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Teams devour hot dogs at photo shoot

Teams devour hot dogs at photo shoot

Ellsworth Recreation director Ron Tenbrink explains the order of teams to be photographed (and eat) at the second annual Ellsworth Independent-Reporter/Ellsworth Recreational Department Kid Baseball photo shoot picnic and hot dog feed at Preisker Park Sunday in Ellsworth.

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Sports schedules updates

Sports schedules updates

Tuesday’s misty conditions and cold winds cancelled a lot of sporting events for Ellsworth County teams, causing them to be rescheduled.

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LADY OILERS WIN 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

LADY OILERS WIN 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

MANHATTAN --- The Central Plains Lady Oilers are the 2A 2014

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2A State basketball tournament update

2A State basketball tournament update

MANHATTAN --- Central Plains fans saw the Lady Oilers  unleash a fierce passing and defensive attack that overwhelmed an impressive Meade girls’ basketball team 60-45, Friday at Kansas State University‘s Bramlage Coliseum, in Manhattan.

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1A Division II State basketball tournament update

1A Division II State basketball tournament update

HAYS --- The Lady Bulldogs of Golden Plains (21-3) beat Wilson by a score of 57-37 Thursday in the first round of the 1A Division II State basketball tournament in Hays.

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Friday night sub-State roundball roundup

Friday night sub-State roundball roundup

GREENSBURG --- The third-ranked 2A Central Plains Oilers (18-3) cut down the South Central Timber wolves, 51-42 in the semi-finals game of the Kiowa County sub-State tournament in Greensburg.

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Saturday sub-State roundball roundup

Saturday sub-State roundball roundup

TWO ELLSWORTH COUNTY TEAMS ADVANCE

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2A State basketball tournament update

2A State basketball tournament update

MANHATTAN --- The Lady Oilers of Central Plains defeated St. Mary’s Colgan 47-38 Wednesday in the 2A State basketball tournament in Manhattan.

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Thursday’s sub-State roundball roundup

Thursday’s sub-State roundball roundup

 

 

GREENSBURG — The second-ranked 2A Lady Oilers of Central Plains beat the Lady Tigers for a third game in one season by a score of 38-26, Thursday in Greensburg. The Lady O's remain undefeated.

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1A Division II sub-State tournament update

1A Division II sub-State tournament update

 

 

WILSON — The Dragons (8-12) are the third-seeded team in the Otis-Bison 1A Division II sub-State tournament and will meet the 10th-ranked Otis-Bison Cougars (11-8) today (March 6) at 7:30 p.m. at Barton Community College in Great Bend.

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Tuesday’s sub-State basketball update

Tuesday’s sub-State basketball update

ELLSWORTH --- The Lady ‘Cats prevailed, 47-45, to defeat a talented and quick Lady Cardinal team in the 3A Hoisington sub-State tournament.

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Sub-state basketball brackets announced

Sub-state basketball brackets announced

 

 

The Kansas State High School Activities Association has released the brackets for the 2014 sub-State basketball tournaments.

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Monday’s sub-State basketball update

Monday’s sub-State basketball update

CLAFLIN --- The undefeated 2A Lady Oilers beat Kinsley 62-17 in the first round of the Kiowa County sub-State tournament Monday in Claflin. As the top seed in the tournament, the Lady O’s had home court advantage.

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Nienke places second

Nienke places second

 

 

Ellsworth’s Ty Nienke, the 113-pound grappler placed second at the 3A-2A-1A State wrestling tournament Saturday at Gross Memorial Stadium at Fort Hays state University.

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Tuesday’s tales from the hardwood

Tuesday’s tales from the hardwood

 

 

SALINA — The Lady ‘Cats destroyed arch-rival Sacred Heart, 58-34, on the Lady Knight’s hardwood in a convincing North Central Activities Association win. Ellsworth dominated the third quarter so efficiently that Lady Knight head coach Mark Ramsey pulled his starters from the floor in the last minute of the third quarter, as the Lady Knights had given up the game.

