Sophie Spady gets set and sends off a three-pointer over the hands of Wray’s Ashley Danforth in the fourth quarter of the Wray game. Her trey knotted the contest at 50-50 but the Lady Longhorns lost the game by eight points. Spady also hit a trey three days later against St. Pat’s, which tied the game and sent it to OT. (Johnson Publications photo)

Andrea Page pushes hard on offense, completing two of the four points she scored against Wray. (Johnson Publications photo)

Chase County had to contend with a pair of six-footers in Wray’s Morgan Smith (31) and Maddie Soehner (34). Here, Smith stymies the shot attempted by Ragan Nickless. (Johnson Publications photo)

Lady Longhorns expected to meet Gothenburg in subdistrict first round

    It won’t be official until today (Thursday), but the Lady Longhorns look to be the No. 2 seed in next week’s C1-11 subdistrict basketball tournament.    

Eli Hinojosa has had a great high school career at Chase County. Here, after pinning Cormick Reynolds of Republic County, he enjoyed his 150th win and the fact that he had just broken the school takedown season record. Hinojosa’s brother and family can be seen in the back holding up 150 signs in recognition of his win. (Johnson Publications photo)

Caine Haarberg was close to getting a pin in his opening match against Quinton Beeson of Republic County. Instead Haarberg settled for a tech-fall victory with a score of 15-0. (Johnson Publications photo)

Logan Mendenhall works to get Santana Morin of North Platte under control in his first match of the day. Morin gained control and pinned Mendenhall in the second period. (Johnson Publications photo)

Chase County Longhorn wrestlers eighth at S.W. Invite

    Head Coach Matt Vlasin wasn’t sure how big of team he would be taking to the district meet this weekend, after losing two more wrestlers at the Southwest Invite on Saturday.

Coach Mark Bottom waits for the three-point verification as his players celebrate the shot Lauren Gockley just hit. Her trey tied the game with Hershey, and Chase County took the win in OT. (Johnson Publications photo)

Allison Owings defies the defense put up by Hershey’s Emily Barr. Owings scored 10 points in the Lady Longhorn win. (Johnson Publications photo)

Mallie McNair had a career night on offense, scoring 30 points in her team’s overtime win against Hershey.  Two Hershey defenders Ashley Hassett, left, and Raychel Banks try to stop her on this drive. (Johnson Publications photo)

Lauren Gockley was one of the Chase County heroes Saturday after hitting this trey with 20 seconds left in regulation. It tied the game and Chase County won in OT.  (Johnson Publications photo)

Girls break Hershey’s 12-game streak with overtime win

    Coach Mark Bottom believes beating Hershey over the weekend will be a big confidence-builder as the Lady Longhorns start post season play in a week and a half.

Caleb Weiss gets his hand raised for the 100th time Friday at the Medicine Valley Invite. Many of the fans, including his mother Cathy, can be seen in the background holding up signs that say 100. (Johnson Publications photo)

Jose Medrano came home with a fifth place finish at the Med. Valley Tourney. Here, Medrano works for the pin over Bruce Zogg of Sutherland which he secured 57 seconds into the second period. (Johnson Publications photo)

Levi Nance got a late start with the team this year and continues to improve each week. Here, Nance gets his first win of the day against Drake Mues of Garden County. (Johnson Publications photo)

Jayden German has stuck it out despite having a tough time getting a victory. That all changed Friday when German took Marvin McConnell of Sutherland down in the first period, turned him to his back and got his first win of the year with a pin in just 39 seconds. (Johnson Publications photo)

Wrestlers second at Medicine Valley Wrestling Invitational

    Chase County wrestling was 10 strong at the Med. Valley tourney on Friday.


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