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Warrior junior Anthony Simon was Wahoo's leader in the solid first-round subdistrict victory over Arlington on Feb. 22, posting 19 points on 7-10 shooting from the field, and 3 steals.

#8 Fort Calhoun upsets top-seeded Wahoo in down-to-the-wire Game 1 of State Tourney

Warrior Boys close 2021-2022 with 23-3 record and 40th State appearance

2021-2022 SCHEDULE
(Home games are in BOLD CAPS)

 Date  Opponent  Score
 12/02/21  BENNINGTON  W (80-56)
 12/03/21  @ Aurora  W (76-50)
 12/09/21  LOGAN VIEW  W (74-34)
 12/16/21  @ Nebraska City  W (55-48)
 12/21/21  @ Ashland-Greenwood   L (43-65)
 12/27/21  Elkhorn North (Holiday Tourney @ Bishop Neumann)  W (73-52)
 12/28/21  Seward (Holiday Tourney @ Bishop Neumann)  W (64-31)
 12/30/21  YUTAN  W (39-32)
 01/04/22  LINCOLN LUTHERAN  W (77-56)
 01/08/22  @ Crete  W (63-52)
 01/11/22  BLAIR  W (56-40)
 01/13/22  PLATTEVIEW  W (67-57)
 01/15/22  @ D.C. West  W (66-43)
 01/18/22  RALSTON  W (79-31)
 01/20/22  @ Waverly  W (84-63)
 01/24/22  WAYNE   L (50-53)
 01/27/22  RALSTON (Game 3, Conference Tournament)  W (81-32)
 01/29/22  PLATTEVIEW (Conference Tournament Championship)  W (59-48)
 02/05/22  @ Beatrice  W (56-43)
 02/08/22  COLUMBUS SCOTUS  W (68-41)
 02/10/22  @ Plattsmouth  W (71-46)
 02/18/22  NORRIS  W (59-53)
 02/22/22  ARLINGTON (Game 1, C1-4 Subdistrict)  W (77-36)
 02/24/22  BISHOP NEUMANN (C1-4 Subdistrict Final)  W (70-34)
 02/26/22  CLARKSON-LEIGH (C1-1 District Final)  W (77-50)
 03/8/22  Fort Calhoun (Game 1, State Tournament)   L (52-54)


VARSITY ROSTER

No.  Name  Height   Grade
  0   Marcus Glock  6'2"  10
  1  Owen Hancock  6'3"  11
  2  Benji Nelson  6'6"  11
  3  Isaiah Simon  6'0"  12
  4  Kade Cook  6'2"  10
  5  Andrew Waido  5'11"  12
 10  Myles Simon  6'2"  12
 13  Garrett Grandgenett  6'4"  11
 21  Jaiden Powers  5'9"  11
 23  Kamron Kasischke  6'1"  11
 31  Anthony Simon  6'4"  11

Click HERE to view the entire boys basketball roster.
Head Coach: Kevin Scheef  |  Junior Varsity Coach: Mike Bomar  |  C Team Coach: Bryan Meyer
Volunteer Coaches: Dan Chvatal, Max Cook
Student Managers: Kaden Christen, Cody Hesser, Jase Kaminski, Eli Shada, Griffin Hancock, Braylon Pacas

2021-2022 SEASON RECORD: 23-3


ALL-CONFERENCE

Members of the 2021-22 All-Conference Team (from left): Myles Simon, Anthony Simon, Owen Hancock, Benji Nelson, and Garrett Grandgenett. (not pictured: Marcus Glock)
Congratulations to the following Warriors for being named to the 2021-2022 Nebraska Trailblazer Conference Boys Basketball All-Conference team:
    Marcus Glock (1st Team)
    Owen Hancock (1st Team)
    Benji Nelson (2nd Team)
    Honorable Mention: Garrett Grandgenett, Myles Simon, Anthony Simon

ALL-STATE:
Congratulations to the following Warriors for being named to All-State:
    Marcus Glock (1st Team All-State by HuskerlandPreps, 2nd Team All-State by Omaha World-Herald & Lincoln Journal-Star)
    Myles Simon, Owen Hancock, Garrett Grandgenett, Anthony Simon, Kamron Kasischke, Benji Nelson (Honorable Mention by Omaha World-Herald & Lincoln Journal-Star)

SCOREBOARDS/SUMMARIES/STATS

           2022 NSAA Class C-1 State Boys Basketball Bracket
       

#8 Fort Calhoun upsets top-seeded Wahoo in down-to-the-wire Game 1 of State Tourney
Warrior Boys close 2021-2022 with 23-3 record and 40th State appearance
March 8, 2022 (Game 1 NSAA State Tournament @ Devaney)
    #1 Wahoo    52    •    #8 Fort Calhoun    54   
L (Final Season Record: 23-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  11        12     (23)  16     (39)  13         52
 Pioneers  15   7      (22)  16     (38)  16         54

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors were defeated by the Fort Calhoun Pioneers 54-52 in the first round of the C-1 State Tournament at the Bob Devaney Center in Lincoln.

Wahoo trailed 15-11 after one quarter. A three from Owen Hancock put Wahoo up 23-22 at the break.

The Warriors led by 4 at 28-24 after a Myles Simon layup. Another Simon layup put Wahoo up 39-38 heading to the fourth quarter.

The game was tied at 41 early in the fourth. A Benji Nelson trey put Wahoo up 44-41. An 8-0 run by Fort Calhoun put the Pioneers up 49-44 with 2:30 left. A Marcus Glock trey cut the Pioneer lead to 49-47 with 1:50 left. Following a Pioneer bucket, two Glock free throws cut the lead to 51-49. Following a Fort Calhoun turnover, a big Owen Hancock trey gave Wahoo a 52-51 lead with 30 seconds left. 

Fort Calhoun missed a drive in the lane with 15 seconds left. There was a scramble for the rebound, which kicked out to a Pioneer, who then swung the ball to the opposite side of the court, where a Pioneer drained a three with 7 seconds left. Wahoo was not able to get a good look at a shot as the buzzer sounded.

“This was a brutally tough loss,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We had a great opportunity in front of us, and we didn’t get the job done. I felt like this team deserved to be playing on Saturday, but unfortunately, we won’t get that chance. Nonetheless, I am very proud of these kids for the great season that we had. These guys worked hard, were committed, and especially the second half of the year, they really practiced well. I am disappointed for them.”

Hancock led the Warriors with 17 points on 5-10 shooting from three-point range. Glock added 12 points and 6 boards. M. Simon had 10 points and 9 boards.

Wahoo outrebounded Fort Calhoun 33-21, but the Pioneers attempted 22 free throws compared to 7 for the Warriors.

Wahoo ends its season at 23-3. Fort Calhoun advances to the State Semifinals at 21-5 to play Auburn.

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Warrior Boys Basketball: DISTRICT CHAMPIONS & 2022 STATE QUALIFIERS!
Wahoo knocks out Clarkson-Leigh in District Final, advances to 23-2, captures #1 seed in Class C1, and prepares for school's 40th State appearance!
February 26, 2022 (C1-1 District Final @ Home)
    Wahoo    77    •    Clarkson-Leigh    50    
W (Season Record: 23-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  11        29     (40)  15     (55)  22         77
 Patriots  12  15      (27)  13     (40)  10         50

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS


Congratulations Warrior Boys Basketball: 2021 C1-1 District Champions!

