Senior Connor McKibben attempts a shot over a Seton Catholic Defender Jan. 27 at Ball Gymnasium. Zach Carter, DN

Muncie Burris wins first sectional game in 11 years

The Muncie Burris Owls went 8-14 in the regular season. They lost their first eight games of the season. But last night, that record and streak flew out the window as the Owls defeated Winchester Community in the first round of sectionals.

Daniel Harris (1) dribbles the ball down the court against Muncie Burris Owls at the Inaugural City of Champion Basketball Invitational on Jan. 29, 2022, at Muncie Fieldhouse in Muncie, IN. Harris scored 12 points during the game. Amber Pietz, DN

CARTER: Delaware County's most improved boys high school basketball players

When a new season of high school basketball comes around, people wonder what players will stand out. To some, it’s their skill level, their attitude or just how they play the game. Since taking over the beat writer position for Delaware County high school boys basketball earlier this season, multiple players have stuck out to me. This list is, in my opinion, the players who have improved the most from last season.

Wes-Del senior Cade Pretorius attempts a contested shot against an Eastbrook defender Feb. 10 at Wes-Del Middle/Senior High School. Zach Carter, DN

Wes-Del defeats Eastbrook on a special night for Warriors head coach

On Friday night, Wes-Del took on the Eastbrook Panthers. Before the game started, each Warrior walked across the court with their grandparents. Wes-Del head coach John McGlothin thought that was the only ceremony taking place. The PA announcer then told the crowd that coach Mcglothin would be retiring following the end of this season. Then numerous former players and coaches walked through the gymnasium doors to hug and talk to the 30-year career coach.

Senior Connor Mckibben attempts to shoot a ball over a Seton Catholic defender Jan. 27 at Ball Gymnasium. Zach Carter, DN

Burris Swoops Pass Seton Catholic 48-32

The Burris Owls have now won their last four games. Their latest victory was this Friday night’s matchup against the Seton Catholic Cardinals. The red-hot Owls defended Ball Gymnasium as they soared past the visitors 48-32. But this win was special for the home team for a few reasons. First, it was homecoming week. Second, this is the same Owls team that started the season 0-8.

Delta High School senior Caleb Elliot poses on the football field Jan. 21 at Delta High School in Muncie, Ind. The senior was a finalist for the Man of The Year Award. The award, given by the Indianapolis Colts youth program, goes to a high school football player who show’s leadership on and off the field. Jacy Bradley, DN

Delta's Caleb Elliott a finalist for Colts' High School Man of the Year

Who is Caleb Elliott? Most high schoolers might be asleep at 9 a.m. on a winter Saturday morning. But not Elliott. The senior hops out of bed and gets dressed. He heads to the school he’s been to all week. Elliott, a wide receiver and point guard for the Eagles football and basketball teams, is not going for a practice. Delta runs a program called “The Future Eagles.” It allows elementary kids to play team basketball inside the school’s gym.

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