Sports

Wed
07
Feb

Ellsworth boys pounce on Beloit; Base leads

By TAYLOR HOLECEK
For the I-R

For the first time in 21 years, the Ellsworth Bearcats defeated the Beloit Trojans in their Homecoming game Friday.

The score went back-and-forth and was close between the teams the entire game, with Ellsworth leading scoring 15-13 in the first half but behind 25-27 in the second.

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Wed
07
Feb

Wilson falls short against St. John’s

By the I-R staff

Three Lady Dragon players were in double digits Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the shooting of the St. John’s Beloit/Tipton girls during Wilson King and Queen of Courts activities at Wilson.

The final score was 50-60 with Wilson’s Katie Zelenka contributing 18 points and one rebound, Riley Dietz with 16 points and 4 rebounds and Kaleigh Hanzlick with 11 points and 7 rebounds.

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Wed
31
Jan

Lady Dragons move into 6th place

By the I-R staff

It was another good week for the Lady Dragons as Wilson notched two more wins, bringing its season record to 12-2.

The Lady Dragons are now ranked 6th in 1A-Div. 2 in the Kansas High School Coaches Poll.

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Wed
31
Jan

Ellsworth varsity takes two

By the I-R staff

Remington Cravens scored 22 points and Jordan Base contributed 18 Friday night as the Ellsworth Bearcats defeated Southeast of Saline 65-45 at home.

The win brought the ‘Cats to 8-5 overall and 3-3 in the North Central Activities Association.

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Wed
31
Jan

Lady Oilers take home Hilltop Classic title

By JIM MISUNAS
Great Bend Tribune

Years from now, St. John’s Jackie Rios will tell her family how she fearlessly defended the state’s best basketball player.

Rios’ denial defense forced four turnovers and limited Central Plains allstater Emily Ryan to 19 points, half her average.

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Wed
24
Jan

Oilers take classic title

By Addison Crites and Rac hel La matsch

The No. 1 ranked in Class 2A Central Plains Oilers brought home the gold from the Mid-Winter Classic this past week at St. John with a 54-45 win over the Tigers.

The Oilers had to fight through the fierce competition provided by not only St. John, but also the Wichita Defenders and Nickerson Panthers. The Oilers will receive a one week rest before returning to play league opponent, the Otis-Bison Cougars, Jan. 30 at Otis.

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Wed
24
Jan

Ellsworth boys also place 3rd

By TAYLOR HOLECEK
For the I-R

After a hard loss, the Bearcats were ready for a victory, which they captured during a game this past week against the Otis-Bison Cougars, placing them third in the Hoisington Winter Jam Tournament.

Remington Cravens was a major contributor to the Cats’ success, scoring a whopping 16 points in the first quarter, and 32 points total — the only Bearcat to reach double digits. Fouls also helped Ellsworth raise its score. The ‘Cats landed 14 of 16 free throws.

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Wed
24
Jan

Lady Dragons take second in tournament

By the I-R staff

It was a fight to the wire for Wilson’s Lady Dragons this past week as they fell short by 6 points of winning the Northern Plains League Basketball Tournament, played at Lincoln and Tescott.

In Saturday’s championship game against Thunder Ridge, the Lady Dragons lost 34-40 after defeating Chase and St. John’s of Beloit/Tipton.

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Wed
17
Jan

Lady ‘Cats post win

Girls — 62-39

It was all about the first quarter Friday night as the Lady Bearcats defeated the Sacred Heart Lady Knights, 62-39, in a league contest at Ellsworth.

Sacred Heart pretty much matched Ellsworth basket-forbasket in the final three quarters. The first quarter was a different story. The Lady ‘Cats jumped out to 5-0 and 16-2 leads behind 10 turnovers by the Lady Knights and only four shots from the field.

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Wed
17
Jan

Oilers annihilate Victoria at home

By the I-R staff

Central Plains celebrated its winter homecoming by pounding conference rival Victoria Friday night at Claflin.

Both games — the boys and the girls — went the Oilers’ way soon after play began.

The girls left the court with a 95-29 win. The boys finished 80-27. Both teams are ranked No. 1 in 2A by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association.

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