There’s An Author in the Building

Tracy D. Comstock came to visit with some junior high students in the district today. Mrs. Connie Coffman invited her to share information about creative writing and her book titled, “Murder Is Our Mascot.” While in the building Mrs. Comstock signed several copies of the book one of which she donated to the library.

Some students may remember Mrs. Comstock from the time she spent in the district several years ago as the junior high English teacher.

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Tigers Headed to the Championship

The Varsity Boys punched their ticket to the Championship game with a 73-48 win over the Midway Vikings. The Tigers jumped out to a quick 8-2 lead by forcing the Vikings into several quick turnovers with full court pressure. At the end of the 1st quarter Rich Hill led the Midway by a score of 17-10. The second quarter saw the pace of the game slow down tremendously which allowed Midway back into the game. Midway closed the gap with a strong 2nd quarter. The Halftime score was 28-25 Rich Hill.

The Tigers jumped all over the Vikings with a tenacious full court press at the beginning of the 3rd quarter to pull away and extend their lead to 23 points at the end of the 3rd quarter. The benches cleared in the 4th quarter as the Tigers coasted to a 73-48 win. Rich Hill plays Metro Academy out of Kansas City in the championship game @ 7:00 P.M. Saturday night. The players would appreciate your support at the game.

Scoring: Bryant Courter 26, Blaine Robb 19, Cole Heckadon 8, Jacob Thompson 8, Jacob Mumma 4, Dylan Smarr 3, Aadin Humble 3, Austin Pritchett 2.

Lady Tigers Defeat the Butler Bears

The Lady Tigers traveled to Archie for the Consolation round on Wednesday night against the Lady Bears from Butler. The Tigers showed some early signs of fatigue after playing such a hard fought game on the previous night but were able to put that aside and go basket for basket in the first quarter trailing 15-16 at the end of one. In the second quarter the Tigers worked on cutting down their turnovers and blocking out on rebounds and were able to pull even at the half 31-31. The third quarter was another tightly contested battle from both sides with Butler taking a one point advantage to lead 44-43. The Bears were able to open up a four point lead in the quarter but the Lady Tigers never buckled but kept fighting back and towards the end of the quarter were able to pull even. Slowing the offense down and getting set plays the Lady Tigers were able to score and then play strong enough defense to get a six point lead and win the contest 56-50.
The Lady Tigers will next play on Friday at 7:30 against the Holden Eagles for the consolation trophy. Looking down the road for next week the Lady Tigers will have games on Monday night at home against the Prairie View Vikings. Tuesday night they travel to Bronaugh and return home Friday against the Midway Vikings.
The Leading scorers for last nights game were Allie Taylor 17, Jordann Wheatley 15, Jennifer Doty 10 and Taylor Brooks with 9