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Oct. 11, 2018

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RHHS volleyball
The Rock Hills High School Grizzlies volleyball team returned to the court Tuesday after a 10-day layoff. They traveled to Osborne for a triangular match with Chase and Osborne with match results unavailable at press time.
The team plays Pike Valley at Scandia today (Thursday) They compete in the Northern Plains League tournament at Beloit Saturday with opponents to be determined. The team visits Hanover Tuesday to compete at the 1A regional tournament.

RHHS football improves to 5-1 with win over Southern Cloud
The Rock Hills High School Grizzlies football team actually played into the third quarter of a game for the first time this season before dumping the Southern Cloud Warriors, 48-0 at Mankato Friday.
The Grizzlies opened up a 16-0 lead after the first quarter. Their defense continued to hold the Warriors scoreless in the second quarter while the offense put 26 more points on the score board. The 42-0 lead left the Grizzlies three points away from a two-quarter walkoff win. They wasted little time in putting the game away with a five yard touchdown run from Mason Higer to make the score 48-0 and end the game. The win improved the Grizzlies season record to 5-1.
Rock Hills covered 386 yards on the ground. Zane Colson carried the ball 21 times to gain 339 yards. He scored five touchdowns and added two two-point conversions. Mason Higer took the ball six time to cover 43 yards. He score two touchdowns and scored a two-point conversion .Conner Cosand was the ball carrier on three occasions. He picked up four yards.
Rock Hills faces off against the 2-3 Pike Valley Panthers at Courtland, Friday, with a 7 p.m kickoff.

L-N volleyball splits a pair of matches
The Kenesaw Blue Devils handed the Lawrence-Nelson Raiders volleyball team a three set, 25-11, 22-25 and 18-25 loss, as part of a home triangular match at Lawrence last Tuesday. The Raiders won their other match against the Red Cloud Warriors, 25-14, 25-21 and 25-23, in three sets. Lawrence-Nelson hosted the Class C-2 Blue Hill Bobcats and their 18-2 record at Lawrence, Tuesday, with match results unavailable at press time.
Hallie Epley led the Raiders killers against Kenesaw with 10. Taylor Harrington posted nine kills. Annie McCartney had six kills. RaeLeigh Menke had five kills. Emily Miller and Haley Williams registered two kills each.
Kaylee Kathman, McCartney and Allison Miller each scored with an ace. Menke recorded a block.
A. Miller was food for 27 digs. Harrington finished with 13 digs. McCartney landed 11 digs. E. Miller added seven digs. Epley contributed five digs. Samantha Janda made four digs. Menke had two digs. Kathman and Williams closed out with a dig apiece.
McCartney tossed out 21 assists. Harrington posted 10 assists. Epley and Janda had an assist each.
Harrington led the Raider killers with 13. Epley accounted for nine kills. McCartney nailed down five kills. Menke had two kills while E. Miller had one kill.
Epley scored with four aces. Harrington had two aces with A. Miller adding one. Menke finished the match with four blocked shots.
McCartney lined up 13 digs. Harrington had 12 digs. A. Miller landed 11 digs. Janda donated seven digs. Epley and Menke mined a dig apiece.
Harrington accounted for 11 assists. Williams had two assists with A. Miller adding one assist to the team totals.
The Raiders host High Plains community High School and Bruning-Davenport-Shickley at Lawrence today (Thursday) for a triangular match. The Twin Valley Conference Tournament begins play Saturday and concludes Monday with times and locations to be announced.

