Friday, December 1, 2023

Eagles host annual Vienna Classic

VHS senior Nolan Dahncke was named to the All-Tournament Team.

By Ryan Wright

The Eagles hosted their annual Vienna Classic Tournament Nov. 20-25 at home, showcasing what the season will look like leading forward. Along with Vienna, the round robin consisted of five other teams; Carrier Mills, Century, Galatia, Cobden and Eldorado, with the best record taking home hardware.

The Eagles held their season opener on Monday, Nov. 20 against the Century Centurions in a hard fought match. After losing two senior starters, Ben Daine and Trenton Hyde, in the 2nd quarter to excruciating injuries, the Eagles looked to get help off their bench.

Things got interesting when Century was able to get the ball with 10 seconds left in the 4th quarter down by 3. They then banked home a three-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game, sending it to the OT.

In overtime the Eagles were able to finish up the game with a double digit victory over Century, 67-56.

Game two of the tourney got underway on Tuesday, Nov. 21 against Galatia. And the Eagles showed up to play.

With the Eagles playing phenomenal defense and getting things done offensively they were unstoppable, as they won of a final score 67-39.

Leading scorers included senior Nolan Dahncke with 24 points and junior Gabe Snell with 9 points.

The Eagles played against Cobden on Wednesday getting handed their first loss of the tourney with a final score 72-66. Dahncke had 18 points and Snell had 15 points, but the Eagles as a whole could not get the job done losing in a close contested game.

The Eagles looked to rebound as they took on Carrier Mills Friday night. Rebound would be an understatement, as the Eagles pounded Carrier Mills winning of a final score 75-36. Offensively the Eagles were firing from all cylinders, with just about every player getting in on the action scoring.

With a 3-1 record, the Eagles played in a must win game Saturday against the unbeaten 3-0 Eldorado Eagles.

Eldorado jumped out early and never looked back, as they showed why they were a more physically built team throughout the tourney winning over the Eagles 57-22, capturing a first place trophy for Eldorado.

The Eagles had a solid run in the tourney and will look to have a promising season with the way they played.

The Eagles will play their next regular season game on Wednesday, Dec. 6 against Chester at 6:15 p.m.