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photo courtesy Tammie Tonniges, Studio 123

Warrior junior Marcus Glock lead the charge in completely dominating Malcolm in the Jan. 26 conference semifinal. Wahoo went on to capture its second Trailblazer Conference title with a solid win over #2 Platteview.

Warrior Boys close strong weekend with home conference win over Beatrice

18-1 Wahoo hosts Plattsmouth on Thursday

2022-2023 VARSITY SCHEDULE
(Home games are in BOLD CAPS)

 Date  Opponent  Score
 12/01/22  @ Bennington  W (60-43)
 12/03/22  AURORA  W (76-40)
 12/09/22  @ Wayne  W (66-37)
 12/17/22  @ Nebraska City  W (82-35)
 12/20/22  ASHLAND-GREENWOOD   L (49-52)
 12/28/22  SEWARD (Game 4, Holiday Tournament)  W (59-44)
 12/29/22  ELKHORN NORTH (Holiday Tournament Championship)  W (77-52)
 12/31/22  @ Yutan  W (78-33)
 01/03/23  @ Lincoln Lutheran  W (80-46)
 01/10/23  @ Blair  W (52-38)
 01/13/23  @ Platteview  W (78-46)
 01/14/23  D.C. WEST  W (62-43)
 01/17/23  @ Ralston  W (93-55)
 01/20/23  WAVERLY  W (47-37)
 01/26/23  MALCOLM (Semifinal - Conference Tournament)  W (68-27)
 01/28/23  PLATTEVIEW (Conference Tournament Championship)  W (65-45)
 01/31/23  @ Logan View  W (74-36)
 02/03/23  CRETE  W (76-61)
 02/04/23  BEATRICE  W (46-38)
 02/09/23  PLATTSMOUTH  7:45 p.m.
 02/11/23  North Platte (Heartland Hoops Classic @ Grand Island)  1:00 p.m.
 02/17/23  @ Malcolm  7:30 p.m.
 02/20-23/23  Subdistricts  TBA
 02/25/23  Districts  TBA
 03/07-11/23  State Tournament  TBA


VARSITY ROSTER

No.  Name  Height   Grade
  0  Marcus Glock  6'3"  11
  1  Owen Hancock  6'3"  12
  2  Benji Nelson  6'7"  12
  3  Jaiden Powers  5'10"  12
  5  Cody Hesser  6'2"   9
 13  Garrett Grandgenett     6'4"  12
 14  Trey Simon  6'7"  12
 21  Kyler Elliott  5'10"  11
 22  Keegan Brigham  5'9"  11
 23  Kamron Kasischke  6'1"  12
 24  Dylan Simons  6'3"  10
 30  Barrett Lavaley  6'1"  11
 31  Anthony Simon  6'5"  12

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Head Coach: Kevin Scheef  |  Junior Varsity Coach: Mike Bomar  |  C Team Coach: Bryan Meyer
Volunteer Coaches: Dan Chvatal, Max Cook, Tanner Wietfeld
Student Managers: Griffin Hancock, Brody Milliken, Braylon Pacas, Brysen Fairbanks, Jaxson Hancock, Jordy Golladay

2022-2023 SEASON RECORD: 18-1


Warrior junior Marcus Glock is Wahoo's 2022-23 scoring leader, posting an impressive 317 points so far this season. (photo courtesy Alex Eller, Wahoo Newspaper)

SCOREBOARDS/SUMMARIES/STATS

February 11, 2023 (Heartland Hoops Classic @ Heartland Events Center in Grand Island)
    Wahoo    xx    •    North Platte   xx    

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  xx       xx     (xx)  xx     (xx)  xx         xx
 Bulldogs  xx  xx     (xx)  xx     (xx)  xx         xx

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

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February 9, 2023 (Home)
    Wahoo    xx    •    Plattsmouth   xx    

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  xx       xx     (xx)  xx     (xx)  xx         xx
 Devils  xx  xx     (xx)  xx     (xx)  xx         xx

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

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Warrior Boys close strong weekend with home conference win over Beatrice
18-1 Wahoo hosts Plattsmouth on Thursday
February 4, 2023 (Home)
    Wahoo    46    •    Beatrice   38    W (Season Record: 18-1)   

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  14       10     (24)   8      (32)  14         46
 Orange   8   9      (17)   9      (26)  12         38

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Beatrice Orangemen 46-38 on Saturday afternoon in Wahoo.

Wahoo led 14-8 after one quarter, and 24-17 at the half. The third quarter stayed close and the Warriors led 32-26 heading to the fourth quarter.

An Anthony Simon three-point play extended the Warrior lead to 35-26. An Owen Hancock layup made it 37-26. Moments later a Benji Nelson trey pushed the lead to 12 at 40-28. Two Marcus Glock free throws gave the Warriors their largest lead at 46-31 with a minute left, before ending with the 46-38 win.

