Freshman Trevor Peterson errupted with joy after scoring a takedown in the first sudden victory period in the heartbreak round. Peterson beat Jackson Ulrich of Ord, assuring him a spot at the state championships. (Johnson Publications photo)

After dropping his semifinal match to Ty Connely of Kearney Catholic, Caleb Weiss found himself in a must win situation. The pressure didn’t seem to bother Weiss as he cruised to a 15-2 major decision over Eduardo Gonzalez of Minden in the heartbreak round. Weiss went on to place third. (Johnson Publications photo)

Junior Caine Haarberg was at his best at the District meet in Valentine. In his semifinal match against Brady Dawson of Southern Valley, Haarberg held on to win a very close 3-2 decision and advance to the finals. (Johnson Publications photo)

The lone senior qualifying for state, Bryson Fisher finished his first two matches in the first period. Here in the final match, Kaden Dawe of Ord put up a good fight but fell to Fisher in a 6-3 decision. (Johnson Publications photo)

Junior Eli Hinojosa was all business at the district tourney. Hinojosa faced a familiar foe in the finals in Bryan McGahan of Hershey. McGahan faced the same fate as Hinojosa’s other three opponents, losing by pinfall as time expired in the first period. (Johnson Publications photo)

District wrestling crowns two as champions; five qualify for state

    The Chase County wrestling team attended the Class C-4 district tournament in Valentine last weekend and qualified five wrestlers for the state meet in Omaha which starts today (Thursday).

In a six-game sweep, the Imperial girls’ seventh grade basketball team won its division at last weekend’s youth tournament in Ogallala. On Saturday, Imperial defeated Hyannis 21-16, the North Platte Rebels 17-10 and Ogallala 28-16. On Sunday, Imperial went in as the #2 seed and first defeated seventh seed Perkins County, 18-2. They met Ogallala next, defeating them a second time, 24-18. That advanced Imperial to the finals, where they met North Platte Rebels again, who had earlier knocked off the #1 seed from Gering. Imperial claimed the championship with a 33-21 victory. Members of the team included, front from left, MJ Wallin, Sophie Fiedler, Jerzee Milner, Jordan Jablonski, back from left, Markenna Terryberry, Lucy Spady, Chloe Dillan, Kendall Prior, Ella O’Neil, Morgan Peterson, Correy Koellner, Remi Yaw and Coach Bob Milner. The seventh grade team will compete next at the Kearney Blowout March 18-19. (Courtesy photo)

Seventh grade girls win division at Ogallala tournament


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