By eight points, 63-55, Wood River’s Lady Eagles sidestepped Central City as part of the Runza Holiday Tournament in Central City Monday, December 28, then claimed the tournament championship trophy by doing the same to Cross County by five, 51-46, two nights later. The victories stretch the current string of wins to six, making the overall record stand at 8-1.
A lop-sided 16-57 loss at the hands of the Minden Lady Whippets befell the Gibbon Lady Buffaloes on Tuesday, December 22.
Wood River trekked to Blue Hill Friday, December 18, and came home with a one-point, 50-49 win. That victory, however, was offset as Cozad’s Haymakers got by with a 49-46 win in the opening round of the Runza Holiday Tournament that will end in Central City.
Wood River wrestlers ventured north to take part in a very tough duals tournament at Albion on Saturday, December 19. Six of the teams present included three teams being highly ranked. Coach Waddington stated, “We wrestled at an extremely tough Boone Central duals against Class B #3 Aurora, Class C #1 Central City, and Class C #6 Raymond Central. Of course, being short on numbers makes it nearly impossible to win duals so we have put our focus to winning matches.”
A good number of Shelton FFA members earned a ticket to state competition after the dust settled at the FFA Leadership Development Events held on Monday, December 14, at Aurora. Justine Pope, Jaylea Pope, Taylor Lewis, Kellen Gegg, Brianna Simmons, Skyler Summers, and Jett Reilly qualified for state competition.