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LADY BULLDOGS BORDER WARS CHAMPIONS!!

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The Lady Bulldogs were undefeated during the Border Wars, defeating Eads on Friday, 42-7 and Walsh on Saturday 62-5, bringing their record to 3-1. But the winner wasn’t announced until Tuesday evening. Syracuse Athletic Director Josh Johnson explained, “It came down to points.  The Girls Champion came down to a tie breaker. We looked at the point differential and Syracuse edged out Elkhart.”

Head girls basketball Coach Kendra Fyler was extremely happy with the girls’ offensive effort on Tuesday against Granada, and their defensive effort against Eads. 

“We learned a lot about what we needed to work on in those three games, and it showed who was ready to set up in some critical moments,” said Fyler. Overall, she felt they shot the ball well which is already an improvement from last season. 

Friday, December 17, the girls will face the Elkhart Wildcats on their home court and Fyler knows it is always a huge rivalry, but the girls are excited for it. “It will be a good test of our defense because they have a lot of scorers on their team and I am excited for the match up after watching them in Border Wars,” adding, “I think it will be a fun, competitive game!”

Lady Bulldogs vs Granada 

Won 57-45

Moreno 4,2-2,16  Thomeczek 4,3-3,11  Finlay 3,1-2,10  Riley 4,1-1,9  Heglin 1-0-0,5  Lawson 0,0-0,3  Molina 1,0-3,2  Housholder 0,1-2,1.

3 pointers - Moreno 2, Finlay 1, Heglin 1, Lawson 1.

Lady Bulldogs vs. Eads Friday  Won 42-7

Moreno 2,0-1,7  Finlay 3,0-2,6  Lawson 0,0-0,6  Thomeczek 3,0-0,6  Housholder 2,1-2,5  Heglin 2,0-0,4  Riley 2,0-2,4  Molina 2,0-0,4.

3 pointers - Lawson 2, Moreno 1.

Kansas beat Colorado overall and two of SHS players made the Kansas All Tournament team - Kadee Thomeczek and Kyler Keller.

Back to the beginning of the evening. Excitement was in the air for the final games of the Border Wars Tournament Friday and Saturday in the Herndon and Barney Akers gymnasiums. 

Traveling from Colorado to compete were Granada, Walsh, Eads, and McClave. Kansas teams were Johnson, Tribune, Elkhart, and Syracuse. 

The Bulldogs played their games in the Herndon and fans, cheerleaders and the student “Rowdy Crowd” showed up to cheer on the boys and girls in the final games, forming lines during introduction of players, helping to fire up them up. 

Admission was paid Saturday night by the Black Bison Pub and the cheerleaders threw small basketballs, donated by The Pub, during breaks in the games. Honoring the first responders in between games added to the excitement of the evening in addition to the introduction of the junior high boys and girls basketball teams during half time of boys. 

And the boys did well too. Even though they didn’t win the championship,Greeley County did, head boys coach Jordan Wahlmeier was pleased how the boys finished strong. With two big wins against Eads, 66-49 and Walsh, 57-12, their overall record went to 2-2. “Our strengths differ from game to game, our zone offense was probably the biggest strength shown this week and we were very solid on the boards all week long.” said Wahlmeier. “Defensively, we have a long way to go and as a program we all understand that.” 

Wahlmeier was looking forward to Friday’s matchup with Elkhart, but unfortunately several members of the team are in quarantine.

V boys vs Granada 

Lost 46-64

Keller 3,13-14,25  Martinez 0,3-4,9  Luebbers 1,0-0,5  Aguilar 1,0-0,2  Gould 1,0-0,2  Stum 1,0-0,2  Gomez 0,1-2,1.

3 pointers - Keller 2, Martinez 1, Luebbers 1.

 

SPORTS

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OPINIONS

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OBITUARIES

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Dale Lee Simmons passed away on July 30, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the age of 81.  He was born on February 23, 1941, in Pratt, Kansas, to John and Theda (Carr) Simmons.

Dale grew up in Pratt, Kansas until he was seven years old.  The family then moved to Hartman, Colorado,where he played basketball for the Hartman Bears.  Dale graduated with the class of 1959, the last class to graduate from Hartman.  He was united in marriage to Frances Leah Dennis on August 30, 1959.  To this union, four children were born.  

When Dale was only seven years old, he began driving a tractor.  After his father’s death, Dale took over the family farm at the age of 15.  He farmed until partially retiring in 2017.  Dale continued to swath hay and operate a grain cart until his passing.  Dale served on the Fire and Ambulance Board, Hartman Town Council, and as mayor for several years.

Dale is survived by his wife, Frances Simmons of the home; four children, Denise (Bob) Fazzino of Canon City, Colorado, Dennis (Jackie) Simmons of Hartman, Colorado, Dean (Jessie) Simmons of Hartman, Colorado, and Donna (David) Woodward of Port Orchard, Washington; eight grandchildren, Melissa Swope Woodward, Jeremy (Lindsey) Woodward, Dustin (Grace) Simmons, Kayla (Jason) Kirkpatrick, Dawn (Sean) Kelley, Sean (Krissy) Woodward, Gayle (Clay) Tatum, and Erin (Burley) Jerina; 18 great grandchildren; brother, Robert (Mary Rita) Simmons of Lamar, Colorado; sister, Ginger (Andy) Pittman of Arkansas; many other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Karen Cook; and stepfather, Herschel Melton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holly Fire and Ambulance or the Town of Hartman in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, Colorado 81052.  To leave online condolences, please visit www.valleymemorialfc.com.

 

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