The #3 Ravens didn’t have the tournament debut they were hoping for, as they lost their NEKL Tournament quarterfinal game to the #6 Oskaloosa Bears on Monday night. The Ravens were in the game for the whole night, but the Bears pulled away down the stretch, handing the Ravens a 28-33 loss. SBCS has now lost 5 straight games. The Ravens struggled to rebound and to contain the outside shooting of the Bears. The Ravens shot 24% from the floor.

Drew Caudle led the scoring for the Ravens, as he posted 12 points. Caudle also had 2 rebounds. Parrish Beagle added 6 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals. Samuel Peitsch scored 4 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, and posted 3 blocked shots. Mark Harris also played a solid game, scoring 5 points and grabbing 2 rebounds. Carson VanDyke scored on a free throw, secured 3 rebounds, and made 2 steals.

The Ravens now face the loser of the JCN-Everest game. SBCS will play their semifinal game at 5:15pm on Thursday night in Everest. Good luck to the Ravens!


SBCS dropped their fourth straight game at Jackson Heights on Thursday night. The Ravens fell 28-41 after a rough final quarter, despite keeping it close for most of the game. The loss does not count in league standings, but was played simply to finish out the regular season league games. With some key players missing due to illness, the Ravens had a tall order to try to contain the Cobras, especially inside. Rebounding proved to be a major challenge for the Ravens in finishing out the game.

Samuel Peitsch led the Ravens with a double-double, posting 10 points and 12 rebounds. This marked Peitsch’s first double-double outing in two weeks. Peitsch also posted a season-high 4 blocked shots. Drew Caudle scored 10 points and snagged 2 steals. Another key contributor for the Ravens was Mark Harris, who scored 5 points, grabbed 3 rebounds, and made 1 steal. Carson VanDyke returned to the floor for the first time since sustaining a concussion back on February 1. VanDyke sank a 3-pointer and secured a steal in his return.

The SBCS B Team struggled against Jackson Heights, succumbing to the Cobras 16-41. Samuel Joyce led the Ravens with 9 points, 6 rebounds, and a blocked shot. Joseph Mulholland added 5 points, as well as a steal, a rebound, and a blocked shot. Eli Black led the Ravens in steals with 3, while also scoring a basket and making 2 steals.

SBCS begins NEKL Tournament play on Monday night, February 19. The Ravens will take on Oskaloosa, at JCN, in the tournament quarterfinals. The Ravens are scheduled to play in the first game at 4:30pm. Good luck to Ravens as they look to make a deep run in the tournament!


The SBCS Ravens played much better than in their previous outing against JCN, but still fell 26-44 against the tall and tough Charger team. The Ravens were excited to take on the Chargers in their own Senecal Gym, and fought hard until the end. This loss was the first one at home this season. SBCS continued to struggle to score against the JCN defense. While JCN didn’t have as fantastic a shooting percentage as they did in the game last week, they still shot well from the field, and made it difficult for the Ravens to contain them.

Fittingly enough, on a night celebrating them, two 8th grade leaders anchored the Raven team. Samuel Peitsch led SBCS with 11 points, including an unusual 3-pointer for him. Peitsch also added 5 rebounds, a steal, and a blocked shot. Drew Caudle also played a crucial role with his 12 points, 2 rebounds, and an assist. Parrish Beagle was the only other Raven scorer, as he connected on a 3-pointer late in the game. Beagle also led the Ravens in steals with 3.

SBCS also fell to JCN in the B Game, 26-36. Keegan Mispagel was the top scorer for the Ravens with 10 points. Joseph Mulholland sank a pair of 3-pointers, in what has become his specialty shot. Eli Black also scored for the Ravens, finishing with 4 points; and Sam Joyce scored a basket while leading the team in rebounds with 4. The Ravens were racking up the steals with Eli Black, Keegan Mispagel, Joseph Mulholland, and Sam Joyce each securing two.

Six 8th graders were recognized in between games- Tyler Gates, Drew Caudle, Carson VanDyke, Samuel Peitsch, Joseph Mulholland, and Kaden Haupt. These gentlemen have made significant contributions to Raven basketball, and it was an honor for all in attendance to see them celebrated and appreciated for their hard work. Thank you, Raven 8th graders! 

