Auburn surpassed the 20-win mark this past week with three wins over Syracuse, Lincoln Lutheran, and Cross County all at home.
Following a loss to Falls City Sacred Heart in the Pioneer Conference final, the class D1 #4 rated Lady Eagle basketball team gained some momentum heading into subdistrict with a pair of double digit wins at home over Freeman on Thursday, February 8 and HTRS on Friday, February 9. Junior Taryn Ottemann totaled 20 points against the Falcons and 19 against the Titans to lead Johnson-Brock in scoring for the week.
Freshman Gretchen Paschal will become the first Bulldog to represent the Auburn girls wrestling program at state following a second place finish at districts in Aurora on Friday, February 9.
The Bulldog girls dropped their final two home games in the last week of basketball before the postseason begins. Sydney Binder led the Bulldogs with 8 points against the Rockets on Tuesday, February 6 and 15 points against Lincoln Lutheran on Thursday, February 8, but it wasn’t enough to put Auburn over the top in either game. Entering the postseason the Bulldogs are 10-12 on the year.
It took extra basketball for a Pioneer Conference girls basketball champion to be crowned at Southern High School on Saturday, February 3, but in the end, Falls City Sacred Heart would avenge a January 25 loss to the Lady Eagles to claim the title, making Johnson-Brock the tournament runners-up. On their way to the conference title game, Johnson-Brock earned a 54 point win over Sterling on Tuesday, January 30 and held off Diller-Odell in the semifinals in Wymore.