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Volume 1, Issue 2

Feb. 3 – Feb. 5

The weekend highlight would have to be the rivalry game between Moundridge and Inman on Friday where the teams split the pair of showdowns. The boys game was a matchup of two top ten ranked teams in Class 2A.

Other big games from Friday included the Little River girls who continue to dominate as well the, Little River boys who also won big.

Ryland Hawkinson continues to do yeoman work in facets of the game, giving the Elyria Christian girls much to be happy about.

Congrats to Josiah Buller of Inman who signed to play collegiate football at Bethel College.


The Matchups between the Moundridge Wildcats & Inman Teutons boys & girls.

Canton/Galva Eagles boys game only.

Elyria Christian Eagles boys & girls games.

Inman’s Josiah Buller makes collegiate decision.

Little River Redskins boys & girls games.

Smoky Valley boys & girls games.

Smoky Valley Wrestling.



By Staff

            MOUNDRIDGE – In the kind of hard fought, close game the comes with rivalries, the Moundridge boys got the best in the end of the battle at home on Friday with cross county rival Inman, scoring a final seven-point, 53-46 win.

            “This was typical Moundridge vs. Inman,” noted Wildcat head coach Vance Unrau. “Both teams played hard and hit big shots at vital points of the game. When we took the lead late it’s time to shoot free throws. We have several guys who I have confidence to make those down the stretch and having your point guard being one of the best free throw shooters allows for a lot of options. Landon (Kaufman) has worked hard to be that guy.”

            “Just did not quite have enough tonight,” explained Inman head coach Brett Froese. “I thought we really played well on the defensive end tonight. Good enough to win, but we just did not convert opportunities at the rim tonight several times.”

            After Moundridge took an early three-point, 9-6 lead at the end of the first quarter, Inman bounced back and knocked the deficit down to give the teams a dead tie at 21-21 when they broke for the halftime break. The Wildcats took a slim three-point lead again at 31-28 by the end of the third quarter and then pulled away just enough to get the final seven-point victory over the Teutons.

            Everything about the game was even up as Moundridge held a two rebound advantage but had one more turnover than Inman and the Wildcats hit on 45% of their shots from the field while the Teutons connected on 43%.

            As for individual stats, both Logan Churchill and Landon Kaufman led Moundridge in scoring as they each hit for 14 while Barrett Moddelmog and Henry Hecox just missed double digits with nine and eight points, respectively. Kaufman once again directed the offense and dished out eight assists while Alec Huddle led the team in the paint by pulling down six rebounds thought Churchill did grab five.

            For the Teutons, Tanner Heckel was the lone player to reach double digits with 15 points while Eli Brunk hit for nine and five others split the rest. Heckel and Josiah Buller led the team in the paint with six and five rebounds each.

            With the win, the Wildcats are now 13-3 on the season as they have a week off before traveling to Hutchinson Trinity next Friday.

            For the Teutons, the loss drops them to 10-3 as they head into the next to final week of the season with a home battle against Ell-Saline on Tuesday before going on the road to Sedgwick on Friday.

            Coach Unrau concluded his post-game thoughts by saying, “I was really proud of Logan (Churchill) tonight as he stayed the course when things were not going his way and scored some huge buckets for us in the second half. The Heart of America league schedule is making us better. Inman has a lot of talented athletes and will be a team we may have to beat again to get to the state tournament.”

            Brett Froese also concluded his reflections on the game for Inman by pointing out, “Moundridge has a really good team, and they are super long. We gave up a few offensive rebounds and you just can not do that against them. Our effort was really good, and we will continue to keep getting better here down the stretch. What an atmosphere to play in tonight. It was really, really good for both communities.”


SCORING: TEUTONS > 6-15-7-18 = 46;  WILDCATS > 9-12-10-22 = 53.

TEAM STATS: TEUTONS > FGs – 16/37; 3-PTs – 6/17; FTs – 8/12; AST – 12; REBs – 20; TO – 9; STLs – 1; BLKs – 1; FLs – 12.  WILDCATS > FGs – 19/42; 3-PTs – 6/20; FTs – 9/12; AST – 16; REBs – 22; TO – 10; STLs – 7; BLKs – 4; FLs – 12.

