February 23, 2012 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Pastor Michael Davis (left, in hat with back to camera), Evan Davis (center) and Philip Davis (right) participated in Nebraska Special Olympics Polar Plunge held in Omaha. Now that’s what is called dedication to a cause! Photo submitted
Kent and Megan Furstenau are the proud parents of a daughter, Alayna Grace, born on February, 17th at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.
She weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches long. She joins siblings Ava 3 and Ayden 2.
Grandparents are Jim and Betty Getzfred of Elgin and Galen and Debbie Furstenau of Neligh. Great-grandparents are Verlon Furstenau of Neligh and Kenny Pollock of Neligh.
Elgin Public-Pope John advanced in postseason play Tuesday night with a 57 to 42 victory over West Holt.
By virtue of the victory, the Wolfpack will advance to play top-seed Burwell in the sub-district championship game Thursday night, Feb. 23. Tip-off will be at 7 p.m. at O’Neill High School.
O’NEILL — Sweet dreams are made of this.
Elgin Public-Pope John punched their ticket to the C2-5 District final with a scintillating 62 to 59 victory over Ord in the sub-district final played Thursday night at O’Neill High School.
Junior Chelsi Mescher scored her team’s final seven points in the last 1:38 of the game after Ord took the lead. Then in the game’s final seconds, the Wolfpack denied Ord’s Megan Alexander a chance to tie the game. Carey Eischeid forced Alexander into an off-balance shot and Mescher rebounded the errant shot and dribbled out the remaining ticks on the clock. As the buzzer sounded, it set off a celebration on the court as Wolfpack players jumped and screamed. In the stands fans celebrated in equal measure.
For most of the game the Wolfpack held the upper hand against the top-seeded Chanticleers. Tied 6-all, the Wolfpack scored eight unanswered points, all by Stephanie Bode. Fouled on a three-point attempt, she made all three free throws to give EPPJ an eight-point lead.
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OMAHA — Two Elgin Public-Pope John wrestlers chased their dream all the way to the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament in Omaha last week.
Sophomore Brett Kinney and junior Shane Beckman capped their season in Omaha, competing against the best of the best in Class D.
Kinney, competing in the 113-pound weight class, entered the state tournament with a 23-14 record. He faced Tyler Blevins (42-2) in the first round. Blevins showed why he had only lost twice during the season, pinning Kinney in 1:35.
Beckman (21-7) competed in the 138-pound weight class. His first match at the state meet was against Cody Krula (31-11) from Thayer Central. Out most of the season with a knee injury, Beckman gave Krula a great match. The sophomore from Thayer Central outlasted Beckman 8 to 5.
Both Wolfpack wrestlers next wrestled Friday in the consolation first round.
Kinney was paired against Korey Phillips (26-11) of Mullen. Phillips came out the victor, pinning Kinney in 2:59. The loss ended Kinney’s season with a 23-16 record.
On Friday, Beckman was matched up against Jaylon Sturdivant (24-16) of Maxwell. Sturdivant won by decision, 10 to six, over Beckman.
Beckman finished the season with a 21-9 record.
The good thing for Wolfpack fans is that both wrestlers will be back next season.
“It was a great experience for these kids,” Coach Doug Jones said about the tournament. “They can build on this for next year.”