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EPPJ To Host 3-On-3 Basketball Tourney At Vetch Days

May 19, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

On Saturday, June 13th, Vetch Days will feature a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament hosted by the Wolfpack.  Here is a registration form.  We will publish the times as soon as we have them!

Golf Team Almost Qualifies, Two Individuals Going To State

May 18, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

wolfpack-golf-pix-dscn6289-heithoff-mugwolfpack-golf-pix-dscn6289-bode-mugThe Wolfpack golf team fell short of qualifying, as a team, for the state golf tournament by just 5 strokes today at the District D-3 Boys Golf tournament held at Summerland Golf Course in Ewing. Fourteen schools competed in the team competition with the Wolfpack finishing fourth. While it was a heart-breaker for the team, they can have consolation in the fact that two team members qualified individually. Competing at the state tournament being held at Meadowlark Golf Course in Kearney will be Wolfpack golfers Kyle Heithoff and Chad Bode. The two day tournament, a total of 36 holes, will be played on May 27  & 28.  Photos submitted.

Wolfpack Tracksters State Bound

May 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

district-track-elgin-review-20159181Four Wolfpack track athletes will be competing at the Nebraska State Track and Field Championships at Burke Stadium in Omaha. Ryan Pelster qualified for state with his second place finish in the 3200 Meter Run with a time of 10:39.00. Taylor Schumacher qualified in two events with both of her second place finishes - Pole Vault clearing 8′2″ and the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:35.70. Jill Schindler qualified with her second place finish in the 200 Meter Dash with a time of 27.3. The fourth athlete to qualify is Austin Meis in the 200 Meter Dash with the time of 23.50.

Winning the girls team title was Ainsworth with 124 points followed by West Holt 80, Clearwater/Orchard 77, EPPJ 71, Burwell 64, Boyd County 62, Neligh-Oakdale 42 and Niobrara/Verdigre 6.
Taking the boys team title was Ainsworth with 165 points followed by West Holt at 121, Neligh-Oakdale 53, Burwell 52, Clearwater/Orchard 49, EPPJ 39, Boyd County 35 and Niobrara/Verdigre 12.
100 meter dash — 1. Kinzly Macke, Clearwater/Orchard, 13.00 seconds; 3. Jill Schindler, EPPJ, 13.20
200 meter dash — 1. Kinzly Macke, Clearwater/Orchard, 26.80 seconds; 2. Jill Schindler, EPPJ, 27.30 seconds
400 meter dash — 1. Kylie Thiele, Clearwater/Orchard, 1:01.60; 3. Lydia Behnk, EPPJ, 1:04.10; 6. Taylor Schumacher, EPPJ, 1:07.50
800 meter run — 1. Kylie Thiele, Clearwater/Orchard, 2:28.50; 2. Taylor Schumacher, EPPJ, 2:35.70; 6. Baylee Wemhoff, EPPJ, 2:46.20
1600 meter run — 1. Logan Clark, Ainsworth, 6:00.60; 3. Jenna Parks, EPPJ, 6:13.20
3200 meter run — 1. Logan Clark, Ainsworth, 12:44.40
100 meter hurdles — 1. Laura Peters, Ainsworth, 16.10 seconds; 6. Taya Voborny, EPPJ, 17.80
300 meter hurdles — 1. Laura Peters, Ainsworth, 47.60 seconds; 4. Taya Voborny, EPPJ, 53.50
400 meter relay — 1. West Holt, 52.60 seconds; 4. EPPJ (Paige Meis, Hayley Stamp, Lydia Behnk, Jill Schindler), 53.70
1600 meter relay — 1. Clearwater/Orchard, 4:18.20; 4. EPPJ (Baylee Wemhoff, Nicki Payne, Lydia Behnk, Jenna Parks), 4:38.60
3200 meter relay — 1. Clearwater/Orchard, 10:37.80; 3. EPPJ (Taylor Schumacher, Baylee Wemhoff, Liz Selting, Jenna Parks), 11:07.90
High jump — 1. Alexis Pokorny, Clearwater/Orchard, 5′
Pole vault — 1. Shayden Platt, Ainsworth, 8′6″; 2. Taylor Schumacher, EPPJ, 8′2″; 4. Jordan Mescher, EPPJ, 7′
Long jump — 1. Tori Wendell, Boyd County, 15′11″; 5. Paige Meis, EPPJ, 14′6″
Triple jump — 1. Jenae Osborne, West Holt, 33′5.5″; 6. Liz Selting, 31′6.5″
Shot put — 1. Sarah Gumb, Burwell, 36′8″
Discus — 1. Hailey McBride, Ainsworth, 100′00″; 6. Kaitlyn Polk, EPPJ, 87′10″
100 meter dash — 1. Holden Smith, Ainsworth, 11.20 seconds; 4. Austin Meis, EPPJ, 11.70; 5. Andrew Fangman, EPPJ, 11.90
200 meter dash — 1. Holden Smith, Ainsworth, 23.30 seconds; 2. Austin Meis, EPPJ, 23.50; 5. Andrew Fangman, EPPJ, 24.30
400 meter dash — 1. Ty Chaffin, Burwell, 52.10 seconds
800 meter run — 1. Josiah McAllister, West Holt, 2:02.90
1600 meter run — 1. Brady Delimont, Ainsworth, 4:45.40; 3. Ryan Pelster, EPPJ, 5:01.70
3200 meter run — 1. Brady Delimont, Ainsworth, 10:33.80; 2. Ryan Pelster, EPPJ, 10:39.00
110 meter hurdles — 1. Bo Jensen, West Holt, 15.10 seconds
300 meter hurdles — 1. Hayes Chohon, Ainsworth, 42.80 seconds
400 meter relay — 1. Ainsworth, 45.90 seconds; 4. EPPJ (Andrew Fangman, Kyle Kallhoff, Dylan Behnk, Austin Meis), 47.60
1600 meter relay — 1. West Holt, 3:30.70; 4. EPPJ (Dylan Behnk, Ryan Pelster, Kyle Kallhoff, Andrew Fangman), 3:50.60
3200 meter relay — 1. Ainsworth, 8:21.70
High jump — 1. Andy Kerkman, Clearwater/Orchard, 6′1″
Pole vault — 1. Kale Gideon, Burwell, 12′4″
Long jump — 1. Bo Jensen, West Holt, 20′8.25″
Triple jump — 1. Bo Jensen, West Holt, 43′11″; 6. Dylan Behnk, EPPJ, 38′1″
Shot put — 1. Ben Allen, Ainsworth, 52′4.5″
Discus — 1. Ben Allen, Ainsworth, 158′1″

