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The Clay Center Tigers came to Abilene late on Monday evening to face the Cowboys in a junior varsity football contest. The game was pushed back to a 7:00 kickoff due to excessive heat as the Cowboys outlasted the visiting Tigers 30-26 in a back and forth battle.

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The Abilene Cowboys football team traveled for the second week in a row, and were handed their first loss of the season on Friday night by the Clay Center Tigers 58-14.

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Abilene High School announced the 2022 Football Homecoming Queen candidates for this Friday’s showdown against Chapman. From left: Haylee Anguiano, Chloe Rock, Randa DeWeese, Amara Johnson and Evelyn Ediger. The Queen will be announced at halftime.

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Both Kansas State cross country teams walked away from the Woody Greeno/Jay Dirksen Invitational in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday with gold medals. 

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CHAPMAN – After being blown out by Wamego in week one of the football season, the Clay Center Tigers regrouped to shut out the Chapman Fighting Irish 24-0 Friday night in Chapman.

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Chapman’s Drew Elliott, shown here running at the Abilene Invitational, placed fourth at the 17-team Wamego Invitational Cross Country. Elliott’s time of 16:36.70, a seasonal PR, was two-hundredths of a second from second place finisher Damion Jackson of SE of Saline at 16:36.50.

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Paisly Jaderborg and Drew Elliott led the Fighting Irish to top placers at the Abilene Invitational Meet earlier this season. Jaderborg finished in 10th place with a time of 23:55 to help earn a fourth place finish for her team. Elliott placed fourth in a tough boys competition with a first …

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The Abilene Cowboys football team traveled for the first time this season on Friday night, and convincingly defeated the Concordia Panthers 27-8 for a key NCKL win.

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Abilene Middle School Longhorn football opened with a pair of win last week over Clay Center at Cowboy Stadium.

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The Abilene Cross Country teams opened their season by hosting their Abilene meet last Thursday. Leading the Cowgirls team to a 3rd place finish was returning state medalist, junior Eden Bathurst. Bathurst finished 3rd overall by running the course in 22:09. Following her with her own top tw…

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The Abilene Cowgirls tennis team opened their season at the always extremely tough Hesston Invitational. In a tournament that was loaded with great talent from schools known for great tennis team traditions, the Cowgirls got to gauge where they stand during this early part of the season.

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Abilene Middle School students in this year’s seventh and eighth grade classes have the opportunity to try out and join the newly-organized cheer program. AMS Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Derek Berns said. “We are excited to create yet another new activity offering for our stude…

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The Monday night Demolition Derby concluded the 2022 Central Kansas Free Fair. Youth Power Wheels, and three automobile heats including 80’s and Newer full size cars, mini vans, and Hobo motor swap rounded out the performance.

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LAWRENCE – Kansas football super-senior defensive lineman Sam Burt was one of 114 nominees for the 2022 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, announced by Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association on Tuesday.

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CHAPMAN – Hard hitting offense powered the Chapman Fighting Irish to a double header sweep of Concordia Tuesday. The Irish took the opener 15-8 and came back to win the second game 22-7.

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The Abilene Cowboys hosted and won their home varsity tennis Invitational on Tuesday, and ended up with three 1st place finishes. All three first place finishers went undefeated at 3-0 on the day.

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On a cold and breezy day, the Abilene Cowboys golf team hosted their home Abilene Invitational at Stagg Hill Golf Course just outside of Manhattan.

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The Abilene Cowboys basketball season came to end at the State Tournament with a loss to the Bishop Miege Stags 70-40. Bishop Miege, located near Shawnee Mission in the Kansas City area has won four of the last six class 4A state championships, and have won ten of their last eleven postseaso…

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The #4 seed Abilene Cowboys defeated the #13 seed Augusta Orioles in the first round of substate 53-31 March 2. The Cowboys defeated the Orioles in an early December matchup this year 63-46, setting up this rematch game.

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The Abilene Cowgirls went on the road and had their season ended by the Andale Indians Tuesday night 45-22. The Indians came into the game ranked #5 overall in Class 4A and were seeded #2 in the 4A West bracket for substate. The game was moved last minute to Garden Plain High School due to a…

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Lyndsey Buechman started the tournament with impressive pins over three opponents who all would place in the top six at state this year. Her initial match was against Elizabeth White of Humboldt, who finished in sixth place, and Lyndsey pinned her in 46 seconds. Her opponent in the second ro…

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Abilene sophomore Tucker Cell won his second State Championship Feb. 27 by pinning all of his opponents at the state tournament. Wrestling in the 132 pound weight bracket, Cell repeated as a state champion after finishing his freshman year undefeated at 38-0 in the 113 pound weight class a y…

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The Abilene Cowboys defeated the Chapman Irish on Senior Recognition Night last Friday 53-40. For Abilene seniors Kaleb Becker, Cooper Wildey and Braden Adams, they played their last regular season game of their high school careers in front of a gym packed home crowd.  

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CLYDE – The Solomon Gorillas (13-6) drew the second seed of the Class 1A D1 Substate State Tournament that begins Feb. 24. Solomon earns a bye in the first round and will play the winner between third seed Randolph-Blue Valley (9-11) and sixth seed Washington County (3-16). That game is slat…

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The Abilene Cowboys escaped against the Clay Center Tigers with a one point win on Friday night 60-59. In what was a high intensity game, both teams also had to deal with foul trouble on the night.  

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The Abilene Cowgirls traveled on the road to face the Clay Center Tigers on Friday night and lost 54-23. The Lady Tigers proved to be too much as they shot 55 percent on the night and forced the Cowgirls into 19 turnovers in the game.  

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The Abilene Cowboys participated in the Regional Wrestling Tournament this past weekend here at Abilene. The Cowboys qualified four  wrestlers for the State Tournament. Both Tucker Cell and Christopher McClanahan won individual championships in their weight classes.  Braden Wilson finished i…

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 The Abilene High School’s Cheer Squad will be performing on Senior Night at halftime during the upcoming boys basketball game versus Chapman next Tuesday. 

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CHAPMAN – Rock Creek High School, soon to be the newest member of the North Central Kansas League, traveled to Chapman Tuesday and completed a sweep of the Irish basketball teams.

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The Abilene Cowgirls traveled and played the #10 ranked Hays High Indians on Tuesday night and lost  25-41.  Thanks to a good Hays defense, the Cowgirls were held to scoring just three  total points in three of the four quarters against the Lady Indians.