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The Ord golf team capped another stellar campaign with a fourth place finish at the state championship. The Chants shot a two-day total of 654. The Chants shot 329 on the first day of the meet to hold a slim third place. They then shot a 325 on the second day and Stanton overtook them by a couple strokes. Grand Island Central Catholic and Lincoln Christian finished first and second. It was the fourth consecutive top ten finish for the Chants, getting 8th, 5th, 2nd and 4th over the last four years.
Coach Mike Bechtold said the finish was bittersweet.
“We were really hoping to bring home a trophy again,” said Bechtold, “so while we are happy to be in the mix with the best teams in the state, we were disappointed not to bring home any hardware.”
Bechtold noted that the Chants and Class A state qualifier Grand Island High were the only teams to beat state champ GICC this year.
“Central Catholic has now won back to back titles and in that time we are 3-3 against them, so we feel we have competed at a really high level, especially since the only other team to beat them this year was a Class A school. We knew going in that we we would have to beat one of the top teams in the state regardless of class. We just didn’t fire on all cylinders.”
Brady Rogers once again medaled for the Chants at the state meet. Brady led all golfers after the first day, shooting a one over par 72. He stumbled a bit on the second day while fighting an illness, but hung on for a 12th place medal. Rogers earned medals in three of his four years as a Chant.
Colton Zulkoski finished one place away from a medal with a 16th place finish. He shot 82/79 for a 161. A controversial hole on the first day cost Zulkoski dearly as he got an 11 on a par 5. He ended up 6 over on that one hole while going only 13 over on all of the other 37 holes.
Tanner Bundy shot a 78, the sixth lowest score on day two, to shoot a 162 overall. He finished 18th, also just out of the medals.
Cy Trofholz rebounded from a tough 90 on his first day to shoot an 83 on the second day. It was Trofholz’ first state meet experience.
Ethan John also rebounded from a bad first day, improving from a 92 on the first day to an 85 on the second.
Coach Bechtold said each golfer had something to be proud of.
“Brady shot a wonderful score on the first day and was leading the tourney, Colton had a wonderful tourney except for one hole, Tanner showed he can be a top five golfer, Cy and Ethan both rebounded from disappointment to come through on the second day. Each guy had something to hang their hat on.”
Bechtold said he is proud of the accomplishments of the 3 seniors, John, Rogers and Zulkoski, as they were perennial state qualifiers and winners of tons of tournaments. He expects Bundy and Trofholz to become leaders of next year’s team, which he believes has the makings for another state tourney run.
“The three seniors left a lasting impression on Ord golf, hopefully that tradition can continue in the coming years.”
The Ord High School track teams finished their season with a quality showing at the Class C
state meet this past weekend in Omaha. In the team standings the girls wrapped up another good
season by finishing 8 th in the team standings with 28 points. Chase County won the meet with
53.5 points while Crofton was runner-up with 53 points. "Our girls had another solid state meet
with several girls bringing home a state meet medal", Coach Derry Trampe commented. "I
thought both our boys and girls performed as well as we have all season and I am very proud of
our kids. We had several marks that were either season best or personal best marks or close to
them and that is what you want this time of year. We had a couple of places where we were
hoping to do a little better but the effort from the kids was outstanding it was just that kids from
other schools performed better. Overall, it was a great meet for our kids." The boys scored 2
points in the meet and finished in a tie for 49 th place in the team standings. Bishop Neumann
won the meet with 70 points while Thayer Central and Aquinas Catholic tied for second with 55
points. Rounding out the top ten teams for the girls were: Lincoln Lutheran (44), Malcolm (32),
Stanton (32), Wilber-Clatonia (30), Mitchell (29), Bayard (27), and Arcadia-Loup City (23).
Rounding out the top ten teams for the boys were Nebraska Christian (36), Mitchell (35),
Ainsworth (32), Dundy County-Straton (21), Oakland-Craig (19), Battle Cree (19), and Hastings
St. Cecilia (18).