“We knew that this was going to be a tough team,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Beatrice is very deliberate; they play excellent defense and are a physical team. We knew that this was going to have to be one of those games where you have to win ugly, and that is sure how it played out. It is hard to get in an offensive rhythm when the possessions are so limited, but our kids got it going in the fourth quarter and were able to get the job done. Overall, it was a great weekend for us.”

Glock led the Warriors with 14 points on 5-7 shooting from the field. Hancock had 11 points on 5-7 shooting from the field. Garrett Grandgenett had a game-high 6 boards for the Warriors, and Simon had 6 assists.

The Warriors improved to 18-1, while Beatrice fell to 10-7. Wahoo will host Plattsmouth on Thursday night for Senior Night.

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Warrior Boys mount double-digit victory over Class B No. 2 Crete!
17-1 Wahoo hosts Beatrice for Saturday conference game (4:00 p.m.)
February 3, 2023 (Home)
    Wahoo    76    •    Crete   61    W (Season Record: 17-1)    

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  14       27     (41)  21     (62)  14         76
 Cardinals  23  15     (38)  10     (48)  13         61

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

MEDIA COVERAGE

C-1 No. 2 Wahoo's latest statement comes in double-digit win over Class B No. 2 Crete in high-level game
by Chris Basnett, Lincoln Journal-Star (Feb. 3, 2023) • photo by Larry Robinson (Lincoln Journal-Star)

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Class B #2-ranked Crete Cardinals 76-61 on Friday night in Wahoo. 

The Warriors jumped out to a 6-0 lead to start the game, but Crete scored the next 12 points to take a 12-6 lead. Wahoo scored the next five to cut the lead to 12-11, but trailed after one quarter of play 23-14. 

The Warriors slowly chipped away in the second quarter. Two Anthony Simon free throws tied the game at 30. Two Marcus Glock free throws gave Wahoo its first lead since early in the game at 38-36. A Garrett Grandgenett trey at the first half buzzer sent the Warriors to the locker room with a 41-38 lead. 

A Glock trey to open the third period pushed the lead to 44-38. Another Glock trey, followed by a steal and layup from Kamron Kasischke, put Wahoo up 49-40. Two back-to-back Kasischke treys put the Warriors up 62-46 and the quarter ended with Wahoo up 62-48.

The Cardinals were able to get no closer than nine points in the fourth as Wahoo held on for the 76-61 win.

“This was a great win over a really good team,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We battled some adversity in the first half, and were not great defensively, but we did not get rattled, and worked our way back in the game, and then played a really good third quarter. Kamron Kasischke came up really big tonight, and Marcus Glock was really good offensively.”

Glock led Wahoo with 27 points on 3-5 shooting from behind the arc and 12-13 shooting at the line. Kasischke added 13 points on 3-4 shooting from three. Simon had 10 points, 6 boards, and 6 assists. Owen Hancock added 9 points and 5 boards.

Wahoo was 11-23 (47.8%) from three-point range and forced 17 Cardinal turnovers while committing just 12.

Wahoo improved to 17-1, while Crete fell to 17-3. The Warriors host Beatrice on Saturday afternoon.

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Warrior Boys post another dominant win @ Logan View
16-2 Wahoo hosts Class B, #2-ranked Crete on Friday
January 31, 2023 (Away)
    Wahoo    74    •    Logan View   36    W (Season Record: 16-1)    

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  16       18     (34)  22     (56)  18         74
 Raiders   9  11      (20)  11      (31)   5          36

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Logan View Raiders 74-36 on Tuesday night at Logan View in a makeup game.

The Warriors led 16-9 after one quarter and increased the lead to 34-20 at halftime. Wahoo led 56-31 after three quarters of play.

“We were not real sharp early, and we did not shoot the ball very well from behind the arc, but the second half, we picked up our intensity and played better.” Said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Benji Nelson led the Warriors with 18 points and 5 boards. Marcus Glock had 16 points and 6 boards. Kamron Kasischke added 9 points and 8 boards. Garrett Grandgenett added 8 boards, and Anthony Simon had 5 steals.

Wahoo was just 1-17 (5.9%) from behind the arc but shot 30-43 (69.8%) from inside the arc, and committed just 6 turnovers for the night, while forcing 25 Logan View turnovers.

Wahoo improved to 16-1 and will host Class B #2-rated Crete on Friday night. Logan View fell to 6-11.

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CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT



Clockwise from top left: Kamron Kasischke, Benji Nelson, Jaiden Powers, Garrett Grandgenett, and Anthony Simon. (photos courtesy Tammie Tonniges, Studio 123)

Warrior Boys Basketball: 2023 Trailblazer Conference Champions!
Wahoo advances to 15-1 with big win over #2 Platteview in conference final
January 28, 2023 (Home, Trailblazer Conference Championship)
    Wahoo    65    •    Platteview   45    W (Season Record: 15-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  15       11      (26)  17     (43)  22         65
 Trojans  10  14     (24)   7      (31)  14         45

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS


Congratulations Warrior Boys Basketball: 2023 Nebraska Trailblazer Conference Champions!

