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Beavers avoid upset with OT thriller at Halstead

Thirty minutes after the trophy presentation during Saturday’s sectional playoff game at Halstead, Scott Community High School senior Chantz Yager still had the game ball tucked in his right arm. “I haven’t let go of it yet,” he said with a huge grin. Who could blame him. On...
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SCHS defense stops Williams, Collegiate in 26-6 sectional win

The last time that Scott City and Wichita Collegiate met in the sectional championship game in 2009, the Spartans scored a touchdown in the final two minutes that ended the Beavers undefeated season. Saturday night’s sectional playoff game between the two Class 3A powerhouses once again saw Collegiate...

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Inside the Huddle with the X-Factor

After an 0-2 start, the Chiefs’ bandwagon was pulling a pretty light load. That band wagon is filling up fast now that Kansas City is once again on top of the AFC West with Denver, and with the Broncos coming to Arrowhead in less than two weeks. The Chiefs brought a lot more people back on board...

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Saturday Notebook

Coping with the arctic blast was just a state of mind Without a doubt, the weather is a factor in football games. Why else would anyone make reference to the “frozen tundra at Lambeau Field” or that Peyton Manning’s record is 8-11 when the temperature is 40 degrees or colder? It’s...

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Mitchell celebrating 90th birthday Nov. 28

Lewis “Mitch” Mitchell, Scott City, will celebrate his 90th birthday with a private party held by family members. He was born Nov. 28, 1924, at Dodge City, the son of Walter and Cleo Mitchell. Mitch married Donis Hughes on Aug. 13, 1949, at the old United Methodist Church (on Main Street)...

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Richard Wheeler

Richard Wheeler, 76, died Oct. 25, 2014, at his home in Norco, Calif., from cancer. Richard Joseph Wheeler was born Jan. 11, 1938, the son of Quincy “Dutch” and Ressa Irene (Conine) Wheeler in Scott County. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Richard made his home in Norco...

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James S. ‘Jimmy’ Shultz

James S. “Jimmy” Shultz, Jr., 41, died Nov. 12, 2014, in McPherson County. He was born Dec. 30, 1972, in Hugoton, the son of Jim Shultz, Sr., and Joyce (Evans) Perry. Growing up in Elkhart, Jimmy was an oil field tool pusher and had lived in Scott City, working at Val Energy. He recently...

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Pheasant cooperate with area hunters during Ringneck Classic

One of the primary goals of the annual Ringneck Classic is to promote Western Kansas hunting opportunities. It didn’t take long to convince hunters that those opportunities are once again returning to the region after a prolonged drought. How about less than a minute? It took only about 30 seconds...

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Beavers make quick work of Ellsworth in bi-district, 56-0

Twenty-nine seconds. A Scott City sports fan can’t get to the concession stand in 29 seconds. If they had, they would have missed not just one or two, but three touchdowns by the Beavers in Tuesday’s 56-0 shutout of Ellsworth in Class 3A bi-district action. Scott Community High School’s...

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Aerial attack is too much for Bluejays in 55-20 playoff romp

Scott City’s football reputation has been built on a power running game. It can also be said that head coach Glenn O’Neil’s success has been built on having his teams prepared to adapt to any situation. So when Norton’s defense took away Scott City’s running attack in...

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Inside the Huddle with the X-Factor

We all know about the high-profile, absolutely-can’t-miss players coming out of college who are now playing in the NFL - Andrew Luck, Dez Bryant, LeSean McCoy and J.J. Watt, just to name a few. But there are also players who were longshots to even get a NFL team to look at them, let alone invite...

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Couple to wed on December 20

Doug and Dawn McKinney, Leoti, announce the engagement of their daughter, Devon, Wichita, to Brantlee Shearmire, Wichita, son of Chad and Kim Shearmire, Scott City. Both are graduates of Kansas State University, Manhattan. Devon is completing her education to become a physician’s assistant. Brantlee...

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Glunz-Crittenden exchange wedding vows on November 1

Jade Glunz and Brett Crittenden were united in marriage on Nov. 1, 2014, at the First Baptist Church, Scott City. Parents of the couple are Greg and Karla Glunz, Scott City, and Randy and Janet Crittenden, Tribune. Matron of honor was Nicole Campos, best friend of the bride, Scott City. Bridesmaids...

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helping the homeless

Diverting plastic bags from the landfill and to   homeless in KC area Thousands of plastic bags that would normally find their way into the landfill are being put to a much better use thanks to the efforts of several volunteers at the Scott City United Methodist Church. For the past several...

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As Cardenas goes, so go the Beavers

If you want an idea of how well the SCHS boy’s cross-country team is going to do, don’t focus on the number one runner or even the runner in the number two spot. Look for Seth Cardenas. The sophomore had an outstanding day at the Class 3A regional meet on Saturday, finishing third on...

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Events in Ukraine hit close to home for Scott City woman

Ukraine is more than just a country locked in a battle to maintain its independence from Russia. It’s also home to Anya Kasselman. And the Scott City resident feels helpless and worried as she skypes with family members and searches the internet for the latest news about her homeland. “I...

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Sherow gaining momentum as election day draws near

In most election years, a Democrat seeking statewide office would stand about as much success of getting votes in Western Kansas as the proverbial snowball . . . well, on a July afternoon in Kansas. This isn’t a normal election year. Democrats and even an Independent candidate are currently locked...

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Big plays provide added punch in 59-20 rout

When you’re putting touchdowns on the scoreboard with the frequency that Scott City does, it can almost become a “been there, done that” type of offensive night. The Beavers made sure that wasn’t the case when they lambasted Lakin, 59-20, to lock down a sixth consecutive district...

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Young squad no obstacle for SC girls

With five runners finishing within the top 18, the Scott Community High School girls cross-country team claimed only the second regional title in their history in the Class 3A meet at Cimarron on Saturday. The only other SCHS title came in the Class 4A regional in 1996. “We were pretty optimistic...

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