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For The Superior Express and Jewell County Record

April 16, 2015

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SHS golf team ties for top spot
The Superior High School Wildcat golf team made a successful trip to Red Cloud last Tuesday. Plaing in a quadrangular meet with Red Cloud, Blue Hill and the Hastings junior varsity team, the Wildcats took first place with host Red Cloud coming in second. The Wildcats had a team score of 387 as did Red Cloud. Blue Hill was third and Hastings finished in the fourth spot.
All five Superior golfers finished in the top 10. Trenten Morris led Superior with an 18 hole round of 91. Jacob Whitmore, Jacob Sunday and Eric Schiermeyer all carded rounds of 92. Cale Frahm completed his round with a total of 93 strokes. The four lowest scores from the five team members are combined for the team total.
Morris finihed in a tie for fourth place. Whitmore, Schiermeyer and Jacob Sunday tied for sixth place. Cale Frahm tied for 10th place in the 20 player field.
The Wildcats looked to continue their success with a return match at Red Cloud, last Wednesday. Match results were unavailable at press time. The team travels to Fairbury, Wednesday, for the Fairbury Invitational .

RHHS Grizzlies open golf season
The Rock Hills High School Grizzlies opened their 2015 season with the Smith Center Invitational, last Tuesday. The team played the St. John's Invitational, Monday, at the Beloit Country Club. They took second place with a score of 388. St. John's was the match winner with a team score of 359. The Grizzlies are the defending 4 consecutive year Kansas sand green champions. The loss of last year's first place state medalist, Devon Freeman, was evident in the opening match.
The Grizzlies finished fourth, with a team score of 424, in the nine team field. Other teams at the event were Osborne, the first place team with a score of 382, Stockton, 386, Norton, 412, Phillipsburg, 427, host team Smith Center. 438, Republic County, 439, Beloit, 471 and the Smith Center junior varsity team, 539. The players completed an 18 hole round and the four low scores, from the five team players, comprise the team total.
Samuel Flinn, the number two medalist at state last season, finished second with his round of 88. Tycen Higer,a freshman, was in ninth place with his round of 97. Drew Beam , a sophomore, recorded a round of 110. Holden Mauerhan posted a score of 129 while Noah Daniels recorded a round of 137.
Sam Flinn was the top medalist at the St. John's match with his 18 hole round of 81. Tycen Higer continued his impressive freshman season, carding a round of 84, finishing in fourth place.
The varsity team takes to the course at Glasco, Tuesday for the Southern Cloud Invitational, while the junior varsity squad will compete at the Miltonvale course.

SHS grad plays for the Huskers in annual Red-White game
Ty Betka, a 2012 Superior High School graduate, earned a roster spot on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Huskers football team earlier this year at a walk-on audition. He was assigned number 40 and took to field at the Red-White game at Lincoln, Saturday. Playing at the receiver position for the Red squad, he caught two passes good for 18 yards, with a long reception of 14 yards.
A post-game encounter with a young Husker fan after the game kept Betka's perspective in check. A young lady approached him with a football and a pen, asking for an autograph. She inquired as to what number jersey he wore. He replied he wore 40. Without a word, she retrieved her football and pen, then departed.
Betka has been participating in team activities and is eligible to play with the Huskers when the 2015 season opens in August. Ty is the son of Mark and Cindy Betka, Superior.

SHS track team at Sandy Creek
The Superior High School boys and girls track teams headed up Highway 14 last Tuesday for the Sandy Creek Invitational. This being springtime Nebraska, the weather was cold and the wind was blowing. The girls team took four members to the meet and recorded a second place finish with 74 points.
Jaysa Hoins brought home three first place finishes. Her combined distance of 33'10.5" in the triple jump, her 16'.25" leap in the long jump and her time of 48.81 seconds in the 300 meter hurdles were all good for first place medals. She finished fourth in the 400 meter dash with the time of 1:03.81.
Leah Meyer took first place honors in the discus with her throw of 106'9". She earned third place points in the shot put with her toss of 32'8".
Lexi Webber earned a third place finish in the discus with he throw of 93'10.5".
Madison Blackstone took second place honors in the 100 meter hurdles with the time of 17.13 seconds. She placed third in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4'6" and scored a fourth place finish in the 300 meter hurdles with the time of 55.16 seconds.
Ethan Roberts was the second place finisher for the boys team in the high jump with a leap of 5' 8".
Garrett Caldwell was fifth in the discus with his throw of 121'10".
The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Ethan Freeman, Bryce Jurgensmier, Caldwell and Sloan Willett held sixth place with the time of 50.18 seconds.
Next up for the Wildcats is the Del Wicks Invitational, sponsored by Deshler High School, being held at the Wildcat Community Track in Superior, today (Thursday). The Wildcats will compete at home, Tuesday, in the Superior Invitational.

