Sports

Wed
17
Oct

Oilers remain on top after another Friday night shutout

By MIKE COURSON
For the I-R

The small things add up for a football team that has won its last 15 and 24 of its last 25 regular-season games, usually by wide margins. For the top-ranked Oilers Friday night, that small thing might have been a stop on fourth-and one. Central Plains halted Moundridge and on that drive and many times over as part of another mercy-rule win at 52-0.

“They’re not a bad team,” said Oiler coach Chris Steiner. “They fly around and they’ve got some good kids. (Moundridge running backs Daniel Kaufman and Cody Hazelton) both ran around really hard.

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Wed
17
Oct

Ryan takes second at State tennis

By MIKE COURSON
For the I-R

Progress was made but it was not enough. Last fall, a pair of sophomores emerged as the new State powers in Class 3-2-1A. Kansas City Christian’s Lilly McNeill dominated Central Plains’ Emily Ryan for her first State title.

The rivalry renewed itself Saturday in Pratt in the finale of the Class 3-2-1A State Tennis Championships. After a 6-2, 6-0 loss to McNeill last year, Ryan opened this year’s title match with a quick 4-0 lead. “I came in strong and she had some jitters,” Ryan said. “She wasn’t hitting some of the shots she was hitting later in the match. She was amazing at the end.”

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Wed
17
Oct

Ellsworth vs Ellsworth at State tennis

By MIKE COURSON
For the I-R

The luck of the draw, or lack thereof, forced a showdown between both Ellsworth doubles teams in action at the Class 3-2-1A State tournament this past week at Pratt.

Seniors Kassie Sheridan and Cassidy Kroboth went on to earn State medals as sixth-place finishers. Junior Jaide Talbott and sophomore Jaycee Cunningham had a rough finish to medal in 12th.

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Wed
10
Oct

Ellsworth teams qualify for state; Oiler Ryan wins spot in singles

By the I-R staff

The Ellsworth High School girls’ tennis team returned home from WaKeeney this weekend with a regional team championship, edging out Victoria by a fraction of a percent.

Central Plains placed 8th; however, the Oilers captured first place in singles, thanks to the skilled play of Emily Ryan (32-0). Ryan is unbeaten in singles heading into the 3-2-1A State tennis tournament Oct. 12-13 at Pratt.

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Wed
10
Oct

Lady ‘Cats push ahead in tough league

By JENNIFER McDANIEL
For the Ellsworth County I-R

The Ellsworth Lady ‘Cats volleyball team started out strong this season, but tough matches in recent weeks have caused the Bearcats to lose some momentum as they move toward the latter part of the season.

On Oct. 2, the varsity squad dropped two home matches to Beloit, losing 25-20, 25-23 and 25-17, 25-18.

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Wed
10
Oct

Central Plains still undefeated

By the I-R staff

The Central Plains Oilers kept their streak alive Friday night on the road at Pratt-Skyline with a 56-0 win over the Thunderbirds.

The Oilers got on the board early as Alex Hickel scored on a handoff from quarterback Myles Menges less than a minute into the first quarter. The 44-yard run gave Central Plains the lead, 6-0.

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Wed
10
Oct

Playing It Forward

By Jennifer McDaniel
For the Ellsworth I-R

Rick Davis starts his day early. 4:30 a.m., in fact. In those quiet hours before sunrise, Davis is preparing for a day lasting at least 18 hours.

It’s 6 on Friday morning, and Davis is already at work at Ellsworth Steakhouse, the restaurant he owns with his wife, Tina. It’s still an hour before the doors open as he readies for the breakfast crowd, and then lunch.

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Wed
03
Oct

Bearcats fall victim to big away plays

By Mike Courson
For the Ellsworth I-R

Pass attack versus the run game: only one style could prevail in Friday’s Class 2A, District 8 battle in Hoisington. In the end, the Cardinals rolled more than 400 yards on the ground and scored on runs of 24, 57, 73, and 90 yards to take down Ellsworth 48-14.

Cardinal junior Wyatt Pedigo missed week one of the season with an injury but has proved to be one of the state’s top rushers since. After the Bearcats turned the ball over on downs to open the game, Pedigo ran the first Hoisington play from scrimmage 57 yards for the first touchdown of the night.

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Wed
03
Oct

Oilers produce third shutout for top spot

By the I-R staff

A 59-yard punt return by Devin Ryan at the start of the second quarter helped lead the Central Plains Oilers to a 46-0 victory over the St. John Tigers Friday night.

The win not only gave Central Plains its third shutout win, but also put the Oilers atop the 8-Man Division I-District 5 standings at 2-0 in district play and 5-0 overall this season.

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Wed
03
Oct

The Tradition Continues

By the I-R staff

For the Lady Bearcats, it was the ninth consecutive North Central Activities Association league title in as many years.

Next stop — WaKeeney and regional play against the likes of Central Plains, which has a top singles player in Emily Ryan on its rooster.

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