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Clarkson-Leigh Patriots 77-50 on Saturday afternoon in the District Final in Wahoo.

Clarkson-Leigh led 12-11 after one period. The Patriots still led 23-20 with four minutes to play in the half, when the Warriors got things going. Two free throws by Benji Nelson and an Owen Hancock lay-up gave Wahoo the 24-23 lead that they would not relinquish. In the final four minutes of the second quarter, the Warriors outscored the Patriots 20-4. A Myles Simon lay-up at the buzzer put Wahoo up 40-27 at the half.

The lead was still 13 at 53-40 with 1:00 minute left in the third. A Simon lay-up to close the third quarter put Wahoo up 55-40 entering the fourth, and that was the beginning of a 12-0 run that would put the game away. 

Another Simon bucket, followed by baskets from Hancock, Marcus Glock, and an Anthony Simon trey, helped put Wahoo up 65-40, and the Warriors went on to the 77-50 win.

“I am just really proud of our guys,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We were not great early, but we kept plugging away, and finally got things going. I am really happy that these guys are going to get a chance to play at the State Tournament, and I hope we can go make some noise down there.”

A. Simon led the Warriors with 19 points on 8-13 shooting from the field, including 2-2 from behind the arc and a dunk, to go with 6 steals. M. Simon added 18 points on 7-8 shooting from the field and 3 steals. Hancock added 10 points, 6 boards, and 4 assists. Nelson had 9 points on 7-7 shooting from the line. Garrett Grandgenett had 6 boards.

Wahoo outrebounded Clarkson-Leigh 28-21 and forced 25 Patriot turnovers.

Wahoo improved to 23-2, and will play at the State Tournament a week from Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Clarkson-Leigh ends its season at 19-6.

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Warrior Boys overpower Bishop Neumann in C1-4 Subdistrict Final
22-2 Wahoo hosts Clarkson-Leigh in District Final (date/time TBA)
February 24, 2022 (C1-4 Subdistrict Final @ Home)
    Wahoo    70    •    Bishop Neumann    34    
W (Season Record: 22-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  20        22     (42)  21     (63)   7          70
 Cavaliers   8   8      (16)   6      (22)  12         34

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Bishop Neumann Cavaliers 70-34 on Thursday night in Wahoo in the Subdistrict Final.

Neumann scored the first basket of the game to go up 2-0, but the Warriors responded with an 11-0 run. The score was 13-8 with three minutes to go in the quarter, but two treys from Owen Hancock, sandwiched around a Myles Simon free throw, put Wahoo up 20-8 after one quarter.

Wahoo was up 22-11 early in the second, but a 9-0 run pushed the lead to 31-11. The Warriors went to the halftime break up 42-16. Wahoo would extend the lead to 63-22 after three quarters.

“I liked just about everything that we did tonight,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We played well defensively and we moved the ball offensively. Our kids were locked in mentally and played well.”

Marcus Glock led the Warriors with 16 points on 7-11 shooting from the field to go with 7 boards and 3 steals. Anthony Simon had 13 points on 4-5 shooting from the field. Hancock had 10 points on 2-3 shooting from behind the arc. M. Simon had 5 assists and 4 boards.

Wahoo outrebounded Neumann 25-15. The Warriors were 10-22 (45.5 percent) from behind the arc. Neumann was 15-39 (38.5 percent) from the field.

Wahoo improved to 22-2 and will face Clarkson-Leigh in the District Final tomorrow at 3:00 at home. Neumann ends its season at 7-16.

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Warrior Boys coast to victory over Arlington in Game 1 of subdistricts
21-2 Wahoo hosts Bishop Neumann for C1-4 Sub Final on Thursday @ 6:00 p.m.
February 22, 2022 (Game 1, C1-4 Subdistrict @ Home)
    Wahoo    77    •    Arlington    36    
W (Season Record: 21-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  14        22     (36)  26     (62)  15         77
 Eagles   6   6      (12)  16     (28)   8         36

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS


From left: Marcus Glock, Benji Nelson, and Myles Simon. (photos courtesy Studio 123)

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Arlington Eagles 77-36 on Tuesday night in the first round of subdistrict action at Wahoo.

The Warriors started off slowly offensively. They led just 4-3 with under 4:00 to play in the first quarter but extended the lead to 14-6 by the end of the period.

Wahoo opened the game in the second quarter and went to halftime with a 36-12 lead. Wahoo led 62-28 after three quarters.

“I thought we were really good on the defensive end in the first half, and I thought we shared the ball all four quarters. It was a good start to post-season play,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Anthony Simon led the Warriors with 19 points on 7-10 shooting from the field, and 3 steals. Marcus Glock had 13 points on 3-4 shooting from behind the arc. Myles Simon had 10 points on 4-4 shooting from the field. Garrett Grandgenett had 9 points on 4-5 shooting from the field to go with 6 boards. Owen Hancock had 5 boards and 4 steals.

Wahoo was 30-43 (69.8 percent) shooting from the field, while holding Arlington to 13-39 (33.3 percent) from the field. Wahoo outrebounded the Eagles 28-16.

Wahoo improved to 21-2 and will face Bishop Neumann in the Subdistrict final on Thursday night. Arlington ends its season at 8-15.

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Warrior Boys post home win over Norris in regular season finale
20-2 Wahoo hosts Arlington in Game 1 of C1-4 Subdistrict (bracket posted)
February 18, 2022 (Home)
    Wahoo    59    •    Norris   53    
W (Season Record: 20-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors   9        17     (26)  16     (42)  17         59
 Titans  13  11     (24)  15     (39)  14         53

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Norris Titans 59-53 Friday night in Wahoo in the regular season finale for both teams.

Norris scored the first 5 points of the game and led 13-9 after the first period. Norris was still up 24-21 with a minute to play in the half, when Kamron Kasischke scored on a layup, and moments later, Benji Nelson hit a trey to put Wahoo up 26-24 at the half.

After Norris tied it at 26 to open the third, the Warriors went on a 10-2 run capped by a Nelson trey to put Wahoo up 36-28. Norris then went on a 9-0 run to take a 37-36 lead. Marcus Glock responded with a trey to put Wahoo p 39-37. Following a Titan bucket, Kasischke hit a trey to put Wahoo up 42-39 at the end of three. 

A Glock bucket to open the fourth, followed by a Myles Simon free throw and layup, put Wahoo up 47-39. An Owen Hancock put back kept the lead at 8, at 49-41. Norris cut the lead to 49-46 with 2:45 left. Two Hancock free throws made it 51-46 with 2:30 left. Following a Titan basket that made it 51-48, another Hancock put-back made it 53-48, with 1:45 left. A Titan trey cut the lead to 53-51, with 1:20 left. A Glock layup gave the Warriors a 4-point lead at 55-51. Two Simon free throws made it 57-51 with 35 seconds left, and the Warriors would hang on for the 59-53 win.

“We made enough plays to get the win tonight, but we need to be sharper heading into the postseason,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We did not move the ball as well as we needed to tonight, and we got lost on the defensive end way too often.”

Hancock had 13 points and 6 boards. Glock had 13 points on 3-5 shooting from behind the arc and 4 assists. Simon scored 13 points on 7-8 shooting from the line and had 7 rebounds. Nelson had 13 points on 2-3 shooting from behind the arc. Garrett Grandgenett had 6 rebounds.

