MINNEAPOLIS – The Beloit ladies upped their record to 13-6 overall, 9-2 in the league after their NCAA League Championship win over Minneapolis at 10-2 on the season, Friday. Beloit will now be seeded number two going into the host 3-A Sub-State action that will begin on Monday, March 2 in Beloit. They will play their last regular season game on Tuesday in Smith Center.
GLEN ELDER – Beloit Senior Vincent Palen and St. John's Junior Lauryn Dubbert have been named the NCKSSports.com/Cunningham Telephone and Cable Athletes of the Week Both players hit career
Friday night the St. John's/ Tipton Lady Blujays welcomed the Lady Kats from Chase as they were host at Tipton. Chase is a team who even though they are short on numbers is dominated by upperclassman. They only have eight players, and five of those are juniors or seniors. The Lady Jays had to enter the game as heavy favorites and led start to finish in a 60-21 victory with a lead from beginning to end. It was also homecoming night at Tipton for added incentive.
The St. John's/Tipton Blujay boys team took to the hardwood for the third time in a week Friday night. And for the first time in over a week the Jays were at full strength with no illness. The Jays didn't disappoint as being the favorite as they played all 16 of the players who dressed in a dominating 62-26 victory.
Like the girls the boys team for St. John's/Tipton made the long trip home Monday night after suffering a loss at Hill City. The boys team is still battling the flu bug which leaves them shorthanded, and that can be a challenge against a good team, which the Knights are. They needed someone to step up and help fill the holes left by illness. That help came in the form of Brady Palen and Brandon Bates. Those two help provide the scoring as the Jays came home with a 54-46 victory.