Sports

Wed
03
Jan

Lady O’s ring in the summer Solstice

Editor’s Note — The Central Plains Lady Oilers are defending champions of Kansas 2A state basketball. This story was written this past summer by I-R sports editor Mark McCoy for Kansas Hardwood magazine.

By Mark McCoy
Ellsworth County I-R

CLAFLIN — The summer Solstice of 2017 ( June 21) was a special day for the Lady Oilers of Central Plains, as the girls returned to the Oilerdome to pick up their Kansas 2A State basketball championship rings. The Lady Oilers began a tradition of purchasing championship rings with their first State basketball title in the 2013-14 season.

Wed
27
Dec

Wilson sweeps Natoma

By the I-R staff

Riley Dietz scored 19 points and Katie Zelenka added 10 as the Wilson Lady Dragons pulled away from a feisty Natoma squad 55-25 Dec. 19 in girls basketball action at Wilson.

Wilson led 9-3 after the first quarter but in the second period Hannah Chambray helped draw the Lady Tigers closer with six points to cut the deficit to 19-12 by halftime.

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Wed
27
Dec

Ellsworth falls to tough Russell team

By the I-R staff

The Lady Bearcats failed to overcome a talented Russell team Dec. 19 at Ellsworth. The final score was 48-38, leaving the Lady Broncos in sole possession of first place in the North Central Activities Association as the holiday break starts.

Ellsworth was forced to play catch up from the first quarter, which ended with Russell ahead 12-9. The second quarter ended with 10 points for Russell, compared to Ellsworth’s 7. The Lady ‘Cats put another 7 points on the scoreboard in the 3rd quarter. Russell posted 15 points.

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Wed
27
Dec

‘Cats post win over rival Russell

By the I-R staff

The Ellsworth boys held Russell to a season-low 30 points in league play Dec. 19 at Ellsworth. The Bearcats led 19-14 at the half, 36-22 after three quarters.

The ‘Cats were up by as many as 21 in the fourth and final quarter.

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Wed
20
Dec

Central Plains maintains perfect records

By Addison Crites and Rachel Lamatsch

The second-ranked 2A Lady Oilers remained perfect in this early season with a 79-13 win over Larned.

Julie Donecker put up the first points of the game, 48 seconds in, after making two foul shots.

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Wed
20
Dec

Wilson dominates in competition with Lincoln

By the I-R staff

Wilson took it down to the wire Friday night at Lincoln, but all was well when the final buzzer sounded as the Dragons ended the contest 40 to 37.

Wilson dominated the first quarter, which ended with a score of 14-6 and included two, 3-pointers from Dragons Tristan Soukup and Jayden Bess.

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Wed
20
Dec

Lady ‘Cats blast Beloit

By Taylor Holecek
For the I-R

The Lady Bearcats beat the Beloit Lady Trojans Friday at Ellsworth. In the first quarter, Ellsworth started its lead by scoring 21 points over Beloit’s 14. The Lady ‘Cats fell back in the second quarter by one point, 23-24.

In the third quarter, the Lady ‘Cats were behind by one point again, 33-34, while both teams scored 10 points. In the fourth, Ellsworth surpassed the Trojans, scoring 14-3, and bringing the final score of 47-37.

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Wed
13
Dec

Lady ‘Cats place 5th at Lincoln tournament

By Taylor Holecek
For the I-R

The Ellsworth Lady Bearcats placed fifth in the Amos Morris-George Stephens Basketball tournament at Lincoln Friday after beating the Phillipsburg Panthers, 49-46, in overtime.

Ellsworth started the game well by ending the first quarter with a lead of 10-7. Then, in the second quarter, the Lady ‘Cats continued this lead by a small margin of 26-24.

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Wed
13
Dec

Ellsworth’s Jordan Base shines in Lincoln tournament

By Taylor Holecek
For the I-R

The Ellsworth Bearcats placed fifth in the Amos Morris-George Stephens Basketball tournament in Lincoln Friday with a win over the Russell Broncos, 56-41.

The ‘Cats jumped to a big lead in the first quarter, allowing the Broncos only two points to their 13. Ellsworth would also gain an even larger advantage over Russell by the end of the first half, proving their defensive strength, with the final score going into the locker room, 25-12.

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Wed
13
Dec

Lady Dragons sweep classic

By LINDA MOWERY-DENNING
Ellsworth County I-R

TESCOTT — Wilson’s Lady Dragons never looked back after they put the first 2 points on the score board Friday night at the Tip-Off Classic at Tescott.

Their domination was evident in the final score 49-19, a number the Lady Dragons built quarter-by-quarter.

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