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March 26, 2015

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RHHS basketball players earn all-league honors
The Northern Plains Conference All-League boys and girls basketball teams for the 2014-2015 season feature several Rock Hills players.
Joel Broeckelman, a senior, garnered second team honors while Logan Schwerman, another senior, earned an honorable mention award for the boys team.
Lainee Eakins and Emily Reed, both seniors, were awarded honorable mentions for the girls team.

SHS grad earns coaching honor
Todd Ekart, a 1993 Superior High School graduate, was named as an assistant coach for the North team at the 2015 Nebraska Shrine Bowl game, June 6, 2015.
The Concordia University, Seward, graduate has been the head coach of the football team at Sidney, which has made a trip to the playoffs the past four years. He was the recipient of the Mike Behrens award for Class B coach of the year. He also served as an assistant coach at the Western All-Star game.
Ekart served as a defensive coordinator at Gothenberg and Beatrice prior to becoming the head coach at Sidney. He has accepted the head coach position at Gering High School for the 2015 season He and his wife, Tami, have a seven year old daughter, Alison.

SHS track opens season with Ed Weir meet
By Marty Pohlman
The 57th Ed Weir Track and Field meet marked the season opening for the Superior High School boys and girls track teams, Thursday, at the Wildcat Community Track and Brodstone Memorial Field. Three teams, the Thayer Central Titans, the Fairbury Jeffs and the Franklin Flyers joined the Wildcats for the event. The weather was cooperative with cloudy skies and moderating temperatures making for a welcome change from previous season's arctic flavors. The lack of snow sightings was a welcome respite for all involved
Though the Superior girls team was small in number, just eight members this season and just six participating at this meet, they put up large numbers, taking first place at the meet with 89 points. Thayer Central was in second with 67 points with Franklin taking third with 31 points and Fairbury trailing with 30 points for fourth place.
The boys team held the third place position with 27 points. Thayer Central took top honors with 127 points. Fairbury was in second place with 88 while Franklin finished in fourth place with 15 points.
Jaysa Hoins was a one person point machine with four first place finishes. She was first to break the tape in the 100 and 200 meter dashes. She added first place finishes in the long and triple jumps. Madison Blackstone was a three time first place medalist with wins in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles and the high jump while adding a second place finish in the 100 meter dash. Leah Meyer earned first place honors in the discus and shot put. Taylor Jensby secured a first in the 400 meter dash and was second in the 200 meter dash and the long jump. Evin Miller added points with a second in the 300 meter hurdles, third place in the 100 meter hurdles, a fourth in the triple jump and a fifth place finish in the 100 meter finals. Lexi Webber scored a second place finish in the shot put and took third in the discus.
Garrett Caldwell broke through with a first place toss in the shot put and the third place throw in the discus. Ethan Roberts was the class of the field in the high jump with his first place finish. Sloan Willett was a workhorse, with the third place finish in the 200 meter dash, fourth place in the 100 meter dash and fifth place in the shot put. Jared Dressman earned fourth place in the 100 meter hurdles and took fifth place in the 300 meter hurdles. Keaton Meyer held down fifth place in the 3200 meter run. The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Ethan Freeman, Roberts, Caldwell and Willett grabbed third place points for the team. Keaton Meyer held down fifth place in the 3200 meter run.
Hoins ran the 100 meter dash in 13.1 seconds and the 200 meter in 27.4 seconds. Her winning distances were 16'5" for the long jump and 35;4 for the triple jump. Blackstone recorded a time of 16.7 seconds for the 100 meter hurdles, 50.3 seconds for the 300 meter hurdles and 13.7 seconds for the 100 meter dash. She cleared 4'10" in the high jump. Jensby recorded a time of 1:05 for the 400 meter dash and 29 seconds in the 200 meter dash. She covered 15'6" in the long jump. Meyer tossed the shot 36'3" for the win and threw the discus 111'. Miller had times of 18.75 for the 100 meter hurdles, 14.2 seconds for the 100 yard dash and 56.27 for the 300 meter hurdles. She had a combined distance of 28'6" for the triple jump. Webber tossed the shot 30'1" and threw the discus 94'.
Caldwell hurled the shot 44'3.5" for his first place finish and sailed the discus 122'5". Roberts cleared the bar at 5'8" for his win. Dressman had times of 23.5 seconds for the 110 meter hurdles and 54.8 seconds for the 300 meter hurdles. Willett ran the 100 meters in 12.6 seconds and the 200 meter in 25.3 seconds. His distance in the shot put was 37'8". The relay team recorded a time of 50.56 seconds for the 4 x 100 meter.
Several athletes posted personal best at the meet. They were Meyer and Caldwell in the shot put, Miller in the 100 meter dash, Webber in the shot put and discus and Willett in the 100 meter dash and the shot put.
Coach Carla Hoins was pleased with team effort. "We performed well as a team and having seven personal bests at the first meet is great. The athletes had some good times and distances and we are excited to see how they will improve throughout the season. The girls only had six athletes competing at the meet and were able to win the meet as a team."
The Wildcats have a busy schedule as they travel to Sutton today Thursday) for the Sutton Relays and then venture to Fairbury, Saturday, for the Fairbury Invite. The team takes to the road again Tuesday for the Kenesaw Invite.

SHS golf team plays Tuesday
The Superior High School boys golf team will host the Lawrence-Nelson Raiders at the Superior Country Club Tuesday at 4 p.m.


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