The Warriors outrebounded the Titans 31-21.

Wahoo improved to 20-2, while Norris fell to 8-14. Wahoo will face Arlington at home on Tuesday night in the first round of subdistrict action.

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Warrior Boys quell Plattsmouth's strong start & post solid conference win
19-2 Wahoo hosts Norris on Friday for Senior Night
February 10, 2022 (Away)
    Wahoo    71    •    Plattsmouth   46   
W (Season Record: 19-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  14        19     (33)  22     (55)  16         71
 Devils  18  13     (31)   4      (35)  11         46

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Plattsmouth Blue Devils 71-46 on Thursday night in Plattsmouth, in Trailblazer Conference action.

The Blue Devils came out with a hot hand. They hit six of their first seven shots, all from three-point range, to take an early 18-7 lead midway through the first quarter. Baskets from Kamron Kasischke, a three-point play from Garrett Grandgenett, and two free throws from Owen Hancock cut the lead to 18-14 after one quarter.

Wahoo took its first lead of the game at 24-22 on a Marcus Glock bucket. Wahoo went to the half with a 33-31 lead.

The Warriors broke the game open in the third quarter. Baskets from Myles Simon, Hancock, and a trey from Anthony Simon put Wahoo up 40-31 early in the third. The Warriors would outscore the Blue Devils 22-4 in the third quarter to go up 55-35.

“It was certainly not the start that we hoped for, but give Plattsmouth credit for shooting it really well early,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Down 11, we did not panic and got ourselves back in the game in the second quarter, and then put together a good second half.”

Hancock led the Warriors with 18 points on 6-8 shooting from the field, along with 8 boards. Glock had 16 points on 3-5 shooting from three-point range and 4 assists. Grandgenett had 9 points on 4-5 shooting from the field to go with 8 boards and 4 assists. Benji Nelson added 8 points and 5 boards. A. Simon had 6 boards and 5 assists. M. Simon added 5 assists.

Wahoo outrebounded Plattsmouth 36-25. Wahoo was 9-20 (45 percent) from three-point range and had 23 assists on 27 field goals. The Warriors held Plattsmouth to 15-48 (31.3 percent) shooting from the field.

Wahoo improved to 19-2 and will host Norris on Senior Night next Friday night in their final regular season game. Plattsmouth dropped to 7-13.

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Warrior Boys dominate all parts of the game in big win over Scotus
18-2 Wahoo travels to Plattsmouth on Thursday
February 8, 2022 (Home)
    Wahoo    68    •    Columbus Scotus   41   
W (Season Record: 18-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  31        19     (50)  13     (63)   5          68
 Shamrocks   3  15     (18)  11     (29)  12         41

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Columbus Scotus Shamrocks 68-41 on Tuesday night in Wahoo.

The Warriors got off to a great start and scored the first 21 points of the game and led 31-3 after the first quarter. Wahoo extended the lead to 50-18 by halftime.

“I thought our top group played really well tonight. When we get after it on the defensive end and we share the ball offensively, good things seem to happen for us,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Marcus Glock had 16 points on 6-7 shooting from the field and 4 rebounds. Benji Nelson had 16 points on 6-8 shooting from the field to go with 3 blocks. Myles Simon had 10 points on 4-6 shooting from the field to go with 5 boards and 5 assists. Anthony Simon had 6 boards and 7 points.

The Warriors were 10-20 (50.0 percent) from behind the arc and held Scotus to 14-45 (31.1 percent) shooting from the field. Wahoo outrebounded Scotus 30-22. The Warriors had 20 assists on 23 made field goals.

Wahoo improved to 18-2, while Columbus Scotus dropped to 3-17. Wahoo will travel to Plattsmouth on Thursday.

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Warrior Boys grind out the conference win @ Beatrice
17-2 Wahoo hosts Columbus Scotus on Tuesday
February 5, 2022 (Away)
    Wahoo    56    •    Beatrice   43    
W (Season Record: 17-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  11        14     (25)  14     (39)  17         56
 Orange  10   8      (18)   9      (27)  16         43

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Beatrice Orangemen 56-42 on Saturday afternoon in Beatrice, in Trailblazer Conference Basketball.

The Warriors led 11-10 after one quarter. Wahoo stretched the lead to 25-17 at halftime. Wahoo continued to gradually increase the lead to 39-27 after three quarters, and Beatrice would not seriously threaten in the fourth quarter, as the Warriors ended with a 56-42 win.

“We did not shoot it real well from the perimeter, but it was a grind-it-out type of game, and I thought our kids handled that well, and did what we needed to do to be successful. It was a good win over a quality Class B team. Garrett Grandgenett had a big night for us,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Garrett Grandgenett led the Warriors with 16 points and 10 boards. Grandgenett also took two charges on the defensive end. Benji Nelson had 13 points and 5 boards. Marcus Glock added 10 points on 8-9 shooting from the free throw line.

The Warriors were just 3-15 (20 percent) from the three-point line, but were 13-16 (81.3 percent) from the free throw line. Wahoo held Beatrice to just 12-42 (28.6 percent) shooting from the field.

Wahoo improved to 17-2 and will host Columbus Scotus on Tuesday night. Beatrice dropped to 12-5.

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Warrior Boys Basketball: 2022 Trailblazer Conference Champions!
Big 4th quarter boosts Wahoo past Platteview's momentum in final; Warriors advance to 16-2
January 29, 2022 (Championship, Trailblazer Conference Tournament @ Home)
    Wahoo    59    •    Platteview   48    
W (Season Record: 16-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors   9        16     (25)  10     (35)  24         59
 Trojans   7  16     (23)  18     (41)   7          48

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS


Congratulations Warrior Boys Basketball: 2022 Trailblazer Conference Champions!

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Platteview Trojans 59-48 on Saturday afternoon in Wahoo, in the finals of the Trailblazer Conference Tournament.

The Warriors led 9-7 after one quarter. Wahoo led by as much as 7 in the second quarter at 23-16, behind three Benji Nelson treys in the period. Wahoo went to the halftime break with just a 25-23 lead.

Wahoo led 31-29 early in the third quarter after a Myles Simon bucket, but Platteview would go on a 10-0 run to take a 39-31 lead. Baskets from Anthony Simon and Garrett Grandgenett cut the lead to 39-35. Platteview went to the fourth quarter with a 41-35 lead.

A Marcus Glock basket, followed by a three-point play from Nelson, cut the Trojan lead to 41-40. Following a Trojan bucket, buckets from Kamron Kasischke, Nelson, and two Grandgenett free throws put Wahoo up 46-43. Another Nelson bucket and Kasischke layup pushed the lead to 50-43. 

Platteview countered with a trey to cut the lead to 50-46, but Glock countered with a trey to push the lead to 53-46. The Warriors then iced the game by going 9-11 from the line in the fourth quarter.

“I was really proud of the poise our kids showed late in the third quarter,” commente Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Platteview had all the momentum when they went up 8 on us, but the kids kept plugging away and did not panic, and it paid off for us. Winning a Conference Championship is always a cool thing. It was a really nice win for us.”

Nelson led the Warriors with 18 points on 3-4 shooting from beyond the arc. Glock added 16 points on 8-8 shooting from the line. Grandgenett added 8 points and 6 boards. Kasischke had 7 points and 7 boards.

