Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18 will be the Annual WBDA “Clash of the Plains” Wayne Youth Basketball Tournament.
On Saturday, games start at 9:00 am. Boys and girls grades 4th through 6th will be playing Saturday with games at the Wayne Activity Center, Wayne City Auditorium, Wayne Elementary and Wayne High School.
On Sunday, games start at 11:00 for boys & girls 7th through 8th grades. Sunday games are at the Wayne Activity Center, Wayne Elementary and Wayne High School.
Come Cheer on Your Favorite Team, Wayne is the place to be this Weekend!
Saturday, February 10, the 8th grade WBDA girls competed in the NEN Tournament in Norfolk, NE. Wayne was in a 3-team round robin tournament with Humphrey Christian Holy Family and Norfolk Catholic. In the first game versus HCHF, Wayne was in a battle throughout the game but only turned the ball over five times, which helped them finish with a 33-29 win. In the second game, Wayne faced a tough Norfolk Catholic team. Both teams took advantage of their strengths with Wayne using transition offense & pressure defense to score and NC using their size inside the paint. At the end of regulation, the game was tied at 33. After two overtimes, Wayne fell to Norfolk Catholic, 36-34. By losing to Norfolk, Wayne finished 2nd place in a tough round robin tournament. Congrats players and coaches on a well played tournament! #wayneyouthbasketball
Saturday, February 10th, the 4th Grade WBDA Girls competed in the NEN tourney in Norfolk, NE. The team was placed in a 6-team pool play division. In pool “black” was Norfolk Catholic Red, Wayne and the West Holt Huskies. In pool “Red” was Norfolk Catholic White, Columbus Rocks and the Norfolk Panthers. Wayne competed well in their pool beating NC Red 14-10 and beating West Holt 8-1. By winning both their pool play games, Wayne was placed in the championship game versus Norfolk Catholic White. In the Championship game Wayne competed well and finished with a 14-6 win. Congratulations Players and Coaches on the 1st Place Finish! #wayneyouthbasketball
Saturday, February 10th the 5th Grade WBDA boys competed in the NEN tournament in Norfolk, NE. The team played in a 4-team round robin division, which included Wayne, North Bend, Norfolk Panthers and Norfolk Catholic. Wayne’s first two games were played back-to-back. In first game versus North Bend, Wayne jumped out to a quick lead and maintained the advantage throughout the game. The second game versus the Norfolk Panthers was a close contest from start to finish. Wayne rebounded well and limited their turnovers to help them get their second win of the day. In Wayne’s final game, they faced Norfolk Catholic. Wayne pushed the ball well getting layups and easy baskets, which led them to go 3-0 for the day earning 1st place in the tournament. Congratulation players and coaches! #wayneyouthbasketball
Sunday, February 11, the 6th grade boys WBDA team competed in the NEN tournament in Norfolk, NE. The 6th grade boys division consisted of four teams; Wayne, Bassett, Norfolk Lutheran and the Norfolk Jr. Panthers. Wayne first played Bassett and came away with a solid. In their second game versus Norfolk Lutheran, Wayne found themselves down 29-14 at half time, but played hard in the second half to finish with a 36-35 win on a last second shot. In Wayne’s last game they beat the Jr. Panthers to finish the day 3-0 and a 1st place finish. Congratulations players and coaches! #wayneyouthbasketball
Saturday, February 3rd, After dropping their first game to eventual tournament champions Crofton, the 6th grade girls team rallied back to a 3rd place finish in the Laurel Tournament last weekend. They reeled off three straight wins against Hartington, Elkhorn Valley and capped off the tournament with an overtime victory versus Wakefield. The 6th grade girls are now 10-4 on the season. Congratulations players and coaches! #wayneyouthbasketball
Saturday, January 27th, the 5th grade boys WBDA team competed in the Monarch Classic in David City, NE. The 5th grade boys division consisted of three teams; Wayne, David City and Columbus Lakeview. Wayne first played David City and came away with a solid 36-13 win. In Wayne’s second game, they faced Columbus Lakeview. The game was close throughout. Wayne competed well, but lost in the end, 20-19. With the loss to Columbus, Wayne finished with 2nd place. Congratulations players and coaches! #wayneyouthbasketball
Come Cheer on the Blue Devils!
Put Friday, February 9th on your calendar as WBDA Night! Wayne High Basketball will be playing Arlington in 4 games. The evening will start with the JV Girls game at 4:30 at the High School and the JV Boys game at 4:30 at the Elementary School. Following the JV games the Girls Varsity game will start at 6:00, followed by the Boys Varsity game at 7:45 at the High School.
All WBDA players are encouraged to attend the game because Wayne High will be allowing FREE admission to all players who wear their WBDA shooting shirts. So be sure to come to the games on February 9th and support the Blue Devils!
A special thanks goes out to Wayne High and Athletic Director, Dennis Dolliver, for making this a special night for WBDA players.
Go Blue Devils!
The Wayne 6th grade girls team finished in 2nd place this past weekend in the Norfolk Catholic Tournament. In the first game, Wayne defeated Elkhorn Valley 24-10. Wayne raced out to an 18-2 lead fueled by an aggressive full-court defense. In the second game of the tournament, Wayne beat North Bend 22-15. Wayne’s solid half court defense and composure against their full court press lead to many transition baskets. Wayne was overmatched and lost to an impressive Norfolk Catholic team, 46-9 in the tournament’s championship game. Congratulationss players and coaches on your second place finish. #wayneyouthbasketball
Saturday, January 20th, the 4th Grade WBDA Girls competed in the Norfolk Catholic tournament. The team played three games, first losing to Norfolk Catholic and then beating Elkhorn Valley in the second game. The third game was tight versus North Bend, but it finished with Wayne receiving their second loss of the day. Although Wayne had one win and two losses, their defense was great and allowed fewer points than other teams in the tournament, which earned them the second place finish. Congratulations Players and Coaches! #wayneyouthbasketball