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Volleyball Scrimmage Set For Monday Night

August 27, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Wolfpack volleyball fans are invited to attend an open scrimmage prior to the start of the regular season.
Coach Tina Thiele-Blecher announced Monday the scrimmage will be held Monday, Aug. 31, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Elgin High School Gymnasium.
Admission is a sports drink. Go Wolfpack!

EPPJ Wolfpack Football Season Starts Friday

August 27, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

It’s all about points. Score more points than your opponent and you will win games. The same holds true on defense - give up fewer points than your opponent and you will win games.
The Elgin Public-Pope John Wolfpack football team should be good on both sides of the ball. How good remains to be seen as the team prepares for its’ season opener Friday night against Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family. The game will be played at Humphrey, kickoff set for 8 p.m.
Coach Randy Eisenhauer begins his third year at the helm of the Wolfpack, having earned his first district championship last season. One year ago the Wolfpack started with three losses, then posted five straight victories to earn the district title. They then were eliminated in the first round of the Class D-1 State Football Playoffs.
This year the Wolfpack enter the season with just 20 players on the roster. Numbers may be down, but Coach Eisenhauer’s optimism is up about the team’s chances.
“We’ve got nine seniors,” he said last week. “They all come back with plenty of experience. We’ve got a lot of momentum off of last year. Practices have been great. They know what we’re doing and we’re getting better.”
One change on the coaching staff. Michael Becker will work as defensive coordinator and Ben Spiegel will coach special teams.
Eisenhauer said the Wolfpack will continue to be a power running team, but they’re also going to throw the ball a little more than previous years. Last season was Seth Schumacher’s first as quarterback. He got better as the season progressed. This year, Eisenhauer said the senior signal-caller is throwing the ball better than ever.
“Seth has worked his tail off this summer,” Coach Eisenhauer said. “He’s throwing a great ball for us.”
The top three running backs from last year are back. Fullback Kyle Kallhoff and tailbacks Andrew Fangman and Chad Bode. The three backs accounted for more than 2,000 yards rushing last year. At Saturday’s scrimmage, they all looked like they could be among the best backs around. Not only can they run the ball, they’re also good receivers. So, too, are ends Dylan Behnk and Austin Meis who should see more balls coming their way this year.
Right now, barring any injuries, Eisenhauer said the line will consist of center Scott Moser and Alois Warner at left guard and either Miles Schrage or Liam Heithoff at right guard.
“That’s what it will look like to start the season. But, for the first couple of games, we’re going to experiment with players at different positions.
Maybe the biggest challenge for the Wolfpack will come on defense where the team must replace Kyle Heithoff, the team leader in tackles last season.
That won’t be easy, but Eisenhauer said he thinks Fangman is up to the task at middle linebacker. Fangman looks like a linebacker, having spent 50 days in the weight room this summer. Behnk will fill the other linebacker slot for the team. The Wolfpack will also benefit from having Schumacher back as a safety. He led the team in interceptions last year.
The Wolfpack will be tested early. In Week Two, the Wolfpack will square off against perennial power Creighton at Elgin Field. The Wolfpack will have one game under their belts while it will be the season opener for the Bulldogs. That game will give the Wolfpack and their fans a good sense of just how good the team can be this season.
Other big games on the schedule will be when they host Clearwater/Orchard and play at Neligh/Oakdale later in the season.

Wolfpack “Gatorade” Football Scrimmage Is Saturday

August 21, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The public is invited to a “Gatorade” scrimmage featuring the Wolfpack varsity football team.
The scrimmage will be held on Elgin Field on Saturday morning, August 22. Admission will be a sports drink. The scrimmage will start at 9:30 a.m.
Altogether, there are 20 boys out for football. They are Dylan Behnk, Chad Bode, Hunter Reestman, Hayes Miller, Andrew Fangman, Seth Schumacher, Ervin Dohmen, Kyle Schumacher, Joseph Bailey, Kyle Kallhoff, Austin Meis, Miles Schrage, Chase Preister, Alois Warner, Scott Moser, Liam Heithoff, Kalin Henn, Nick Iburg, Carter Schindler and Anthony Getzfred. Managers are Adam Dreger, Cade Heithoff and Christian Lundgren. Head coach is Randy Eisenhauer. Assistants are Michael Becker, Steve Busteed, Mark Dwyer, Ben Spiegel and Tyler Reestman. Statisticians will be Andrew Heithoff and Jesse Schindler.

Elgin High School Alumni Golf Tourney Held

August 6, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The Elgin High School Alumni Golf Tournament was held Saturday at the Antelope Country Club. Results of the tournament were:
Championship flight.
1st place Randy Eisenhauer team, 60
2nd — Stan Heithoff team, 61
3rd — Andrew Heithoff team, 61
First Flight winners
First — BJ Schmitt team, 66
2nd — Greg Parr team, 68
3rd — Steve Busteed team, 69

Sandhills Sensational Show and Shine Held At Bartlett

August 6, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

By Sherry Tetschner
The second annual “Sandhills Sensational  Show and Shine,” was held Saturday  afternoon August 1st on Main Street in Bartlett. Morning rains put a damper on entries  but the sun did show up for the afternoon judging.
Entries from Bartlett included a 1945 John Deere tractor, 1971 Chevy Nova, 1968 Chevy Cheville,  1968 Chevy El Camino ,1994 Mercury Crown, 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark 5, 1973 Chevy Camaro, 1998 Chevy Camaro Z 28 SS( with his daughter’s 2014 Chevy Camaro SS Power Wheel parked beside),   1963 Chevy  C-10 pickup and a 1953 Ford V-8 pickup.  Entries from other towns included a  1970 Chevy Monte Carlo  from Spalding, 1951 Ford F-100  from Grand Island, 1936 Chevy Pickup from Alda, 1953 Ford F-100 pickup from Yankton 1967, Lincoln Continental and 1971 Ford Maverick from Elyria and 1968 Chevy Cheville from Norfolk.
First place winner was Pat McLain of Ewing  with a 1953 Ford V-8  pick up.  2nd place winner was Danielle Sich from Elyria  with a 1967 Lincoln Continental.  Riley Williamson won the “Ugly Car” award with his 1994 Mercury Crown and Mick Scarlett won the tractor award with his 1945 John Deere.
A number of door prizes were given by these  Bartlett sponsors;  Conrad Tires Plus, Sandhills Steaks and Spirit, Bartlett Motel, Shabby Shed and Company, Cornerstone Bank, Bibs and Boots and the Car Show Committee.   Other sponsors were;  Bernt Cedar and Signs, , Green Line Equipment and Hill Bills Diesel all of Spalding, Plains Equipment Group, Ord, Ericson State Bank of Ericson, The Parts Bin of NAPA , St. Paul and H and H Distributing of Grand Island.
A portion of the proceeds will go the the Bartlett Fire Department.
Candy Klahn, Rich French and Dan and Diana Williamson of Bartlett are the car show committee who made the show possible.  They hope to hold their 3rd annual show next summer
A fair is a time for competition, fun and fellowship.  I thoroughly enjoyed visiting with folks I don’t see much anymore. That is truly a blessing.

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