Sports

Wed
02
Dec

Ten Oilers on CPL all-league honors teams

(Left) Central Plains’ senior Trustin Kreft was unanimously named to the CPL’s all-league first team as an offensive lineman.
 
(Right) Central Plains’ senior Hunter Ingham was named to the CPL’s allleague first team as a defensive back.
 
Tue
24
Nov

Bearcats building upon last season

BY Mark McCoy
 
The Ellsworth Bearcats ended the 2014-15 season with a respectable 10-11 record under first year head coach Trevor Kuhlman. Kuhlman returns for his second season at the helm and will have Torrey Elder and Cody Zenger to assist him.
 
Tue
24
Nov

Ellsworth grappling team small but mighty

BY Mark McCoy
 
The Ellsworth Bearcats will once again be a small grappling team this season with a total of eight boys out for the squad. “We probably won’t be winning many duals,” said head coach Clint Freeman, “But what we lack in quantity, we will make up for in quality.”
 
Wed
18
Nov

Ellsworth girls make NCAA all-league

Lady Bearcat Amy Westerman was placed on the North Central Activities Association’s 2015 all-league first team.
 
Wed
18
Nov

Lady O’s place six on CPL honors teams

Lady Oiler Taylor Rolfs was an unanimous selection to the 2015 Central Prairie League’s all-league first volleyball team. Rolfs was also placed on the State tournament team.
 
Tue
10
Nov

Central Plains tames Mavericks

BY Mark McCoy

CLAFLIN — The second-ranked 2A Central Plain Oilers went to the air to defeat the Kiowa County Mavericks 46-0 and claim the Bi-District trophy Nov. 3 in Claflin. The game was the first of the 8-man Division I State play-off games. The Mavericks had three experienced, athletic and huge linemen with 6’ senior Eric Torres at 276 pounds; junior Franko Holguin at 5’9” and 273 pounds and senior Aaron Heft at 6’ 289 pounds. Central Plains won the coin-toss, but elected to defend the goal as the game started.

Tue
10
Nov

Spearville lances Oilers’ title quest

BY Mark McCoy

SPEARVILLE — The top-ranked 8-man Division I Royal Lancers of Spearville ended the second-ranked Central Plains Oilers’ football season with a convincing 58-28 win Saturday in Spearville. Central Plains won the coin-toss and elected to kick the ball. The Lancers drove the ball down field with hard running by Luke Heskamp and quarterback Nathan Stein and found the goal line on a 3-yard run with 8:22 left in the first period. The Lancers tacked on the PAT points for an 8-0 lead.

Wed
04
Nov

Bearcats whip Sterling

BY Mark McCoy
 
Wed
04
Nov

STATE CHAMPS

The undefeated Lady Oilers of Central Plains hold aloft the 2A State championship volleyball trophy Saturday in Emporia, after defeating Heritage Christian Academy of Olathe in three sets. The Lady O’s were one of two teams to finish the season undefeated, a tough accomplishment in volleyball.
 
Tue
03
Nov

Oilers defeat Kiowa County

Oiler noseguard Trustin Kreft catches a Maverick running back behind the line of scrimmage as Central Plains defeated Kiowa County Tuesday in Claflin. I/R photo by Mark McCoy.

CLAFLIN --- The second-ranked 2A Central Plains Oilers were far too powerful in the air for the Mavericks, throwing to a 46-0 Bi-District football game in Claflin.

The long awaited rematch of the Oilers versus top-ranked Spearville will be at 7 p.m. in Spearville.

Read about this game and the Shootout in Spearville in the Nov. 12 edition of the I.R.

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