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EPPJ Tops Plainview, Falls To Riverside

December 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

PLAINVIEW — Tied at 25-all entering the second half, the Wolfpack gave the Pirates a lesson in how to put the ball in the basket. Elgin Public-Pope John collected their second victory of the season, defeating the Pirates 63 to 38.
One might wonder how a game tied at halftime could become so one-sided? The answer would be scorers getting hot and the Pirates going cold from the field.
The Wolfpack outscored Plainview 38 to 13 in the second half to claim the victory.
Jack Borer led the way for the Wolfpack, connecting on three treys and finishing with 15 points. Zach Eischeid added 10 points in his best effort of the season. They were the only two Wolfpack players to score in double figures.
The Wolfpack made 24 of 50 field goal attempts and converted on 11 of 18 free throws.
Another key statistic in the game was rebounds as the Wolfpack pulled down 35. Eischeid, Scott Moser and Austin Meis led the way with seven rebounds apiece.
Saturday action
Riverside jumped out to a nine-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back in handing the Wolfpack a 67 to 51 loss Saturday night at Cedar Rapids.
After the first quarter, EPPJ (2-2) played Riverside tough, nearly matching them basket for basket over the final three quarters. Riverside was only able to outscore the Wolfpack 48 to 41 during that time span.

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

Wolfpack Girls Sweep Weekend Games

December 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

PLAINVIEW — The Wolfpack girls varsity basketball team remained undefeated, winning a pair of games over the weekend.
On Friday night, the Wolfpack held off Plainview, winning 43 to 36.
Leading by just two points, 32 to 30, entering the fourth quarter, the Wolfpack outscored the Pirates 11 to six in the final eight minutes to preserve the victory.
Junior Jenna Parks led the way with 13 points, teammate Baylee Wemhoff had 10 in the game.
Saturday action
After falling behind in the first quarter, the Wolfpack rallied to defeat Riverside by the score of 55 to 44 Saturday night.
Trailing nine to six to start the second quarter, the Wolfpack put together a spree of 20 points in eight minutes to take a 26 to 23 lead at halftime.

Wolfpack ‘Four’ All Medal At Stanton Invite

December 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

STANTON — Elgin’s “fantastic four” wrestling team all brought home medals from the Stanton Invitational held Saturday.
Andrew Fangman, Ryan Pelster and Logan Henn each brought home third place medals and teammate Geoffrey Carr added a fifth place medal from the meet which featured some of the best wrestlers in the area.
Wrestling at 152 pounds, Fangman’s best performance came in the consolation semi-finals when he won by major decision (12 to four) over Peter Gubbels of Plainview. In the third place match, Fangman won by forfeit. So far this season, Fangman has a 9-1 record.
Pelster is quickly regaining the form that earned him a berth in the state wrestling tournament two years ago. He won four matches to boost his season record to 8-2. Like Fangman, in the third place match Pelster won by forfeit. He finished with three pins at the tournament.

