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Thu
19
Sep
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Injuries stop Linn’s momentum, lose 42-58

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Photos by DAN THALMANN / WCN

#45 Ricardo Cardenas clears a path for Tyler Ohlde to power into the endzone for a touchdown on Friday.

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Jace Schaefer provides a lead block for Ricardo Cardenas.

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Linn’s Kevin Alvarado leaps for a touchdown catch in Friday’s game against St. John’s.

Linn looked like they were headed to a win against St. John’s Beloit on Friday at Linn. They had fallen behind in the first half, but worked their way back into the game, scoring on a pass play from quarterback Jace Schaefer to Ezequiel Ruacho with time running out at half to pull within four points of the Blujays.

In the third quarter, Linn’s defense held strong and the offense scored to go ahead for the first time in the game, 36-32. At 11:10 in the fourth quarter, Ricardo Cardenas scored on a long play to go up by 10, 42-32. Linn had the momentum in

 

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Thu
19
Sep
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Lady Tigers split at Hanover, go 2-3 at Frankfort tournament

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Camryn Boykin goes up for a spike in a triangular game against Onaga on Sept. 10 at Hanover. The Lady Tigers went 2-3 at the tourney.

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Alyssa Kern powers a spike over the net against Wetmore in a game at the Frankfort Tournament on Saturday.

The Washington County girls went 1-1 on Sept. 10 at Hanover and 2-3 at the Frankfort Tournament on Saturday, placing third.

They fell to Hanover in three, losing 22-25, 25-23, 20-25. They beat Onaga in three, 21-25, 25-22, 25-10.

At Frankfort, the Lady Tigers lost to Jackson Heights, 17-25, 14-25; Wetmore, 14-25, 16-25; and Frankfort, 25-10, 13-25, 23-25. They beat Onaga, 25-17, 25-18, and Doniphan West, 25-20, 25-15.

No stats were available by press time.

 

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Thu
19
Sep
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Harlan takes crown at home meet

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Natalie Harlan, Washington County sophomore, had a dominant performance on Thursday, winning the girls race in 21:03.09.

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Clifton-Clyde’s Riley Robbins led the race for about the first lap, but had an injury and did not finish. Running alongside him is Caleb Eilert, who won the boys’ race.

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Linn freshman Claire Beikmann leads a pack of runners during the girls’ race. She placed 10th overall.

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Hanover’s girls team takes off at the sound of the starting pistol at Cedar Hills Golf Course.

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Jaysie Bowser, Clifton-Clyde senior, was the top finisher for her team, in eighth place.

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The Linn boys team started as a group during Thursday’s cross country race at Cedar Hills. Daniel York, right, was top finisher for Linn in sixth place, while teammate Trent Beier, next on the left, finished in 13th. The rest of the team, from right, include Isaac Rogge, Gunner Turk and Isaiah Rogge.

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Washington County’s Kobe Hoover, left, and Hanover’s Zach Zarybnicky run side-by-side during the Sept. 12 meet.

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Clifton-Clyde’s Tanner Mead, alongside an Axtell runner, took 25th for the Eagles.

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Karsyn Sikes, Clifton-Clyde, runs up a hill during the meet at Cedar Hills. She placed 16th overall in the 5K. Photos by DAN THALMANN / WCN

Natalie Harlan finished well ahead of the field in the first local cross country meet of the season on Thursday at Cedar Hills. The Washington County sophomore won the girls’ 5K with a time of 21:03.99.

Hanover’s Michelle Zarybnicky placed sixth individually. She ran the race in 23:43.32.

The Clifton-Clyde girls placed third as a team, just one point behind Nemaha Central. Centralia won the meet.

Clifton-Clyde was led by senior Jaysie Bowser, who placed eighth in a time of 24:27.15. Karsyn Sikes was 16th , Paige Bowser was 19th , Alyssa Brown was 21st and Ella Steinbrock was 22nd .

Linn’s sole runner Claire Beikmann, made a dash near the finish line to pick up two spots and finish 10th in a time of 25:01.74.

 

Thu
12
Sep
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Few options left for Linn football

Before anyone had heard the results of the cooperative agreement vote at the USD 108 Washington County school board meeting, a crowd had gathered at the USD 223 Barnes-Hanover-Linn board meeting in Hanover on Monday and the future of Linn football was part of their discussion.

