Sports

Wed
02
May

Oiler tennis team overcomes injury

By the I-R staff

Bouncing back from injury, the Central Plains Oilers are tapping inner resources as the regular season winds down.

No. 1 singles player Lawson Oeser returned for Monday’s quad tournament, following a foot stress fracture.

“We’re kind of excited to have him back,” said coach Gary Bittner. “He seems to be making progress every day.”

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Wed
02
May

Bearcats on five-game winning streak

Special to the I-R

After struggling defensively for the better part of the season, the Bearcat baseball team put together five quality games in a row, winning one from Sacred Heart, two from Lincoln and two from Ellinwood.

Zac Schneider was the starting pitcher in the first game against Lincoln and pitched a complete game shutout allowing only three hits and one walk to get the win in Game 1.

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Wed
25
Apr

‘Cats 2-8 at half-way point

Special to the I-R

Errors and walks continue to be the downfall of the Bearcat baseball team, according to coach Bernie Schulte.

Following a win against Beloit, the Bearcats have won one out of the last six games.

Against Ell-Saline on April 10, the Cardinals put up nine runs in the first inning and the Bearcats couldn’t overcome the lead, losing 10-19. Braden Schulte started the game and took the loss. The Bearcat pitching staff walked 15 batters and the defense committed six errors.

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Wed
25
Apr

Central Plains and Wilson continue the tradition

By the I-R staff

The Central Plains girls and boys track teams took second and third places respectively April 17 at the annual Wilson Invitational at Russell.

It was the 59th year for the event.

The girls finished with 76 points, while the boys ended the day with 91, only a point behind second-place Otis-Bison.

The Wilson boys team finished eighth with 24 points and the Lady Dragons ended the day in 11th place with 10.

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Wed
18
Apr

Ellsworth, Central Plains compete at local track meet

By the I-R staff

Ellsworth’s Shaylee Leiker placed first in the girls 100-meter and 400-meter dash April 10 at the Ellsworth Varsity Invitational Track Meet. Bearcat Darrell Gustin was first in the boys discus throw.

Central Plains’ Taylor Oeser received a first place in the girls javelin throw and another first went to Alex Barton in the boys 400 meter dash.

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Wed
18
Apr

‘Cats keep their eyes on the prize

By Vince Hancock
Ellsworth County I-R

Age-old advice suggests that one’s opponent isn’t another player — but rather, oneself.

That’s one of the lessons Ellsworth coach Kevin Haxton tries to teach his varsity golfers. Coming out of this past week’s tournament in Minneapolis with a win, his players felt good. Ellsworth’s Chris Fitzgerald and Avery Haxton placed in the top spots, fourth and fifth respectively.

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Wed
11
Apr

Dragons compete at Bennington

By the I-R Staff

The Wilson Dragons placed ninth Thursday, April 6, at the Bennington High School Invitational.

The Lady Dragons ranked 12th in team competition.

Bennington ranked first on both the boys and girls sides. A dozen other teams competed at the annual meet.

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Wed
11
Apr

Ellsworth competes in track at Russell

By the I-R staff

The Ellsworth Junior/ Senior High School track and field students traveled to Russell Tuesday, April 5, for the Russell High School Invitational Meet.

On the women’s side, Ellsworth placed 6th overall with a score of 65.2. The ‘Cats followed Beloit, TMP-Marian of Hays, Plainville, Hoisington and Clay Center. Sacred Heart, Russell and Hutchinson-Trinity also competed.

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Wed
11
Apr

‘Cats, Oilers claim top tennis spots

By the I-R staff

The home court advantage proved to be a winning factor Monday for Ellsworth High School, which won the six-team Ellsworth Invitational Tournament.

The Bearcats took first place with 25 points. Coming in second was Central Plains with 22 points. Third place went to Larned with 16 points.

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Wed
04
Apr

Ellsworth County teams top local meet

By the I-R staff

Ellsworth switched places with Central Plains from a year ago and took home a first-place finish with 40 points Thursday, March 29, at the Russell Varsity Tennis Meet.

It was the season opener for both teams, which a year ago saw Central Plains outpace Ellsworth at the Hoisington Invitational Tennis Meet.

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