Sports

Wed
28
Feb

Bearcats bring home a win and a loss

By the I-R staff

The Lady Bearcats finished the regular season Tuesday, Feb. 20, with a decisive win over the Sacred Heart Lady Knights at Salina.

Ellsworth’s Kolby Davis led all scorers with 17 points. Jaide Talbott added 12 points and Lakyn Tenbrink came off the bench to grab seven rebounds and score six points.

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Wed
28
Feb

STATE COMPETITION

Bearcat Zac Schneider puts Kery Finley of Colby in a bar hold this past weekend during his second match of the 2018 KSHAA 3-2-1A State Wrestling Championship in Hays. Finley won the match in the 170-pound class by a 7-1 decision. Schneider won his first match against St. Marys’ Schoenfeld in a major 9-0 decision.

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Wed
28
Feb

And the madness begins

By TAYLOR HOLECEK
For the I-R

The Ellsworth Bearcats battled hard Monday at home against the Hoisington Cardinals to keep their spot in the 3-2-1A sub-state tournament.

With a full crowd to cheer them on, the ‘Cats were ready to play and scored within the first two minutes. Grant Gwinner climbed to the top for scoring in the first quarter with 8 points.

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Wed
21
Feb

ON TO STATE

Ellsworth Bearcat Zac Schneider wins the first of three matches Friday at regional competition at Hoisington to gave him a 3rd-place qualification for State Friday at Hays. He is pictured with Grant Murray of Norwich High School. Schneider, who competed in the 170-pound weight category, was the only Ellsworth wrestler to qualify for State. His run ended with eventual champion Sean Urban of Hoisington, who earlier this season claimed first place at the Ellsworth Tournament.

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Wed
21
Feb

Oilers also win — twice

By Avery Hurley
For the I-R

A road trip to Kinsley Friday resulted in the 19th Oiler victory of the season. The Oilers started hot with a blistering 14-0 run in the first 5 minutes of the first quarter. Kinsley found the basket at 2:38 in the first quarter, but the O-Men had an answer and a commanding 20-6 lead to end the first frame.

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Wed
21
Feb

Lady Oilers post their 19th victory of season

By Alex Barton
For the I-R

The undefeated Lady Oilers added their 19th victory to the season with a road win over the Kinsley Lady Coyotes. At 6:39 sophomore Emily Ryan scored the first two points of the game with a pair of free throws. One minute later Ryan added two more free throws. Junior Avery Hurley added a 3-pointer and the Lady Oilers were on a 7-0

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Wed
14
Feb

Wrestlers compete in league

Brendan Tripp of Ellsworth went 2-0 Thursday, Feb. 8, in the North Central Activities Association wrestling meet at Ellsworth. That earned him a 1st place and league championship in the 220-pound weight category.

Bearcat Zac Schneider ended the day with a 1-1 record in the 170-pound category. That earned him 2nd place behind Blaine Burks of Beloit.

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Wed
14
Feb

Lady ‘Cats bury Buffs 41-21

By TAYLOR HOLECEK
For the I-R

Lady Bearcat, Kolby Davis, led her team with 15 points to their Homecoming victory against the Republic County Buffaloes Friday at Ellsworth.

In the first quarter, Lakyn Tenbrink scored her six points of the game, leading towards the Lady ‘Cats’ 11 for the quarter.

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Wed
14
Feb

‘Cats post 49-34 win over Buffs

By TAYLOR HOLECEK
For the I-R

The Republic County Buffaloes tried to stay close in scoring to the Bearcats during their face off Friday, but coming back in the second half, they threw that away.

In the first quarter, every Ellsworth starting player made at least a 2- or 3-pointer to rack up the Cats’ score quick.

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Wed
14
Feb

Little River Jr. High boys end winning season

By Shane Cordell
Special to the MT

The Little River Junior High boys finished their season 13-2 and were runners up in the Wheat State League Tournament.

Boys on the tournament team were Gabriel Walton, Braden Young, Braxton Lafferty, Grant Stephens, Carson Farmer, Rylan Konen, Allen Burrola, Evan Jay, Ty Herzog, Kyle Bruce, Kaden Schafer and Carter Holloway.

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