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Lady Irish Snap Losing Streak against Abilene while Cowboys Take Care of Business

Trent SanchezJanuary 7, 2020

One long streak was snapped while another stayed in place in Tuesday’s Dickinson County showdown between Abilene and Chapman.  The Lady Irish defeated the Cowgirls 55-36.  It was their first win over Abilene since February 24, 2009.  The Cowgirls had remarkably defeated Chapman 21 straight times over the last 11 years.  In the boy’s game, Abilene defeated Chapman 62-44 which was the Cowboy...

Abilene Sweeps in NCKL Opener at Concordia

Trent SanchezDecember 20, 2019

The Abilene High School basketball teams traveled to Concordia Friday night, to open NCKL play.  In the first game, the Cowgirls survived a slow start in a 36-32 victory over the Lady Panthers. In the nightcap, the Panthers were just what the Cowboys needed.  The Cowboys entered the night 1-2 and had lost two straight games.  Concordia was never in it, as Abilene defeated them 74-37, in what wa...

Cowgirls Bounce Back with Big Win while Cowboys Fall to Augusta

Trent SanchezDecember 13, 2019

The Abilene High School basketball teams returned home for the final time before the holiday break in a match-up with Augusta Friday night.  In the first game of the night, the Cowgirls bounced back from a disappointing loss Tuesday to Rock Creek with an impressive 43-32 win over the Lady Orioles. In the second game of the night, in a battle of ranked teams, #5 Augusta blew out #7 Abilene 64-40. ...

Rock Creek Sweeps Cowgirls and Cowboys

Trent SanchezDecember 10, 2019

The Abilene High School Basketball teams were swept at Rock Creek Tuesday night.  In game one the Cowgirls lost to the Lady Mustangs for the first time since January 9, 2009.  The Rock Creek girls won 42-29 and led by as many as 22 in the third quarter.  In the boys game, Abilene couldn’t hold a 10 point third quarter lead in a 61-56 loss. In the first game of the night, the Cowgirls kept ...

Abilene Sweeps Smoky Valley to Open Basketball Season

Trent SanchezDecember 6, 2019

The Abilene High School basketball teams continued their dominance over Smoky Valley Friday night in Abilene.  The Cowgirls won 41-40 for their 14th straight victory in the series while the Cowboys pulled away 62-44 for their 16th straight win over the Vikings. In the first game of the night, it marked the debut of  Abilene Head Coach Mike Liby,  he recorded his first victory of his high sch...

Steve Simpson Steps Down as Leader of Cowboy Football Program

Trent SanchezNovember 21, 2019

The tenure of Abilene High School Football Coach Steve Simpson came to an end this week as the Abilene School Board accepted his resignation Wednesday night during a special meeting.  His resignation ended a career that spanned 45 years of coaching football at both the high school and collegiate level.  Coach Simpson stepped away from the game to spend more time with his family and have the abil...

McPherson ends Abilene’s Season with a Dominant 63-7 Victory

Trent SanchezNovember 1, 2019

The Abilene Cowboys season came to an end Friday night, in the opening round of the playoffs, at McPherson in a 63-7 loss to the Bullpups.  It was the fifth straight loss in the series for Abilene and the second their second loss to the Bullpups this year.  The Cowboys fell to McPherson on September 27, 48-3 in just two quarters in a game called early because of lightning.  With the loss Friday...

Ulysses Runs Past Abilene for the Victory 48-6

Trent SanchezOctober 26, 2019

The Abilene Cowboys fell to 0-8 on the season with a 48-6 loss at Ulysses on Friday night.  Abilene, the #16 seed in the west in Class 4A will open the playoffs next Friday at McPherson. Ulysses got off to a quick start against Abilene as they scored touchdowns on four of their first five possessions in the first half.  The Tigers got a 5 yard touchdown run from Nick Holmes with 6:12 to play ...

Augusta Used Big First Half in 37-14 Victory Over Abilene

Trent SanchezOctober 18, 2019

The Abilene Cowboys fell to 0-7 on the season with a 37-14 setback at Augusta Friday night.  The Oriole offense was dominant as they scored on their first seven possessions. The Abilene offense entered the game averaging only 144 yards per game but the Cowboys looked good early on, on their first series.  They picked up a couple of first downs but fumbled on their own 40 yard line.  Augusta...

Coffeyville Puts Away Abilene in the 4th Quarter in 28-12 Victory

Trent SanchezOctober 11, 2019

The Abilene Cowboys fell to 0-6 for the first time since 1999 with a 28-12 loss to Coffeyville on Senior Recognition Night in Abilene.  The Golden Tornado collected just their second victory of the season in the win over the Cowboys. Coffeyville scored on the opening possession of the game on a 1 yard run by Quarterback Aaron Rutherford to take a 7-0 lead with 9:05 to play in the first quarter...

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