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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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Senior Whitney Hopp, right, listens closely to Coach Mark Bottom with  other players being sent in during the final minutes of the Cambridge game. Hopp was among the senior starters Saturday in their final home appearance of the season. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Ashley Bubak attempts to move the ball up court, but was fouled by this Cambridge player Saturday in Chase County’s final home game of the season. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Allison Owings had a strong first half for the Lady Longhorns. Most of her seven points against Cambridge came in the first quarter. (Johnson Publications photo)

Second half Cambridge offense cripples Lady Longhorns

    A first half that indicated the game would go down to the wire quickly changed in the second half for Chase County’s girls in a contest with Cambridge Saturday.

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Taylor Jablonski gets ready to go up for a lay-up against the Wray Eagles here last week. Jablonski hit four 3-pointers in the Longhorns’ win at St. Pat’s Friday. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Kass Cochran is about to draw the foul on this breakaway against Wray last week. Cochran went to the line, dropping both. (Johnson Publications photo)

Longhorns add two more wins to record

    Notching another two wins last week put the Longhorn boys basketball team within one game of .500.

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Sophie Spady gets set and sends off a three-pointer over the hands of Wray’s Ashley Danforth in the fourth quarter of the Wray game. Her trey knotted the contest at 50-50 but the Lady Longhorns lost the game by eight points. Spady also hit a trey three days later against St. Pat’s, which tied the game and sent it to OT. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Andrea Page pushes hard on offense, completing two of the four points she scored against Wray. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Chase County had to contend with a pair of six-footers in Wray’s Morgan Smith (31) and Maddie Soehner (34). Here, Smith stymies the shot attempted by Ragan Nickless. (Johnson Publications photo)

Lady Longhorns expected to meet Gothenburg in subdistrict first round

    It won’t be official until today (Thursday), but the Lady Longhorns look to be the No. 2 seed in next week’s C1-11 subdistrict basketball tournament.    

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Eli Hinojosa has had a great high school career at Chase County. Here, after pinning Cormick Reynolds of Republic County, he enjoyed his 150th win and the fact that he had just broken the school takedown season record. Hinojosa’s brother and family can be seen in the back holding up 150 signs in recognition of his win. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Caine Haarberg was close to getting a pin in his opening match against Quinton Beeson of Republic County. Instead Haarberg settled for a tech-fall victory with a score of 15-0. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Logan Mendenhall works to get Santana Morin of North Platte under control in his first match of the day. Morin gained control and pinned Mendenhall in the second period. (Johnson Publications photo)

Chase County Longhorn wrestlers eighth at S.W. Invite

    Head Coach Matt Vlasin wasn’t sure how big of team he would be taking to the district meet this weekend, after losing two more wrestlers at the Southwest Invite on Saturday.



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