Good morning Gophers! Here are the latest news and notes from Prairie Athletics…
- The Girls Basketball team continued their winning ways with victories at Seeger (who was 10-1) and at WeBo this past week bringing their record to 13-1 on the season and 4-0 in the HHC. This week will be extremely challenging as the Lady Gophers travel to North White (10-3) and host Carroll (10-2) in what could determine the HHC champion. Both the Lady Gophers and the Lady Cougars are currently undefeated in HHC play and ranked in Class 2A.
- The Boys Basketball team won two road games this week as they traveled to Tri-County on Friday and dominated the host Cavaliers. Saturday’s road game saw the Gophers travel to Delphi and knock off the host Oracles. The wins pushed the Gophers to 6-3 on the season and 1-1 in the HHC. This week the Gophers host Carroll on Friday and South Newton on Saturday. The Frontier reschedule date is still TBD.
- The Wrestling team traveled to Maconaquah for the Mac Invite on Saturday and placed 6th out of 12 teams. Leading the Gophers was Ashton Wright, who won the 138lb weight class. Finishing 2nd was Sean Patrick in the 285lb weight class, while Kaden Mullendore (160lbs) and Drew Duarte (145lbs) finished third. This week the wrestlers will head to Eastern on Tuesday night for a dual with the host Comets before traveling to Tri-Central for the TC Duals on Saturday.
- The Junior High Boys Basketball team will compete in the HHC tourney this week. Both the 7th and 8th Grades will host games on Tuesday night and travel to Taylor on Saturday if they are victorious. The boys will also travel to Delphi on Thursday night. The Junior High Girls have been practicing hard and open their season on Thursday, Jan. 21 against Sheridan. The Junior High Wrestling team will open their season on Thursday, February 4th.
As a reminder to all fans, masks are required when indoors and are expected to be worn at all times. This applies at home and on the road. We currently are restricted to immediate family only for home games and will continue that policy as long as Clinton County is red in Indiana’s Covid metrics. Updates will be provided on Twitter (@GopherAD) and communicated with families of athletes when possible.