Wahoo had just 4 turnovers for the game and was 20-25 from the free throw line.

Wahoo improved to 16-2 and will travel to Beatrice on Saturday. Platteview dropped to 13-6.

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Warrior Boys breeze past Ralston in Game 3 of Conference Tourney
15-2 Wahoo hosts #3 Platteview in Saturday conference championship (3:30 p.m.)
January 27, 2022 (Game 3, Trailblazer Conference Tournament @ Home)
    Wahoo    81    •    Ralston   32    
W (Season Record: 15-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  29        24     (53)  16     (69)  12         81
 Rams   2  18     (20)   8      (28)   4          32

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Ralston Rams 81-32 on Thursday night in Wahoo, in the second round of the Trailblazer Conference Tournament.

The Warriors scored the first 17 points of the game, and led 29-2 after one quarter, and 53-20 by halftime.

“Coming off a loss and playing a team that we handled pretty easily a week and a half ago, I was worried about how we would prepare mentally,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “The kids did a great job, and they came out and played like they had something to prove. I was proud of the kids’ efforts and focus.”

Benji Nelson had 15 points on 4-6 shooting from behind the arc. Marcus Glock also had 15 points. Anthony Simon had 14 points, 8 boards, and 3 steals. Kamron Kasischke had 9 points and 4 steals. Garrett Grandgenett had 8 points and 8 boards. Owen Hancock had 4 assists.

Wahoo was 12-24 (50 percent) from behind the arc, and out-rebounded Ralston 37-21. The Warriors forced 18 turnovers, while committing just 7 themselves.

The Warriors improved to 15-2 and will face Platteview in the finals of the Conference Tournament on Saturday afternoon in Wahoo. Ralston dropped to 6-10.

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Wahoo No. 1 Seed in Trailblazer Boys, Girls Brackets

Once again Wahoo will be the team to beat - or, quite possibly, not beat - at this week's Trailblazer Conference basketball tournament. (photo courtesy Studio 123)

Bob Jensen - HuskerlandPreps
Publisher
@HuskerlandBob

Let’s just say Wahoo boys basketball is aiming for it to be the only loss of the week.

After reeling off 10 straight wins the Warriors suffered a 53-50 loss to visiting Wayne on Monday night. No harm, no foul, as Wahoo (14-2) remains No. 1 in the Class C-1 wild card and Wayne (16-2) is awfully good, fourth in the wild card standings.

Wahoo crammed that high profile tussle into the start of Trailblazer Conference tournament week, a tournament and a week that finds the Warriors the number one seed in the boys draw. Wahoo opens tournament play in Thursday’s semifinal round, hosting No. 4 seeded Ralston (6-9), which won its Tuesday quarterfinal game against No. 5 Plattsmouth, 53-49. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

One of our most decorated programs in state history, and probably our most famous given that state record 114-game winning streak of theirs, Wahoo started the season with four straight wins before Ashland-Greenwood happened, jolting Big Blue with a 65-43 defeat. A young team that has only one senior in its regular playing rotation, Wahoo righted the ship and won its next 10 before the Wayne loss.

“I have been pretty pleased with how we have played this season. We have lacked some consistency, but we have played well as of late,” says Wahoo head coach Kevin Scheef, who has led the Warriors to a pair of C-1 state titles (2013, 2018) and three other state finals. “Our kids have played hard and have done a great job of sharing the ball. We have seven guys who can all lead us in scoring on any given night, and that has been helpful to us.”

Here is Coach Scheef’s take on the core of his playing rotation:

Marcus Glock, 6-3 sophomore. “Leads us in scoring (14 ppg). Excellent perimeter shooter, very mature for a sophomore with tremendous upside.”

Owen Hancock, 6-3 junior. “Owen has played a lot of basketball for us since his freshman year. Good athlete, can do a lot of different things for us.” Averages 10 points, five rebounds, 2.3 assists per game.

Myles Simon, 6-2 senior. “Myles is an excellent defender, great leader, and has a passion for the game. His strength is getting to the rim and finishing.” Averages nine points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.

Garrett Grandgenett, 6-4 junior. “Glue guy, high character guy. Is our best rebounder (5.8 rpg) and post defender.”

Kamron Kasischke, 6-2 junior. “Kamron is a very good spot up shooter who has great hands on the defensive end, and is an excellent on-ball defender.” Averages 6.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

Anthony Simon, 6-4 junior. “Anthony shoots it well, is a versatile player who can do a lot of things for us. Another excellent on-ball defender.” Averages 6.3 points and four rebounds per game.

Benji Nelson, 6-6 junior. “He is our crowd favorite. He is our high flyer, and has dunked numerous times. Shoots it well and his best basketball is definitely ahead of him.” Averages 8.5 points, 3.3 rebounds per game.

* Thursday’s other semifinal game should be a dandy with No. 2 seed Beatrice (10-2), the defending Class B state champion, facing No. 3 seed Platteview (11-5). When the teams met back in mid-December Beatrice won the game by 15 points, 59-44, but you have to figure it will be a much closer game in a conference tournament setting.

“Our Trailblazer Conference is a tough conference,” says Coach Scheef. “We know that Beatrice and Platteview have excellent teams, and any of the teams are capable of beating each other on any given night.”

* In the girls division, Thursday’s semifinals are also set with top seed Wahoo (12-3) hosting No. 4 seed Ralston, which beat Plattsmouth, 48-41, in Tuesday’s quarterfinal game, and No. 2 seed Beatrice (8-2) hosting No. 3 Platteview (7-8), which beat Nebraska City. 54-26, on Tuesday to advance.

Wahoo is the only team to beat 14-1 Lincoln Lutheran - 38-37 back on Jan. 4 - and its losses have been to powers like 13-1 Norris, 14-1 Elkhorn North and Class B Waverly. The Warriors have yet to play Beatrice but beat Platteview by 33 when they met back in mid-January.

Championship games for both the boys and girls tournaments will be played Saturday at the highest remaining seed in the boys’ division.

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Warrior Boys fall short to Wayne in down-to-the wire battle at home
14-2 Wahoo earns #1 seed in Jan. 25-29 Conference Tourney (bracket posted)
January 24, 2022 (Home)
    Wahoo    50    •    Wayne   53   
L (Season Record: 14-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  16        12     (28)   9      (37)  13         50
 Devils  13   7      (20)  14     (34)  19         53

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors were defeated by the Wayne Blue Devils 53-50 on Monday night in Wahoo, in a makeup game that was previously postponed.

Wayne led early at 10-6 in the first quarter, but a 10-3 run to end the quarter, capped by a Kamron Kasischke steal and layup, put Wahoo up 16-13 after one period.

The Warriors maintained the lead throughout the second quarter, and another Kasischke bucket to end the half put Wahoo up 28-20 at the break.

Marcus Glock and Myles Simon buckets to open the second half put Wahoo up 32-22. An Owen Hancock trey gave the Warriors their largest lead at 12, at 35-23.

The Blue Devils then started chipping away at the lead, and after three quarters, Wahoo’s lead was down to three at 37-34. 

