McLean County Independent Sports

When one thinks about an archery shoot, it’s a simple case of pulling the string back and letting the arrow fly. However, nothing in the archery world is quite that simple.

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February 3, 2011

Troopers win fifth straight

The Garrison Troopers boys basketball team is peaking at the right time. District tournament play begins in a week. The Troopers pulled out an exciting 77-69 overtime win Monday against Flasher on the strength of Ian MacDonald’s unconscious 32 points. Ian was stellar in the overtime session, canning a trey and going 6-6 at the line. Jason Mattheis, coach of the Troopers, said Monday’s win was another good one for the team in spite of a weak finish..

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January 27, 2011

Troopers tame Warriors

After a short break to allow the junior varsity teams to hold their annual tournament this past weekend, the Garrison Troopers varsity swings back into action to close out the regular season. Tuesday, the Troopers boys and girls teams traveled to Washburn to take on the Cardinals.

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Looking at another loss this past Friday night, the Garrison Troopers took a deep breath at half time and overcame a 20-point deficit early in the third quarter to pick up a key District 10 win over the Underwood Comets, 76-74. It was the highest output by the Troopers all season. The game was in Garrison and moved the team’s record to 1-2 in the district, 3-9 overall. Coach Jason Mattheis shared that lackluster play in the first two quarters was the paramount topic at intermission.

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January 13, 2011

Cards cop county crown

The McLean County Girls basketball tournament took place over the weekend as teams and fans gathered in Underwood for basketball action and the best popcorn in all of high-school sports. Although it was a bumpy ride at times, the Washburn Cardinals triumphed over the Turtle Lake-Mercer-McClusky Trojans in the Championship game on Saturday.

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Chalk one up in the win column for the Garrison Troopers boys basketball team. The Troopers outlasted Center-Stanton Monday night, defeating the Wildcats 51-45. It was the team’s second win of the season. The Troopers featured a balanced scoring attack. Three players were near or above the 10-point plateau. Kyle Schlehr led the Troop with 13, Andrew Haugen added 10, and Ian MacDonald, the team’s regular scoring leader, chipped in with 9.

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The four-person team of Dave Diffely, Troy Schiffner, Gary Hushka and Mike Wilcox are the winners of the Four Person Simulator Classic at the Garrison Golf Club. The foursome carded a 14 under par, 58.

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December 23, 2010

Troopers come up short

Even though their record stands at 1-6, the Garrison Troopers boys basketball team is making positive strides in the right direction.

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December 16, 2010

Trooper ladies open 1-1

The Garrison Lady Troopers evened their early season record at 1-1 Monday, outlasting the Powers Lake Ranchers 49-41 in Powers Lake.

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The McLean County boys tournament crown will rest in Beulah for the coming year. The Miners outlasted last year’s county champion Turtle Lake-Mercer-McClusky 75-63 this past Saturday night to claim the title.

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