April 8, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Omaha World-Herald recognized the play of Wolfpack senior Jenna Parks and several teammates.
The state’s largest daily newspaper, the World-Herald recently announced their all-class teams.
Parks, who averaged 15.2 points per game in helping lead the Wolfpack to a 19-8 record was named to the Class C2 All-State Second Team.
During a stellar senior season, she became the all-time girls Wolfpack leading scorer. According to Coach Randy Eisenhauer, she started every game in her high school career.
Joining her on the second team were Kate Knobbe, West Point GACC; Dacey Nelson, Oakland-Craig; Tarrin Beller, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family; and Leah Meyer, Superior.
Named to the paper’s C2 First team were Monica Arens, Crofton; Shandra Farmer, Hastings St. Cecilia; Hiliary Huss, Stanton; Kelsey Sanger, Crofton; and Katey Brown, West Point GACC.
Parks also earned second team honors from Huskerland Prep. By virtue of their play during the season, Baylee Wemhoff, Allyson Wemhoff and Liz Selting received honorable mention from the Omaha daily newspaper.
March 31, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Wolfpack Winter Awards Night was held Monday, March 21, at the KC Hall in Elgin.
Numerous awards were handed out to Wolfpack athletes who participated in cheerleading, dance, wrestling, boys and girls basketball.
During the course of the evening, applause filled the hall as students were recognized for their achievements in the different activities.
Coach Randy Eisenhauer presented the Wolfpack girls basketball awards.
“Overall, again what a great group of kids to coach this year. Us coaches thank you for the many memories that have been created throughout this year and we hope the underclassmen continue to work hard over the offseason to become better athletes in which turn will make us a better team!” he said.
This group, Eisenhauer said, did break some basketball records. In the seventh season of Lady Wolfpack basketball team we had six new team records broke and two team records that we tied. We had eight individual records broke all by one athlete.
Team records that were tied this year.
Most Wins in One Season: 19 (tying the mark set by the 2009/2010 team
Most 3-point shots made in One Game: 10 against CWC (tying the mark of 10 by the 2009/2010 team against Cedar Rapids)
Team records that were broke this year.
Most Points Scored in One Season: 1407
Most Points Scored in One Game: 76 (Creighton)
Most Rebounds in One Season: 910
Most Steals in One Season: 351
Most Assists in One Season: 354
Most Assists in One Game: 21
Individual Records Broke:
Most Rebounds in One Season: Jenna Parks — 264
Most Defensive Rebounds in One Season: Jenna Parks — 194
Best Rebounding Average in One Season: Jenna Parks — 9.8
Most Blocks in One Game: Jenna Parks — 4
Most Points in a Career: Jenna Parks — 1226
Most 3-point shots made in a Career: Jenna Parks — 104
Most Steals in a Career: Jenna Parks — 298
Most Assists in a Career: Jenna Parks — 271
First Team NVC: Jenna Parks
Second Team NVC: Baylee Wemhoff
NVC Honorable Mention: Allyson Wemhoff and Liz Selting
NVC ALL STAR GAME: Jenna Parks
Academic All State: Jordan Mescher and Jenna Parks
2015-2016 Awards voted on by the team and by stats.
Most Improved Player: Allyson Wemhoff
MVP Defense: Jordan Mescher and Liz Selting
MVP Offense: Jenna Parks
Practice Player of the Year: Jordan Mescher
Most Valuable Player of the Year: Jenna Parks
Wolfpack Dedication Award: Jenna Parks and Baylee Wemhoff
Eisenhauer said Parks, over four seasons with the Wolfpack, compiled some impressive numbers. “A couple that stand out to me as a coach is her 1226 points, 298 steals, 271 assist, and 104 3 pointers made which are all Wolfpack records. Also Jenna played in all 100 games of her high school career. Not only did she play in all 100 games but she started all 100 games of her career. What an accomplishment. Many things have to go your way to achieve this and from her hard work, dedication, desire, and heart to the game of basketball she achieved this.
