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EPPJ Wrestlers End Season At State

February 27, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

OMAHA — Performing on the state’s biggest stage for high school wrestling, Wolfpack wrestlers won matches at state but saw their quest for medals come up empty.
The setting was the CenturyLink Center, site of the 2014 Nebraska State Wrestling Championships.
The Wolfpack had two wrestlers competing in Class D at the meet, senior Brett Kinney and sophomore Andrew Fangman.
Both wrestlers placed fourth in districts one week earlier. That meant they would draw a district champion in the opening round.
For Kinney, he opened the tournament against Garrett Toner of Perkins County. Toner (41-10) managed to pin Kinney in 3:20.
Fangman’s first match was against Jacob Klingelhoefer of Amherst. Klingelhoefer scored the first points of the match and went on to defeat Fangman 6 to 3.
Both wrestlers then wrestled in first round consolation matches early Friday afternoon. It was there that the Wolfpack made their mark at state.
Kinney faced Jake Buhring (Sumner-Eddyville-Miller) and posted a six to four victory. The lossed ended Buhring’s season with a 35-17 record.
Fangman, wrestling in the 145-pound division, got his first victory at State with a seven to two victory over Tyler Huddle of Hemingford (26-19).
In the second round of consolation matches, both Wolfpack wrestlers saw their seasons come to an end.
For Kinney, it came against Tanner Stec of North Central (37-12) who posted a nine to six victory over the Wolfpack senior. Kinney finished the season with a 26-15 record.
Tyrell Reichert (Dundy County-Stratton) ended Fangman’s season with a 15 to 4 major decision. Fangman ended the season with a 32-15 record.

Wolfpack Boys Basketball Season Over

February 27, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

O’NEILL — Points were scarce for the Wolfpack in the first half and that proved to be the difference as Atkinson West Holt defeated EPPJ 59 to 37 in the opening round of the C2-10 Subdistrict Basketball Tournament.
The loss ends the season for the Wolfpack.
A complete writeup on the game will be in next week’s newspaper.

Wrestlers End Season At State

February 21, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Two Wolfpack wrestlers saw their season come to an end in second round consolation matches at the Nebraska State Wrestling Championships in Omaha.
At 138 pounds, Tanner Stec of North Central (36-10) won 9 to 6 over EPPJ’s Brett Kinney (26-15).
Competing at 145 pounds, Wolfpack wrestler Andrew Fangman (32-15) lost to Dundy County’s Tyrell Reichert (44-4) by a score of 15 to 4.
Congratulations on a great year Brett and Andrew!

Wolfpack Girls Fall To CWC

February 20, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — Surrendering 56 first half points, the Wolfpack couldn’t keep pace with the Lady Renegades and lost 86 to 56 Tuesday night. Tami Jo Marcellus had 19 points and Andrea Pelster tossed in 16 to help lead the Renegades (21-2) to the victory.
CWC jumped out to a double-digit lead late in the first quarter and never looked back. A buzzer-beater by Pelster at the end of the first quarter gave CWC a 24 to 11 lead.
The only highlights for the Wolfpack were three three-point baskets, two by Nicole Beckman and one from Stephanie Bode.
A three-pointer by Baylee Wemhoff at the start of the second quarter gave the Wolfpack some hope, pulling within 10 points. CWC boosted their lead to 15 points before Bode drilled her second trey of the game. The basket was significant in that it pushed her over the 1,000-point career total as a four-year member of the Wolfpack.

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

EPPJ Defeats CWC 71 to 64

February 20, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — Keep it close and the Wolfpack will find a way to win. That’s just what they did, defeating Chambers/Wheeler Central 71 to 64 in an overtime thriller Tuesday night at St. Boniface gymnasium.
Jake Eischeid scored eight of his 14 points in overtime to help propel the Wolfpack to the victory.
Tied 51-all to start overtime, Kyle Heithoff gave the Wolfpack the lead which they wouldn’t relinquish. Two free throws and a basket by Heithoff gave the Wolfpack a three-point lead, 56 to 53. A deuce by Dylan Rasmussen cut the lead to one. The Wolfpack then went on an eight to two run, fueled by five points from Eischeid, two from Regan Kerkman and one from Kyle Kallhoff to lead 64 to 57 with 1:29 left to play.

See the print edition of The Elgin Review for the complete story

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