Giltner won the battle of the second half as the Hornets defeated Ansley-Litchfield 63-49 Friday in the boys championship game of the Heartland Lutheran Holiday tournament.

First-year coach Carli Lindeman called Heartland Lutheran’s performance in the Class D-1, District 4 final match its best of the season. With the Red Hornets’ first-ever trip to the state volleyball tournament on the line, why not?

It’s easy to get caught up in Amherst’s offensive playmaking ability. With the likes of Colten Bergt, Breyden Eckhout and Trey Taubenheim, the Broncos are capable of turning any routine play into six. It’s the reason they’d put up at least 40 points in every contest entering Friday’s showdown against Ansley-Litchfield.