Three Indians Honored
The 2017 edition of the All-Northwest Kansas League Basketball Team has been selected by a voting of the NWKL coaches. Three St. Francis Indians received honors for their performance during the 2016-2017 season. Senior Brock Waters received . . .
Tate Busse, a Saint Francis junior, a son, a brother, a friend, and he now holds the title of fourth place at the state basketball tournament. Oh, and he has the proudest sister in the world. Tate is one of the kindest and most hardworking . . .
St. Francis 56, Burlingame 59
The Indians lost an double overtime heartbreaker in the third place game of the Kansas State Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 11. An aggressive and talented Burlingame team led by a small margin throughout most the contest, but . . .
The Indians met a very strong Hanover team in the semi-final contest of the Kansas 1A-Division 1 State Basketball Tournament. The 22-2 Hanover Wildcats were very skilled from the top to the bottom of their roster. Though the Indians fought . . .
St. Francis 49, South Barber 36
The Indians earned their first state basketball victory on Thursday, March 9, with a 49-36 win over Kiowa-South Barber. The South Barber Chieftains (19-4) proved to be a formidable opponent, but Indians never trailed in the contest. The . . .
The St. Francis Indians qualified for the Kansas State Basketball Tournament for the second time in school history (previous visit 1997) by winning the Sub-State Championship of the Quinter Sub-State on March 4. The Indians . . .
It was a bit of struggle, but the Indians found ways to earn three runs of six or more points in the second half to defeat a strong and aggressive LaCrosse team in the semi-final contest of the Sub-State Tournament. After being tied at the . . .
On Tuesday, February 21 Saint Francis Seniors Brock Waters, Quinton Cravens, Taylor Rogers and Jeremiah Neitzel played their last basketball game on their home court. Seniors were recognized with their parents before the varsity boys game. . . .
Team Sets New Season Win Total
The Indians looked like the state championship contender they hope to be on Tuesday, February 21. Playing on their home floor, the Indians defeated the #2 ranked Wallace County Wildcats 86-53 in convincing fashion. The win was the first win . . .
JV Teams Loses
The Indians split their games with Greeley County on Friday, February 17. The varsity Indians clobbered the Jackrabbits 68-27. The junior varsity Indians lost to the Rabbits 27-38. The varsity game was a lob-sided contest with . . .
The Indians defeated the Cheylin Cougars 73-33 in McDonald on Tuesday, February 14. The Cougars never threatened the taller more athletic Indians, and St. Francis lead throughout the contest and extended the lead throughout the game. There . . .
The high school boys basketball games between the St. Francis Indians and the Decatur Community Red Devils were complete mismatches. The Indian junior varsity opened the evening with a 26-2 win in a two-quarter contest. The varsity game was . . .
St. Francis hosted the Triplains-Brewster Titans on Tuesday, February 7. The Indian basketball teams both earned victories over the Titans by double-digit margins. The junior varsity game score was 35-21. The varsity Indians won by a score of . . .
On January 24, the Saint Francis junior varsity boys lost at home 40-49 to the Rawlins County Buffaloes. Bryce Raby-Culwell, Saint Francis sophomore, said he thought the Indians could have beat the Buffaloes if the team would have been . . .
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the Sainty Indian boys basketball team came out on top against the Brewster Titans, 55-37. After losing a hard fought battle the week before, the Indians redeemed themselves with the win over Brewster. The Titans . . .
Hoxie won the second match-up between the two very good Northwest Kansas League teams. St. Francis had earned a close victory in the NWKL Tournament Championship game a few weeks earlier earning an advantage in the final moments of the . . .
The Indians split their games with Rawlins County on Tuesday, January 24, in St. Francis. The junior varsity Indians lost to the Buffaloes by a score of 40-49. The varsity Indians used a blitz beginning late in the second quarter and . . .
Indians Earn Overtime Win
The Indians earned a come-from-behind overtime win to win the Northwest Kansas League Tournament Championship on Saturday, January 22. The Indians defeated a previously unbeaten Hoxie team 66-58 to earn the honor. The Indians received nine or . . .
St. Francis 69, Quinter 47
The Indians advanced into the NWKL championship game with a 69-47 win over a good Quinter team in the semi-final contest of the NWKL Tournament on Friday. The Indians used smothering defense, strong rebounding, and good offensive execution to . . .
The Indians advanced to the championship semi-final game of the Northwest Kansas League Tournament with a 74-29 blow-out win over the Greeley County Jackrabbits on Tuesday, January 17, in Oberlin. The Indians got off to a bit of a slow start, . . .
The junior varsity boys started the game out right by getting in the lead quickly against the Weskan Coyotes. The boys worked hard for the lead and kept it, ending the game with a win, 37-28, on Tuesday night. Isaiah Lee, freshman, said, . . .
The Indians traveled to Dighton on Friday, January 13, to compete with a strong Hornets team. The Indians and Hornets both played well. The Indians led throughout the contest, earning an 11-point lead at one point, but relinquished the lead . . .
St. Francis defeated the Weskan Coyotes in both games played on Tuesday, January 10, in St. Francis. The junior varsity Indians opened the evening with a 37-28 win over the Coyotes. The varsity game was a lop-sided affair with the Indians . . .
The St. Francis Indians received little resistance from the Golden Plains Bulldogs on Saturday, January 7. In games played in Rexford, the Indians defeated the Bulldogs 21-8 in a two-quarter junior varsity contest and smacked the . . .
JV Also Wins
It didn't take the varsity Indians long to take control of their match-up with the Idalia Wolves on Friday, January 6. The Indians jumped out to a 21-8 first quarter lead and stretched the margin to 42-15 at halftime. With all the . . .
The Bethune Bobcats came to St. Francis on Tuesday, December 20, to compete in high school basketball, and left town with two lop-sided losses. The junior varsity boys defeated the Bobcats 50-27. The varsity Indians smacked the Bobcats 72-24. . . .
The Saint Francis basketball teams played against the Dundy County Tigers, a team that frequently returns to the Nebraska State Basketball tournament, on Friday, December 16. The Indian girls and boys went into the games knowing it would be a . . .
JV Team Defeated
The Indian boys basketball teams split their games with Dundy County - Stratton (DCS) on Friday, December 16. The junior varsity team lost to DCS by a lop-sided score of 19-51. The varsity boys won their contest 56-43. The Dundy County - . . .
Other Individual Honors Achieved
The St. Francis Indians won the Brewster Sagebrush Championship with a victory over a good Logan team on Saturday, December 10. The Indians jumped out to an early lead and continued to stretch the margin eventually winning 67-36 under a . . .
With a 63-30 win over the Cheylin Cougars, the Indians advanced into the championship game of the Brewster Sagebrush Classic Tournament. The Cougars were never really in the contest, as the Indians jumped out to a 20-point lead before . . .
With the junior varsity team playing as much or more than the starting lineup, the Indians easily defeated the Heartland Christian Crusaders in the opening round of the Sagebrush Classic in Brewster on Monday evening, December 5. The Indians . . .
Our young basketball Sainty Indians swatted the Dighton Hornets Thursday night, December 1. Both of the boys’ junior high A-team and B-team fought hard to get two wins. The Indians ended the game with impressive scores; A-team won . . .
The Indians opened the 2016-17 high school basketball season with two wins against the Quinter Bulldogs on Friday, December 2. In games played in Quinter, the Indians won a two-quarter junior varsity contest 26-23 and gradually pulled away . . .
The St. Francis Indians got a late start in high school basketball as a result of their success in football. With the Indians playing in the state championship football game on Saturday, November 19, five days after the date basketball . . .