Sports

Wed
13
Sep

Allen brings home the individual gold

Special to the I-R

The Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School cross country teams went to Salina and Hesston this past week and returned home with several personal best times and their share of hardware. Here are the medal winners.

In the Sacred Heart meet Sept. 5 at Salina, Joni Schroeder medaled 10th in the 8th grade girls race, time of 14:00, and Cade Gwinner medaled 6th in the 7th grade boys race.

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Wed
13
Sep

‘Cats rock the field

By TAYLOR HOLECEK
For the I-R

The Ellsworth Bearcats defeated the Beloit Trojans for the first time since 2009 in the football game Friday, with a final score of 28-22.

Both the team and head coach, Josh Homolka were optimistic and the Bearcats knew what they had to do to win going into the game — bring a tough defense.

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Wed
06
Sep

Lady ‘Cats post volleyball wins

By the I-R Staff

The Lady ‘Cats must hope this past week is an indication of the season ahead.

On Aug. 31, the Lady ‘Cats lost to Ellinwood 21-25 before coming back to defeat Ellinwood 25-13 and 25-18. The next round saw Ellsworth win over Sterling 25-15 and 25-21 for a 4-0 record.

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Wed
06
Sep

Ellsworth, Central Plains finish 2nd, 3rd at meet

By the I-R Staff

This year’s Ellsworth Invitational tennis tournament Aug. 20 at Ellsworth wasn’t won by a local team; however, Ellsworth and Central Plains high schools still managed to make their marks.

Lindsborg’s Smoky Valley won the eight-team invitational with 64 points. Coming in second was Ellsworth with 45 points. Third place went to Central Plains with 41 points.

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Wed
06
Sep

Bearcats begin season with a roar

Jacqueline Reynolds
Ellsworth County I-R

The Ellsworth Bearcats began their football season against the Russell Broncos who defeated them in the 2016 season opener.

This year was a much different story.

There were lots of fans on both sides present to witness the rematch, but the Broncos were no rival for the Bearcats, who posted a 34-6 win.

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Wed
30
Aug

Talent returns to Oiler tennis team

By the I-R staff

CLAFLIN — Coach Gary Bittner expects the 2017 Oiler tennis team to be a fun one to watch.

Central Plains returns three players from this past year’s regional squad.

Seniors Hannah Beran and Mikayla Menges are expected to partner for the Number One doubles position.

“The duo has some work to do, but they have the capability to play well together,” Bittner said.

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Wed
30
Aug

Bring on the bucking horses

Here are the results from the El-Kan Western Riders Rodeo Aug. 19-20 in the arena at Ellsworth:

Friday, Aug. 18

Bareback Riding: Cotton Delgado 77, Colt Eck; 66. Saddle Bronc: Luke Rush 77. Steer Wrestling: Ryan Swayze 4.4. Calf Ropers: Jerome Schreeberger 9.5, Colby Haetton 10.9, Marley Berger 13.1. Barrel Racers: Britt Widrig 16.942, Kylie Ast 17.249, Dani Rouse 17.326, Abby Berger 17.421, Gretchen Spitz 18:070. Team Ropers: Ty Bryant/Travis Hodson 5.9, Braden Stueve/Linden Stueve 6.7; Jared Flores/Cody Scheck 7.2; Jake McCullough/Troy Gaston 10.4. Bull Riders: No qualified riders. Ranch Bronc: Austin Rathbun 77.

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Wed
16
Aug

BEARCAT PRIDE

Maggie Allen and Paige Talbott received medals for their 6th place finish in the 4x800 relay at the 51st USAFT Hershey National Junior Olympics Track and Field Championship July 25 at Lawrence.

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Wed
16
Aug

Ellsworth prepares for eclipse

By Mark Gardner
Ellsworth County I-R

Dale Brungardt plans to travel to the Beatrice Neb. area Aug. 21 to see his first-ever 100 percent totality solar eclipse.

As a former physics and math teacher, this kind of event captures the full attention of the Ellsworth-Kanopolis- Geneseo School District superintendent.

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Wed
09
Aug

McGees score again at nationals

Special to the I-R

Steve and Shirley McGee, rural Brookville, recently returned from the NRA National Championships held at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

They competed in the Mid Range and Long Range Nationals and won several awards.

During the Mid Range phase, they teamed up with two additional members of the U.S. National Team to win the team matches for the 4th year in a row.

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