Kate Grint was the leading scorer for the girls as she finished third in both the discus and the
shot put. Grint recorded personal best efforts in both events as she tossed the shot put 42' 6.75"
to add over 1 foot to her previous best throw. In the discuss she added nearly 7 feet to her old
personal best by tossing the discus a school record 139' 0". Kate broke the old school record of
133' 2" set by Monica Ross in 1994. "Kate had a great state meet and really ended on a high
note", Coach Trampe said. "She saved her best for last and I am very proud of how she
competed. We will miss her next year because she has been a big part of our success the past
few seasons." The 4 X 800 relay team of Morgan Alexander, Zoe Ritz, Ali Smith, and Andrea
Carson recorded the highest place finish for the Chants as they finished second in the event. The
quartet combined to finish the race in a school record time of 9:48.10. Their time erased the old
record of 9:50.7 set in 1980 by Robin Upah, Glenda Wetzel, Diane Dworak, and Jean Dubas.
"That relay has been a solid relay for us all season and they ran a great race at the state meet",
Trampe said. "We had four girls on there that all ran about the same time and they pretty much
all ran one of their best times of the season and that got them the record. I thought they had a
chance at getting the record after the conference meet and they went out and got it and nearly
won the state title as well." The chants finished 1 second behind Crofton for the relay title.
Jordan Kuck finished 4 th in the 300-meter low hurdles in a season best time of 47.42 to add 5
points to the team total. "Jordan has been an outstanding athlete for us the past 4 years and I was
glad she was able to win a medal in a very fast race", Trampe noted. "She had a great race in the
prelims to make the finals and then ran an even better race to finish 4 th . The amazing thing to me
is that she was able to run the way she did with a slight strain of her groin muscle. She is just a
tough competitor for us." Scoring the final three points for the team with a sixth place finish was
the 4 X 400 relay team of Andrea Carson, Morgan Alexander, Ashley Carson, and Jordan Kuck.
The team combined to win the first section of the relay in 4:11.63 and when compared to the
second section they finished 6 th . "The time that this relay ran was right at their best time of the
year", the coach said. "I am very happy with that time when you consider all the races that
Jordan and Morgan ran on Saturday. The Carson girls ran really well on the relay and Jordan
was able to run down the leader in the race on the last leg which put us in contention for a
medal." Other results from the meet included Morgan Alexander tying for 16 th in the pole vault
with a vault of 9' 0", Zoe Ritz finishing 11 th in the 3200 in a time of 12:06.78, the 4 X 100 relay
team of Andrea Carson, Katelyn DeRiso, Grace Racek, and Jordan Kuck placing 13 th in a season-
best time of 52.18, Andrea Carson finishing 22 nd in the 400 in a time fo 64.41, Morgan Alexander
placing 10 th in the 1600 in a time of 5:34.39, and Grace Racek finishing 18 th in the 200 in 27.67.
Kaden Dawe scored the only points for the boys as he finished 7 th in the pole vault with a
personal best vault of 13' 0". That mark was a full foot higher than his previous best mark.
"Kaden really vaulted well at the state meet", Trampe said. "He was clean through 12' 6" and
then made 13' on his second attempt. He also had 3 good attempts at 13' 6". He can do a lot of
good things for us next year if he continues to improve like he did this year." Although the boys
did not have any other medal winners they still had several good performances from a squad that
did not qualify any seniors for the state meet. "We had a lot of young guys at the state meet and
all of them were first time qualifiers", Trampe noted. "It was a great experience for them and
should give them a lot of confidence heading into next season. Hopefully, we can build on this
season and become a very competitive team over the next few years." Additional field event
results from the meet included Clark Bredthauer finishing tied for 15 th in the high jump with a
jump of 5' 8" and Garrett Bundy finishing 22 nd in the long jump with a jump of 18' 1". On the
track the 4 X 100 relay team of Garrett Bundy, Ethan Thomsen, Reggie McKenney, and Trevin
Kruml finished 14 th in at time of 45.87. Individual running event results included Trevin Kruml
20 th in the 100-meter dash (11.97), Jordan Coufal 12 th in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles
(42.20), and Trevin Kruml 22 nd in the 200-meter dash (24.19).
