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The girls’ match between Maura May of Imperial and Kinsley Vapenik of Wauneta had to be halted for an equipment malfunction in Friday night’s tournament. Maura’s hair became caught in Kinsley’s headgear, so with the help of newly-crowned State Wrestling Champ Eli Hinojosa, right, and Maura’s dad, Taylor, the hair was untangled and the match commenced. Grandpa Tim May has a chuckle in the background. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Brextin Moreno literally upended his opponent during a competitive match. (Johnson Publications photo)

Kids’ wrestling tourney couldn’t happen without local volunteers

    When a youth wresting tournament draws 180 youngsters, volunteer help is vital.

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In action in the Shorthorn gym, Landree McNair dribbles around the perimeter, as she looks for a fifth grade teammate to pass off to in a game against Perkins County. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Carson Terryberry comes up against some Perkins County defensive pressure in one of the Chase County fifth grade games Saturday morning. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Volunteers like Coach Kelsey Owens and referee Braden Space are important to the success of Imperial’s tournament each year. (Johnson Publications photo)

Three gyms a big plus for youth basketball tourney

    The addition of the new auxiliary gym at Chase County Schools was a big plus for Saturday’s annual youth basketball tournament.



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