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Sept. 29, 2016

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SHS Lady Cats win three of four games
After a shaky first half of the season, the Superior High School Lady Cats found the consistency and cohesiveness they had been seeking and won three of their past four games. The team traveled to Fairbury, last Tuesday, and swept the Lady Jeffs in three sets, 27-25, 25-1 and 25-18. The Lady Cats competed at the Adams Central tournament, Saturday, at Hastings, where they downed the Centura Centurions in two sets, 26-24 and 25-17, swept the Sandy Creek Cougars in two sets, 25-22 and 25-21, before falling to the Doniphan-Trumbull Cardinals in the championship match in three hard fought sets, 25-21, 25-27 and 22-25. The team was participating at the St. Cecilia tournament, Tuesday, with results unavailable at press time. The Lady Cats have clawed their way back to a 7-7 season record.
Kalynn Meyer was the Lady Cats leading killer against the Lady Jeffs with nine. Megan Miller knocked down six kills. Michelle Unruh netted five kills for the match. Madison Blackstone made two kills while Nicki Kirchhoff added one. E. Miller served up three aces. M. Miller, Meyer and Kirchhoff each scored an ace. Meyer blocked three shots with Unruh blocking one. Ellie Wittke was good for 10 digs. E. Miller dug the ball out eight times. M. Miller posted seven digs. Kirchhoff was responsible for six digs. Meyer registered five digs. Unruh had two digs with Blackstone adding a dig.
Meyer led the kill list against Centura with eight. M. Miller and Unruh recorded five kills apiece. Kirchhoff made two kills. Blackstone and Lexi Webber accounted for a kill each. Kirchhoff and M. Miller each scored on an ace. Meyer blocked two shots. M. Miller, Unruh, Webber, Blackstone and Kirchhoff blocked a shot each. Kirchhoff joined in with nine digs. Wittke went to the floor for eight. E. Miller and M. Miller had seven digs each. Webber added three digs. Unruh finished the match with two digs while Meyer, Abbie Fish and Blackstone were credited with one dig apiece.
Unruh and Meyer led the Lady Cat killer squad against Sandy Creek with eight apiece. Blackstone and Kirchhoff put down two kills each. M. Miller made a kill. Meyer scored with two service aces. E. Miller, M. Miller and Unruh each recorded an ace. Unruh and Meyer blocked two shots each. Kirchhoff swept the floor for 13 digs. Wittke hit the deck for nine digs. Meyer chipped in four digs. Fish and E. Miller stretched out for three digs apiece. Blackstone and M. Miller put up two digs each. Unruh and Webber finished the match with one dig apiece.
The Lady Cat kill leader in the Doniphan-Trumbull match was Meyer with eight. Webber bagged seven kills, Blackstone killed six at the net. M. Miller held for four kills. Unruh marked down three kills. Kirchhoff made a kill. M. Miller slammed through two service aces. E. Miller Unruh, Webber and Meyer each recorded an ace. Unruh blocked five shots. Webber posted two blocks with Meyer adding one block. Kirchhoff had a busy match registering 22 digs. E. Miller found the ball for a dig 20 times. Wittke took credit for 18 digs. M. Miller joined in with nine digs. Blackstone finished the match with four. Fish loaded up with three digs while Unruh recorded one dig.
The Lady Cats will play in Hastings today (Thursday) in the closing round of the St. Cecilia tournament. The Minden Whippets pay a visit to the Superior High School gymnasium, Tuesday, for a match.



L-N Lady Raiders fall in two of three games
The Lawrence-Nelson Lady Raiders volleyball team, who play in Class D2, stepped up to play two Class C schools at the Fillmore Central triangular match, last Tuesday , at Geneva. The team was swept in two sets, 14-25 and 20-25, by the Class C1 Fillmore Central Panthers, and in two sets, by the Class C2 Thayer Central Titans, 0-25 and 26-28. They returned to playing in Class D, Thursday, and swept the Silver Lake Mustangs, at Roseland, in three sets, 25-19, 25-17 and 25-13. The team played at the St. Cecilia tournament, Tuesday, with results unavailable at press time.
Taylor Harrington and Molly McCartney topped the kill chart against Fillmore Central with five apiece. Karigan Drudik added three kills. Mattee Kucera finished the match two kill while Mackinley Thayer and Kaytlynn Tockey notched one kill each. McCartney and Harrington scored three aces apiece. Thayer added an ace for the Lady Raiders.
McCartney and Harrington made five kills each against Thayer Central. Kucera and Drudik contributed two kills each. RaeLeigh Menke, Tockey and Thayer logged a kill each. McCartney and Harrington scored three aces apiece. Thayer added an ace.
McCartney was the lead killer against Silver Lake with 11. Drudik netted eight kills. Harrington completed the match with six kills. Tockey checked out with five kills. Menke landed three kills with Kucera adding one. Harrington was the ace leader with 12. Drudik dropped in three aces. Thayer, McCartney and Kaylee Kathman all recorded an ace apiece.
The team will play at Hastings St. Cecilia in final round tournament action today (Thursday). The team takes another road trip Tuesday, this time to Red Cloud, for a triangular match with Kenesaw as the third team.


