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Mike Smith plays for Mons-Hainaut.

Smith helps Belgium team to solid start

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Van-Far graduate and current international basketball player Mike Smith is enjoying his first season as a starter for the Belgium team, Mons-Hainaut. Smith is currently the second leading scorer on a team that has started the EuroChallenge play in Group E with a 2-0 record. Smith’s team is currently sitting in a tie for first place with Nanterre. He’s averaging 12.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game. Smith

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  • Community R-VI teams ready to make run at districts

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Community R-VI girls basketball team. Front row, from left: Mikyla Wagner, Samm Jett, Danielle Brooks, Sam Jackson, Rebecca Hagan, Danie Jackson, and Lexus LaGesse. Back row: Assistant Coach Stacie Carroz, Ivy Stathem, Alissa Curtis, Charley Anne Stone, Chelsea Hoyt, Tayler Cope, Morgan Duenke, Bethany Schmidt, and Head Coach Bob Curtis.

    Lady Trojans to make run at districts The Community R-VI Lady Trojans basketball team is coming off a year in which they finished 19-9 and won a district title. This year’s squad is returning leading scorer Samm Jett and Danielle Brooks. While losing some inside presence to graduation, head coach Bob Curtis said he expects newcomer Allisa Curtis and Rebecca Hagan to help in the post. Other top contributors will

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  • Van-Far boys and girls optimistic about this season

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Van-Far girls basketball team. Front row, from left: Jayda Borgmeyer, Breanna Strange, Kayelee Harrower, Abilene Gatson, Annaliese Hubert, and Janie Swarthout. Back row: Assistant Coach Kylie Epperson, Alex Connaway, Gina Clausen, Mackenzie Kurz, Alexis DeTienne, Renee Nelson, Hailey Hopke, Autumn Sutton, Reaghan Case, Morgan McDowell, and Head Coach Kelly Orf.

    The Van-Far Lady Indians basketball team is optimistic about the 2014-2015 season, one year removed from a 2-22 record. They will have to overcome the loss of their second leading scorer Brooke Johnson to graduation as well as defensive specialist Haven Atkinson and starting point guard Ciara Craven, but several returners will be key to their success. Abilene Gatson, Annaliese Hubert, and Breanna Strange are returning starters. Strange led Van-Far

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