Golden Season

Avery Seidel, Reporter

The Wayne City Lady Indians had an outstanding basketball season this year. At the beginning of the year, the members of the team sat down with the new head coach Rick Hays. They discussed what their goals for the season were. Many of the Lady Indians said they wanted at least a .500 win percentage, which would be 15 wins on the year. Sophomore starter Lauren Bass said, “When I saw the talent this team had coming into the season, I had high expectations for what we would accomplish.” With an 18-12 record on the year, the girls had achieved the goal. Their record this year had the highest win percentage over the past 20 years and possibly further back than that. Although the Lady Indians did not reach senior captain Avery Seidel’s hopeful goal of 20 wins, she was still very proud of how much her team had accomplished.


The Lady Indians went on to receive fourth place in the Fairfield Merry Mule Tournament out of the twelve teams who participated. Junior Austin Schuster, a spectator at the game, “Although they did not win, they played very hard against a tough Flora team. They played in the gold bracket,which is a level of play that no other Lady Indians team has done before.”  They also went on to beat Christ Our Rock Luthern in a regular season game to finish the conference 4-0 to grab the title of regular season conference champions.