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.

Chase County junior Scott Wheeler slides in between a pair of Dundy County Stratton defenders as the Longhorns made a late run against DCS last week. Wheeler finished the game with 11 points and scored 24 to lead the team at Kimball Saturday. (Courtesy photo by Renae Bottom)

Senior Jack Bauerle is a rebounding machine for the Longhorns, pulling down nine rebounds against Dundy County Stratton and 12 at Kimball. (Courtesy photo by Renae Bottom)

Longhorns defeat Kimball 50-34 for second win

    Coming off a two-point loss to Dundy County Stratton (DCS) last Tuesday, the Chase County Longhorns got back in the win column with a 50-34 victory over Kimball Saturday.

Mallie McNair is up and over the hands of Dundy Co. Stratton’s defense last week, as she takes a shot from two-point range. She finished with 20 points. (Photo courtesy of Renae Bottom)

Lauren Gockley runs into some defensive pressure as she attempts a layup against Dundy Co. Stratton. (Photo courtesy of Renae Bottom)

Girls split contests with Dundy Co. Stratton, Kimball

    In their first two games of the 2018 portion of their scheduled, Chase County’s Lady Longhorns took a decisive win from Kimball, but lost to their neighbors from Dundy Co. Stratton.

Andrea Page makes a move against Beatrice’s Michaela Jones, en route to the basket. Page put up four against Beatrice in Saturday’s consolation game. (Johnson Publications photo)

She was held to just four against Beatrice, but Regan Nickless led Chase County’s scoring in the two earlier tourney games with 22 against Cheyenne South and 16 scored in the Gering game. She was also named to the all-tournament team. (Johnson Publications photo)

Girls win Cabela’s opener, drop next two

    While they finished 1-2 at last week’s Cabela’s Holiday Shoot-out Basketball tourney, Lady Longhorn Coach Mark Bottom said they gained valuable experience.


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