September 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Boys and girls who enjoy the sport of football turned out Saturday for the annual NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition.
The event was held Saturday afternoon at Elgin Field and hosted by members of the Wolfpack football team.
Youngsters earning first place honors in their respective age groups were (total score cumulative total of one punt, one pass and one kick):
Age 6-7 — Chloe Henn, Elgin (60)
Age 8-9 — Keyera Eisenhauer, Elgin (82)
Age 9-10 — Makenna Pelster, Bartlett (121)
Age 6-7 — Karson Kallhoff, Elgin (66)
Age 8-9 — Blake Henn, Elgin (144)
Age 10-11 — Colton Wright, Elgin (203)
Age 12-13 — Hunter Reestman, Elgin (271)
Age 14-15 — Joseph Bailey, Elgin (260)
These eight winners will move on to a sectional competition to be held Saturday, October 11 in Wood River.
They could qualify for the team championships competition to be held later this year at Kansas City.
September 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
HOWELLS — Elgin Public-Pope John took on all challengers and claimed three victories at a tournament Saturday hosted by Howells-Dodge High School.
The Wolfpack opened tournament play against Howells Dodge. After winning the first game 25 to 21, the Wolfpack dropped the second game 25 to 19. In the decisive third game, the Wolfpack won the big points to claim the game 25 to 23, and the match by a score of two games to one.
Sophomore Liz Selting led the Wolfpack, recording 12 of the team’s 34 kills in the match. Jenna Parks added nine, followed by Terri Seier with six, Hayley Stamp added three while Taylor Schumacher and Nikki Beckman each had two. Baylee Wemhoff and Parks each had 12 set assists in the match, Beckman had three and Seier added one.
Three players were in double figures in serve receive. Sharla Schindler led the way with 15, Jordan Mescher had 12 and Selting contributed 11.
Selting led the team with two ace serves in the match, Mescher added one as did Schindler.
At the net, Parks and Seier were each credited with two ace blocks.
The Wolfpack had 42 digs in the match, led by Schindler with 11, Parks had nine, Selting had eight followed by Schumacher with six, Mescher five, Wemhoff two and Stamp one.
Next up for the Wolfpack was Burwell. This time the Wolfpack prevailed in two games, 25-22 and 25-19.
The Wolfpack served well in the match, producing seven ace serves. Schumacher led the Wolfpack with three ace serves, Selting had two, Parks and Schindler each had one. From the service line they were 43 of 48.
EPPJ had just two ace blocks in the match, one each from Parks and Seier.
The Wolfpack had 18 digs in the match, Wemhoff led the way with five, Mescher had four while Schumacher and Parks each had three. Selting added two and Schindler had one.
Top hitters for the Wolfpack were Selting and Parks with six kills apiece, two from Stamp while Seier and Schumacher each had one.
Parks and Wemhoff each had six set assists in the match, Beckman added two and Schumacher had one.
Mescher led in serve receive with eight, Wemhoff, Parks and Schumacher each had four.
With two victories secured, the Wolfpack had just one obstacle remaining in their quest to win the tournament — Shelby-Rising City.
The Wolfpack dropped the first game 25 to 17. Then, they were two points away from losing the match when they rallied to win game two 26 to 24. The team carried momentum from the second game into the final game which they won by the score of 25 to 16.
Statistical leaders for the Wolfpack were Selting with three ace serves, Schumacher had two. EPPJ was 68 of 70 serving in the match.
Schumacher and Seier each had one ace block in the championship match.
EPPJ produced 24 digs in the match, led by Schumacher with 10, Parks had eight.
At the net, Selting led all hitters with nine kills. Seier and Parks each had six kills followed by Schumacher with four, Beckman and Stamp each had two.
Parks led the team in set assists with 14, Wemhoff had eight and Schumacher produced two.
Mescher led the team in serve receive with 13, Schindler had 10 and Parks was credited with seven.
Saturday’s three match victories boosted the Wolfpack’s record to 6-2.
CREIGHTON — Fireworks.
That could be the word to describe Creighton’s offense in a 52 to 16 victory over Elgin Public-Pope John Friday night.
The Wolfpack showed vast improvement in all phases of the game, but were not able to keep up with Pete Liska & Co. as the Bulldogs posted their second consecutive victory over EPPJ.
The Bulldogs scored on their first play from scrimmage when quarterback Colton Boelter connected with Liska on a 65-yard touchdown pass. Just 10 seconds had ticked off the clock and Creighton had a 6 to 0 lead.
The Bulldogs would add two more touchdowns before the end of the quarter to take a 22-point lead. The second touchdown came on their second possession when Liska capped a 41-yard drive with a 39-yard touchdown on a pass from Austin Diedrichsen.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review
CHAMBERS — The EPPJ Wolfpack volleyball began the new season the right way Thursday night, defeating Chambers/Wheeler Central (CWC) in three games.
A balanced attack helped lead the Wolfpack to a 25-15, 21-25 and 25-10 victory over the Renegades.
In the first game, the Wolfpack gained the early advantage, jumping out to a 17 to nine lead at one point. Sharla Schindler had two ace serves in the run while Liz Selting had a kill and an ace serve.
The Renegades got kills at the net from Meagan Carr and Tamijo Marcellus but the Wolfpack managed to hold them off. Selting finished off the game with a kill.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review.
Fifteen teams competed Sunday at the annual Elgin EMT Golf Tournament held at the Antelope Country Club in Neligh.
The tournament featured four-person teams competing in a “best ball” scramble over 18 holes.
1st — Ron Bode, Wade Olson, Lance Marrow, Tom Otto — 56
2nd — Stan Heithoff, Nick Heithoff, Liam Heithoff, Glen Coleman — 61
3rd — Tim Morse, Randy Leetch, Larry Leetch, Cole Houchin — 62
1st — Ryan and Jessie Reestman/Tracey and Jeff Schindler — 67
2nd — Dave Hoefer, Dennis Morgan, Jim Funk, Dave Beckman — 67
3rd — Dave Sullivan, Gary Arehart, Tom Hoefer, Ray Payne — 68.
Proceeds from the tournament go to purchase equipment for the Elgin Rescue Squad.