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Winter sports begins

POSTED: December 7, 2013 1:09 a.m.
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Ellsworth head coach Ken Cravens, center, prepares the Lady ‘Cats for the exciting overtime period in the Dec. 6 win over Lyons in Ellsworth.

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GYPSUM ---  The Bearcat grapplers, ranked10th in the 3A-2A-1A Division, beat North Central Activity Association rivals Southeast of Saline in a Friday night dual by six points at Southeast of Saline.

The ‘Cats beat Thomas More Prep of Hays, 70-6, Thursday in Hays.


ELLSWORTH --- The Lady ‘Cats came from behind in the fourth quarter and forced an overtime period to defeat a solid Lyons girls’ basketball team, 51-42, Friday in the Bearcat Den in Ellsworth.

Lady ‘Cat Halle Connally sank two free throws with 35 seconds on the clock in regulation play to tie the game at 42-42. Ellsworth pulled ahead with 2:55 on the clock in the overtime by sinking three of four technical penalty shots.

On the boys side, the Bearcats played a good first three quarters of basketball before the Lions pulled way early in the fourth quarter to defeat Ellsworth 64-42.

CLAFLIN --- The Central Plains Oilers stunned Hoisington in the Oilerdome Friday, plucking the Cardinals 79-33. The Oilers had a 55-14 lead at halftime.

The Lady O’s demolished Hoisington by a score of 60-30.

OTIS --- The sixth-ranked 1A Division II Lady Dragons of Wilson defanged the Lady Cougars of Otis-Bison 52-34 Friday in Otis.
The Dragons lost the basketball game on the boys’ side by a score of 61-32.

Read about the season opening high school sporting events in the Dec. 12 edition of the I-R.

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