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Platteview Trojans 65-45 to win their second Trailblazer Conference title on Saturday in Wahoo.

Wahoo led 15-10 after one quarter but led just 26-24 at halftime. With the lead at 29-28 with 5:00 to play in the third quarter, the Warriors began to pull away. A Marcus Glock putback started the run, followed by an Anthony Simon drive and bucket to make it 35-28. Garrett Grandgenett then drew his second defensive charge of the game. That was followed by back-to-back treys from Owen Hancock and Simon to push the lead to 41-28, completing the 12-0 run. Wahoo led 43-31 after three quarters, and the Trojans would get no closer than nine points the rest of the way, before finishing with the 65-45 win.

“This is a big win,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “To beat an excellent team like Platteview twice is no small accomplishment, and we are very excited to take home another Conference Title. Marcus Glock was really good offensively, and Garrett Grandgenett was huge drawing two charges on their best player, and going after and getting some really big offensive rebounds.”

Glock led the Warriors with 23 points. Grandgenett had 13 points on 5-7 shooting from the field to go with 8 boards. Hancock had 8 boards. Simon added 11 points and 7 boards. Benji Nelson had 10 points.

Wahoo outrebounded Platteview 33-24 and held the Trojans to 15-43 (34.9%) shooting from the field.

Wahoo improved to 15-1 while Platteview dropped to 15-3. Wahoo will travel to Logan View on Tuesday night.

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Warrior Boys blast Malcolm at Home in TB Conference Semifinal!
#1 Wahoo hosts #2 Platteview in Saturday conference championship (6:15 p.m.)
January 26, 2023 (Home, Semifinal - Trailblazer Conference Tournament)
    Wahoo    68    •    Malcolm   27    W (Season Record: 14-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  23       17     (40)  15     (55)  13         68
 Clippers  13   4      (17)   6      (23)   4          27

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

MEDIA COVERAGE

Red-hot Wahoo boys overwhelm Malcolm in meeting of ranked teams in Trailblazer semis
by Chris Basnett, Lincoln Journal-Star (Jan. 26, 2023) • photo by Larry Robinson (Lincoln Journal-Star)

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Malcolm Clippers 68-27 at home on Thursday night in the Trailblazer Conference Tournament Semifinals.

The Warriors jumped out to a 23-13 lead after one quarter and stretched the lead to 40-17 by halftime. The third quarter ended with Wahoo up 55-23.

“We were really sharp tonight on both ends of the floor,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We got some really good ball movement on the offensive end, which led to a lot of open looks, and on the defensive end, we did a really nice job of limiting their two best players to taking some tough shots, and really not letting either guy get in a rhythm.”

The Warriors forced 23 Malcolm turnovers, while committing just 9 themselves, and held Malcolm to 2-24 (8.3%) shooting from behind the arc.

Marcus Glock led the Warriors with 14 points. Anthony Simon added 13 points, 5 boards, and 5 assists. Kamron Kasischke had 11 points on 3-4 shooting from behind the arc, along with 4 steals.

Wahoo improved to 14-1 and will host Platteview on Saturday in the Conference Tournament Finals. Malcolm dropped to 13-5.

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Warrior Boys transform a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit into a 10-point victory over Waverly!
Wahoo's huge 27-3 final quarter stuns Vikings & spurs "one heck of a comeback"; Warriors host Malcolm in Jan. 26 Conference semifinal (bracket posted)
January 20, 2023 (Home)
    Wahoo    47    •    Waverly   37    W (Season Record: 13-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  10        4      (14)   6      (20)  27         47
 Vikings  11  12     (23)  11      (34)   3          37

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

MEDIA COVERAGE

Sports Overtime: Friday, Jan. 20 (by 10/11 NOW)

The Wahoo Warriors used a 27-0 scoring run in the fourth quarter to pull off a huge comeback and defeat the Waverly Vikings 47-37 on Friday night in Wahoo.

Wahoo jumped out to a 6-3 lead, but Waverly lead 11-10 after one quarter. The Viking defense stymied Wahoo throughout the second and third quarters. Waverly led 23-14 at the half and extended the lead to 34-20 after three quarters.

Waverly scored early in the fourth quarter to take their largest lead at 16 points (36-20) with 7:30 left in the game. 

A Garrett Grandgenett trey got Wahoo started on the road back. An Owen Hancock put-back made it 36-25. An Anthony Simon jumper, followed by two Kamron Kasischke free throws, cut the lead to 36-29. A Marcus Glock steal and layup made it 36-31 with 5:40 left. 

In less than two minutes, Wahoo had cut a 16-point lead to 5. A Hancock steal and layup made it 36-33. A Kasischke steal and layup cut the lead to 1 at 36-35. A Hancock offensive rebound and put-back gave Wahoo its first lead since late in the first quarter at 37-36, with 3:46 left. 

