Basketball, wrestling fill Imperial gyms

It was a busy weekend for gyms in Imperial with the Chase County Wrestling Club’s tournament Friday night and the youth basketball tournament for grades 4-6 Saturday. Above, third grader Hayley Rusher (on top) forces a grimace from Wauneta’s Ryleigh McCrumb on the wrestling mat. Theirs was just one of numerous matches Friday in the Longhorn gym for youths kindergarten through eighth grade. At right, Tyler O’Neil takes a shot over the hands of a defender in Saturday’s basketball tournament, while his Imperial team and Coaches Jeff Olsen and Josh Fries keep a watch on the clock. There were 20 teams in town for the basketball tourney, including five from Imperial. (Johnson Publications photos)

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