Sports

Wed
05
Sep

Ellsworth, Central Plains take home firsts at local invitational

By MARK McCOY
Ellsworth County I-R

Ellsworth’s No. 1 doubles team of Kassie Sheridan and Cassidy Kroboth placed first Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the Ellsworth Girls’ Invitational tennis tournament.

Emily Ryan of Central Plains took first in No. 1 singles.

The Lady Bearcats team of Jaycee Cunningham and Jaide Talbott placed 2nd in No. 2 doubles.

Lady Oiler Zoe Potter placed 2nd in No. 2 singles.

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Wed
05
Sep

Dragons crush rival Warriors

By MARK McCOY
Ellsworth County I-R

WILSON — The Wilson Dragon football team destroyed Northern Plains League rival Southern Cloud County, 48-8, Friday in the 2018 season opener at Wilson.

The Dragons put 14 unanswered points on the scoreboard by the end of the first quarter. The Dragons looked good in the second stanza, executing blocks and running through the holes on offense. The Dragons have a couple of decent arms in the offensive backfield this season and delivered the ball into the receiver’s hands at several points in the game — even if the pass fell incomplete.

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Wed
05
Sep

Lady ‘Cats move to 4-0 on the season

By Mike Courson
For the Ellsworth County I-R

ELLINWOOD — The momentum continues to build for the Lady Bearcat volleyball team. After downing Republic County twice in the season opener, Ellsworth traveled to Ellinwood Thursday, Aug. 30, to pick up wins against the host Lady Eagles and Sterling.

“This is always a tough triangular,” said Lady Bearcat coach Amy Johnson. “It seems like no matter who is supposed to be the best team, it’s just a scrappy little triangular. I love it because we don’t always see these teams. Ellinwood comes to our tournament, but this is the only time, unless we see them in sub-state, we play Sterling.”

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Wed
29
Aug

Cross country team returns veteran runners

By the I-R staff

This year’s Ellsworth High School cross country team is a mixed bag.

Eric Coonrod, who will start his 16th year with the program — 10 of those as head coach — will return seven varsity-level boys from the 2017 team.

“The boys’ team should be strong if we keep working hard and pushing each other,” Coonrod said.

The girls’ team has fewer runners this year.

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Wed
29
Aug

New coach on board for Lady ‘Cats tennis

By the I-R staff

The Ellsworth tennis team has a new coach this year, Deb Talbott. She replaces Eric Anderson, who resigned earlier this year to take a job outside education.

As a result, Talbott is feeling her way in her first season as a Bearcat.

“As a 1st-year coach and new to the Ellsworth Ladies Tennis Program, it is difficult to say what changes will be beneficial to the team. We will take the season one day at a time and measure success based on current progress and performance rather than previous accomplishments,” Talbott said.

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Wed
29
Aug

Bearcats ready to rock football season

By Conor Nicholl
For Kansas Pregame

Josh Homolka had a strong first year with the Bearcats, leading Ellsworth to a one-win improvement and its most wins since 2011.

“We look forward to seeing if we can continue to progress,” Homolka said. “We have a lot of new pieces to the puzzle this season. This summer will be a great opportunity to find leaders to step up. Consistency will be the key. We are a young team so we need to learn to perform on a consistent basis.”

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Wed
15
Aug

Former Lady Oilers are together again in Brazil

By Mike Courson
For the Ellsworth County I-R

From Claflin to Hays and Topeka to Rio de Janeiro, the stage keeps growing for Reagan Phelan and Taylor Rolfs.

The three-time state champions from Central Plains High School recently wrapped up a brief basketball tour in Brazil.

“It was definitely a big culture change coming from a small town and going to Brazil with practically a bunch of strangers,” Phelan said.

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Wed
08
Aug

Guardians of the Ellsworth pool

It’s a 96-degree day and you decide to go cool off at the swimming pool.

While in the water, you hear a whistle blow and then see a lifeguard dive into the deep end to bring a child to the side. That is called a “save.”

The Ellsworth Swimming Pool lifeguards are there to do just that — to save you and your children from getting hurt or drowning.

 

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Wed
08
Aug

Czech Fest race results

Results from the 2018 Czech Fest 5K Run July 28 at Wilson’s After Harvest Czech Festival are: Women 12 and under — Keziah Bachman, 1st, 26:28; Kyli Bachman, 2nd, 26:40; Skye Deal, 3rd, 46:56.

Women 13-19 — Cara Criswell, 1st, 23:36; Robyn Logan, 2nd, 25:51; Keilah Bachman, 3rd, 26:03. Women 20-29 — Justine Dlabal, 1st, 24:54; Alexandria Klema, 2nd, 30:05; Mykaela Ptacek, 3rd, 35:39.

 

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Wed
25
Jul

Central Plains graduates headed for Brazil

By the I-R Staff

Two Central Plains High School basketball standouts will share the court again as members of the 2018 USA D-2 Women’s Basketball team, which will spend 10 days touring Brazil.

Taylor Rolfs, a junior guard at Fort Hays State University, and Reagan Phelan, a junior at Washburn University, are scheduled to join teammates from Central Missouri, Minnesota and Alabama in a fourgame series against professional clubs based around Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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