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Wed
04
Feb
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Linn girls shoot a high percentage for Twin Valley League road win at Onaga

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BY DAN THALMANN
 
ONAGA – After four trips to Onaga for the Twin Valley League Tournament a couple weeks ago, the Linn girls made a return trip on Friday for their regular season league game. The Bulldogs got off to a slow start against the 1-12 Buffaloes. Linn was shooting well, but couldn’t stop Onaga’s game down low. While the Bulldogs were behind after one quarter, 14-16, Linn made a run in the second quarter to go up by 10 at one point. They couldn’t protect the lead and let it slip to a three point benefit by half, up 34-31.

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Wed
04
Feb
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Down at halftime, Hanover catches re to take down Axtell at home and stay unbeaten

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BY MARCIA HUBBARD
 
The Hanover High School boys’ basketball team kept their record perfect after last Friday’s home game against Axtell. AHS owned a slim 25-23 lead at half, then Hanover caught fire and outscored the Eagles 36-16 in the second half, leading to a 59-41 victory for HHS. The Wildcats are now 13-0 overall and 7-0 in the Twin Valley League. Nine players contributed to the scoring for Hanover, with Will Bruna leading the way with 11 points. Trey Lohse and Hunter Nicholson added nine points each.

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Thu
29
Jan
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TVL boy’s championship game ends in overtime as Hanover beats Washington County by 2

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ONAGA – Two free throws by Hanover High School sophomore Will Bruna sealed a victory for the Wildcats in the  championship game of the Twin Valley League basketball tournament Saturday evening at Onaga High School.
The charity shots came with less than one second remaining in overtime and resulted in a 65-63 win for HHS over Washington County
 
Thu
29
Jan
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Lady Tigers suer rst loss of the season, nish as runners up in TVL tournament

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ONAGA – The Washington  County High School girls’ basketball team faced Centralia in the championship game of the Twin Valley League tournament Saturday at Onaga. The Lady Tigers fell behind early, and despite a fourth-quarter surge,
WCHS fell short and lost 50-46 to Centralia. This was Washington County’s first loss of the season
 
Wed
21
Jan
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Tigers come out strong in second half to get 26 point win over Linn

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BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher
 
LINN – It was a low-scoring game in the first half between the Washington County boys and Linn on Jan. 13 at Linn. Linn
only scored four points in the fourth quarter, but came back in the second quarter to close the gap to a 20-14 Washington
County lead. But the Tigers owned the  second half, scoring 19 in the third and 20 in the fourth, to Linn’s total 18 point second half effort. Washington County won 59-33
 
Wed
21
Jan
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Lady Tigers cruise to a win over Wetmore, reach semis

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BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher
 
ONAGA – After a first round Twin Valley League Tournament bye, the Washington County girls cruised through their second round game against W more on Monday at Onaga. The Tigers jumped to a 15-2 first quarter lead and took a 27-9 lead into half. The second half was much of the same and the Tigers won 61-33. This was a welcome reversal of performance against Wetmore, who played Washington County tough earlier in the season when they started the game ahead of the Tigers 17-4 after the first quarter. In  hat game, Washington County worked to come back through the entirety of the game and ended up winning by nine. The win keeps the Tigers undefeated and sent them into the semifinal round, where they will meet Axtell at 6 p.m. Friday in Onag
 
 
Wed
21
Jan
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Bulldogs fall in rst round of TVL

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BY DAN THALMANN/ Publisher
 
ONAGA – The Linn boys were evenly matched against  Twin Valley League tournament host Onaga in two out of the four quarters in the first round of competition on Saturday. But it  was those two bad quarters thatgave Onaga a 23 point win over
the Bulldogs, sending Linn into the consolation bracket. Onaga jumped to a 15-6 first quarter lead over Linn and the margin stayed the same for the next two quarters. But Onaga got hot in the fourth, scoring 18points and holding Linn to four
to win 54-31.
 
 
Wed
14
Jan
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Linn girls’ defense shuts down Wetmore, pick up road a win

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BY DAN THALMANN

 

The Linn girls’ defensive intensity stopped the scoring ability of the Wetmore Cardinals on Friday at Wetmore, which gave the Bulldogs a league win on the road. The Cardinals can usually come up with hot shooting streaks, but Linn held them to two points in the first quarter and three points in the second, to go up 24-5 at half.
 
Wed
14
Jan
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Hanover boys light up scoreboard against Linn

Evan Zabokrtsky goes up for a rebound against Linn

MARIA BRUNA

BY DAN THALMANN

 

The Hanover boys looked like they couldn’t miss from long range in the fi rst quarter of their home game against Linn on Tuesday, Jan. 6. The Wildcats dropped in six three-pointers in the fi rst quarter, including three by Hunter Nicholson. They had 27 points in the quarter, compared to nine from Linn. The Wildcats continued the scoring onslaught throughout the game, going up 46-18 at half and winning 82-28.
 
Wed
14
Jan
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Washington County runs past Blue Valley, wins by 48

Cole Thompson soars to the basket and puts in an easy layup. Thompson fi nished with 14 points.

CHASE BRAZZLE

BY DAN THALMANN

 

The Tiger boys dominated the Blue Valley Rams in a home game on Jan. 6. Washington County put up 17 points, 25 points and 17 points in the fi rst three quarters before pulling back the reins in the game. They led 42-10 at half and won 67-19. Despite the overpowering win, Washington County Head Coach Lyle Thompson was wanting to see more intensity from his team.
 

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