Sports

Wed
04
Oct

Homecoming breaks Ellsworth’s way

By Taylor Holecek
Special to the I-R

In their Homecoming game, the Ellsworth Bearcats came out on top against the Sacred Heart Knights Friday.

The victory secured them at least a share of the North Central Activities Association league title.

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Wed
27
Sep

O-Men crush the Coyotes

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Oiler Dalton Beck runs the ball against the Coyotes during the Sept. 22 shutout.

KINSLEY — The 2-1 Central Plains Oilers took on the 0-3 Kinsley Coyotes Friday in Kinsley. The Oilers had no trouble with the Coyotes, earning their first shutout of the season. Central Plains would go on to grab the 68-0 victory by halftime.

 

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Wed
27
Sep

Dragons rule in Homecoming victory

Shirley Cox Schroeder/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Wilson defensive lineman, Brady Mermis, strides across the goal line for the first touchdown of the Homecoming game Friday. The Dragons won 46-12.

WILSON — The Wilson Dragon football team picked up their first win of the season in their home opener Friday night against Tescott.

 

 

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Wed
27
Sep

‘Cats lose tough game at La Crosse

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Bearcat Jordan Base brings down a Beloit player in the Sept. 8 win.

LA CROSSE — On their home field, the La Crosse Leopards dealt the Ellsworth Bearcats their first loss of the season, by the score of 31-26 Friday.

 

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Wed
20
Sep

‘Cats defeat Buffs at Belleville

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Ellsworth Bearcats runningback Grant Gwinner threads the needle as he carries the football down the field.

BELLEVILLE — In a North Central Activities Association conference game Friday, the Ellsworth Bearcats defeated the Republic County Buffaloes in Belleville, 22-6.

Ellsworth scored first, with quarterback Zac Schneider throwing a 15-yard touchdown pass to Remington Cravens with 5:41 left in the first quarter. Jordan Base’s 2 point conversion run made the score 8-0.

The Cats’ extended their lead with only 59 seconds left in the second quarter. Grant Gwinner powered in a 3 yard touchdown run. The point after touchdown was no good, and the score was 14-0.

On the ensuing kickoff, the Buffaloes’ Nicholas Allsman returned Avery Haxton’s kickoff for a 75 yard touchdown. The 2 point conversion was no good. This would be Republic County’s first and only touchdown of the game. That ended the scoring in the first half, with Ellsworth still in the lead, 14-6. Both teams’ offense struggled for consistency in the second half, and both teams’ defense stepped up their game.

Wed
20
Sep

Oilers chalk up Homecoming victory

Shirley Cox Schroeder/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Central Plains quarterback Myles Menges brings down Otis-Bison runningback Daniel Scott during the first quarter.

CLAFLIN — Last Friday, the Central Plains Oilers football team battled against the Otis-Bison Cougars in a Homecoming struggle at the CPHS football field in Claflin.

Although Otis-Bison is ranked No. 3 in Kpreps 8-Man Division 2, the O-Men did not disappoint the homecoming crowd, earning a 36-12 victory over the Cougars.

Oilers coach Chris Steiner thought his team played well.

“We did what we wanted to do defensively,” he said. “On offense, we stuck to our game plan and were successful.”

The Oilers are looking to retain the winning advantage on their home turf after suffering a home loss to Victoria two weeks ago.

Just two minutes into the game, Otis-Bison earned the first six points with a 24-yard off tackle run by senior Blake Bahr. The point after touchdown failed.

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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