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Fri
14
Dec
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Yellowhammer Basketball Report

On December 3, the Rotan Junior High Girls basketball Team hosted the Roby Junior High Girls Team. After trailing 0-6 in the first period with 4:02 on the clock, Anna Daniel scored the first two points for the Young Lady Hammers with 3:13 remaining in the first period. Sterling Bowen would score two points with 1:56 remaining in the same period. Daniel would add two more points with 1:39 left on the clock…but at the end of the first period, the Lady Hammers trailed 6-13. The team trailed 6-15 at the end of the second period and 12-19 at the end of the third period. Chesney Fronterhouse and Daniel each scored 2 points as they close the gap on the scoreboard (16-19) with 3:45 remaining in the final period. The final score was 16-27. The following stats as follows: S. Bowen- 4 PTS and 4 RBS; A. Daniel- 10 PTS, 3 RBS, 2 assists, and 9 steals; S. Williams- 2 RBS; E. Hayhurst- 1 RB; C. Fronterhouse- 2 PTS and 3 RBS; T. Cameron- 3 RBS and 1 steal; M. Martinez- 3 RBS; R. Hurt- 1 assist; C.

Fri
14
Dec
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Aspermont Hornets on a winning streak before winter storm caused tournament to be canceled

The Aspermont Hornets hosted a basketball tournament this wintry weekend and advanced to the championship game. Unfortunately, the championship game was cancelled on Saturday due to bad weather. In the first round of the tournament, the Hornets were paired with the Benjamin Mustangs. The first quarter started slowly for the Hornets and the Mustangs took a 1 pt lead in the first quarter 10-11. In the second quarter, the Hornets were warmed up and decided to tune up their defense. This cost Benjamin dearly, allowing the Mustangs to score only 4 pts. The Hornet offense then starting sinking more baskets adding 15 to the total. At the end of the half, the Hornets had taken the lead over the Mustangs 25-15. After halftime, the swarm was buzzing and continued with the great defensive strategy and yet again allowed Benjamin to score 4 pts in the 3rd quarter. The offense stepped up their game as well and had several players score and the Hornets racked up 17 pts.

Fri
07
Dec
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Roby Lions stay strong dispite injuries and loss against Roscoe

The Lady Lions went to Nazareth to play their tournament. They beat Slaton 61-42 in the first game, lost to Nazareth in game two 29-51, beat Friona 69-46 and lost to Muleshoe 37-49. The Muleshoe game took a toll on the Lady Lions, as four girls sustained injuries; Hallie Edmondson, Emily Branson, Lucy Alls; and Kaylee Weaver all suffered injuries in the game.

LJ.pon returning to Roby, the Lady Lions and Lions played Roscoe, losing all three games. The J.V. girls lost 26-37. The Plowgirls went up 5-12 in the first period. The Lady Lions fought back and were trailing by one point at the half; but the Plowgirls would outscore them 23 points to 13 points in the second half. Katie Campa led the Ladies with 12 points. Others scoring for the Lady Lions were Harlee McGlothlin 7, McKenzie Subia 6, and Kayden Harris 1.

Fri
07
Dec
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Aspermont takes on Westbrook and wins!

After winning the Guthrie tournament last weekend, the Lady Hornets basketball team hosted the Westbrook Wildcats this past Tuesday night and won in decisive fashion.

The 1st quarter began with the Hornets furiously putting in basket after basket. Kenadee Shuggart, high point for the night, began her shooting spree making 8 points. Another outstanding player was Sadie Gentry, putting in 9 points of her own during the quarter. The score at the end of the 1st was 25-13 Aspermont.

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Fri
30
Nov
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Hornet fall to McLean in the Area Championship Game

Stonewall County came out to celebrate their Aspermont Hornet Football team at a Thanksgiving Night Community pep rally before sending them off to the game last Friday. (Photo by Steven Ellis)

The Aspermont Hornets came up short last Friday night in the Area Championship title game against the McLean Tigers. The Hornets would start the game with a turnover on the opening kickoff and played catch up the rest of the way. The Hornets would put up a fight against the #1 ranked Tigers taking them to the 4th quarter before the mercy rule was called ending the game and the swarms season 86-38.

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Fri
30
Nov
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Roby Lions take on the Munday Mogules winning 1 out of 3 games

Roby Lion, Antonio Fortuna shoots for 3 points.

Photo by Zena Hargrove

Roby went to Munday; losing two of three contest in down to the wire games. The J.V. girls were lead in scoring by Brynlie Johnson with 12 points and Hilda Gutierrez in rebounds with 7: others scoring were MacKenzie Subia and Katie Campa with 4 points apiece, Hilda Gutierrez and Kayden Harris with 2 points each and Harlee McGl_othlin with 1 point.

The Varsity girls came out strong and lead 24-15 at the half, increasing their lead in the second half to win 47-29. Hallie Edmonson had 17 points and Lucy Alls had 9 rebounds to lead the Lady Lions. Emily Branson was also in double figures with 14 points, Berkley Johnson and Kaylee Weaver both contributed 6 points.

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Fri
23
Nov
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Rotan ISD honors cross-country

The Rotan School Board took time to recognize the Rotan’s eightmember boys/girls crosscountry team Monday night, spotlighting the athletes’ achievements and dedication to hard work.

On the boys side at the district meet, the entire team qualified for regionals with Riley Elrod, Gaberial Daniel, and Koy Bell picked up first, second and third places. Johnny Lujan came in sixth, Max Perales was eleventh, followed by Jorge Perales at twelfth.

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Fri
23
Nov
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Hornets bring home the Bi-District Championship Title

The Aspermont Hornets landed in Guthrie last Friday night for a match up against the Paducah Dragons for the Bi-District Championship.

The Hornets would benefit from the coin toss and wasted no time in showcasing one of the states best ground games, with Soph RB Chris Mendez breaking a huge gain and Jr RB Rowdy Bradley cashing in on the next play, it was 6-0 with just a few ticks off the clock. Paducah had confidence in their ground game as well and traded shots for the rest of a fast and furious 1st quarter with the score being 30-21 Hornets when it ended.

In the 2nd quarter it would be about a swarming Hornet defense with 4 consecutive stops of the potent Dragon offense, a Clayton Martin interception, numerous big hits and sacks, and a goal line stance to end the quarter. With the Hornet offense scoring 3 more times in the quarter, the score at halftime was 52-21 in the Hornets favor.

Fri
23
Nov
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Roby Basketball Teams fall short against Hermleigh

Roby Junior, Brady Faucett lays up 2 points .

Photo by Zena Hargrove

It was a tough week for Roby basketball. The Lady Lions traveled to Jayton and Hermleigh, losing both games. The Jayton game saw the Lady Lions go down 17-24 at half. They cut the lead to 3 at the end of the 3rd period and tied it up with a 3 point shot with 6:13 remaining in the game, but the Lady Jaybirds would win the game 40-37. Hallie Edmonson and Emily Branson lead the Lady Lions with 10 points each; others scoring for the Lady Lions were Berkley Johnson 9, Kaylee Weaver 6, and Lucy Alls '2. Hallie Edmonson also led the team with 10 rebounds.

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Thu
15
Nov
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Lady Hornets capture an easy win over the Lady Dragons.

By Terry Morris

The Aspermont Lady Hornets began their basketball season last Tuesday night and hosted the Paducah Dragons. The Lady Hornets came out strong and sent the message that it will not be easy to defeat them.

The 1st quarter started off a little rusty, however it didn't take long for the Lady Hornets to dominate their opponent as the time ticked on to the 2nd quarter. The 1st quarter score was 11-9, Aspermont.

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