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The Lady Chants have advanced to the State Tournament with a big win over Pierce.
After having a week off, the Ord Speech Team was ready to dive back into competition. In a span of 8 days they competed in three tournaments, all of which are some of their toughest competition of the year. On Saturday Feb. 11 they traveled to David City to compete against over 20 teams and 500 competitors from across the state. Schools were from classes A-D including York, Norfolk, Lexington, Kearney, and even a school traveling as far away as Oklahoma. “This is always the toughest meet we attend all year” said Coach Lansman. “I decided to head east to David City to see some of our state competition in C1 as well as some huge schools that we don’t typically compete against. If we ever get anyone into the finals – it’s a huge accomplishment. In many ways, this meet is as tough as or tougher than our state competition will be. It’s a great opportunity to grow and stay humble.” The Chants had a few medalists including: Cooper Sheets 5th in JV Extemporaneous, Morgan Ritz 3rd in JV Informative, Kyler Peetz and Madison Thompson 11th in Varsity Duet, and Esmeralda Vera 10th in Varsity Poetry. “Mrs. Trampe and I are really proud of all our students, but especially our medalists here. This shows they can really hang with the big dogs at giant tournaments. This will hopefully make their district and state competition seem less daunting.”
On Wednesday, February 15, St. Paul hosted the Lou Platte Conference Tournament. It was definitely a day to remember for the Ord Speech team as they set a new school record by qualifying 17 out of 18 events for the finals and winning the Conference Championship! At Conference and Districts, the scoring is different as each competitor scores points for their team even if they don’t make finals. The more you get to finals, the better your chances of success in the team competition are. Competing for the Chants on their Conference team was: Humorous Prose - Kora Severance 3rd , Lauren Collins 4th; Serious Prose – Esmeralda Vera 1st, Richele Masin 6th; Poetry - Esmeralda Vera 1st , Adrienne Meckel 2nd; Entertainment – Taylor Williams 5th, Lily Farrens 8th; Persuasive – Tracy Wamsley 2nd, Jenna Hagstrom 6th; Informative – Zoe Dabney 2nd, Shelby Kittle 3rd; Extemporaneous – Cooper Sheets 2nd, Maddie Winchell 7th; Duet – Madison Thompson/Kyler Peetz 3rd, Rosie Beran/Deja Timmerman 5th; OID – Lily Farrens/Jonny Koch/Kyler Peetz/Kora Severance/Taylor Williams 3rd, Lauren Collins/Zoe Dabney/Madison Thompson 5th . “We had a fantastic Conference this year. Last year we had one in each category in finals, this year we built on that. We’re very happy for the team!”
On Saturday, February 18 the Chants competed in the Loup City Invite, which was much larger than years past. There were 32 schools and over 500 competitors, making it a very challenging but fun meet. Medalists for the Chanticleers included: Morgan Ritz 4th in Novice Informative, Kyler Peetz/Madison Thompson 4th in Varsity Duet, Cooper Sheets 6th in Varsity Extemp, Esmerelda Vera 6th in Varsity Poetry and 2nd in Varsity Serious Prose, Adrienne Meckel 12th in Varsity Poetry, Richele Masin 9th in Varsity Serious Prose, Lily Farrens/Kora Severance 8th in Improv Duet, Zoe Dabney/Madison Thompson 4th in Improv Duet, Rapunzel Uncut (Dabney, Farrens, Koch, Peetz, Severance) 4th in Varsity OID. Overall Ord placed 5th out of 32 teams behind North Platte, Aurora, Kenesaw, and Minden. There were many just out of making finals but still receiving superiors: Lily Farrens and Lydia Hill in Entertainment, Maddie Winchell in Extemp, Kora Severance in Humorous, Zoe Dabney and Shelby Kittle in Informative, Spaceballs OID (Becca Fischer, Jenna Hagstrom, Lydia Hill, Cooper Sheets, Trevor Vancura), Jenna Hagstrom in Persuasive, Rebecca Fischer in Poetry, and Trevor Vancura in Extemp. “We’re very proud of our entire team. They have all worked hard to get where they are at. However many of them have missed several meets due to other school conflicts, making it a challenge to be consistent in speech. That is just the name of the game, but without all of these younger individuals pushing the entire team, we would not have a competitive atmosphere.”
The Speech team travels to Minden this coming Saturday and to Doniphan Trumbull on Saturday, March 4. A community performance at the Golden Husk will be held on Sunday, March 12 from 5-8pm tentatively. Districts is on Tuesday, March 14 at Minden. The Junior High team has also been practicing throughout February to prepare for the Ord Junior High Invite on Friday, March 3 and the Northwest Invite on Tuesday, March 7. We would love to see you there supporting our students!
The Ord High Wrestling Team finished in 13 th place at the 2017 Nebraska State Wrestling
Tournament last Thursday through Saturday in Omaha. The Chants finished with 44.5 total
points. Valentine was the class C State Champion scoring 195 team points. The team State-
Runner-up was David City, who scored 107.5 points.
