Sophie Spady, who has earned a starting position in recent weeks, looks for some teammates to pass off the ball Friday night as she’s guarded by a Gothenburg defender. (Johnson Publications photo)

Ragan Nickless had a banner night on offense Friday with 17 points scored against Gothenburg. Here, she goes up for two over the hands of Gracie Stienike, Gothenbrug’s leading scorer who was held to less than half of her normal scoring in the Chase County win. (Johnson Publications photo)

It’s a winning week for girls’ basketball

    Chalk up a trio of wins for the Chase County girls’ varsity basketball team last week with victories over So. Valley, Perkins County and Gothenburg.

First and second place winners at Sunday’s free throw contest were, front from left, Elizabeth Hanna, Lukas Fries, Karlee Anderson, Haven Hauxwell, Jason Nelson, Kade Anderson, Lucy Spady, back from left, Brextin Moreno, Olivia Spady, Tristan Jablonski,  Evan Tomky, Easton Fries, Brice Vitosh and Colin O’Neil. (Johnson Publications photo)

While some of the other free throw competitors watch, Lucy Spady takes a shot at the bucket in the 13-year-old girls’ division. (Johnson Publications photo)

Eight youths move on to district free throw contest

    Eight area youths are moving on to districts in the Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest.

Braden Space goes up for a lay-up on a breakaway against Gothenburg Friday. Against Southern Valley, Space finished with a career high 31 points. (Johnson Publications photo)

Senior Jace Clevenger gets a shot off close to the bucket in action against Gothenburg Friday.  (Johnson Publications photo)

Longhorn boys making some noise going into SPVA

    Three wins in eight days against just one loss. That’s what the Chase County Longhorns accomplished after winning their opening game of the SPVA tournament Tuesday night.

Youths finishing first, second and third at the Super Shooters contest included, front from left, Mia Fries, Elizabeth Hanna, Karlee Anderson, Lucy Spady, Knox Paisley, Destry Oxford, Zane Mays, Easton Fries, back from left, Olivia Spady, Lukas Fries, Tristan Jablonski, Colin O’Neil, Zak Anderson, Haven Hauxwell and Brice Vitosh. (Johnson Publications photo)

Lining out the shooting spots for the Super Shooters contest before action started were Jaycees Michal Swanson, left, and Brett Harmon. (Johnson Publications photo)

Jaycees continue Super Shooters despite no advancement

    Even though there is no longer a Super Shooters contest on the state level, the Imperial Jaycees are continuing its local sponsorship of one.

Caine Haarberg went 3-2 on the day in Ogallala. In his second match against Jack Hinrichs of Sidney, Haarberg was in control the entire match, winning a 7-2 decision. (Johnson Publications photo)

Alex Gomez saw his first action of the year coming off an injury which has kept him sidelined. With only one day of practice, Gomez went for it at the Ogallala Duals. In the match against Jacob Peckham of Sidney, Gomez was able to work some offense before eventually falling to a pin. (Johnson Publications photo)

Eli Hinojosa continues to exploit his competitors with his quickness and strength. Hayden Hofrock of Sidney scored a takedown on Hinojosa early in the second period when he caught him off balance. Unfortunately for Hofrock, that seemed to anger the beast which led to this pin shortly thereafter. Hinojosa continues to be undefeated on the year. (Johnson Publications photo)

Tough day for Chase County wrestling squad in Ogallala

    The Chase County wrestlers started the day sluggishly and were never able to get things turned around in Ogallala on Saturday.


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