TEUTON INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS: Scoring > Tanner Heckel – 15; Eli Brunk – 9; Josiah Buller – 5; Brody Froese – 5; Harrison Brunk – 5; Zach Martisko – 4; TJ Froese – 3.  3-Pointers Made > Heckel, E. Brunk, Buller, B. Froese, H. Brunk, TJ Froese – 1.  Assists > Heckel, Buller – 3; E. Brunk, H. Brunk, Martisko – 2.  Rebounds > Heckel – 6; Buller – 5; Martisko – 4; E. Brunk, B. Froese – 2; H. Brunk – 1.  Steals > Heckel – 1.  Blocked Shots > H. Brunk – 1.

WILDCAT INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS: Scoring > Logan Churchill – 14; Landon Kaufman – 14; Barrett Moddelmog – 9; Henry Hecox – 8; Alec Huddle – 6; Layton Schmidt – 2.  3-Pointers Made > Churchill, Kaufman – 2; Moddelmog, Hecox – 1.  Assists > Kaufman – 8; Churchill, Moddelmog – 3; Hecox – 2.  Rebounds > Huddle – 6; Churchill – 5; Moddelmog, Hecox – 4; Schmidt – 2; Kaufman – 1.  Steals > Kaufman – 3; Churchill – 2; Moddelmog, Hecox – 1.  Blocked Shots > Churchill – 2; Hecox, Huddle – 1.


By Staff

            MOUNDRIDGE – In a battle of cross county rivals, it was four freshman who helped carry the load in a hard fought, double overtime battle that saw the Inman girls pull away in the end for an eight-point, 57-49 win over Moundridge.

            The game bounced back and forth as Moundridge held a slim one-point, 11-10 lead at the end of the first quarter before Inman pulled ahead to take an eight-point, 25-17 advantage heading to the halftime break.

            After the Lady Wildcats whittled one point off the deficit to pull within seven at 32-25 at the end of the third quarter, they pulled even with the Lady Teutons in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 38=38 at the end of regulation play.

            Losing two key players to fouls in the double overtime was costly for the Lady Wildcats as they were unable to keep up with the Lady Teutons hitting their free throws, giving Inman the final eight-point victory.

            “It is always an exciting night when Moundridge and Inman face off,” noted Lady Wildcat head coach Kaleigh Huxman. “This was a great game and I am proud of the way my girls fought back after being down by seven in the fourth quarter to give ourselves two more chances. Inman hit the shots they needed to down the stretch. I am really proud of my girls and glad we had the opportunity to learn from a game like this.”

            Five players between the two teams hit for double digits and four of them were freshman.

            For Moundridge, freshman Cammi Unruh and Addy Patrick led the Lady Wildcats with 20 and 17 points respectively.

            The Lady Teutons were led by freshman Suttyn Harris who had a monster game as she led the team in scoring with 23 points, rebounding with 11 and blocked shots with four while hitting on 13-of-18 free throws. Maci Neufeld, a senior, also hit for double digits with 17 as did freshman Kenna Woods who scored 14. Both Neufeld and Kenna Woods grabbed six rebounds while Neufeld helped herself by connecting on five three-pointers. Woods went four-for-four on clutch free throws in the double overtime.

            Lady Teuton head coach Megan Heckel had a brief but to the point reflection on the game, saying, “the girls played awesome and I could not be more proud of them.”

            With the loss the Lady Wildcats fall to 8-8 for the season as they now have a week off before going on the road to visit Hutchinson Trinity next Friday.

            The lady Teutons are now 8-7 will hit the final two weeks of the regular season by hosting Ell-Saline on Tuesday before taking to the road on Friday to battle Sedgwick.


SCORING: INMAN LADY TEUTONS > 10-15-7-6-19 = 57; MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS > 11-6-8-13-11 = 49.

MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS SCORING > Cammi Unruh – 20; Addy Patrick – 17; Kaelyn Wedel – 6; Macy Kaminkow – 2; Emily Durst – 2; Kindall Elmore – 2.  3-Pointers Made > Patrick – 2; Wedel – 1.