Awards presented were:
Manager Certificates: Claire Kerkman, Kirsten Krebs, Araceli Palmer, Skylar Reestman & Allyson Selting.?Player Participation: Anna Heilhecker, Emma Kerkman, Vada Kruse, Kaylee Martinsen, Heather Bauer, Paige Meis and Amy Nelson
Letter Winners: Allyson Wemhoff, Lydia Behnk, Calli Krebs, Jordan Mescher, Liz Selting, Baylee Wemhoff, Kaitlyn Polk, Jenna Parks and Jill Schindler.
NVC First Team: Jenna Parks
NVC Second Team: Baylee Wemhoff
NVC Honorable Mention: Allyson Wemhoff and Liz Selting.
Wolfpack Boys basketball coach Scott Becker handed out awards.
Manager Certificates: Hunter Charf, Adam Dreger, Cade Heithoff and Matthew Starman?Player Participation: Kenny Bush, Joe Bailey, Hunter Reestman, R. J. Lierman and Kyle Schumacher?Letter Winners: Dylan Behnk, Kyle Kallhoff, Austin Meis, Scott Moser, Seth Schumacher, Chad bode, Ashton Evans and Liam Heithoff
Individual awards were:
NVC Second Team: Seth Schumacher; NVC Honorable Mention: Kyle Kallhoff.?Team Hustle Award: Seth Schumacher.?Most Improved Player: R. J. Lierman.?Wolfpack Team Player: Austin Meis.?Offensive MVP: Seth Schumacher.?Defensive MVP: Kyle Kallhoff?Team. MVP: Seth Schumacher
Head Coach Doug Jones and Ass’t. Coach Mike Zegers presented the following awards:
Stats Certificate: Haley Zegers and Breanna Carr. ?Manager Certificates: Luke Henn and Kane Von Bonn.?Participation: Geoffrey Carr.?Letter Winners: Logan Henn, Andrew Fangman and Ryan Pelster.?Outstanding Wrestler: (tie) Andrew Fangman and Ryan Pelster.?Wolfman Award: Geoffrey Carr.?NVC First Team: Ryan Pelster.?NVC Second Team: Logan Henn and Andrew Fangman
Among the individual Wolfpack records broke were:
Most consecutive pins: Andrew Fangman — 29
Most career victories: Andrew Fangman 134
Cheerleader sponsor Anney Beckman handed out these awards:
Letter Winners: Kaitlyn Polk and Brianna Hupp (co-captains), Ingvild Bekkeseth, Jaime Hoefer, Taylor Sehi, Taya Voborny, Breanna Carr, Leslie Nichols and Mary Nichols
Outstanding Cheerleader: Kaitlyn Polk
Team Spirit Award: Brianna Hupp
Handing out the dance awards was sponsor Lauren Vaisvilas.
She said the team wrapped up a great year by competing at the State Dance Championships, turning in their best performances of the season.
Letter Winners: Erin Beckman, Gracie Bullock, Karissa Dicke, Jaime Hoefer, Emma Kerkman, Calli Krebs, Kaylee Martinsen, Jordan Mescher, Paige Nichols, Nicki Payne, Jill Schindler and Taya Voborny
Master Choreographer: Ka-rissa Dicke and Jill Schindler
Most Improved Dancer: Jaime Hoefer
March 26, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Red and White rosters for the annual Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic have been released by the Classic’s Board of Directors, according to Mike Fuehrer, Sports Development Manager for the Norfolk Area Sports Council.
Senior standouts Andrew Fangman and Kyle Kallhoff on the Elgin Public-Pope John Wolfpack football team have been selected to play for the “White” team. The 4th Annual All-Star Game will be played on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Field in Norfolk. The Red team leads the series, 2-1.
Faith Regional Health Services (FRHS) of Norfolk has been the Classic’s Title Sponsor the past three years and will continue to be the Title Sponsor through the 2020 All-Star Game, Fuehrer said. In addition, it was previously announced by Norfolk Mayor Sue Fuchtman that the City of Norfolk has pledged to host the All-Star Classic through 2020.
Blair Kalin of Hartington-Newcastle will be the head coach for the Red Team, and Tom Olson of Norfolk High School will be the head coach for the White Team. Both coaches said their respective coaching staffs have compiled 36-player rosters with a lot of talent on both sides of the ball.
Kalin said he is looking forward to this summer’s classic. “We have a good mixture of size and speed on this year’s squad,’’ he said. “We will have decent size up front in the offensive line and we have excellent skill players. We should have a solid defensive group that has very good speed.’’
