This last weekend the Hay Springs Lady Hawks took on three different opponents all on their home court: the Little Wound Mustangs, the Hyannis Longhorns and the Edgemont Moguls. The Lady Hawks’ current record for the year is 8-11 heading into their last week of regular season play.
The Lady Hawks lost to Little Wound on Thursday the 5th of February with a final score of 61-34. Kate Roberts got a double-double for the night in points and rebounds. She poured in 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Emma Roberts and Whitney Heiting combined for 12 points for the night while Tanna Badje contributed 9 rebounds.
The Hyannis Longhorns took the second win away from the Lady Hawks for the week; 51-32. Kate Roberts was high point for Hay Springs with 11, while Whitney Heiting and Emma Roberts combined for 12. Heiting led the way in steals with 6. Rebounds were a weak spot for the Lady Hawks that night grabbing less than 20 as a team.
On February 7, 2015, the Lady Hawks played the Edgemont Moguls. It was Parents’ Night and the girls were determined to grab a win. They succeeded and beat the Moguls with a final score of 49-44. Whitney Heiting led the way in points for the night with 15. Kate Roberts and her little sister, Emma Roberts, each scored 12 on the night. Heiting and Tanna Badje combined for 8 assists while Kate Roberts nabbed 6 steals.
This year our very own Hawks went into their conference play as the 6th seed and the girls went into the tournament as 5th. The boys faced off first against the number 3 seed, Morrill Lions, on Tuesday in Morrill. The Hawks jumped out to an early lead and the Lions never got back on top, even though they gave the Hawks a run for their money in the 4th quarter bringing the score to within 2 at one point in the game. The Hawks didn’t sweat it though as the Lions had to start fouling to try and save the clock; the Hawks shot 84% from the free-throw line. The Lady Hawks on the other hand played the number 6th seed: the Sioux County Warriors. The Hawks stomped them from the get go with a outstanding senior scorer, Whitney Heiting.
Both of the Hawks were guaranteed two more games and a chance at the championship. The boys played the number 2 seed the Sioux County Warriors. The Hawks played a tough game leading until half when with 2 seconds left, the Warriors tied it up at 19-19. Coming out of the locker room the Warriors were determined to win. They took the lead soon, never leading by more than ten though. The Hawks couldn’t regain the lead they had held the whole first half, losing by only seven. The Lady Hawks then played the Morrill Lions. The Lions had stomped the Hawks previously by some 40 points, but that didn’t stop the girls from setting their goals on 3rd placed. The Hawks ran the floor and hit the boards all night taking the lead to 30 points. The Lady Hawks placed third in Panhandle conference.
The boys played the Crawford Rams. Previously in the year the Rams had beat the Hawks by 20 points or so; this time this wasn’t the case. The Hawks jumped out to almost a 20 point lead by half. The Rams didn’t give up though. With 30 seconds left the Hawks were up by 3. The Rams hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds and then stole the ball for and easy layup, leading by 2 with 3.2 seconds left. The hawks ran the floor and shot the 3 pointer but couldn’t get it to fall; the men placed 4th at Panhandle.
Hay Springs Youth Basketball is open to Boys and Girls in grades 3rd through 6th. Registration is open now through October 28, 2014. Practice is set to begin in November. Games will be played in December and January. Coach Varvel will be returning this season. We are in need of a couple more parents to volunteer to coach as well.
You may drop your completed registration off at the school office or mail to:
HSYP – Basketball
PO BOX 280
Hay Springs, NE 69347
Chadron State College Eagles are hosting a Boys’ Basketball Summer Camp. High School Camp (Grades 10-12) is Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22. Middle School Camp (Grades 6-9) is Sunday, June 22 through Tuesday, June 24. The Elementary School Camp (Grades 3-5) is Wednesday, June 25-Friday June 27. For more details, click on the link below.
2-14-14: On this lovely Valentine’s Day, The Lady Hawks traveled to Oshkosh to take on the Garden Co. Warriors. In the first quarter, Kate Roberts made the first few baskets giving the hawks 3 points. Whitney Heiting then put up a three pointer heightening the hawks score to 6. Cydney Jancik adds to the points with another two pointer. Steph Tlustos puts in the final baskets adding two the Hawk’s score of ten after the first quarter. The hawks came out in the second quarter adding ten points to their score making them have 24 at half time. The third quarter was a downfall for the hawks making them have a score of 28 after the third quarter. The final quarter of the game the hawks buckled and added another 13 point onto their score making it 41 at the end. The final score was Hawks- 41 Warriors- 31.
The Hawks traveled to Garden County on February 14th to take on the Eagles. The Hawks Trailed by four at the Half. The Hawks came up short by 13. The final score was 62-49. Matthew Hessler led the scoring for the Hawks with 14 points and Seth Nowak scored 12.
The Hay Springs Hawks varsity boys played at home against the Crawford Rams. The hawks led the whole game with the largest lead of 15 at points throughout the game. The hawks scoring were led by Seth Nowak with 15 points followed by Jordan Encinia with 11 and Matt Hessler with 12 points and others with single digits. The hawks had 21 points in the first half with 11 in the first quarter and 10 in the second quarter. In the second half the hawks scored 29 points with 11 points in the third quarter and 18 points in the fourth quarter.