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(AUDIO) Winnebago Boys look to get back to old selves; Girls hoping to be improved | KTIC Radio

(AUDIO) Winnebago Boys look to get back to old selves; Girls hoping to be improved

(AUDIO) Winnebago Boys look to get back to old selves; Girls hoping to be improved

Team: Winnebago

Mascot: Indians

Colors: Blue and White

Class: C-1

Conference: Lewis and Clark

Head Coach: Jeff Berridge (7th season) (130-31 career record)

2018-2019 record: 10-10 (lost to Norfolk Catholic in Sub-Districts)

Returning Starters: N/A

Overview:

The Winnebago Boys Basketball Team looks to get back to their old selves this year.

4 seniors return for Head Coach Jeff Berridge, and the Indians have a 5th senior in a South Sioux City transfer.

Coach Berridge says a couple juniors return as do a couple strong sophomores in Javon Price and Kellen Crossbear. Berridge adds the team has 3 freshmen that can really play.

Jeriah Greyowl (5’10, PG/SG), Ed Payer (6’3, SR F/G), Jarius Bass (6’3, JR SF), and Willy Wingett (6’6, SR C) are key returners for Winnebago.

Berridge on the offseason. “This offseason was a pretty good one. We got back into a Summer League, a couple camps. Got a lot of my guys on the AAU Circuit.”

The Indians kind of had an un-Winnebago like year last year. Berridge looks for that to change. “A lot of the local guys think we can get back to our old ways. I know last year we kind of fell off and just built the season even, but we’re looking forward to the season.”

Coach Berridge says he has the bench to get up and down the floor and run and gun like in years past. “I’m really looking forward to the season. It should be exciting. Back to old Winnebago Basketball up and down the court cause I think we got the bench to do it this year again.”

TJ Frenchman and Raul Loera Jr. graduated last year.

Season Outlook:

Winnebago looks to get back to their old selves this year.

Winnebago opens up the season at home on Thursday against Homer.

Berridge says the two teams are familiar with one another. “We got to play them a couple times this summer and in some camps and in the summer league. So we kind of seen each other what we got and stuff.”

The Indians are in Sub-District C1-6 with West Point-Beemer, Logan View/Scribner-Snyder, Tekamah-Herman, and Wayne.

Berridge on the Sub-District. “Seems like it’s a pretty lot of good matchup Sub-District. And I’m just looking forward to it. There are some different teams in there, so I’m always about playing different teams.”

2019-2020 Winnebago Indians Boys Basketball Schedule:

12/05/19 Homer
12/06/19 @ Walthill
12/12/19 @ Omaha Nation
12/14/19 @ Adams Central
12/17/19 @ Oakland-Craig
12/28-12/30 (To Be Determined) Shootout on the Elkhorn Wisner-Pilger HS
01/03/20 @ Norfolk Catholic
01/07/20 O’Neill
01/10/20 Laurel-Concord-Coleridge
01/14/20 Emerson-Hubbard
01/17/20 @ Wynot
01/21/20 Ponca
01/28/20 @ BRLD
01/30/20 Pender
01/31-02/10 (To Be Determined) Lewis and Clark Conference TBD
02/11/20 @ Wakefield
02/14/20 @ Crow Creek, SD
02/15-02/15 (To Be Determined) Sacred Hoops Classic Crow Creek, SD
02/21/20 @ Guardian Angels Central Catholic

Click here to listen to Interview with Coach Berridge 

 

Team: Winnebago

Mascot: Indians

Colors: Blue and White

Class: C-1

Conference: Lewis and Clark

Co-Head Coaches: Treivan Bear and Robert Stoner (2nd season)

2018-2019 record: 8-12 (lost to Ponca in Sub-Districts)

Returning Starters: 4

Overview:

The Winnebago Girls look to build upon last year’s 8-12 record, a season in which Winnebago nearly upset Ponca in Sub-Districts.

The Indians return four starters in PG Jayla Price, Small Forward Maddy Cleveland, and post Keisha Snyder. The 4th starter, Tia YellowThunder, is out until January as she broke her finger on a dog collar.

Amani Means and Auriah Means are also expected to step up and contribute, according to Co-Head Coach Robert Stoner.

Stoner says the bench isn’t very deep, adding the team played in a Summer League in Sioux City.

Winnebago lost Kae Earth, Shaylee Kearnes, Alexandria Neff, and Daelyn Zagurski off last year’s team.

Stoner says the girls could take offseason lifting and conditioning more seriously, adding that him and Coach Bear are trying to change that.

Stoner says the team wants to protect their home court, be competitive on the road, and challenge in Districts.

He adds having a winning record is a goal for the team.

Season Outlook:

The Winnebago Girls look to improve upon and build off of last year.

Winnebago opens up the season on Thursday at home against Homer.

Stoner says last year’s game was good. “They beat us last year down there. I think we came on late in the game, and we kind of figured some things out.”

Stoner feels the team has the horses and athletes to compete this year.

Stoner says the team looks to be more competitive within the Lewis and Clark Conference this year. “We struggle against some of the more physical teams in the conference, there’s no doubt about that. We look to challenge them a little bit more this year.”

The Indians are in Sub-District C1-3 with West Point-Beemer, Logan View/Scribner-Snyder, and Wakefield-Allen.

2019-2020 Winnebago Indians Girls Basketball Schedule:

12/05/19 Homer
12/06/19 @ Walthill
12/12/19 @ Omaha Nation
12/14/19 @ Adams Central
12/17/19 @ Oakland-Craig
12/19/19 @ Guardian Angels Central Catholic
12/28-12/30 (To Be Determined) Shootout on the Elkhorn Wisner-Pilger HS
01/03/20 @ Norfolk Catholic
01/07/20 O’Neill
01/10/20 Laurel-Concord-Coleridge
01/14/20 Emerson-Hubbard
01/17/20 @ Wynot
01/21/20 Ponca
01/28/20 @ BRLD
01/30/20 Pender
01/31-02/10 (To Be Determined) Lewis and Clark conference TBA
02/11/20 @ Wakefield-Allen
02/14/20 @ Crow Creek, SD

Click here to listen to Interview with Coach Stoner 

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