Kalin was an assistant coach on last year’s Red Team. “I am looking forward to coaching in this all-star game,’’ he said. “It is a great honor. There are a lot of great football players in this area of the state and the players have a chance to showcase their talents. The board of directors do a great job of promoting this game.’’
Assisting Kalin will be Tony Allen of O’Neill St. Mary’s, Terry Beair of Wayne, Mike Johnson of Hartington Cedar Catholic, Jason Konicek of Norfolk Catholic and Gene Suhr of Creighton. “I am looking forward to coaching with the assistants chosen in this game,’’ Kalin said. “They bring great knowledge and have a passion for coaching football.’’
Olson said there was a large number of good offensive linemen taken by the White squad. “We should be able to be a very balanced run/pass offense,’’ Olson said. “Defensively, our strengths will lie in a very athletic line backing corp and a deep group of secondary players. Our defensive line is athletic, but not very deep.’’
Olson also said the all-star classic a great opportunity to work with some of the area coaches, and some great athletes from around Northeast Nebraska. “Overall, this is the best football area in the state of Nebraska,’’ he said. “The coaching staff has had a great time getting together, evaluating film, and designing schemes for the upcoming game. I’m very excited to be involved in this very enjoyable event, and, to have a hand in such a positive cause in our area of the state.’’
On Olson’s staff will be Brent Bauer of Wisner-Pilger, Nate Blankenship of West Point-Beemer, Matt Skiff of Norfolk High, Mike Sunderman of Madison and Dave Stoddard of Stanton.
The White team will consist of:
Garett Allemang - Neligh-Oakdale
Gavin Ellenwood - Norfolk
Andrew Fangman - Elgin Public-Pope John
Max Frank - Osmond
Gunner Fuelberth - Norfolk
David Hansen - Boone Central-Newman Grove
Zach Heinke - Logan View
Keaton Henry - Boone Central-Newman Grove
Tanner Hudson - Riverside
Blake Huisman - Stanton
Nic Jensen - Plainivew
Kyle Kallhoff - Elgin Public-Pope John
Andy Kerkman - Clearwater-Orchard
Kyle Kramer - Boone Central-Newman Grove
Kobe Lade - Battle Creek
Drew Lanman - Battle Creek
Cody Mace - Oakland-Craig
Noah McPhillips - Humphrey St. Francis
Austin Mills - Madison
Cole Mitchell - Oakland-Craig
Joe O’Brien - Boone Central-Newman Grove
Edgar (Alex) Olivan - Clearwater-Orchard
Tanner Ortmeier - Guardian Angels Central Catholic
Tyrell Pokorney - Clarkson-Leigh
Tyler Polacek - Howells-Dodge
Austin Preister - Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family
Tyler Rautenberg - Elkhorn Valley
Derek Renner - Battle Creek
Aaron Rudloff - Battle Creek
Bryce Sovereign - Norfolk
Conner Thiele - Oakland-Craig
Tate Toelle - West Point-Beemer
Lucas Troyer - Wisner Pilger
Corbin Warnke - Stanton
Kyle Wemhoff - Humphrey St. Francis
Aaron Wilken - Norfolk
March 4, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Class D-1 all-state running back Andrew Fangman will be putting on the shoulder pads this fall at one of Nebraska’s top state colleges.
Doane College will be the destination for Fangman when he reports for fall football practice.
In early February, Fangman signed a letter-of-intent to play football for the Tigers.
On Tuesday morning, at Pope John High School, Fangman along with his parents, Bill and Ginni were present for a formal signing. Also present for the signing was Doane assistant coach Luke Olson and Wolfpack Coach Randy Eisenhauer.
The event was delayed until Fangman completed the wrestling season, finishing fourth in his weight division at the State Wrestling Championships at CenturyLink Center in Omaha.
Fangman carried the Wolfpack through the 2015 football season, rushing 328 times for 2,439 yards and scoring 39 touchdowns.
Olson said Doane recruited Fangman, in large part, due to his toughness on the football field and the wrestling mats where he was a two-time state medalist.
He said Fangman will play running back in college.
