Sports

Wed
01
Nov

Three runners place at state

By Eric Coonrod
Special to the I-R

LAWRENCE — This past Saturday, Josiah Bolton ran in the 3A Cross Country State Championship race held at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence. This was Josiah’s first trip to the state meet, and he was the lone representative of the Ellsworth High School cross country team. He competed in a field of 106 runners from across the state.

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Wed
01
Nov

Oilers drill Goessel 54-0

By Addison Crites and Rachel Lamatsch

The final regular season game for the Central Plains High School Oilers proved to be successful with a 54-0 halftime victory over the Gossell Bluebirds. The win would improve the Oilers record to 8-1 going into the playoffs, as well as adding another district championship title.

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Wed
25
Oct

Oilers crush St. John

By Addison Crites and Rachel Lamatsch

Last Friday the Central Plains High School Oilers took on league rival, the St. John Tigers. The Oilers dominated all game, which ended at the half, earning a 56-0 road win. Central Plains’ record improves to 7-1.

Three minutes into the game senior Dalton Beck would put the first points on the scoreboard from a 4-yard option. Junior Alex Hickel went on to earn the two extra points for the O-Men. Under two minutes later, junior quarterback Myles Menges’ 42-yard pass to senior Alex Barton resulted in another score for Central Plains. Menges completed the PAT.

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Wed
25
Oct

Bearcats rout Lyons

By Taylor Holecek
Special to the I-R

Nothing could stop the Ellsworth Bearcats from flying past the Lyons Lions, 42-0, at their Senior Night game Friday.

The Cats came back from a tough 8-46 loss against the Hoisington Cardinals the previous week.

“They knew they were a better football team than they played last week, and I think they came out and showed that tonight,” head coach Josh Homolka said.

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Wed
25
Oct

Three qualify for state cross country

By Eric Coonrod
Special to the I-R

This past Saturday, the Ellsworth High School cross country team competed in the 3A Regional, hosted at the Ellsworth Golf Course. The top 10 runners and top three teams at each of the 3A Regionals around the state advance to the State Championships at Rim Rock Farm north of Lawrence on Oct. 28. There were around 150 young men and women from 15 schools competing for a chance to run at State. At the end of the meet, EHS qualified one runner for the state meet in Lawrence, Josiah Bolton.

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Wed
18
Oct

‘Cats fall to Hoisington

By TAYLOR HOLECEK
Ellsworth County I-R

The Ellsworth Bearcats fell hard Friday to the Hoisington Cardinals by a score of 45-8.

The Cards’ defense held strong against the Cats’ offense the majority of plays, scoring all but one of the seven touchdowns of the game.

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Wed
18
Oct

Central Plains shuts down Ellinwood

By Addison Crites and Rachel Lamatsch

The Central Plains Oilers dominated cross-county rivals, the Ellinwood Eagles, in a 64-0 victory Friday night at Claflin. This was the Oilers first home shutout of the season. The victory improved the Oilers record to 6-1 while the Eagles dropped to 1-6.

The first quarter was extremely successful for the O-Men, earning 42 of their 64 points. Less than 15 seconds into the game, junior Alex Hickel ran 66 yards off a kickoff return for the first touchdown of the game. Senior Anthony Oberle delivered the PAT to add to the Oilers score.

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Wed
11
Oct

FIELD OF RUNNERS

Varsity cross country boys run down the hill at the beginning of their race Oct. 3 at the Ellsworth Invitational.

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Wed
11
Oct

‘Cats take league title

By TAYLOR HOLECEK
Special to the I-R

The Ellsworth Bearcats defeated the Minneapolis Lions and picked up the North Central Activities Association league title, despite battling tough weather conditions.

The Cats were able to jump to a 14-0 lead Friday night before rain and lightning stopped play. Quarterback Zac Schneider started the scoring with a 4-yard run with 6:29 left in the first quarter. The PAT was no good.

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Wed
04
Oct

Special Night

Lizzy Hipp, Jenna Sinnott and Haleigh O’Brien race EHS flags in front of the home crowd during the Homecoming game to raise crowd spirit.

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