Jan 8, 2013
Murren siblings making big contributions for Chargers
By Terry Hersom, Sioux City Journal
SIOUX CITY | It’s funny how these little twists of fate wind up impacting so many things.
For example, there were those years in Lincoln when Tom Tvrdy and Mike Power were roommates at the University of Nebraska.
Tvrdy, whose Seward High School teams have won the last four Nebraska Class B girls basketball titles, has invested several summers working with the Cornhusker Shooting Stars youth program in Lincoln.
Two years ago, Tvrdy confided to Power, the Briar Cliff University women’s coach, that 5-foot-7 senior guard Mattie Murren of Wahoo High School might be a pretty fair player to recruit.
“He told me Mattie wasn’t playing on their top team because she was playing softball, too,’’ Power said. “She was playing on their regional team. She was a kid of flying underneath the radar. So, we went to watch her play and we really liked what we saw.’’
It was one of the best recruiting trips in many years for anyone in the Briar Cliff athletic department.
Not only did Power land Murren, the leading scorer on Wahoo’s back-to-back Class C1 state runner-up teams from 2010 and ’11, he also turned up an outstanding prospect for the Briar Cliff men’s team.
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