SHS volleyball rides nine game win streak
The Superior High School Wildcats volleyball team continued their winning ways as regular season play winds down. They downed the Minden Whippets, 24-26, 25-23, 25-19, and 25-16, in four sets at Superior last Tuesday. They handed the Heartland Huskies a three-set loss, 25-20, 25-18 and 25-20, at Henderson last Thursday, to run their consecutive win streak to nine matches. They have lost two matches this season. Superior hosted the Sandy Creek Cougars at Superior, Tuesday, with match results unavailable at press time.
Kalynn Meyer recorded 20 of the Wildcats 57 kills against Minden. Shayla Meyer was in with 17 kills. Trisha Hayes handed in 13 kills. Teghan Sullivan had six kills. Emma Schnakenberg made one kill.
S. Meyer scored with two aces. Sierra Blackburn and K. Meyer had an ace apiece. Cailyn Barry and Emma Schnakenberg made a block each.
S. Meyer was the deep digger with 27. K Meyer made 26 digs. Sierra Blackburn and Hayes rounded up 24 digs apiece. Sullivan credited 20 digs for the match. Schnakenberg finished the match with six digs. Barry had two digs.
Sullivan had 40 assists while S. Meyer had 14.
K. Meyer was the top killer against Minden with 19. S. Meyer contributed 12 kills. Hayes closed out with five kills. Schnakenberg and Sullivan had two kills each.
Sullivan nailed five aces. S. Meyer was in with four aces. Hayes and K. Meyer added an ace apiece. K. Meyer posted four blocks while Schnakenberg had one block.
Hayes topped the diggers with 12. Blackburn and S. Meyer accounted for 11 digs apiece. K. Meyer had seven digs. Sullivan registered six digs. Zaveah Kobza and Schnakenberg recorded three digs apiece.
The Wildcats face the Thayer Central Titans at Superior, Thursday. The Titans have lost only two matches this season. Superior opens play in the Southern Nebraska Conference Tournament, Monday, with a match against the winner of the David City-Sutton match. Should the Wildcats win, they will play at Milford, Tuesday. The championship and consolation rounds will be played at Milford, Thursday, Oct. 18.


SHS football falls 41-0 in storm shortened game at Superior
The Doniphan-Trumbull Cardinals arrived at Superior's Brodstone Memorial Field with one loss on their record. When they departed they still had one loss as they downed Superior 41-0. The weather was anything but conducive for enjoyable game watching. A stiff breeze, temperature at 50 degrees and moist air abounding, made for difficult conditions.
The Cardinals wasted little time in lighting up the visitors side of the score board. Superior kicked off and the Cardinals marched upfield to score with 9:25 remaining in the first quarter. The extra point kick was good and Doniphan-Trumbull led 7-0. The Wildcats were unable to start up their offense. They turned over the football to the Cardinals. Doniphan-Trumbull once again marched up field and scored to make it 13-0 at the 6:38 mark of the first period. Their extra point kick failed. The Cardinals added another touchdown and extra point to take a 20-0 lead into the second quarter.
The second quarter was more of the same. An ineffecive Wildcat offense was shut down by the Cardinals defense. When halftime arrived, The Wildcats faced a 34-0 deficit.
The third quarter opened with the Cardinals adding another touchdown to take a 40-0 lead. Superior was now faced with a running clock. To add to their frustrations, Mother Nature intervened. Thunder storms moved into the area. With lightning posing a threat to players and spectators alike, the decision was made to call the game complete early in the third quarter.
Hunter Healey completed three of his 11 pass attempts for 42 yards. He was intercepted once.
Adam Baker made one catch for 18 yards. Jaden Hanson pulled in one pass for 15 yards. Isaac Meyer had one reception for nine yards.
Healey carried the ball 12 times to gain 33 yards. Adam Baker had one reception for three yards. Clayton Morris took the ball twice for a negative two yards.
Baker stepped in to take on the punting duties from the injured Ben Vyzouek. He averaged 44.4 yards for each of his five punts.
Healey nailed down five solo tackles and had two assisted tackles. Zeke Meyer took care of three solo tackles and had two assists. Conner Blackstone zeroed in for three solo tackles and an assist. Baker, Hanson and Brenden Jensen each recorded two solo tackles. Morris was good for a solo tackle and an assisted tackle. Payton Christiancy, McKinney Edwards and Dane Miller contributed a solo tackle each.
The Wildcats face another tough contest, Friday, when they travel to Sutton to play the 5-1 Sutton Mustangs.

