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Meadville Free Throws Tip the Scales in Class 1 Title Game

Winston’s Redbirds did all they could do and never stopped reaching for the magic that got them to the Class 1 state championship game, but a 30th win and state title was denied by the unbeaten and hot-shooting Meadville Eagles.

The Eagles hit 20 of 22 free throws, including all 16 tries in the final five minutes of the game, to turn back Winston, 50-46, in Saturday’s MSHSAA Class

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Defense Keys Redbirds’ Semifinal Victory Over Leeton

Leeton’s Bulldogs entered Thursday’s Class 1 semifinal contest averaging a meager six turnovers per game. The Redbirds put a serious hurt on those numbers by forcing 22 miscues that helped produce a 53-35 victory over Leeton.

Kristchon Hisel nailed a three-pointer to give Winston a quick lead but the Redbirds would have troubled finishing off possessions and trailed for most of the first half. Wyatt Fleming hit a bucket with

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GRC Spent Last 25 Years Dropping, Adding Sports Participants

This is the final installment of the Grand River Conference history that appeared in the 1982 conference football preview. A recent timeline has been added.

The method of selecting all-conference football players has continually changed throughout the GRC’s history.

The first honor squad announced in 1937 listed only 11 players. King City tallied the most selections (4). After Princeton was admitted into the conference, the all-conference team became a 25-man

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Winston Cuts Stanberry Down to Size

Advances to Class 1 Final Four

Even as the stakes continue to grow higher and higher, Winston’s Redbirds continue to rise to the occasion.

Winston’s Saxton Pliley scores the first two points of Saturday’s Class 1 quarterfinal on a layup as Stanberry’s Alex McQuinn looks on.

Winston held Stanberry scoreless for 3 ½ of the 4-minute overtime and that was enough for the Redbirds to advance to the Class 1

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Missouri Heads to Nashville for the SEC Tournament

by Benjamin Herrold

Missouri picked up another win last week, at home against Auburn on Senior Night, but then followed that up with another road loss, 52-43 at Mississippi State.

It was nice the Tigers could squeak out at least one more win against Auburn, with senior Keith Shamburger hitting the winning shot in the 63-61 victory in his last game at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri (9-22, 3-15 in

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Gallatin and Princeton Continue Pink Out Tradition

Gallatin and Princeton basketball cheer squads joined together for the Pink Out game in Princeton on Feb. 17. The squads coordinated matching bows and socks. Gallatin’s squad baked homemade sugar cookies with pink icing for both basketball teams and cheer squads, as well as handing out cookies to the crowd. Princeton’s cheer squad baked for Gallatin’s cheer squad and the student council handed out pink out items to

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GRC “Football Circus” Died After Only One Year

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a three-part story on the history of the Grand River Conference. Next week’s final installment will present the league’s initial method of making all-conference selections, plus a time-line of league membership since 1990.

Conference records describe such activities as a fund-raising football circus to discussion of using footballs painted white with black stripes.

In 1946, a football game where each school fielded a

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Blasts from the Past

March 2-9, 2005

Six GHS athletes were named to the All-GRC Basketball Team recently: Emily Gay, Trisha Sprague, Lindsey Robertson, Andrew Adkison, Marcus Lacy and Kyle Hefley.

Winston High School senior Cody Land and junior Daniel Williams each recently reached the 1,000-point scoring plateau for their careers during the recently completed basketball season. Lang finished with 1,213 career points, ninth on the all-time WHS boys’ list. Williams will enter his

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Redbirds Advance to Class 1 Quarterfinals

at Bishop LeBlond

Junior forward Jordan Leonard put the Redbirds on his back for more than three quarters Tuesday night but it was sophomore point guard and floor leader Craig Lewis who punched Winston’s ticket to the Class 1 Quarterfinal round.

With the score tied, 43-43, and less than 20 seconds left on the clock, Winston played for the last shot of regulation. Lewis dribbled at the top of the

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