Lady Raiders go 4-1 at St. Cecilia tourney
take second place
The Lawrence-Nelson Lady Raiders emerged from the gristmill of the Hastings St. Cecilia tournament with four wins and one loss, to tourney champion and Division C-2 powerhouse, Hastings St. Cecilia.
In opening round play, last Tuesday, the Lady Raiders swept Wood River in two sets, 25-17 and 25-18. They downed the Superior Lady Cats for the second time this season with a two set sweep, 25-11 and 25-13. In matches played Thursday, they lost in the championship game to Hastings St. Cecilia in two sets, 17-25 and 20-25. Lawrence-Nelson had downed Cross County in two sets, 25-16 and 25-7 and a two set sweep of Heartland, 26-24 and 25-20 to reach the final round. They left the tournament with a 14-3 season record.
Kelsey Menke made seven kills against Cherokee Thayer-Frahm slammed down six. Rachel Kathman and Molly McCartney posted two kills each. Allyssa Miller and Haley Menke recorded two kills apiece. Frahm-Thayer scored two service aces. Kathman, Harlie Himmelberg and Bailey Williams each scored on aces. McCartney rooted out 17 digs. Himmelburg grubbed around for 15. Miller bumped out 12. Frahm-Thayer went low for six digs. Kathman came up with three. K. Menke and Williams added two digs each. H. Menke finished with one.
Against the Superior Lady Cats, Kathman dunked down eight kills. K. Menke blasted down six. Frahm-Thayer and McCartney each registered four kills. Miller joined in with three. Abby Kile and Gabe Sharp put down one kill apiece. Williams and McCartney each scored two service aces. Miller shot an ace through. McCartney went to the floor for 12 digs. Himmelberg was good for 10. Miller contributed nine digs while Frahm-Thayer went for seven. Williams tracked down two digs. K. Menke and Kile accounted for one dig apiece.
In the Cross county match, K. Menke was the top gun with nine kills. Frahm. Frahm-Thayer and McCartney pasted down seven kills each. Miller finalized four kills. Kathman accounted for three. Williams served up three service aces, Himmelberg aced one. Himmelberg reached out for 13 digs. McCartney came through with 11. Frahm-Thayer shoveled out eight. Miller and Williams scooped up six apiece. Kathman added five digs.
In the Heartland contest, K. Menke led the killers with nine. McCartney had seven. Frahm-Thayer tallied six kills. Kathman jammed down five. Miller had four kills. H. Menke added one. Sharp scored the lone Lady Raider service ace. Himmelberg dove for 23 digs. Frahm-Thayer scraped her knee pads for 13. McCartney ran down 12 digs. Miller jumped in with eight digs. Kathman closed out with three. K. Menke, H. Menke and Williams tracked down one dig apiece.
In the championship match against the Hastings St. Cecilia Hawkettes, K. Menke led the kill list with nine. Frahm-Thayer stuffed down eight. Sharp shut down four kills. Kathman killed three while Miller had two. The lone service ace was scored by McCartney. Himmelbeg went after 22 digs. Frahm-Thayer whipped up 15 digs. Miller scrambled after 12 digs. McCartney posted five digs for the match. Williams contributed two while K. Menke had one dig.
The Lady Raiders hosted Kenesaw and Red Cloud at a triangular meet Tuesday with match results unavailable at press time. The team heads to Blue Hill Tuesday for a match with the Lady Bobcats.
SHS cross country team runs in Beloit
The Superior High School cross country team ran their final regular season meet at bBeloit, Thursday. The boys and girls team finished sixth in the seven team field. The race was run over a five kilometer course.
Taylor Jensby paced the girls team, finishing with the time of 21:58.09 and 11th place in the team standings. Angie Miller nailed down the 21st position with her time of 23:21.07. Jenna Langer took 26th with the time of 24:25.01. Evin Miller crossed the line in 25:00.01 for a 29th place finish. Leah Meyer finished in 30th with her time of 25:08.08.
