Sports

Chase County’s cross country teams had to put up with hot and windy conditions at the Dundy County Stratton meet Thursday, much like they had to endure at McCook two weeks ago. Runners making their way around the course during the McCook meet included, above from left, Mason Nordhausen and Jayden German, below, Orrin Richardson then Landis Beverly. (Johnson Publications file photos)

Chase County’s girls’ cross country team continues to build more depth as the season progresses, Coach Carl Zuege said. Among those runners are, above left, Halle Fiedler, Giovana Welsh and Hanna Meeske. Below, Kayla Schilke then Kambree Meeske.  (Johnson Publications file photos)

Girls first, boys second at Dundy County Stratton meet

    Chase County’s cross country girls claimed another title last week, winning the Dundy County Stratton Invitational. The boys finished second.

Kadin Vrbas scores from 40 yards out on the first play of a drive that put the Longhorns up 26-0 with 10:21 left in the second quarter. (Johnson Publications photo)

Scott Wheeler gets a block from Kadin Vrbas to ensure he has clear sailing on his 61-yard punt return for a touchdown midway in the first quarter. (Johnson Publications photo)

Braden Space found nothing but green grass ahead after slipping by some would-be tacklers on this 36-yard touchdown reception thrown by Caleb Weiss. (Johnson Publications photo)

Longhorns cruise to 39-0 win over Kimball

    The Longhorns of Chase County stampeded the winless Longhorns of Kimball Friday night, rolling to a 39-0 victory.

In addition to being the team’s leader on kills, Allison Owings was also active on defense last Thursday against Holyoke, Colo. Here she picks up one of her 14 digs in the match. (Johnson Publications photo)

Seeing some varsity action last week, freshman Alexis Richmond tips one over in Chase County’s match against Holyoke, Colo. (Johnson Publications photo)

Varsity volleyball team turns in 2-2 week of games

    Chase County’s varsity team turned in a 2-2 record in volleyball action last week from a single match in Holyoke, Colo., and
Saturday’s McCook Invitational Tournament.

Cross Country Coach Carl Zuege gives his girls the thumbs-up just prior to starting the race at the McCook Invitational last week. The girls finished sixth in a stacked field.  (Johnson Publications photo)

Kalen Wallin positions himself in last week’s race at McCook. Wallin was the team’s second leading runner with a 31st place finish in a stacked field. (Johnson Publications photo)

Trevin Martin battles at the finish line with Cozad’s  Jace Russman. Martin finished the race in 41st. (Johnson Publications photo)

The temperature hovered around 90°F when last week’s meet began. Here, Macey Coleman uses her water to cool off.(Johnson Publications photo)

Cross country teams face tough field at McCook

Chase County’s cross country runners competed in one of their toughest fields to date at the McCook meet last week.

While she fouled this one off, Andrea Page eventually reached base on a single in the first inning against Chadron Friday. (Johnson Publications photo)

Third baseman Emma Ferguson almost had the tag on this play early in last Friday’s game against Chadron, but the ball got away from her as the base runner reached safely. (Johnson Publications photo)

Softball team still looking for consistency

    While Chase County’s softball team has strung together some good innings of play, more consistency is needed to win games, said Coach Denise Smith.

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