A few hundred youngsters kept themselves busy in the gyms at Chase County Schools last weekend with youth wrestling and basketball tournaments Friday and Saturday.
One stat tells the story in the Longhorns’ 54-75 season-ending loss to the Ogallala Indians—shooting percentage.
It’s time for the Pinewood Derby again. Action will begin at 2 p.m. March 11 at the Wellington Gym.
The girls’ match between Maura May of Imperial and Kinsley Vapenik of Wauneta had to be halted for an equipment malfunction in Friday night’s tournament. Maura’s hair became caught in Kinsley’s headgear, so with the help of newly-crowned State Wrestling Champ Eli Hinojosa, right, and Maura’s dad, Taylor, the hair was untangled and the match commenced. Grandpa Tim May has a chuckle in the background. (Johnson Publications photo)
When a youth wresting tournament draws 180 youngsters, volunteer help is vital.
In action in the Shorthorn gym, Landree McNair dribbles around the perimeter, as she looks for a fifth grade teammate to pass off to in a game against Perkins County. (Johnson Publications photo)
Carson Terryberry comes up against some Perkins County defensive pressure in one of the Chase County fifth grade games Saturday morning. (Johnson Publications photo)
The addition of the new auxiliary gym at Chase County Schools was a big plus for Saturday’s annual youth basketball tournament.