Wayne continued on its 18-2 run in the fourth quarter, to go up 43-37. The Blue Devils still led 47-41, with 3:10 left. Three points from M. Simon and a three-point play from Glock tied the game at 47. A Garrett Grandgenett layup with 1:40 left tied the game again at 49. An M. Simon free throw with 33 seconds left cut the Wayne lead to 51-50. Following two Wayne free throws that made it 53-50, the Warriors could not get a three to go in at the buzzer, and lost 53-50.

“We played pretty well for two and a half quarters, but we really had trouble scoring in the second half,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Give Wayne’s defense credit for some of that, but our ball movement really slowed, and we forced a number of shots.”

M. Simon led the Warriors with 12 points. Glock had 10 points. Hancock and Benji Nelson added 9 a piece, and Kasischke added 8 points and 6 boards. Hancock added 5 assists.

Wahoo fell to 14-2, while Wayne improved to 16-2.

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Hancock double-double leads Warriors to big win over Class B Waverly
14-1 Wahoo hosts Wayne for Monday makeup game
January 20, 2022 (Away)
    Wahoo    84    •    Waverly   63    
W (Season Record: 14-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  17        21     (38)  23     (61)  23         84
 Vikings  14  13     (27)  18     (45)  18         63

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Waverly Vikings 84-63 on Thursday night in Waverly.

The Warriors led just 17-14 after one quarter of play. A Marcus Glock basket, followed by six straight points from Owen Hancock and then a Garrett Grandgenett free throw, put Wahoo up 28-14. Wahoo went to the half with a 38-27 lead.

Two consecutive baskets from Hancock to start the second half pushed the Warrior lead to 42-27, and the Warriors would enjoy a double-digit lead the rest of the game. Wahoo led 61-45 after three quarters.

“This was a really nice win over a quality Class B opponent,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We were really good on the offensive end throughout the game. We moved the ball, worked inside out, and shot it well.  Our transition defense was not very good early, but Waverly has some good athletes, they ran the floor well and hurt us in transition. Owen Hancock and Kamron Kasischke had really good nights for us.”

Hancock had a double-double with 22 points on 10-12 shooting from the field, to go with 11 rebounds. Kasischke had 14 points on 4-5 shooting from behind the arc and 4 assists. Myles Simon had 14 points on 5-7 shooting from the field and 4 assists. Glock added 12 points. Benji Nelson had 10 points and 6 boards. Anthony Simon added 8 points and 6 boards.

Wahoo was 10-18 (55.6 percent) from behind the arc, and out-rebounded the Vikings 37-20.

Wahoo improved to 14-1, while Waverly dropped to 10-5. Wahoo will host Wayne on Monday in a makeup game.

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Warrior Boys manhandle Ralston in 48-point win at home
13-1 Wahoo travels to Waverly on Thursday
January 18, 2022 (Home)
    Wahoo    79    •    Ralston   31    
W (Season Record: 13-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  23        21     (44)  20     (64)  15         79
 Rams   8   5      (13)  10      (23)   8          31

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Ralston Rams 79-31 on Tuesday night in Wahoo, in Trailblazer Conference action.

The Warriors raced out to a 17-2 lead and led 23-8 after one quarter. Wahoo extended the lead to 44-13 by halftime, and reserves played most of the second half.

“I thought defensively we were really good. We clogged up driving lanes and contested jumpers. We were able to get out and run and we got a lot of buckets in transition tonight,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “All 12 of our guys played well tonight.”

Marcus Glock led the Warriors with 14 points on 6-7 shooting from the field. Kamron Kasischke had 12 points on 2-4 shooting from behind the arc, to go with 5 steals and 4 assists. Benji Nelson added 9 points. Owen Hancock had 6 boards, as did Garrett Grandgenett.

Wahoo out-rebounded Ralston 32-13. The Warriors were 33-49 from the field (67.3 percent), while the Rams were 12-39 (30.8 percent).

Wahoo improved to 13-1 and will travel to Waverly on Thursday. Ralston dropped to 5-7.

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Warrior Boys boost record to 12-1 with decisive win @ D.C. West!
Wahoo hosts Ralston on Tuesday
January 15, 2022 (Away)
    Wahoo    66    •    D.C. West   43    W (Season Record: 12-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  15        12     (27)  18     (45)  21         66
 Falcons   3  11      (14)   8      (22)  21         43

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the D.C. West Falcons 66-43 on Saturday afternoon in Valley.

Wahoo jumped out to a 15-3 lead after one quarter, behind two Owen Hancock treys.

A Myles Simon steal and dunk to end the first half put Wahoo up 27-14 at halftime. 

A 15-2 run to start the third quarter broke the game open for the Warriors and put Wahoo up 42-16. Marcus Glock had 9 third-quarter points, and Hancock had 7.

Wahoo led 45-22 after three quarters, before going on to the 66-43 win.

“We were a little sloppy taking care of the ball today, with an uncharacteristic number of turnovers, but it capped off a really good week for us with three wins over three good teams. It was good to see Owen Hancock have a big game for us,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Hancock led Wahoo with 17 points on 7-11 shooting from the field, and 5 boards. Glock had 14 points on 2-3 shooting from three-point range. Anthony Simon added 9 points. Benji Nelson added 8 points. Garrett Grandgenett had 6 boards, and M. Simon had 4 assists and 4 steals.

The Warriors were 23-44 from the field (52.3 percent) vs. D.C. West’s 14-45 (31.1 percent). Wahoo out-rebounded D.C. West 23-17. The Warriors committed a season-high 19 turnovers.

Wahoo improved to 12-1, while D.C. West dropped to 9-4. The Warriors will host Ralston on Tuesday night.

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Solid three-point shooting boosts Warrior Boys over Platteview by 10
11-1 Wahoo travels to D.C. West on Saturday
January 13, 2022 (Home)
    Wahoo    67    •    Platteview   57    W (Season Record: 11-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  15         9      (24)  25     (49)  18         67
 Trojans   8  11      (19)  17      (36)  21         57

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Platteview Trojans 67-57 in Trailblazer Conference action on Thursday night in Wahoo.

The Warriors jumped out to a 10-2 lead to start the game, behind two Marcus Glock treys, and buckets from Garrett Grandgenett and Myles Simon. Another Glock three-point play put Wahoo up 15-8 after one quarter. Wahoo still led 24-19 heading to the halftime break.

The third quarter saw the Warriors heat up from three-point range, as Wahoo hit five treys in the quarter. Wahoo led 36-30 midway through the quarter. A Grandgenett bucket made it 38-30. A Benji Nelson trey made it 41-30. A Platteview trey made it 41-33, but Anthony Simon countered with a trey of his own to make it 44-33. Another Trojan trey cut the lead to 44-36, but a Glock bucket and a three-point play from M. Simon put Wahoo up 49-36 heading to the fourth quarter. 

Early in the fourth, Wahoo was up 50-38, until a Kamron Kasischke trey made it 53-38. Following another Trojan trey, Nelson hit another trey to push the lead back to 56-41. An Owen Hancock trey gave the Warriors their biggest lead at 61-43, and the Warriors went on to the 67-56 win.

“This was a great win for us over an excellent team,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We shot it really well from three. Benji Nelson and Marcus Glock were really good offensively, but we got many great contributions from everyone who stepped on the floor. Myles Simon was really good defensively, and Garrett Grandgenett was really tough on the glass.”

