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March 30, 2017

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SYAA track club opens practice
The Superior Youth Athletic Association opens practice for the 2017 season, Monday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wildcat Community Track. Practice is every Monday. In the case of inclement weather, practice will be held in the high school.
The participants will compete at three meets. The Deshler meet is Saturday, April 22, at Deshler. The Superior meet is at the Wildcat Community Track, Saturday, May 6. The season closes out with the Hebron meet, at Hebron, Sunday, May 21.

RHHS power lifters open season
The Rock Hills High School boys and girls power lifting teams opened their season, Wednesday at the Northern Plains League Meet in Wilson. Results were unavailable at press time.
The boys team features threee returning members from last season's team. Drew Beam, Tycen Higer and Luke Broeckelman were part of the team which finished in second place at the league meet last season. They are joined by new team members Austin Eilert and Brady Jeffery.
The girls team rosters Baylie Dunstan, Kaylee Hadle, Bergen Mauerhan and Caitlyn May.
The team members will compete at the state meet being held at Claflin, Saturday, April 22.

RHJHS track team readies for season
The Rock Hills Junior High School boys and grils track and field teams opened their practice sessions Monday, Feb. 20. Head coach Brock McMillan enters his third season with the team. He is assisted this season by Katie Whelchel and Matt Hesting. There is no shortage of athletes as 34 students are on the roster. The team competes in the Pike Trail League.
The team has been working on their conditioning as well as individual field events. There will be an 'A' team, with 10 boys and six girls. The 'B' team will roster 12 boys and seven girls.
Eighth grade team members are Trystin Brown, Karigan Dunstan, Vanessa Frost, Jerrod Gillett, Ma son Higer, Jauclyn Lemke, Eve Meyers, Ashton Ost, Seth Pennell, Tanner Shipman, Caden Slate, Kenny Sterling and Kole Vince.
Seventh grade team members are Jacob Berry, Avery Brown, Eve Cleary, Conner Cosand, Rickie DeSpain, Alyssa Davis, Jensen Eilert, Daniel McDill, Roger Meier, Caitlynn Scarrow and Kit Wagner.
Sixth grade student athletes are Davin Cole, Danica Frost, Jeremiah Fry, Dayton Garst, Haley Garst, Selena Luong, Grant Meyers, Evan St.John, Aubree Whelchel and Lauren Whelchel.
The team opens their 2017 season, Wednesday, when they travel to Osborne to compete at the Lakeside Junior High Invitational.

SHS track meet at Fairbury canceled
The Superior High School track and field team suffered a setback when the Fairbury Invitational, at Fairbury, was canceled Saturday because of adverse weather conditions.
The team traveled to Kenesaw, Tuesday, with results unavailable at press time. The team visits Sandy Creek, Tuesday to compete, in the Sandy Creek Invitational.
The Superior Junior High School track team hosts the Superior Invitational, Saturday, at Superior's Wildcat Communtiy Track with field events beginning at 9:30 a.m. They enjoy a brief respite before traveling to Hebron, Tuesday, for the Thayer Central Invitational.

RHHS set to open track season
The 19 members of the 2017 Rock Hills High School Grizzlies boys and girls track and field teams began practice Monday, March 6, under the supervison of Brock McMillan, fourth-year head coach, and assistant coaches Gina Jeffery and Janice McMillan.
The team is a mix of potential and proven performers. The three returning state qualifiers, Brady Jeffery, Sarena Meyer and Emilee Whelchel, form the nucleaus of the team. The team features a mix of leadership and developing talent. Coach McMillan said "This is a very talented group who, in the past, have demonstrated a willingness to work hard and a desire to succeed."
Senior class team members are Drew Beam, Luke Broeckelman and Sarena Meier. Junior class representatives are Austin Eilert, Kaylee Hadle, Brady Jeffery, Bergen Mauerhan, Caitlyn May, Jacob Spiegel and Emilee Whelchel.
There are four sophomores, Zane Colson, Dereck Gillett, Derric Luong and Kobi Pennell, on the team.
Freshmen class team members are Kaylee Bozeman, Roland Cleary, Katie Reinert, Keegan Wagner and Rylee Whelchel.
The Grizzlies open the 2017 season at Beloit with the St. John's Invitational meet, Tuesday.

RHHS golf opens season Tuesday
The Rock Hills High School golf team open their sand green season, Tuesday, with a match at Smith Center. Tee time is set for 1 p.m.
The team features a new coach, Belinda Jeffery. The team is short on experience but long on enthusiasm. Jeffery set team goals of accurate ball striking which leads to fewer shots.
The team has one returning varsity player, Tycen Higer, a junior. Higer won the state sand greens tournament in his freshman year and he placed third last season. He is expected to provide the stabilty and leadership the young team needs.
Other junior team members are Mezvah Nobi, with a year of junior varsity experience. Jalee Ortman, who missed last season because of injury, has one year of junior varsity experience. Chase Slate has two years of junior varsity experience.
The sophomore class has Austin Beck with a a year of junior varsity experience. Shannon McDonald, also brings a season of junior varsity experience to the table. Jackson Chance is playing for his first season.
There are four freshmen team members: Josh Davis, Cheyanne Mohler, Sara Tafeda and Sam Underwood.
Jeffery is looking to field a full varsity team this season.

