Sports

Wed
17
Apr

Ellsworth makes a big slash at home

SHIRLEY COX SCHROEDER/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Bearcat Dayton Davis uses his tight wind April 2 against the batter during Ellsworth’s April 2 game against Russell-Victoria.

The Ellsworth High School baseball team won big this past week over Ellinwood, defeating the Eagles 12-2 at home. The Bearcats squared off against the Eagles during an April 9 double header.

The Bearcats’ offense was fired up in the first inning when Grant Gwinner singled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs. Ellsworth went on to score four points in the opening inning and three runs in the second, including a home run by Gavin Tully.

 

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Wed
17
Apr

Ellsworth captures track gold at home

The Bearcats girls’ and boys’ track teams had the opportunity to compete in front of a hometown crowd this past week during the annual Ellsworth Invitational.

In only the third track meet of the season, Ellsworth had several strong performances, including a first-place finish on the boys’ team from Josiah Bolton in 1600-meter run.

 

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Thu
11
Apr

‘Cat track team hits the road to Russell

SHIRLEY COX SCHROEDER/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Members of the Ellsworth Bearcat Track Team are, front row from left — Logan Erichsen, Halle Bohl, Sara Davis, Nakita Barta, Madison Kelley, Stephanie Soukup, Kara Rodriguez, Tina Verstraeten; Joni Schroeder, Eryk Andalon, Bradley Vopat II, Justin Tully, Nick Smith. Middle row from left — Noah Erichsen, Kate Wacker, Savannah Hellebust, Laykyn Tenbrink, Shaylee Leiker, Luke Sharp, Kash Travnichek, Shelby Ellegood, Cassie Most, Mackenzie Stroede, Connie Burt, Merle Friedrich, Lilly Decouteau, Tristan Stroede. Back row from left — Josiah Bolton, Jonathan Spachek, Ferris Mostafa, Tyler Walford, Luke Dunn, Jr.

RUSSELL — The Ellsworth High School track and field teams kicked off the 2019 season on the road during the Russell Invitational on Friday at Shaffer Field.

Other high school teams competing in the meet were Russell, Hutchinson-Trinity Catholic, Plainville and Thomas More Prep-Marian. Plainville won the girls’ and boys’ team titles.

 

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Thu
11
Apr

PURPLE POWER

SHIRLEY COX SCHROEDER/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Members of the 2019 Wilson Dragon Track Team are: Front row from left — Josh Cook, Zach Corpus, Brandalyn Thyfault, DeWayne Woodmansee and Blake Mermis; Back row From left — Weston Hughes, James Huck, Cooper Weinhold, Kaleigh Hanzlick, Ethan Dlabal, and Macy Hanzlick.

Members of the 2019 Wilson Dragon Track Team are: Front row from left — Josh Cook, Zach Corpus, Brandalyn Thyfault, DeWayne Woodmansee and Blake Mermis; Back row From left — Weston Hughes, James Huck, Cooper Weinhold, Kaleigh Hanzlick, Ethan Dlabal, and Macy Hanzlick.

 

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Thu
11
Apr

Ellsworth’s Oberle is first

Bearcat Joey Oberle placed first in No. 1 singles April 2 at the Ellsworth High School Varsity Invitational Tennis Tournament.

As a team, the ‘Cats placed second with 54 points behind Central Plains.

 

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Wed
03
Apr

Lady ‘Cats claw Ellis

ELLIS — The Ellsworth Lady ‘Cats defeated Ellis 12-0 Tuesday, March 26 in softball action, as pitchers Brenna Pruitt and Lizzy Hipp combined for a shutout.

In the first inning, the Bearcats scored three runs on a Jaide Talbott single.

 

 

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Wed
03
Apr

Ellsworth sweeps tennis meet

RUSSELL — Ellsworth swept its first varsity tennis tournament of the season March 28, scoring 50 points to take first place at the Russell varsity tennis meet.

The tournament has traditionally served as a battleground for Ellsworth and Central Plains, determining which team will come out ahead. But this year, a new team emerged to claim second place. Colby finished just behind Ellsworth, with only two points separating first and second places at this year’s tournament.

 

 

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Wed
03
Apr

TENNIS ACTION

SHIRLEY COX SCHROEDER/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Oiler Paxton Hammeke goes low this to scoop up the ball past week during spring tennis competition.

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Wed
03
Apr

Bearcats earn double win against Beloit

BELOIT — After suffering tough losses against Ellis earlier in the week, the Ellsworth Bearcats redeemed themselves Thursday, March 28, by defeating Beloit in a baseball doubleheader on the road.

Beloit got things going early, scoring four runs in the first inning. Soon, Ellsworth answered back, scoring four runs in the fourth inning.

 

 

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Thu
21
Mar

Best in their Leagues

Shirley Cox Schroeder/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Ellsworth Bearcat North Central Activities Association All-League players for 2018-19 are: from left Bransen Schulte, honorable mention; Jaide Talbott, honorable mention; Avery Haxton, honorable mention and Laykin Tenbrink, 1st Team.

More than a dozen student basketball players have been named to All-League teams for the 2018-19 school year. Central Plains, which captured double state championships earlier this month, fielded the most players. The Oilers play in the Central Prairie League.

Boys

First team — Brett Liebl, senior guard; Alex Hickel, senior guard; and Devin Ryan, senior guard. Second team — Myles Menges, senior forward.

Girls

First team — Emily Ryan, junior guard. Second team — Avery Hurley, senior guard; Rachel Lamatsch, junior guard; and Delaney Rugan, junior guard.

 

 

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