Congratulations to all the Wolfpack track athletes who competed throughout the season. Your hard work is always appreciated by the community!  Here are a few more photos from the competition on Thursday in Atkinson. Many more photos may be found through our photo and zenfolio buttons on the website.



Power Review Board Schedules Hearing For Prairie Breeze III

May 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

A third wind farm may soon be under construction in Antelope County.
The Nebraska Power Review Board has scheduled a formal evidentiary hearing for May 22 in Lincoln to consider an application for Prairie Breeze Wind Energy III, LLC.
According to a public notice which can be found on page five of this issue, Prairie Breeze III is requesting approval to construct a 35.8 megawatt wind turbine electric generation facility and related facilities.
“The related facilities will include a substation, switchyard, an operation and maintenance facility, an interconnection tie line and access roads,” the application states.
The proposed location for the facility is generally southeast of Elgin. Estimated cost for the project would be $60 million.
If approved, construction is expected to begin on June 1, 2015.
This spring, construction began on Prairie Breeze II, located generally north and east of Elgin.
Last year, construction was completed on Prairie Breeze I which consists of approximately 120 wind turbines.

City Hears Good News On New Water Well

May 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Development of a new water well for the City of Elgin took a step forward last week.
At an emergency meeting of the Elgin City Council on May 5, the council approved plans to proceed with a test well, following the recommendation of City Engineer John Zwingman. One day earlier, a crew from Sargent Irrigation drilled a test hole in which it came up positive. A water source was believed to have been found approximately 350-380 feet deep which, according to Sargent’s Doug Yancy, could possibly pump 300-400 gallons per minute.
Zwingman told the council that the water quality cannot be determined unless there is a test well installed to pump the water out for sampling. The cost of the test hole is approximately $7,000 and the estimated cost to turn the test hole into a test well would be close to $28,000.
There would be additional costs. Zwingman said that once the well was installed they would take a sample and do a basic scan for $266. If the results show everything to be “good,” another sample would be taken and sent in for a full scan which would cost about $6,000.
It will take approximately three to four weeks to get the test well ready to pump.
One day earlier, at their regular meeting, the council made plans for the annual Elgin Cleanup Day to be held later this month.
City Clerk Vicki Miller said two large dumpsters have been ordered for the event which will be held Saturday, May 30.
Unlike previous years, the Elgin Community Club will not be canvassing the community to pick up items. It will be the responsibility of every citizen in the community to make arrangements to take their items to the dumpsters.
Due to the absence of funding, there won’t be any household hazardous waste pickup this year.
For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review

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