Nelson had 16 points on 5-7 shooting from three-point range. Glock had 16 points. A. Simon had 11 points on 5-6 shooting from the floor. Grandgenett had 8 points and a team-high 12 boards. Kasischke had 7 boards and 5 assists. Hancock had 5 assists and 4 boards. M. Simon had 4 assists.

Wahoo was 11-21 (52.4%) from three-point range. The Warriors out-rebounded Platteview 32-27 and had 20 assists on the night.

Wahoo improved to 11-1, while Platteview dropped to 8-5. The Warriors will travel to D.C. West on Saturday afternoon.

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Warrior Boys move record to 10-1 with decisive win over Blair
Wahoo hosts Platteview on Friday
January 11, 2022 (Home)
    Wahoo    56    •    Blair   40    W (Season Record: 10-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  12        20     (32)  12     (44)  12         56
 Bears   7   7      (14)  21     (35)   5          40

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Blair Bears 56-40 on Tuesday night in Wahoo.

Blair jumped out to a 6-0 run to start the game. Wahoo responded with a 12-1 run, capped by a Myles Simon jumper to lead 12-7 after one quarter.

After a Bear trey that cut the lead to 12-10, Wahoo took control. A Garrett Grandgenett bucket made it 21-12. A Blair field goal cut the lead to 21-14, but Wahoo then outscored the Bears 11-0 the rest of the half,  that ended with a Marcus Glock trey at the buzzer to go to halftime with a 32-14 lead. 

Blair chipped away at the Warrior lead in the third quarter, and they cut the lead to nine at 44-35 entering the fourth quarter.

A Grandgenett bucket and a M. Simon bucket pushed the lead back to 13 at 48-35 early in the fourth, and the Warriors were not threatened the rest of the way.

“The first half was a really good half of basketball for us,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “I thought we were really good on the defensive end, and we moved the ball well. We were not as sharp in the third quarter, but were good enough in the fourth quarter to get the job done.”

Benji Nelson and Glock led the Warriors with 12 points apiece. Grandgenett added 10 points and 7 boards. Kamron Kasischke had 9 points on 4-5 shooting from the field and 9 boards.

Wahoo shot 23-44 (52.3 percent) from the field while holding Blair to 13-45 (28.9 (percent), and outrebounded the Bears 36-19.

Wahoo improved to 10-1, while Blair fell to 6-5. The Warriors will host Platteview on Thursday night.

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Big third quarter spurs win #9 for Warrior Boys @ Crete
9-1 Wahoo hosts Blair on Tuesday
January 8, 2022 (Away)
    Wahoo    63    •    Crete   52    W (Season Record: 9-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  14        13     (27)  23     (50)  13         63
 Cardinals  15  14     (29)  13      (42)  10         52

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Crete Cardinals 63-52 on Saturday afternoon in Crete.

The first quarter was tight and ended with Crete up 15-14. The Warriors took a 24-20 lead midway through the second quarter on a trey by Benji Nelson. Crete went to halftime, though, with a 29-27 lead. 

Crete led by 4 with four minutes to play in the third at 39-35. Wahoo then went on a 15-3 run the rest of the quarter. Garrett Grandgenett had 8 of those 15 points, and Marcus Glock had 5. Wahoo entered the fourth quarter with a 50-42 lead.

A Kamron Kasischke layup and a Myles Simon free throw to begin the fourth put Wahoo up 53-42, and the Cardinals would get no closer than 9 the rest of the way.

“It was not a great first half for us, but fortunately, we were finally able to get some things going offensively the last four minutes of the third quarter,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Benji Nelson and Garrett Grandgenett gave us a big spark offensively.”

Wahoo committed just 6 turnovers for the game compared to 15 for Crete. The Warriors outrebounded the Cardinals 27-21.

Glock led Wahoo with 16 points. Grandgenett had 12 points and 5 boards. Nelson added 12 points. Kasischke contributed 9 points. Owen Hancock had a team-high 6 boards. M. Simon had 5 assists.

Wahoo improved to 9-1, and will host Blair on Tuesday. Crete fell to 4-7.

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Warrior senior Myles Simon posted 13 points, 7 assists, and 4 steals in Wahoo's 77-56 win over Lincoln Lutheran on Jan. 4. (photo courtesy Studio 123)

Warrior Boys open 2022 with big home win over Lincoln Lutheran
8-1 Wahoo travels to Crete on Saturday
January 4, 2022 (Home)
    Wahoo    77    •    Lincoln Lutheran   56    W (Season Record: 8-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  17        19     (36)  25     (61)  16         77
 Lutheran   7  20     (27)  11      (38)  18         56

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS


Warrior junior Kamron Kasischke posted 15 points on 5-8 three-point shooting in Wahoo's 77-56 win over Lincoln Lutheran on Jan. 4. (photo courtesy Studio 123)

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Lincoln Lutheran Warriors 77-56 on Tuesday night in Wahoo.

Wahoo jumped out to a 17-7 lead after one quarter, behind seven first quarter points from Myles Simon, and six from Owen Hancock. Wahoo led 36-27 going into the halftime break.

A 10-2 run to start the third quarter extended Wahoo’s lead to 46-29 early in the third. Treys from Kamron Kasischke and Hancock, and two buckets from Garrett Grandgenett, sparked the run. Wahoo was still up 48-35, when they went on another 9-0 run to break the game open at 57-35. Wahoo led 61-38 after three quarters, and extended the lead to as much as 73-40, before ending with the 77-56 win.

“I thought it was a really good bounce back win after a somewhat shaky performance against Yutan,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “I thought our defensive intensity was better, we moved the ball better offensively, and we rebounded the ball much better. Kamron Kasischke had a big night for us with five treys.”

Hancock led five Warriors in double figures with 17 points on 7-10 shooting from the field. Kasischke had 15 points on 5-8 shooting from three-point range to go with 6 boards and 4 steals. M. Simon added 13 points, 7 assists, and 4 steals. Grandgenett had 12 points on 6-6 shooting from the field along with 6 boards. Marcus Glock added 10 points, 7 boards, and 7 assists.

Wahoo out-rebounded Lincoln Lutheran 33-17.

Wahoo improved to 8-1 and will travel to Crete on Saturday afternoon. Lincoln Lutheran dropped to 5-6.


Warrior junior Benji Nelson gets above the defender for two! (photo courtesy Studio 123)

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Warrior Boys survive Yutan challenge in final game of 2020
7-1 Wahoo rings in 2021 with Jan. 4 home contest vs. Lincoln Lutheran
December 30, 2021 (Home)
    Wahoo    39    •    Yutan   32    W (Season Record: 7-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors   8        10     (18)   9      (27)  12         39
 Chieftains  10  12     (22)   4      (26)   6          32

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Yutan Chieftains 39-32 on Thursday night in Wahoo.

The Chieftains jumped on the Warriors early and took a 10-2 lead. Baskets from Marcus Glock, Anthony Simon, and Benji Nelson cut the lead to 10-8 after one quarter.

Yutan maintained their lead throughout the second quarter and led 22-18 at halftime.

Two Myles Simon free throws at the end of the third quarter gave Wahoo their first lead at 27-26 heading into the fourth quarter.

A Nelson free throw and a bucket from Myles Simon gave Wahoo a 30-26 lead. A Garrett Grandgenett three-point play put Wahoo up 33-28 with 3:10 to play. A Yutan bucket cut the lead to 33-30, but a Glock layup put Wahoo up five at 35-30 with 1:20 left. A Yutan layup made it 35-32 with 1:07 left, but two free throws a piece from A. Simon and Glock in the final 24 seconds allowed the Warriors to escape with the 39-32 win.

