Warhawks soar past AGWSR

Zach Martinek of West Fork was assessed with a blocking foul while falling down as AGWSR’s Jaden Penning runs into him just outside the lane on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Reinbeck. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

REINBECK – What started as a close game turned quickly in the favor of West Fork in this Class 1A District 10 semifinal at Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

A steal by Josh Bartling that resulted in a lay-up before the first quarter buzzer had AGWSR within 16-12 of the Warhawks, but coach Frank Schnoes’ team took off in the second quarter, building a 33-21 halftime score.

At that point, Zach Martinek already had 11 of his game-high 16 points and the Warhawks had held AGWSR leading scorer Alex Hames to just three points.

“I thought defensively, we really played a game that we wanted to play. We really wanted to work on Hames and (Luke) Starr, they are by far, their best two scorers," West Fork coach Frank Schnoes said...

The full story appears in the Feb. 28 print editions of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.