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Wolfpack Roll Past Boyd County

October 30, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

BUTTE — In their final tune-up before the state football playoffs, Elgin Public-Pope John rolled past Boyd County 34 to 14.
Playing their final regular season on the road, the Wolfpack made the Spartans’ gridiron turf their own, scoring four touchdowns in the first half to take control of the game, leaving no doubt who was going to emerge as the victor.
Described by some as the “hardest hitting game of the year”, the Wolfpack made their mark by churning out one touchdown drive after another almost exclusively by rushing the football.
The Wolfpack gained 298 yards rushing in the game.
Fullback Kyle Kallhoff scored the game’s first touchdown on a two-yard run. Then, later in the first quarter, the junior added another touchdown on a three-yard run. Kallhoff rushed for 55 yards on 14 carries before leaving the game.

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Senior Night Special For Wolfpack Volleyball Team

October 23, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — On ‘Senior Night’, the Wolfpack defeated Niobrara/Verdigre 25-19, 25-11 and 25-18.
Seniors Hayley Stamp, Taylor Schumacher and Sharla Schindler made their final regular season home game one to remember Thursday night, sweeping the Lady Cougars in three games.
Niobrara/Verdigre kept the score close in two of the three games, but on this night the Wolfpack were destined for another mark in the win column. The victory boosted the Wolfpack’s record to 22-3.
After winning the first two games, the Wolfpack started out strong in Game Three as an ace tip by Stamp helped stake the team to a five to zero lead. Kills by Liz Selting helped grow the lead to 10 to 3. After the Cougars put together a small run to cut the margin to five points, a kill by Taylor Schumacher ignited a five to two run to make the score 16 to 6. During the scoring spurt, Jenna Parks had a kill at the net and Jordan Mescher contributed an ace serve.
A kill by reserve Paige Meis and an ace tip from Nikki Beckman made the score 23 to 11. The Cougars then put together a seven to one run of their own to cut the score to 24 to 18. However, on the match point, the Cougars’ serve went into the net.
For the match, Parks led hitters with seven kills, Selting had six followed by Stamp with four, Schumacher had three, Terri Seier, Nikki Beckman and Meis each had two.
The Wolfpack had 11 ace serves in the match, led by Parks with five, Mescher had three, Selting added two and Schumacher had one.
Terri Seier, Stamp and Selting each had one solo block.
Schumacher and Mescher tied for the team-high in digs with 11 apiece.
Parks led in set assists with nine, Baylee Wemhoff had eight and Beckman added three.
Mescher led the team in serve receive with 12, Schindler had six.

Wolfpack Claims D1-7 District Football Title

October 23, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — Call them DISTRICT CHAMPIONS!
Elgin Public-Pope John defeated Neligh-Oakdale 36 to 20 Friday night to claim the D1-7 district title and an automatic berth in the Class D-1 State Football Playoffs to begin later this month.
On a crisp fall night the Wolfpack made every big play necessary to defeat the Warriors, ending their four-game win streak and forcing them to qualify as a “wild card” if they hope to play postseason football.
The outcome of the game was decided in the trenches, particularly in the second half. The Warriors had an edge in size with their defensive front so the Wolfpack used blocking technique and better execution to wear down their opponent.
Having scored just before the end of the first half to take a 22 to 14 lead, the Wolfpack got the ball to start the second half. On the ensuing drive the Wolfpack pounded the Warriors play after play on a 10-minute possession which ultimately ended in a Wolfpack touchdown and a two-score lead which proved to be insurmountable.
“It’s not about how big you are,” Coach Randy Eisenhauer said. “We knew they were gonna be big, we knew we gotta push ourselves up front and win it in the trenches.”

