The 2020-21 High School Girls Volleyball team had an amazing start to their season! The first game of the girls junior varsity was against Norton and ended with a score of 25-10, 26-24. So the Trojans got their first win of the season. The junior varsity team won against Russell, Triplains/Brewster, Golden Plains, Wheatland/Grinnell, Oberlin, and Dighton. After their strong start, the girls lost to Ellis with the score of 15-25, 11-25. They also lost to Quinter.
Junior Abigail Graham started volleyball by going to a volleyball camp with friends just for fun! Abby’s favorite position to play is middle front or middle back. She didn’t have an idol at first but as she grew up she learned to love college volleyball, and she started looking up to players. We are very happy to have had Abby on our high school volleyball team.
Senior Haylee Tien started playing volleyball in the 6th grade and has loved it since then. As she grew up she looked up to older high school girls and upper-classmen. She loves to be libero and said that she has never been good at the front row and hitting but being the libero has given her an opportunity to play more in the back row where she loves to play.
Sophomore Jersey Voss started playing volleyball because all three of her sisters played and she played it growing up. Her role models were her sisters Harlee and Justice because Justice won state her senior year and Harlee was a great player. Her favorite position is middle hitter. Jersey was also asked if she had ever thought about quitting because of stress. She said yes, because of school and volleyball every night and most weekends, quitting has crossed her mind, but never enough to act on.
Finally, the varsity girls did very well. They came off with a strong start winning their first two games and losing the next but still being strong! Even with the girls losses, they came off very strong at league and won first. In conclusion all of the girls performed very well and the Logan family is very proud!
The Logan Trojan Junior High volleyball team has had a really good season! The coaches are amazing. They played well and they all work great together. They lacked energy on the court though. That brought them down quite a bit. They moved their feet quite a bit as well. There were some good hits too.
Jolie Kuhn, an 8th grade volleyball player, said “ I was really proud of all the games, but disappointed that the season had to end. ” Lylah Voss , a 7th grade volleyball player, said “ We had some highs and some lows.” Trinity Couse, a 7th grade volleyball player, said “It was awesome, and the best season ever!” Coach Dani, quotes “Our team fought to grow and play hard during the season when the state of the world was a little scary and uncertain. Volleyball is a sport requiring lots of effort and tons of spirit, and our best leaders stepped up to give us great examples of both. I am extremely proud of the outcome of our season, as well as the potential of our athletes!”
They had really good games and played hard. They looked happy on the court, and set the ball up. The games were really fun to watch. Their serves were good and strong. The tournament were fun games to watch as well. They played hard and kept their heads up when it got tough. They are the champions of the east division.
They won the B team league against Northern Valley in Long Island on September 17th. On A team, they had 18 points and the other team had 4 points. The second set of the first game was harder, they got ahead of themselves and the other team stepped up. They played against Northern Valley really well. They took good care of the ball.
The 20-2021 junior high football team started with their first game. They started the game really good. Towards the end of the 2nd quarter, Stockton started to pull away with the score. They were down by 14 at half. They just kept scoring and they couldn’t keep up. They lost 56-88. Then they played Northern Valley. Everyone was tackling at the ball. The offense was scoring fast. They won 56-6. Ryan Prewo said about the game “I think we played well. It felt good to 45 our rivals for the first time in a while. Everyone came to the football to make a tackle. We also have bragging rights now”. They played Hill City next. They were not playing well. Hill City had 32 points at halftime. Their blocking was not the best. They were getting a lot of tackles in the back field. They lost 6-38.
They played Golden Plains after that. They came out scoring in the first half. Their defense was playing well. They won 52-6. They played Brewster next. Their offense and defense was played well. They scored 44 points in the first quarter. They beat them 64-6. Kaden Graham said “I think the Brewster game was the funnest game our team ever played. Our line played good and we had some big runs and passes. The game was great”. They played Wheatland-Grinnell next. It was their last game. Their defense was playing good. They were tackling and making good plays. Their offense was playing good. They were running the ball and pushing the ball down the field. The final score was 64-38. Rhett Kats said about the game, “We should’ve 45’ed them but we got off task. The first 3 quarters were really good and our defense stood strong. The offense had many long touchdowns by Thaddeus Towns thanks to the offensive line making great blocks”.
Overall they had a good season. They finished 4-2 winning all league games. Here is a summary about the season from Coach Waters. “The season started off kind of rough. We had our first game against Stockton. It was a lot of offense and not a lot of defense. We ran out of gas in the second half and ended up on the short end in a 84-56 loss. Northern Valley was the next opponent. The boys really came out fired up because of the rivalry and dominated them 52-6 ending the game early due to the 45 rule. The only downside of the contest was that we lost 8th grader Caleb Sparks to a knee injury. He had just gotten back from a fractured wrist." The team finished 4-2 overall and 4-0 in the WKLL.
