Superior wrestlers host invite
The Superior High School wrestling team hosted the Superior Invitational meet at the high school gymnasium, Friday teams from 11 schools competed at the event. The Wildcats earned fifth place with 90 points. Other participating schools were Sutton, Smith Center, Phillipsburg, Republic County, Fairbury, the Hastings and Beatrice junior varsity teams, Hastings St. Cecilia, Southern and Red Cloud-Blue Hill.
Usama Erickson earned the Wildcats 15 team points with his thrid place finish in the 120 pound weight bracket. Seth Gehle wrestled at 126 pounds and earned no team points. Keaton Meyer pocketed 9.5 team points with his fourth place finish in the 126 pound weight class.
Chase Morris took third place and 18 team points in the 138 pound weigh bracket. Trent Tietjen pinned down 16.5 team points and a second place finish in the 145 pound weight division. Brenden Jensen went out at 145 pounds but did not score points.
John Sullivan rolled to 11 team points and fourth place in the 170 pound weight bracket. Lane Morris brought in eight team points with his third place finish at 182 pounds. Logan Christiancy scored no team points at 195 pounds.
Darik Holt secured second place in the 220 pound weight class and earned 12 team points.
The team travels to Hebron, Saturday, for the Thayer Central Invitational.
SHS Wildcats drop past two games
The Heartland Huskies paid a visit to the Superior High School gymnaium last Tuesday and left the Wildcats reeling from a 58-41 loss. A trip to Sandy Creek for a game with the Cougars, Saturday, resulted in a close 63-57 loss to leave the Wildcats with a 4-9 record.
The Wildcats were never really in the Heartland game as the Huskies opened up an early lead and steadily added points as the game progresses.
The Wildcats faced a four-point deficit against the Cougars when the firts half concluded. Despite their best efforts, Superior was unable to close the gap, being outscored 34-32 in the second have and taking a disappointing 63-57 loss back home. The Wildcats were without the services of senior starter Garrett Caldwell for both games.
Blake Kirchhoff tossed through 15 points to lead the Wildcats scorers against Heartland. He added seven pointsCale Frahm joined in with 12 points and two rebounds. Eric Schiermeyer poured through seven points and snagged four rebounds. Tyler Blackstone pumped in five points and clamped onto three rebounds. Trenten Theis scored two points and grabbed two rebounds. Hunter Healey pocketed a steal. McKinney Edwards, a sophomore transfer student playing his first game as a Wildcat, landed a rebound.
Blackstone topped the Wildcats scorers against Sandy Creek with 20 points. He follwed through with six rebounds. Kirchhoff kicked in 15 points and found his way to 14 rebounds. Frahm contributed 10 points and five rebounds. Edwards dopped through seven points and hauled off five rebounds. Schiermeyer accounted for three points and three rebounds. Theis netted two points and pulled down three rebounds. Adam Baker was good for five rebounds. The Wildcats are off to Doniphan, Friday, for a game with the Doniphan-Trumbull Cardinals. The team travels to Deshler, Tuesday, for a game with the Dragons.
SHS Lady Cats split a pair of games
The Heartland Huskies took a bite out of the Superior High School Lady Cats, last Tuesday, at the Superior High School gymnasium. The Huskies won by 10 points, 46-36. It was no contest, Saturday, when the Lady Cats traveled up Highway 14 to engage with long-time rival Sandy Creek. The Cougars were no match for Superior as the Lady Cats cruised to their 10th win of the season, 58-26.
Superior displayed a split personality against Heartland. Superior held a narrow 23-21 lead at the half. They displayed their weak side when they were outscored 25-13 over the course of the third and fourth quarters to record their fourth loss of the season, 46-36.
Sandy Creek had nothing to offer in the way of offense or defense in the game while the Lady Cats scored pretty much at will to take home the 58-26 win.
Kalynn Meyer score 12 points and took down 15 rebounds against Heartland. Nicki Kirchhoff chipped in seven points and a rebound. Megan Miller tossed through six points and snatched away eight rebounds. Trisha Hayes and Lexi Webber each acoounted for four points and a rebound. Hallie Miller added three points and a rebound. Natalie McMeen handed out an assist. Michelle Unruh displayed her light fingers with three steals.
Statistics were unavailable for the Sandy Creek game.
The Lady Cats visit Doniphan, Friday, to take on the Doniphan-Trumbull Cardinals. Another road game is set for Tuesday, when the team travels to Deshler to tangle with the Dragons.
RHHS win first round tourney game
The Rock Hills High School Grizzlies downed the Tescott Trojans, 46-37, Friday, at Lincoln, to earn a berth in the second round of the Northern Plains League tournament. The Grizzlies now sport a 5-2 record.