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Bearcats qualify four grapplers to State tournament

Bearcats qualify four grapplers to State tournament

HOISINGTON --- Mo Rojas, the ’Cats’ 145-pound wrestler and  and Ty Nienke, the top-ranked 113-pound grappler, won their championship matches at the 3A-2A-1A  regional tournament in Hoisington.

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Friday night roundball and wrestling roundup

Friday night roundball and wrestling roundup

 

 

HOISINGTON — The Bearcat grappling team entered post-season competition Friday, wrestling at the 3A-2A-1A regional tournament in the Activity Center at Hoisington. Ty Nienke and Mo Rojas advance in the winner’s bracket. All but one of the Bearcat grapplers will compete in the consolation bracket. Wrestling will resume at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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Tuesday’s tales from the hardwood

Tuesday’s tales from the hardwood

GYPSUM --- The Ellsworth Bearcats lost, 63-39, to the Trojans of Southeast of Saline in Gypsum.

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Friday night roundball roundup

Friday night roundball roundup

 

 ALL ELLSWORTH COUNTY TEAMS WIN BASKETBALL GAMES

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Tuesday’s tales from the hardwood

Tuesday’s tales from the hardwood

MINNEAPOLIS --- The Ellsworth Bearcats pulled off a big win, 58-55, over a quality Lions basketball team in Minneapolis, a tough venue to play.

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Friday night roundball roundup

Friday night roundball roundup

 

 

CLAFLIN — The third-ranked 2A Lady Oilers beat their arch-rivals, the Lady Tigers of St. John, 58-32 in a Homecoming game in Claflin.

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Friday night roundball roundup

Friday night roundball roundup

 

 

ELLSWORTH — The Lady Bearcats defeated Southeast of Saline by a score of 44-37, Friday in Ellsworth.

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Hilltop Hoops Classic Update

Hilltop Hoops Classic Update

GREAT BEND --- What happens what a team comprised of underclassmen and junior high school girls meets the mighty third-ranked 2A Lady Oilers of Central Plains on the hardwood?

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Tuesday’s tales from the hardwood

Tuesday’s tales from the hardwood

WILSON --- The Dragons made chicken soup out of the Palco Roosters, cruising to a 72-54 win in the Dragon Den in Wilson.

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Saturday’s tournament updates

Saturday’s tournament updates

ST JOHN --- In a game worthy of a State championship, the second-ranked Oilers fell to mighty top-ranked 2A Tigers of St. John 50-42 in an action-packed, fast-paced physical game of basketball in the St. John Lions Club Winter Classic in St. John.

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Thursday's basketball tournament update

Thursday's basketball tournament update

 

 

ST. JOHN — The Central Plains Oilers were too powerful for Ness City, plucking the Eagles by a 77-46 score in the first round of the St. John’s Lions Club Mid-Winter Classic in St. John.

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Tuesday’s tales from the hardwood

Tuesday’s tales from the hardwood

 

 

LINCOLN — The third-ranked 1A Division I Lady Bulldogs defeated the ninth-ranked 1A Division II Lady Dragons of Wilson 59-44 in the Northern Plains League tournament Friday in Lincoln. Three-ball shooting by the Lady Bulldogs in the first half of the game was the key to the win.

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Friday night roundball roundup

Friday night roundball roundup

 

 

ELLSWORTH — The Lady Bearcats were just too much for Sacred Heart in the fourth quarter, beating the Lady Knights 49-35 in Ellsworth. It had been a close, 1-4 point ballgame in the previous three quarters. It was a team effort, with good fundamental basketball. The Lady 'Cats made the charity shots and the fast-break layups.

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Thursday’s grappling results

Thursday’s grappling results

 

 

The Ellsworth Bearcats lost a tight wrestling dual to Minneapolis, 35-29, Thursday in Minneapolis. The ‘Cats were only 6-7 points behind the 2013 North Central Athletic Association championship team throughout the contest, but couldn’t get the pin points needed to make up the difference.

