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After a tough match in the semi-finals at the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament, Eli Hinojosa points to the supporters from Chase County in the crowd which included his brother Abel who can be seen cheering between the ref and Hinojosa. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Eli Hinojosa finished with this pin over Treyvon Brooks of Broken Bow to become the newest State Wrestling Champion for Chase County. (Johnson Publications photo)

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After the final match was the first time Eli Hinojosa actually let out a huge smile as he celebrated with Head Coach Matt Vlasin and Jeff Rusher, knowing he had accomplished his goal of an undefeated season and a state championship. (Johnson Publications photo)

Eli Hinojosa brings home state championship

    Eli Hinojosa was the only Chase County wrestler to qualify for the state wrestling tournament last weekend in Omaha.

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Ragan Nickless not only led all players offensively in last week’s Gothenburg game with 14 points, she also pulled down 14 rebounds for Chase County. (Photo courtesy of Renae Bottom)

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Mallie McNair gives it her all to make this shot despite the defensive pressure from Gothenburg’s Alexis Bliven in the Feb. 13 subdistrict semi-finals. McNair finished with nine points. (Photo courtesy of Renae Bottom)

Gothenburg ends girls’ season at subdistricts

    It came a bit too soon for Lady Longhorn players, coaches and fans.

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Taylor Jablonski gets past Hershey’s Andrew Weitzel in a move to the basket Tuesday. (Johnson Publications Photo)

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Scott Wheeler launches a 3-pointer over Hershey’s Nolan Benjamin. Wheeler opened Tuesday’s game with a pair of 3-pointers and hit four for the game to lead the Longhorns offensively. (Johnson Publications Photo)

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Cedric Maxwell found himself all alone late in the game Tuesday so he just drove in for the layup.  (Johnson Publications Photo)

Longhorns avenge Hershey loss to advance in subs

    Chris Bartels’ Chase County Longhorns got some sweet revenge Tuesday night with a 65-55 win over the Hershey Panthers in the first round of the C1-11 subdistricts in North Platte.

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In the semi-finals at the C-4 district meet, it took just 51 seconds of the second period for Eli Hinojosa to secure this hold and pin Nicholas Coley of Mitchell. Hinojosa went on to win the championship and keep his perfect season intact. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Trevor Peterson found out why they call it the heartbreak round Saturday when he lost a 0-6 decision to Ty Richardson of Ainsworth to prevent Peterson from a return trip to Omaha. Head Coach Matt Vlasin and Asst. Coach Jeff Rusher consoled him after the match. (Johnson Publications photo)

Hinojosa punches ticket to state with district championship

    The Chase County wrestlers traveled to Bridgeport Saturday to compete in the C-4 district meet. With a lot of top teams in attendance, Chase Co.



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