INMAN LADY TEUTONS STAT LEADERS: Scoring > Suttyn Harris – 23; Maci Neufeld – 17; Kenna Woods – 14; Morgan Froese – 2; Madelyn Brunk – 1.  3-Pointers Made > Neufeld – 5.  Assists > Brunk – 5; Harris – 4.  Rebounds > Harris – 11; Neufeld, Ke. Woods – 6.  Blocked Shots > Harris – 3.


By Staff

            CANTON – Hosting a team that is short on numbers, the Canton/Galva put the hammer on visiting Peabody/Burns to the tune of a 65-point pummeling, winning 85-20.

            The win puts the Eagles at 11-5 for the season as they enter the final couple of weeks of the regular season next week with a home battle against Little River on Tuesday followed by a road trip to Rural Vista on Friday.

            “We played tonight against a team that was battling some team issues and were very short on numbers,” explained Eagle head coach Larry O’Connor. “Our guys came out focused and very aggressive.”

            Focused and aggressive worked as the Eagles flew out to a 27-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and repeated the offensive output in the second quarter to give them a commanding 50-point, 54-4 advantage at the halftime break. Another 29 points in the third quarter put the game away as the Eagles cruised in for the final 65-point victory.

            All 12 players that suited up for Canton/Galva put points by their name in the scorebook led by Jett Vincent who put 24 points on the board while Wyatt Collins hit for 12 and Lane McMannis proved he was getting back in form after fighting injuries as he also reached double digits with 10. Both Leyton Witte and Garrett Maltbie came close to double digits with each scoring eight. As a team the Eagles connected on seven three-pointers led by Maltbie and Jase Beltz both getting two each.

            Coach O’Connor concluded his post-game reflections by adding, “Tonight, we focused on the little things and overall fundamentals as we have Little River coming to town on Tuesday. Tonight was also homecoming so I was very happy with the focus of the guys just coming and getting the job done.”

SCORING: EAGLES > 27-27-29-2 = 85;  Peabody/Burns > 0-4-11-5 = 20.

CANTON/GALVA EAGLES SCORING > Jett Vincent – 24; Wyatt Collins – 12; Lane McMannis – 10; Leyton Witte – 8; Garrett Maltbie – 8; Jase Beltz – 6; Cason Mastre – 5; Jory Ratzlaff – 3; Preston Minson – 3; Walker Nightengale – 2; Aydon Kauffold – 2; Landon Kauffold – 2.  3-Pointers Made > Maltbie, Beltz – 2; Vincent, Mastre, Ratzlaff – 1.




By Staff

            ELYRIA – It was the Ryland Hawkinson show on Friday in Elyria as the Elyria Christian girls leaned on her dominating performance to gain a 23-point, 60-37 win over visiting Herington.

            With the win the Lady Eagles are now 12-2 for the season as they prep to host Goessel on Tuesday.

      “We were definitely challenged by Herington tonight,” noted Lady Eagle head coach Greg Fields. “They play good defense, and they have a couple of good outside shooters who can really hurt teams if they are given just a little space. We missed some assignments a couple of times, and they made some big shots.”

            After Elyria gained a seven-point, 13-6 lead by the end of the first quarter, Herington powered back into the game and outscored the Lady Eagles 12-5 in the second quarter to put the game in a virtual 18-18 tie at the halftime break.

            Coming out in the second half it was all Lady Eagles as they put 26 points on the board in the third quarter to take a commanding 14-point 44-30 lead going into the fourth quarter where they put up another 16 while holding Herington to just seven to earn the final 23-point victory.

            Coach Fields noted the difference in halves as he continued his post-game reflections by saying, “We were not fully awake during the first half. I am not sure if the homecoming festivities were on their minds, but I did not do a good enough job of getting the team mentally prepared. We challenged them at halftime to pick up the defensive intensity and attack the basket a little more on offense. We allowed an open three at the beginning of the second half which gave them their first lead, and from that point on, I thought the girls did a much better job of consistently pressuring them into tougher shots or turnovers.”

