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.

There’s no question about this foul as junior Braden Space gets hammered across his arms while making a move to the bucket during the Longhorns’ almost successful fourth quarter rally. (Johnson Publications photo)

Freshman Cedric Maxwell has had his share of contact this season while going to the basket and it was no different Friday against Hershey. (Johnson Publications photo)

Longhorns fall short in comeback against Hershey

    Friday proved to be a tough night for last week’s SPVA champions in action in Imperial Friday.
    On the boys’ side, SPVA champ Chase County went down to Hershey 68-76.

The intensity of Saturday’s SPVA championship basketball game can be seen in the faces of players as they fight for every possession. Here, Longhorns Jack Bauerle, right, and Cedric Maxwell aren’t about to give the ball up as the referee signals a jump ball. (Johnson Publications photo)

Parker Dillan gets the opening basket of the fourth quarter to give the Longhorns a 35-29 lead.  (Johnson Publications photo)

Scott Wheeler gets fouled on this late breakaway that sent him to the line where he made two key free throws. (Johnson Publications photo)

Longhorns bring home SPVA title

    Something magical happened at the SPVA tournament last week—something only a few believed was possible.

Coach Mark Bottom took a fourth quarter timeout after Bridgeport had pulled within two points of tying the game, telling his team they needed to work harder for the rebounds. (Johnson Publications photo)

Mallie McNair sends off one of the four free throws she hit in the fourth quarter, as her older sister Taylin, in background, hangs on to a sign reading, “You can’t stop my sister.” (Johnson Publications photo)

Despite pressure from Bridgeport’s Brittany Nelson, left, and Kaitlyn Nein, Chase County’s Ragan Nickless  goes up for two of her early points in the third place SPVA game. She finished with 14 points to lead all scorers in the Chase County win. (Johnson Publications photo)

Lady Longhorns capture third in SPVA tourney

    Despite a No. 5 seed  in January’s annual SPVA Conference Tournament, the Lady Longhorns captured third place Saturday, defeating a spirited Bridgeport team, the No. 2 seed, 45-39.


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