RHHS volleyball team drops two
The Rock Hills High School Lady Grizzlies were rudely treated at their own tournament held at Mankato, last Tuesday. Thunder Ridge downed the Lady Grizzlies in two sets, 10-25 and 13-25. Lakeside took a two set sweep, 17-25 and 15-25. St. John's-Tipton completed the evening sweep when they handed Rock Hills a two set, 10-25 and 10-25, loss. The Lady Grizzlies took part in the Pike Valley triangular match, with Pike Valley and Sylvan-Lucas, Tuesday, with match results unavailable at press time.
The Lady Grizzlies host the Rock Hills tournament at Mankato, Saturday. The team travels to Natoma, Tuesday, for a triangular match with Natoma and Tescott.

Meier takes third at Republic County
Sarena Meier took home the third place medal from the Republic County Invitational cross country meet run over the Belleville Golf Course, Thursday. Meier runs with the Pike Valley Panther team during the regular season as part of a cooperative program. Her time for the race was 21:58.52. She will participate at the Centralia Invitational at Centralia Lake, Saturday.

SHS cross country team at Franklin
The Superior High School Wildcat boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Franklin, Thursday, to compete at the Franklin Invitational. The boys team competed in a field of 13 schools, eight of which entered full teams. Superior took fourth place. The girls team competed against 10 schools, seven of which mustered a full team. The team secured a fourth place finish. There were 54 runners in the boys bracket while 35 girls took to the Franklin Country Club course. Both teams ran the five kilometer distance.
Morgan Neeman continued her strong freshman season with her third place finish with the time of 23:21. Hallie Miller glided in with the 13th place slot with her time of 26:44. Malori Grabast was a few steps behind in 14th place with the time of 26:47. Sydney Willett finished in the 40th spot with the time of 34:05.
Jacob Whitmore led a string of Wildcats across the finish line with his ninth place medal with a time of 20:30. Trenten Theis was right behind him with his 10th place finish with a time of 20:39. Blake Kirchhoff was right on his heels in 11th place with the time of 20:43. Adin Leibel posted a time of 22:57 to take 26th. Jackson Gilbert finished with a time of 25-24 and a 31st place ending.
The Wildcats close out their regular season race card when they travel to Beloit today (Thursday) for the Beloit Invitational.

SHS Wildcats roll to third straight win
It was another perfect weather night for football at Superior's Brodstone Memorial Field and the Superior High School Wildcats took full advantage by grounding the Franklin Flyers, 48-12, as they ran their consecutive win streak to three games and improved to a 4-1 season record, a sight not seen for several years. Another sight not seen at the field in many years was the Superior Junior- High School marching band, in full uniform, performing at halftime.
The Wildcats got off to a slow start as the Flyers took the opening kickoff then used three plays to find the Wildcat end zone. The Wildcats were lacking some key players because of injuries. The Flyers held the early lead but nor for long. Cale Frahm broke free and at the 7:35 point of the first period, Superior held an 8-6 lead. Superior scored again when Frahm broke free for a long touchdown run and the Wildcats held a 16-16 lead. Franklin answered back with a score and the Wildcats held a narrow 16-12 lead after one quarter of play.
The Wildcats stiffened up their defense in the second quarter and continued to click offensively as they scored twice and were the holders of a 30-12 half time lead.
The Superior High School drill team performed at half time as did the band for an appreciative audience. The band, under the direction of Allison White, Superior school music instructor, was resplendent in their new uniforms as they showed off their marching and musical talents.
The Wildcats were never threatened by the Flyers in the second half as the Wildcats cruised to a 48-12 win.
Eric Schiermeyer completed eight of his 15 pass attempts for 183 yards. Four receptions resulted in touchdowns. He also had one pass intercepted. Garrett Caldwell snagged four passes for 48 yards. John Sullivan nabbed two passes good for 80 yard and two touchdowns. Chase Morris made his one reception count as he picked up 33 yards and scored a touchdown. Tyler Blackstone made one reception for 22 yards and that was good for a touchdown.
Cale Frahm was the work horse on the ground, carrying the ball 13 time, covering 180 yards and scoring two touchdowns. Morris lugged the football 11 times to gain 40 yards. Caldwell churned out 72 yards on his nine carries. Schiermeyer kept the ball nine times and netted 12 yards. Ethan Beale carried the ball three times for four yards. Hunter Healey got the call twice with a minus 17 yards to show for his efforts. Schiermeyer ran for two two point conversions. Caldwell, Frahm and Morris added a two point conversion apiece.
Frahm nailed three solo tackles and six assisted tackles. Caldwell racked up a solo tackle and five assists. Schiermeyer landed three solo tackles and an assist. Sullivan struck for three solo tackles and two assists. Sloan Willett landed two solo shots and two assists. Blackstone recorded a solo tackle and three assists. Willett blasted two solo tackles and added two assisted tackles. Morris found a solo tackle and contributed three assists. Trent Tietjen added a solo tackle and an assist. Erthan Beale finished the game with a solo tackle. Darik Holt was in with two assisted tackles. Healey posted an assisted tackle. The sack shack was a busy place with Sullivan recording three sacks. Willett added two to the menu while Holt and Jacob Sunday each delivered a sack.
The Wildcats head off to McCool Junction in an attempt to tame the Mustangs as they seek their fourth win in five games. Kick off is scheduled for 7 p.m.


