October 1, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The State Fire Marshal’s office has been notified today (Saturday) regarding two suspicious hay bale fires this morning.
Elgin Fire Chief Jim Kittelson said Elgin firefighters were called out at approximately 6 a.m. to a hay bale fire at Alan Welding’s place. He estimated 36 hay bales were on fire.
At the same time, 30 hay bales were reported on fire nearby, approximately one mile south of Rick Miller’s place. Kittelson said there were as many as 30 hay bales on fire there.
“It was not spontaneous combustion,” the fire chief said.
Elgin firefighters have been busy the last two days. At approximately 12:14 a.m. Saturday, Kittelson said firefighters were called to put out a tractor fire at Rick Miller’s place.
On Friday, firefighters were summoned to Ken Meis’ place where a tractor was on fire as well as 12 hay bales.
“The tractor was a total loss,” the fire chief said. He estimated firefighters were at the scene for nearly three hours.
ELGIN — The mark of a championship team is, in tight matches, to find a way to win.
Elgin Public-Pope John did just that Thursday night, hosting a triangular against Nebraska Christian and Riverside.
The top-ranked Wolfpack boosted their record to 11-0 with two victories.
In the first match, they defeated Nebraska Christian 25-13 and 28-26.
To do so, the Wolfpack dominated the net, both on attacks and defense. They produced 34 kills in the match. On 65 attacks, they had just 10 errors and recorded a hitting percentage of .369.
Leading in kills was Elizabeth Selting. The senior had 13 in the match to continue a string of matches with double-digit kills. Junior Grace Henn had nine kills followed by Amy Nelson with eight, Paige Meis had four. Nebraska Christian was led by Claire Ostrand and Corryn Falk with six apiece.
From the service line the Wolfpack were 53 of 55 with one ace, that by junior Calli Krebs. Nebraska Christian was 37 of 40 with two ace serves.
Meis led the Wolfpack with two solo blocks in the match, Nelson, Selting and Nicki Payne each had one.
Nebraska Christian had 42 digs in the match, twice as many as the Wolfpack. For EPPJ, senior Jordan Mescher led with nine digs, Krebs had four and Baylee Wemhoff added three.
The Wemhoff sisters teamed up for 30 set assists in the match, Baylee had 16 and Ally had 14. Carsyn Ostrand led Nebraska Christian with 16.
Selting led EPPJ in serve receive with 11, Mescher and Krebs each had seven. Claire Ostrand led Nebraska Christian with 62.
The Riverside Chargers proved to be no match for the Wolfpack as EPPJ completed a big night with a 25-16 and 25-18 victory.
Selting led the Wolfpack with 12 kills, Henn had five followed by Nelson with four, Meis had three and Payne added two. M. Walkowiak led the Chargers with seven.
The Wolfpack was 44 of 48 serving with three aces, one each from Krebs, Baylee Wemhoff and sophomore Anna Heilhecker.
Riverside had seven ace serves, led by Baylee Wlaschin with four.
EPPJ had four solo blocks in the match, one apiece from Meis, Henn, Nelson and Lydia Behnk.
Mescher led the Wolfpack with 11 digs and also had the team-high in serve receive with eight.
Baylee Wemhoff topped EPPJ in set assists with 10, Payne had eight, Selting and Ally Wemhoff each had two.
ELGIN — Great teams take advantage of their opponent’s mistakes.
That’s exactly what D-1’s top-ranked EPPJ Wolfpack did Saturday.
After winning the first game against Plainview 25 to 13, EPPJ saw Plainview build an early lead in Game #2 and hold the margin for much of the way.
Trailing 14 to 10, EPPJ turned momentum in their favor by capitalizing on overpass errors by the Lady Pirates. In a 10 to three run, the Wolfpack recorded four kills on overpass errors. Paige Meis had two of the kills, Nicki Payne had one as did Baylee Wemhoff.
Coach Tina Thiele-Blecher said that was a turning point in the game and allowed the Wolfpack to gain some momentum to close out the match.