            Ryland Hawkins, a senior, had a monster night for her final career homecoming game as she poured 29 points into the scorebook to go along with leading the team in rebounds with eight, blocking six shots and tying with her sister Raegan Hawkinson for the most steals with four. Ryland even stepped outside and connected on three-of-four three-pointers.

            Joining her in double digits scoring was Allie Stone who had 10.

            Concluding his reflections on the game, coach Fields talked about his team by adding, “Ryland (Hawkinson) had another great game as she looked very comfortable shooting from long range in the second half and was outstanding protecting the rim. Allie (Stone) played very tough all night, and I was proud of the way she didn’t allow missed shots in the first half to affect her second half confidence as she scored all 10 of her points in the second half and was very much in control of the game. Raegan (Hawkinson) came off the bench and had a very efficient game with no turnovers and some great steals that turned into transition points for us. Grace (Prescott) also showed how special of a player she is becoming as she had a major impact as a freshman tonight.”

SCORING: ELYRIA CHRISTIAN LADY EAGLES > 13-5-26-16 = 60; Herington > 6-12-12-7 = 37.

TEAM STATS: LADY EAGLES > 2-FGs – 18/29; 3-PTs – 6/20; FTs – 6/11; AST – 8; REBs – 26; TO – 14; STLs – 15; BLKs – 6; FLs – 17.  Herington > 2-FGs – 12/27; 3-PTs – 2/14; FTs – 7/14; AST – 0; REBs – 17; TO – 19; STLs – 3; BLKs – 0; FLs – 12.

LADY EAGLES STAT LEADERS: Scoring > Ryland Hawkinson – 29; Allie Stone – 10; Grace Prescott – 6; Raegan Hawkinson – 4; Macy Reiff – 4; Julia Allen – 3; Mina Aroum – 2; Addison Swenson – 2.  3-Pointers Made > Ry. Hawkinson – 3; Stone – 2; M. Reiff – 1.  Assists > Stone – 3; Ra. Hawkinson – 2; Prescott, M. Reiff, Ad. Swenson – 1.  Rebounds > Ry. Hawkinson – 8; Ra. Hawkinson – 4; Stone, M. Reiff – 3; Allen, Ad. Swenson – 2; Prescott, Aroum, Alexus Swenson, Laney Reiff – 1.  Steals > Ry. Hawkinson, Ra. Hawkinson – 4; Prescott, Ad. Swenson – 3; M. Reiff – 1.  Blocked Shots > Ry. Hawkinson – 6.



By Staff

            INMAN – This past week, Josiah Buller, an outstanding athlete for Inman High School, signed his National Letter of Intent to play football and attend Bethel College in the fall of 2023.

            Buller, a senior Teuton, has been an outstanding athlete for Inman performing at a top level in football, basketball and track.

            For his senior year of football Buller took on the role of quarterback for five games and completed 39-of-65 passes for 672 yards, with 12 touchdowns and just one interception.

            Playing six games at running back, Buller ended up with 153 yards on 49 carries, good for one touchdown.

            Playing and starring for 11 games for the Teutons, Buller recorded 76 total tackles of which 29 were assisted and 47 were solo while making four interceptions, recovering three fumbles and getting one tackle for a loss of yardage.

            Reflecting on his time coaching Buller, Teuton head football coach Lance Sawyer noted, “The Inman Teuton football team wished to congratulate Josiah Buller on pursuing his dream to play college football at Bethel College. Josiah was a two-year starter as well as a team captain. His determination, unselfishness, and intelligence has led us to two consecutive State Championship appearances. Josiah will be missed but he has left behind a legacy here at Inman.”

            Buller will major in Business at Bethel College while devoting his time on the football field to playing defensive back.

            According to Buller, “I chose Bethel College because it is a family tradition to attend Bethel and I enjoy the Bethel community. The campus has a great atmosphere.”

(Pictured  L-R Front Row > Pastor Eric Buller, Josiah Buller, Ruth Dick; L-R Back Row > Inman assistant coach Wyatt Meier, Inman head coach Lance Sawyer, Inman assistant coach Greg Froese)


By Staff

            LOST SPRINGS – On the road Friday, the Little River boys upped their season record to 12-3 as they pummeled Centre 59-23.

