East Atchison boys second place team picture. Front row, left to right – Deondre Hughes, Bo Graves, Oliver Smith, Daniel Lesher, and Braden Graves; and back row – Cameron Oswald, Titus Eaton, Adam Phillips, Josh Smith, Kaylin Merriweather, Carter Holecek, Aaron Schlueter, and Tony Skeen.

 

East Atchison girls basketball

East Atchison girls second place team picture. Front row left to right – Alexis Brown, Olivia Morris, Haley Garrison, and Sophia Martin.  Back row, Coach Kelly Morris, Camryn Holecek, Alexis Gibler, Emilee Caudill, Natalie Hedlund, Tessa Rolf, Emily Blum, and Kelsea Kirwan.

 

Kaylin Merriweather

Kaylin Merriweather gets some air as he goes up for two.

 

Josh Smith

Josh Smith goes up strong as he gets two.

 

Kelsea Kirwan

Kelsea Kirwan, seventh grader, looks to pass to the inside.

 

Natalie Hedlund

Natalie Hedlund takes a jump shot for two just inside the lane.

 

Micah Makings

Micah Makings splits the defenders and gets an easy two.

 

Brogan Krutz

Brogan Krutz drives in to the lane against West Nodaway.

 

Zoey Hurst brings the ball around the top of the key.

 

Riley Walker

Riley Walker jump stops and goes up for two.

 

The East Atchison and Rock Port jr. high basketball teams competed in the South Holt Tournament last week in Oregon, Missouri.
The EA Lady Wolves faced off with the Savannah 7th Grade Team in their first game of the tournament, winning 16-14. Cameron Holecek led EA with six points, followed by Olivia Morris and Alexis Brown with four each and Emily Blum with two.
In their second game of the tournament, the Lady Wolves competed against the Rock Port Lady Blue Jays. EA won the contest 37-11. Cami Holecek led the Lady Wolves with 12 points, followed by Emily Blum and Natalie Hedlund with six points each, Alexis Brown with four, Sophia Martin with three, and Olivia Morris, Emilee Caudill, and Haley Garrison with two each. Tayleigh Huntley led the Lady Jays with five points, followed by Tarika Patel with four and Mikayla Makings with two.
The EA Lady Wolves competed against South Holt in the Championship game Saturday, November 18. EA lost the game 35-31, earning the second place trophy. Cami Holecek (two three-pointers) and Olivia Morris led the Lady Wolves with eight points each, followed by Tessa Rolf, Emily Blum (one three-pointer), and Natalie Hedlund with four points each, and Haley Garrison with three points.
The EA Wolves also competed against Savannah, winning their contest 50-27. Kaylin Merriweather led the Wolves with 17 points, followed by Braden Graves and Aaron Schlueter with eight points each, Josh Smith with seven, Titus Eaton with six, and Tony Skeen and Bo Graves with two each.
The EA Wolves competed against the Rock Port Blue Jays in their next contest of the tournament November 16. EA won 52-21. Kaylin Merriweather once again led the Wolves with 17 points, followed by Braden Graves with 10. Josh Smith added nine points, Carter Holecek six points, Adam Phillips four points, and Aaron Schlueter, Cameron Oswald, and Bo Graves with two points each. Rock Port’s Micah Makings led the team with 17 points, followed by Jarrett Hunter and Brecken Kelly with two points each.
The EA Wolves competed in the championship game Saturday, November 18. The boys lost the game 30-64, earning them the second place trophy. Kaylin Merriweather led the Wolves with seven points, followed by Titus Eaton with six points, Aaron Schlueter and Josh Smith with four points each, Bo Graves, Cameron Oswald, Carter Holecek, Braden Graves with two points each, and Tony Skeen with one point.
The Rock Port Lady Jays competed against Mid-Buchanan in their first game of the tournament Tuesday, November 14, winning 51-4. Riley Walker led Rock Port with 14 points, followed by Kylie Nuckolls with 10, Tayleigh Huntley with nine, Mikayla Makings with eight, Aubrey Watkins and Tarika Patel with four each, and Kierstyn Jakub with two.
The Rock Port Lady Jays competed Friday, November 17, against Mound City. Rock Port lost 10-8. Riley Walker scored five points and Mikayla Makings added three.
The Rock Port Blue Jays competed against Mid-Buchanan November 14, winning 27-8. Micah Makings led the Jays with 19 points, followed by Jarrett Hunter with six, and Brecken Kelly with two.
The Blue Jays competed against West Nodaway on Friday, November 17. Rock Port lost the contest 17-52. Micah Makings led the Jays with 10 points, followed by Jarrett Hunter with five, and Phillip Herron and Brecken Kelly with one point each.