Trenten Theis led the boys team with his time of 18:30.45 for 19th place in team competition. Keaton Meyer came across the line in 18:35.25 and a 20th place finish. Blake Kirchhoff completed the course in 18:55.94 and 22 place. Adin Leibel covered the course in 21:02.55.
AJ Leibel finished seventh in the 1600 meter junior varsity run while Jedd Whitmore took 10th place in the 19 runner field.
The team takes part in the Southern Nebraska conference meet today (Thursday) at David City.
Meier places fourth at Beloit meet
Serena Meier, a Rock Hills High School runner competing with the Pike Valley cross country team through a cooperative program, earned the fourth place medal at the Beloit cross country meet, Thursday. Meier covered the five kilometer course in 20:03.11. Emily Cox finished in 55th with her time of 25:46.56.
The two runners will don Rock Hills colors when they compete in post-regular season races.
RHJHS falls to St. John's-Tipton
It was a tough outing for the Rock Hills Junior High School Grizzliles football team last Tuesday. They hosted St. John's-Tipton at Mankato , losing 48-12.
The teams traded touchdowns in the first quarter with the score tied at six after one period of play. St. John's broke the game open in the second quarter with 22 unanswered points to open up a 26-6 lead at the half. St. John's continued to pull away in the second half, out scoring the Grizzlies 22-6. When time expired, the final score was 48-12, St. John's-Tipton.
Rylee Whelchel led Rock Hills with 177 yards on the ground. Bill Foster picked up 65 yards rushing. Whelchel led the defense with eight tackles while Foster and Seth Pennelll each contributed four.
The team is in action today (Thursday) at Washington County.
SHS Lady Cats have tough time at St. Cecilia
The Superior High School Lady Cats were happy to excuse from Hastings after taking part in the Hastings St. Cecilia tournament. The team went 1-4 over the course of the two-day event, held last Tuesday and Thursday.
The Lady Cats drew cross county rival Lawrence-Nelson in the next match and were swept by the Lady Raiders for the second time this season. Lawrence-Nelson swept the match in two sets, 11-25 and 13-25. The Lady Cats met up with Cross County in their second match of the evening and rebounded for win in three sets, 25-23, 24-26 and 25-20. They dropped their third match of the event to Wood River in three sets, 25-19, 12-25 and 21-25. Thursday, the Lady Cats dropped two more matches, one to Hastings St. Cecilia in two sets, 8-25 and 16-25. They dropped a two set affray with Heartland, 7-25 and 11-25. The Lady Cats returned home with a 5-14 season record.
Lexi Webber was the top killer against Wood River with eight. Nicki Kirchhkoff slammed down seven. Michelle Unruh hammered five kills. Maddy Blackstone whacked down three. Brandie Simonsen finished with one kill. Abby Fish, Unruh and Stevie May recorded two service aces each. Megan Miller and Webber each made a perfect serve. Kirchhhoff racked up 12 digs. Elle Wittke came up with 11. Unruh stretched out for 10 digs. Webber added five digs. Simonsen found her way to four. Blackstone recorded two digs while Simonsen bumped up one.
In the Lawrence-Nelson match, Blackstone made five kills, Webber hammered down three. Unruh accounted for two kills. Simonsen contributed a kill. Fish and Kirchhoff notched an ace apiece. Kirchhoff dug out four shots. Unruh went low for three. Blackstone picked up two digs. Fish,Frahm- Webber and Wittke completed the match with one dig each.
Unruh notched 15 kills against the Cross County team. Kirchhoff gunned down eight kills. Webber shut down seven. Blackstone came through with six kills. Simonsen and May added a kill each. Kirchhoff sent through a service ace three times. Webber found the sweet spot twice. Fish rifled through an ace. Kirchhoff shuffled up 22 digs. Unruh sprawled out for 14. Wittke bolted after 10. Blackstone recorded eight digs. Natalie McMeen gravitated to six. Fish took care of five digs. Simonesen delivered three digs. Webber and May handled one dig each..
