Sports

Horns fend off ’Dogs for 51-47 bi-district win

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Typical of a Schulenburg-Thorndale playoff matchup, Monday night’s bi-district game in Brenham went back and forth with plenty of physical play. Unlike the previous two meetings, the team with the early deficit didn’t win.

Lady Horns’ comeback falls short in area

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Few teams have reached 50 points against the Lady Horns this season but their pressure defense wasn’t able to force Normangee into very many turnovers in a 64-53 area playoff loss Monday night in Rockdale.

UIL Basketball Playoff Pairings

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GIRLS’ BI-DISTRICT (Feb. 11-13)

In 1A Region IV

• Byes – Moulton, Fayetteville

2A Region IV

• Schulenburg 56, Thrall 28

Upcoming SHS Sports Schedules

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SOFTBALL

• Feb. 25-27 – Burton Tournament (varsity).

• March 2 – at Shiner* (JV-5:00 / V-7:00).

• March 4-6 – Lady Horn Tournament.

Limbaugh to continue her running career at Texas Tech

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Lady Horn senior Taylor Limbaugh (seated, center) signs her letter of intent to run cross country and track and field at Texas Tech University in Lubbock next year. Joining her at the ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 9 were her mom, Jennifer (seated, left), and her dad, Duane (seated, right), along with (back from left) Schulenburg ISD Girls’ Athletic Coordinator Donald Zapalac and cross country coach Richard Hoogendoorn.

Niesner signs to play football for Colgate

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On National Signing Day, Lake Creek High School senior Chance Niesner signed his offer to play football for Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. Niesner played left offensive tackle for the Lake Creek Lions in Montgomery, and was named captain all three years he lettered while being named second team all-county, second team all-district, first team all-district (twice), academic all-district (four times), and first-team academic all-state. Colgate University is a Division I school which competes in the Patriot League. At the signing ceremony, Niesner thanked Colgate for the opportunity to continue playing a sport he loves, his parents and siblings for pushing him to be the best he could be, his coaches Kennedy and White for their guidance and, above all, gave thanks to God who made it possible, quoting Proverbs 3, verses 5-6. Niesner (seated, center) was joined by his family at the signing ceremony Feb. 3: (seated, from left) sister Presley and dad John; (seated, from right) sister Kinley and mom Shara; and (standing, from left) brothers Dalton and Tucker, and grandparents Deanna and David Niesner.

KC district free throw winners

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Schulenburg Knights of Columbus Council 2902 hosted the District 190 Free Throw Championship on Saturday, Feb. 13 at St. Rose of Lima Gym. Pictured are: (front, from left) Tom Muras of Council 2902; Ellie Hammack of Schulenburg and Cal Schiffli of Schulenburg, 9-year-old winners; Jenna Guentert of Schulenburg and Hayes Baumgarten of Schulenburg, 10-year-old winners; Annabelle Norrell of Weimar and Larry Silcox III of Weimar, 11-year-old winners; (back, from left) Adam Venghaus of Council 2902; Kylie Ohnheiser of Weimar and Landon Vacek of Weimar, 12-year-old winners; Hannah Hillje of Weimar and Logan Kainer of Weimar, 13-year-old winners; Jonathan Shupak of Weimar, 14-year-old winner; and Rodney Kalich of Council 2902. Winners advance to the Diocese of Victoria contest, scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 21 at Sacred Heart High School in Hallettsville.

Upcoming SHS Sports Schedules

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SOFTBALL

• Feb. 19 – varsity at home vs. Burton, 6 p.m.

• Feb. 23 – varsity at home vs. Brazos, 6 p.m.

• Feb. 25-27 – Burton Tournament (varsity).