June 23, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
HASTINGS — Wolfpack football standout Andrew Fangman saw plenty of action Saturday at the 39th Annual Sertoma 8-Man Classic.
The all-state running back played inside linebacker for most of the game and was used sparingly on offense as the East fell to the West 36 to 14.
Fangman caught one pass for 10 yards and carried the ball three times for three yards as the West defense dominated the line of scrimmage for much of the game.
He had better success on defense as, from his inside linebacker position, he was in on a number of solo tackles and assisted on several others.
The East scored all their points in the first quarter as they took a 14 to 8 lead. However, over the final three quarters, the West outscored the East 28 to 0.
Clearwater-Orchard’s Andy Kerkman had a big game as he earned MVP offensive honors for the West team, catching six passes for 98 yards.
West 36, East 14
East………………14 0 0 0 — 14
West……………….8 14 8 6 — 36
W - Schnitzler 6 pass from Pelster (Pelster run)
E - Ericson 3 run (Run failed)
E- Paprocki 20 fumble return (Ortmeier pass from Ratkovec)
W- Schnitzler 9 pass from Pelster (kick failed)
W- Monette 1 run (Schnitzler run)
W - Gilligan 80 punt return (Kerkman pass from Pelster)
W - Pelster 7 run (kick failed)
Team Stats E W
First downs 10 16
Rushes-yards 40-100 39-169
Passing yards 106 145
Comp-Att-Int 4-11-1 11-21-1
Fumbles-lost 1-0 1-1
Penalties-yards 7-75 3-20
Rushing—E- Tyler Holz (Bloomfield) 5-32, Kyle Wemhoff (Humphrey St. Francis) 8-29, Andrew Fangman (Elgin-Pope John) 3-3, Cody Stratman (Wynot) 7-12, Luke Ericson (Osceola), Kyle Francois (Lourdes CC) 2-8, Skylar Ratkovec (East Butler) 3(-2). W - Brenden Pelster (CWC) 7-52, Gideon Monette (Mullen) 12-35, Mitchel Atkinson (Boyd County) 3-14, Trey Taubenheim (Amherst) 7-33, Preston Schnitzler (Kenesaw) 10-35.
Passing — E - Luke Ericson 2-6-39, Skylar Ratkovec 2-4-67. N - Brenden Pelster 3-5-28, Trey Taubenheim 8-15-141.
Receiving—E - Cody Stratman 3-106. W - Andy Kerkman 6-98, Preston Schnitzler 3-20
NORFOLK — Walking off the field victorious is something Wolfpack football stars Kyle Kallhoff and Andrew Fangman did frequently last season. They did it one more time Saturday as members of the White Team, claiming a 49 to 14 victory at the Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic.
Fangman rushed for 57 yards and Kallhoff helped lead a defense which held the Red Team scoreless in the second half.
The White Team filled the air with passes as Norfolk High’s quarterback Gunner Fuelberth completed 21 of 35 pass attempts for 311 yards and five touchdowns.
Fuelberth’s touchdown passes were 75 yards to Boone Central’s Kyle Kramer (on the White’s third play of the game), 13 yards to Tanner Ortmeier of Guardian Angels Central Catholic, 11 yards to Cody Mace of Oakland-Craig, and scores of 11- and 12-yards to Norfolk High teammate Aaron Wilken.
On defense, the White Team held the Red Team to 60 yards rushing and 148 yards passing.
The White Team also picked up 104 rushing yards, with Elgin Public/Pope John’s Andrew Fangman carrying the ball 17 times for 57 yards, including a two-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter.
Fuelberth was named the “Offensive Player of the Game” honors for the White Team. On defense the White Team’s “Defensive Player of the Game” was Clearwater-Orchard’s lineman Andy Kerkman.
Fangman will play Saturday at the Sertoma Eight-Man All-Star Game in Hastings. Kickoff will be at 1:30 p.m.
White 49, Red 14
White Team……..7 14 14 14 — 49
Red Team………..7 7 0 0 — 14
White: Kyle Kramer 75 pass from Gunner Fuelberth, (Aaron Wilken kick), 11:07.
Red: Taggart Bailey 31 run, (Levi Sudbeck kick), 3:13.
White: Andrew Fangman 2 run, (Wilken kick), 10:03.
White: Tanner Ortmeier 13 pass from Fuelberth, (Wilken kick), 6:50.
Red: Cody Stratman 49 pass from Bailey, (Sudbeck kick), 5:35.
White: Cody Mace 11 pass from Fuelberth, (kick failed), 9:06.
White: Wilken 11 pass from Fuelberth, (Kyle Wemhoff pass from Fuelberth), 3:51.
White: Wilken 12 pass from Fuelberth, (Wilken kick), 8:19.
White: Wemhoff 53 pass from Cole Mitchell, (Wilken kick), 4:45.
Rushing: (White) Derek Renner 4-11, Andrew Fangman 17-57, Aaron Wilken 1-(-2), Cody Mace 1-4, Cole Mitchell 1-14, Gunner Fuelberth 11-20. (Red) Austin Freeman 9-33, Cody Stratman 3-8, Brian Fiedler 2-6, Taggart Bailey 8-9, Levi Sudbeck 2-5.
Passing: (White) Fuelberth 21-35-1, 311; Cole Mitchell 1-2, 53. (Red) Bailey 12-22-0, 148.
