Lack of officials leaves current referees in a bind to cover all games
POLK COUNTY — For some fans, they’re a savior, someone to bail out a team in a tight spot. For others, they’re a villain, someone who deserves blame in a loss.
Senior adding new dimension to her game
DALLAS — For years, Taylor Fennell has known her role for Dallas’ girls basketball team, but that can be both a blessing and a curse.
Experienced official doesn’t show any signs of stopping
DALLAS — As a basketball player through college, Charlie Goodman wasn’t a fan of officials. Little did he know that he would see what it was like to see the game from the striped shirt’s perspective.
Simmons, team, having a blast
FALLS CITY — On Dec. 12, Falls City’s boys basketball team sat in its locker room. The Mountaineers had just defeated Eddyville Charter School 45-26, the squad’s first victory in more than a full season. But there were no cheers or hollers.
Dallas senior improving fast
DALLAS — There was a moment when Dallas senior Brad Huey was ready to walk away from basketball.
Central guard becoming an all-around threat
INDEPENDENCE — For nearly as long as she’s been playing basketball, Central High junior Kylie Nash has leaned on one move.
Senior introduced to the real world of competitive wrestling
INDEPENDENCE — As a young child, Beto Meza loved to watch wrestling. But he wasn’t watching Olympic wrestling — or even high school wrestling.
Brunner helped build Invitational from the ground up
DALLAS — If there’s one thing Janet Brunner misses the most, it’s the dimming of the lights.
CHS senior feels at home in water
INDEPENDENCE — While growing up, the water had always been an escape for senior Sabrina Cedillo. Now, as a captain for the Central High girls swimming team, she’s out to share that feeling with as many people as possible.
Coach wants junior to get aggressive
PERRYDALE — Junior Brant Barnes doesn’t fill up the stat book. Yet, he’s one of Perrydale’s most important players — and most respected leaders.