In four minutes of action, Wahoo had a 17-0 run, but were not done. Another Kasichke steal and layup made it 39-36 with 3:26 left. An A. Simon steal and dunk made it 41-36 with 3:10 left. Two Glock free throws with 2:45 left pushed the lead to 43-36. A Hancock dunk with 1:33 left made it 46-36, and a Grandgenett layup with 1:10 left capped the 27-0 run and made it 47-36. Waverly would add a free throw late to make the final 47-37.

“We were not a very good basketball team for three quarters. We were not getting much ball movement, we were not taking good shots, and we were turning it over,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “But that is the crazy thing about basketball. Momentum is such a big thing. We kept telling the kids, we just needed a couple of good things to happen in a row, and we would be fine. Once we got it going it became contagious, and everyone started making plays for us. It was a great fourth quarter for us and one heck of a comeback.”

Hancock led the Warriors with 11 points, 8 boards and 4 steals. Glock added 10 points. A. Simon had 4 steals.

After forcing only 9 turnovers through three quarters, the Warriors forced 10 fourth quarter turnovers from Waverly. Waverly was 7-13 from behind the arc in the first half, but just 1-8 in the second half.

Wahoo improved to 13-1, while Waverly fell to 8-5. The Warriors will get a bye in the first round of the Conference Tournament, and will host a semifinal game on Thursday.

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Warrior Boys Basketball blasts Ralston on the road!
Thursday's home game v. Waverly rescheduled for Friday; Conference Tourney set for Jan. 23-28 (bracket posted)
January 17, 2023 (Away)
    Wahoo    93    •    Ralston   55    W (Season Record: 12-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  25       24     (49)  20     (69)  24         93
 Rams  12  14     (26)  17      (43)  12         55

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Ralston Rams 93-55 on Tuesday night in Ralston.

The Warriors led 25-12 after one quarter and extended the lead to 49-26 at the half.

“We took care of the ball well and shot it well tonight,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “The defense wasn’t as good as it needs to be, but overall, it was a good night.”

Marcus Glock led the Warriors with 28 points on 11-13 shooting from the field, along with 6 boards. Benji Nelson added 21 points on 8-9 shooting from the field, to go with 3 blocks and 4 assists. Owen Hancock added 11 points on 5-7 shooting from the field. Jaiden Powers added 9 points, and Kamron Kasischke added 8 points and 5 assists. Garrett Grandgenett added 5 boards.

The Warriors forced 22 Ralston turnovers while committing just 9, and were 11-25 (44.0%) from behind the arc.

Wahoo improved to 12-1. Ralston dropped to 3-9.

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Warrior boys cap off weekend with home win over D.C. West
11-1 Wahoo travels to Ralston on Tuesday
January 14, 2023 (Home)
    Wahoo    62    •    D.C. West   43    W (Season Record: 11-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  16       14     (30)  15     (45)  17         62
 Falcons   6   4      (10)  15     (25)  18         43

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS


Warrior senior Garrett Grandgenett contributed 10 points to Wahoo's 62-43 win over D.C. West on Jan. 14. (photo courtesy Alex Eller, Wahoo Newspaper)

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Douglas County West Falcons 62-43 on Saturday afternoon in Wahoo.

The Warriors jumped out to a 16-6 lead after one quarter. Wahoo still had a 20-10 lead midway through the second quarter. Back-to-back treys from Benji Nelson and Anthony Simon helped spark a 10-0 run to close the half and give Wahoo a 30-10 halftime lead.

The Warriors led 45-25 after three quarters and the Falcons would not seriously threaten the rest of the way.

“We played so well on Friday night, and we were just not able to continue at that same level,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We did enough to get the win, but were just not real sharp tonight.”

Marcus Glock led the Warriors with 16 points on 9-10 shooting from the line to go with 7 boards. Nelson added 11 points on 4-4 shooting from the line. Garrett Grandgenett had 10 points on 5-6 shooting from the field to go with 7 boards. Anthony Simon added 9 points and 9 boards, to go with 4 assists. Owen Hancock had 9 points and 6 boards.

The Warriors outrebounded the Falcons 40-21 and held D.C. West to just 2-21 (9.5%) shooting from behind the arc.

Wahoo improved to 11-1, while D.C. West fell to 11-2. The Warriors will travel to Ralston on Tuesday night.

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Warrior boys hand first loss to Class B's #2-ranked Platteview!
Wahoo hosts D.C. West tomorrow afternoon
January 13, 2023 (Away)
    Wahoo    78    •    Platteview   46    W (Season Record: 10-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  17       18     (35)  21     (56)  22         78
 Trojans  10   9      (19)  18     (37)   9          46

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Class B #2-ranked and undefeated Platteview Trojans  78-46 on Friday night at Platteview.

