Seniors who’ll be on the court for the Lady Longhorns this season are Allison Owings, left, and Taylor Williams. Chase County opens its season tonight (Thursday) at home against Cozad. (Johnson Publications photo)

Lady Longhorn season kicks off Thursday

    Coach Mark Bottom is more than excited.
    With the potential and versatility of his Chase County girls’ varsity basketball team this season, he’s also feeling a lot of optimism.
    “I’m very excited and truly optimistic. We have so much potential,” he said.
    His comments came this week as he and local fans look forward to the 2018-19 season openers tonight (Thursday) at home against Cozad and in Wauneta Friday night.
    The girls are feeling it, too, he said.
    “They really want to raise the bar and take it to the next level. They want to get to Lincoln this year,” he said.
    Coming off a 12-11 record in 2017-18 that was plagued by injuries and illness late in the season, there is a lot of experience back for Chase County including one of the top players in Class C1 in junior Mallie McNair.

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