The Ravens travel to Jackson Heights on Thursday for the final regular season game. Game times are at 4:30 and 5:30pm. Good luck to the Ravens as they wrap up the regular season and prepare for the NEKL tournament next week!

SBCS lost its second game in as many nights during a rough week of basketball for the Ravens. After defeating Valley Falls 50-22 at home during the first week of the season, SBCS fell in a close game, 35-40, in Valley on Thursday night. The loss drops the Ravens to 6-2 in the NEKL standings for tournament seeding.

Drew Caudle’s 15 points led the SBCS offense, while Caudle also posted a pair of steals, rebounds, and assists. Samuel Peitsch’s 11 points and 4 rebounds also greatly helped the Raven effort. Parrish Beagle added 6 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals. The Ravens were led in rebounds by Mark Harris, who grabbed a total of 9. Will Buron connected on a 3 pointer to round out the Raven scoring.

SBCS also fell to Valley Falls in the B Game 20-33. Keegan Mispagel led the Ravens with 10 points and 4 rebounds. Joseph Mulholland scored 4 points. Both Mulholland and Sam Joyce secured 8 rebounds apiece for SBCS. Eli Black and Miles DuLac were the other Ravens scorers. Black and Mulholland snagged 3 steals each.

The Ravens return home on Monday, February 12 to face a tough JCN team. Monday will also be 8th Grade Night. Game times are at 4:30 and 5:30pm, with the 8th Grade Night recognitions taking place in between the two games. Good luck to the Ravens as they look forward to playing on their home court once again. Go Ravens! 


SBCS suffered its first league loss at JCN on Wednesday evening in a make-up game that had been snowed out back in January. The Ravens came out flat, allowing the Chargers to build a 6-15 lead in the first quarter. JCN was connecting on all of their shots, while SBCS could hit nothing. The Ravens struggled to respond to the intense play of the Chargers. While SBCS showed some glimmers of hope in the second half after trailing 9-25 at halftime, they never got back in the game and ultimately fell 27-50.

The Ravens were led by Samuel Peitsch who finished with 10 points, 8 of which came in the second half. Peitsch also posted 9 rebounds and a blocked shot. Drew Caudle added 8 points, 2 steals, and 2 rebounds. Parrish Beagle played with great hustle throughout the game, scoring 7 points, grabbing 3 rebounds, and making 4 steals. Will Buron also scored for SBCS.

SBCS didn’t fare any better in the B game, suffering a 24-39 loss. Joseph Mulholland was the big scorer for the Ravens, as he led the team with 10 points. Sam Joyce also played a crucial role, scoring 5 points and grabbing 2 rebounds. Eli Black was 3/5 from the free throw line, while also forcing 3 steals. Other SBCS scorers included Miles DuLac, Keegan Mispagel, and Kaden Haupt, each with a basket.

SBCS will play again on Thursday night at Valley Falls to finish off their busy three game week. Game time is at 4:30 for B game, and the A game will follow. Good luck to the Ravens as they attempt to bounce back to continue their quest for a top seed in the upcoming NEKL tournament. 


SBCS avenged their loss earlier in the season to the Oskaloosa Bears on Monday night, posting a nail-biting 33-29 victory. After losing to the Bears by a buzzer-beating basket in the first game of the season, the Ravens were ready to roll in the rematch with Oskaloosa. This time, on the Ravens home court, SBCS was determined to make a stand. While it wasn’t easy to battle Oskaloosa’s big and strong posts, the hustle and determination of the Ravens went the distance, and ultimately earned the Ravens the win. 

Mark Harris led the Ravens with 11 points, including 2 clutch free throws that he nailed in the final seconds. Harris also sank two 3-pointers in the game to spark a big Raven run. Drew Caudle added 9 points, 3 steals, 2 assists, and a rebound. Parrish Beagle’s 5 steals tremendously helped the Ravens maintain their quick tempo of play; Beagle also added 7 points, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds. Samuel Peitsch crashed the boards for SBCS, grabbing 11 rebounds. Peitsch also snagged 2 steals and scored a bucket. Will Buron scored for the Ravens with a clutch jumper in the final quarter.

In the B Game, the Ravens struggled to find their stride, and were never able to gain any momentum. SBCS fell to Oskaloosa 12-40 in one of their flattest performances of the year. Keegan Mispagel led the Ravens with 7 points, while Sam Joyce added 4 points. Joseph Mulholland and Kaden Haupt each grabbed 3 rebounds.

