Sunday's "A Reason for Hope" Benefit Concert in Lucas has been Postponed

United Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger and Olive Branch Chapel and First Southern Baptist Church in Russell are cancelling Sunday services due to weather.

Natoma Christmas Celebration on Sunday is postponed.

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Russell Girls Advance to Sub-State Title Game

RHS BasketballThe Russell High School girls basketball team is now just one win away from their second-ever trip to state after beating Hoisington 42-30 in the semifinals of the Norton 3A Sub-State on Thursday, Feb. 28.

The Lady Broncos trailed 14-13 at halftime and 18-13 early in the third quarter before rallying.  Savanna Huff hit back-to-back 3-pointers to tie the game at 18 and sparked a 19-3 run.  Russell led 32-21 after three quarters and built their lead to as many as 16 in the fourth quarter.

Madison Beagley led all scorers with 14 points.  Huff hit three of Russell's four 3-pointers and finished with 13 points.

The Lady Broncos improve to 17-5.

Russell will meet Ellsworth (14-8) in the sub-state championship game in Norton on Saturday at 6pm.  The Lady Bearcats cruised to a 51-27 win over Norton in Thursday's other semifinal game.  This will be the fifth time the two schools have played this season.  Russell is 3-1 versus the Lady Bearcats.

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