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Defense Allows Eagles to Prevail Over Trojans in Overtime to Repeat as Pioneer Conference Champions

The Trojans of Tri County became the first team in 19 Eagle boys basketball games to stay within single digits of the number one team in class D1 this season, but still fell short of knocking off Johnson-Brock in an overtime battle. Instead, the Eagles tallied their 27th consecutive win and 19th this season to crown themselves the Pioneer Conference Tournament champions for the second straight year.

Campbell, Gerdes, Paschal Win Individual Conference Titles; Continue Success at Raymond Central Girls Invite
Campbell, Gerdes, Paschal Win Individual Conference Titles; Continue Success at Raymond Central Girls Invite

Campbell, Gerdes, Paschal Win Individual Conference Titles; Continue Success at Raymond Central Girls Invite

Three Auburn girls wrestlers claimed individual conference titles at the Eastern Central Nebraska Conference Girls Invite on Tuesday, January 24 at Johnson County Central High School. Lucia Campbell, Mia Gerdes, and Gretchen Paschal all finished first in their respective weight classes to lead Auburn to a 4th place finish at the conference meet. Finishing second at the conference meet was Tayla Jones and Addie Henry Included among normal ECNC opponents was Omaha Benson, Thayer Central, Fillmore Central, Exeter-Milligan/Friend, and Meridian.

Bulldogs Battle at Home But Lose to Irish, Respond With Big Second Half to Drop Nebraska City
Bulldogs Battle at Home But Lose to Irish, Respond With Big Second Half to Drop Nebraska City
Bulldogs Battle at Home But Lose to Irish, Respond With Big Second Half to Drop Nebraska City

Bulldogs Battle at Home But Lose to Irish, Respond With Big Second Half to Drop Nebraska City

The Bulldog girls bounced back from a poor shooting night against the top team in class D2 in Falls City Sacred Heart to make seven threes in a double-digit win over Nebraska City on Friday in Auburn. Senior Sydney Binder led Auburn against the Irish with 14 points despite the loss. Though Ella Swanson takes most of her shots from outside and Zoe Baltensperger makes her impact around the rim, the pair each scored nine points Friday night to lead Auburn past the Pioneers.

Seniors Binder, Boden Record Season-Highs in Scoring as Bulldogs Stack a Pair of Home Wins Against Falls City Sacred Heart, Nebraska City
Seniors Binder, Boden Record Season-Highs in Scoring as Bulldogs Stack a Pair of Home Wins Against Falls City Sacred Heart, Nebraska City

Seniors Binder, Boden Record Season-Highs in Scoring as Bulldogs Stack a Pair of Home Wins Against Falls City Sacred Heart, Nebraska City

A 30-point performance from senior Maverick Binder lifted the Bulldogs past class D2 #7 Falls City Sacred Heart on Tuesday, January 16 in Auburn. Binder shot 8 of 13 from the field to go with 13 free throws on 15 attempts to reach his highest scoring total since a 32-point game last season against Winnebago. Binder joins a list of nine previous Bulldogs to record multiple 30-point games in a career, which includes older brother Cam and current Bulldog girls basketball Head Coach Grant Cole.

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