The Ravens continue their busy week of play, with a make-up game at JCN on Wednesday, at an earlier start time of 4:00pm. Order of play will be the B then the A Game. SBCS then travels to Valley Falls on Thursday to play a regularly scheduled NEKL game at 4:30pm, again B followed by A. Good luck to the Ravens as they roll on this season! 


SBCS and Pleasant Ridge squared off on Thursday night in a game between two of the strongest teams in the NEKL. The win puts the Ravens in first place in the current league standings. Throughout the game there were several lead changes, and many swings of momentum, but ultimately, the Ravens prevailed. SBCS built a five point lead late in the 4th quarter, only to allow the Rams to creep back in the game. The Ravens survived a strong Rams counterattack in the final minute to secure the win, as PR missed a buzzer beater after stealing the ball from the Ravens on an inbounds play with less than 2 seconds to go. 

Samuel Peitsch led the Ravens with 12 points and 11 rebounds, as he posted another double-double. Peitsch also tallied an assist, a steal, and a blocked shot. Parrish Beagle added 9 points, 6 rebounds, an assist, and a steal. Drew Caudle added 4 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals. Mark Harris added 3 rebounds and an assist.

The SBCS B team didn’t end with a win, but still played a solid game against the Rams. Until the very end, the game was neck and neck with neither team ever more than 3 points ahead. SBCS and Pleasant Ridge were tied 15-15 at the start of the 4th quarter. However, the Rams would go on to score 12 points in the final quarter, while holding the Ravens to 0.

The Ravens scoring was split nearly perfectly even, as Will Buron, Joseph Mulholland, and Mark Harris each scored baskets for SBCS. Sam Joyce led the scoring with 4 points. Joyce also posted 5 rebounds. Miles DuLac led the team in rebounds with 7, while also contributing 3 steals and 1 assist. Mulholland grabbed 6 rebounds, while Harris and Buron snagged 3 each. Eli Black forced 3 steals.

The Ravens return home to the SBCS Senecal Gym to play Oskaloosa on Monday, February 5. Game times are 4:30 and approximately 5:30. Good luck to the Ravens! 


St. Benedict took care of business on Tuesday night in a non-league game against Atchison Middle School. The Ravens posted a 44-25 victory. A great team effort kept the SBCS win streak alive, as the Ravens have now won their last six games.

Samuel Peitsch posted a double-double, his third of the season, scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Drew Caudle and Mark Harris added 7 points each. Harris also contributed 7 rebounds. Carson VanDyke scored 5 points and forced 3 steals. Additionally, Parrish Beagle scored 4 points, earned 3 assists, and made 2 steals. Will Buron also made three steals to contribute to the win.

SBCS was also victorious in the B Game.

The Ravens travel to Pleasant Ridge to resume NEKL play on Thursday. Games begin at 4:30pm. Good luck, Ravens.

The SBCS Ravens rolled to a 64-4 victory on Thursday evening at home, crushing the young Xavier team. Xavier has predominantly 6th grade students due to their small numbers, and simply couldn’t compete. Since the Xavier Raiders were outsized and outnumbered, they were never able to catch up with the quickness of the Ravens. SBCS jumped out to a 36-0 lead in the first quarter. Xavier finally scored a free throw midway through the second quarter. Despite SBCS pulling their starters and using creative plays, the Raiders were still unable to score. Xavier did finally connect on a 3-point shot from the field in the final minute of the game.

Drew Caudle led the Ravens with 17 points, 4 assists, and 4 steals. Parrish Beagle scored another 14 points, and made 2 steals. Carson VanDyke added 10 points while leading the team in steals with 6. Mark Harris contributed to the Raven effort in his solid all-around game with 9 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals. Joseph Mulholland added 5 points and 3 rebounds. Other Raven scorers included: Samuel Peitsch (4), Eli Black (2), and Sam Joyce (1). Tyler Gates scored his first basket of the season in an A Game, as he connected on a jumper near the top of the key, late in the 4th quarter.