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Tuesday’s tales from the hardwood

GREENSBURG --- The Lady O’s continued their winning streak, beating Kiowa County by a score of 49-29. The Central Plains girls team is still undefeated this season.

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Friday night roundball roundup

Friday night roundball roundup

WILSON --- The Wilson Dragons played a great first half of basketball, but the Lakeside Knights battled back in the third quarter to make it a 1-3 point fourth quarter basketball game.

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Tuesday’s tales from the hardwood

Tuesday’s tales from the hardwood

ELLSWORTH ---  The Bearcats put one in the win column, defeating the Russell Broncos 58-51 in the Bearcat Lair at Ellsworth.

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Friday’s roundball roundup

CLAFLIN --- The Lady Oilers, undefeated and ranked ninth in 3A play by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, looked liked a top ranked team Friday night, easily whipping the Lady Indians of Larned 60-20 in Claflin.

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Tuesday’s tales from the hardwood

Tuesday’s tales from the hardwood

ST. JOHN --- The Lady Oilers of Central Plains whipped the Lady Tigers of St. John-Hudson 49-30 in St. John.

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Basketball tournament roundup

Basketball tournament roundup

Amos-Morris George Stephans tournament

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Tournament schedules

Tournament schedules

Amos Morris-George Stephens Basketball Classic

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Winter sports begins

Winter sports begins

WRESTLING

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End of football season for Oilers

End of football season for Oilers

JETMORE --- The undefeated Hodgeman County Longhorns steered into the 8-man Division I football playoffs defeating Central Plains 44-36 Saturday in Jetmore.

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Tuesday night tales of the gridiron

Tuesday night tales of the gridiron

CLAFLIN --- The Central Plains Oilers de-fanged the South Central Timberwolves, 36-14, Tuesday in Claflin, winning the cross-district game of the playoff bracket.

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Halloween tales from the gridiron

Halloween tales from the gridiron

CLAFLIN --- The Oilers were the goblins in the final district game against Little River, defeating the Redskins 38-14 in Claflin.

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Friday night’s tales from the gridiron

Friday night’s tales from the gridiron

 

SOLOMON — In the battle for the top slot in the 8-man Division I District five race, the Central Plains Oilers stormed over the Gorillas of Solomon, 86-46 in Solomon. The game was won with 1:15 left on the clock in the fourth quarter. The defeat of Little River by Canton-Galva places the Oilers firmly on top of District five.

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Cross country teams to compete in regional races

Cross country teams to compete in regional races

 

 

ELLSWORTH — Typically, running on one’s home course is considered an advantage — unless that course is known as the “Hellsworth”, as the Bearcats will host the 3A regional meet Saturday at the Ellsworth Municipal Golf course. The girls’ race will begin at 2 p.m. and the boys’ race will start at 2:30 p.m. The awards ceremonies will follow after the boys’ race.

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Unhappy Halloween for the Dragons

Unhappy Halloween for the Dragons

WILSON — The Wilson Dragon football team, decimated by injuries and boys that quit the squad, will be forced to forfeit the Thursday, Oct. 31, game scheduled District game against undefeated Victoria in Victoria.

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Sub-state volleyball brackets released

Sub-state volleyball brackets released

 

 

The Kansas State High School Athletic Association has released the brackets for the sub-state volleyball tournaments, taking place Saturday as the volleyball season winds down.

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Friday night’s wet fall sports roundup

Friday night’s wet fall sports roundup

Football

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Lady Oilers and a Lady Bearcat move on to State tennis tournament

Lady Oilers and a Lady Bearcat move on to State tennis tournament

WAKEENEY --- Five Ellsworth county girls qualified to compete in the State 3A-2A-1A tennis tournament at the Wakeeney regional tournament Friday and Saturday in WaKeeney.

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Friday night fall sports roundup

Friday night fall sports roundup

 

 

Football

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Friday night sports roundup

Friday night sports roundup

 

 

Football

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Friday night sports update

Friday night sports update

 

 

Football

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Friday night sports update

Friday night sports update

 

 

Football

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