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For the second time this week, the Abilene Cowboys struggled early in the game but kept fighting for a comeback against a North Central Kansas League opponent. Saturday. However, the Cowboys ran out of gas in their comeback against Marysville and the Bulldogs pulled away for a 60-50 win in Abilene.

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A veteran coach from Shawnee Heights, Brad Nicks, has been hired to be the next head football coach at Abilene High School.

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SALINA –Brackets for the Salina Invitational Basketball Tournament that is next week in Salina were released Wednesday morning. The Abilene Cowboys are the fourth seed while the Cowgirls are the fifth seed in the eight-team brackets.

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WAMEGO – It was a tough night for the defending North Central Kansas League Abilene Cowgirl basketball team as it dropped its second league game of the season, this time to Wamego 64-30 Tuesday night in Wamego.

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AUGUSTA – Trailing 18-34 with three matches remaining in the non-conference dual against Augusta High School, Abilene head coach James Stout needed wins out of the last three weight classes and to ensure the win he needed six point scores from at least two of the Cowboys.

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Chapman High School senior Kel Stroud has picked up another football achievement as he has been selected to play in the 2020 Shrine Bowl this summer.

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CHAPMAN – The Abilene Cowboys continued its winning ways against the Fighting Irish of Chapman Tuesday night with a 62-44 victory following the holiday break.

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CHAPMAN – The Abilene Cowgirls didn’t have an answer for the pressure that the Chapman Lady Irish swarmed them with as Chapman thumped the Cowgirls 55-36 in Chapman Tuesday evening.

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It was a homecoming party and celebration for members of the Abilene Cowboy wrestling teams that won back-to-back state championships in 1998 and 1999.

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Led by a first place finish from Kaleb Stroda (120) and medalists Christopher McClanahan (106), William Stroda (126) and Colby Mohr (182), the Abilene Cowboy wrestling team finished fourth in team standings at the Abilene Invitational Saturday in Abilene.

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CONCORDIA – Trailing by 10 points midway through the third quarter the Abilene Cowgirls erupted for eight unanswered points to draw within two with under two minutes remaining in the period.

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CONCORDIA – Opening the season at 1-2 and not really playing well in their two back-to-back losses, the Abilene Cowboys put everything in its proper place and totally ran away from North Central Kansas League foe Concordia 74-37 Friday night at Concordia.

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CHAPMAN – The Chapman Lady Irish finished off the 2019 Irish Classic Tournament with a 47-25 win over Rossville to remain undefeated and take first place Saturday at the District Gym in Chapman.

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Needing a bounce back win after a disappointing loss at Rock Creek on Tuesday, the Abilene Cowgirls regrouped and came out fighting as they controlled the number 10 ranked Augusta Lady Orioles 43-32 Friday night.

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After letting a game they should have won slip away from them Tuesday at Rock Creek, the Abilene Cowboys were dominated by the number five-ranked Augusta Orioles 64-40 Friday night in Abilene to fall to 1-2 on the season.

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McPHERSON — Chapman traveled to McPherson for a double dual against the McPherson Bullpups (ranked 6th in 5A) and the Smoky Valley Vikings.

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BELOIT - The Abilene Cowboys rode the success the first six wrestlers to gain momentum and then hold on for a huge wrestling victory over ranked Beloit Thursday at Beloit.

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The Abilene Kids Wrestling Club kicked off its season this past week with placings at the King of the Ring and Emporia.

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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.

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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 …

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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…

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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.

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ST. GEORGE – A taller more athletic team in the Rock Creek Lady Mustangs thumped the Abilene Cowgirls 42-29 Tuesday at St. George.

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Abilene senior Beth Holmes scored the first five points of the game in Abilene’s 41-40 season opening thriller Friday night over Smoky Valley.

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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.

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Rural Vista fought back from a 25-12 first half deficit to pick up its first win of the season 50-41 over Canton-Galva.

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CLAY CENTER —The Chapman Fighting Irish lost a hard-fought dual to Clay Center Thursday night in the season opener.

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CHAPMAN – Chapman High School’s new girls basketball coach Drew Gruver expects his first team to be experienced and athletic.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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