Coach Trampe summed up the season with the following comments. "It was another
successful season for our girls track team", Coach Trampe stated. "We are really going to miss
Kate, Morgan, Jordan, and Katelyn because they have been a big part of our success during their
careers here in Ord. We have some talent coming back from this team and we will need to
develop some young athletes to put us in a position to be in the top ten again next year but the
way our kids are willing to work makes that a lot easier to accomplish. Our boys were young
with only 4 senior boys on our 40-man roster. However, our seniors were a big part of our team
and they will be missed but I am very excited about what our boys can do in the next few years.
If we can keep them all out for track and we continue to improve, we will be a very good team.
With the assistant coaches that we have I am confident we will get the best out of our kids and
we will continue to have successful programs. Coaches Streeter, Wells, Gates, and Boettcher are
very good at what they do and we would not have the type of teams we do without their help. I
am really grateful to work with good people like them."
The Chant golf team finished as district runner up and advances to state in Kearney next Tuesday.
The Ord High School track teams had a great district meet this past Thursday at the C-9
District Meet. With Burwell as the host for the meet, the Chants were able to bring home a
championship plaque in the girls division and a runner-up plaque in the boys. "We really had a
good meet all the way around", Coach Derry Trampe said. "Our girls were a dominating team
and our boys had their best showing of the season. I am very proud of the way our kids
performed. The hard work they put in this season really paid off for them in the end." The boys
scored 126 points to claim the runner up spot in the 8-team field. Ainsworth won the meet with
161 points. Burwell was a distant third with 60 points. Rounding out the team scoring were:
Elgin Public/Pope John (53), West Holt (48), Neligh-Oakdale (39), Clearwater/Orchard (23),
The girls won 10 events and scored in all 17 events on their way to scoring 168 points and
claiming the team championship. Clearwater/Orchard was a distant second with 105 points. "I
don't ever remember our team scoring in all events at a meet," Coach Trampe stated. "That is
what probably impressed me the most with our girls. It was really a complete team effort."
Rounding out the team scores were: West Holt (69), Elgin Public/Pope John (52), Ainsworth
(50), Burwell (42), Neligh-Oakdale (39), and Niobrara-Verdigre (2).
The top two individuals and the winning relay teams qualify for the state meet from district
competition. The Chanticleer girls had 9 girls qualify for the state meet in 11 different events.
Winning district championships were Kate Grint in the shot put (40' 1") and discus (128' 4"),
Morgan Alexander in the pole vault (10' 0") and 1600 (5:40.7), Grace Racek in the 200 (27.2),
Zoe Ritz in the 3200 (12:41.7), Jordan Kuck in the 300 LH (48.2), the 4 X 100 relay team of
Andrea Carson, Kately DeRiso, Grace Racek, and Jordan Kuck (52.5), the 4 X 400 relay team of
Andrea Carson, Morgan Alexander, Ashley Carson, and Jordan Kuck (4:15.5), and the 4 X 800
relay team of Morgan Alexander, Zoe Ritz, Ali Smith, and Andrea Carson (10:23.6). Finishing
second and qualifying for state in the 400 in a time of 63.3 was Andrea Carson. Third place
medals went to Grace Racek in the 100 (13.3), Ashley Carson in the 400 (66.0), Zoe Ritz in the
800 (2:30.4), Maddie Hagge in the discus 102' 2"), Jordan Kuck in the long jump (15' 4.5"), and
Cora Svoboda in the pole vault (9' 8"). Fourth place medals were earned by Ali Smith in the 800
(2:35.1) and pole vault (8' 6"), Cora Svoboda in the 300 LH (53.0), Maddie Hagge in the shot put
(30' 6"), and Danielle Bruha in the high jump (4' 10"). Delani Fahey brought home a fifth place
medal in the 800 (2:41.9) while Cora Svoboda finished fifth in the 100 HH in a new personal
best time of 17.7 seconds). Maddie Hagge rounded out the scoring for the Chants with a 6 th place
finish in the triple jump with a leap of 31' 0".