In the Hearland match, Unruh totaled five kills. Kirchhoff stuffed down three. Simonsen effected three kills. Blackstone and Webber jammed down a kill apiece. Webber and Kirchhoff were ace servers for the Lady Cats with one each Kirchhoff took care of eight digs. Wittke roped in six digs. Unruh headed out for four. McMeen, Simonsen and Webber worked a dig each.
Webber and Kirchhoff were the top killers against the St. Cecilia Hawkettes with three apiece. Unruh crammed down two while May recorded one kill. The team scored no service aces against the Hawkettes. Simonsen was the high digger with eight. Kirchhoff and Unruh foraged for six apiece. Fish and Wittke uprooted three each.
The Lady Cats were at Minden, Tuesday, with match results unavailable at press time. Superior returns home Thursday to host Heartland at the Superior High School gymnasium for Parents Night. The Lady Cats venture to Sandy Creek, Tuesday, to play the Lady Cougars. The reserve squad will be at Hastings, Monday, for a triangular match at St. Cecilia.
SHS Wildcats fall to Sandy Creek
The Superior High School Wildcat football team suffered their worst defeat of the season at the hands of the Sandy Creek Cougars, 50-15, at Sandy Creek, Friday. It appeared the Cougars were out to avenge last seasons loss to the Wildcats at Superior.
The Cougars dominated the game from the opening kickoff. They ate up more than seven minutes off the clock on their first scoring first to take a 7-0 lead. Things did not improve for the Wildcats. Their normally reliable defense was shredded in the second quarter as Sandy Creek scored by land and air.
When Superior was able to move the ball, a Cougar interception ended the drive. The Cougars converted that turnover into points and opened a 30-0 lead.
The Wildcats found the Sandy Creek end zone after Tyler Blackstone cradled an Eric Schiermeyer pass in his arms and took the ball 67 yards to pay dirt late in the second quarter. Daniel Teachworth split the uprights for the extra point. An onside kick attempt failed and Sandy Creek returned the ball to the Wildcat 11 yard line. They pushed across another score and held a 36-7 lead at the half.
The third quarter added to the Wildcat woes when they fumbled the football on their first offensive opportunity of the quarter and Sandy Creek took it to the end zone to make the score 42-7. The 35 point rule kicked in and a running clock was instituted. The clock stopped only for time outs and injuries. An errant Superior pass was picked off by the Cougars who quickly found the Superior end zone. The Wildcats kept clawing away and added a touchdown on a six yard Giacomo DePauli run in the last period. Schiermeyer was successful with the two point conversion. The Wildcats saw their season record fall to 1-5 with the 50-15 loss.
Schiermeyer completed seven of his 19 pass attempts for 147 yards and a touchdown. Blackstone hauled in three passes for 89 yards and a touchdown. Trey Fierstein gathered in two passes for 39 yards. DePauli had one reception good for 11 yards. Cale Frahm grabbed a pass for seven yards. Ethan Freeman gained one yard with his one catch.
DePauli took the ball eight times and covered 58 yards of real estate. Schiermeyer kept the ball eight times and picked up 18 yards. Frahm took control of the ball seven times and acquired 32 yards. Ethan Beale gained no ground on his one carry. Adam Baker ended the game with one carry for a negative two yards.
Garrett Caldwell was all over the field making nine solo stops and assisting with six others. Frahm stepped in with five solo stops and three assists. Trent Tietjen racked up three solo hits and eight assists. Sloan Willett struck for three solo tackles and assisted with four others. DePauli and Darik Holt had three solo tackles and two assists apiece. Trent Morris responded with two solo tackles and five assists. Beale contributed a solo tackle and three assists. Freeman posted a solo shot and two assists. Jared Dressman and Teachworth each made a solo tackle.
