All local teams were busy for the final sports weekend before the Christmas break. Brush Lady Digger basketball lost a close one at Valley Friday (32-30). They did bounce back on Saturday for their first win of the season (39-27) over Fort Morgan. Brush is home to Sterling tomorrow, the Mustangs head to Severance on Thursday.
Brush’s Grant Becker hit for a game high 18 points as the Beetdiggers defeated Fort Morgan (55-47) for their first win of the year. Aiden Garver had 13 to lead the Mustangs. Brush is at Sterling tomorrow and the Mustangs play game two on Thursday at Severance at 7:30pm on hometown radio KFTM, 94.1 FM, and on medialogicradio.com
Wiggins basketball teams finished (1-2) at the NJC Holiday Tournament in Sterling. The Lady Tigers lost to Sedgwick County (53-37) Friday and Akron (52-40) on Saturday after they defeated Haxton in the opener. For the boys they won over Prairie and came up short against Sedgwick County (42-32). Both teams head into the Christmas Break (2-4).
The Weldon Valley Lady Warriors picked up win number one with a (35-27) home victory against North Park on Saturday. The boys on the other hand were doubled up in a final of (66-33).
On the mat, Fort Morgan finished in 63rd place out of the 84 team NCCT tournament in Greeley. The Mustangs had Christofer Juan and Noah Aguirre make it to day two, but neither would place. Fort Morgan is off until the first weekend of 2024 at the Gary Daum tournament in Niwot.
Brush had a top 10 finish at the Warrior Classic in Grand Junction. The Diggers took 8th place as a team. Austin Ley was fourth at 165, Cole Curtis second at 190, and Christuan Astorga was third at 215. Brush sends a handful of wrestlers to the Doc Buchanan in California on January 5th.
Wiggins grapplers were in Wray to compete at the Mel Smith Invite. The Tigers were 11th as a team with two placers. Jorge Mendez took 3rd at 190 and Michael Pacheco was also 3rd at 215. The Lady Tigers had four placers with Riley Erikson the lone champion at 145.