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17
Jan
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Sterling boys face #1 Freeman in Class A

BEATRICE - The Sterling boys’ basketball team had their work cut out for them in the Class A Mudecas Basketball tournament last week as they had to take on the #1 seeded Freeman Falcons right away on Tuesday, January 8th.

Sterling, the #8 seed in Class A, hung tough early in the game as they led 16-13 after the 1st period and carried a nice 32-26 lead into the halftime break.

 

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Thu
17
Jan
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Sterling Lady Jets play spoiler in Class A

BEATRICE - Coming in as the #6 seed in the Class A Mudecas Girls’ Basketball Tournament last week, the Sterling Lady Jets weren’t favored to bring home the first place trophy, but that’s exactly what they did.

Sterling rolled past the #3, #2 and #1 seeds in all three of their games to claim the Class A Mudecas Championship.

Sterling vs. B-D-S

The Sterling Lady Jets faced the #3 seeded Bruning-Davenport-Shickley Lady Eagles in the first round on Monday, January 7th.

The Lady Jets took an early 13-8 first quarter lead with the help of two treys by Malayna Wingert and then got some help in the 2nd period from Carly Wenzl who also hit two treys. Colby Thies added some key freethrows in that period and the Lady Jets led 22-18 at the halftime break.

 

 

Thu
10
Jan
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JCC boys come off of two-week break

WILBER, MURDOCK - The Johnson County Central boys’ basketball team came back from the holiday break with a tough assignment as they had to play at Wilber-Clatonia and Elmwood-Murdock on back to back nights last week.

JCC vs. Wilber-Clatonia

The Thunderbirds made the trip to Wilber-Clatonia on Thursday night, January 3rd and came up short against the host Wolverines.

JCC was tied with W-C after the first quarter of play at 14-14, but trailed 20-24 at the half. The Wolverines outscored JCC 9-6 in the third period and then went on a final 15-6 run in the 4th quarter to knock off the T-birds, 48-32.

 

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Thu
10
Jan
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Six minute scoring drought hampers Sterling Jets

DORCHESTER, STERLING - The Sterling boys’ basketball team played in back to back games last week against the Dorchester Longhorns and the Humboldt Table Rock Steinauer Titans.

Sterling vs. Dorchester

The Sterling Jets made the trip to Dorchester on Thursday night, January 3rd and came home with a huge 70-30 victory.

The Jets racked up 25 points on the Longhorns in the first period and led 41-20 by the halftime break. They outscored their hosts 17-3 in the 3rd period and 12-7 in the final quarter to cruise to the easy win.

Logan Jasa poured in 24 points in the victory with 9 field goals, one trey and 3/3 freethrows. Caleb Dolbow followed in scoring with 19 points off of 6 field goals, one trey and 4/4 freethrows.

Derek Buss added 9 points with 4 field goals and 1/3 freethrows; Tristan Dirks tacked on 7 points with 1 field goal, one trey and 2/5 freethrows and Sam Boldt added 5 points off of one field goal and one trey.

Thu
10
Jan
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Lady Jets pick up two quality wins last week

DORCHESTER, STERLING - The Sterling Lady Jets just kept on rolling last week as they picked up two big wins against Dorchester and Humboldt Table Rock Steinauer.

Sterling vs. Dorchester

The Lady Jets made the trip to Dorchester on Thursday night, January 3rd and launched a second quarter comeback to help them pull out a tough 41-36 road win.

Dorchester led the Lady Jets 9-6 after the first quarter, but Sterling went on a 16-8 run in the 2nd period to carry a 22-17 lead into the halftime break.

The Lady Longhorns edged Sterling 10-7 in the 3rd period before the Lady Jets mounted a 12-9 rally in the final period anchored behind Colby Thies’ 10 points in that quarter alone.

Thies finished the game with 20 points off of 7 field goals and 6/10 freethrows. Malayna Wingert followed in scoring with 9 points off of three treys while Ella Wingert scored 4 points from 1 field goald and 2/2 freethrows.

Thu
03
Jan
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Johnson-Brock Eagles claim HTRS Holiday Championship

The Johnson-Brock Eagles won the championship title of the HTRS holiday tournament played at HTRS high school December 28-29. Johnson-Brock kicked off the tournament by defeating the Pawnee City Indians 72-38 on Friday. Johnson-Brock controlled the shooting efforts in the first half and took the lead 28-20 at halftime. In the third quarter, Johnson-Brock doubled their score by putting another 28 points on the board and holding Pawnee City to only eight points. Johnson-Brock widened their margin 56-28 by the end of the quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Eagles outscored Pawnee City 16 to 10 to end the game with a 72-38 win.

Kaden Glynn topped Johnson-Brock in scoring with 20 points. Cole Fossenbarger added 15 points. Dylan Rowe and Ty Hahn contributed 13 and 11 points respectively.

 

Thu
03
Jan
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Johnson-Brock Lady Eagles Win the HTRS Holiday Tournament

The Johnson-Brock girls won the championship title of the HTRS Holiday Tournament played December 28-29 at HTRS high school gymnasium. The Johnson-Brock girls faced Pawnee City in the opening round of the tournament and took control of the game by scoring 17 points in each quarter of the first half for a 34-12 lead. Scoring was at a slow pace in the third quarter as Johnson-Brock only added six points to Pawnee City’s five points. The Lady Eagles outscored Pawnee City by eight points in the fourth quarter to win the game 60-29.

It was a balanced scoring attack among the Lady Eagles as Jayse and Jordan Koehler each totaled 13 points. Logan Edwards and Elizabeth Hodges each added 11 points. Hailey Sandfort contributed nine points in this game.

 

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Thu
27
Dec
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JCC boys almost pull off road victory at Tri-County

TECUMSEH, TRI-COUNTY - After losing to Freeman earlier in the week, the Johnson County Central Thunderbirds almost pulled out a road win against Tri-County before the holiday break.

JCC vs. Freeman

The Thunderbirds faced the Freeman Falcons on Tuesday night, December 18th.

JCC was held to single digit scoring in each of the four quarters as Freeman went on a 13-9 run to open the game and were ahead 23-17 at the half. They outscored JCC 16-9 in the 3rd period and 24-5 in the final quarter for the 63-31 win.

 

 

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Thu
27
Dec
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Eagles-Jets clash before holiday break

STERLING - The Johnson-Brock Eagles and the Sterling Jets clashed on Thursday, December 20th in Sterling before both teams headed into the holiday break.

Johnson-Brock took a slight 14-11 lead in the first quarter as Ty Hahn scored 12 of the Eagles’ 14 points with Kaden Glynn hitting the other bucket for J-B.

Sterling was led in the quarter by Caleb Dolbow’s 8 points and was followed by Logan Jasa with 4 points and Treygan Keeler with one freethrow.

In the 2nd period, Sterling edged the Eagles 12-10 with two treys by Sam Boldt, two buckets by Jasa and a shot by Dolbow. Glynn led the Eagles in that period with a trey and two freethrows while Hahn tacked on 2 baskets and Cole Fossenbarger hit one bucket. That made the score 25-23 in J-B’s favor at the half.

 

 

Thu
27
Dec
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Lady Jets win battle with Johnson-Brock

STERLING - The Sterling Lady Jets hosted the Johnson-Brock Lady Eagles on Tuesday, December 20th. The game was close from the start as Sterling only led 12-10 after the first period and then improved that lead to 24-19 at the half. The Lady Jets outscored Johnson-Brock 12-7 in the 3rd period before J-B edged their hosts 11-7 in the final quarter. But, it was Sterling that came out on top by a 43-37 final count.

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