Peyton Fiedler can’t believe it as she crosses the 300 meter hurdle finish in first. She had the fourth fastest time coming into districts, but bypassed top hurdlers Josie Stewart of Hemingford, right, and Hershey’s Ashley Hassett for the gold medal. Fiedler had a banner district performance with three individual gold medals and a fourth as part of the 400 meter relay team. (Johnson Publications photo)

Sophie Spady, who will compete in all three relays and the 800 at state, makes her approach to hand off the baton to Kamrie Dillan for Chase County’s final leg of the 400 meter relay, which took the district gold. Dillan will also compete in the 100 meter dash. (Johnson Publications photo)


Freshman Sadie Peterson is one of those athletes Coach Hauxwell said represents his philosophy in track. Her PR effort in the shot last week got her into the district finals, scoring one of those extra points the team was counting on for a fifth straight district title by a comfortable margin. (Johnson Publications photo)

Look at the feet. It was that close, hundredths of a second, between Mallie McNair, left, and Mitchell’s Jori Peters in the 800 at districts  for the silver and gold medals. Both will be up against each other again this week at state. (Johnson Publications photo)

Philosophy that everyone, every point matters lifts girls to another district title

    On paper, it looked like the Chase County girls could squeeze out a fifth straight district track title by a mere four points.

Chase County senior wrestler Eli Hinojosa beams after being crowned a state wrestling champion earlier this year in Omaha. (Johnson Publications file photo)

Here at the Dundy Co. Stratton meet this month, Andrea Page spins in the discus competition. She’s heading to state this week in that event a fourth straight year. (Johnson Publications file photo)

Hinojosa, Page garner Ray Magsamen Outstanding Senior Athlete honors

    Eli Hinojosa and Andrea Page earned the 2018 Ray Magsamen Senior Athlete Awards presented last week during the 7-12 end-of-year awards program.

Racking up the points to earn the runner-up plaque at Saturday’s junior high Nebraska Championship Meet in Gothenburg were members of Chase County’s girls’ team, from left, Jordan Jablonski, Giselle Acuna, Lucy Spady, Correy Koellner, Jerzee Milner, Bryn McNair and Chloe Dillan. (Courtesy photo)

Junior high girls’ track team places second at championship

    Chase County’s junior high girls’ team placed second overall to McCook at the Nebraska Championship junior high meet last Saturday in Gothenburg.


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