The Chant wrestling team had 2 wrestlers earn an individual medal at the 2017 Nebraska
State Wrestling Tournament. At 195 pounds, Ethan Gabriel was the State Runner-Up as a
freshman. After the parade of champions, Gabriel met up with Bailey Thompson from O’Neill
in the finals. Thompson, now a 2x State Champion, defeated Gabriel earlier in the season at the
Pierce Invitational by a score of 12-7. This time the score was much closer. In the first period,
Gabriel came very close to earning a takedown twice but was never awarded the points by the
officials. In the second period, Ethan chose bottom, his opponent from O’Neill was able to keep
him down which kept the score at 0-0 going into the 3 rd period. In the final period of the match,
Thompson reversed Gabriel to make the score 2-0. That score ended up being the final and
Bailey Thompson went on to be the 195 pound class C State Champion. Prior to the State
Championship match, Gabriel pinned his way through his opponents. In his first round match,
Ethan pinned Austin Jensen from Syracuse at the 4:30 mark. In the second round, Gabriel
pinned Wyatt Kee from Gibbon in 5:23. In the semifinal match, Ethan pinned Noah Carlson
from Central City at the 3:51 mark. “Ethan had one of the most amazing freshman seasons in
Nebraska, especially for wrestling at 195 pounds. Normally all of the State Finalists at the
heavier weights are juniors and seniors”, said Coach Justin Swedburg “He is regarded as one of
the best, if not the best, freshman wrestlers in the state of Nebraska which he should be
extremely proud of. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Ethan Gabriel.”
Gavin Trompke finished in 4 th place at 170 pounds at the Nebraska State Wrestling
Tournament. Trompke’s road to the 4 th place medal definitely wasn’t an easy one as he wrestle
multiple rated wrestlers. In Gavin’s first match of the tournament, he met up with state-rated
Daniel Duffy from Shelton/Kenesaw. Trompke won the match by a 3-1 decision. In his
quarterfinal match, Gavin Trompke matched up with the #1 rated wrestler in the state, Jake
Prochaska from Centennial. In the 3 rd period, Trompke took Prochaska down with just seconds
left in the match to defeat his Centennial opponent by a score of 8-6. In the state semifinal
match, Trompke met up with a wrestler whom he has wrestled multiple times before in Abe
Hernandez from Mitchell. Hernandez won a close, hard fought bout over Gavin by a score of 6-
5. On Saturday, in the medal rounds, Trompke first defeated Dalton Mueller from North Bend
Central by a score of 6-4. In the final match of his high school career, Gavin Trompke met up
again with Jake Prochaska from Centennial to wrestle
Several Ord athletes have signed letters of intent to pursue athletics on the college level. They include Andrea Carson (volleyball at Bellevue), Cora Svoboda (volleyball at Nebraska Wesleyan), Danielle Bruha (volleyball at Hastings), Stirling Tonniges (football at Concordia), Ashley Carson (volleyball at McCook CC) and Kaden Dawe (football and track at Wesleyan).
Congrats to all!
Click on the picture at right to view pics of them all.
Ord plays Broken Bow in Atkinson next Tuesday.
On February 13th, the Ord FFA traveled to Grand Island Central Community College for District CDE’s. We are very pleased that we will be sending five teams to State Convention the first week of April.
State Teams are: Veterinary Science-Runner-Up (Makenna Jacobs-Blue, Halle Jacobs-Purple, Asha Scheideler-Purple, Megan Skibinski-Blue)
Livestock Management #1-Runner-Up (Makenna Jacobs, Asha Scheideler, Megan Skibinkski, Wyatt Williams, Chance Williams)
Farm Management-Champions (Shelby Kittle-Purple, Jessie Buckles-Purple, Tracy Wamsley-Blue, Stephanie Vavra-1st)
Biotechnology-Champions (Stephanie Vavra-Blue, Chance Williams-Blue, Zach Flessner, Barrett Boden)
Ag Mechanics-4th (Kasey Hornickel, Jackson Rhyscon, Wyatt Williams, Tanner Knight)
The Ord High Wrestling Team finished 4th out of 16 teams at the C4 District wrestling tournament last Friday and Saturday. The Chants finished with 7 total state qualifiers. Top 5 team results were as follows. Valentine-246, Broken Bow-153, Kearney Catholic-138, Ord-127.5, Chase County-125. The Chanticleer Wrestlers also qualified for the State Dual Tournament for the first time in school history.