“We got completely outworked by Yutan in the first half,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Give them credit for playing really hard. We had too many defensive breakdowns and did not get good ball movement or shot selection. It was good to find a way to win, on a night we were not real sharp.”

Wahoo was 0-9 from three-point range and shot just 13-35 (37.1 percent) from the field. Yutan outrebounded Wahoo 26-22. The Warriors forced 16 Yutan turnovers while committing just 8.

Grandgenett paced Wahoo with 8 boards. The Warriors had no one in double figure scoring.

Wahoo improved to 7-1, while Yutan dropped to 5-3. The Warriors will host Lincoln Lutheran on Tuesday night.

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HOLIDATOURNAMENT

         

Warrior Boys take Holiday Tourney Championship with solid win over Seward!
6-1 Wahoo hosts Yutan on Thursday
December 28, 2021 (Holiday Tournament Championship @ Bishop Neumann)
    Wahoo    64    •    Seward   31    W (Season Record: 6-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  17        16     (33)  18     (51)  13         64
 Bluejays   6  11     (17)   9      (26)   5          31

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Seward Bluejays in the finals of the Holiday Tourney at Bishop Neumann, 64-31.

Wahoo led 17-6 after one quarter of play. The Warriors stretched the lead to 33-14 late in the second quarter. A Seward trey at the buzzer cut the halftime lead to 33-17. Wahoo extended the lead to 51-26 after three quarters.

“We played a really solid first half. We got a little sloppy in the second half, but I thought defensively we were pretty good all night. Myles Simon had a terrific night for us,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Myles Simon led Wahoo with 15 points on 5-5 shooting from the field and the free throw line, to go with 5 assists and 4 boards. Marcus Glock added 10 points. Owen Hancock had 9 points and 7 assists. Kamron Kasischke had 8 points, and Anthony Simon added 8 points and 5 boards.

The Warriors were 22-41 from the field, (53.7 percent), compared to Seward’s 10-38 (26.3 percent) from the field. Wahoo outrebounded Seward 30-18.

Wahoo improved to 6-1, while Seward dropped to 4-5. The Warriors will host Yutan on Thursday night.

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Warrior Boys take out Elkhorn North in first round of Holiday Tournament
5-1 Wahoo hosts Seward tomorrow for tourney championship
December 27, 2021 (Holiday Tournament @ Bishop Neumann)
    Wahoo    73    •    Elkhorn North   52    W (Season Record: 5-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  13        22     (35)  21     (56)  17         73
 Wolves  11  13     (24)  15     (39)  13         52

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

Wahoo defeated Elkhorn North in the first round of the Holiday Tourney at Bishop Neumann, 73-52.

A Myles Simon layup gave Wahoo a 13-11 lead after one quarter. The score was still tight at 20-19 midway through the second quarter. A Marcus Glock bucket, followed by an Anthony Simon bucket, a Garrett Grandgenett trey, a Benji Nelson basket, and another bucket from Glock capped a 11-2 run that put Wahoo up 31-21. A Nelson layup at the buzzer sent Wahoo to halftime with a 35-24 lead.

Wahoo was up 37-27 early in the third, when back-to-back treys from Owen Hancock and Glock put Wahoo up 43-27. Wahoo led 56-39 after three quarters and would not be threatened in the fourth quarter as they went on to the 73-52 win.

“This was a really nice bounce back win for us,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “After not playing real well the past two games, and then having the five day moratorium, you are never quite sure how you will respond, but I thought the kids had really good energy and were pretty solid on the defensive end for the most part. It was good to see Owen Hancock have a big offensive night, and I love seeing four guys in double figures.”

Hancock led the Warriors with 22 points on 4-6 shooting from three-point range, and 9-13 from the field overall. Glock added 18 points and 4 assists. Grandgenett had 11 points and 7 boards, and Nelson added 10 points and 5 boards. M. Simon added 5 boards and 5 assists.

The Warriors committed just 6 turnovers while forcing Elkhorn North into 15 turnovers. Wahoo out-rebounded the Wolves 32-25.

Wahoo improved to 5-1 and will face Seward in the Finals of the Holiday Tournament. Elkhorn North dropped to 3-5.

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Warrior Boys overpowered by top-ranked A-G in season's first loss
4-1 Wahoo travels across town for Dec. 27-28 Holiday Tournament (bracket posted)
December 21, 2021 (Home)
    Wahoo    43    •    Ashland-Greenwood   65    L (Season Record: 4-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  12        16     (28)   6      (34)   9          43
 Bluejays   4  21     (25)  18     (43)  22         65

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

In a battle of #1 vs. #2 ranked teams, the Wahoo Warriors were defeated by the Ashland-Greenwood Bluejays 65-43 on Tuesday night in Ashland, in front of a packed house.

Wahoo had a strong start as they jumped to a 12-4 lead after one quarter. Five different Warriors scored in the opening period.

After a Marcus Glock bucket midway through the second quarter, the Warriors had a 12-point lead at 21-9. After a Benji Nelson bucket, Wahoo still led 28-20 late in the half. The Bluejays then scored the last five points of the quarter to cut the lead to 28-25 at the break.

An 8-1 Ashland run to start the third quarter put the Bluejays up 33-29. A Nelson trey cut the lead to 35-33 with 3:00 left in the quarter. It was all Ashland from that point on though. The Jays went to the fourth quarter with a 43-34 lead and continued to stretch the lead out the rest of the way.

“We were really solid for a half and felt good about our efforts for a half,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “In the second half, we stopped defending the ball well and allowed them to get to the paint or to the rim.” 

“We also stopped moving the ball offensively which led to bad shots and turnovers. It is hard to beat a really good team like Ashland shooting 31 percent from the field and 50 percent from the line,” Scheef added.

Wahoo was just 3-15 (20 percent) from the three-point line and 10-20 (50 percent) from the free throw line. 

Nelson led the Warriors with 11 points on 3-4 shooting from three-point range. Owen Hancock added 9 points. Garrett Grandgenett led Wahoo with 8 boards, while Anthony Simon added 7 boards.

Wahoo fell to 4-1, while Ashland Greenwood improved to 5-0.

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Warrior Boys pull out "ugly" win @ Nebraska City
4-0 Wahoo travels to Ashland-Greenwood on Tuesday
December 16, 2021 (Away)
    Wahoo    55    •    Nebraska City   48    W (Season Record: 4-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  13        11     (24)  15     (39)  16         55
 Pioneers  10  11     (21)   7      (28)  20        48

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Nebraska City Pioneers 55-48 on Thursday night in Nebraska City.

Wahoo jumped to an early 13-10 lead after one quarter. A Garrett Grandgenett three gave the Warriors a 24-17 late in the second quarter, but the Pioneers scored the last four points of the half, to cut the lead to 24-21 at halftime.

A Grandgenett free throw at the end of the third put Wahoo up 11 at 39-28 heading to the fourth.

