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Wickett “3-Peats” At Bull-A-Rama

June 17, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

“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.

Pelster Chosen For All Star High School Dual In Grand Island

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.

Parks To Compete At Northeast Nebraska All-Star Game

June 2, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Northeast Community College will host the 33rd Annual Northeast Nebraska All-Star Basketball games in the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk on Friday, June 17. The girls’ game will tip-off at 6 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow at 8 p.m.
Leading the list of players scheduled to play on the Girls’ Dark Team is Wolfpack standout Jenna Parks.
As a senior, Parks led EPPJ in scoring and rebounds as the Wolfpack reached the district finals this year.
Other members of the Girls’ Dark Team include: Dawn Klabenes, Chambers/Wheeler Central; Kate Knobbe and Katey Brown, Guardian Angels Central Catholic; Tarrin Beller, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family; Sydney Hupp and Riley Sibbel, St. Mary’s; Augusta Thramer, South Sioux City; Amanda Hansen, West Point-Beemer; and Danielle Wieseler, Wynot. Coaches are Traci Berg, St. Mary’s, and Robb Koerting, Hartington Cedar Catholic.

For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review

Schrage Completes Play At Class C State Golf Tournament

May 26, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Wolfpack junior Miles Schrage was the lone EPPJ golfer competing this week at the Class C State Golf Tournament.
Schrage made his junior year count. Heartbreak endured at the end of his sophomore season was replaced this year by him becoming one of the best golfers on the team. He put together his best round of the year when the Wolfpack needed it the most, finishing eighth at the district tournament at Plainview CC.
On Tuesday, the first round of the state golf tournament, Schrage carded an 18-hole score of 95. He wrapped up tournament play Wednesday at the Kearney Country Club with an 18-hole score of 101. He finished the tournament with a 36-hole score of 196.

Schumacher, Parks To Play For NVC All-Stars Friday Night

May 26, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Wolfpack seniors Seth Schumacher and Jenna Parks will join other players from the Niobrara Valley Conference Friday night to take on all-stars from the Mid-Nebraska Athletic Conference. The games will be played at O’Neill St. Mary’s High School on Friday night, May 27. The girls game will begin at 5 p.m. with the boys game to follow at 7 p.m.

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