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Wolfpack Top Cyclones 52 to 24 In Gridiron Action

October 1, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ORCHARD — Six takeaways by the Wolfpack set the stage for a 52 to 24 victory Friday night over Clearwater/Orchard.
The rout, coming on Homecoming Night for the Cyclones, marked the Wolfpack’s first victory of the season and it came in convincing fashion.
“We kept driving, kept pushing. I’ve told the kids since that first week, these three yard plays are going to turn into four, turn into five and then before you know it they’re gonna turn into something else,” Coach Randy Eisenhauer said.
EPPJ safety Seth Schumacher intercepted the Cyclones on their first three possessions, setting up three Wolfpack touchdowns. Schumacher would later add a third interception, setting a Wolfpack record for most interceptions in one game.
The Wolfpack got on the scoreboard when fullback Kyle Kallhoff plunged into the endzone from a yard out, capping a 40-yard drive in nine plays. After Schumacher’s second interception put the ball on the Cyclones’ 12-yard line, the Wolfpack needed just three plays to score as Schumacher reached the endzone on a quarterback keeper from three yards out.

For the complete story, see the print editon of The Elgin Review.

Wolfpack Netters Top Creighton

September 26, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

CREIGHTON — Elgin Public-Pope John claimed their seventh victory of the season on Thursday night.
Playing at Creighton, they beat the Bulldogs in four games by the scores of 27-25, 25-18, 22-25 and 25-14.
After winning the first two games, the Wolfpack saw Creighton climb back into the match by winning the third game. However, in the fourth game, the Wolfpack’s strong attack proved too much for the Bulldogs to overcome.
Just how strong were the Wolfpack at the net? The team produced 40 kills at the net, led by junior Jenna Parks with 14. Sophomore Liz Selting added 11 followed by Terri Seier eight, Hayley Stamp three, Nikki Beckman and Taylor Schumacher each had two kills.
EPPJ (7-2) took advantage of Creighton’s inconsistent serve receive, producing nine ace serves. Selting and Parks each had three ace serves, Baylee Wemhoff added two and Jordan Mescher contributed one. The Wolfpack were 83 of 88 from the service line.
Mescher led the team in serve receive with 15, Sharla Schindler had 14 and Schumacher had six.
Schumacher led the team in digs with 10, Selting and Parks each had nine, Wemhoff seven, Schindler six, and Mescher five.
The Wolfpack recorded 34 set assists in the match, led by Wemhoff with 14 and Parks with 13.
Another telling statistic was solo blocks. The Wolfpack had nine, led by Seier with five, Parks had two, Selting and Stamp one apiece.
The victory boosts their season record to 7-2.

Wildcats Hold Off Wolfpack Late Charge

September 26, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — Turnovers led to two touchdowns for the Wildcats Friday night as Hartington/Newcastle edged the Wolfpack 36 to 30.
Mistakes and missed opportunities again cost the Wolfpack as they dropped their third game of the season.
“It’s turnovers,” Coach Randy Eisenhauer said about the loss. “What we’ve practiced the last two weeks is being physical and I felt the kids were really physical tonight…we just had too many mistakes and missed opportunities.”
Coming off a bye week, the Wolfpack’s power running game was on display early in the game. On their opening possession the Wolfpack picked up two first downs as fullback Kyle Kallhoff was churning up the yards inside behind good offensive line play. However, when the Wolfpack went to the air it was another story. Avery Chrastil picked off EPPJ’s first pass and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown, giving the Wildcats an early lead without their offense having taken a snap.

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

Punt, Pass & Kick Winners Announced

September 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Boys and girls who enjoy the sport of football turned out Saturday for the annual NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition.
The event was held Saturday afternoon at Elgin Field and hosted by members of the Wolfpack football team.
Youngsters earning first place honors in their respective age groups were (total score cumulative total of one punt, one pass and one kick):
Girls
Age 6-7 — Chloe Henn, Elgin (60)
Age 8-9 — Keyera Eisenhauer, Elgin (82)
Age 9-10 — Makenna Pelster, Bartlett (121)
Boys
Age 6-7 — Karson Kallhoff, Elgin (66)
Age 8-9 — Blake Henn, Elgin (144)
Age 10-11 — Colton Wright, Elgin (203)
Age 12-13 — Hunter Reestman, Elgin (271)
Age 14-15 — Joseph Bailey, Elgin (260)
These eight winners will move on to a sectional competition to be held Saturday, October 11 in Wood River.
They could qualify for the team championships competition to be held later this year at Kansas City.

Wolfpack Girls Win Howells Tourney

September 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

HOWELLS — Elgin Public-Pope John took on all challengers and claimed three victories at a tournament Saturday hosted by Howells-Dodge High School.
The Wolfpack opened tournament play against Howells Dodge. After winning the first game 25 to 21, the Wolfpack dropped the second game 25 to 19. In the decisive third game, the Wolfpack won the big points to claim the game 25 to 23, and the match by a score of two games to one.
Sophomore Liz Selting led the Wolfpack, recording 12 of the team’s 34 kills in the match. Jenna Parks added nine, followed by Terri Seier with six, Hayley Stamp added three while Taylor Schumacher and Nikki Beckman each had two. Baylee Wemhoff and Parks each had 12 set assists in the match, Beckman had three and Seier added one.
Three players were in double figures in serve receive. Sharla Schindler led the way with 15, Jordan Mescher had 12 and Selting contributed 11.
Selting led the team with two ace serves in the match, Mescher added one as did Schindler.
At the net, Parks and Seier were each credited with two ace blocks.
The Wolfpack had 42 digs in the match, led by Schindler with 11, Parks had nine, Selting had eight followed by Schumacher with six, Mescher five, Wemhoff two and Stamp one.
Burwell
Next up for the Wolfpack was Burwell. This time the Wolfpack prevailed in two games, 25-22 and 25-19.
The Wolfpack served well in the match, producing seven ace serves. Schumacher led the Wolfpack with three ace serves, Selting had two, Parks and Schindler each had one. From the service line they were 43 of 48.
EPPJ had just two ace blocks in the match, one each from Parks and Seier.
The Wolfpack had 18 digs in the match, Wemhoff led the way with five, Mescher had four while Schumacher and Parks each had three. Selting added two and Schindler had one.
Top hitters for the Wolfpack were Selting and Parks with six kills apiece, two from Stamp while Seier and Schumacher each had one.
Parks and Wemhoff each had six set assists in the match, Beckman added two and Schumacher had one.
Mescher led in serve receive with eight, Wemhoff, Parks and Schumacher each had four.
Shelby-Rising City
With two victories secured, the Wolfpack had just one obstacle remaining in their quest to win the tournament — Shelby-Rising City.
The Wolfpack dropped the first game 25 to 17. Then, they were two points away from losing the match when they rallied to win game two 26 to 24. The team carried momentum from the second game into the final game which they won by the score of 25 to 16.
Statistical leaders for the Wolfpack were Selting with three ace serves, Schumacher had two. EPPJ was 68 of 70 serving in the match.
Schumacher and Seier each had one ace block in the championship match.
EPPJ produced 24 digs in the match, led by Schumacher with 10, Parks had eight.
At the net, Selting led all hitters with nine kills. Seier and Parks each had six kills followed by Schumacher with four, Beckman and Stamp each had two.
Parks led the team in set assists with 14, Wemhoff had eight and Schumacher produced two.
Mescher led the team in serve receive with 13, Schindler had 10 and Parks was credited with seven.
Saturday’s three match victories boosted the Wolfpack’s record to 6-2.

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