Sports

Linebacker Trevor Peterson lit up Ogallala’s Josh Swanson to keep the Indians from an all-important two-point conversion in the Longhorns’ 7-6 win to close out the season. (Johnson Publications photo)

The Longhorn defense came up big against Ogallala Friday. Coach Dan Lenners said they rose to the occasion and were often making gang tackles, as show here. (Johnson Publications photo)

Longhorns prevail over Ogallala 7-6

    In practice last week, Head Coach Dan Lenners said his seniors were saying they weren’t going to lose their last game as seniors on their home field.

The Longhorn girls gather at the starting line shortly before the Class D girls race Friday. The runners included, from left, Riley Owens, Macy Coleman, Kambree Meeske, Maddie Brown, Brooklyn Christensen and Caelyn Long. (Johnson Publications photo)

Coach Carl Zuege offers some last-minute encouragement to the boys just prior to their race. They include, from left, Logan Mendenhall, Trevin Martin, Zuege, Kalen Wallin, Landis Beverly and Mason Nordhausen, (Johnson Publications photo)

Kalen Wallin edged out a pair of runners near the finish line to finish in 25th place at the state meet. Caelyn Long did the same going down the stretch to lead the girls with a 65th place finish. (Johnson Publications photo)

Longhorns perform well at state meet

    Cross country coaches Carl Zuege and Jonathan Beverly came away from the state cross country meet feeling good about the performances of their kids at last week’s meet.

The Chase County Longhorns earned a pair of medals in the girls race with junior Maddie Brown, above, coming in sixth and freshman Caelyn Long, below, taking 12th. The team won the district title to qualify for the state meet in Kearney Friday. (Johnson Publications photos)

Senior Kalen Wallin, above, took fifth in the boys race with sophomore Mason Nordhausen, below, earning 13th place. Their team’s efforts enabled the boys to finish as district runner-up and qualify for the state meet.

Cross country teams headed to state

    Chase County’s cross country teams far exceeded their coaches’ expectations at the D6 district meet in Bridgeport last Thursday.

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