Nebraska City went on a 12-3 run the cut the lead to 42-40 midway through the fourth. An Anthony Simon layup put Wahoo up 44-40. A Pioneer trey with 3:00 minutes left cut the Warrior lead to one at 44-43. Four straight points from Myles Simon pushed the lead to 48-43. A Pioneer bucket with 1:34 left cut the lead back to 48-45. Four Owen Hancock free throws gave the Warriors a 52-45 lead late, and the Warriors escaped with the 55-48 win.

“Nebraska City slowed us down tonight and got the game at their pace,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We did not shoot it real well, but part of that was because our ball movement was not as good as it had been. We had to find a way to grind it out tonight and win ugly, and we were able to do that. The kids showed good resiliency tonight when they cut the lead to one with three minutes left.”

Marcus Glock led the Warriors with 14 points and 6 boards. M. Simon and Grandgenett added 11 points apiece.

Wahoo outrebounded the Pioneers 28-21, but shot just 3-16 from three-point range.

Wahoo improved to 4-0, while Nebraska City dropped to 2-4. Wahoo will travel to Ashland on Tuesday to take on the Bluejays.

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Warrior Boys Basketball breezes past Logan View
3-0 Wahoo hosts Logan View Friday night
December 9, 2021 (Home)
    Wahoo    74    •    Logan View   34    W (Season Record: 3-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  26        12     (38)  24     (62)  12         74
 Raiders   5  13     (18)  14     (32)   2          34

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Logan View Raiders 74-34 on Thursday night in Wahoo.

Wahoo jumped out to a 26-5 lead after one quarter. The lead was 38-18 at halftime. The Warriors extended the lead to 62-32 after three quarters.

“This was a game in which we were able to get a number of guys some decent minutes, which was nice to see,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “I thought we moved the ball well offensively, and our pressure on the defensive side caused them some problems.”

The Warriors had five guys in double figures. Anthony Simon and Marcus Glock had 12 a piece. Owen Hancock, Myles Simon, and Garrett Grandgenett added 11 each. A. Simon had a game-high 8 boards, while Benji Nelson and Grandgenett added 6 boards a piece. A. Simon had 5 steals, and Hancock had 5 assists.

The Warriors outrebounded the Raiders 39-15.

Wahoo improved to 3-0 and will host Wayne on Friday night. Logan View dropped to 1-2.

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Warrior Boys Basketball posts season's second win @ Aurora
2-0 Wahoo hosts Logan View on Thursday
December 3, 2021 (Away)
    Wahoo    76    •    Aurora   50    W (Season Record: 2-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  17        19     (36)  15     (51)  25         76
 Huskies  12  11     (23)  21     (44)   6          50

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Aurora Huskies 76-50 on Friday night in Aurora.

The Warriors led 17-12 after one quarter. Six different Warrior scored in the opening period. After a Myles Simon bucket to end the half, Wahoo went to the break up 36-23.

A Marcus Glock trey to open the second half put Wahoo up 39-23 early in the third. From there, the Warriors hit a skid and allowed Aurora to score 12 consecutive points to cut the lead to 39-35 midway through the third. A 9-2 Wahoo run capped by a Garrett Grandgenett trey put Wahoo up 48-37. The Warriors lead 51-44 heading to the fourth quarter.

Wahoo’s lead was just 6 at 55-49, when they went on an 18-0 run. Two Glock buckets, followed by a M. Simon three-point play, an Anthony Simon bucket, and an Owen Hancock basket, propelled the Warriors to a 73-49 lead, and the Warriors finished with the 76-50 win.

“We had a bad stretch in the third quarter where we broke down on defense on some possessions, but other than that, I thought we were pretty solid,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “I liked how we responded when they cut the lead to 4 in the third quarter. We did not panic and took control of the game again.  We had just two turnovers for the entire game, and that is terrific.”

Glock led Wahoo with 23 points on 9-13 shooting from the field, including 4-5 from three-point range. M. Simon had 15 points on 7-11 shooting from the field. Hancock added 10 points and 5 boards. Grandgenett had 10 points and 5 boards as well. A. Simon added 6 boards. Kamron Kasischke had a game-high 6 assists.

Wahoo improved to 2-0 and will host Logan View on Thursday. Aurora fell to 1-1.

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Warrior Boys Basketball dominates season opener over Bennington!
Wahoo travels to Aurora Friday night


Warrior sophomore Marcus Glock was the undisputed leader in Wahoo's season-opener vs. Bennington on December 2, posting 26 points on 10-13 shooting from the field and 4-4 from the line (as the photo shows, he's a defensive force as well!). The Warriors dominated the Badgers with an 80-56 victory. (photo courtesy Studio 123)

December 2, 2021 (Season Opener @ Home)
    Wahoo    80    •    Bennington   56    W (Season Record: 1-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  12        22     (34)  27     (61)  19         80
 Badgers  15  10     (25)  17     (42)  14         56

GAME STATS


Pictured from left: Myles Simon, Garrett Grandgenett, and Anthony Simon. (photos courtesy Studio 123)

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Bennington Badgers 80-56 in the season opener on Thursday night in Wahoo.

Wahoo jumped out to an 8-0 lead behind baskets from Kamron Kasischke, Myles Simon, and two Anthony Simon buckets. Bennington scored the next 10 points to take a 10-8 lead, and lead 15-12 after one quarter.

Wahoo trailed 16-12 early in the second, when they went on a 17-3 run. Eleven second quarter points from Marcus Glock keyed the Warrior run. An M. Simon bucket to end the half put Wahoo up 34-25 at the break.

Wahoo steadily increased the lead in the third quarter. A Benji Nelson trey put Wahoo up 61-39 and they went to the fourth quarter up 61-42. Wahoo would lead by as much as 28 at 76-48, before ending with the 80-56 win.

“This was a great start for us,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Bennington is always tough. I liked how our kids competed, played defense and shared the ball. We got really solid contributions from all of the kids in our rotation. Kamron Kasischke played some really good defense for us as well.”

Glock led the way with 26 points on 10-13 shooting from the field and 4-4 from the line. A. Simon had 12 points on 5-7 shooting from the field to go with 6 boards. M. Simon had 11 points and 6 boards. Nelson added 9 points. Owen Hancock had 7 points, 5 boards, 4 steals, and 5 assists. Kasischke had 7 points and 4 rebounds.

Wahoo was 33-59 from the floor (55.9%) and out-rebounded the Badgers 32-25.

Wahoo will travel to Aurora Friday night to take on the Huskies.


2021-2022 Warrior Boys Basketball Team, back row (from left): Coach Max Cook, Coach Dan Chvatal, Coach Bryan Meyer, Coach Mike Bomar, Coach Kevin Scheef. Fifth row: Madden Dwerlkotte, Kyler Elliott, Keegan Brigham, Alex Borchers, Riley Swanson, Kyle Babst. Fourth row: Gage Cooney, Eli Emerson, Jonas Schnakenberg, Dylan Simons, Graham Nutzman, Barrett Lavaley. Third row: Jaiden Powers, Marcus Glock, Owen Hancock, Kade Cook, Anthony Simon, Garrett Grandgenett, Kamron Kasischke, Benji Nelson. Second row: Andrew Waido, Myles Simon, Isaiah Simon. Front row: Cody Hesser, Eli Grant, Griffin Hancock, Kaden Christen. (photo courtesy Studio 123)


Congratulations 2021-2022 Warrior Basketball Seniors (from left): Myles Simon, Andrew Waido, and Isaiah Simon. (photo courtesy Studio 123)

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