Basketball coach Mark Toppi named class 'C' coach of the year

And perhaps the most striking difference came in a loss and not necessarily in the Blue Waves' two wins. Rennick and Owens have only dropped one game in 15 league sets this year.

The Emporia Gazette Sports Department is pleased to announce its 2018 All-Area Girls Basketball team.

The Falcons (4-1) outshot the Eagles (3-2) 8-3. We just let that second one get away late.

"In both situations (King's breakaway and the penalty kick), you have to give the keeper some credit for making the save, but those are shots we should've buried", Dempsey said. Before that they had won 10 in a row.

"We learned a lot about ourselves in this game and I think the kids are excited about their next game", added Julien.

In their second game, Hanna defeated Assumption 69-43. Oscoda also won five of its last six games before falling to Alcona in a close district championship game.

The remainder of last year's group returns, and the Warriors look to have another strong and very deep team. They have not played since being in the Panther Invitational in Alamo Mar. 16-17. We've been improving every day.

"As long as everyone understands their role, we're going to be successful as a team".

Courtney Bates hit two solo home runs and Kylee Friend dazzled in the circle as the College Heights Christian softball team run-ruled Golden City in five innings Tuesday at the Joplin Athletic Complex. Two days later, she went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in a 5-4 victory over Center Moriches. That was great for her to see because she has been putting in the work all throughout the year. District 3 wants to provide a cushion for teams to get their conference postseason games in (usually held the week before districts anyway) and to get their rosters lined up.


Third baseman Allyson O'Kula and catcher Ashley Columbus are hitting above.450.

"Both starters pitched well", Montgomery coach Zac Ward said. When the match was over, the the boys' and girls' teams placed second overall with just a few points keeping them out of first place.

"This was already a great program, but we're going to mix things up and take it to another level".

Zilnicki also has been encouraged by the play of Lysogorski, who is also the Blue Waves' lead-off hitter.

"During the preseason our fundamentals have been our focus", she said.

"I've hated math since the day I was born, but I took a math class and made a B last semester", he said.

"We hit the ball well and we were a little more aggressive early in the game", said Colby Coach Dale Plummer. Although the Tigers were free to play the game since the LeFlore County Tournament was not taking place, Bokoshe coach Dannie Culwell said the match-up did not take place. "It has been tough with the weather, having to have indoor practices". "The season on a whole was one we are proud of but obviously you wish it could've ended better than that". The senior was instrumental in forging the Lions up field for a last-minute, game-winning drive.

"Robert Warren has been a consistent asset for us over his entire career", Birth said. We are looking forward to starting our season this week. "The next season we qualified for the regional for the first time in 22 years".

  • Tracy Klein