The Wildcats entertain undefeated and number one C-2 ranked Hastings St. Cecilia at Brodstone Memorial Field, Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Timberwolves stop L-N winning streak
The Lawrence-Nelson Raiders saw their four game win streak come to an end Friday at the hands of the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves in battle of undefeated teams. The Raiders were edged out 36-28 in the game played at Exeter.
The Raiders mounted a furious fourth quarter rally, scoring 14 points but ran out of time to close the deficit.
The Timberwolves dominated the first half taking a 28-6 lead into the locker room at the half. The Raiders appeared to be facing a rout when Exeter-Milligan opened up a 36-6 lead in the third quarter. Coach Brian Blevins Raiders did not panic. They clamped down on defense and took advantage of every offensive opportunity. The Raiders roared back and closed the gap to eight but time expired while it was close but not close enough. The loss dropped the Raiders to a 4-1 record for the season. The Meridian Mustangs will be the Parents Night opponent at Lawrence, Friday, with kickoff scheduled at 7 p.m.
RHHS volleyball loses at Pike Valley
The Rock Hills Lady Grizzlies saw their season record fall to 5-12 when they dropped two matches at the Pike Valley triangular match last Tuesday. The team lost to Sylvan-Lucas in two sets, 11-25 and 11-25. They dropped a two set match to Pike Valley, 10-25 and 20-25.
The team played a triangular event at Natoma, Tuesday, against Natoma and Tescott, with match results unavailable at press time. The team is hosting the Rock Hills tournament Saturday at Mankato. The Lady Grizzlies head to Osborne Tuesday for a triangular match with Osborne and Chase.
Rock Hills winning streak stopped by the
The Rock Hills High School Grizzlies took their undefeated record on the road to take on the state-ranked Hanover Wildcats, Friday. When the game ended, Hanover was still undefeated after unleashing a second half scoring barrage which left the Grizzlies with a 50-16 loss to show for their effort.
The Grizzlies offense sputtered throughout the first quarter while their opponent put two touchdowns on the board to hold a 12-0 lead after one quarter of play. Rock Hills got on the board in the second quarter to trail 12-8. The wildcats put another touchdown across but again failed to score on a two point conversion. When the half ended, the Grizzlies were well within striking distance, trailing 18-8. The Grizzlies were never able to establish a consistent running game which hindered their offensive possibilities.
Things quickly went awry for the Grizzlies in the third quarter when they could not stop the Wildcats from access to their end zone. Rock Hills could not stop the aerial assault which the Wildcats launched. The Grizzlies were looking at a 42-8 deficit when the final quarter of play got underway. Though the Grizzlies added another touchdown and a two point conversion in the final frame, it was offset by another Wildcat touchdown. When the clock ran down to zero, it was all Hanover, 50-16, and the Grizzlies now sported a 4-1 record for the season.
Spencer Callaway completed nine of his 22 passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns. Tucker Johanek was on the receiving end of three passes for 33 yards and a touchdown. Arrow Durant hauled in four passes for 13 yards. Drew beam took his one catch 24 yards to the Wildcat end zone for a touchdown. Luke Broeckelman snatched one pass for two yards.
Callaway kept the ball himself on 21 carries picking up 56 yards. Zane Colson got the call eight times and gained 43 yards. Tycen Higer was the ball carrier on five occasions picking up 15 yards.
Wyatt Duskie accounted for five solo tackles and six assists. Arrow Durant soloed five times and added two assists. Beam grabbed two solo shots and aided with three other tackles. T. Johanek held on for two solo tackles and recorded two assists. Arrow Durant made two solo tackles. Higer notched a solo tackle and helped with four. Broeckelman and Ryan Scarrow each registered a solo tackle. Callaway and Gunner Johanek finished the contest with one assisted tackle each.
The Grizzlies take to the road Friday when they travel to Oberlin for a match-up with the 2-3 Decatur Community Red Devils.
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