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Bulldogs beat Nevada in thriller

Posted February 26, 2015 at 10:31 am

 

The El Dorado Springs varsity Bulldogs ended their home season with a crescendo Thursday night at home against the always tough Nevada Tigers.

After trailing the Tigers at the half 27-31, the Bulldogs regrouped in the locker room and came out firing on all cylinders. They won 68-55.

Coach Ryan Waters, the next morning, said, “My boys played their hearts out last night, and came together as a TEAM. We moved the ball well, we didn’t turn the ball over, we guarded pretty well as a team, and did most of the little things last night that we’ve been missing for most of the season.”

“What I was really impressed with, from a coaching standpoint, was how well our boys responded to the defensive adjustments that we made throughout the game. They executed perfectly

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    JV loses to Nevada in last second barn burner

     

    The first half of the JV basketball game against the visiting Nevada Tigers was by any standards a good game with it ending with the freshmen Bulldogs trailing 17-23. The Coach Jeremy Barger put in the older boys and the intensity went through the roof.

    The final few minutes were a madhouse of activity with the JV Dawgs putting almost unbelievable full court pressure even on the in-bounds passes, especially on the in-bounds passes.

    Coach Barger said of the game, “Last Thursday night was a little different in

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    El Dorado Springs 5th grade girls basketball season wrap-up

     

    by Brad Steward

    A girls basketball team comprised of fifth grade girls from the El Dorado Springs public school has concluded its 16-game schedule. The team claimed the championship in three of the four tournaments in which we competed.

    We finished second in our first tournament of the year which was played at Nevada. In that tournament we defeated Nevada and Fort Scott, KS, but lost to Butler by one point. We followed that up by winning the El Dorado Springs tournament by defeating Stockton, Butler and Nevada.

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    Lady Bulldogs advance in District play

    The El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs won their opening game in District play Monday evening over the Butler Lady Bears in Lamar.

    They will play next at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, against the winner of the East Newton/Seneca game. A win there will advance them to the District championship game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in Lamar.

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    ECS BOYS TOURNEY, CONFERENCE CHAMPS

    The El Dorado Buffalos clinched two titles, 1st place MOKAN All Conference Champions and 1st place MOKAN All Tournament Champions. Coach Cole and his team traveled to the State Playoff’s in Joplin on Feb. 19-21. Team members are: Colten Pike, Seth McKinney, Bryce Walker, Michael Middleton, Ben Middleton, Elijah Buttorff, Dayton Robison, Drew Steuck, Daniel King, Ryan Owens, Tanner Daniel, Caleb Jones and Coach Travis Cole.

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    2ND PLACE IN ELDO TOURNAMENT

    The 3rd/4th Grade Girls Basketball Team took 2nd place in the El Dorado Tournament. Front Row: Grace Kinnet, Hope Hearting, Kaitlyn Smith and Tenlie Steward. Back Row: Coach Jarrod Mays, Brodi McNeece, Cassidy Shane, Chloe Middleton, Tasia Weber, Macie Mays and Coach Brad Steward. Not Pictured: Hannah Carpenter

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    CHANEY HOUSH

    a junior at El Dorado Christian School was awarded two medals at the 2015 MoKan Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 14, in Belton. Chaney earned the titles of MoKan 1st Team All Conference and MoKan 1st Team All Tournament. Housh had a total of 53 points and 37 rebounds during the tournament, and was named Player of the Game against Plaza Heights and Heartland.

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    ANNA BUTTORFF

    was awarded MoKan 2nd Team All Tournament and MoKan 2nd Team All Conference on Saturday, Feb, 14, at the 2015 MoKan Tournament in Belton. Anna was named Player of the Game against Center Place on Friday night. She scored 11 pts and had 13 rebounds.

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    THREE ECS GIRLS RECEIVE MOKAN HONORS

    ECS grade school Coach Michele Leonard, along with her team, traveled to Overland Christian Academy, Feb. 7 through the 9th, for the MOKAN Junior High Basketball Tournament in Overland Park. The players pictured with Mrs. Leonard earned the following MOKAN awards; sixth graders; Lexi Buttorff – 1st Team All Tournament, Isabelle Bryson – 2nd Team All Tournament and Kraysen Leonard – 2nd Team All Tournament.

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    ECS SENIORS

    MIDDLETON AWARDED MOKAN HONORS – El Dorado Christian School junior Ben Middleton was awarded two medals at the 2015 MoKan Tournament. Ben’s coach, Travis Cole, presented Ben with MoKan 1st Team All Conference medal and MoKan 1st Team All Tournament medal. Ben was named Player of the Game against Heartland. He scored 34 pts. and had 27 rebounds during the tournament.

    DAYTON ROBISON – received two medals at the 2015 MoKan Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 14. His coach, Travis Cole, presented

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