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Wed
15
Nov
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CCCC softball team to lead toy drive

BY MARCIA HUBBARD

The Cloud County Community College softball team is doing its part to bring cheer to area youths during the holiday season as the T-Birds are leading the efforts for the 2017 Christmas for Kids Toy Drive, benefiting the children in the care of Saint Francis Community Services’ programs.

“We wanted to get involved with this project because it is the season of giving and we wanted to do something for kids a little less fortunate than we are,” said Cloud County assistant softball coach, Madi Bryant. “I think it will be a great lesson for our girls to give back.”

 

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Wed
15
Nov
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Hanover reaches sub-state after taking down Caldwell

BY MARCIA HUBBARD

The only two undefeated teams in 8-Man Division II will square off in a sustate football game to be played this Friday. Hanover, 11-0, will host Pike Valley, 11-0, in a game to be played at 7 p.m at Hanover.

The Wildcats advanced to the semifinal game by downing Caldwell 58-12 last Friday at Caldwell. Pike Valley blanked Hutchinson- Central Christian 52-0 in a sectional game last Friday at Scandia.

On the other side of the bracket, Jetmore- Hodgeman County, 9-2, will face Otis-Bison, 10-1, Friday at Jetmore. Hodgeman advanced after eliminating Kiowa-South Barber 52-6. Otis Bison ended Ingalls season with a score of 60-14.

 

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Wed
08
Nov
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Clifton-Clyde’s season comes to an end with a loss to Osborne

BY MARCIA HUBBARD

The Clifton-Clyde High School football team faced Osborne in an 8-Man, Division I Regional football last Friday. The two teams had squared off last season in the playoff system, and the final outcome was almost identical. Last Friday, the Eagles lost to Osborne 14-64. Last year, CCHS fell to Osborne 12-64.

Clifton-Clyde scored in the first quarter on a 34-yard pass play to Nathan Ohlde. The third period saw Aiden Rudolph connected with Ohlde on a 14-yard aerial play. Rudolph threw to Christian Seifert for the conversion points.

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Wed
08
Nov
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Hanover uses a strong third quarter to pull away from Mankato-Rock Hills

BY MARCIA HUBBARD

Hanover advanced one step further in the football playoffs system after the Wildcats almost doubled up on Rock Hills in a regional game Friday at Hanover. The Wildcats won the game 62-32 and advance to the 8-Man, Division II sectional game to be played this Friday at Caldwell. Game time is 5:30 p.m.

Caldwell is south of Wichita, almost to the Oklahoma border. According to Map Quest, the trip will take close to four hours.

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Wed
01
Nov
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NATIONAL CHAMPS

FFA veterinary science team from Washington County High School claims first at nationals 

 

by CYNTHIA SCHEER 

The Washington County FFA Veterinary Science team was named national champions last week in Indianapolis after defeating 41 other teams. The team, which consisted of Levi Gauby, Christopher Wright. Makinna Bentz and Scuyler Zenger, received the right to represent Kansas at the event after winning the state contest in May.

Zenger placed first out of the 160 competitors. Wright placed fourth, Gauby placed seventh and Bentz placed 30th.

Wed
01
Nov
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Photo by Ronda Meier places in KDA contest

The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced the winners of the 2017 KDA Photo Contest on its Facebook page this month. The annual statewide photo contest received nearly 240 entries showcasing Kansas agriculture. Ronda Meier from Palmer won second place in the Animals of Agriculture category with her photo titled “A Couple of Cuties.”

Preliminary votes on Facebook and Pinterest were tallied according to the number of likes, comments and shares earned by each photo. The totals identified the top five photos in each category: Technology at Work, Animals of Agriculture, From Farm to Table, Beauty of the Farm and Youth. These photos were then reviewed by members of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, agriculture leaders in the Kansas legislature and leadership within the Kansas Department of Agriculture to select the winners in each category.

 

Wed
01
Nov
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School board, city council elections are next Tuesday

by CYNTHIA SCHEER 

Several school board and city council positions are up for election Tuesday. There are three contested races: Two people are formally vying for a write-in vote for a Washington County school board position, and the Barnes and Clifton City Councils have more candidates who have fi led for the position than there are positions available.

Two school board positions in the county had no candidate filings by the June 1 deadline and will now be write-in positions on Tuesday’s ballot: Position 4 for Washington County, which has formal candidates Twilya L’Ecuyer and Kevin Elliott, both of rural Morrowville, and Position 6 for Clifton-Clyde.

 

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Wed
01
Nov
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Hanover heads into the post-season undefeated

by MARCIA HUBBARD 

The Hanover High School football team kept its record perfect after the Wildcats posted a 54-8 district road win last Thursday over Axtell. The win boosted Hanover’s record to 9-0, giving them the championship title in their district. Despite the loss, Axtell placed second in 8-Man, Division II, District 3. Both teams will now play this coming Friday in regional competition. The district game ended at half after HHS scored 32 points in the first quarter and 22 in the second. Axtell’s lone score came with 1:46 left in the first half.

Hanover’s first touchdown came with 9 minutes left in the first quarter on a 42-yard run by Kevin Diederich. He also caught a Daiken Stallbaumer pass for the extra points.

Wed
01
Nov
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Lady Wildcats unable to advance out of pool play at State tourney

by MARCIA HUBBARD 

The Hanover High School volleyball team ended its season last Friday at the Class 1A, Division I state tournament in Hays.

HHS entered pool play with the No. 5 seed with a 29-10 record. In Friday’s competition, the Wildcats lost to Pretty Prairie 22-25, 25-14, 7-25. They then fell to eventual state champions, Centralia, with scores of 15-25, 18-25. In their final match in pool play, Hanover defeated Lebo 25-18, 25-10.

Hanover’s pool play record of 1-2 did not qualify the Wildcats for Saturday’s semifinals and finals.

 

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Wed
25
Oct
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Lady Tigers volleyball season ends in 1A sub-state title match

BY MARCIA HUBBARD

The Washington County High School volleyball team was seeded second in a Class 1A, Division 1 substate tournament, and that’s where they finished. The Lady Tigers, competing last Saturday at Clifton- Clyde High School, drew a first-round bye, defeated Clifton-Clyde in a semifinal match, then lost to Hanover in the championship match.

After their firstround bye, Washington County faced Clifton- Clyde who had earlier eliminated Rock Hills, 25-14, 25-7. WCHS halted the Lady Eagles season with set wins of 25-17, 25-19.

 

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