40th Annual Hiawatha Invitational Tournament.
In the first round, the Lady Chargers (2) outlasted the Lady Bulldogs of Marysville (7) and their full court pressure. The game opened with a quick burst of offense as the Lady Chargers outscored the Bulldogs 20-11 after the first quarter. The ensuing quarters were filled with high intensity full court defense that temporarily got the Lady Chargers out of their comfort zone until the Bulldogs were able to take the lead. With a large surge late in the fourth quarter led by Daspin Bruning’s eleven points in the fourth quarter the Lady Chargers took the lead for good. The Lady Chargers were led by Bruning (19) and Lockwood (15).
In the second round, the Lady Chargers faced Brown County foe, Hiawatha. Horton’s ability to work the ball inside and to the high post kept them in the game until late, as Hiawatha hit free throws to keep the game out of reach to win 33-43. The Lady Chargers were led by Bruning (15) and Blackburn (8).
In the third place game, the Lady Chargers were met by the fast paced Bears of St. Mary’s. The Lady Chargers were met with a full court press and high intensity man to man defense. The Bears were able to force too many turnovers early that led to a lead the Chargers would never come back from, falling 30-51. The Lady Chargers were led by Bruning (15).
The Forensics Team kicked off their 2017 season at the McLouth Tournament on January 28. Tucker Taff, junior, placed fifth in Serious Solo Acting. Taff and Madison Schmitt, junior, placed seventh in Duet Acting. Other team members who competed were James Richardson, senior, and Wendy Koelliker, sophomore. The team's next competition will be on February 4 at Riverside High School in Wathena.
Congrats to JV Scholars Bowl for placing 3rd at Holton! Team members were Haden Cooper, Kyle Hammersmith, Grete Olson, and Alex Stirton
Varsity Basketball Continues to Roll
By: Drake Waser
The Horton Chargers Boys Varsity team has a 6-1 record. They have had two games since the second semester started, and they have won both of them. The first game this semester was against the Pleasant Ridge Rams and they beat them 50-40. The second game this semester was against the Valley Falls Dragons and won 52-40.
The Horton Chargers Girls Varsity team has a 5-2 record. The Lady Chargers have split the first two games, 1-1. For their first game they beat the Pleasant Ridge Rams 47-43. Their second game was against the Valley Falls Dragons and they lost 23-39.
The Horton Chargers Boys Junior Varsity team is 3-4. They have had 2 games since the second semester has started. They played the Pleasant Ridge Bulldogs and beat them, and then they played the Valley Falls Dragons and lost to them.
The Horton Chargers Girls Junior Varsity team is 4-2. They have had 1 game since the second semester has started, having lost to the Pleasant Ridge Rams.
The Horton Chargers Boys C-Team is 1-5. They have played the Dragons and the Rams this semester and lost both games.
The Boys Sophomore and Freshmen tournament team played at the tournament in Nemaha Central and ended the tournament with 1 win and 2 loses
The Girls Sophomore and Freshmen tournament team played at the tournament in Sabetha and ended the tournament with 2 wins and 1 loss.
The KAY club hosted the first annual “Community Tree”. This was a community service project that the club put together. Each high school club was in charge of bringing an “ornament” for the tree. The ornaments were donation items that the club would later take to the women’s shelter in Atchison, Kansas. This project lasted for a little over a week and over four hundred items were donated. On December 15, 2016 club members loaded the items into a car and took them to Atchison. When we arrived at the house, the Assistant Director, Sherri Done was very helpful. She helped unload and bring the donations into the house. Done told us all about how she got started and about their current status today. The Dove Inc. house in Atchison has been running for two years now and only has three workers. These women do not get paid and sometimes have to pay the bills in order to keep the women’s shelter going. Dove, Inc. started twenty-seven years ago with just a hotline. The founder soon realized the need was much greater than she anticipated and bought a safe house for the women. Dove, Inc. is now up to three locations in the North East Kansas area.
KAY club is very thankful for being able to donate to such a good cause. We became much more aware of the need that these women are in. Talking with Sherri Done was an eye opener and we cannot wait to continue our donations with Dove, Inc. in Atchison, Kansas.
KAY Club President,
Thank you to the Horton Alumni who came back and talked to students at the Career Day about education after high school. Pictured left to right: Front row - Katie Campbell & Emily Becker. Back row - Erica Schmitz, Mariah Hisle, Alysha Wenger (Nigh), Karlyn Speer, Alison Becker, & Reba Kreider.
Each month, Horton High School, will select a student-athlete of the month. These students selected show effort and excellence in the classroom and the field of play, dedication to the team, leadership, integrity, and the ability to serve as a role model for current and future Horton High School
Students selected must:
Craig excels in the classroom and has helped the Chargers achieve a 5-1 record to start the season. Wahwahsuck leads the team in scoring averaging 11.3 points a game and is tied for first in steals, averaging 2.8 per game. He is second on the team in assist to turnover ratio. His efforts on the court and in the classroom are a driving force in the success of the Chargers.
Female Student-Athlete of the Month: Kaitlyn McAfee
Kaitlyn excels in the classroom and has helped the Chargers achieve a 5-1 record to start the season. McAfee leads the team is scoring averaging 9.5 points per game and is second on the team in rebound at 4.75 per game. McAfee was named the KNZA Athlete of the Week during the first week of December as she netted 18 points in the first game of the season versus Maur Hill.
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