The Ravens were also victorious in the B Game, posting a 26-19 victory. Keegan Mispagel led the team with 11 points and 5 rebounds. Joseph Mulholland played another solid all-around game as he scored 10 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, and forced 2 steals. Eli Black finished with 5 points, 4 steals, and 3 rebounds. Kaden Haupt scored 4 points, while also snagging 3 rebounds and making 2 steals. Miles DuLac and Sam Joyce were the other Ravens scorers in the game.

The Ravens will play at Atchison Middle School in a non-conference, cross-town rivalry game, on Tuesday night, January 30. Game time is earlier with a 4:00pm tip-off scheduled. Also different, the A Game will precede the B Game. Good luck to the Ravens! 


The SBCS Ravens posted a 45-22 victory over the McLouth Bulldogs on Monday night, improving to 4-1 on the season. SBCS built a lead early in the game and never relinquished it, cruising to their fourth straight victory.

Drew Caudle led the Ravens with 11 points, including two 3-pointers. Caudle also posted 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Samuel Peitsch added 10 points, 6 rebounds, and a steal. Parrish Beagle and Carson VanDyke sparked the Raven defense with their sizzling 6 steals apiece. Beagle added 8 points to his tally to complete a solid all-around game. VanDyke finished with 4 points. Other Ravens making key contributions included Sam Joyce, who scored 5 points; Will Buron, who connected on a 3-pointer; and Mark Harris who scored twice.

SBCS was also victorious in the B Game, winning 35-24. Joseph Mulholland was the sharp shooter of the night, scoring 12 points, including two 3-pointers. Mulholland also posted 3 steals. Will Buron greatly helped the Raven effort with his 6 points. Other Raven scorers in the game included Sam Joyce (4 points) and Eli Black (5 points). Eli Black led the team in steals with 5. Buron tacked on another 3 steals to help the SBCS team.

The Ravens are back in action at home on Thursday night as they take on the Xavier Raiders in the classic Catholic school clash. Tip-off is 4:30pm for the B game, and the A game will follow. Good luck, Ravens! 


The SBCS Ravens put on quite the show in a high-energy and action-packed basketball game at Everest on Thursday evening. The Ravens scored a season-high 51 points in the win, as they diversified their scoring, rebounded well, and nabbed eleven total steals in the game. SBCS went on to a 51-32 victory, after trailing briefly in the first quarter.

Samuel Peitsch led the Ravens with 15 points, nine rebounds, and an assist. Peitsch’s tough and resilient play inside the lane has been tough for teams to defend this season. Drew Caudle scored 13 points, forced two steals, made two assists, and grabbed two rebounds with his tremendous hustle throughout the game. Parrish Beagle was another Raven full of hustle, as he finished the game with 9 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, a team-high 4 assists. Mark Harris (4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists) and Will Buron (4 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist) made clutch baskets for SBCS, each of them always stepping up with the big play when needed. Carson VanDyke and Sam Joyce also scored for the Ravens in the win. Joyce added 2 rebounds and an assist.

In the B Game, the Ravens jumped out to 13-0 lead in the first quarter, and maintained a 17-4 halftime lead. Still up 27-10 in the 3rd quarter, the Chargers refused to give up, surging back in the final quarter to pull within four points. The Ravens held on for the win, despite being outscored 15-4 in the fourth quarter. Patient and persistent execution of the plays helped the Ravens win the game. Joseph Mulholland led the Ravens as he scored a career-high 11 points, including 3 for 3 on three-pointers. Mulholland also grabbed 2 rebounds and made 2 steals. Miles DuLac anchored the Ravens at the point guard position, controlling the ball on his way to scoring 4 points and securing 2 rebounds. Eli Black once again led SBCS in steals, finishing with 6. Black also scored 4 points for the Ravens. Mark Harris added 4 points; Sam Joyce contributed 3 points; and Will Buron and James Buhman-Wiggs each scored a basket for the Ravens. Buhman-Wiggs also made 3 steals for SBCS.

The Ravens return home to host McLouth on Monday, January 22. Tip-off is at 4:30pm! Good luck, Ravens! 


The SBCS Ravens won a hard fought game on Monday night at home, posting a 42-40 victory over the visiting Cobras from Jackson Heights. The Ravens held a narrow lead for most of the first half, and then pulled away for a 36-25 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter. The Cobras came storming back in the 4th quarter, but the Ravens played great defense to hang on for the win.

