“My favorite game was the 7th grade game against North Union. We were down by one point at the end of the game. We ended up scoring and winning by one point,” Coach Gunderson said. The 8th grade boys had a 3-9 record and the 7th grade had an 8-4 record. The teams started the season on October 15th, 2014, and ended it on December 18th, 2014.
Coach Gunderson’s goal for the season was for all the players to learn how to play basketball the right way and to improve from the beginning to the end of the season. Coach Gunderson said, “The season went well, and both teams improved as the season went on.”
The seventh graders had ten boys out this year: Issac Ihnen, Abdulla Elbuytari, Edgar Tapia, Taylor Maranell, Mauricio Mena, Adrian Martin, Julian Burdorf, Jaden Reuter, Peyton Christensen, and Rylan Siemers.
The eighth graders had nine boys out for their last season in middle school: Bryce Schott, Tyler Nelson, Charlie Ingham, Tyler Petersen, Justus Lindsay, Aaron Erne, Dalton Nicks, Jon Luinstra, and Tristan Urwin.
Both teams played a total of 12 games. Their first one was on November 11th against GTRA; the 7th graders won 38-20 and the 8th grade lost 22-39. The next day they played HMS and the 7th graders lost 26-27. Then the 8th graders lost 15- 58. On November 14th the 7th graders won against CC-E 44-18 and 8th graders lost 25-39. On November 17th the 7th graders won 45-44 against North Union. Unfortunately, the 8th graders lost 30-33. The next day both teams played Okoboji and lost: 7th graders 26-45 and 8th graders 19-45. On November 24th they played CC-E where both teams won: 7th graders 42-22 and 8th graders 30-23. Then the following night both teams won against Ellsworth with the 7th grade score of 56-15 and 8th grade 30-21.
On December 1st they faced GTRA and the 7th graders won 40-19 but 8th grade lost 9-30. The next night both teams were defeated by Sibley- Ocheyedan. On December 5th against Southwest Star Concept both teams won. 7th grade scored 51-12 and 8th grade had 24-21. On December 12th they faced Sibley-Ocheyedan and lost: 7th grade 25-28 and 8th grade 23-54. On the night of their last game, December 18th, the 7th grade boys won 53-26 against Southwest Star Concept. The 8th grade boys lost their last game 22-29.
These boys had a great season. They played hard and enjoyed it. Winning or losing, these boys always had fun!
By: Emma Watje
|This year the newspaper staff is a whole new group of girls. Ashley Allard, who is the only junior writing for the newspaper, enjoys learning about what is going on in the community. Ashley also helps out with the yearbook. The sophmores that are writing for the newspaper are Emma Watje, Sadie Breitbach, Ashley Erne, and Tessa Ihnen. They wrote for you first semester, and all five are back for this semester.|
|This is a very active group of girls. Emma participates in basketball, FFA, youth group, and 4-H, and Sadie enjoys cheering for football and basketball games. Sadie also participates in dance team, FOR Club, softball, and band. Tessa and Ashley Erne both enjoy playing volleyball and are in choir. Tessa is also on the yearbook, and Ashley is in band, dance team, student council, and the FOR Club.|
Sadie likes to write for the newspaper because she likes learning more things about what is going on in the community.
Emma likes to express writing talents and be a part of the staff. Her favorite thing to write is the senior spotlights because you get to learn more about the individual.
Ashley's favorite thing to write is also the senior spotlight because she likes to learn about her fellow students. Ashley said, "I enjoy being a part of a great group of girls!"
By: Tessa Ihnen