Lone Peak Big Horns fans showed up full force for their girls and boys varsity teams’ first home games of the season on December 20, spilling into visitor seating as all the spots began to fill on the home team’s side. Attendees seemed to agree – it might have been the biggest fan turnout they’d ever seen.
John Hannahs was playing pickup basketball a couple months back when he felt a jolt of pain shoot through his leg. He’d ruptured his Achilles tendon, an injury that took him off the court but did not sideline his enthusiasm for community athletics.
The Hornets of White Sulphur Springs remain the Big Horns’ most confounding nemesis—a team Lone Peak always played close, but could never put away.
Whenever the Lone Peak Big Horns see an opportunity to exploit a size and height advantage, they take it. Time after time, as the Shields Valley Rebels tried to shoot down low, they were met with a powerful swat from center Jackson Wade.
Wade went on to achieve another double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds.
A vocal crowd cheered the Big Horns on in their conference opener at home, but the excitement in the gym didn’t heat up the team’s shooting. The Big Horns ended the first period down 11-14.