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On Saturday, July 24, the 73rd Annual Dickinson County 4-H Basketball Tournament was held at Chapman in the U.S.D. #473 District Gym.  Two girls’ teams and seven boys’/co-ed teams participated.  Approximately 85 4-Hers took part in this fun, teamwork focused event. 

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In the continuing construction, workers finished the installation of the scoreboard and more bleachers. Currently, builders started to create the structural frame for the buildings.

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The “friends” of Abilene native Cody Whitehair, third from left, an offensive lineman with the Chicago Bears, talk to second through fifth grade youth Wednesday during the opening day of the Cody Whitehair & Friends Football camp at Abilene’s Cowboy Stadium. The friends, all football pla…

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The Abilene Rebels baseball team split their home opening double-header with Salina’s Babe Ruth League team recently, winning the opener 16-1 but dropped the nightcap after a comeback, 9-8.

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Abilene rodeo celebrates 75th anniversary, legendary rodeo clown on belt buckle

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Workers from Hellas Construction Company have begun work in replacing Chapman’s running track at the high school sports complex. The old surface has been rolled up and ready to go.

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Note: A public reception for retiring sports editor Ron Preston will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 at the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle office, 305 N. Cedar.

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The Bankes Barrel Team, which will compete in the 2021 Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo, was chosen Sunday, June 6 in conjunction with the National Barrel Horse Association competition held in Abilene.

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The Abilene Rebels baseball team opened up their season with a road trip to Junction City Monday night for a double-header with the Junction City Blues American Legion team, at historic Raethert Stadium, and came away with a split.

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Following the completion of the 2021 high school baseball season, the North Central Kansas League head coaches awarded honors to five Abilene Cowboys and three Chapman Fighting Irish ball players.

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After finishing 6-4 in the North Central Kansas League standings, the league head coaches named four Abilene Cowgirls for league recognition.

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WICHITA – Running one of his fastest times of the year when it counted the most, Abilene junior Lucas DeDonder sprinted to a fifth place finish in the Class 4A Boys Sate 200M finals Friday in Wichita.

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WICHITA – The Abilene Cowgirls track team finished off the 2021 track and field season with three medals including a sixth place finish by the girls 4x800m Relay Team and a seventh place medal earned by the 4x400m Relay team.

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WICHITA – Solomon’s Emma Seidl brought home gold for the Gorillas as she tossed the shot put 40-00.25 on her final throw to seal her place at the top of the list in Class 1A.

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EMPORIA – Solomon freshman Spencer Coup finished in the Top 30 at the Class 1A State Golf Tournament Monday in Emporia.

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DODGE CITY – After graduating from Abilene High School Sunday afternoon, Kieryan Anderson took off for the journey to play in the Class 4A State Golf Tournament in Dodge City beginning early Monday morning.

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BUHLER – Abilene High School is sending nine event qualifiers to the Class 4A State Track Meet Friday in Wichita highlighted by first place finishes from the Cowgirl 4x800M Relay and the 4x400M Relay teams.

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MAIZE – Erupting for 13 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Winfield Vikings exploded past the Abilene Cowgirls 17-2 in four innings at Regional Softball Wednesday afternoon at Maize South High School.

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MCPHERSON – The Mulvane Wildcats got just enough hits in the twice-delayed Class 4A Regional Baseball playoffs to get by the Abilene Cowboys 3-0 Tuesday evening in McPherson.

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CLAY CENTER – Clay Center senior Clara Edwards tossed a two hitter over three innings as the Lady Tigers downed Chapman 15-0 in Class 4A Regional Softball action Tuesday at Clay Center.

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MCPHERSON – After finally taking the field nearly four hours late due to weather delays caused by lighting and rain in McPherson, the Chapman Fighting Irish were limited to two hits by Bullpup pitching.

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TOPEKA – Abilene junior Kolten Coup, playing in just his first full varsity tennis season, completed a dream season by qualifying for the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament and placing in the Top 12 singles players in the state.

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CLAY CENTER – The Abilene Cowboys were on the verge of winning its first outright NCKL baseball title or at least a share of the crown since 2017 when indecision and frustration by the Cowboys aided the Clay Center Tigers to rally and claw back to win both games of double header Friday in Cl…

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CLAY CENTER – The Chapman Lady Irish rolled past the competition to take the North Central Kansas League girls championship Friday at Clay Center. The Irish scored 142 team points to distance itself over Marysville with 109 and Abilene at 101.33.

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The 9U Bandits baseball team won the Abilene Baseball Tournament recently in Abilene. The team won games by the scores of 10-1, 12-2 and 10-7 to win the title. Members of the team pictured above are, back row from left: Coach Josh Lady, Beckett Lady, Cayne Taylor, Samuel Holland, Jonah Foltz…

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TOPEKA – Four Abilene Cowboy tennis players that qualified for the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament are scheduled to hit the court around 10 a.m. today at the Topeka-Kossover Tennis Center in Topeka.

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Work has begun on the visitor’s locker room and the public restroom buildings at Abilene’s Cowboys Stadium. Mammoth Construction Company continues the renovation project in Abilene.

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MINNEAPOLIS – The Abilene Cowboy JV baseball team split a twin bill at Minneapolis earlier this season. Abilene fell in the opener 10-9 but came back in the nightcap to win 11-9.

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The Wamego Red Raiders took the first game of a conference double-header against the Abilene Cowgirl JV softball team winning 13-1. The Cowgirls fought back to take the finale 11-5 to finish the season at 14-3.

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CHAPMAN – The Wamego Red Raiders medaled four of the top six golfers at the North Central Kansas League Golf Tournament Monday afternoon at Indian Hills Golf Course in Chapman.

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The Wamego Lady Raiders want to make a statement in the NCKL league softball race and did so by taking two from the Abilene Cowgirls Friday in Abilene.

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