Several Ravens contributed to the SBCS point column. Drew Caudle headlined the scoring with 18 points, including one 3-pointer, and a perfect 3/3 from the free throw line. Caudle also posted three steals. Samuel Peitsch posted a double-double for the second game in a row, as he scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Parrish Beagle added 6 points, 4 rebounds, and an assist; while Will Buron connected on 2 baskets for 4 points. Carson VanDyke and Sam Joyce each scored a basket. Joyce also snagged 5 rebounds.

In the B game, the Ravens struggled to match up with the bigger and stronger inside game of the Cobras, falling 15-25. Eli Black led the Ravens with 4 points, and thrilled the crowd with his 3 pointer at the buzzer! Black also posted 3 steals with his tremendous hustle throughout the game. A trio of Ravens-Miles DuLac, Joseph Mulholland, and Mark Harris- posted 3 points each. Will Buron also scored a basket in the B game, while finishing with two rebounds.

The Ravens will play on the road at Everest on Thursday, January 18, beginning at 4:30pm. Please note that the make-up game at JCN from last Thursday’s Snow Day has been cancelled due to extreme temperatures predicted on Tuesday. The Ravens will be back in action on Thursday. Go SBCS!  


The SBCS Ravens came out firing in their home opener on Monday night. SBCS posted a 50-22 victory over Valley Falls, playing quick on defense, improving their rebounding game, and connecting on several shots. With the win, the Ravens move to 1-1 on the season.

Samuel Peitsch led the Ravens, as he posted his first double-double of the season. Peitsch scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and forced 5 steals. Drew Caudle was the top scorer for the Ravens with 18 points, including a perfect 4 for 4 tally behind the 3-point arc for 12 of his points. Caudle also had 4 rebounds and 1 assist. Will Buron added 6 points to the SBCS total, while Carson VanDyke added 4 points and 3 steals. Parrish Beagle and Mark Harris also contributed to the Raven effort with Beagle’s 2 points and 7 rebounds; and Harris’s 3 points and 4 rebounds. Joseph Mulholland also scored for SBCS.

In the B Game, the Ravens didn’t fare as well, falling to the Dragons 22-11. Miles DuLac connected on a 3-pointer late in the game, while also grabbing 4 rebounds, and making one assist. Parrish Beagle posted 4 points and 2 bounds. Will Buron and Keegan Mispagel each scored basket. Mispagel led the team in rebounds with 5. Eli Black posted 4 steals.

The Ravens will travel to JCN on Thursday, January 11, to play the Chargers. The B game will tip off at 4:30pm in Nortonville, with the A game to follow. Good luck to the Ravens! 


The St. Benedict Catholic School Ravens opened the 2018 season in Oskaloosa on Thursday evening. The Ravens led for most of the game, but their luck ran out in the final few seconds as Oskaloosa scored with about 3 seconds remaining to edge the Ravens 32-30. Oskaloosa scored their winning basket on a baseline inbounds play, with a pass made to the block for a short shot up and into the basket to secure the win. The Ravens got the ball with about 1.6 second remaining. Drew Caudle dribbled the ball up the sideline to about half court before he attempted a shot. Caudle’s shot hit the backboard, but bounced out of play as the buzzer sounded.

Drew Caudle led the Ravens with 12 points, 2 assists, and 3 rebounds. Caudle also posted four steals. Carson VanDyke added 5 points and 2 rebounds. Samuel Peitsch added 4 points, 6 rebounds, and 1 assist, while Parrish Beagle contributed 3 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, and a team-high 6 steals. Will Buron and Mark Harris each scored a basket for the Ravens. Harris also grabbed 5 rebounds and made 2 steals.

In the B Game, SBCS was victorious 22-15. Will Buron and Parrish Beagle posted 6 points each for the Ravens. Keegan Mispagel added 4 points, while Miles DuLac chipped in 3 points in the Raven effort. Sam Joyce added another basket, while grabbing a team-high 7 rebounds. Eli Black, Parrish Beagle, Joseph Mulholland, and Sam Joyce all secured 3 steals for SBCS.

The Ravens play in their home opener on Monday night, January 8, in the Senecal Gym. The B Game will tip off at 4:30pm, with the A Game to follow. Good luck to the Ravens!