Joel Reichenberger Sports Editor/Reporter

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Almost an upset
Improved team performance lifts two Wildcats within a whisker of state
February 21, 2008
It came as no surprise that Saturday was the last day of the season for the De Soto wrestling team.
Seniors plan big finish
Wildcats to trip to Baldwin to open postseason tournament
February 21, 2008

Just one chance left - at least one easy chance, anyway.

Re-focused girls squad can’t hang with Trailblazers
February 21, 2008

The De Soto girls basketball team was able Friday to escape its immediate past - it put to bed the horrid taste of last week’s 17-point performance against Eudora but putting up more than 40 against Gardner Edgerton.

The fly route
February 21, 2008

I warned you about this once.

Course correction
Wildcat boys hope snapping three-game skid brings back best of times
12:00 a.m., February 14, 2008 Updated 03:27 p.m.

The tangible proof came Tuesday. De Soto beat Eudora for the second time this season, this time protecting its home floor, maintaining a buzzer-to-buzzer lead to hold off the Cardinals, 57-48.

Magdaleno third
February 14, 2008

Maybe it was “Come Sail Away,” by Styx.

Loss offers Cats few highlights
12:00 a.m., February 14, 2008 Updated 02:44 p.m.

It didn’t seem it could get much worse Tuesday for the De Soto girls basketball team. The Cats game against Kansas Highway 10 rival Eudora was long since over, though nearly three minutes remained in the eventual 50-17 loss, the team’s most listless performance in an already long and rough season.

The fly route
February 14, 2008

There was a moment Saturday during the De Soto-hosted Frontier League wrestling tournament when it was again apparent that the Wildcats wrestling program could be in the midst of a major revival.

Wrestling squad set for home tournament
February 7, 2008

The scores weren’t pretty - De Soto lost duals Jan. 31 to Eudora 57-12, and to Anderson County 64-18. Still, Wildcat coach Shannon Sawner said in the wins De Soto was able to collect and in his team’s performances in losses, he saw progress.

Broncos buck Wildcats from league lead
February 7, 2008

There’s been no word of an unexpected change in the phases of the moon, but the tide has certainly changed with regard to the De Soto boys basketball team.

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Recent photos

De Soto senior Andre Linzy drives down the baseline Friday in Gardner. Linzy is one of four seniors who will play his last game at De Soto High School Friday as the Cats host Louisburg.

De Soto sophomore Katie Williams tries to swat a Gardner Edgerton shot Friday. The girls lost the game, but De Soto coach Dwight Spencer said he was happy the team played better than it had the week prior.

De Soto senior Travis Crow goes through the lane to put up a shot Friday in Gardner. De Soto lost to the Trailblazers, 52-46, but have one last chance to starting a winning streak before the sub-state tournament Friday as they play host to Louisburg.

De Soto freshman Demitris Hall wrestles Saturday at the regional wrestling tournament. He won his first match in the consolation bracket, but lost his second, just missing a chance to wrestle at state.

De Soto sophomore Todd Atchison wrestles Saturday at the regional wrestling tournament.

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