Newell-Fonda team members accept the state tournament qualifier

banner for the first time in 10 years after coming back to

beat Ar-We-Va in a substate game last Saturday in


Photo courtesy of Scott Kilbride

Newell-Fonda returns to state for the first time since 2004

Mustangs storm back from 14 points down at halftime to beat Ar-We-Va, 66-52

Disappointment was on the horizon just 16 minutes away, but Newell-Fonda was having no part of that.

Trailing by 14 points at halftime, the No. 1-ranked Mustangs found themselves with their backs against the wall in a season that had been unblemished with the only aspiration being a state tournament berth.

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