The Trojans jumped out to a 5-0 lead to start the game, but the Warriors scored the next 7 points to take a 7-5 lead, and the Warriors led 17-10 after one quarter. 

Two Anthony Simon free throws at the second quarter buzzer sent Wahoo to the break with a 35-19 lead.

Wahoo increased the lead to 44-23 early in the third quarter, but the Trojans cut the lead to 50-37 late in the third; however, the Warriors responded with a 16-0 run over the next three minutes to put the game away at 66-37.

“This was a great win over an excellent team,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Our kids were really locked in defensively tonight. Kamron Kasischke and Anthony Simon did a great job defensively on Connor Milliken. Offensively we shot it well from the perimeter early, and in the second half, we found each other on a lot of really good cuts to the rim. Just very proud of the kids’ efforts tonight.”

Benji Nelson led the Warriors with 17 points on 4-6 shooting from three, to go with 6 boards. Kasischke had 16 points on 7-8 shooting from the field, along with 4 boards and 4 assists. Marcus Glock had 15 points and 4 boards. Owen Hancock had 12 points on 5-7 shooting from the field and 6 assists. Trey Simon had a team-high 7 boards.

The Warriors had 25 assists to just 9 turnovers and outrebounded the Trojans 37-27.

Wahoo improved to 10-1, while Platteview fell to 11-1. The Warriors will host 11-1 D.C. West on Saturday afternoon.

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Warrior boys break free in final quarter for win #9 @ Blair
9-1 Wahoo travels to Platteview on Friday
January 10, 2023 (Away)
    Wahoo    52    •    Blair   38    W (Season Record: 9-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors   9       13     (22)  10     (32)  20         52
 Bears  12   6      (18)  10     (28)  10         38

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Blair Bears 52-38 on Tuesday night in Blair.

The Warriors got off to a slow start, as Blair jumped ahead 10-2 to start the game. Wahoo cut the lead to 12-9 after one quarter. In the second quarter, Wahoo outscored the Bears 13-6 to take a 22-18 lead into the halftime break.

The Warriors scored the first five points of the second half, on a Benji Nelson trey and a Marcus Glock bucket to push the lead to 27-18. The Bears battled back to cut the lead to 32-28 after three quarters. Wahoo pushed the lead to 11 at 46-35, after six straight Glock points, and the Warriors were able to hold on to the 52-38 win.

“We weren’t overly sharp tonight,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We had 11 first half turnovers and were just 2-17 from the behind the arc tonight, but sometimes you have to win ugly, and we were able to do that tonight.”

Glock led three Warriors in double figures with 15 points and 8 boards. Nelson scored 14 points to go with 6 boards and 5 steals. Anthony Simon had 13 points to go with 6 boards. Kamron Kasischke had 5 steals.

The Warriors were just 2-17 (11.8%) from behind the arc, but outrebounded the Bears 27-21 and forced 20 Blair turnovers to just 15 for us.

Wahoo improved to 9-1 while Blair fell to 6-6. The Warriors travel to Platteview on Friday night.

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Warrior boys dominate the court @ Lincoln Lutheran!
8-1 Wahoo travels to Blair on Jan. 10
January 3, 2023 (Away)
    Wahoo    80    •    Lincoln Lutheran   46    W (Season Record: 8-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  12       27     (39)  19     (58)  22         80
 Lutheran   7  10     (17)  10     (27)  19         46

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Lincoln Lutheran Warriors 80-46 on Tuesday night in Lincoln.

Wahoo led 12-7 after one quarter of play. The Warriors went on a 21-0 run to start the second quarter to break the game open, taking a 33-7 lead. The half ended with Wahoo up 39-17. Wahoo would extend the lead to 58-27 heading to the fourth quarter.

“I thought we played real well against a good team. We played a great second quarter and were really able to frustrate them with our D,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Benji Nelson led Wahoo with 14 points on 6-8 shooting from the field, to go with 5 steals. Marcus Glock added 13 points. Owen Hancock had 12 points on 6-9 shooting from the field to go with a game-high 10 boards and 4 assists. Trey Simon added 7 boards, and Garrett Grandgenett added 6 boards.

Wahoo out rebounded Lutheran 34-19 and forced 23 turnovers.

Wahoo improved to 8-1 and will travel to Blair next Tuesday night. Lincoln Lutheran dropped to 7-3.

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Warrior boys close out 2022 with big victory @ Yutan!
7-1 Wahoo travels to Lincoln Lutheran on Jan. 3
December 31, 2022 (Away)
    Wahoo    78    •    Yutan   33    W (Season Record: 7-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  13       18     (31)  24     (55)  23         78
 Chieftains  10   5      (15)  11      (26)   7          33

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Yutan Chieftains 78-33 on Saturday afternoon in Yutan.

The Chieftains jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the first quarter. Back-to-back baskets from Benji Nelson and a trey from Marcus Glock gave Wahoo a 12-10 lead. The quarter ended with Wahoo up 13-10.

