January 21

The 7th Grade Boys’ Basketball season came to an end on Saturday with a 30-27 loss to Ottawa Wallace. The Redbirds jumped out to an early lead and were leading 25-13 after three quarters. Ottawa used a 17-point fourth quarter to take the lead and hold on for the win. Free throws ultimately were the difference in the game with Ottawa hitting 5 for 12 in the fourth quarter and the Redbirds were 0-8 in the final period.  Leading the way for the Redbirds was Evan Olson with 12 points and 15 rebounds. Walter Bradley added 4 points and 14 rebounds. Kayden Wood had 4 points and 9 rebounds and 1 assist. Cason Johnson added 3 points, 1 assist, and 1 steal. Hudson Colclasure had 2 points. Axel Kargle had 1 assist. The Redbirds finished the season 5-14 winning 2 out of their last 3 ball games. It was a great effort that just came up short.

January 19

The 7th Grade Boys jumped out to an early lead and controlled the game throughout earning their 5th victory of the season. The Redbirds had their highest-scoring production in the 42-30 win. Scoring for the Redbirds was very balanced. Evan Olson led with 11 points, 11 rebounds,  2 steals, and 3 assists for a double-double. Cason Johnson added 8 points, 3 assists, and 1 rebound.  Kayden Wood had 8 points, 6 rebounds, and 1 steal. Bradley Walter had 8 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 assist. Hudson Colclasure added 5 points, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Ty Turner added 2 points. Axel Kargle led the way in distributing the basketball with 5 assists and 1 steal. Sawyer Kucera had 1 assist. Rylan Woodin had 1 assist. Jude Hurt had 1 Steal. The Redbirds will travel to Gardner on Saturday to play Ottawa Wallace in the first round of the 7th Grade Regionals.

January 13

The 7th Grade Boys earned a hard-fought victory against Woodland on Monday night 26-24. The Redbirds had lost to Woodland earlier this year in the second game of the season. The Redbirds used tough defense to hold the Warriors to only 24 points on the night.  Evan Olson led the Redbirds offensively, with 11 boards, 9 points, and 2 steals. Cason Johnson led the team defensively with 3 steals on the night. Walter Bradley had 8 boards 4 points, and 1 steal. Kayden Wood added 8 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal. Rylan Woodin added 2 rebounds, 2 points, and an assist. Axel Kagle had a huge 4th quarter making the go-ahead basket, and sinking a free throw to put the Redbirds up by 2 with just seconds to go. The 7th Grade Redbirds are 4-13 on the season and will travel to Herscher on Thursday for a non-conference game.

January 9

The 7th Grade Boys Basketball team lost in the first round of the IVC tournament 19-10. The Redbirds played their best defensive game of the year on Monday night holding MVK to 7 points in the first half. The Redbirds were down 7-5 at half time. MVK used a 7 point 3rd quarter to extend their lead. Leading the Redbirds were Axel Kargle with 5 points and 1 rebound. Cason Johnson had 3 points, 1 rebound and 1 steal. Walter Bradley added 2 points while grabbing 6 rebounds and 1 steal. Ty Turner had 4 rebounds and 1 steal. Hudson Colclasure led the Redbirds with 3 steals and added 1 rebound. Jude Hurt pulled down 2 rebounds. The Redbirds next game will be Monday, January 16th at home vs Woodland.

January 4

The 7th grade boys basketball team lost to Bishop Mac on Wednesday night 35-15. Jude Hurt and Hudson Colclasure led the way for the Redbirds with 4 points each. Jude pulled down 3 rebounds and Hudson led the team with 5 steals. Ty Turner added 2 points and 3 rebounds. Walter Bradley led the team with 5 rebounds and 2 points. Logan Pakula added 2 points. Mekhi Hakey added 1 point and 2 rebounds. Dane Frobish had 1 assist. The Redbirds travel to Ottawa Wallace Thursday night for a non-conference game.