Article written by: Caleb Sparks and Mayson Vahling
The 2020-21 Trojan football team had its ups and downs. They started off the season with a 4-0 record, winning games against Lakeside 32-28, Stockton 30-7 Lincoln 64-14, and put up a lot of points against Wallace County, 92-52. The Trojans then lost their Senior running back Micah Thompson due to injury and the wheels started falling off the bus. The Trojans played a “state power house” St. Francis, and lost 46-0. The Trojans played the Wheatland Thunder-Hawks, and the Trojans had a very tough time guarding the pass, and lost 52-16. In their next game they had a very tough, hard fought game against Triplains/Brewster and lost 50-48. In the last game the Trojans lost 68-26.
In the Trojans first win over the Lakeside Knights, Dylan Van Laeys threw for 107 yards and 1 touchdown. The next game against the Stockton Tigers the Trojans played a very solid game offensively and defensively. Then they played the Lincoln Leopards and the Trojan backs put up 7 touchdowns and 291 yards. In the Trojans win against Wallace County the Trojans ran all over the Wildcats. The backs combined for 565 yards with 338 of them coming from Senior running back Micah Thompson. He also scored 7 of the 10 touchdowns. The Trojans schedule started to get a little tougher starting with the St. Francis Indians. The Trojans couldn’t do anything on offense and couldn’t get a stop on defense. The Wheatland-Grinnell Thunderhawks were next on the list, the Thunderhawks threw the ball all over the Trojans. Against the Triplains Brewster Titans the Trojans lost but left it all out on the field. In the game against the Quinter Bulldogs, it was a very cold game but the Bulldogs came out victorious knocking the Trojans out of playoff contention. The Trojans last game was against the Dighton Hornets. The Trojans ran a little trickery on offense and amazing defense helping the Trojans with 50-0.
On the offensive side of the ball Junior Josh Uhland leads the Trojans in rushing yards with 702 yards. Senior Micah Thompson leads the team in all purpose yards with 853. Junior Dylan Van Laeys also leads the team in total touchdowns with 16. Van Laeys also leads the Trojans in total yards with 1191. He has 560 rushing yards, and 631 through the air, he also has 6 passing touchdowns. Van Laeys was asked how the season has gone so far. “I would say we have definitely had some ups and downs, but we have been able to push through it and still have an opportunity to make districts. No matter what happens it has been a fun year and I know we are all grateful we are even getting to play,” said Dylan Van Laeys.
On the defensive side of the ball. Dylan Van Laeys leads the team in sacks with 5 total. Senior Kaden Shellito leads the team in interceptions with 4. His favorite receiving target has been Junior Jadin Newell 12 completed passes for 275 yards. Jadin Newell said “I like all my teammates. They are all funny and really cool. Our season started off really good. Football taught me how to overcome pain and taught me how to play through pain. It also taught me many life lessons.”
“I think our season hasn't been great but not bad at the same time. We lost some games we probably should've won but we have get ready for these really important games up ahead,” said Ian Sparks. Senior Linebacker that leads the team with 86 tackles. Sparks also has a blocked punt.
Article written by: Rhett Kats and Kaden Graham
The 2020 XC season started off on September 3rd in Concordia, on a warm Thursday afternoon. We had two athletes running on varsity at Concordia, Junior Sam Pinkerton and Senior Dylan DeWitt. Sam took 8th and Dylan took 31st. “Well, it was pretty hard, it had a bunch of hills and dips. It was also really hot and humid,” said Dylan.
On September 10, they headed to Stockton where they ran at Webster Lake. Once again, we had two runners participate in varsity, Sam Pinkerton and Dylan DeWitt. Sam took 5th with a time of 19:21.1 and Dylan took 33rd with a time of 24:02.4. “The Stockton course was very similar to Concordia’s, both weather and terrain.” said Sam. “What keeps me motivated? Mostly having someone in front of me. Someone to motivate me to run faster and do better."
"I have trained myself just to run through most pain and negative thoughts,” said Dylan.
On October 1, they headed out to Beloit. Only Sam participated, and he placed 5th with a PR time of 17:48.9! “I was kind of stunned. I mean this is what I worked for all year, to break 18 minutes, and to do that felt great!” said Sam. On October 8th, they had a home meet in Phillipsburg.