The Warriors increased the lead to 16 by halftime at 31-15 and led 55-26 going into the fourth quarter.

“We got off to a slow start but played pretty well after that. Our press was able to force some turnovers and get our offense rolling,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Glock led the Warriors with 18 points on 4-5 shooting from behind the arc, to go with 5 boards. Anthony Simon scored 11 points, to go with 8 boards, 7 steals, and 7 assists. Nelson had 11 points.

The Warriors were 11-22 (50.0%) from behind the arc and outrebounded the Chieftains 33-15. The Warriors also forced 24 Yutan turnovers.

Wahoo improved to 7-1, and will travel to Lincoln Lutheran on Tuesday night.  Yutan fell to 5-2.

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HOLIDATOURNAMENT
    

Warrior Boys Basketball: 2022 Holiday Tournament Champions!
Wahoo advances to 6-1 with solid wins over Seward & Elkhorn North; travels to Yutan on Saturday
December 28-29, 2022 (Holiday Tournament @ Home)

CHAMPIONSHIP
    Wahoo    77    •    Elkhorn North   52    W
(Season Record: 6-1)    

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  26       17     (43)  21     (64)  13         77
 Wolves   8  20    (28)  10     (38)  14         52

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Elkhorn North Wolves 77-52 in the Finals of the 2022 Holiday Tournament.

The Warriors got off to a great start and jumped out to a 26-8 lead after one quarter behind three treys from Marcus Glock.

The half ended with Wahoo up 43-28. Wahoo still led 50-36, when a 6-0 run stretched the lead to 20 at 56-36. The Warriors lead 64-38 after three quarters, and would lead by as much as 29 at 74-45, before ending with the 77-52 win.

“I thought we were terrific in the first quarter,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We moved the ball really well and our intensity on the defensive end was really good as well. It was a good win for us, and we just felt like we were much sharper than we were on Wednesday.”

Glock led the Warriors with 23 points on 4-7 shooting from behind the arc. Kamron Kasischke had 11 points on 4-5 shooting from the field, to go with 4 steals and 4 assists. Benji Nelson had 11 points on 3-4 shooting from the field and 6 boards. Owen Hancock had a game-high 10 boards to go with 5 assists and 6 points. Garrett Grandgenett had 7 boards, 6 assists and 6 points. Trey Simon had 6 boards, and Kade Cook had 5 boards.

The Warriors were 10-24 (41.7%) from three-point range, and out-rebounded the Wolves 43-23.

Wahoo improved to 6-1 and will travel to Yutan on Saturday. Elkhorn North fell to 1-8.

GAME 4
    Wahoo    59    •    Seward   44    W
(Season Record: 5-1)    

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  10       21     (31)  17     (48)  11         59
 Bluejays  10  12     (22)   7      (29)  15         44

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS


Warrior seniors Trey Simon (left) and Kamron Kasischke contributed to Wahoo's 59-44 victory over Seward in the first round of the Holiday Tournament. (photos courtesy Alex Eller, Wahoo Newspaper)

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Seward Bluejays 59-44 in the first round of the 2022 Holiday Tournament in Wahoo. 

The game was tied at 10 after one quarter. Seward took their first lead at 17-16 midway through the second quarter. The Warriors led 24-22 when they went on a 7-0 run to end the half and go to the halftime break with a 31-22 lead.

Wahoo took control in the third quarter as they outscored the Bluejays 17-7 to take a 48-29 lead into the fourth quarter. The lead would grow as large as 23 at 55-32, before settling for the 59-44 win.

“The first 14 minutes we were playing like a team that just had a six-day break, which we were. I thought the last two minutes of the half, and the third quarter, that we played much better,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We were very impatient early and had a lot of bad turnovers.”

Anthony Simon led three Warriors in double figures with 13 points on 5-6 shooting from the line. Benji Nelson had 10 points and 5 boards. Marcus Glock added 10 points. Garrett Grandgenett had a game-high 9 boards. Owen Hancock had 8 points, 7 boards, and 4 assists. Trey Simon added 5 boards.

The Warriors and Bluejays both turned the ball over 20 times. Wahoo outrebounded Seward 40-24.

Wahoo improved to 5-1 and will face Elkhorn North in the Finals of the Holiday Tourney tomorrow at Wahoo. Seward fell to 4-4.

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A buzzer trey just misses; Warrior boys suffer first season loss to #2-ranked A-G
4-1 Wahoo prepares for Dec. 28-29 Holiday Tournament (bracket posted)
December 20, 2022 (Home)
    Wahoo    49    •    Ashland-Greenwood   52    L (Season Record: 4-1)  

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  10        7      (17)  11     (28)  21         49
 Bluejays  12   7      (19)   8     (27)  25         52

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS


Warrior senior Benji Nelson goes up for 2 of his 12 points @ Home vs. Ashland-Greenwood on Dec. 20. It was a down-to-the-wire battle, but in the end the Bluejays handed Wahoo its first loss of the season, 49-52. (photo courtesy Alex Eller, Wahoo Newspaper)

In a December match up of the top two rated teams in C-1, the Wahoo Warriors were defeated by the Ashland-Greenwood Bluejays 52-49. A three-point shot at the buzzer went in and out, and the Bluejays held on for the win.