The Chant wrestling team had 2 wrestlers make it to the finals of the C4 District Tournament. 1 of those wrestlers ended up being the tournament champion and both will qualify for the State Wrestling Tournament next weekend. At 195 pounds, Ethan Gabriel was the tournament champion. Gabriel faced off against Tysen McDowell from Minden in a battle of two state rated wrestlers. In fact, there were 3 of the top 6 rated wrestlers in the state in the weight class. Gabriel pinned the Minden opponent in 1:20. At 160 pounds Kaden Dawe was the district runner-up and a state qualifier for the Chants. Dawe met up with state rated Bryson Fisher from Chase County in the finals. Fisher came away victorious by beating Dawe 6-3. “Ethan and Kaden wrestled great district tournaments. Ethan pinned his way through a tournament with 3 state rated wrestlers. Kaden won a huge semifinal match that will set him up well for the state tournament”, said Coach Justin Swedburg
Ord had 5 other wrestlers qualify for the Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament in Omaha. Colton Rowse finished in 3rd place for the Chanticleers at 106 pounds. Rowse, rated in the state himself, faced off against state rated Lane Schiers from Kearney Catholic. Rowse pinned the Kearney Catholic opponent at the 2:18 mark. 106 was another stacked weight class. 4 of the top 6 rated wrestlers in the state were at the district tournament in Valentine. At 170 pounds Gavin Trompke qualified for state and earned the 3rd place medal. In another bracket with multiple state ranked wrestlers, Trompke defeated Logan Coalson from Bridgeport. The final score in the match was 5-0. Kaden Boyce was a state qualifier for Ord, he finished in 4th place. Boyce was beaten in his final match by Quin Child from Gordon-Rushville. At 152 pounds Tanner Knight was another qualifier and 4th place finisher in an extremely tough weight class. Knight was defeated in his match by Joel Meyers from Broken Bow. In the heartbreak round, Tanner defeated a returning state qualifier from Bridgeport who was a match away from medaling at state. Knight won the match 10-8 in an exciting ultimate tie-breaker overtime match. Jacob Lech was the final state qualifier for the Chanticleers, he also was a 4th place finisher. Lech was defeated by Brady Dawson from Southern Valley by a score of 5-4. Early in the tournament, Lech lost a close match which made his road to state much more difficult. Jacob was able to win 3 matches in a row against tough competitors to qualify. “We qualified 5 of the 6 guys who wrestled in the heartbreak round. Each one of our guys gave everything that they had, they showed a ton of heart and pride”, said Coach Swedburg
Many other wrestlers scored points for the Chanticleers at districts. At 126 pounds Miguel Alvarado went 1-2. Jackson Ulrich was 2-2 and lost in the heartbreak round to qualify for the state tournament. Earlier in the tournament Ulrich upset returning state qualifier Cole Ulmer, from Broken Bow, by a 3-1 decision. In his final match, it truly was a heartbreaker in the heartbreak round. Ulrich lost 10-8 in sudden victory overtime to Trevor Peterson from Chase County. At 138 Skyler Key went 0-2. At 145 pounds Clayton Shoemaker was 2-2. In his final match Shoemaker injured his ankle and was unable to finish the match or the tournament due to injury. At 220 pounds and 285 pounds Scott Behnk and CJ Hoevet both were 0-2. “If it weren’t for the efforts of our guys as a team for each other, we wouldn’t have qualified for the state duals. We needed a full team effort and we were able to qualify by 2 and a half points”, said Swedburg
The Nebraska State Wrestling Tournament will begin at 4 PM for Class C on Thursday, February 16th and last until Saturday, February 18th with the state finals beginning at 3 PM. The finals will be broadcasted live on NET. Ord also qualified for the Nebraska State Dual Tournament for the first time in school history. The Chants will wrestle Valentine in the first match-up of the class C tournament. Ord is one of 8 teams from Class C to qualify for the tournament. The State Dual Tournament will begin at 10:30 AM for Classes B and C on Saturday, February 25th at the Health and Sports Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
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The Sports Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring those who have maintained the highest standards of competition and sportsmanship at Ord High School. This would include many outstanding athletes who have performed for Ord High School.
Sporting Activities build character and welcome all; short, tall, heavy, fast and slow. Sports welcome the physically strong and physically challenged; and are blind to color, race and social status.
Joining the Sports Hall of Fame will help encourage our athletic stars today, and bring alive our rich heritage. As a member you will help make this possible. You will also be invited to be a participant in the ceremonial presentation of the new inductees.
Six students from Ord High School Music Department auditioned and were accepted into the University of Nebraska-Kearney Honor Choir and Band Clinic and Concert. Accepted into the festival choir was Kathleen Deaver and Women’s Choir was Nia McClure. Festival Band accepted Rebecca Fischer on flute (2nd Chair), Richele Masin on trumpet (2nd Chair), Lily Farrens and Kora Severance on trombone.
The six Ord students traveled with their director Ms. Mindy Smith to Kearney on Monday, January 23 and participated in the day long clinic which culminated in a concert beginning at 5:30 in the UNK Health and Sports Center. Dr. Brian Alber, UNK host for the day, announced that over 700 students were on campus to play their instruments and sing. Congratulations to these fine Ord musicians.
Photos by Karen Fischer
L to R: Kora Severance, Lily Farrens, Rebecca Fischer, Richele Masin
L to R: Kathleen Deaver, Nia McClure
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