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Wolfpack Come Up Short Against Crofton In District Finals

November 13, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

PIERCE — As one of the best volleyball teams in all of Class C-2, the Wolfpack ran into an obstacle they couldn’t overcome in the District C2-4 finals.
A slow start allowed Crofton to take a two-game lead and the Warriors went on to prevail 25-13, 25-13, 20-25 and 25-18 over the Wolfpack, ending EPPJ’s season just one victory shy of a state tournament berth.
Down two games to none, the Wolfpack put a charge into their fans in Game Three. They jumped out to a 10 to two lead early on behind the hitting of junior Jenna Parks. Parks had three kills in a four-point run, Terri Seier and Hayley Stamp also had kills as the Wolfpack took an eight-point lead.
The teams traded points before Liz Selting put together back-to-back kills and an ace serve to give the Wolfpack a 16 to 6 lead.
Crofton tried to fight back with Maria Wortmann attacking. However, the Wolfpack had an answer in this game.
An ace serve by Parks gave the Wolfpack a 23 to 17 lead. Crofton closed to within 23 to 20 when Coach Tina Thiele-Blecher called a Wolfpack timeout. The timeout settled down the Wolfpack as they scored the final two points of the game, the last coming on a kill by Selting.
It marked only the eighth game the Warriors had dropped over the course of the season.

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

EPPJ Netters To Play In NVC Consolation Finals Friday

October 30, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Elgin Public-Pope John will play in the consolation finals of the NVC Volleyball Tournament.
The Wolfpack fell to St. Mary’s 25-15, 25-14 and 25-20 in semi-final round action Tuesday night.
The consolation finals will be played on Friday night, Oct. 31, at 6:15 p.m. at O’Neill High School.
Their opponent will be Chambers/Wheeler Central. The Renegades were defeated in the semi-final round by the Stuart Broncos.

EPPJ Tops Cyclones In NVC Tournament Opener

October 30, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — Clearwater/Orchard proved to be no match for the Wolfpack Monday night in the first round of the NVC Volleyball Tournament.
The Wolfpack earned their 23rd victory of the season with a 25-20, 24-26, 25-19 and 25-16 victory over the Cyclones.
After splitting the first two games, the Wolfpack took control of the match with their strong net play. In Game Three, EPPJ led 12 to 10 when they went on a 10 to 3 run to take control of the match.
Fueling the run were kills by Jenna Parks and Taylor Schumacher as well as an ace serve from Jordan Mescher. The teams then traded points before Terri Seier closed out the game with a kill.

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

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.

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

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.

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