Lady Falcons facing stiff competition at districts


Blair Oaks teammates Amy Dorge (44) and Maggie Dorge (right) battle Fatima’s Lauren Allen for a rebound Friday night in Wardsville. Blair Oaks and Fatima are both in the Class 3 District 9 Tournament that starts today at St. James.

Blair Oaks teammates Amy Dorge (44) and Maggie Dorge (right) battle Fatima’s Lauren Allen for a rebound Friday night in Wardsville. Blair Oaks and Fatima are both in the Class 3 District 9 Tournament that starts today at St. James. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

WARDSVILLE, Mo. -- The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons know the road to the state playoffs is going to be a tough one.

They'll be up against some of the best competition in one of the toughest districts in Class 3, as District 9 includes the state's top-ranked team, St. James, along with fifth-ranked Hermann.

"It's going to be a tough one," Blair Oaks coach Leroy Bernskoetter said as the Lady Falcons prepared to open district play against Cuba at 5:30 p.m. today at St. James. "St. James is ranked No. 1 and Hermann is ranked fifth. And they've got the experience to go with it."

Read the full article in our newspaper or e-Edition for Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.

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