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Abilene USD #435 Schools go Virtual Activities Suspended

Trent SanchezSeptember 21, 2020

Monday afternoon, Greg Brown, Superintendent of Abilene #USD 435 reached out to parents and students to inform them that all Abilene schools would go virtual for two weeks.  Brown wrote, “We understand how important it is to have our students in school, receiving a first-rate educational experience, but COVID-19 has struck our teachers and support staff significantly.  We have four (4) adults ...

Chapman, Erickson Dominate County Rival Abilene 46-0

Trent SanchezSeptember 18, 2020

The Chapman Irish improved to 2-1 on the season with a 46-0 victory at Abilene Friday night. It was the third straight victory in the series for Chapman.  It was Homecoming and the 2020 Queen for Abilene High School is Aly Johnson.  The night belonged to Chapman Senior Quarterback Trevor Erickson.  Erickson had a hand in 5 touchdowns on the night for the Irish. Abilene turned over the footba...

Concordia Runs Through Abilene in 42-0 victory

Trent SanchezSeptember 11, 2020

The Abilene Cowboys unveiled their newly renovated stadium tonight in their home opener vs the Concordia Panthers. The pregame excitement carried Abilene early as they game was scoreless headed into the second quarter.  The excitement would not last as Concordia scored 21 unanswered points in the second quarter enroute to a 42-0 victory.  It was the fourth straight victory in the series for the ...

Clay Center Runs Over Abilene 57-0 in Opener

Trent SanchezSeptember 4, 2020

The Clay Center Tigers brought back a wealth of experience from last year’s 3-6 team.  They returned eight offensive starters and six defensive and it showed Friday night in their 57-0 victory over the Abilene Cowboys at Otto D. Unruh stadium. The Tigers were unstoppable offensively as they scored on eight consecutive drives to start the game, not counting their series at the end of the firs...

Excitement Builds With Abilene Cowboys Football Program!

Trent SanchezAugust 17, 2020

The Abilene Cowboy Football program will have a whole new look in 2020. Hopes are high with a brand new coach and a new football complex. The Cowboys are coming off an 0-9 season in 2019.  It was their first winless season since 1967.  Brad Nicks takes over for Steve Simpson.  Simpson had coached Abilene since 2014.  He helped guide the Cowboys to the quarterfinals in 2015.  The last three ye...

COVID-19 Exposure Update for AHS/AMS Athletics, Parks and Rec and Rebels

Trent SanchezJune 29, 2020

Abilene USD 435 released an update Sunday night in regards to a COVID-19 exposure that halted all athletic activities.  The statement read as follows: First and foremost, it is with great pleasure to announce that our exposed AHS student and family have all tested negative for COVID-19.  We are grateful that this family is safe and healthy.  Second, the recommendation for those students and ...

COVID-19 Halts Athletic Activities at AHS/AMS

Trent SanchezJune 26, 2020

A message was sent to Abilene High School parents Friday morning, from Superintendent Greg Brown and Athletic Director Will Burton, that all athletic activities for AHS and AMS will be postponed.  Their message read as follows: An AHS student who attended 6:00 A.M. weights/conditioning sessions and football camp this week has been exposed to COVID-19 through a sibling that has tested positive....

Kilgore Takes Over Solomon Football Program

Pat StrathmanMay 22, 2020

For the second consecutive year, Solomon High School has a new football coach. After serving as offensive coordinator of the Gorillas for one season, Mike Kilgore takes over as head coach. Kilgore replaces David Strait, who resigned following one season at Solomon to accept an assistant coach position at Osborne. Former Solomon coach Steve Tiernan currently coaches the Bulldogs after leaving So...

Erik Graefe Promoted to Abilene Cowboy Basketball Head Coach

Trent SanchezMay 17, 2020

The USD 435 Abilene School Board approved Erik Graefe to be the next head boys' basketball coach on Friday.  Coach Graefe served under Terry Taylor the last six years as the Junior Varsity coach and prior to that  he was the 8th grade coach. Graefe was part of a staff that helped guide the Cowboys to a 3rd Place finish at 4A State Tournament in 2017.  It was the highest finish for an Abilene...

Terry Taylor’s Storied Career Comes to an End

Trent SanchezApril 24, 2020

A storied coaching career came to an end Wednesday morning as the Abilene Public Schools Board of Education voted to non-renew the contract of Abilene Boy’s Basketball Coach Terry Taylor.  He finished an incredible 46 year coaching career, 43 years as a head coach with a 617-334 record.  Taylor started coaching in Buhler as an assistant in 1974.  In 1977, he took his first head coaching job...

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