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Wolfpack Sweep CWC, C/O At Triangular

October 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

CLEARWATER — What do you do when you see your 13-match winning streak snapped? You start a new one. That’s exactly what the Wolfpack volleyball team did Thursday night, defeating Clearwater/Orchard and Chambers/Wheeler Central in straight games. The victories boosted their record to 18-3.
Game One against the Cyclones saw the Wolfpack pull away midway through the first game. Ahead 14 to 10, EPPJ put together a seven-to-two run to take control of the game. Jenna Parks had two kills during the run while Hayley Stamp and Liz Selting each added one to go along with an ace serve from Jordan Mescher. Sharla Schindler then added three service points before an error by the O/C gave the game to EPPJ by the score of 25 to 15.
In Game Two, the score was tied at 8-all before the Wolfpack went on a 17 to 4 run to close out the game. The Cyclones were pounded with kills as Terri Seier, Parks, Stamp and Selting had their way at the net. Of the last four points of the game, Selting had three kills and Stamp had an ace tip to post a 25-12 victory.
Against the Cyclones, Selting led all hitters with 10 kills followed by Parks with seven, Stamp had six, Seier added four and Nikki Beckman contributed one. The Cyclones were led by Briana Stelling with six.
The Wolfpack had five ace serves in the match. Mescher led the way with two followed by Selting, Baylee Wemhoff and Sharla Schindler each with one.
Stamp, Seier and Taylor Schumacher each had one solo block. The Cyclones had 10 solo blocks in the match, led by Mallory Cooper with five.
Taylor Schumacher led the Wolfpack in digs with eight, Wemhoff had seven while Mescher and Parks each had five. Kinzley Macke led the Cyclones with nine. The Wolfpack had 25 set assists in the match compared to just 10 for the Cyclones. EPPJ was led by Parks and Wemhoff each with 12, Schumacher had one. Katie Funk had nine set assists for the Cyclones.
Mescher led the Wolfpack in serve receive with 10, Schindler had six.
CWC
The Wolfpack defeated Chambers/Wheeler Central. This time the scores were 25-19 and 25-18.
In Game One the Wolfpack led 16 to 14 before pulling away. Schumacher had an ace serve in the run and the duo of Stamp and Selting combined for an ace block to make the score 20 to 15. The teams traded points before kills by Schumacher and Selting set up game point. On game point, Seier recorded an ace block.
The Wolfpack trailed early on in Game Two as the Renegades took a 10 to eight lead. With Wemhoff at the service line, the Wolfpack scored the next five points to take a 14 to 11 lead.
CWC came back to take a 16 to 15 lead. That would be their last lead and the Wolfpack closed out the game by outscoring the Renegades 10 to three. Momentum in the game swung over to the Wolfpack’s side when Stamp made a miraculous bump which found an open space on the Renegades side of the net. From there, Schumacher had five service points in a row, Jenna Parks added an ace serve and Selting pounded away at the net.
Against CWC, Selting led the Wolfpack with six kills followed by Seier with five, Stamp had three while Schumacher, Beckman and Parks each had one. Nicole Beed led the Renegades with four kills.
The Wolfpack had three ace serves in the match, Mescher, Schumacher and Parks each had one. Seier had a big match at the net, recording four of the team’s five solo blocks, Stamp had one. D. Klabenes had four solo blocks for the Renegades.
Schumacher led EPPJ in digs with 10, Parks had eight. For CWC, T. Marcellus had 20 digs. An interesting statistic in the match, the Wolfpack had 27 digs as a team while CWC had 93, according to MaxPreps. Parks led the Wolfpack with seven set assists, Wemhoff had four and Beckman added two. Marissa Koenig recorded seven for the Renegades. Schindler led EPPJ in serve receive with six, Mescher, Selting and Parks each had four.

Pack Pounds N/V Cougars 48 to 6

October 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

VERDIGRE — It’s harvest time across Nebraska. The Wolfpack did some “harvesting” of their own Friday afternoon, scoring a bushel basket full of points in a 48 to 6 victory over Niobrara-Verdigre.
The victory, evening the Wolfpack’s record at 3-3, sets up a winner-take-all game with Neligh-Oakdale for the district title at Elgin Field (more about that later).
On a sun-splashed gridiron Friday afternoon, the Wolfpack scored three touchdowns in the first half and could have had more. However, three costly turnovers stopped Wolfpack drives, making the score 24 to 0.
“We’re on a roll right now,” Coach Randy Eisenhauer said. “The kids, they’ve done it in the trenches. We keep talking about ‘in the trenches’ and they did it again today.”

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