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07
Jan
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Basketball all in the family for Bispings

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BY RANDY SHARER

BLOOMINGTON — As the parents of four athletes, Todd and Linda Bisping are team oriented. “They don’t believe that success is just us,” said their daughter, Brandi, who had a gamehigh 15 points for Morton High School’s girls basketball team in a 49-38 win over Normal West in the State Farm Holiday Classic large-school division on Friday.
 
Wed
24
Dec
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Hanover picks up league win against Blue Valley

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BY DAN THALMANN
 
Hanover put up 81 points in a win over Blue Valley on Dec. 16 at Randolph, and that was with the team’s substitutes getting plenty of time on the floor. Hanover won 81-33 in the league game to keep their undefeated streak alive this season.

 

Wed
24
Dec
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Washington County destroys Wetmore in last game before break

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Kyle McGatlin and Andrew Tiemeyer talk with a referee.

BY JEFF WURTZ
 
“This was a game in which I was concerned about how our focus would be, considering we were starting Christmas break as soon as school was out for the day.”

 

Thu
18
Dec
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Chad Gross paces Linn with 20 points in a win against Blue Valley

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Evan Bott puts up a layup in Linn’s game against Blue Valley on Dec. 9.

BY JEFF WURTZ

The Linn Bulldog boys basketball team hosted the Blue Valley Rams on December 9th. Linn’s offense was very strong throughout the game and the defense kept the Rams just out of reach as Linn would win the game 48-41. Senior Chad Gross had a 20 point evening to lead Bulldog scorers. Gross added eight rebounds and five assists. Fellow senior Grant Cook netted 12 points and seven assists.
 
Thu
18
Dec
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Tiger boys roll by Wake eld getting 18 points from Andrew Tiemeyer

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Kyle McGatlin gets in solid defense position against a Wakefield player.

BY JEFF WURTZ

The Washington County boys basketball team took the court facing off against Wakefield last Friday as part of the Thunderbird Classic preliminary round. The Tigers used a good night of shooting from long range to propel themselves to the victory over the Bombers 59-42.
 
Thu
18
Dec
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HIGH FLYING

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Local basketball fans should check out their local high school basketball teams, if they haven’t already, because several athletes at the local schools are especially talented leapers this season.
 

 

Thu
11
Dec
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Five Hanover boys score in double  gures in a win against Axtell

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BY JEFF WURTZ/ Sports Editor
 
The Hanover Wildcat boys basketball team started off the 2014-15 season with a game against the Axtell Eagles. Five Wildcats finished in double figures as they picked up their first win of the season, 80-61. Andrew Bruna was the point leader for Hanover with 19, two assists and four rebounds. Will Bruna fi nished the night with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. 14 points were netted by Austin Diederich and Hunter Nicholson had 12.

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Thu
11
Dec
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Washington County boys cruise by Clifton-Clyde

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BY JEFF WURTZ/ Sports Editor
 
The Washington County boys’ basketball team opened their season with a matchup against the Clifton-Clyde Eagles. The Tigers started the game with a large amount of intensity and great defense and were able to gain a big lead early and held on to it, in a 59-17 win.

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Thu
04
Dec
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Lots of experience returning for Tigers

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The Washington County Tiger Boys go in to 2014 with most of last year’s 14-9 team remaining. 4 starters and 8 total letter winners will take the court for Lyle Thompson’s team. A well-balanced team with plenty of up-tempo offense will be what
the Tigers hope will take them to success in the TVL this year
 
Thu
04
Dec
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Linn will have young boys team

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Losing 4 of 5 starters from the 2013-14 team will be the biggest test the Bulldogs face in the early part of the season.
With all three of the perimeter players being lost to graduation players like Sophomore Chase McGatlin, Juniors Alex Choto
and Kolton Smith will all be asked to handle the ball for their team.
 

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