Calli Krebs closed out the game with a service winner as the Wolfpack improved their season-record to 13-0.
Against the Pirates, the Wolfpack were just 43 of 59 hitting with 21 kills. Elizabeth Selting led the way with eight kills, followed by Grace Henn and Amy Nelson with four apiece, Meis added two while Payne, Jordan Mescher and Baylee Wemhoff each had one.
The Wolfpack were 43 of 48 serving with three aces serves, one apiece from Krebs, Ally Wemhoff and Baylee Wemhoff.
Nelson made her presence known at the net with three solo blocks, Henn had one.
Mescher led the team in digs with four, Baylee Wemhoff had three.
The Wolfpack had 17 set assists in the match, led by Baylee Wemhoff with 10 and Ally Wemhoff with six.
Selting led EPPJ in serve receive with seven, Mescher had five and Krebs added two.
The Plainview victory capped a sweep at a triangular EPPJ hosted. In the first match, EPPJ swept West Holt 25-13 and 25-9.
Against West Holt, there was little doubt from the onset who was going to win this match. In Game #1, the score was tied at five-all, then the Wolfpack proceeded to outscore the Lady Huskies 20 to eight.
The Wolfpack gained the upper hand with Henn, Nelson and Selting swinging away at the net. They also benefitted from strong serves as Krebs and Ally Wemhoff had ace serves in the opening game.
Game #2 was never in doubt as the Wolfpack bolted out to a 10 to six lead, the last point coming on a kill by Meis.
Mescher then served 12 points in a row, capitalizing on kills at the net from Elizabeth Selting, Grace Henn and Amy Nelson. During the run, Mescher had three ace serves.
Lydia Behnk came off the bench towards the end of the game to record her only kill of the match.
For the match, the Wolfpack was 41 of 45 hitting with 19 kills. Henn led the way with seven kills followed by Selting with six, Nelson had four, Lydia Behnk and Meis each had one.
From the service line, the Wolfpack were 47 of 48 with seven ace serves. Mescher led the ace parade with three, Ally Wemhoff and Krebs each had two.
Nelson led the team with two ace blocks, Behnk had one.
Mescher was again the leader in digs with six, Selting had three. Mescher also led in serve receive with seven, Selting had four. Ally Wemhoff finished with nine set assists, Baylee Wemhoff had seven.
HUMPHREY — Missed opportunities by the Wolfpack let Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family slip away as the Bulldogs claimed a 46 to 8 victory Friday night.
Denying the Wolfpack two chances to score early in the first quarter, the Bulldogs capitalized on big plays to build a 30 to 0 lead by halftime. But, the game was much closer than that in the early going.
With the return of Hunter Reestman to the lineup (he had been out the last two games because of injury) the Wolfpack used a misdirection play to free the sophomore for a 32-yard scamper down to the Bulldogs’ 29-yard line on their opening drive of the game. The drive stalled and the Bulldogs took over on their five-yard line.
Two plays later, Reestman recovered an Ashton Dohmen fumble on the Bulldogs’ 11-yard line.
Three running plays netted the Wolfpack just six yards. So, on fourth down, quarterback Conor Ramold handed the ball off to Liam Heithoff. The fullback picked up two yards, just short of the first down.
With two chances to take the early lead, the Wolfpack wouldn’t get a third chance as Bulldog Johnny Babl went around left end for a 73-yard touchdown run and the subsequent two-point conversion made the score 8 to 0 just past the halfway mark of the first quarter.
Working with a short field on their next possession, the Bulldogs only had to go 23 yards to score their second touchdown. Doing the honors was Dohmen on a three-yard run. The Bulldogs would add another score on their next possession to take a 22 to 0 lead.
After gaining a first down, the Wolfpack were forced to punt. With Reestman as punter, he pinned the Bulldogs back on their 30-yard line. After holding the Bulldogs to just four yards on two plays, the Wolfpack got burned when Dohmen threw a screen pass to Babl who went 54 yards for a touchdown, making the score 30 to 0 at halftime.
