Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 20 February 2008 09:26The Marion girls basketball team lost at Collegiate 63-57 Friday and 56-43 at Haven Saturday, ending its run for a league title. The Warriors defeated Smoky Valley 56-48 on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Haven—A 21-5 first-quarter run by the Wildcats put Marion on its collective heels, and the Warriors could not slow the Haven offense enough to mount a rally.
Trailing 32-22 at halftime, Marion was outscored by five in the third quarter but got two back with an 11-9 fourth quarter run. Lights-out 3-point shooting by Haven accounted for 21 points, 15 of which came in the opening period. Kayley Heerey led all scorers with 18 points, and Julia Zeiner scored 14.
Collegiate—Trailing 21-13 early in the second quarter, the Warrior girls rallied to...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 20 February 2008 09:17Canton-Galva vs. Goessel—The Bluebirds took a 24-22 lead into halftimeand used a 15-3 third quarter to seize control of the game.
Led byTed Regehr, the Eagles put together a 14-7 rally in the fourth duringwhich Regher scored seven of his 20 points on the night.
Nathan Ensz scored six of his 21 during the decisive third frame, and carried Goessel with 11 of the team’s 13 during the second period.
Centre—Chase County edged Centre 53-50 Saturday. The Cougars trailed 26-24 at halftime.
Chase County pushed its lead to 40-35 after three frames, and did just enough in the fourth to make its lead stand up.
Ben Krause scored five of his 7 points during the fourth. Bryant Brunner led the team with 13 points, and Zach Slayden scored...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 20 February 2008 09:04With a 56-47 loss at Haven and a 71-34 loss at Collegiate, the Marion boys’ basketball team had a difficult weekend. The Warriors hosted Smoky Valley Feb. 12, posting a 67-62 loss in the season’s home finale.
Haven—Calvin Jeffrey scored 15 points and Eric Vogel 11 in Saturday’s loss.
“We struggled offensively for most of the game,” coach Rex Ostmeyer said. “We executed poorly and we shot poorly, and those two things together are not ingredients for success.”
Down 26-22 at halftime and trailing 40-27 after three quarters, Haven used a 10-for-12 foul shooting effort in the fourth quarter to preserve its lead despite a 20-point quarter by Marion.
“I felt like we really lacked energy and enthusiasm the entire game,”...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 20 February 2008 09:02With one hand on my copy of Hockey Scouting Report 2004 and the other raised in a clenched fist, I solemnly promise that there won’t be any actual math in this column.
Being a sportswriter is great fun, but whenever I see tables and charts full of numbers, the science education in me starts clamoring for an accounting of how the numbers got there and what set of equations, theories and immutable laws offer access to the fullness of their meaning.
Where other sports guys have turned to karma and a pantheon of sports-obsessed pseudo-deities to explain the Patriots stumbling to 18-1 instead of finishing 19-0, my guts tell me that every turn of events in the sports world—even the most unexpected turns of events—can be explained with...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 20 February 2008 09:01College women’s basketball team fell to Bethel by a 68-62 margin Saturday.
The loss moved the Bluejays into a third-place tie with hard-charging McPherson in the conference standings with one week left of regular-season games. It also took some of the luster off of Thursday’s sparkling 68-60 win over second-place Southwestern. Brittany Roth goes up for a shot and gets mugged by Jenna Wilson Thursday night in Hillsboro. Roth collected five rebounds and scored six of eight points at the foul line as Tabor evened out the season series against Southwestern.
Tabor built a 19-11 lead with 7:36 left in the first half on a second-chance basket by Chelsea Malone, who had buried back-to-back 3-pointers...
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