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

Allison Owings takes a shot over the arms of two Lady Irish defenders in action here Friday night. Owings led the team in scoring against St. Pat’s with 11 points. (Johnson Publications photo)

Kaylee Meeske is introduced as part of Chase County’s starting five Friday night, which was also Senior Night for the Lady Longhorns. (Johnson Publications photo)

Lady Longhorns head to subdistricts as top seed

   The official bracket won’t be posted online until today (Thursday), but the Chase County girls are assured the top seed in next week’s C1-11 subdistrict basketball tournament in North Platte.

Freshman Mikael Kuhlmann keeps learning and improving this year. Kuhlmann got the upper hand against Southern Valley’s Shawn Anderson early in the second period, but Anderson came back to win the match. (Johnson Publication photo)

After losing his opening match at the Southwest tourney, Roper Cochran (right) took just 51 seconds to pin Jaden Miller of the North Platte JV team. (Johnson Publication photo)

Longhorns second to Oberlin at Southwest Tourney

   In the last meet before districts in Valentine, Chase County traveled to Bartley Saturday for the Southwest Tournament.


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