SHS cross country competes at conference meet
The Superior High School Wildcats boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Southern Nebraska Conference meet run over the Doane University, Crete, 5K course last Thursday.
The boys team finished in sixth place in the nine team field. The girls team did not have enough runners entered to earn a team score.
AJ Leibel was a medalist with his 10th place finish in the 52 runner field. His time for the race was 18:37.20. Trenten Theis came in 23rd with his time of 19:37.65. Brett Miller took 34th place with the time of 20:25.66. Jedd Whitmore was in 36th place with the time of 20:34.08. Adin Leibel held 39th place with his time of 20:42.74.
Hallie Miller was the top Wildcat finisher in the girls race with her 24th place time of 24:18.82. Morgan Theis was in 31st place with the time of 26:29.31. Payton Frahm took 32nd place with the time of 26:36.13. Jetta Sunday did not record a time.
The Wildcats head to Hebron, today (Thursday), to compete in the District D-4 meet as they seek to qualify for the state meet. The teams will run over the Hebron Country Club course.

L-N football tops Blue Hill
The Lawrence-Nelson Raiders rolled by the Blue Hill Bobcats, 49-16, at Lawrence, Friday, to even their season record at 3-3.
The Raiders jumped out to an early lead and were never threatened. The team amassed 296 yards of total offense for the game. Blake Janda filled in for an ailing Lane Heikkinen at quarterback. He completed three of his five pass attempts for 75 yards. Trevor Kotinek caught one pass for seven yards. Boone Svoboda turned his one reception into a 24 yard gain. Trevor Biltoft had one reception good for 44 yards.
Jacob Sharp covered 76 yards with his 11 rushes. Janda took the ball 11 times to pick up 51 yards. Trevor Biltoft carried the ball 10 times for 50 yards. Keith Miller had nine carries for 25 yards. Kaden Thompson parlayed his one carry into a 15 yard gain. Svoboda made two carries for four yards. Kyle Golay took the ball once for two yards.
Kotinek made three solo tackles and had two assisted tackles. Svoboda had three assisted tackles, Conner Cannaday was in with two solo tackles and three assists. Janda recorded a solo tackle, three assists and had an interception. Biltoft registered eight assisted tackles. Golay made a solo tackle, had an interception and a sack. Coy Ceder posted a sack and an assisted tackle. Cody Buescher landed a solo tackle, four assists and a sack. Sharp had two assisted tackles. Darren Kathman contributed four assisted tackles. Peyton Mazour had a solo tackle and three assists. Miller finished the game with six assisted tackles and had a tackle for a safety. Konnor Thompson nailed down three assisted tackles. Blake Wroughton had two assisted tackles.
Lawrence-Nelson hosts the 4-2 Axtell Wildcats at Lawrence, Friday, with a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Rylee Whelchel named 'athlete of the week'
Rylee Whelchel, a Rock Hills High School junior, was named the Telephone and Cable athlete of the week.
Whelchel was outstanding in Rock Hills' 54-8 district win over Linn in Mankato Sept. 21. He averaged 25.6 yards per carry, running the ball seven times for 179 yards and adding five touchdowns. He also had a 79 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Whelchel is bouncing back from a fracture and torn ligament in his hip suffered last spring at regional track and field. He now has 242 yards and six touchdowns rushing through the three games the Grizzlies have played this season.

Jr.High Wildcats conclude season
Members of the Superior Junior High School football team wrapped up their season Monday with a game against Fillmore Central. The Superior team played 11 man ball in four of their five games.
Superior opened their season with a win over Sandy Creek. They dropped a close eight-man game to Thayer Central. The Cats also lost to Republic County, Fairbury and Fillmore Central.
Eighth grade members of the team were James Love, Jacob Meyer, Luke Jameson, Aaron Allgood, Aiden Humphries, Tanner Theis, Tate Streit, Jonathan Druba-Rainge, Henry Grijalva, Josh Spoorhase and Ashton Grassmann.
Seventh grade members were Tyler Everhart, Bayln Bargen, Tyler Combs, Seth Grijalva, Grady Henderson, Elliott Flavin, Michael McGowan and Zak Corman.

Flooding keeps Chase team from attending volleyball triangular
Because of flooding problems in the Chase, Kan., area, the Chase high school volleyball team that was scheduled to participate in a triangular match Tuesday at Osborne decided not to attend. Only teams from Rock Hills and Osborne participated. The junior varsity teams from the two schools competed at 4 p.m. with the varsity following. The JV winner was decided by the best two out of three. The varsity winner was decided by the best three out of five.