Sunday, January 22, 2017

SPORTS ROUNDUP: DHS Girls Breeze Into Second Round Of CRC Tourney

* DHS Girls Are Cruising In Crossroads Tourney:  The Dorchester Lady Longhorns demolished East Butler Saturday in the first round of the annual CRC Basketball Tournament in the York Civic Center by a score of 61 to 38.  DHS was up 32-14 at the half and never looked back.  The Lady Longhorns, now 9-6 on the season, will take on BDS this Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

* DHS Boys Bow Out Of CRC Tourney Early: The DHS boys basketball team, low on players, made an early exit this year in the Crossroads Tournament in York.  Despite scoring from Longhorns Kratochvil, Vielma, Havlat, and Nelson, the Longhorns fell to East Butler by a count of 62-31.  The boys are now 1-12 on the season.

* Exeter-Milligan Considers Merging Volleyball With Fillmore Central:  West of us on Highway 6, another area school is suffering from kids not going out for extracurricular activities -- and parents not encouraging them to do so.  According to the Friend newspaper, the Exeter-Milligan School Board met earlier this month with community members to decide on the future of the school's volleyball -- and possibly merging the successful E-M program with Fillmore Central School in Geneva.  The news is surprising to many, since E-M's volleyball team has gone to state eight times in the past 10 years.  While the E-M board voted 5-1 to keep the volleyball program, it appears the program doesn't have good odds over the long term and could merge with Fillmore Central, or even Friend, within another season or two.  E-M Volleyball Coach Darcy White said "it is not just the volleyball program that is suffering."  White told the E-M school board, “It’s not just a volleyball issue – you can’t have teams with five volleyball players and six basketball players. Our numbers are not getting better. ... I am not going to go out and beg girls to play volleyball because those aren’t the girls I want to play for me.”  Board member Kendra Jansky asked White what her thoughts were on students not participating in basketball.  “I think it’s a trend in society, not just at E-M, but you will have to ask the kids,” White said.  

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