Lady Longhorns face Wyoming team in holiday tourney opener
Dundy County/Stratton game rescheduled
for early January
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
With no organized practices since late last week, the Lady Longhorn basketball team will head into the first round of a three-day holiday tournament tonight (Thursday).
Because of the five-day moratorium mandated by the Nebraska School Activities Association, schools could not have practices or their gyms open from Dec. 22-26.
This is the first year for Chase County’s participation in the Cabela’s Holiday Basketball Shootout Tournament in Sidney, and the Lady Longhorns’ first opponent will be Douglas, Wyo.
On Monday, Coach Nancy Sorensen said she hasn’t been able to learn much about the team they will play Thursday at 2 p.m. in the middle school.
Win or lose, the Lady Longhorns will play at 2 p.m. Friday against either Hershey, 5-1, or Gering, 4-4.
Coach Sorensen said several players were dealing with illness last week, but she’s hopeful they will be ready to go for Thursday’s game.
Two players, MaKenna Ketter and Emma Bauerle, remain out with injuries. Ketter is possible for a return to action in early January, she said.
Dundy Co./Stratton game
Last Thursday’s game in Imperial against Dundy County/Stratton was postponed due to the after-effects of a storm the day before.
Chase County Schools had a late start last Thursday, but Dundy County/Stratton did not hold classes so could not compete.
The games have been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 5, with a 4:30 p.m. start time with the two JV contests.