Monday's game against Pike Valley was rescheduled to Wednesday because of adverse weather conditions. The final round game is set for Friday at Sylvan-Lucas High School. The Grizzlies host the Tescott Trojans at Mankato, Tuesday.
RHHS girls drop tourney opener
The Rock Hills High School Lady Grizzlies stayed within range of Lakeside for two quarters, Friday, trailing 17-11 at the half. Unfortunately, the momentum didn't carry over into the third quarter as Lakeside blanked the Lady Grizzlies while scoring nine points to hold a 26-11 lead after three quarters. Lakeside finished the fourth quarter, piling on with 19 points while Rock Hills managed four poins to lose their seventh game of the season 45-15.
Monday's game against Pike Valley was moved to Wednesday at Sylvan-Lucas High School because of adverse weather conditions. The Lady Grizzlies play in the consolation round Friday at Sylvan-Lucas. Rock Hills entertains the Tescott Trojans, Tuesday, at Mankato.
L-N Lady Raiders win and lose
The Lawrence-Nelson Lady Raiders came away with a 41-33 win over the Kenesaw Blue Devils, Friday, at Nelson. Their trip to Axtell, Saturday, was not a success as they fell to the Wildcats 61-46 to leave them with a 4-9 record. The Deshler Dragons paid a visit to Nelson, Tuesday, with game results unavailable at press time.
Lawrence-Nelson and Kenesaw played to an 18-18 first half tie. The game was still tied, 23-23 after three periods. The Lady Raiders dug deep and pulled away in the final eight minutes and left the home court with a 41-33 win. The Lady Raiders kept the Wildcats in sight for the first quarter of Saturday's game, trailing 14-10 after one quarter. Axtell put 18 points on the board in the second quarter while the Lady Raiders scored nine to trail 32-19 at the half. Axtell edged ahead in the third, leading 48-30 after three. The Raiders nibbled away in the fourth quarter but were too far behind and fell to the Wildcats 61-46.
Taylor Harrington stepped up to lead the Raider scoring against Kenesaw with 11 points. She grabbed four rebounds. Molly McCartney rang up nine points. Karigan Drudik sank eight points and nabbed six rebounds. Delia Burger hit for six points and grabbed five rebounds. Mattee Kucera contributed four points and five rebounds to the team totals. Annie McCartney sank two points. Hayden Epley added a point. RaeLeigh Menke grabbed a rebound. Kaytlynn Tockey held onto nine rebounds. Allison Miller nailed four rebounds.
Harrington was again the point leader against Axtell with 15 and five rebounds. M. McCartney put up 12 points and three rebounds. Kucera finished with 10 points and seven rebounds. Tockey scored six points and garnered six rebounds. A. McCartney took credit for two points and two rebounds. Drudik canned a free throw for a point and took away three rebounds. Menke had two rebounds. Miller and Burger posted a rebound apiece.
Next on the schedule for the Lady Raiders is a home game at Nelson, today (Thursday), against Diller-Odell. The team is off to Polk, Friday, for a game with High Plains Community. The Blue Hill Bobcats visit Nelson, Tuesday.
L-N Raiders now over .500 mark
The Lawrence-Nelson Raiders were bedeviled by the Kenesaw Blue Devils, Friday at Nelson, and lost 42-29. They tamed the Axtell Wildcats, Saturday, at Axtell to pull themselves to a 7-6 season record with their 57-39 win.
The raiders learned you don't win with alternating good and bad quarters. They led 12-4 after one against Kenesaw. They were down 25-14 after two. They trailed 28-24 after three quarters. When time expired they had lost 42-29. The Raiders hosted the Deshler Dragons, at Nelson, Tuesday, with game results unavailable at press time.
The Raiders took the lead 16-11 against Axtell and never trailed. They were up 26-21 at the half. A monster 27 point third quarter buried the Wildcats with a 53- 30 deficit. The Raiders played it safe in the fourth and sailed to a 57-39 win.
Tim Herbek led the Raiders in points against Kenesaw with 12. Lane Heikkinen added five points. Micah Dolnicek and Peyton Drudik contributed four points each. Kevin Schroer and Matt Buescher tallied two points each.
Schroer tossed up 15 points against Axtell to lead the Raider offense. Drudik kicked in 12 points. Dolnicek contributed 10 points. Colton Biltoft and Buescher added seven points apiece. Wyatt Heikkinen scored four points while Lane Heikkinen registered two points.
The Raiders host Diller-Odell at Nelson, today (Thursday). The team takes to the road, Friday and travels to Polk to take on High Plains Community. The Blue Hill Bobcats play the Raiders, at Nelson, Tuesday.