Fall Sports Awards Night Held

December 18, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Wednesday night was a night to celebrate achievements for Wolfpack fall sports athletes.
The Fall Sports Awards pro-gram was held at the Elgin High School gymnasium. Recognized were outstanding efforts by members of the Wolfpack football and volleyball teams.
Wolfpack Football Coach Randy Eisenhauer praised the team who battled through adversity to come back and win five straight games and defeat Neligh-Oakdale to claim the district championship and an automatic berth in the D1 State Football Playoffs.
Individual records broken during the season were:
Best average yards per reception — 25 yards Kyle Heithoff
Most tackles in a game: — 26 – Kyle Heithoff vs. Hartington-Newcastle
Most tackles in a season — 186 – Kyle Heithoff
Most solo tackles in a season — 48 – Kyle Heithoff
Average tackles per game: — 20.6 – Kyle Heithoff
Most tackles in a career — 478 – Kyle Heithoff
Most Sacks in a season — 9 – Scott Moser
Most interceptions in a game: — 3- Seth Schumacher vs. Clearwater-Orchard
Best Punt average — 39.1 Kyle Heithoff (min 5)
Records tied were:
Most tackles for loss in a season — 15 – Austin Meis
Most fumble recoveries in a season — Christopher Bush - 3
Team records set:
Fewest opponents  rushing in a season — 985 (108 yards per game) (9 games)
Student Managers  receiving  a certificate — Hunter Reestman, Cade Heithoff, Austin Bauer and Adam Dreger
Student Managers receiving  a letter — Christian Lundgren and Evan Schindler
Freshmen — (all certificates) Liam Heithoff, Hayes Miller, Cameron Nielsen, Cole Preister     and Carter Schindler
Sophomores — (certificates) Kenny Bush and Anthony Getzfred; (letters) Miles Schrage and Chad Bode
Juniors — (certificates) Tanner Dozler, Kalin Henn and Mason Vleck; Chase Preister, Dylan Behnk, Andrew Fangman, Kyle Kallhoff, Austin Meis, Scott Moser, Seth Schumacher    and Alois Warner
Seniors — (all letters) Ethan Fischer, Chris Bush, Trent Bauer and Kyle Heithoff
Team Awards
Defensive MVP — Kyle Heithoff
Offensive MVP — Andrew Fangman
2014 D-1 7 All District Team
Honorable Mention — Austin Meis
All District Team — Kyle Heithoff, Andrew Fangman, Kyle Kallhoff, Scott Moser, Seth Schumacher and Chad Bode.
Norfolk Daily News — All Area Class D First Team — Kyle Heithoff
Also recognized were the athletes who lifted 40 plus days in the summer.  This year an agility session was incorporated 2 days a week.  Eisenhauer said the kids that I list also on this list did not miss more then 2 of these sessions.  “I believe this is a big part of our program and I have heard many positives from the kids on how this has helped.  Keep working hard and making yourself a better athlete not just a football player.”
Special Team awards (Kids that lift 40 days) — Dylan Behnk, Chad Bode, Ethan Fischer, Andrew Fangman, Seth Schumacher, Kenny Bush, Hayes Miller, Cole Preister, Miles Schrage, Kyle Kallhoff, Austin Meis, Chase Preister, Alois Warner, Scott Moser, Liam Heithoff, Kalin Henn, Christopher Bush, Kyle Heithoff and Trent Bauer
Wolfpack Lifter of the Year — Kyle Heithoff
Coach Tina Tiehe-Blecher handed out awards for the 2014 Wolfpack volleyball team. Competing in Class C-2, the Wolfpack finished the season with a 26-5 record, ranked sixth in polls released by Norfolk Daily News, Lincoln Journal Star and Nebraska Prep at the conclusion of the season. Awards were:
Letter winners: Hayley Stamp, Sharla Schindler, Taylor Schumacher, Nikki Beckman, Jenna Parks, Liz Selting, Baylee Wemhoff, Jordan Mescher and Terri Seier
Participants: Katie Polk, Amy Nelson, Lexie Heithoff, Jill Schindler, Paige Meis, Nicki Payne, Grace Henn, Marie Meis, Heather Bauer, Lizzy Mlnarik, Jaime Hoefer, Gracie Bullock, Avenley Short, Lydia Behnk,  Taylor Sehi, Calli Krebs, Kelsey Welding, Taya Voborny, Emily Seier and Shantel Preister
Student Managers: Ally Wemhoff, Anna Heilhecker and Kayce Kallhoff
Wolfpack Award: Varsity — Jenna Parks; JV — Jill Schindler
Most Valuable Player: Varsity —  Jenna Parks; JV — Amy Nelson; and C-team — Lydia Behnk
Hustle Award: Varsity —  Taylor Schumacher; JV —  Nicki Payne; and C-team — Calli Krebs
Best Defense: Varsity — Jordan Mescher; JV —  Calli Krebs and Paige Meis; C-team — Lydia Behnk
Best Offense: Varsity — Liz Selting; JV — Amy Nelson; and C-team — Lydia Behnk
Most Improved: Varsity — Hayley Stamp and Terri Seier; JV — Grace Henn; and C-team — Shantel Preister
NVC: First Team — Jenna Parks and Liz Selting; Second Team — Baylee Wemhoff; Honorable Mention — Taylor Schumacher, Jordan Mescher and Terri Seier
Norfolk Daily News: Second Team — Liz Selting; Honorable Mention — Jenna Parks
Lincoln Journal Star:  Honorable Mention — Liz Selting, Jenna Parks, and Baylee Wemhoff
Nebraska Prep Volleyball: Honorable Mention — Jenna Parks and Liz Selting
As a team EPPJ was also rated 6th at the end of the season by Norfolk Daily News, Lincoln Journal Star and Nebraska Prep.

Wolfpack Wrestlers Place At Howells Pool Tournament

December 11, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

HOWELLS — Wolfpack wrestlers saw their first action of the season Saturday, competing at the Howells Invitational. The Wolfpack had four wrestlers competing in pool action on the mats, each scoring points for EPPJ.
Leading the way was junior Andrew Fangman (5-0). Competing at 152 pounds, Fangman pinned all five of his opponents to place first. In the championship match, Fangman pinned Wakefield’s Jonathan Romero in 1:05.
Fangman had the fastest pin of any Wolfpack wrestler at the tournament when he pinned Ben Leathers-Arnold of Elkhorn South in 21 seconds.
Returning to the mats after a year’s absence due to injury, Ryan Pelster (4-1) won four of five matches to place second. Posting pins in his first four matches, Pelster was pinned in the finals by Brandon French.
Freshman Logan Henn went 2-2 in his matches to place fifth. He earned his first pin of the season when he pinned Ponca’s Walter Messerlie in 42 seconds.
Sophomore Geoffrey Carr (1-4) rounded out scoring for the Wolfpack, placing seventh in the 120-pound division.
The Wolfpack will return to the mats Saturday when they compete at the Stanton Invitational.
Individual match results were:
113 pounds — Joshua Via (Elkhorn South) won by tech fall over Logan Henn (EPPJ) 16-0; Ryan Molacek (Howells-Dodge) won 7 to 0 over Henn; Henn pinned Walter Messerlie (Ponca) in 42 seconds; 5th place match — Henn pinned Cody Klinkacek (Millard South) in 2:11.
120 — Jacob Vacha (Archbishop Bergan) pinned Geoffrey Carr (EPPJ) in 35 seconds; Jace Caniglia (Millard South) pinned Carr in 1:32; Humberto Andrade-Goeken (Stanton) pinned Carr in 1:18; Jaden Riesberg (Millard South) pinned Carr in 40 seconds; Carr won by medical forfeit over Cullen Cook (Ponca).
145 — Ryan Pelster (EPPJ) pinned Lucas Hrabanek (Battle Creek) in 2:46; Pelster pinned Grant Nesemeier (Oakland-Craig) in 1:04; Pelster pinned Damon Korus (LHF) in 56 seconds; Pelster pinned Michael Brewer (Ponca) in 3:44; Finals — Brandon French (Scribner-Snyder) pinned Pelster in 1:26.
152 — Andrew Fangman pinned Travis Rudloff (Clearwater/Orchard) in 1:02; Fangman pinned Ben Leathers-Arnold (Elkhorn South) in 21 seconds; Fangman pinned Cannon Arett (Archbishop Bergan) in 48 seconds; Fangman pinned Damon Risch (Scribner-Snyder) in 1:07; Finals — Pelster pinned Jonathan Romero (Wakefield) in 1:05.

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