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The Clay Center Lady Tigers defense shut down the Abilene Cowgirl offense on Friday night and came away with an NCKL win 42-20. The Lady Tigers limited the Cowgirls to just 22 percent shooting and 30 offensive turnovers on the night. 

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The varsity Abilene Cowboys hosted the Clay Center Tigers in an NCKL matchup Friday night and came away with a 61-35 win. Senior Kaleb Becker had a career high game, scoring 27 points in the night. 

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Despite having only four wrestlers in the tournament, the Abilene High School varsity girls wrestling team finished in second place out of seven teams at the Salina South tournament on Saturday, finishing behind Salina Central and just ahead of Wichita Heights.  Leading the way were champion…

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Chapman High School wrestler Justin Wisner-McLane placed fourth at the Bobcat Classic Wrestling Tournament hosted by Basehor-Linwood High School. Competing against teams from Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska, Wisner-McLane finished fourth at 152 pounds.

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The Abilene Cowboys defeated Wamego in a thrilling triple overtime game on Tuesday night 58-52. In a game that seen excellent guard play and pressure defense from both teams, neither team would have a significant advantage over the other during the game. 

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The Abilene Cowgirls basketball team ran into a buzz saw Tuesday night at Wamego, falling 69-32  The Lady Red Raiders 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the NCKL are currently ranked #2 in the state. 

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CHAPMAN – Chapman forward Maya Kirkpatrick led the Lady Irish basketball team to its third consecutive win with a strong fourth quarter performance as Chapman defeated Beloit 41 to 30 Tuesday night in Chapman.

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CLAY CENTER – Coming off the Christmas break after winning a thrilling overtime victory of the Abilene Cowgirls, the Chapman Lady Irish jumped on the Clay Center Tigers early for an NCKL victory 40-28 Friday night in Clay Center.

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The Abilene Cowgirls traveled to Marysville last Friday night,  and lost in a NCKL matchup 43-27. The Cowgirls would trail at the end of the first quarter 8-5 with the only points being scored by Claira Dannefer, and Jenna Hayes. Even more troublesome in the opening quarter for Abilene, woul…

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MCPHERSON – The Elyria Christian Eagles rallied after being down in the first quarter to get by a shorthanded Solomon Gorillas basketball team 45-37 Friday night in McPherson.

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“Work Hard, Have Fun, Make History,” is the team motto for the first ever Abilene Middle School girls full wrestling season.  With girls wrestling rapidly growing in both interest and participants, AMS decided to add another sports season for the girls this year. “ We wanted to give girls an…

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CHAPMAN – Chapman senior lineman Colt Sell has been selected to play in the 2022 Kansas Shrine Bowl Football Game as a member of the West Squad. The 6-1, 280-pound tackle earned All-NCKL and All-State recognition for his 2021 performance for the Irish. Sell is expected to be a two-way player…

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After a couples of disappointing close losses last week, the Abilene Cowboys made a statement rebound win against the Chapman Irish 81-24. 

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The Abilene Cowboys hosted their annual Invitational wrestling event this past Saturday and finished in third place out of the ten teams participating.   The Cowboys had three individual champions in Christopher McClanahan (120 pounds), Tucker Cell (132 pounds), and Javin Welsh (138 pounds).…

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The Abilene Cowgirls traveled on the road and lost to the  Concordia Lady Panthers on Friday night 39-36 Abilene would lead the entire game, until less than a minute to go, when Concordia would finally take the lead and hold off a last second attempt by the Cowgirls 

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The Abilene Cowboys traveled on the road to Concordia on Friday night, and lost in the closing seconds 53-50. 

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The Abilene Cowgirls hosted and fell to South East of Saline on Tuesday night.  SES with a lot of experience,  would return all five of their starters from a year ago,  

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CHAPMAN – The Chapman High School wrestling team out scored Smoky Valley at a home dual Thursday evening in Chapman. Chapman took the event 42 to 32.

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The Abilene Middle School wrestlers finished their season last Friday at the NCKL tournament and placed 2nd as a team.  The team also had five individual Varsity NCKL champions in Murphy Randolph (95 lbs), Cael Casteel (110 lbs), Lane Hoekman (115 lbs), Pierce Casteel  (134 lbs),  and Heath …

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The Abilene Cowboys hosted and defeated the Augusta Orioles on Friday night in a high intensity game 63-46.  Augusta, coming off of three consecutive State Tournament appearances, has recently been considered as one of the top basketball programs in the Class 4A State of Kansas rankings.  Ab…

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The Abilene Cowgirls hosted the Augusta Orioles and came away with their first win of the season, by defeating them 41-31.  The Cowgirls have now defeated Augusta in 11 straight games played in the series.   

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The Abilene Cowboys defeated the Rock Creek Mustangs with ease on Tuesday Night 68-27.  After finishing 3rd in the 3A State Tournament just a year ago, the Mustangs find themselves rebuilding after graduating most of their varsity team from a year ago.  The Cowboys defense set the tone for t…

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The Chapman Irish Wrestling team took to the road last Thursday for their first dual of the season against perennial powerhouse, Clay Center. It’s always tough opening the season against a team like Clay Center, because they are always tough, said Head Wrestling Coach Zach Lucas in an email …

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The Abilene Cowgirls traveled to Rock Creek High School Tuesday evening and fell 49-30. The Abilene defense opened by holding the Lady Mustangs scoreless until the 5:11 mark if the first quarter. From there, however, they would come to life and hit multiple baskets, putting them ahead 17-5 a…

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CHAPMAN – Chapman High School seniors Colt Sell and Eli Riegel were recently named to the Class 3A All-State Football Squad by the Kansas Football Coaches Association for the 2021 season.

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The Abilene Cowboys Varsity Wrestling team traveled to Wamego to participate in the Red Raider Tournament over the weekend and Finished 2nd Overall as a team.   The Cowboys ended up with three individual champions, and four other wrestlers placing third. Individual Champions were Christopher…

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The Abilene Cowboys Basketball team opened the season at home with a convincing win against the  Smoky Valley Vikings.   The Cowboys came out on fire scoring 29 points in the first quarter.  Multiple Cowboys would end up scoring in the fast paced  quarter.  Abilene’s five starters in  Kaleb …

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The Abilene Cowgirls Basketball team dropped their season home opener Friday night against the Lady Smoky Valley Vikings 55-34.   The Cowgirls came out and aggressively attacked the basket in the opening  minutes of the game.   Sophomore post player Claira Dannefer set the tone with both reb…

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The Abilene Cowgirls basketball team returns several players that both played and gained  Varsity experience from last years squad. Led by Seniors Jenna Hayes, Joy Clemence, Alice Bathurst, and Grace Randles, the Cowgirls also have depth at key positions. Sophomores Sammy Stout, and Claira D…

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The Abilene wrestling team opens the 2021 / 2022 pre- season ranked 7th in Class 4A.  The team returns the equivalent of five returning state qualifiers from last years team. The Cowboys are led by returning State Champion, and Pre-Season #1 ranked Sophomore Tucker Cell. Along with Cell, Chr…

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The Abilene Cowboys basketball team looks to reload its roster for the upcoming season after graduating six seniors from last years State Tournament qualifying team.  The Cowboys return two starters from last years squad in seniors Kaleb Becker, and Jaylen West. Along with Becker and West,  …

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SOLOMON – The Solomon girls basketball program has numbers, but they will be very young and that will be the charge of new head coach Bill Scheef to develop and prepare for the future.

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SOLOMON – The Solomon Gorillas are coming off a 17-6 season and a sub-state runner-up season from a year ago and will return practically the entire squad to be led by new head coach Kyler Stein.