Wahoo jumped out to an 8-2 lead to start the game, behind a trey from Anthony Simon, a Marcus Glock field goal, and a trey from Owen Hancock. Ashland came back to take a 12-10 lead after one quarter.

The second quarter stayed close, and Ashland lead at the break 19-17.

The Warriors went up 28-24, on baskets by Benji Nelson and Hancock. The Warriors had the ball late in the third quarter up 4, but a turnover, followed by a Bluejay trey to end the quarter, cut the Warrior lead to 28-27 after three.

The Warriors still led 32-31, when Ashland went on a 10-2 run to go up 41-34. A Nelson bucket followed by two Kamron Kasischke free throws cut  the lead to 42-38.

Ashland would take a 49-41 lead with 35 seconds to play. A Benji trey cut the lead to 49-44 with 23 seconds left. A Kasischke steal and layup cut the lead to 49-46 with 18 seconds left. A Bluejay free throw made it 50-46 with 10 seconds left. A Glock trey with 5 seconds left made it 50-49. Two Bluejay free throws made it 52-49 with 3 seconds left. The Warriors got a good luck from the top of the key at the buzzer that would have tied the game, but the shot went in and out.

“We just did not play well enough to win a big game against a really good team,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We did not shoot it well enough or defend well enough. Give Ashland credit for making the plays that they did and for playing really good defense. I thought Owen Hancock played a really good game for us.”

The Warriors were 17-45 (37.8%) from the field, while Ashland was 16-27 (59.3%). 

The Warriors fell to 4-1 and their next game will be in the Holiday Tournament against Seward. Ashland-Greenwood improved to 6-0.

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Warrior Boys annihilate Nebraska City on the road
4-0 Wahoo prepares to battle Ashland-Greenwood at home on Tuesday
December 17, 2022 (Away)
    Wahoo    82    •    Nebraska City   35    W (Season Record: 4-0)   

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  20       26     (46)  24     (70)  12         82
 Pioneers  12   8      (20)   7      (27)   8          35

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Nebraska City Pioneers 82-35 on Saturday afternoon in Nebraska City.

The Warriors led 20-12 after one quarter of play and increased the lead to 46-20 by halftime. Wahoo led 70-27 after three quarters.

“We were not real sharp in the first quarter but played pretty well in the second and third quarter. It was good to get a lot of kids some playing time,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Anthony Simon led the Warriors with 15 points on 2-2 shooting from behind the arc. Benji Nelson had 12 points on 2-3 shooting from behind the arc, to go with 5 boards. Marcus Glock added 11 points, and Garrett Grandgenett had 10 points, 4 boards, and 3 assists. Kamron Kasischke had a game-high 6 boards, and Owen Hancock had 5 boards and 4 assists.

Wahoo outrebounded the Pioneers 40-19 and forced 21 turnovers while committing just 11.

Wahoo improved to 4-0, while Nebraska City fell to 0-5. Wahoo will host #2-rated Ashland-Greenwood on Tuesday night.

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Glock posts 24 points in Warrior boys' dominant win @ Wayne
3-0 Wahoo travels to Nebraska City on Dec. 17
December 9, 2022 (Away)
    Wahoo    66    •    Wayne   37    W (Season Record: 3-0) 

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  11       19     (30)  22     (52)  14         66
 Devils  11  14     (25)   7      (32)   5          37

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Wayne Blue Devils 66-37 on Friday night in Wayne.

The Blue Devils jumped out to leads of 5-1 and 8-3 in the first quarter. A three from Marcus Glock, an Anthony Simon three-point play, and another field goal from Glock got the game tied at 11 after one quarter of play.

Wayne hit three consecutive treys to open the second quarter to take a 20-11 lead. A Garrett Grandgenett trey made it 20-14. A Glock trey cut the lead to 20-17. After two Blue Devil free throws, a Trey Simon layup made it 22-19. Two A. Simon free throws made it 22-21. A Glock three-point play, an Owen Hancock layup, and another Glock bucket completed a 17-2 Warrior run to make it 28-22. The Warriors went to the half up 30-25.

A 17-2 Warrior run to start the second half increased the Wahoo lead to 47-27 midway through the third quarter, and the Warriors cruised to the 66-37 win.

“This was a good win against an always tough Wayne team,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Adversity hit us in that first half, and I was really proud of our kids for not getting rattled. They just continued to play hard, and good things started happening for us. That is a sign of a good veteran team. Marcus Glock had a heck of a night shooting, and our kids did a great job of finding him and getting it to the hot hand.”

