Kadin Vrbas (32) breaks outside after a pancake block by teammate Eli Hinojosa clears the way. The Longhorns were held to just 52 yards rushing Friday night. (Johnson Publications photo)

Trevor Peterson puts a hit on Chadron quarterback Coy Bila in first-quarter action in the Longhorns final regular season game Friday. (Johnson Publications photo)

Longhorns come up short against Chadron, finish 5-4

    If the whole game would have gone like the first quarter,  the Chase County Longhorns would have defeated Chadron and been playing in the playoffs this week.

It was hard for players to contain their excitement after being presented the championship SPVA tournament trophy. Players and coaches on the 2017 championship team include, front from left, Kora Weiss, Kamrie Dillan, Allison Owings, Ragan Nickless, Peyton Fiedler, Adelaide Maxwell, Riley Owens, manager Tristan Nordhausen, back from left, Head Coach Jodie Schuller, manager Landree McNair, Coach Nichole Spady, Keiry Flores Frescas, Yamilet Kenner, Sydney Schilke, Madison Schuller, Ashley Bubak, Alexis Richmond, Mallie McNair, Sophie Spady, Coach Alex Schilke, Coach Kristi McNair and Chloe Soltis. Not pictured—manager Chloe Dillan. (Johnson Publications photo)

After an error on St. Pat’s side, the Lady Longhorns erupt with celebration after securing match point in the finals. (Johnson Publications photo)

Chase County serves upsets en route to SPVA championship

    Upset was the word of the day for the Chase County volleyball team, as it toppled three higher seeded teams to claim the SPVA Conference championship.

Senior Will Kuenne got out to a fast start in Thursday’s districts, running his first mile in 5:03. He finished sixth to advance to the state meet. (Johnson Publications photo)

Senior Kaley Hauxwell gets some encouragement from her dad, Troy, as she makes her way around the course. She overcame a hamstring injury to become a four-time individual qualifier for the state meet. (Johnson Publications photo)

Sophomore Madison Brown qualified for the state meet in her first year running cross country. (Johnson Publications photo)

For seniors Will Kuenne and Kaley Hauxwell, four years of dedicated training will culminate when they compete in their final state cross country meet Friday. For sophomore Maddi Brown, she will be making a trip to the state meet in her first year of ru

    For seniors Will Kuenne and Kaley Hauxwell, four years of dedicated training will culminate when they compete in their final state cross country meet Friday.

Evan Fisher (23) scored on runs of 28 yards and 56 yards. Kadin Vrbas (32), who’s leading the way for Fisher here, returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown. (Courtesy photo by Minden Courier)

The Longhorn defense dominated the Minden Whippets Friday, allowing just 168 yards in the 56-13 win. (Courtesy photo by Minden Courier)

Minden no match in Longhorns’ 56-13 win

    The one-win Minden Whippets proved to be no match for the Chase County Longhorns who rolled to a 56-13 win in action there Friday night.

Despite a facemask penalty, Caleb Weiss (18) broke the tackle enroute to a 28 yd. touchdown run. (Johnson Publications photo)

Brandon Space pulls in this over-the-shoulder pass from 28 yds. out for the Longhorns first touchdown of the night. (Johnson Publications photo)

Longhorns go to 4-3 with 42-13 win over Mitchell

    Mitchell showed they had the ability to score with 37 points against Kearney Catholic the week before coming to Imperial.


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