Receiving: (White) Kyle Kramer 3-84, Kyle Wemhoff 3-62, Tanner Hudson 3-58, Wilken 7-78, Cody Mace 4-73, Tanner Ortmeier 1-13, Fangman 1-13. (Red) Austin Freeman 2-25, Cody Stratman 1-49, Brandon Borgmann 4-54, Landyn Anderson 2-10, Brian Fiedler 2-10.
One year ago this time, St. Boniface/St. Bonaventure priest Fr. Ross Burkhalter was preparing to showcase his softball talents in the first ever “Collar I-80” series.
When game time arrived, Father Burkhalter distinguished himself, sharing MVP honors for the Omaha Archdiocese with his play in the field and at the plate.
Fast forward to this coming weekend and softball fans will again find Fr. Burkhalter on the field at Werner Park.
“I had a great experience last year,” Fr. Burkhalter said Monday afternoon. “I’m looking forward to it.”
He said the first-ever game last year remains a cherished moment. “I was blown away with all the fans there last year. We’re hoping we’ll have even more fans come out this time.”
During last year’s game, he patrolled centerfield. With a new manager this year, he said he hopes to be back in the outfield. “I like it out there,” he said.
The game will be played Sunday night, starting at 5 p.m. at Werner Park in Papillion. There will be tail-gating prior to the start of the game. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.
Another face soon to become familiar to parishioners at Elgin and Raeville will be Father Kevin Vogel. Beginning July 1, Vogel will begin his duties as parish priest at the two churches. Father Burkhalter will be going to St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus.
Both men will be wearing the royal blue colors as they seek to “BEAT LINCOLN.” Fr. Burkhalter encouraged all attending the game to wear blue so as to outnumber the red-clad fans supporting the Lincoln Archdiocese.
“I think Elgin’s my place to actually get bulls rode,”
Claiming he was in a slump, Norfolk bull rider Garrett Wickett won his third consecutive EKG Bull-A-Rama Saturday night.
Wickett, a second generation bull rider coached by Dustin Elliott out of North Platte, put together two great rides to claim the championship.
In the first go round, he posted a 76. Then, starting the second go-round, he posted a 79 for a combined score of 155.
Taking second was Cody Bohnenkamp of Broken Bow. He had a 65 in the first go-round then came back with a 77 in the second go-round.
The best ride of the night was turned in by Rick Clouse of Emmett who posted an 80 in the first go-round and ended up finishing third.
The bleachers were nearly full to capacity when the competition began
“He jumped out and made a couple of rounds to the right then jumped out of it,” Wickett said about his ride in the first go-round. “He was a tough bull to ride, I had to really work and claw my way to stay caught up to him.”
It didn’t get any easier in the second go-round.
“I knew going in I was sitting in second place,” he said about the start of the second go-round. Wickett said when the bull came out of the chute, it went to his left away from his hand. “I really had to keep clawing,” he said. “I wasn’t really spurring, I was just trying to stay caught up to him.”
“For me, it’s just a natural reaction,” Wickett said describing what it’s like to ride a bull. “It’s a split-second sport. You can’t think, when you think you get hurt,” he said. “I really don’t see anything. My vision gets very blurry … I know where the position is. If I do get in a bad spot, that’s where I snap out of it. It’s almost like a dream.”
He went on to say that the times when he “snaps out of the dream” is when he has gotten hurt riding bulls.
Riding is all second nature. It’s all consecutive motions. If you imagine it day out, eat and sleep bull riding, that’s when you become good,” he said.
June 2, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Wolfpack wrestler Ryan Pelster will be among wrestlers from across the state competing in the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association All Star High School Dual.
The event will be held Saturday, June 11, beginning at 1 p.m. at Grand Island High School gymnasium.
Other wrestlers competing in the dual are:
Cade Svoboda - Ord; Wyatt Phillips - David City; Justyn Franklin - Fairbury; Josh Velasquez - Bennington; Cody Lambert - Ashland-Greenwood; Jackson Bates - Wilber-Clatonia; Aron Reynaga - Madison; Zach Trumble - Aurora; Justin Hennessy - Waverly; Jacob Klingelhoefer - Amherst; Kobe Paczosa-Hall - Columbus; Morgen Valentine - David City; Gage Orton - Plattsmouth; Arturo Chavez - Schuyler; Marcus Dodson - Columbus Scotus; Jake Bos - Columbus Scotus; Dustin Monroe - Malcolm; Garret Zimmerer - Creighton; Jonathan Killingsworth - Lincoln SE; Trent Daro - David City; Skylar Ratkovec - East Butler; Justen Hall - Raymond Central; Sean Mendlik - Archbishop Bergan; Asthon Arrants - Kearney; William Bloom - Elm Creek; John Feeney - Omaha Northwest; Jeffrey West - Elm Creek; Skyler Schmidt - Grand Island; Trevar Bigelow - Kearney; Jack Duffy - Kenesaw-Shelton; Tommy Nelson - Oakland-Craig
Coaches are Tahner Theim - David City; Derek Keasling - Aurora; Jeremy Goebel - Syracuse; Joey Morrison - Grand Island; Jay Meneely - Millard South; Ryan Hoffman - Franklin; Zac Kliment - Creighton; Shane Allison - Valentine
They will be divided into teams the night before the dual.
Tickets for the All Star Dual may be purchased the day of the meet at Grand Island HS.