Four Chargers Recognized for NEK All-League Basketball
The boy’s and girl’s team both make a strong showing netting two each with all-league honors.
The boy’s team was led by junior, Nathan Isaacs, on second team all-league. Isaacs averaged 11 points per game this past season and led the team in rebounds with 7 per game at the center position. Craig Wahwahsuck, junior, was recognized as honorable mention at the guard position. This past season Wahwahsuck averaged 8.5 points per game, with 3 steals and 2.5 assists per game.
The girl’s team was led by junior, Daspin Bruning. Bruning, from the forward position, almost averaged a double-double this past season with 9.5 points per game and averaging 8.5 rebounds. The junior also averaged 2 assist, 2 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game. Rounding out all-league honors was Abby Ross, senior, with honorable mention recognition from the point guard position. Ross averaged 5 points per game with 3 assists and 2 rebounds a game, but most notability recognized for handling the ball and running the offense.
Way to go Chargers!
2016-17 NEK All-League Boys’ BB Teams
Wyatt Olberding – Jackson Heights
Braden Schneider – Jefferson County North
Zach Schwinn – Immaculata
Nick Caudle – Maur Hill Mount Academy
Noah Trader – Pleasant Ridge
Boston Lane – Jefferson County North
Colten Kocour – Maur Hill Mount Academy
Nathan Isaacs – Horton
Jaxson Webb – Oskaloosa
Braden Summers – Jefferson County North
Joel Abel – Jefferson County North
Derek Zule – Pleasant Ridge
Garrison Pope – McLouth
Braden Pfau – Oskaloosa
Craig Wahwahsuck – Horton
Alan Robinson - Immaculata
Mason Thomas – Jackson Heights
Dawson Gatzemeyer – Valley Falls
Luke Ervin – Maur Hill Mount Academy
2016-17 NEK All-League Girls’ BB Teams
Reagan Kirkwood – Valley Falls
Josie Weishaar – Jefferson County North
Annabelle Vaught – Jefferson County North
Ally Campbell – Immaculata
Mallory Wagner – Pleasant Ridge
Hana Ronnebaum – Maur Hill Mount Academy
Ravyn Jobbins – Jefferson County North
Lindsey Heim – Pleasant Ridge
Daspin Bruning – Horton
Allison Kearney – Valley Falls
Jordan Sachse - Immaculata
Jentry Seichepine – Jefferson County North
Rachel Frakes – Valley Falls
Shelby Wright - Oskaloosa
Haylee Weissenbach – McLouth
Heather Ronnebaum – Maur Hill Mount Academy
Abby Ross – Horton
Kylie Dohl – Jackson Heights
Student-Athlete of the Month (January)
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:
Cole excels in the classroom and on the court. In the month of January, Cole shot 58% from the field averaging 8.5 points per game. Cole also averaged 8 rebounds per game and has 7 steals in the month, as well as being perfect from behind the three point line.
Female Student-Athlete of the Month: Daspin Bruning
Daspin excels in the classroom as well as on the court. In the month of January, Daspin has averaged 14.5 points per game as well as 9.5 rebounds per game. The month has been highlighted by her performances in the Hiawatha Invitational where she netted 19, 15, & 15 points in the three games of the tournament.
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).
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.
Horton High School Basketball 1st Semester Recap
By Drake Waser
The Horton Chargers Varsity Boys basketball team has started their season off with a bang. The boys have a 3-1 record currently. They beat the Maur Hill Ravens in a 51-46 victory for their first win, after that they traveled to Mclouth and beat the Bulldogs in a 44-26 victory. Next the boys traveled to JCN and got beat in a close 36-38 loss for their first loss, and then they played the Immaculata Raiders at home for a 49-41 victory.
The Horton Chargers Varsity Girls basketball team has started their season off with a bang as well. The girls also have a 3-1 record currently. They beat the Maur Hill Ravens in a 48-40 victory to start their season off; next they traveled to Mclouth and beat the Bulldogs in a 55-25 blowout for another victory. For their first loss, the girls traveled to JCN and got beat by the Chargers in a 24-55 loss, and then they played the Immaculata Raiders at home for a 38-24 victory.
The Horton Chargers Junior Varsity Boys basketball team started their season off losing to the Maur Hill Ravens and the Mclouth Bulldogs. After that the boys came back and beat the JCN Chargers and the Immaculata Raiders, putting them at a 2-2 record.
The Horton Chargers Junior Varsity Girls basketball team started their season winning against the Maur Hill Ravens and the Mclouth Bulldogs. The girls then lost to the JCN Chargers, after that they turned around and beat the Immaculata Raiders, putting them at a 3-1 record.
The Horton Chargers Boys C-team has a 1-3 record, having lost to the Maur Hill & JCN, while splitting 1-1 with Jackson Heights.
Articles for The Daily Charger are written by various HHS students and USD 430 Staff Members.