State-bound free throw shooter

February 22, 2018

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Ayla Texley is heading to the State competition in St. Cloud on April 7 after taking first place in her age group in Redwood Falls over the weekend in the Knights of Columbus Regional free throw competition. She made 18 of 25 shots. Sadie Johnson, who also had qualified for the Regional competition, made 20 of 25 shots, but was beat out by two in her age group, so will not be advancing.

Heading to Regions!

February 15, 2018

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Ayla Texley and Sadie Johnson are heading to regional competition in Redwood Falls after taking first place in their age groups in the Free Throw Tournaments, first in Ivanhoe, then Minneota.

Senior and Parent Night held at HPS

February 15, 2018

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Parents received bouquets from their athletes during Parents Night.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Hendricks Public School se­nior Greta Johnson was rec­ognized between the JV and varsity basketball games last Friday evening. Johnson, who is the daughter of Gary and Sherri Johnson of Hendricks, is a multi-sport athlete at HPS, currently participating in both basketball and gymnastics, where she was also recognized as a senior ath­lete the night before at the last home gymnastics meet.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Grizzlies have a Parents Night victory over Ellsworth

February 15, 2018

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Senior Greta Johnson, left, and teammates Abby Satterlee, Kaylee Johnson, Sophie Johnson, Cora Hofer and Jesade Siverson are pictured before their Parents’ Night/Senior Night game against Ellsworth on Feb. 9. The Grizzlies defeated the Panthers 58-38.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks Grizzlies defeated the Ellsworth Panthers 58-38 on Feb. 9 to finish out the home sea­son on Parents’ Night and Senior Night.
Coach Mike Evert was thrilled with the outcome of the Grizzlies’ last home court victory. “We played great team basketball to­night and it was a good Se­nior Night for Greta (John­son),” said Evert.

For the full story and more photos, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Records set at The Barn, gymnasts defeat Pipestone

February 15, 2018

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The Hendricks Grizzlies gymnastics team hosted Pipestone Area at The Barn on Thursday. Pictured clockwise from bottom left: Sarena Schwartz, Kaylee Johnson, Sophie Johnson, Greta Johnson competing, senior Greta being honored at her last home meet by sister Sophie, and Cora Hofer during her floor routine.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

Closing out the regular season, the Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team posted its season-high score, defeating the Pip­estone Arrows 138.475 to 115.025.
Grizzly seniors Maddie Ekema and Greta John­son performed for the last time in The Barn as the team celebrated Se­nior Night and Parents’ Night in the victory over the Arrows. “It was a spe­cial night,” said Coach Sherri Johnson. “We had so much to celebrate and from start to finish the girls did amazing. Four school records and three season records were set along with 24 personal records tonight.”

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Grizzlies dominate ORR

February 15, 2018

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks Grizzlies defeated Oldham-Ramo­na-Rutland 73-21 in their highest scoring game of the season on Feb. 6 at home.
It was an offensive team effort with five Grizzlies in double figures. Sophie Johnson led the offensive attack with 19 points on the night, followed by Cora Hofer’s season high of 16.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Grizzlies win on the road

February 15, 2018

By GrizzlySportswriters

Following a busy week of activities, the Hendricks Girls Basketball Team trav­eled to Aberdeen, South Dakota to play their annual match-up against the Ab­erdeen Christian Knights. The Grizzlies defeated the Knights 49-41, bringing them to an overall record of 14 wins and 4 losses on the season.
Sophie Johnson had a double-double, scoring 22 points and grabbing 15 rebounds for the Grizzlies.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Last home meet of first Hendricks gymnasts

February 8, 2018

Senior gymnasts Greta Johnson and Maddie Ekema will perform in their final home meet on Feb. 8 against the Pipestone Arrows.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Gymnasts win in Benson

February 8, 2018

By Grizzly Sportswriters

Upping their dual meet record to 8 and 3, the Hen­dricks-RTR Gymnastics Team defeated the Ben­son-KMS Braves 136.35 to 132.575 on Feb. 2 in Ben­son.
The Grizzlies had a solid night, scoring their fourth highest score of the sea­son. Coach Sherri John­son was pleased with her team’s efforts. “I am happy with the outcome tonight,” said Johnson. “We haven’t been on the road for a dual since December. We saw some new judges and had a good team score despite some mistakes, so that’s a positive.”

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Grizzlies top Estelline

February 1, 2018

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Cora Hofer gets the tip. The JV Grizzlies battled hard, but fell to Estelline 21-40 on Jan. 23. The Varsity defeated the Redmen 49-22 to even out the night.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks Girls Basketball Team, under the direction of Coach Mike Evert, defeated Es­telline 49-22 on Jan. 23 bringing their season re­cord to 10-2.
“Our defense was good tonight,” said Coach Mike Evert. “We’re playing the right kind of basketball now. Hopefully, we can continue to improve and gain momentum as we head into the last part of the season.”

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.