March 4, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
NORFOLK — On a night when the Wolfpack needed to play their best basketball, Crofton said “no.”
Four-time defending state champions, the Warriors played a flawless game at both ends of the floor to defeat Elgin Public-Pope John 59 to 33 to claim the C2-5 district crown and a berth in the girls state tournament which begins Thursday in Lincoln.
Jenna Parks scored the Wolfpack’s first basket, but precious few would follow for the rest of the game as EPPJ made less than 25 percent of their field goal attempts (11 of 46), thanks in large part to Crofton’s defensive pressure.
Warrior defenders rushed the Wolfpack into errant shots in the first half. By the time the Wolfpack settled into the game, the Warriors held an insurmountable lead.
The Wolfpack managed just six points in the opening quarter as Crofton took a 19 to 6 lead.
Crofton (22-3) scored the first nine points of the second quarter to take a 28 to 6 lead. Sophomore Lydia Behnk broke the run with a putback basket with 3:43 to go before halftime. Parks drilled a trey at the three-minute mark, that would be the last points for EPPJ as Crofton took a 30 to 11 lead.
Much of the Wolfpack’s woes in the first half could be directly attributed to Crofton’s pressure defense. From the start they used a full-court press, forcing the Wolfpack to work hard to move the ball past the mid-court line. Coach Aaron Losing’s strategy worked as the pressure took the Wolfpack out of their game which, in turn, resulted in errant shots and turnovers.
Any chance to seize momentum at the start of the second half vanished as Crofton’s Katie Petersen scored back-to-back baskets in the first 90 seconds of the third quarter.
Ally Wemhoff’s two free throws got the Wolfpack on the scoreboard, Parks followed with two field goals and Baylee Wemhoff added a free throw to account for the Wolfpack’s scoring in the third quarter as they fell behind 43 to 18.
The fourth quarter was the Wolfpack’s best as their play more resembled that of earlier in the season which produced 19 victories.
Baylee Wemhoff slashed through the lane for a traditional three-point play, then nailed a trey to highlight a 15-point quarter by the Wolfpack. Jordan Mescher added three free throws and Katie Polk came off the bench to score the Wolfpack’s last two-point basket of the game.
“Overall I thought we played a great defensive game. In a half court set I thought the girls battled and made things difficult for Crofton. They just scored too much on transition and offensive rebounds. One thing we talked about was that we did not want to get off to a slow start in which we did.
“Everything they shot went in and it was the opposite for us. The girls though fought through the whole game and played their hearts out. Always tough to lose these games but the girls should be proud of the season we had,” Coach Randy Eisenhauer said about the game.
Petersen led all scorers with 25 points, Monica Arens was the only other double-digit scorer for Crofton with 11 points.
Parks and Baylee Wemhoff each had nine points to lead the Wolfpack.
The loss ended the Wolfpack’s season with a 19-8 record.
Crofton 59, Wolfpack 33
Wolfpack…….6 5 7 15 — 33
Warriors…….19 11 13 16 — 59
Crofton — Breanna Allen 1-7 2-4 5, Brittany Guenther 3-5 0-0 9, Haley Arens 0-1 1-2 1, Josie Sanger 0-2 2-2 2, Monica Arens 4-13 2-2 11, Kelsey Sanger 2-5 2-2 6, Katie Petersen 12-18 1-1 25, Mariah Bendiger 0-1 0-0 0. Team totals: 22-53 10-13 59.
Wolfpack — Liz Selting 0-9 0-0 0, Jenna Parks 4-13 0-3 9, Lydia Behnk 3-5 0-0 6, Jordan Mescher 0-8 3-4 3, Jill Schindler 0-1 0-0 0, Baylee Wemhoff 2-10 4-5 9, Allyson Wemhoff 1-5 1-2 4, Katie Polk 1-1 0-0 2. Team totals: 11-51 8-14 33.
Team statistics — Three-point shots - Wolfpack 3-17, Crofton 5-18. Rebounds - Wolfpack 28 (Liz Selting 9, Jenna Parks 9), Crofton 41. Assists - Wolfpack 6 (Jenna Parks 2), Crofton 17. Steals - Wolfpack 12 (Ally Wemhoff 5), Crofton 7. Turnovers - Wolfpack 20, Crofton 16.