Glock had 24 points on 5-6 shooting from behind the arc, and was 9-11 overall from the field to go with 4 boards and 4 steals. Grandgenett added 8 points. Kamron Kasischke had 4 steals. A. Simon had 5 assists and 4 boards.

The Warriors were 9-16 from the three-point line (56.3%) and 17-24 (70.8%) from two-point range. Wahoo forced 20 Blue Devil turnovers, while committing just 7 themselves.

Wahoo improved to 3-0 and will travel to Nebraska City next Saturday afternoon. Wayne fell to 3-1.

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Warrior Boys Basketball posts decisive win over Aurora at Home
Dec. 8 game @ Logan View POSTPONED due to weather; rescheduled date Jan. 31
December 3, 2022 (Home)
    Wahoo    76    •    Aurora   40    W (Season Record: 2-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  22       24     (46)  23     (69)   7          76
 Huskies   4  15      (19)   7      (26)  14         40

GAME STATS  ||  SEASON STATS


Junior Marcus Glock was Wahoo's stat leader in a decisive victory over Aurora on Dec. 3, posting 19 points on 8-13 shooting from the floor to go with 7 boards. (photo courtesy WHS Yearbook Staff)

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Aurora Huskies 76-40 on Saturday afternoon in Wahoo.

The Warriors got off to a great start, as they scored the first 7 points of the game, then increased the lead to 14-2, and led 22-4 after one period of play. Wahoo continued to build the lead throughout the second quarter, and led 46-19 at the break. 

The running clock started late in the third quarter, as the Warriors led 69-26 after three.

“I thought things really clicked today. The effort was outstanding. We shared the ball well, and we played fast. I felt like we took a huge step today from the Bennington game. We got some great contributions from everyone who played,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Marcus Glock led the Warriors with 19 points on 8-13 shooting from the floor to go with 7 boards. Benji Nelson had 16 points on 7-9 shooting from the floor, including 4 dunks. Anthony Simon added 11 points on 5-5 shooting from the line, to go with 5 boards and 4 steals. Kamron Kasischke had 8 points and 5 assists, and Owen Hancock had 7 points to go with a game high 9 boards and 4 assists.

The Warriors outrebounded Aurora 35-21 and forced 16 turnovers while committing 10.

Wahoo improved to 2-0, while Aurora fell to 0-2. Wahoo will travel to Logan View on Thursday night.


Warrior seniors Anthony Simon and Benji Nelson were among the top scorers in Wahoo's dominant 76-40 win over Aurora at home on Dec. 3. (photo courtesy WHS Yearbook Staff)

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Warrior Boys Basketball opens season strong with big win @ Bennington!
Wahoo hosts Aurora on Saturday
December 1, 2022 (Season Opener @ Bennington)
    Wahoo    60    •    Bennington   43    W (Season Record: 1-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  10       19     (29)  21     (50)  10         60
 Badgers  10  10     (20)  17     (37)   6          43

GAME STATS

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Bennington Badgers in the season opener on Thursday night in Bennington, 60-43.

Bennington jumped out to an 8-2 lead to start the game. The Warriors got the game tied up at 10 to end the quarter. 

The score was still tied at 17 with about three minutes to play in the half. Wahoo then went on a 12-3 run to end the half, keyed by back-to-back treys from Owen Hancock and Marcus Glock, followed by an Anthony Simon lay up late in the half.

The Warriors stretched the lead to 50-37 after three quarters and went on to the 60-43 win.

“We got off to a slow start, but after the first four minutes, I thought we controlled the game pretty well, and were able to slowly build and maintain the lead,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “I thought we shared the ball pretty well, and we were pretty solid on the defensive end.”

Benji Nelson led four Warriors in double figures with 15 points. Hancock and Glock both contributed 13 points and 6 boards, and Simon had 11 points and 6 boards. Kamron Kasischke had a game-high 5 steals. 

The Warriors outrebounded the Badgers 29-23 and forced 22 turnovers, while committing just 13.

Wahoo will host Aurora on Saturday afternoon.


2022-2023 Warrior Boys Basketball Team, back row (from left): Coach Mike Bomar, Coach Max Cook, Coach Bryan Meyer, Coach Dan Chvatal, Coach Tanner Wietfeld, Coach Kevin Scheef. Third row: Harrison Krueger, Kaden Christen, Kyle Babst, Graham Nutzman, Logan Lihs, Cody Hesser, Madden Dwerlkotte, Eli Shada, Hunter Williams, Josh Fox, Riley Swanson. Second row: Kip Brigham, Kyler Elliott, Eli Emerson, Kade Cook, Dylan Simons, Marcus Glock, Barrett Lavaley, Keegan Brigham, Jase Kaminski. Front row: Anthony Simon, Benji Nelson, Trey Simon, Jaiden Powers, Garrett Grandgenett, Owen Hancock, Kamron Kasischke. (photo coutesy Studio 123)

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