Sports

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.

The Lady Longhorns celebrate after clinching the first set win against North Platte St. Pat’s in the finals of the SPVA tourney Saturday in Grant. St. Pat’s went on to win the next two and the championship, but Chase County defied its No. 3 seed to get into the finals. (Johnson Publications photo)

Madison Schuller, at right, makes a great save in the first set against St. Pat’s as teammates Taylor Williams, left, on ground, and Sophie Spady move in for the pass in a competitive SPVA finals match. (Johnson Publications photo)

Chase County teammates Ashley Bubak (18) and Mallie McNair go up for the block against Hershey’s Emily Barr in semi-final action at Saturday’s SPVA tourney. Chase County upset Hershey to advance to the finals. (Johnson Publications photo)

Chase County claims runner-up SPVA volleyball honors

    Chase County didn’t quite match their SPVA tournament finish last year, but it was close.

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