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HERINGTON – A veteran head coach, who had previously been named head football coach at Herington for a short time, is back in charge of the Railers. Justin Hurley officially begins his first season at Herington High School this year.

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After compiling a 35-5 record in 2018, the Rural Vista Lady Heat volleyball team will look to five returning starters to keep the momentum going into the 2019 season.

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The traditional ‘soap’ or ‘Gatorade’ preseason football scrimmage is being scrubbed by the high schools in the state of Kansas this football season. It is being replaced with a format known as a jamboree.

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A year after helping guide the Solomon Gorillas to their first ever 8-Man Division I state championship game, David Strait has been named head coach for the 2019 season.

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After capturing back to back NCKL championships in both 7th and 8th grades, the Abilene Middle School Longhorn basketball teams set about to use the summer months in preparation for the next season.

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With high school football practices beginning shortly, Abilene High School athletic trainer Justin Clark will be conducting a clinic for AMS and AHS football coaches, school administrators and Dickinson County EMS personnel Saturday afternoon at the high school auditorium.

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The Chapman Lions Club will be hosting its annual 4-person scramble Labor Day Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 1 at Indian Hills Golf Course.

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Bareback rider wins alongside mentor; bull rider repeats as Abilene champ

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Bankes Barrel Racing Team members Afton Snider of Abilene, left, and Sarah Johnson of Enterprise, right, run the barrels against the professionals in Wednesday and Thursday nights Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo.

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A little over a 100 cowboys and cowgirls took part in the Wednesday morning slack during the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo in Abilene. Early leaders in steer wrestling, tie down roping, team roping and girls barrel racing were established as the main stage turns to Bronc, Bulls and Barrels on Wedne…

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The 2019 Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo kicks off tonight at Cowboy Stadium in Eisenhower Park. Wednesday night rodeo is dedicated to the riders of bulls and broncs and of course the lady barrel racers. Last year’s champion bull rider performs during the Friday night showing a year ago. Sage Kimzey …

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A large crowd enjoyed the kickoff event of the 2019 Central Kansas Free Fair Saturday night in Abilene as the Truck and Tractor Pull brought hundreds out on a pleasant evening to watch tractors both antique and larger “newer” models along with trucks including semis try to pull the sleds.

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A two-time state champion tennis player and former Fort Hays State University tennis coach, Michael Willey has been named to replace longtime Cowboy coach Mike Jantz at Abilene High School.

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Abilene finished third place in the recently completed Dickinson County Softball Association Softball Tournament in Junction City. Council Grove won the tournament. Members of the Abilene team are, back row from left, coach Shad Lohman, Aveth Elledge, Maggie Gantenbein, Bella Sims, Maura Mey…

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The Abilene Rebels baseball team has qualified for the Senior Babe Ruth State Tournament for the fourth consecutive year after participating in this past weekend’s District Four tournament in Haven.

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Cowgirl follows in mother’s footsteps as Miss Rodeo K-State

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The Abilene Rebels baseball team hosted Lyons Monday night for a double-header and came away with a sweep. The Rebels kept the Lyons’ offense quiet for most of the night in only allowing five hits in winning game one 14-0 in five innings and game two 12-1 in five innings.

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The Abilene Rebels Senior Babe Ruth baseball team traveled to Hays last Thursday for a double-header with the Hays American Legion team. The Rebels struggled to get anything going offensively and lost game one 7-0 and dropped game two 13-3.

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The Abilene Bandits junior Babe Ruth baseball team rebounded from a pair of setbacks to hit their way over Salina for a 7-2 win.

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HAYS — Nothing came easy for the Abilene Bandits who dropped a pair of games to Hays on Thursday. The home team won the opener 12-3 and game two 16-0 of the Junior Babe Ruth League.

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Tony Haug, right, watches Tate Wyatt attempt a birdie putt on the 10th hole at Great Life Golf and Fitness during the 19th Annual Ed Kuntz Memorial Golf Tournament held Saturday. The tournament was held in memory of longtime Abilene businessman and restaurateur Ed Kuntz. This annual fundrais…

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CHAPMAN – The Chapman Irish took an early lead in the first game of a double header against the Abilene Bandits and went on win 9-2. Abilene rallied with five runs in the seventh to earn the split 8-3.

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The Abilene Rebels hosted the Junction City American Legion team for a scheduled double-header Tuesday night at Ted Power Field in Abilene, but Mother Nature had other plans. After a one hour delay for lightning in the area, the game got underway.

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LYONS – The Abilene Bandits Junior Babe Ruth baseball team scored 41 runs in five innings to roll over Lyons in two short-inning ballgames Monday night in Lyons.

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SALINA – The Abilene junior Babe Ruth Bandits won the opening two games of the Salina Tournament this weekend. Friday night the Bandits pounded Salina to win 11-5 in five innings. They came back on Saturday afternoon for a 15-0 shutout of the Salina Rage in three innings.

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HESSTON – The Abilene Rebels Senior Babe Ruth baseball team was on the road again last Tuesday as it traveled to Hesston for a league double-header. Behind solid defensive play and hot bats, the Rebels came away with a sweep. Abilene won the opener 15-3 and took game two 9-0.

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