SHS golf team opened season with two matches
The Superior High School Wildcats took to the links for the first time this season, last Tuesday, when they competed in a triangular match at Geneva. The match was not on the original schedule. The Wildcats took third place with the team score of 210. The weather contributed brisk 15-25 mph. winds and a 50 degree temperature. Sutton was the match winner with a team score of 192 with Geneva second at 199 strokes. The top four individual scores are uses to calculate the team score. Team members played nine holes.
Ben Price was the low Wildcat golfer with his round of 47. This round was good for fourth place in the individual score column. Jacob Sunday shot a round of 49. Tyler Blackstone was in the clubhouse with a round of 60 while Eric Schiermeyer carded a 68.
The junior varsity team was led by Hunter Healey with a round of 45. Dylan Blackstone put a round of 54 on his score card. Damieon Cornell scored a round of 64. Zade Hansen finished with a round of 66 while Cam Ehlers closed out with a round of 69. The junior varsity team score was 299 strokes.
The team traveled to Sutton, Thursday for the Sutton triangular. The weather was a mild 72 degrees with gusty 20-30 mph winds. Superior improve their game by 20 strokes from the previous match. The Wildcats took second place with 190 strokes. Sutton won the match with the score of 181 while Sandy Creek occupied third place with the score of 204.
The Wildcats entertained the Lawrence-Nelson Raiders at the Superior Country Club course, Tuesday, with match results unavailable at press time.
Price again led the Wildcats with his round of 44, which earned him the second place award in the individual scoring. Cale Frahm shot a round of 47. Healey contributed a round of 49. T. Blackstone recorded a round of 50. Sunday closed out his round with a 54 on his card.
The team is on the course at the Superior Country Club, today (Thursday), for the Superior Invitational. Tee time is set for 9 a.m. The Wildcats are on the road, Tuesday, when they travel to Red Cloud. Tee time is 1 p.m.

Superior schools compete at state archery tourney
Student archers from Superior Elementary School, Junior and Senior High Schools visited Lincoln, Saturday, for the 2017 Nebraska state tournament of the National Archery in the Schools Program.
The elementary school team finished in second place in the seven team field with a score of 2,378, only 47 points behind the first place team.. The middle school team brought home fifth place in the 15 team field. The winning team score was 3114. The high school girls and boys members also competed but did not have enough archers to compile a team score.
For the elementary school boys field, Bayln Bargen, a fifth grader, was in second place in field of 75 archers, with a score of 242. Elliott Flavin, fifth grade, shot 216. John Franssen, fifth grade, was in 18th place with his score of 209. Fourth grader Lenden Worm tied for 21st place with his score of 196.
The elementary school girls were led by Rebecca Rand, fifth grade, who earned sixth place with her score of 232. Teegan Duncan tied for eighth place with the score of 223. Cayce Barry, fifth grade, took 13th place with the score of 207. Halle Bargen, fourth grade, was in 19th place, shooting 198.
The middle school girls team was led by Morgan Payton and her 15th place finish in the 160 archer field with her score of 258. Enya Young, seventh grade, was in 68th place with the score of of 230. Mikynzie Hansen, seventh gradem and Cassidy Benjamin, sixth grade, tied for 70th place with their scores of 225. Eighth grader Janison Morris was in the 74th slot with her score of 222.
The middle school boys field was 195 archers strong. Owen Perrie, sixth grade, nailed down sixth place with his score of 272. Todd Keifer, eighth grade, was in seventh place with his score of 270. Sixth grader Josh Davison was in the 40th slot with his score of 247. Dereck Kirchhoff, sixth grade, took 44th place with the score of 246. Jackson Kuhlmann was in 50th place with a score of 243. Luka Benjamin, seventh grade, was in 53rd place with his score of 242. Cooper Flavin, seventh grade finished in 87th place with his score of 223.
The high school girls field of 115 archers saw Katie Bower, a senior, take 15th place with the score of 254. Jillian Worm, a senior, took 79th place with 225 points. Lacey Langer, ninth grade, finished with a score of 214.
Brenden Jensen, freshman, was in 70th place with his score of 244. Zade Hansen, freshman, was in 71st place in the 123 boys archer field with his score of 243. Tate Rothchild, sophomore, claimed 86th place with the score of 231.
The team was coached by Rhonda Myers. Assistant coaches for the team were Jim and Jeannie Keifer and Jon Myers.