. + continue reading

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Lady Oiler Chelsey Bieberle gets a steal and moves the ball down court Feb. 6 in Claflin. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.
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CLAFLIN — The top-ranked and undefeated 2A Central Plains Oilers beat seventh-ranked 4A Division II Concordia convincingly, 61-47, at the Oilerdome in Claflin. The top-ranked, undefeated and two-... + continue reading

Lady ‘Cat Gentry Hawks moves the ball down the court Feb. 5 in Beloit. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.
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Lady Oiler Taylor Rolfs makes an assist in the paint Jan. 29 in the championship game at the BCC Hilltop Hoops Classic in Great Bend. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.
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When drovers trailed their wild longhorn cattle into Kansas, the dreaded cry of “Texas fever.” Could spread panic through the stock farms that were in their path. Also known as Spanish fever, the... + continue reading

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