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Jackson Heights' Zane Richter (shown above, at left) slashes to the basket for two of his 30 points in the championship game of the Thunder Classic tournament against Falls City (Neb.). That effort pushed Richter into the record books, as his 101 total points through the week set a new high mark for points in a single tournament.
  Heading into Saturday’s championship game at the Thunder Classic, the cards of fate seemed to be stacked in the Cobras’ favor despite the team entering the game as the lower seed. The Jackson Heights boys won the very first midseason tournament in Seneca when it was the Raider Classic back in...
Heights guard Seth Holliday (shown above, middle) drives to the basket before dishing off to teammate Zane Richter (right) for an easy two points in a recent game against Silver Lake. The Cobras got going in transition and never looked back in a 63-48 victory over the Eagles.
  Like any good story, a basketball game has a beginning, a middle and an end and, like a captivating author, the Jackson Heights boys basketball team has drawn fans in repeatedly this season thanks to some enticing introductory chapters. Tuesday night was no different and one of the most dominant...
Holton's Shay Tanking (shown above, second from left) pulls up for a shot in the middle of the lane during the second half of the Wildcats' league showdown with Royal Valley. Tanking had a key basket off a steal late, as Holton's defense helped it pick up a 49-44 victory over Royal Valley.
  For the second time in as many games, the Holton girls had to sweat out a win on the basketball court and even trailed for almost the entire second half before pulling off the comeback and securing a 49-44 win over county rival Royal Valley on Friday. When the going got tough, the Wildcats relied...
Royal Valley's Matthew Bailey (shown above, left) picks up his opponent from Silver Lake before throwing him to the mat in dual action last week. Bailey continued to look strong in his return to action, picking up two more wins in the double dual.
  In a perfect world, as Royal Valley wrestling coach Jason Puderbaugh noted, many of the young Panther wrestlers would be able to get mat time and experience at the junior varsity level instead of going through the trial by fire of varsity competition. With injuries taking their toll, that just...
  Seeing Holton alumni flood the coaching ranks at major colleges across the country is nothing new. Several former Wildcats have made headlines and an impact transitioning to those roles. One former Wildcat in particular who continues to make headlines is former HHS football player Matt Mattox....
Cobra Taylor Abel (shown above, back right) pulls up for a short jumper in the second half of Tuesday's game against JCN. Abel and the rest of the Jackson Heights girls put together a strong team effort on the way to a 47-33 victory over JCN.
  David 1, Goliath 0. That’s easily what the scoreboard could’ve read after the Jackson Heights girls basketball team prevailed 47-33 at Jefferson County North on Tuesday night, shaking a particularly pesky monkey from its back in the process. “I don’t know the last time Jackson Heights has beat...

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