            Next up for the Redskins will be a road trip to Canton/Galva on Tuesday followed by a home court battle with Elyria Christian on Friday.

            Shooting 67% on two-pointers and 49% overall, Little River powered out to a 20-4 first quarter lead before taking an 18-point, 32-14 advantage into the halftime break. In the third quarter the Redskins put the game out of reach by pouring another 20 points on the board while holding Centre to just five, giving them a commanding 52-19 lead before they finished out with the final 36-point victory.

            Rylan Konen led the Redskins in scoring with 17 points while Braxton Lafferty joined him in double figures with 15 as nine Redskins put points in the scorebook on the night.

            Dalton Mantz directed the offense and dished out the team high seven assists while both Andrew Smith and Rylan Konen each topped the team in the paint with seven rebounds each.

SCORING: LITTLE RIVER > 20-12-20-7 = 59;  Centre > 4-10-5-4 = 23.

LITTLE RIVER TEAM STATS: 2-FGs – 20/30; 3-PTs – 4/19; FTs – 7/10; AST – 14; REBs – 32; TO – 10; STLs – 11; BLKs – 6; FLs – 9.

LITTLE RIVER INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS: Scoring > Rylan Konen – 17; Braxton Lafferty – 15; Kayston Cox – 7; Logan Renken – 6; Dalton Mantz – 4; Andrew Smith – 4; Jaxson Konen – 3; Kal-El Robinson – 2; Treyton Olander – 1.  3-Pointers Made > L. Konen – 2; Lafferty, Cox – 1.  Assists > Mantz – 7; Lafferty – 3; four players – 1.  Rebounds > Smith, R. Konen – 7; L. Renken – 6; Mantz – 3; Lafferty, Ty Janette, Cox, J. Konen – 2.  Steals > Mantz – 4; Lafferty, Smith, R. Konen – 2.  Blocked Shots > Smith, L. Renken – 2; Lafferty, R. Konen – 1.


By Staff

            LOST SPRINGS – The Little River girls continue to roll on Friday as they improved their season record to 14-1 while on the road at Centre and scoring a dominating 57-9 win.

            It was the Little River defense that set the tone of the game as they held Centre to zero points the entire first half while scoring 28 in the first quarter and six in the second to take a commanding 34-0 advantage into the halftime break. Coming out of the break the Lady Redskins slowed down a bit but still peaked out with the final 48-point victory.

            Alaina Eck led the Lady Redskins in scoring with 18 while Aubrey Olander had 14 and Arika Feldman just missed double digits with nine.

            Aubrey Olander had an overall strong game as she led the team in rebounds with seven and tied with Feldman for the team high in blocked shots with four while also swiping four steals.

            Ten different Lady Redskins grabbed rebounds in the game as the team hauled in 32 total with Havana Olander and Lucy Wright helping Aubrey in the paint by pulling down six and five rebounds, respectively.

            Next week the Little River girls will be on the road at Canton/Galva on Tuesday before hosting Elyria Christian on Friday.

SCORING: LITTLE RIVER > 28-6-15-8 = 57; Centre > 0-0-7-2 = 9.

LITTLE RIVER TEAM STATS: 2-FGs – 22/50; 3-PTs – 2/11; FTs – 7/15; AST – 15; REBs – 32; TO – 9; STLs – 18; BLKs – 9; FLs – 7.

LITTLE RIVER LADY REDSKIN INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS: Scoring > Alaina Eck – 18; Aubrey Olander – 14; Arika Feldman – 9; Havana Olander – 7; Lucy Wright – 4; Evie Look – 3; Adelynn Strecker – 2.  3-Pointers Made > Feldman, Look – 1.  Assists > H. Olander – 4; Strecker – 3; Look – 2; six players – 1.  Rebounds > A. Olander – 7; H. Olander – 6; Wright – 5; Eck, Feldman, Ashley Stephenson – 3; Strecker – 2; three players – 1.  Steals > Strecker – 5; A. Olander – 4; Kate Ellwood – 3; Stephenson – 2; four players – 1.  Blocked Shots > A. Olander, Feldman – 4; Eck – 1.


