Longhorns give it their all in district final games

While losses are hard, our Longhorns stuck with it to the end.

A 17-5 record is nothing to be ashamed of.
In a heartbreaking loss Tuesday night, the Longhorn boys’ basketball team finished their season in a 28-54 fall to the Ashland-Greenwood Bluejays.
The Longhorns went into the C1-5 district final game with the No. 5 seed, whereas the Bluejays were in the No. 12 seed.
Even though they won’t be making a trip to the state tournament next week, the boys have much to be proud of.
They overcame major injuries to key players and grew as a team because of it.
But let’s not forget about other Longhorn athletes.
The girls’ team also lost in their district final game Friday to Wahoo. A repeat of last year.
Both the girls’ and boys’ teams have had amazing seasons, and those kids are just fun to watch.
This senior class is just plain talented. Let’s also give a shoutout to Trevor Peterson, who was the Class C state runner-up in the 182-pound division.
While losses are hard, our Longhorns stuck with it to the end.
But another thing to be proud of is the respect and sportsmanship our local athletes show both on and off the court. Our fans have something to be proud of, too.
Throughout this basketball season, I have seen my fair share of disrespectful fans and players. I’m proud to know our kids can rise above and not sink to the level of others.


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