Wildcat Nils Bergsten (shown above, middle) cuts to the basket for an easy two points in the second half of Friday's league battle against Sabetha. Bergsten picked a good time to have a career-high 16 points, but it still wasn't quite enough as Sabetha weathered Holton's late rally and held on for a 55-52 victory.
  From the opening moments of Friday’s league match-up between the Holton and Sabetha boys, it looked like fans might be in for a shoot-out befitting a game between the second-ranked team in Class 3A and the eighth-ranked team in Class 4A-DII. The teams traded threes on their opening possessions...
Wildcat Spencer Baum (shown above, back) cradles his opponent in an early round at the Sadowski Invitational tournament this past Saturday in an attempt to get a pin. Baum was one of seven Holton wrestlers to make the finals, helping the team to a second-place finish overall.
  In the middle of the long high school wrestling season, teams are sure to deal with some bumps and bruises that will lead to personnel hiccups at different times. Holton is not immune, as the Wildcat wrestlers are currently dealing with some illness and injury that limited the team to entering...
Time playing together, both in school and the summer months,  is serving Holton's Garett Beecher (shown above, right) and Trey Tanking (left) well in their senior season.
  Batman had Robin. Johnny Carson had Ed McMahon. Paul McCartney had John Lennon. Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen. The list goes on and on. In the annals of history, there is no shortage of notable pairs who achieved great things together. As far as Holton High School’s history is concerned,...
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...


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