Heading to State Wrestling
Arapahoe High School will be represented by four competitors at the State Wrestling Championships this week in Omaha. Dalton Shimmin, wrestling at 182 was the top finisher for AHS with a second place medal followed by Noah Wadleigh earning third place at 285 while Tyler Kapperman competing in the 120 pound weight class and Robert Gardner wrestling at 220 pounds both finished in fourth place.
With 20 teams at the D3 District Tournament, Arapahoe placed ninth with 69 points. Amherst won the team title with 204.5 points
Warriors drop close games to Cambridge, Bertrand
The Arapahoe Warriors traveled to Cambridge last week and hosted Bertrand to finish the week’s basketball action, playing two close games but fallen in both matchups. Arapahoe fell to Cambridge 51-44 then dropped Friday night’s game 65-61 to Bertrand. Arapahoe vs Cambridge: Arapahoe’s battle with the Cambridge Trojans on Tuesday night was a back and forth battle until the Trojans pulled away in the final minutes of the game. Both teams scored 11 points in the first quarter with Arapahoe being led by Noah Koller with five. The second quarter of action went to Cambridge with another 11 points while the Warriors posted 10 points to take it to a 22-21 game at the half time break. The game came down to the final period of action with Cambridge pulling away with 18 points to Arapahoe’s 13 and earning the win over the Warriors 51-44. Arapahoe vs Bertrand: The Arapahoe Warriors hosted Bertrand Friday evening, and despite a first half lead, the Warrior’s cold third quarter gave the victory to the Vikings 65-61.
The first quarter was a battle with each team scoring 15 points during the fast-paced period. The Warriors controlled the second period of action, keeping Bertrand at bay with only six points but managed to rack up 17 points. Arapahoe played a rough third quarter scoring only 12 points while Bertrand went on a scoring spree adding 28 points to their side of the board. Arapahoe could not keep pace and struggled with turnovers. The Warriors tried to play catch up, outscoring Bertrand 19-16 in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough.
Arapahoe girls have two tough final regular season games, subdistricts
The Arapahoe girls traveled to Cambridge on Tuesday, February 7 falling to the Lady Trojans 69-28. On Friday, they hosted Bertrand and struggled against the Lady Vikings losing the game 56-31. AHS vs Cambridge: Cambridge went out to a quick 30-10 first quarter lead and never struggled again during the game. The first quarter was the only quarter Arapahoe would score in double digits. Cambridge added another 19 points to their side of the board in the second quarter while Arapahoe could only add five points. Cambridge controlled the first half making it a 49-15 game at the half. Arapahoe vs Bertrand: On Friday night, the Lady Warriors hosted Bertrand and came out playing hard the first quarter, staying within reach of the Lady Vikings, but the final three quarters found Arapahoe struggling to get points on the board and lost the game 56-31. Subdistrict action: The Arapahoe Lady Warriors took on Medicine Valley Monday night in D1-11 subdistrict action at Southwest High School. Arapahoe went into the game with a 1-21 record while the MV ladies were 4-16. It was a close first quarter with Arapahoe taking the edge 10-9, but the second quarter wasn’t kind to Arapahoe as they could only earn seven points while Medicine Valley doubled that for 14 and took the lead at half time 23-17. The second half was slow for both team as Arapahoe and Medicine Valley each added another nine points to the score books, but the fourth quarter was tough for Arapahoe as they only could cash in for three points while Medicine Valley added eight and took the win 40-29.
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