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In the finals of the 220 pound division at the Chadron Invite, Eli Hinojosa gets hold of a leg to make sure Yahav Shraiber of Natrona, Wyo., doesn’t get an escape. Hinojosa went the distance in the championship match, winning 10-5 and securing the 220 pound championship for the third straight year. (Courtesy photo by Con Marshall).

Wrestlers take five to Chadron, bring home three medals

    Head Coach Matt Vlasin is just hoping to see bodies back for this week’s wrestling match. With the injuries and sickness, numbers have fallen drastically.

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Eli Hinojosa used his bull-rush double leg takedown on Tripp Nicholson of Hershey to set up a pin at the 2:49 mark in his fourth match of the day. That set up a rematch with Ryan Christensen of Ogallala in the finals. Hinojosa took just 21 seconds for that pin to take first place in the 220 pound class and keep his perfect record intact. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Mikael Kuhlmann stepped up his game, going 2-3 in the 152 pound division. Here, Kuhlmann secures a pin over Jacob Schmitt of Hershey in just 50 seconds. (Johnson Publications photo)

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In his second match of the day at 106, Brit Gockley dominated Lawrence Rodriguez of Minatare. Although Gockley was close to pinning Rodriguez several times, he settled for a major decision win of 16-7. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Evan Fisher had his best showing of the year at 170 pounds. It took only 31 seconds to pin Josh Mason of Garden County enroute to a first place finish. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Eli Hinojosa earned the Vern Phelps Outstanding Wrestler Award which is voted on by all the head coaches at the meet. (Johnson Publications photo)

Chase County fifth at home wrestling invite with 2 champions

    Chase County wrestlers started the morning a little sluggish but came on strong later in the day to finish in fifth place at their home invitational.

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Sophie Spady, who has earned a starting position in recent weeks, looks for some teammates to pass off the ball Friday night as she’s guarded by a Gothenburg defender. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Ragan Nickless had a banner night on offense Friday with 17 points scored against Gothenburg. Here, she goes up for two over the hands of Gracie Stienike, Gothenbrug’s leading scorer who was held to less than half of her normal scoring in the Chase County win. (Johnson Publications photo)

It’s a winning week for girls’ basketball

    Chalk up a trio of wins for the Chase County girls’ varsity basketball team last week with victories over So. Valley, Perkins County and Gothenburg.

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First and second place winners at Sunday’s free throw contest were, front from left, Elizabeth Hanna, Lukas Fries, Karlee Anderson, Haven Hauxwell, Jason Nelson, Kade Anderson, Lucy Spady, back from left, Brextin Moreno, Olivia Spady, Tristan Jablonski,  Evan Tomky, Easton Fries, Brice Vitosh and Colin O’Neil. (Johnson Publications photo)

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While some of the other free throw competitors watch, Lucy Spady takes a shot at the bucket in the 13-year-old girls’ division. (Johnson Publications photo)

Eight youths move on to district free throw contest

    Eight area youths are moving on to districts in the Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest.

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Braden Space goes up for a lay-up on a breakaway against Gothenburg Friday. Against Southern Valley, Space finished with a career high 31 points. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Senior Jace Clevenger gets a shot off close to the bucket in action against Gothenburg Friday.  (Johnson Publications photo)

Longhorn boys making some noise going into SPVA

    Three wins in eight days against just one loss. That’s what the Chase County Longhorns accomplished after winning their opening game of the SPVA tournament Tuesday night.



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