by Doug Glosson
Warrior Basketball – The Warriors basketball team played host to the Cougars of Buna last Friday for their final home game of the season. Before the game was played however, three seniors were honored.
Three-year letterman Ty Choate will be attending Blinn College in College Station. He will attend Blinn for two years before transferring to Texas A&M University to earn a degree in Sports Medicine. Ty said to his teammates, "Work hard and keep your eyes on the prize. You'll be surprised of what you can accomplish if you work for it." To Coach Schroeder, he said, "Thank you for being such a great mentor to me. You have taught me so much about not only basketball but also how to have great character. I would not be the man I am today without you."
John Applewhite is graduating a year early and will attend A&M University in the fall in pursuit of a degree in the medical field. John said to his teammates, "I have enjoyed playing basketball with all of you. Thank you for all the memories on and off the court.
"To my parents, thank you for supporting me ever since I was young. Thank you for encouraging and pushing me to the best of my abilities.
"Thank you, Coach Schroeder, for stepping up to the challenge of becoming the head basketball coach." Alec Marlar will be attending Lamar University. To his teammates, "Work hard for each other not just for yourself.'"
The game started out in favor of the Warriors, who jumped out to a 6-1 lead before Buna went on a 21-0 run to end the first quarter, leading 22-6.
Warren found themselves down 36-14 at the half but were able to keep pace in the second half, outscoring Buna 29-27, but the damage was done in the first half and the Warriors came up short 63-43.
Softball – The Lady Warriors softball team opened up the young season with a scrimmage against Newton last Friday. They played well for only three practices, coming away with a 12-4 win. Warren will head to Hampshire Fannett for a Tournament February 16-18.
Baseball – The Warriors baseball team scrimmaged Corrigan last Friday, coming away with a win with about nine players still playing basketball. These players joined the team this Wednesday.
Next up, the Warriors will be at Legacy for a scrimmage on Saturday February 18 at 12 p.m.