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Hickory Ridge seniors leaving program in good hands

By Independent Tribune, 03/03/18, 1:00AM EST


HARRISBURG – After losing in the third round of the 4A state playoffs to Ardrey Kell on Saturday, there were a lot of emotions flowing in the Hickory Ridge girls basketball team’s locker room.

There were tears and some anger but mostly disappointment that the season was over and the realization the Bulls would be unable to chase down the title that eluded them by such a slim margin just a season ago.

But when the dust settled and they got back to school, the four Ragin’ Bull seniors – Gabby Smith, Jiera Shears, Rinnah Green and Alyssa Wagner – started to come to grips with the end of their high school careers.

“I don’t think it really hit me until (Monday) that we don’t have practice anymore,” Wagner said, eliciting a somewhat joyous reaction from her teammates who are relieved to not have to run suicides and various other drills for some time.

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