The Phillipsburg team as a whole did not quite make the top 5, although junior Sam Pinkerton took 6th with a time of 19:12.6.
Next, he traveled to Lakeside. Sam took 1st in his heat and 3rd overall with a time of 18:04! “Honestly, it was thrilling. It felt good to get 1st in my heat and 3rd overall. I think they could've done us all together though because I think my time would've been better because I would've had someone to chase,” said Sam.
Sam participated in Regionals on October 24 at Tribune and took 6th with a time of 18:28. “Last year I placed 18th on a course I knew and loved and now I'm on a strange course in colder weather,” said Sam.
Sam then headed to State on October 31 and got 7th place!
Freshman Gabriel Rudd also participated for part of the cross-country season. “The season was difficult in the beginning, but it slowly got easier. The matches were difficult due to all of the other really great runners, but I truly enjoyed it,” said Gabe.
To see the schedule and all scores go to Fall Scores.
Article written by Ryan Prewo
The Logan Junior High hosted the Huskies from Northern Valley on Thursday, Dec. 3 in the Logan Gym. These were the first games played after the KSHSSA decision which prohibited fans from attending. So, while this game traditionally packs the gym with fans from both sides cheering on their athletes, this game was just the opposite.
While the atmosphere wasn't what they were used to, the Trojans came out and played well for the fans at home who were watching by video. The B-team girls got off to a slow start and fell to the Huskies with a score of 8-12. From there on out, it was all Trojans as they dominated the rest of the night.
With a huge height advantage over the Valley, the B-team Trojans rolled over the Huskies 22-9. The A-team girls game was a little closer, with the Lady Trojans scoring 28 to the Husky's 19. In the final match-up of the night, the game was close in the first quarter, but the Trojans packed a punch in the 2nd quarter widening the gap and held on to the lead to the end with a final score of 44-28.
Next action for the Junior Trojans will be Thursday, Dec. 10 as they take on Paradise in the Damar gym.
In their season opener, the Logan Trojans hosted Wheatland/Grinnell on Friday, Dec. 4. With no JV girls game, the JV boys started off the night with two quarters of playing time. The Trojans struggled a bit allowing the Thunderhawks to get a jumpstart on them and the 7-1 lead early in the game. Down by 10 at one point in the game, the Trojans cut the lead by 1 and finished with the 11-20 loss.
With the gym already quiet without fans, the Lady Trojans didn't have much to cheer about as they struggled to put points on the board, ending the 3rd quarter down 9-18. They came alive in the 4th quarter though as Kenize Wells and Khloee Braun each drained 3-pointers, and Kirsten Marcotte added two, making the score 18-18 with 3:59 left on the clock. Another bucket by each team left the score 20-20 at the end of regulation. In overtime, the Trojans kept fighting, and with points from Wells, Abby Graham, Riley Delimont and Braun, they outscored the visitors 29-26. Senior Khloee Braun led the charge with 14 points and 14 rebounds, followed by Kenzie Wells with 8 points and Kirsten Marcotte with 7. Abby Graham pulled down 10 rebounds.
In the varsity boys match-up, the Trojans jumped to an early 14-10 lead in the first quarter. While they held that lead for the rest of the game, it was far from comfortable. Up by 5 at halftime, the Thunderhawks came close in the 3rd quarter, only down by 3. The Trojans extended their lead and with 1:53 on the clock, the score was 45-36. Wheatland wasn't done yet though as they added 11 points before the game ended. Senior Jadin Newell kept the Trojans on top with 4 points from the free throw line, and the Trojans hung on for the 51-47 win. Junior Trey Kats scored 14 for the night followed by senior Ian Sparks with 12. Sparks and Dylan Van Laeys both ended the night with 11 rebounds.
Next action for the Trojans will be Tuesday, Dec. 8 as they play in the Sagebrush Shootout in Brewster.
It was a tough day for the Logan /Palco Trojans as they gave up four losses to the Huskies on Thursday, Dec. 5 in Almena.
Following a loss from the B-Team girls, the B-team boys started out the game timid couldn't get their shots to fall. Down 9-21 with 3 minutes left in the 4th quarter, they found their spark and made a 10-point run, closing the gap against the Huskies. Time ran out as they couldn't quite catch up and fell 19-23. The A-team girls played neck and neck throughout an exciting game with the Huskies out-scoring the Trojans in the final minutes of the game to win 26-33. The A-team boys started out tough with a 1st quarter score of 9-11, but couldn't keep up with the 3-point shooting from Huskies Kenton Thalheim and Jason Cox and lost 32-47.
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