Sports

“They’ll do whatever they have to win”

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The Watonga girls basketball team is playing in the area round of the Class 2A state playoffs after an exciting, topsyturvy week of regional playoffs. After winning the district championship 61-23 over Crescent, the Lady Eagles faced Luther in the first round of regional play. They dropped a close game, 50-47, that put the girls in the consolation bracket in win-or-go home mode.

Area Wrestlers Qualify for State

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Geary: Spencer Davidson, third place at regionals in 145-pound class; Tony Davidson, fifth pace at 220 pounds; Chris Ward, third place at 285 pounds. Geary finished in 11th place as a team with 60 points in the Class 3A West regional.

Abby Boeckman Shows Determination for Her Team

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Hard-working, determined, and team-player are just some of the traits that Watonga Lady Eagles’ guard Abby Boeckman conveys when you speak with her. Boeckman outlined personal goals for herself that she hopes to achieve, but one thing seems to stand out to her the most: Her team.

Boys Set for Districts

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The Watonga boys basketball team hasn’t played a game since Jan. 26, but they’ll have to be ready to take on Crescent in district play starting at 8 p.m. Saturday in Area 1 play. Both teams will advance to regional play on Feb. 25.

Watonga Teams Hit Hard by Cancellations

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The boys and girls basketball teams saw only one game combined over the past week as several contests were postponed because of COVID-19 protocols. The girls, still ranked No.

Lady Eagles Vault into Top 20 in Class 2A

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Watonga only played once during the past week, knocking off Oklahoma Bible with a 51-31 win. They had two other games canceled because of COVID-19 reasons (at Blaine County rival Okeene and at Moreland).

Congrats to Joe Jackson

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Congrats to Joe Jackson on his 2nd place finish and Ernesto Duenez on his 5th place finish at the Hub City Classic in Clinton! Also want to shout out to Shawn Johnson for getting second in a weight class above her! She alone got a 3rd place finish as a team! Great job this weekend!