Friday, January 13, 2017

Varsity Boys Down Liberal to Ring in the New Year

The varsity boys basketball team started the new year on the right note by defeating Liberal 60-40 in front of the home crowd January 6th.   Adrian quietly and steadily built a 25 point lead before cruising to  the 20 point margin of victory.  "The boys did a really good job getting to the rim on offense and guarded well on defense," said Head Coach Tyson Basore.

- Nick Preston -

Individual Stat Leaders

Points:  Hunter Steen 21,  Logan Harris 16,  Nick Preston 8,  Peyton Reynolds 8
3 pointers:   Hunter Steen 2
Rebounds:  Hunter Steen 5,  Logan Harris 5
Steals:  Hunter Steen 7,  Peyton Reynolds 3,  Logan Harris 3
Assist:  Logan Harris 5,  Hunter Steen 4

- Jesse Graham -

- Collin Lybarger -

- Peyton Reynolds -

- Dylan Novovesky -

Adrian Boys Fall to Sherwood in Basketball

- Timeout for the Blackhawks -

The Adrian Blackhawks boys varsity basketball team traveled to the Sherwood Marksmen's home court where they faced a team with speed they hadn't seen yet this season.  Adrian played them tough but could not overcome the overall speed losing 73-61.

Teams are putting an effort to stop Logan Harris from driving the lane so he has been finding teammates open for the basket.   Logan led the team with 6 assists.   Hunter Steen has been on fire from 3 point land hitting five shots from beyond the line.   Hunter led the team with 23 points.
"We didn't do a very good job of playing help defense," said Head Coach Tyson Basore. 

- Hunter Steen -

- Logan Harris -

Individual Stat Leaders

Points:         Hunter Steen 23,  Logan Harris  13,  Nick Preston 9
3 pointers:    Hunter Steen 5
Rebounds:    Logan Harris 7
Steals           Logan Harris 3
Assists          Logan Harris 6,  Dylan Novovesky  3

- Nicholas Preston -

- Tanner Pitts -

- Jacob Weeks -

- Derek Greer, Gavin Reed, Dakota Harris -

- Dylan Novovesky -

- Connor Pruitt, Logan Harris -

Lady Blackhawks Hammer Liberal 71-38

The Adrian Lady Blackhawks walked away on the winning end of the quietest 33 point margin of victory.  They systematically and consistently outscored the Liberal varsity girls 71-38 January 6th.   The victory raises the team record to 9-1 on the year.

There was a balanced attack on offense with three players in double figures.  Defense was spread out with several players pulling in rebounds, steals and assists.  The ladies shot 45% from the field and a blistering 63% from the free throw line.  It was a great way for the girls to ring in 2017.

- Kerigan Wimsatt -

Individual Stat Leaders 

Total Points:   L. Shipley and J Shipley 20,  B Reed 19

3-pointers:  L Shipley 4/6, J Shipley 1/2,  B Reed 1/7

Free Throws/Attempts:  J Shipley 5/6,  L Shipley 4/5,  B Reed 6/12

Rebounds:  J Shipley 8,  L Shipley 7,  A Walley 3

Steals:  L Shipley 7,  S. Tallman 3,  B Reed/A Walley 2

Assists:  L Shipley 5,  B Reed 4,  S Tallman 3

- Lauren Shipley, Anna Walley, Remi Pittman -

- Sheldon Tallman -

- Jenna Shipley -

- Bailey Reed -

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Lady Blackhawks Top Sherwood in Milestone Game

During an emotional pause in the game, Coaches Bruto and Tallman 
and the Lady Blackhawks congratulate Bailey Reed for scoring her 1,000th point.

The Lady Blackhawks traveled to Sherwood to take on the Marksmen in varsity basketball action Monday night. The game featured a player hitting a major scoring milestone when Bailey Reed connected on a three point shot in the third period.

Adrian built a 24-point lead in three periods of action.  The fourth period was spent making sure other members of the team got playing time.  The Blackhawks won 57-47, giving the appearance of a closer game than it actually was.

The team improves its record to 10-1 heading into conference play.   The Lady Blackhawks face off with the Archie Whirlwinds Friday night during Courtwarming activities.

- Anna Walley, Senior -

Team Stats:

FG/Attempts:  17/51  33%
FT/Attempts   12/18  67%

Individual Stat Leaders

Points:  L Shipley 27,  B Reed 14,  J Shipley 12

3-pointers:  L Shipley 5/10,  B Reed 3/4,  K Wimsatt 1/2

FT/Attempts:  L Shipley 6/6,   B Reed 5/9,  K Wimsatt 1/3

Rebounds:  J Shipley 9,  L Shipley 5,  A Walley 4

Steals:  S Tallman 3,  K Wimsatt 2,  B Reed 2

Assists:  L Shipley 6,  K Wimsatt 3,  J Shipley 3

- Jenna Shipley, Freshman -

- Kerigan Wimsatt and Jenna Shipley -

- Kerigan Wimsatt -

- Bailey Reed -

- Lauren Shipley -

- Sheldon Tallman -

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Courtwarming 2017 this Friday, January 13

