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Ragan Nickless hammers the ball across the net against Perkins County last week. Nickless finished the night with 17 kills. (Johnson Publications photo)

Allison Owings slides a spike between a pair of Perkins County blockers in action at Grant Thursday, Oct. 5. The Longhorns won the match in three straight. (Johnson Publications photo)

Longhorns get wins over Southwest, Perkins County; fall to St. Pat’s

    Jodie Schuller’s Longhorn volleyball team improved to 12-10 last week with wins over Southwest and Perkins County while falling to St. Pat’s.

The Longhorn boys stick together early in last week’s SPVA meet. They include, from left, Mason Nordhausen, Landis Beverly, Kalen Wallin Franciso Barrientos and Trevin Martin. (Johnson Publications photo)

Lindsey Mendenhall, left, and Brooklyn Christensen stay together after the one-mile mark in the SPVA meet. (Johnson Publications photo)

Maddi Brown led the Longhorns at the SPVA meet with a sixth-place finish.  (Johnson Publications photo)

Longhorn cross country teams third in SPVA

    Chase County’s cross country teams each finished third in the SPVA meet held at Grant’s Pheasant Run Golf Course Thursday, Oct. 5.

Last week’s district tournament marked the final softball game for seven seniors on the squad. They included, from left, Andrea Page, Jade Allen, Sydney Vetter, Lauren Gockley, Emma Ferguson, Stevie Johnson and Whitney Hopp. (Courtesy photo by Billie Jo Benge)

The umpire calls Emma DeGrasse safe as CCV’s catcher loses the ball at the plate. DeGrasse’s run was one of four  scored by the Longhorns in their district opener. (Courtesy photo by Billie Jo Benge)

Softball team goes 1-2 in district play

    Chase County’s softball team picked up one of its four wins of the season in district play last week in Chadron.

Scott Wheeler (15) gets a block from Evan Fisher en route to a 52-yard punt return just before half to give the Longhorns a big shot of momentum. (Courtesy photo by Heidi Wheeler)

Quarterback Caleb Weiss gets by a would-be tackler as he makes his way to the front corner of the end zone for a first-quarter touchdown. (Courtesy photo by Heidi Wheeler)

Road trip to Gordon yields 40-12 victory

    The four-hour bus trip to Gordon didn’t bother the Chase County Longhorns Friday.
    “They came ready to play,” Coach Dan Lenners said.

As Gothenburg sets up the ball, Chase County players are ready on defense, from left, Sophie Spady, Peyton Fiedler and Adelaide Maxwell. (Johnson Publications photo)

Madison Schuller gets a hit past the outstretched arms of Gothenburg’s Arleigh Costello (11) and Elise Ackerman last week. Schuller had seven kills in the match. (Johnson Publications photo)

In rematch, Lady Longhorns topple Sutherland on road

A highlight of Chase County’s varsity volleyball week had to be the team’s performance at last Thursday’s triangular in Sutherland.

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