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Ragan Nickless found success on the offensive boards against McCook, putting several of her game-leading rebounds up for two points. She finished the night with 11 points. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Early in the contest, Mallie McNair goes up for two of her 11 points against McCook in the Lady Longhorns’ home opener Friday. (Johnson Publications photo)

Coach happy with game-to-game improvement opening week

    With the improvement he saw from game one to game two, Coach Mark Bottom said it’s been a great start to the 2017-18 girls’ basketball season.

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Junior Braden Space draws the foul as he makes a move to the basket in last week’s season opener at Cozad. Before the Longhorns’ shooting went cold, they had built a 16-point lead midway in the second quarter. (Courtesy photo by Renae Bottom)

Longhorns go down in season opener

    Chase County’s Longhorns shot lights out in the Cozad Haymaker’s Barn during the first 10 minutes of the season opener Thursday, Nov. 30.

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This year’s senior class is expected to provide solid leadership for the Longhorn wrestling team, which opens its season tonight (Thursday). The seniors include, from left, Eli Hinojosa, Jose Medrano, Jayden German, Caine Haarberg and Caleb Weiss. (Johnson Publications photo)

Five seniors anchoring Longhorn wrestling team

    Coach Matt Vlasin says the group of five seniors on this year’s Chase County wrestling team is one of the hardest working classes in awhile.

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Duane Dinnel’s 7x8 mule deer earned him an annual state park permit for turning in the second nicest deer rack at Laker’s. (Photo courtesy of Laker’s)

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Shawna Rusher’s 7x8 mule deer won the top prize in a contest at Laker’s. She won an annual state park sticker and a duplicate. (Photo courtesy of Laker’s)

2017 firearm deer season in the books

    Hunters orange has been a common sight throughout Nebraska since firearm deer season opened Nov. 11.



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