AHS Courtwarming 2017
Overall Theme: Harry Potter- Welcome to Our House

The AHS Courtwarming versus the Archie Whirlwinds is this coming Friday, January 13th. Don't let Friday the 13th scare you off, come on out and cheer on your Blackhawks! JV girls start the night off at 4:30pm, followed by JV boys, Varsity girls and Varsity boys. Coronation of this year's King and Queen will be at halftime of the boys Varsity game. Below is Courtwarming info.
Seniors Theme: Gryffindor (Scarlet/Gold) Queen Candidate: Marissa Markel King Candidate: Zachary Arnold
Juniors Theme: Slytherin (Green/Silver) Queen Candidate: Maddie Markel King Candidate: William Kussmaul
Sophomores Theme: Hufflepuff (Yellow/Black) Queen Candidate: Elise Reynolds King Candidate: Cole Nebocat Freshmen Theme: Ravenclaw (Blue/Bronze) Queen Candidate: Ragan Hendrix King Candidate: Joseph Jones 2016 Royalty Assisting with Coronation- Amina Scaletty and Alex Rushly Crown/Flower Bearers: Zhynlee Reed- daughter of Randy and Tina Reed Jaiden Fishbaugh- son of Amy Fishbaugh
Courtwarming Dance: The Courtwarming Dance will be held in the Elementary gym from 9:30-11:30. Admission to the dance is $3.00. Dress is semi-formal. Courtwarming Spirit Days
Monday: Quidditch World Cup Day- wear jersey from your favorite team Tuesday: Wizard Day- dress as favorite Harry Potter character or something related to the book Wednesday: Weasley Wednesday- ugly sweater day Thursday: House Colors (Grade Level)
Friday: Blackhawk Spirit

Bailey Reed Reaches 1000 Point Milestone!

Senior Bailey Reed joined an exclusive club in the second half of the basketball game at Sherwood. She entered the game two points from the mark but got into foul trouble and sat out much of the second quarter.

A frustrating first half netted her one point from the foul line but the second half was another story.  A volley of missed shots and offensive rebounds led to the ball being fed to her beyond the three point line.  Bailey launched a three pointer and was fouled in the process.   A few bounces on the rim later the ball fell in to put her at 1002 for her high school career.  The game was stopped and Reed was given much-deserved recognition from the announcer at Sherwood.

After achieving the milestone the pressure was off of her and her teammates. Bailey caught fire and ripped of 10 points in rapid fashion and finished with 14 points on the night.

I had a chance to ask Bailey some questions after the ballgame.   Below is a transcript of our discussion:

How did you feel going into the last two games knowing you were close to 1000?
          -I was nervous because I knew I had a big task at hand. I wanted to achieve that goal but also focus on helping my team win those games.

How did it feel when you landed the 1000th point? Anything in particular stand out to you when it happened?
               -Once I saw that shot roll in a huge smile spread across my face. I had tears streaming down my face because I did not think I would reach that milestone in basketball. The thing that stood out the most to me was how my teammates ran and were hugging me and cheering me on. It feels good to have that support especially from my bestfriends.

Year/grade you started playing basketball.

High school basketball honors (all-district, etc).
      10th Grade- All-Conference Honorable Mention
      11th Grade-All District, 1st team All-Conference

Favorite basketball memory in high school
           -I will always remember our jam sessions in the locker room before games.

Any advice for younger Blackhawks?
          -If you want to get better you have to work for it.

Anything you want to say to coaches and team?
            -I want to say thank you to my coaches for always pushing me to be my best and also being there for me when I needed them. I wouldn't be the player I was today without them. Also thank you to my team for cheering me on and always believing in me and what I was capable of doing.

Include as many thank you's as you want for family, friends, etc
        -First I would like to think my family. Each person in my family wants to see me succeed and give my all. My parents and grandparents are my biggest supporters in the sports I play. I would also like to thank my two little sisters Zhyn and Zhava for always coming to every game and cheering me on. They both are definitely my biggest fans on and off the court. Thank you to Devin Darby for coming and supporting me at every game. He always has the best attitude, even if I'm grumpy after basketball, and keeps me looking at the positives. Last but not least thank you to my best friends who are always there for me and want to see me succeed in everything I do. I couldn't ask for better friends.

Lady Blackhawks (Volleyball) are top-notch in the classroom!

2016 Academic All-State Honors for Lady Blackhawks (Volleyball)

Four Lady Blackhawks have been named to this season's Academic All-State Team for their high achievement in the classroom.  A special shout out to:  

Remi Pittman, Junior

Bailey Reed, Senior

Lauren Shipley, Senior

Anna Walley, Senior

In addition, several other volleyball players were very close to achieving this honor.  So proud of our girls for their commitment and dedication both in the classroom and on the court!
To receive an Academic All-State nod, athletes must have a cumulative 3.6 GPA or Higher (including Fall 2016 semester) and must have participated in at least 75% of 2016 Varsity matches.