The Wolfpack kicked off to start the second half. On the Bulldogs second play from scrimmage, Babl swept around the end and zig-zagged his way to a 53-yard touchdown.
Unable to do anything on offense on their next possession, the Wolfpack got the ball back when Reestman picked off a Dylan Hanzel pass to give the Wolfpack the ball on their own 23-yard line. The Wolfpack moved the ball to near midfield where the drive ended as the Bulldogs got a turnover.
The Wolfpack capitalized on two quarterback sacks from junior Carter Schindler to deny the Bulldogs a scoring opportunity.
The teams traded possessions early in the fourth quarter. With the game clock winding down, the Wolfpack put together a touchdown drive. Starting on their 16-yard line, Reestman bolted for 22 yards before being tackled. On the play the Bulldogs were called for a face mask penalty, putting the ball on the Bulldogs’ 32-yard line. Two carries by Heithoff and one from Reestman gave the Wolfpack a first down on the 20-yard line. Then, two plays later, the Wolfpack found the endzone. On the play, quarterback Conor Ramold pitched the ball to Reestman who stopped and lofted a pass to Hayes Miller, all alone on the five-yard line. Miller went untouched across the goalline. Heithoff then added the two-point conversion. Bulldog reserves added a final touchdown to make the score 46 to 8.
Reestman led the Wolfpack with 49 yards rushing. Kyle Schumacher and Carter Schindler each had seven tackles to lead the Wolfpack.
The loss dropped the Wolfpack’s record to 0-5 heading into Homecoming Week. Next up for the Wolfpack is Howells-Dodge (2-2). Kickoff at Elgin Field will be 7 p.m. Friday night.
Bulldogs 46, Wolfpack 8
Wolfpack………0 0 0 8 — 8
Bulldogs………14 16 8 8 — 46
HHLF — Johnny Babl 73 run (Dylan Hanzel pass to Logen Beller)
HHLF — Ashton Dohmen 3 run (PAT failed)
HHLF — Hanzel 5 run (Dohmen pass to Beller)
HHLF — Dohmen 56 pass to Babl (Dohmen pass to Brock Wiese)
HHLF — Babl 53 run (Babl run)
EPPJ — Hunter Reestman 20 pass to Hayes Miller (Liam Heithoff run)
HHLF — Bryce Classen 10 run (Bret Hanis pass to Andrew Mendez)
Team stats EPPJ
Total plays 43
First downs 5
Passing Yds 20
Total yds 96
Interceptions by 1
Fumbles rec 1
Passing — Conor Ramold 2/5/0 — 0, Hunter Reestman 1/3/0 — 20
Rushing — Conor Ramold 5/-9, Joseph Bailey 1/2, Kyle Schumacher 1/-1, Liam Heithoff 10/35, Hunter Reestman 18/49
Receiving — Hayes Miller 1/20, Hunter Reestman 2/0
Tackles (solo/assists) — Conor Ramold 0/1, Joseph Bailey 1/2, Miles Schrage 2/3, Kyle Schumacher 3/4, Noah Knievel 1/0, Liam Heithoff 3/2, Hayes Miller 0/1, Lane Bartak 0/1, Tyler Iburg 0/1, Hunter Reestman 2/4, Carter Schindler 4/3, Nick Iburg 1/5
Quarterback sacks — Carter Schindler 2
Interceptions — Hunter Reestman 1
Fumble recoveries — Hunter Reestman 1
In accordance with Section 72-205.01 of the Nebraska Statutes, NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Educational Lands and Funds has adopted a new rental schedule according to classification and a new schedule of valuations for all school and any other lands managed by the Board in Antelope County; and that such new schedules, together with a tabulation of the valuation and the amount of semiannual rental of each lease, has been filed in the office of the county treasurer of such county and shall become effective January 1, 2017.
BOARD OF EDUCATIONAL LANDS AND FUNDS
PUBLISH: September 28, 2016