Sports

Wed
20
Dec

Central Plains maintains perfect records

By Addison Crites and Rachel Lamatsch

The second-ranked 2A Lady Oilers remained perfect in this early season with a 79-13 win over Larned.

Julie Donecker put up the first points of the game, 48 seconds in, after making two foul shots.

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Wed
20
Dec

Wilson dominates in competition with Lincoln

By the I-R staff

Wilson took it down to the wire Friday night at Lincoln, but all was well when the final buzzer sounded as the Dragons ended the contest 40 to 37.

Wilson dominated the first quarter, which ended with a score of 14-6 and included two, 3-pointers from Dragons Tristan Soukup and Jayden Bess.

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Wed
20
Dec

Lady ‘Cats blast Beloit

By Taylor Holecek
For the I-R

The Lady Bearcats beat the Beloit Lady Trojans Friday at Ellsworth. In the first quarter, Ellsworth started its lead by scoring 21 points over Beloit’s 14. The Lady ‘Cats fell back in the second quarter by one point, 23-24.

In the third quarter, the Lady ‘Cats were behind by one point again, 33-34, while both teams scored 10 points. In the fourth, Ellsworth surpassed the Trojans, scoring 14-3, and bringing the final score of 47-37.

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Wed
13
Dec

Lady ‘Cats place 5th at Lincoln tournament

By Taylor Holecek
For the I-R

The Ellsworth Lady Bearcats placed fifth in the Amos Morris-George Stephens Basketball tournament at Lincoln Friday after beating the Phillipsburg Panthers, 49-46, in overtime.

Ellsworth started the game well by ending the first quarter with a lead of 10-7. Then, in the second quarter, the Lady ‘Cats continued this lead by a small margin of 26-24.

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Wed
13
Dec

Ellsworth’s Jordan Base shines in Lincoln tournament

By Taylor Holecek
For the I-R

The Ellsworth Bearcats placed fifth in the Amos Morris-George Stephens Basketball tournament in Lincoln Friday with a win over the Russell Broncos, 56-41.

The ‘Cats jumped to a big lead in the first quarter, allowing the Broncos only two points to their 13. Ellsworth would also gain an even larger advantage over Russell by the end of the first half, proving their defensive strength, with the final score going into the locker room, 25-12.

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Wed
13
Dec

Lady Dragons sweep classic

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

TESCOTT — Wilson’s Lady Dragons never looked back after they put the first 2 points on the score board Friday night at the Tip-Off Classic at Tescott.

Their domination was evident in the final score 49-19, a number the Lady Dragons built quarter-by-quarter.

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Wed
06
Dec

Lady Oilers take down Hoisington

By Rachel Lamatsch
For the I-R

The Lady Oilers kicked off their 2017-18 basketball season Friday night with an 88-23 victory over the Hoisington Cardinals.

Central Plains won the tip and no later than six seconds into the game returning starter Emily Ryan picked up her first foul with a charge. Not long after, Ryan was called for another foul which sent her to the sidelines.

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Wed
06
Dec

‘Cats pin Southeast of Saline

By MATTHEW DENNING
Ellsworth I-R

The Ellsworth Bearcats won Southeast of Saline’s wrestling dual Friday with four wins to three for Southeast.

Ellsworth added four more open-match wins, giving the ‘Cats an overwhelming win with 46 points to the Trojans’ 18.

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Wed
06
Dec

‘Cats kick off the season in style

By Taylor Holecek
For the I-R

The Ellsworth Bearcats took their first victory of the season in the home season opener against the Lyons Lions, by a score of 62-43, Friday.

The ‘Cats began their lead that would carry out to the end of the game, with a score of 25-13 by the end of the first quarter. In the second, they fought hard and held close to the Lions, who scored 14, while the ‘Cats scored 15. This brought the halftime score to 40-27.

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Wed
29
Nov

Bolton joins Blazers for run

By Shirley Cox Schroeder
Ellsworth County I-R

Josiah Bolton, a junior at Ellsworth Jr./Sr. High School and state cross country medalist, had the opportunity to run with the Brokaw Blazers Saturday, Nov. 18, in the 2017 Cross Country Coaches National Cross Country Youth Championships near Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bolton ran a personal best time of 17:35 and placed 42 out of 98 in the 15-16-year-old division. His team received a 3rd-place medal.

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