Sports

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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Wed
10
Jan

Central Plains defeats Macksville

By Addison Crites and Rachel Lamatsch

The No. 1 ranked team in 2A, the Central Plains Oilers, traveled to Macksville to take on the Mustangs for the start to Central Prairie League action. The Oilers were victorious in the highly- anticipated match-up with a 64-54 win. Central Plains will face another league opponent this Friday against the Victoria Knights.

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Wed
10
Jan

OILER COURT

Central Plains High School is pleased to announce the Winter Royalty Court. A ceremony for the Central Plains High School Winter Royalty Court will take place Friday, Jan. 12 between the varsity games against Victoria. Court members are: front row, from left, Kylie Lamatsch, Mikayla Menges, Julie Donecker, Darian Hubbard, Taylor Oeser and back row, from left, Colton Potts, Philip Donecker, Lee Letourneau, Anthony Oberle and Kade Beck.

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Wed
10
Jan

Bearcats to the Mat

by the I-R Staff

The Ellsworth Bearcat wrestlers hosted the Ellsworth Invitational meet Saturday at Ellsworth High School.

At 106-pounds, Ellsworth’s freshman grappler, Teagon Nienke placed 4th with two wins and three losses for the day. He defeated Larned 2-7 (Fall 0:27) and Hoisington 11-9 (Dec 9-2). He lost to Russell, Ell-Saline and Hill City.

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Wed
03
Jan

SCENE FROM THE HARDWOOD

Bearcat Drew Kratzer eyes the court for an open pass.

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Wed
03
Jan

EYE TO THE FUTURE

Kolby Davis, a senior at Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School, signed Dec. 7 to play basketball at Barton County Community College for Cougar’s head coach Alan Clark next fall, 2018. She was awarded a full scholarship. In the photo above, Davis, (center) is flanked by her parents, Dina Davis and Ron Davis. Back row: Lady Bearcat basketball assistant coach Kevin Haxton, left, and Lady Bearcat basketball head coach Ken Cravens.

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