The Abilene Kids Wrestling Club kicked off its season this past week with placings at the King of the Ring and Emporia.
CHAPMAN – The Chapman Lady Irish basketball team earned a win in head coach Drew Gruver’s debut as coach when they defeated Sacred Heart 58-43 in the first round of the Irish Classic Tuesday in Chapman.
After posting a perfect 2-0 record on the week, Zane Baugh has been named the Heart of America Men’s Wrestler of the Week. Baugh had a great week with the Wildcats helping the team to a 1-1 record on the week. On Wednesday, Baugh faced off with No. 5 nationally ranked Dante Tacchia of Grand …
New scoreboards have been donated and installed at Abilene High School gynasium. The scoreboards were an idea of local patron Thomas Arevalo and then completed by Vernon Howard. These two gentlemen visited with Ben Smith, Abilene High School principal, about the idea and with school district…
ST. GEORGE – The Rock Creek Mustangs improved to 2-0 on the season with a fourth quarter rally to upend the seventh ranked Abilene Cowboys 61-56 Tuesday night at Rock Creek High School.
Chapman senior offensive lineman Kel Stroud was named first-team Class 3A All-State by the Wichita Eagle on Monday. Stroud (6-4, 280) was also a first-team All-NCKL lineman.
After playing sluggishly in the first quarter in the season opener Friday night against Smoky Valley, the Abilene Cowboys dominated defensively to wear down the visiting team and won its home opener 62-44.
Wrestling up a full weight class, Abilene senior Will Stroda matched up against a state placer from Wamego, Drew Brown, with Stroda getting a win by fall as the Cowboys won the season opening duel against the Red Raiders 45-24.
After graduating more than 80 percent of its scoring offense with the departure of two-all state players in Sydney Burton and Hannah Willey, the Abilene Cowgirls will retool its offense as it plans to defend its North Central Kansas League basketball title.
CHAPMAN – The Chapman Fighting Irish basketball team returns two starters from last year’s squad that medaled at fourth place in the Class 4A State Tournament.
Senior point guard Travis Beetch returns as the only returning starter for the 2019-2020 Abilene Cowboys as they try to defend its North Central Kansas League Championship.
SOLOMON – Solomon head coach Andrew Johnson begins his third season at the helm of the Solomon Gorilla basketball program and will look to his seniors for leadership to begin the 2019-2020 season.
Members of the Abilene High School cheer squad placed fifth in Class 4A state competition at the Third Annual Kansas Sate High School Activities Association Game Day Spirit Showcase Saturday in Topeka. Abilene made the finals along with Louisburg (1), Augusta (2), KC Piper (3), Paola (4), Ab…
The Abilene Cowboys recorded its 12th North Central Kansas League wrestling championship during the 2018 – 2019 wrestling season and after graduating four of nine state qualifiers in May, including seven total seniors, they will return exactly half of their varsity line-up for the 2019 – 202…
HOPE/WHITE CITY – The defending Wheat State League champion Rural Vista Lady Heat basketball team is aiming for a repeat performance in the 2019-2020 basketball season.
The 2019 North Central Kansas League football awards were recently announced at Abilene and Chapman High Schools. At left: Abilene junior Karsen Loader was first team defensive lineman and honorable mention offensive line, senior Kade Funston earned all-league honors on both the offensive an…
After spending every fall since he was 12 years old on a football field, the last 45 as a coach, Abilene High School head football coach Steve Simpson decided it was time to step away from that part of his life.
The Abilene Middle School Longhorn wrestling team hosted a double-dual Thursday against Salina Lakewood and Junction City. Team scores were not kept but individuals wrestled in two matches. Photos above were taken during first-round action Thursday.
The 2019 North Central Kansas League volleyball champions Abilene Cowgirls earned three spots on the All-League Team as announced by the league coaches on Wednesday.
Many people would agree that their years in high school were some of the best years of their lives—particularly those individuals who were members of a sports team or participated in other activities such as the marching band or debate team.
DODGE CITY – The magical season for the Rural Vista Lady Heat volleyball team ended with a second place finish in the Class 1A State Volleyball Tournament in Dodge City on Saturday, its first ever appearance in program history.
MCPHERSON – Meeting for the second time this season, the McPherson Bullpups put an end to the Abilene Cowboys 2019 football season Friday night in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
HOPE/WHITE CITY – The Rural Vista Heat volleyball team posting a 38-4 record are headed to the Class 1A State Volleyball Championships for the first time in program history.
CHAPMAN – After defeating Nickerson in three sets on Tuesday of last week, the fourth seed Chapman Lady Irish volleyball team fell in a heartbreaker to the same team in three sets, but this time it was the sub-state championship on the line.
HOLTON – After winning 18 of its last 21 regular season matches, the Abilene Cowgirl volleyball team entered postseason play as the sixth seed in the Class 4A West division and assigned to the Holton sub-state tournament.
LOST SPRINGS – Rural Vista Lady Heat volleyball is one championship away from returning to the Class 1A State Championship in Dodge City next month. Improving to 36-4, the Heat won the Class 1A Regional Tuesday at Centre High School.
NORTH NEWTON — Tony Hoops, director of Athletics at Bethel College, has announced the hiring of Gabe Johnson as head coach for the Thresher women’s and men’s tennis programs.