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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. 

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Both senior Lyndsey Buechman, and freshman Miranda Radenberg qualified for state wrestling last weekend at the Colby Regional Tournament. Buechman now 23-0, won her 190 weight class and finished as Regional Champion. Radenberg qualified for state by finishing 4th at the tournament at 235 pou…

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History is being made when the Abilene Middle School girls wrestling team wrestle their first home matches ever on Thursday afternoon. The matches will be at 4 p.m. at the Abilene High School main gym, with six teams expected to participate. The Abilene girls will wrap up their season that d…

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The Chapman Irish wrestling team recognized all seniors associated with their program during their last home duel versus Abilene. Pictured left to right with their parents are Sierra Westfall (cheerleader), Kaya Tiller (Team Manger), Gannon Mosher (wrestler), Chelsey Ambruster (wrestler). 

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The Abilene Cowboys Varsity Wrestling Team dominated the Chapman Irish in an NCKL duel 51-24. Despite the Cowboys giving up 24 team points, they lost only one head-to-head match throughout the lineup. Abilene, being open in three weight classes, allowed the Irish to earn 18 of their team poi…

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After losing at home in triple overtime earlier in the season to the Abilene Cowboys, the Wamego Red Raiders came to Abilene and won a key NCKL matchup Friday night 47-42. Both teams entered the game tied for first place in the NCKL standings with one loss a piece, setting up the winner to p…

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Chapman Irish football player Colt Sell has received an official invitation to play in the Kansas Shrine Bowl. Sell is a lineman for the Irish who recently committed and signed a letter of intent to play at Emporia State University. His list of accomplishments while playing at Chapman High S…

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The Abilene Cowgirls hosted the #4 ranked Wamego Red Raiders and lost in the NCKL matchup 53-41. Abilene would open the game with an impressive first quarter play, leading 10-9 at the end of the first quarter and down just four points at halftime 25-21. Sophomore Sammy Stout’s 3-pointer midw…

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Coach Troy Palenske said he was pleased with the Abilene Middle School eighth grade team’s peformance for their game against ft. Riley Feb. 3. 

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The fourth-ranked Lady Red Raiders of Wamego used a strong second quarter to power past Chapman 55-25 Tuesday evening in an NCKL match-up in the District Gym.

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The Solomon Gorillas had a strong first half performance to run by Rural Vista 62-32 at Solomon.

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With the high school wrestling season winding down, the Abilene High School Wrestling teams are looking to finish strong. The girls team travels to Colby this weekend to compete in one of the four 4-3-2-1A Girls Regional Tournament. On the boys side, Abilene High School will be hosting one o…

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Abilene varsity, junior varsity and girls varsity team members all wrestled at the Phillipsburg Tournament last weekend and came away with six individual champions. Tucker Cell and Braden Wilson both won individual championships in the varsity brackets.  Lyndsey Buechman won a championship i…

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With the student body chanting his name, Abilene senior Kaleb Becker added himself to the ultimate list in Abilene High School basketball history with a fourth quarter jumper that gave his 18 points at the time and propelled him to seventh place in Cowboy history with at least 1000 points sc…

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A slow second half in which the Abilene Cowgirls only scored nine total points cost them a potential win on the road against the Minneapolis Lady Lions, 41-31. 

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CHAPMAN – Chapman senior captain Shannon Anderson shot in 16 points Tuesday night to lead the Lady Irish basketball team to a 41-35 win over Clay Center in the District Gym.

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The Abilene Cowboys traveled on the road to Minneapolis, Kansas, for the first time since 2003 and won in dominating fashion 69-37.

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The Abilene Cowboys Varsity Wrestling Team defeated Marysville in a home duel last Thursday night 41-33. Head Coach James Stout altered his lineup, and moved several of his wrestlers up a weight class to both fill out the roster, and match up better.   “ We weighed everyone in at the spot we…

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For the second time in a week, the Abilene Cowboys outlast their opponents for a win, this time against Thomas Moore Prep Monarchs 47-43. 

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The Abilene Cowgirls hosted the Thomas Moore Prep Lady Monarchs from Hays on Friday night, and fell 56-26. TMP returned three key starters from their team that finished 19-4 a year ago, and wasted no time taking control of the game.  The Lady Monarchs would jump out to a 20-5 first quarter l…

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It wasn’t easy, but the Abilene Cowboys held on and outlasted the Concordia Panthers for a key NCKL win Tuesday night 59-54. After losing to the Panthers on the road before the holiday break, the Cowboys expected a difficult game.

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After falling to the Concordia Lady Panthers on the road in a close game before the holiday break, the Abilene Cowgirls responded with a convincing win Tuesday night at home 47-31.

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For the 8th grade A team, Head Coach Shawn Herman said the team got into their groove as the game progressed.

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The Dickinson County Kansas Krush Girls 14’s travel team won the Andover FSC showdown last weekend. In the back row from left to right is Jaime Cook, Tava Gustafson, Makenna Stover, Kilynne McCook, Kaylee Livingston and Kristi Stover. In the front row from left to right is Danielle Peckham, …

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The Abilene Cowboys finished the Salina Invitational Tournament 1-2 and in 6th place. The Cowboys lost their opening round game against Salina Central 53-55, won their consolation game against Liberal 75-48 and lost the 5th/ 6th place game against Salina South 38-50. Kaleb Becker was also na…