By Staff

            NICKERSON – The Smoky Valley boys went on the road to Nickerson on Friday and scored a decisive 28-point, 64-36 win.

            With the win the Vikings are now 9-5 on the season and head into the final two weeks of regular schedule play with a Tuesday home battle against Hoisington followed by a Friday road trip to Haven.

            Smoky Valley jumped out early and gained an 11-point, 21-10 lead by the end of the first quarter and pushed up to a 14-point advantage at 36-22 heading into the halftime break. Outscoring Nickerson 20-6 in the third quarter, the Vikings were able to double up the Nickerson scoring by taking a commanding 28-point, 56-28 lead heading into the final quarter where they held it even for the victory.

            One of the strengths of the game for Smoky Valley came from shooting a hot 50% from beyond the three point line where they made 9-of-18 including three by Jerome Autry.

            Three Vikings shared the lead in scoring as Jerome Autry, Vincent Pickering and Ki Blanchat each scored 13 points while Karson Pihl made it four Vikings in double digits with 10. Pihl also topped the team in dishing out assists with eight while Kade Blanchat led Smoky Valley for work in the paint by gathering in seven rebounds.


SCORING: VIKINGS > 21-15-20-8 = 64; Nickerson > 10-12-6-8 = 36.

SMOKY VALLEY VIKING TEAM STATS > 2-FGs – 13/28; 3-PTs – 9/18; FTs – 11/15; AST – 15; REBs – 24; TO – 12; STLs – 13; BLKs – 6; FLs – 10.

SMOKY VALLEY VIKING INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS: Scoring > Jerome Autry – 13; Vincent Pickering – 13; Ki Blanchat – 13; Karson Pihl – 10; Kade Blanchat – 9; Ethan Able – 2; Braxton House – 2; Heitschmidt – 2.  3-Pointers Made > Je. Autry – 3; Pickering, Ki Blanchat, Pihl – 2.  Assists > Pihl – 8; Ki Blanchat – 2; five players – 1.  Rebounds > Ka. Blanchat – 7; Able, Ki Blanchat – 4; Je. Autry, House – 2.  Steals > Je. Autry, Pihl – 3; Pickering, Ki Blanchat – 2; three players – 1.  Blocked Shots > Ka. Blanchat – 3; Ki Blanchat, Heitschmidt, Mason Holcom – 1.




By Staff

            NICKERSON – Friday night on the road at Nickerson it was the Katja Blanchat and Adrian Hazelwood show as the Smoky Valley girls jumped out early and scored a dominating 29-point, 67-38 win.

            Now 9-5 for the season, the Lady Vikings begin the final two weeks of the regular season play hosting Hoisington on Tuesday before going on the road to Haven on Friday.

            Jumping out to a commanding 17-point, 24-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, Smoky Valley still had a 17-point advantage at 35-18 at the halftime break. After pushing their lead to 20, 50-30, at the end of the third quarter, the Lady Vikings extended the lead to the final 29 points for the ending victory.

            It was all Smoky Valley as they out rebounded Nickerson 40-33, the defense forced Nickerson into 26 turnovers that included 22 steals by the Lady Vikings. On offense, the Lady Vikings took those 26 turnovers and turned them into a 31-11 edge on points off turnovers while holding a dominating 42-22 advantage on points made in the pain and a 15-5 edge on second chance turnovers.

            Individually, the Lady Vikings were led by Katja Blanchat and Adrian Hazelwood as they both score 16 points and both recorded double-doubles with Blanchat pulling down 12 rebounds and Hazelwood gathering in 14. Blanchat ended the night with a triple double as she also scored 10 steals in the game as well.

            Tinley Scott joined the duo in double digits with 14 points and Eva Malm just missed with nine.


SCORING: LADY VIKINGS > 24-11-15-17 = 67;  Nickerson > 7-11-12-8 = 38.

