WAYNE – As high school basketball teams are at the halfway point of their regular season, in nearly two months the state tournament in Lincoln will be rolling up.
Area rankings from both the Lincoln Journal Star (Girls/Boys – 1/9) and Omaha World Herald (Boys – 1/8, Girls – 1-9).
In Class B girls, South Sioux City fell to #9 in both the LJS and OWH; in Class C2 Crofton is #4 (LJS), Stanton sits #7 (LSJ)/#6 (OWH) and Hartington-Newcastle is at #8 (LJS)/#4 (OWH); in Class D1 Guardian Angels Central Catholic is #4 (LJS)/#5 (OWH) and in Class D2 Wynot sits #6 (LJS).
For boys, South Sioux sits #9 in Class B (OWH) while in Class C1 O’Neill is #2 (LJS) and Winnebago #3 (LJS); in Class C2 Ponca is #1 (LJS), Hartington-Newcastle is #4 (OWH) and Stanton is #6 (OWH), in Class D1 GACC sits #5 (OWH) and in Class D2 Winside is ranked #10 (LJS).
The Wakefield Trojans will visit the Ponca Indians on Tuesday, January 9. Join Sports Director, Aaron Scheffler on Big Red Country 104.9 and online at waynedailynews.com for the call. Pregame coverage is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. with the girls contest to tipoff around 6:30 p.m. and the boys game to follow.
In the girls match-up, Wakefield enters with a 3-9 record coming off a fourth place finish in the Bob Clough Post-Holiday Tournament while Ponca is 8-5 after defeating Allen last Friday.
From the boys game, Wakefield is 8-4 after winning the Bob Clough Post-Holiday Tournament as Ponca is undefeated at 12-0 last winning against Kingsley-Pierson, IA on Saturday.
Randolph 46, Allen 17
@ Randolph: Hartington-Newcastle VS Randolph
@ Bishop Neumann: Guardian Angels Central Catholic VS Bishop Neumann
@ Howells-Dodge: Lutheran High Northeast VS Howells-Dodge
@ Battle Creek: West Point-Beemer VS Battle Creek
@ Clearwater-Orchard: Creighton VS Clearwater-Orchard
@ Columbus Lakeview: Pierce VS Columbus Lakeview
@ Homer: Pender VS Homer
@ Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family: Wisner-Pilger VS Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family
@ Niobrara/Verdigre: Wynot VS Niobrara/Verdigre
@ Norfolk Catholic: Columbus Scotus VS Norfolk Catholic
@ Stanton: Plainview VS Stanton
@ Wayne: Laurel-Concord-Coleridge VS Wayne
@ Winnebago: Emerson-Hubbard VS Winnebago
@ Winside: Santee VS Winside
Randolph 57, Allen 29
@ Bishop Heelan, IA: South Sioux City VS Bishop Heelan, IA
@ West Holt: Crofton VS West Holt