Shane Ohlde said he couldn’t expect Washington County High School to take the Linn kids if the combined team would end up playing in Class 2A. His fear was that there might be kids from Linn seeking opportunities at other schools if there was no football option at Linn.

 

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Thu
12
Sep
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WCHS football will not co-op with Linn

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USD 108 Board of Education voted 6-1 Monday night not to enter a cooperative agreement with Linn High School for the 2020-2021 football cycle.

Voting for the motion were Rhonda Manley, Brad Jones, Brad Owen, Jill Hoover, Rod Stewart and Kevin Elliott. Joe L’Ecuyer voted no.

 

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Thu
05
Sep
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Jamboree allows pre-season action

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Photos by DAN THALMANN / WCN

Clifton-Clyde’s Aiden Rudolph, left, calls out to his defensive teammates during a play against Wakefield. Emmit Jueneman, Hanover, right, catches a touchdown pass during Friday’s pre-season football jamboree in Clyde. Clifton-Clyde and Hanover played in the jamboree along with Osborne and Wakefield. 

 

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Thu
05
Sep
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Hanover, WCHS open v-ball season

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Avery Behrends extends to set the volleyball while teammate Taeghan Zabokrtsky tracks the ball. Hanover opened their season at a tournament in Marysville on Saturday.

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Washington County’s Addison Mann saves the ball right in front of the Tiger bench and coach Ashley Nutsch. The team competed at a season-opening tourney in Marysville.

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WCHS teammates Ali Boykin and McKenzie Metz jump to attempt a block against a Sabetha player.

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Camryn Boykin swings at the ball for Washington County in their match against Sabetha.

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Photos by DAN THALMANN / WCN

Hanover’s Cadlee Stallbaumer sprawls to successfully scoop up a hit so her teammates can send it back over.

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Hanover’s Madison Bruna elevates for a spike during the Wildcats’ game versus Valley Heights.

The Washington County and Hanover volleyball teams struggled in their season-opening debut at a Marysville tournament on Saturday. The Tigers and Wildcats were the two smallest teams in the tourney, and both went 0-4 in pool play.

WCHS fell to Marysville 14-25, 17-25; Sabetha 16-25, 15-25; Royal Valley 8-25, 11-25; and Chapman 11-25, 15-25. 

 

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Thu
05
Sep
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Linn football team is small but experienced

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Linn will have a small football team this year, but they did last year too, so the players who are out have quite a bit of varsity experience.

While they went 1-8 last year, Linn now has five seniors to lead the team, including Jace Schaefer, Daniel York, Ricardo Cardenas, Tyler Ohlde and Kyle Richardson. Junior Spencer Ohlde and sophomore Kevin Alvarado are also returning starters.

Joining them are sophomore Austin Riggs and freshmen Jose Lara, Ezequiel Ruacho and Logan Baxa.

 

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Thu
22
Aug
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Decision delayed on combining H.S. FB at Linn, Wash. Co.

Will Linn and Washington County combine their high school football teams next year? The two schools will have a combined junior high football team this fall, and youth from both districts play together on a non-school sponsored youth football team, but it’s too early to know if kids from both districts can expect to play football together at the high school level.

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Thu
08
Aug
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Girls T-ball league champs and runners-up

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The Hanover girls were runners-up in the league t-ball tournament. Team members were, front row, from left, Annie Tegtmeier, Kaylyn O’Dell, Mabel Hynek, Kendall Doebele, Lauren Bruna, Cora Meyn, Audrey Bruna; middle, Addy Heiman, Kate Bruna, Zaylee Stallbaumer, Ellie Bruna, Harper Bruna, Ella Hynek; back, coaches, Brad Heiman, Ben Bruna, Derek Bruna, Kellen Tegtmeier and Brent Hynek.

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The Clifton girls t-ball team was the champion of this year’s league t-ball tournament. Team members were, front row, from left, Elsie Begnoche, Anna Wilgers, Breckyn Finkbiner, Marcella Taddiken; middle, Jackie Crowl, Laney Schwab, Jersey Wurtz, Ellie LeClair, Charlee Wren; back, coaches Curtis LeClair, Cassie Wurtz.

The Clifton girls t-ball team was the champion of this year’s league t-ball tournament.

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