TEAM STATS: LADY VIKINGS > 2-FGs – 21/48; 3-PTs – 6/19; FTs – 7/13; AST – 14; REBs – 40; TO – 12; STLs – 22; BLKs – 0; FLs – 10.  Nickerson > 2-FGs – 13/29; 3-PTs – 2/14; FTs – 6/11; AST – 9; REBs – 33; TO – 26; STLs – 5; BLKs – 0; FLs – 14.

LADY VIKINGS INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS: Scoring > Adrian Hazelwood – 16; Katja Blanchat – 16; Tinley Scott – 14; Eva Malm – 9; Breanne Peters – 7; Clara McElroy – 5.  3-Pointers Made > Hazelwood – 3; Scott – 2; Malm – 1.  Assists > Peters – 5; Blanchat, Scott, Malm, McElroy – 2; Hazelwood – 1.  Rebounds > Hazelwood – 14; Blanchat – 12; Scott, Malm, McElroy, Nevaeh Spitler – 3; Peters, Sophia Fruits – 1.  Steals > Blanchat – 10; Hazelwood, McElroy – 4; Malm – 2; Scott, Peters – 1.


By Staff

            TOWANDA – On the road Friday and Saturday, the Smoky Valley girls wrestling team placed second as a team at the Circle Invitational while three Lady Vikings earned first place medals and one finished second.

            As a team the Lady Vikings rolled up 131.0 points to place second behind Invitational champion Labette County who scored 162.0. The remainder of the top-five teams out of 22 competing were third-place, Erueka with 118.0; fourth-place, Coffeyville with 107.5; and fifth-place, Chaparral with 103.

            Individually, Smoky Valley had three Lady Vikings take first in their division led by Noelle Peters at 110 as she had to win five matches to gain first in her division. Also placing first in their divisions with 4-0 records were Kenzie Crain at 115 and Taytum Reed at 120.

            Keira Mullen finished second at 135 after going 3-1 on the day while Haylee Sheetz, wrestling at 155, finished third by going 4-1.


TEAM SCORE: LADY VIKINGS > 131.0 points, placed 2nd out of 22 teams.


105 > Sara McCullick – went 1-4, placed 5th.

110 > Noelle Peters – went 5-0, placed 1st.

115 > Echo Clark – went 1-2.

115 > Kenzie Crain – went 4-0, placed 1st.

120 > Taytum Reed – went 4-0, placed 1st.

130 > Campbell Gaskill – went 1-2.

135 > Keira Mullen – went 3-1, placed 2nd.

155 > Haylee Scheetz – went 4-1, placed 3rd.



By Staff

            TOWANDA – On the road Friday and Saturday participating in the 32nd Annual Circle Invitational, the Smoky Valley boys wrestling team managed to finish third among 22 teams.

            Scoring 120.0 points, the Vikings placed third, finishing behind Invitational team champion Buhler (187.0), second-place Council Grove (132.5), and ahead of fourth-place Halstead (97.5), and fifth-place Bluestem/Flint Hills (95.0).

            While no Smoky Valley grappler finished first, Connor Barnes at 126 and Parker Gardner at 175 both completed the day with a record of 3-1 and a second-place medal.

            Deonte Crain, wrestling at 106 and Justin Holt, wrestling at 215, went 4-1 for the day and placed third while Richard Zeller ended up fourth at 190 after going 3-2.

            Next up for the Viking boys and girls wrestlers will be the league meet at Halstead on February 9.

SMOKY VALLEY VIKINGS at Circle Invitational

TEAM SCORING: VIKINGS > 120.0 points, placed 3rd out of 22 teams.


106 > Deonte Crain – finished 4-1, placed 3rd.

126 > Connor Barnes – finished 3-1, placed 2nd.

132 > Takoda Hauck – finished 1-2.

138 > Hayden Gehrke – finished 2-2.

144 > Andrew Young – finished 0-2.

150 > Michael Hawk – finished 0-2.

157 > Gavin Stambaugh – finished 2-2.

165 > Geo Luis – finished 2-2.

175 > Parker Gardner – finished 3-1, placed 2nd.

190 > Richard Zeller – finished 3-2, placed 4th.

215 > Justin Holt – finished 4-1, placed 3rd. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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