May 16, 2013 by lmorgan · Comments Off
At a special meeting last night of the District #18 Board of Education, Rasmussen Mechanical Services was hired to install a new heating system for the elementary and high school buildings as well as a new heating/cooling system for the gymnasium building. Total cost for the three buildings will be just over $666,000. Superintendent Dan Polk said money to pay for the improvements will come from the building and depreciation funds and should have no impact on the school’s levy. Work should be completed sometime this fall before cold weather arrives, according to board member Robert Hoefer who serves on the buildings & grounds committee.
Also last night, the board approved the selection of Steve Busteed to fill the vacancy on the school board created by the resignation of Kim Wells. Of note, Polk said, in 2014 five seats will be up for election on the school board.
And, the final action item of the night, the board approved the hiring of Allison Devoll as new grade 7-12 science teacher.
Three Wolfpack track athletes have qualified for the State Track and Field Championships to be held May 17-18 at Burke Stadium in Omaha.
Competing at the district track meet at Atkinson, the following track team members qualified for state. They and the events in which they will compete in are:
Zach Polk — Discus and High Jump
Jill Schindler — 100 Meter Dash and 200 Meter Dash
Blake Schrage — 110 Meter High Hurdles and 300 Meter Intermediate Hurdles
Good luck at State!
The C-4 District Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, May 14, at Indianhead Golf Course in Grand Island.
The EPPJ Wolfpack golf team will compete for a chance to go to the state golf tournament the following week.
Other schools competing at the district tournament are Battle Creek, Central City, Centura, Doniphan-Trumbull, Gibbon, Grand Island Central Catholic, Madison, Norfolk Catholic, Ord, Ravenna, St. Paul, Twin River and Wood River.
The Class C State Golf Tournament will be held at Highlands Golf Course in Lincoln on May 21-22.
BASSETT — Competing Monday at the Highway 20 Invite, the Wolfpack golf team continued their string of impressive team performances.
One of the best high school teams in the area, they have consistently placed at the top of the leaderboard at the meets they have competed in and Monday was no esception.
Valentine won the team title with a score of 312. The Wolfpack came in second at 322 followed by Ainsworth 342, West Holt 347, Orchard/Clearwater 354, North Central 359, Boyd County 369, Neligh-Oakdale 379, O’Neill 380and Niobrara-Verdigre 1289.
Valentine’s Cameron Bancroft was medalist with an 18-hole score of 71. The Wolfpack had four golfers place in the top 15. They were Andrew Heithoff, fifth place with a score of 78, Kyle Heithoff, eighth with an 80, Nick Heithoff, 10th with an 82; and Trent Hoefer, 13th also with an 82.
No other information was available from Coach Jake Sladky as the team headed Tuesday to a tournament at Fullerton.
STUART — It wasn’t supposed to be, but Tuesday’s Bronco Stampede proved to be the last tuneup for the Wolfpack track teams before heading to district competition.
Wolfpack athletescompeted at the track meet in Stuart under cool spring conditions, just one day before a late-spring snowstorm hit the area.
EPPJ had three athletes turn in gold-medal performances. Senior Marin Heithoff won the triple jump with a leap of 31-5.
On the boys side, junior Blake Schrage won the 300 meter hurdles in a time of 42.09 seconds. Teammate Zach Polk won the discus with a throw of 134-7.
No team scores were available at press time. Schools competing, in addition to EPPJ, were Stuart, West Holt, St. Mary’s, Niobrara/Verdigre, Ewing, North Central, Bloomfield and Cody-Kilgore.
Individual results were:
100 meter dash — 1. Bridget Schneider, SMH, 13.00 seconds; 4. Jill Schindler, EPPJ, 13.48
200 meter dash — 1. Amber Frerichs, NCH, 27.57 seconds; 3. Jill Schindler, EPPJ, 27.88.
400 meter dash — 1. Emily Kaup, SHS, 1:02.18
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