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Published: Monday, April 1, 2013 10:45 a.m. CDT

Academic honors

The Creston Panthers girls basketball team has received the Excellence in Academic Achievement for having a team GPA of 3.2 to 3.6 in the classroom while actively participating in interscholastic athletics.

“These students exemplify the excellence achieved by the young people people of today and the future of tomorrow,” coach Larry McNutt said.

Also, the Creston boys basketball team received the Excellence in Academic Achievement Award, which means as a team the Panthers had to achieve a 3.00 to 3.24 GPA in the classroom while actively participating in interscholastic athletics.  

“I think in the ever-changing society we tend to forget that athletics is an extension of academics,” coach Billy Hiatt said. “Academics is very important in our program and I am very pleased that our guys worked hard in the classroom as well as working hard on the court.”

Boys banquet

The Creston boys basketball banquet will be held 5 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the high school commons.

Families are asked to bring one entree and a dessert to the potluck dinner. Beverages and table service will be provided.

Staff position

MENOMONIE, Wis. — Former Creston/O-M and Northwest Missouri State University lineman Dane Wardenburg has been hired as offensive line coach at Wisconsin-Stout University.

Wardenburg was a graduate assistant the past two seasons for the Northwest Bearcats.

One of Wardenburg’s former roommates at Northwest, Addae Houston, is the new Southwestern Community College women’s basketball coach and spent Thursday and Friday on the Southwestern campus. Houston played basketball at Northwest Missouri State.

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