Archive for February, 2013

Girls Basketball wins. Nuggets 42, Perham 17.

Girls Basketball wins.
Nuggets 42, Perham 17.

The Hawley Lady Nuggets advance to game two of the Section 8AA playoffs with a convincing win over Perham Thursday, 42-17.

The #1-seeded HOL champion Nuggets started post-season play taking on the #8-seeded Perham Yellowjackets on the Hawley home court.

The Nuggets secured the tip but could not convert on their first possession. A drive by Olivia Olson gave the Nuggets their first two of the night which was followed shortly after with a three by Drew Sannes and the Nuggets had a 5-0 lead with less than four minutes off the clock. The Jackets got two in the paint, but the Nuggets let loose with a six point run and led 13-2 before the Jackets called a timeout to make some adjustments.

The Nuggets continued their patient offense gaining baskets from Morgan Aackre and Drew Sannes along with back-to-back threes by Jody Noreen and Mira Ellefson which gave them a 19-4 advantage.

Perham crept back, adding seven unanswered points before the Nuggets got two from the line by Sannes after a seven minute dry spell. A steal and fast break bucket by Olson increased the Nugget lead to 23-9 to take them into the half-time break.

A few seconds into the second half, Sannes connected for two to put the first points up. A steal and assist by Noreen to Ellefson gave the Nuggets three more as Ellefson sunk the bucket plus one. Another basket by Aackre would give the Nuggets their biggest lead of the night night so far, 30-9, with 13:30 remaining.

With good defense from the Hawley bench, the Jackets would add just eight points to their half-time tally, giving the Nuggets a convincing 42-17 win.

The Nuggets face Wadena-Deer Creek (who defeated Frazee by one point Thursday) at 6 PM Saturday at Concordia College.

Good Luck Nuggets!

Boys Basketball wins. Nuggets 89, Breckenridge 64.

Boys Basketball wins.
Nuggets 89, Breckenridge 64.

The Hawley Nugget men started their week with back-to-back games and back-to-back wins – the second coming Tuesday in Breckenridge. The Nuggets wrapped up their conference play against the Cowboys with an 89-64 win, earning the HOL conference title with a 11-1 record. Their sole loss came in double overtime at the hands of Perham in early January.

This would be the second meeting between the Nuggets and Cowboys. The Nuggets handled them easily in their first matchup coming away with a 29 point win.

The Cowboys would come into the tip off on a two game winning streak and ready to play. The Nuggets secured the tip and looked to have the first points but the easy bucket would not fall. The Cowboys took advantage of the miss and put the first two on the board. It was the only lead they would have on the night because at that point, Hawley proved they were on the road for a win. Jordan Harms started the deluge with a decisive dunk, followed by a convincing three. The Cowboys put in one from the charity stripe, Ellefson got a two underneath, and Harms added five more before Breckenridge called a timeout with the Nuggets up 12-3 with a little over four minutes off the clock.

What followed next was sheer spectator enjoyment for the Hawley fans who witnessed an offensive and defensive bonanza with the Nuggets defense triggering numerous turnovers and the offense connecting all around the hoop. The Nuggets ended the first half up 52-30.

Half two started up right where the first ended with a Cowboy turnover and a Harms bucket. At 11:05 the Nuggets took a 31 point lead. The Cowboys would make a few attempts to get back in it, but could not overcome the Nuggets’ length and quickness on defense or interrupt their communication on offense. The entire Hawley bench got some nice minutes as the Nuggets get win number 22 with a final score, 89-64.

The Nuggets will travel to Park Rapids Friday to finish regular season play.

Congratulations Nuggets!


Boys Basketball wins. Nuggets 100, Ada-Borup 62.

Boys Basketball wins.
Nuggets 100, Ada-Borup 62.

The Hawley Nuggets scored a season-high 100 points behind two Steichen free throws to improve to 21-1.

The Hawley Nugget men traveled to Ada for a non-conference matchup with the 20-3 Class A Cougars rescheduled to Monday night due to weather the week before.

The Cougars grabbed the tip as it slipped through the Nuggets’ fingers, but the Nuggets were first to score off a bucket by Harms. The game would stay within four points until the Nuggets started to pull away at 10:38 off a Pekas’ dunk that increased the lead to nine. The Cougars would again creep within four, but with just under 10 minutes to play in the half, the Nuggets started to give themselves some distance. They would lead by as much as 22 before heading to the locker room with a 21 point advantage to close the half 56-35.

Nuggets started the half with possession of the ball but could not score and the Cougars put in the front-end at the charity stripe to pull within 20 and the second half was underway. The Nuggets would maintain a comfortable lead for the remainder of the half and come away with their 21st win of the season, 100-62.

Wrestling Update.

Wrestling Update.

UCB Badgers had a great weekend at Section 8AA wrestling tournament in Fergus Falls! We want to congratulate Mat Pepper for placing 2nd at 195lbs. and going to the State tournament this week! Also placing was Mason Swegarden- 3rd place at 138lbs; Alex Lindsay- 4th place at 182lbs; Tanner Riewer-6th place at 220lbs; Jonah Lange-6th place, 152lbs. Congrats to a great season UCB and best of luck to Mat at State!!!

Girls Basketball loses. Nuggets 34, Kindred Vikings 35.

Girls Basketball loses.
Nuggets 34, Kindred Vikings 35.

The Hawley Lady Nuggets wrapped up their 2012-13 season 20-5 with a 34-35 loss to North Dakota’s Kindred Vikings Saturday. Great season, girls! Good luck as you start post-season play!

Girls Basketball wins. Nuggets 33, Breckenridge Cowgirls 22.

Girls Basketball wins.
Nuggets 33, Breckenridge Cowgirls 22.

The Hawley Lady Nuggets defeated the Breckinridge Cowgirls in Hawley’s last home game of the season Friday night. It was also Parents’ and Senior Night. Nugget seniors and captains are Drew Sannes, Abi Harris and Morgan Aakre. The Nuggets were up by eight at the half (17-9) and wrapped the low-scoring game 33-22 in their favor.

The Nuggets will close their season Saturday in Wahpeton where they will face North Dakota’s Kindred Vikings before starting tournament play next Thursday.

Good luck girls!