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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...

Buhler ends Cowboys Season 56-54

Trent SanchezMarch 7, 2020

The Abilene Cowboys season came to an end Saturday at Buhler.  The Crusaders held on for a 56-54 victory and punched their ticket to the 4A State Tournament in Salina.   Abilene had trailed by as many as 10 in the fourth quarter but had a chance to tie the contest late in the game. Buhler was led by Junior, Max Alexander, who transferred from McPherson.  He finished the night with a game-hig...

Clay Center Lady Tigers end Abilene’s Run

Trent SanchezMarch 6, 2020

The Abilene Cowgirls cinderella run came to an end Friday night at Clay Center in a 39-29 loss to the Lady Tigers.  Clay Center returns to state for a second straight year.  Last year they lost in the first round in Class 3A.  The will be the #7 seed at the 4A state tournament next week in Salina. Abilene lost 55-25 in their previous trip to Clay Center but Friday’s matchup was much more c...

The Abilene Cowboys Pull off Historic Comeback in Win over Circle!

Trent SanchezMarch 4, 2020

The Abilene Cowboy’s put together one of the biggest comebacks in school history Wednesday night in their 49-44 victory over Towanda-Circle at Abilene High School. The Cowboys now will play at Buhler at 6 PM Saturday night with a birth to state on the line.  Buhler defeated Wellington 61-33 Tuesday night. Abilene trailed 25-14 to Circle at halftime on Wednesday night.  The Thunderbirds scor...

Cowgirls Pull off Huge Upset at Wamego!

Trent SanchezMarch 3, 2020

There wasn’t much reason for optimism Tuesday night as the Abilene Cowgirls opened sub-state at Wamego.  Abilene finished the regular season 5-15 and had lost their last nine games.  The Cowgirls are the #14 seed and Wamego the #3 seed.  The Lady Red Raiders were 2-0 against Abilene during the regular season which included a 34 point victory over Abilene in Wamego on January 14th.  The Lady ...

Cowboys Fall at the Buzzer to Hays, Cowgirls fade in 4th Quarter

Trent SanchezFebruary 27, 2020

The Abilene Cowboys entered Thursday’s regular season finale with much on the line.  With a win, Abilene would secure home court throughout sub-state.  Unfortunately it didn’t happen.  Hays got a dramatic play at the end of the 4th quarter in the second straight game.  On February 21, Jason Krannawitter hit a three to send that game to overtime, in their 59-50 victory over Garden City.  T...

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