L-N Raiders remain undefeated with 46-30 win at Giltner
The Lawrence-Nelson Raiders reeled off their fourth consecutive win of the season when they downed the Giltner Hornets, at Giltner, Friday, 46-30.
The Raiders relied on a balanced ground and air attck to sustain their offense. The defense swarmed to the Hornet ball carriers and receivers and kept the game close until the Raiders pulled away in the second half.
The first two quaretrs were evenly balance as neither team could gain an advantage with the Raiders holding a slim 16-14 lead at the half. Lawrence-Nelson gained some breathing room in the third quarter when they scored and opened up a 20-12 lead as the final period of play got underway. The Hornets attempted a comeback but the Raiders held them off, scoring 24 points, while holding Giltner to 16. The Raiders improved their season record to 4-0 with their 46-30 win.
Colton Biltoft completed nine of his 13 pass attempts for 185 yards. Kevin Schroer caught four passes good for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Peyton Drudik snagged four passes to cover 67 yards and score a touchdown. Tim Herbek pulled in one pass for 27 yards which was good for a touchdown.
Gavyn Buschkoetter, playing with an ankle sprain, showed few signs of distress as he took the ball 20 times gaining,156 yards and scoring a touchdown. Schroer carried the ball 20 times picking up 60 yards. Colton Biltoft was the ball carrier on 15 occasions, picking up 57 yards and scoring two touchdowns.
The Raiders face their toughest test of the season when the Blue Hill Bobcats visit Lawrence, Friday. The Bobcats will meet the Raiders in another battle of undefeated teams as the Bobcats have compiled A 5-0 record. Kick off is set for 7 p.m.

RHHS football rolls to fourth straight win
Fans and supporters of the Rock Hills Grizzlies who attended Friday's game at Mankato, against Lakeside High School, can be forgiven if they felt shortchanged for the price of admission they paid when the Grizzlies emerged victorious, 58-6, after only two quarters of play. The 45 point mercy rule was invoked and the Grizzlies had chalked up another win and extend their winning streak to four consecutive games.
The Grizzlies wasted no time in establishing their dominance. They steamrollered an injury depleted Lakeside squad sprinting out to a 38-0 lead after the first 12 minutes of play. They added another 20 points in the second quarter while the defense allowed Lakeside's lone score in the second quarter. When time expired after the second quarter, the game was called and Lakeside took an early departure.
Luke Broeckelman completed one pass for 34 yards to Drew Beam. Broeckelman was also crowned king of the Rock Hills homecoming court prior to the start of the game.
Zane Colson led the Grizzlies ground attack with seven carries covering 116 yards. He scored three touchdowns. He also converted a 54 yard punt return into six points for the Grizzlies. Broeckelman kept the ball four times and picked up 24 yards, one of his runs good for a touchdown. Tycen Higer got the call three times picking up 24 yards. Rylee Whelchel carried the ball twice for 10 yards. Dereck Gillett broke away with his one carry for 58 yards which was good for a touchdown.
The defense was busy smothering the Lakeside offense. Beam accounted for three solo tackles and added nine assisted tackles to his defensive effort. Higer jolted Lakeside for three solo tackles and added two assists. He also registered two sacks. Colson recorded three solo shots, aided with four tackles and popped three sacks. Brady Jeffery nailed two solo shots and added seven assists. Broeckelman took off his crown and shook Lakeside for two solo tackles and two assists. Chevy Mohler had a solo tackle and two assists as well as a sack. Austin Eilert made a solo tackle and blocked a Lakeside punt which he recovered for a Grizzlies touchdown. Cheyenne Mohler, Derric Luong, Aric Horn and Keegan Wagner were credited with an assisted tackle apiece. Cody Wright assisted with two tackles.
Brock McMillan, head coach of the Grizzlies, said, " I was proud of how our guys game planned this week. There was a certain level of focus all week long and it paid off for them. We have to keep improving week by week. There are things we will take away from this game, just like previous weeks, that we will have to improve on. District games start this week and can make or break seasons. We have to be ready to go."
The Grizzlies host the Tescott Trojans, who own a 1-3 season record, at the Rock Hills field, Friday. Kick off is scheduled for 7 p.m.


SJHS football team loses season finale
The Superior Junior High School football team closed out their 2016 season with a 60-24 loss to Silver Lake-Kenesaw, Monday, at Silver Lake.