http://www.morgancountynews.net/sports/rss.xml en Lady Bulldogs win back-to-back District Championships http://www.morgancountynews.net/content/lady-bulldogs-win-back-back-district-championships <img src="http://www.morgancountynews.net/sites/www.morgancountynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/wartburg_team.jpg" alt="District 3-A Champion Wartburg Lady Bulldogs" title="District 3-A Champion Wartburg Lady Bulldogs" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Lady Bulldogs came out on fire and never really let up in the district championship game against Midway Lady Waves on Monday.</p> <p> Both teams entered the game ready to battle and played aggressively through all four quarters, but Wartburg took the game by a score of 58-48 to win the District Tournament Championship for the second year in a row.</p> <p> &ldquo;This is what you work for from June until now,&rdquo; Wartburg head coach Jason Davis said following the win.</p> <p> While Wartburg never gave up the lead, it took a team effort to hold onto it all game.</p> Oakdale defeats Coalfield 82-65 in district semifinal http://www.morgancountynews.net/content/oakdale-defeats-coalfield-82-65-district-semifinal <img src="http://www.morgancountynews.net/sites/www.morgancountynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/bingham_1.jpg" alt="Oakdale’s Brett Bingham (20) was an impact player on both sides of the court against Coalfield." title="Oakdale’s Brett Bingham (20) was an impact player on both sides of the court against Coalfield." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Oakdale Eagles and Coalfield Yellow Jackets both came ready to fight for a spot in the District 3-A Championship game, but Oakdale came out on top with an 82-65 victory.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m just really proud of the effort,&rdquo; Eagles&rsquo; head coach Travis Nelson said. &ldquo;They were playing hard, kept their composure and just did things the way we do things.&rdquo;</p> Sunbright falls to Oneida in district consolation game http://www.morgancountynews.net/content/sunbright-falls-oneida-district-consolation-game <img src="http://www.morgancountynews.net/sites/www.morgancountynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0113.jpg" alt="Sunbright’s Makenna Brown (25) goes up for a shot." title="Sunbright’s Makenna Brown (25) goes up for a shot." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> After hitting their stride at the beginning of January and becoming an unstoppable force in the second half of the season, the Sunbright Lady Tigers just couldn&rsquo;t rise to the occasion at the District 3-A Tournament.</p> <p> The Lady Tigers came out flat against Midway in the semifinals Friday night and Oneida in the consolation game Monday night to finish fourth in the tournament after ending the regular season on a 13-game win streak to earn the No. 1 seed headed into the tournament.</p> Lady Bulldogs defeat Oneida in OT to advance to championship game http://www.morgancountynews.net/content/lady-bulldogs-defeat-oneida-ot-advance-championship-game <img src="http://www.morgancountynews.net/sites/www.morgancountynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/wart_semis_1.jpg" alt="Tournament MVP Makayla Poland goes hard to the basket against Oneida. Poland scored 9 points against the Lady Indians before putting up a game-high 18 points against Midway in the tournament’s championship game." title="Tournament MVP Makayla Poland goes hard to the basket against Oneida. Poland scored 9 points against the Lady Indians before putting up a game-high 18 points against Midway in the tournament’s championship game." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The semifinal matchup between the No. 2 Wartburg Lady Bulldogs and the No. 3 Oneida Lady Indians was a battle down to the very end, but the Lady Bulldogs came out on top 63-61 in overtime to punch their ticket to the championship game.</p> <p> &ldquo;When it&rsquo;s us and Oneida, it&rsquo;s always going to be that way,&rdquo; Wartburg head coach Jason Davis said about the fierce competition following the Lady Bulldogs&rsquo; win.</p> <p> While it was a high-scoring game, both teams had to fight for each and every point.</p> Lady Tigers fall to No. 4 Midway in District 3-A Semifinals http://www.morgancountynews.net/content/lady-tigers-fall-no-4-midway-district-3-semifinals <img src="http://www.morgancountynews.net/sites/www.morgancountynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/sun_semis_1.jpg" alt="Sunbright’s Hannah Shannon guards Midway’s Paige Bacon during District 3-A Tournament action." title="Sunbright’s Hannah Shannon guards Midway’s Paige Bacon during District 3-A Tournament action." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Midway Lady Waves kicked off the District 3-A semifinals by upsetting the top-seeded Sunbright Lady Tigers in Friday night&rsquo;s opening game. The No. 4 seed showed up ready to play and stunned with a 50-37 victory over Sunbright.</p> <p> While Midway came out on fire, just about everything that could go wrong for Sunbright, did go wrong over the course of the game.</p> Jackets dominate Oneida in Round 2 to advance to District Semifinals http://www.morgancountynews.net/content/jackets-dominate-oneida-round-2-advance-district-semifinals <img src="http://www.morgancountynews.net/sites/www.morgancountynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0244.jpg" alt="Coalfield’s Lance Byrd (3)." title="Coalfield’s Lance Byrd (3)." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> After crushing the Oliver Springs Bobcats Tuesday night, the Coalfield Yellow Jackets took on the Oneida Indians in the second round of the District 3-A tournament Thursday night.</p> <p> The last time the two teams met, Coalfield came out on top 67-64 in overtime, so it was safe to assume that this would be another hard-fought battle between the two teams. That was not the case this time, though. Coalfield was in the driver&rsquo;s seat the entire game and cruised to a 64-42 victory for a spot in the semifinals.</p> Rockwood upsets No. 3 Wartburg 48-39 to end the Bulldogs’ season http://www.morgancountynews.net/content/rockwood-upsets-no-3-wartburg-48-39-end-bulldogs%E2%80%99-season <img src="http://www.morgancountynews.net/sites/www.morgancountynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/taylor.jpeg" alt="Wartburg’s Dillon Fountain (23) was limited to just seven points in the losing effort after getting into foul trouble early in the game." title="Wartburg’s Dillon Fountain (23) was limited to just seven points in the losing effort after getting into foul trouble early in the game." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Rockwood Tigers relied on defense and timely shooting to beat the Wartburg Central Bulldogs, 48-39, in the second round of the District 3-A Tournament Thursday night at Wartburg&rsquo;s Dallas Reed Davis Gym.</p> <p> The two teams had split during the regular season with each winning at home. It would come down to whom could play their style of basketball this evening.</p> <p> Rockwood was ready from the opening tip.</p> Lady Eagles end season with overtime loss to Rockwood http://www.morgancountynews.net/content/lady-eagles-end-season-overtime-loss-rockwood <img src="http://www.morgancountynews.net/sites/www.morgancountynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/taylor_2.jpeg" alt="Oakdale’s Makalia James (21)." title="Oakdale’s Makalia James (21)." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Rockwood Lady Tigers recovered from a scoring drought just in time to knock off the Oakdale Lady Eagles in overtime, 34-33, at Rockwood Monday night in the first round of the District 3-A Tournament.</p> <p> &ldquo;It went into overtime and the winning score was 34, so that&rsquo;s not a lot of points,&rdquo; Oakdale Coach Fred Snow said. &ldquo;When you are 11 down, you are able to catch up and I think we might have been ahead a time or two there at some point.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m really proud of the effort the girls showed in the game.&rdquo;</p>