Superior Junior High School open track season
The Superior Junior High School boys and girls track teams got their 2015 season underway, last Tuesday, at the Thayer Central Meet, in Hebron. The girls team took second place with 90.5 points while the boys took third place with 70 points. The second meet of the season, the Superior Elks Invitational, was held at the Wildcat Community Track in Superior, Saturday. Three new school records were set at the Elks event.
At the Thayer Central meet, the girls team was led by Hallie Miller with her first place finishes in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. Kalynn Meyer took first place in two events, shot put and discus throw. Trisha Hayes won the 100 meter dash and took third in the 200 meter dash. Sydney Willett was the third place finisher in the 100 meter dash and took sixth in the 200 meter dash. Megan Miller was fourth in the 300 meter hurdles and fifth in the 100 meter hurdles. Dani Freeman took fifth place in the 100 meter dash. Malori Grabast was fifth in the discus throw. Taylor Bargen was the sixth place finisher in the shot put and discus throw. Emily Tietjen was sixth in the pole vault. The 4 x 400 meter relay team of H. Miller, M. Miller, Grabast and Emma Schnakenberg earned first place points. The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Freeman, Meyer, Hayes and Willett finished in second place.
Adam Baker scored a first place finish in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles for the boys team. He was second in the high jump and third in the pole vault. Jaden Hanson took top honors in the discus throw, shot put and the 100 meter dash. He added fourth place points in the 200 meter dash. Trenton Theis took fifth place in the 1200 meter run.
At the Superior Elks Meet, Meyer earned first place finishes in the shot put and discus throw and added a second place finish in the long jump for the seventh grade girls. H. Miller took first in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. Hayes was first in the long jump, second in the 100 meter dash and third in the 200 meter dash. Schnakenberg took second place honors in the discus throw, shot put and the 400 meter dash. Noelle McMeen was the third place finisher in the pole vault and was fifth in the 400 meter dash. Emily Tietjen took second in the 800 meter run and was fifth in the pole vault. Payton Frahm was fifth in the high jump and sixth in the 800 meter dash. Lacey Langer took fifth in the 800 meter run. The 4 x 100 meter relay team of H. Miller, McMeen, Meyer and Schnakenberg earned the team a first place finish.
The eighth grade girls had Willett finish first in the 100 meter dash. M. Miller took first place in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. Bargen was second in the shot put and third in the discus throw. Grabast was second in the discus throw. Freeman was second in the 400 meter dash and fourth in the 200 meter dash. The 4 x 100 meter relay team of Freeman, M. Miller, Grabast and Willett earned second place points.
Baker earned first place finished in the high jump, 110 and 300 meter hurdles. He added a second place finish in the pole vault to his meet point totals. Hanson finished first in the shot put and discus throw and was second in the 100 meter dash. Theis was the second place finisher in the 800 meter run and the 1600 meter run. Adin Leibel took fourth in the 1600 meter run.
Kalynn Meyer set a new school record in the discus with her throw of 104'8', shattering the old mark of 80'8" set by Jill Menke in 1995. She also established a new mark in the shot put with her toss of 30'2.5", bettering Menke's old record of 29'4.5", also set in 1995. Adam Baker surpassed the 300 meter hurdle mark of 47.7 seconds, set by Alex Thayer in 2007, with his time of 43.9 seconds.
Personal best marks were achieved by Bargen, in the discus, Freeman, in the long jump, 100 and 200 meter dashes, Grabast, in the discus, Mc Meen, in the 200 meter dash, M. Miller, in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles, Baker, in the high jump, 110 and 300 meter hurdles, Seth Gehle, in the 200 meter dash, Hanson, in the Discus throw, shot put and 100 meter dash, and Theis in the 800 meter run.
The team participated in the Lawrence-Nelson Invitational, held at Sandy Creek, Tuesday. Results from this event were unavailable at press time.

Jewell County fields two teams for Beloit youth soccer program
There are two teams of Jewell County youths participating in the Beloit Parks and Recreation soccer, held during the month of April. Organizer is Nic Marcotte, Beloit. All of the games will be played (April 11, 18 and 25) on the fields south of Beloit High School. Parks and Recreation provides the teams with soccer balls and cones. There is a fee for the youths to play and they receive a T-shirt and socks. Students from Beloit middle and high school referee the games. They can either be paid or use the time for community hours.
Jewell County will field a first and second grade team consisting of Jada Eilert, Cooper McDill, Eli Vance, Aaron Underwood, Matthew Rice, Ally Beck, Dacey Beck, Trinity Ruthstrom, Caleb Saathoff, Cadence Einsphar, Noah Shipman, Cody Cleary, David Cleary, Ellie Callaway. Coaches are Amy McDill, Jessie Eilert and Nickia Vance.
April 18, the first and second grade teams will play at 8 a.m. on field 1 and then again at 10 a.m. on field 1. April 25, the same grade teams will play at 9 a.m. on field 1 and then at 10 a.m. on either field 1 or 2.
The fifth and sixth grade team will consist of Conner Cosand, Jensen Eilert, Daniel McDill, Ysabel Fry, Kole Vance, Jake Underwood, Mason Higer, Roger Meier Jr., Tanner Shipman, Caden Slate, Eva Cleary, Seth Pennell. Coaches are Dan Higer and Joel Broeckelman.
April 18 the fifth and sixth grade team will play at 9 a.m. and then again at 11 a.m. April 25 the team will play at 9 a.m. and then again at 11 a.m.
Both teams practice Tuesday and Thursday after school at the Mankato City Park and on the field south of the elementary school.

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