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Wauneta-Palisade girls’ basketball players (left to right) Kenna Blackman, Maycee Wheeler, Destany Simpson, Michaela Dukes, Reagan Skow, Jayden Ingold, Payton Yearous and Zoey Boos go through dribbling drills during Monday’s practice. The team will hit the court Saturday to face Ogallala in a NSAA Jamboree game

Broncos busy as winter sports seasons begin

The Wauneta-Palisade Broncos’ Thanksgiving feast won’t have long to settle before games begin.
    The Bronco basketball teams will take on Ogallala at home Saturday as part of the NSAA Jamboree. The girls’ game will begin at 5 p.m. MT/6 p.m. CT.
    The wrestlers will have a bit longer to prepare. WP’s wrestling season will be Dec. 1 at Elwood.

Girls’ basketball
    Matt Cox enters his third year as head coach of the Broncos.
    The Broncos were 13-10 last season and return all five starters.
    With eight seniors on the roster, Cox said, “My goal personally...I want the seniors to enjoy their final year. I’ve got a big group of them and I think most of them will get meaningful minutes. They’ve been great from a leadership standpoint so far.”
    After a “really good summer,” Cox said he likes where WP is right now as a team.
    “From day one the girls have jumped right in things, and they have been sharp,” said Cox.
    One area of emphasis for the Broncos will be rebounding. Cox is also hopeful the Broncos up-tempo style of play will be more consistent this season after Cox tinkered with the way the Broncos run the floor.
    With eight freshmen on the team, Cox added that there is a pretty steep learning curve for some.

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