Beavers qualify for first-ever regional basketball berth
CORINNE SEKULA —
Falls City’s Dayton Jaskinia goes in for a key layup against a Lee Academy defender March 1 in the Beavers’ Regional qualifier. Jaskinia finished with 11 points and was instrumental on both offense and defense in the Beavers’ 60-50 win.
Since its inception in the 1949-50 school year, Falls City High School has crowned state champions and finalists in both team and individual sports competitions, so much so if a Beaver or Beaverette team doesn’t at least make the playoffs, some may think they had a bad season. The school’s vision statement for athletics states: “To be ‘the team to beat’ in class 2A Division II sports with the most formative athletic experience in the State.” Yet in the 65 years since those first seniors graduated, no Falls City boys basketball team had ever made it to the Regional tournament. . . .
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