The Chanticleer boys won three events and finished second in four individual events to
qualify seven boys in seven events. Trevin Kruml and Kaden Dawe won individual titles in the
100-meter dash and the pole vault respectively. Kruml qualified for the finals in 11.5 seconds
and then won the finals race in a time of 11.7. Dawe won the pole vault with a jump of 11' 2".
After winning the vault, Dawe advanced the bar to 12' 6" and had three good attempts but did not
clear the height. The other gold medal went to the 4 X 100 relay team of Garrett Bundy, Ethan
Thomsen, Reggie McKenney, and Trevin Kruml. The quartet won the race in a time of 45.8.
Individuals that finish second also qualify for the state meet and included Trevin Kruml in the
200 in a personal best time of 23.9, Jordan Coufal in the 300 IH in a personal best time of 41.7,
Garrett Bundy in the long jump (19' 0"), and Clark Bredthauer in the high jump (5' 11"). The 4
X 400 relay team of Cade Svoboda, Ethan Thomsen, Reggie McKenney, and Jordan Coufal
finished second with a season best time of 3:36.7. The 4 X 800 relay team of Robbie Peterson,
Noah Jensen, Nate Wells, and Jesse Ulrich also finished second in a time of 8:42.7. Neither
team was able to advance to state on time. Third place medals were won by Cade Svoboda in the
400 in a personal best time of 54.4, Robbie Peterson in the 1600 (4:56.9), and Jordan Coufal in
the 110 HH in a personal best time of 16.9. Earning fourth place medals were Cade Svoboda in
the 200 with a personal best time of 24.5, Reggie McKenney in the 400 (55.5), Nate Wells in the
1600 (4:58.2) and Austin Knapp in the 110 HH with a personal best time of 17.2. Fifth place
finishes went to Ethan Thomsen in the 400 (55.5), Jesse Ulrich in the 800 (2:10.9), Ethan Jeffres
in the 3200 (11:24.8), Colin Koehlmoos in the 110 HH with a personal best time of 18.2, and
Austin Knapp in the 300 IH (44.4). Finishing sixth were Garrett Bundy in the 100 with a
personal best time of 11.8, Christapher White in the 3200 (11:51.3), Landon Rogers in the discus
with a personal best toss of 131' 0", and Jonathan Lawrence in the long jump (18' 1.5").
Additional Ord results are as follows (PB indicates a personal best performance): Girls:
100—Kelli DeRiso 14.2, Kathleen Deaver 18.1; 200—Danielle Bruha 30.6, Lakita Thomsen
31.7; 400—Lara Schmidt 68.8 (PB); 1600—Jessica Buckles 6:37.9, Rebecca Fischer 7:07.1; 100
HH—Cierra Vanosdall 19.1/18.6 (PB); 300 LH—Cierra Vanosdall 55.3 (PB); Shot Put—Kora
Severance 26' 1"; Discus—Lily Farrens 72' 0"; Long Jump—Tina Li 13' 10" (PB), Lydia Hill 13'
3" (PB); Triple jump—Jessica Buckles 30' 11.5" (PB), Delani Fahey 27' 8.5"; High jump—Susie
Vavra MOH 4' 4", Abby Hysell MOH 4' 4". Boys: 100—Jaden Reilly 12.3; 200—Gavin
Trompke 25.2/25.3 (PB); 800—Torben Thal 2:2:16.8, Kyler Peetz 2:21.6 (PB); 1600—Harrison
Benton 5:15.6; 3200—James Masin 11:54.2; 300IH—Colin Koehlmoos 48.8; Shot put—Landon
Rogers 40' 6", Garret Haggerty 39' 4", Barrett Boden 39' 8.5" (PB); Discus—Garret Haggerty
SCR 3 times; Hayden Grint 98' 6"; Long jump—Tim White 17' 3" (PB); Triple jump—Stirling
Tonniges 35' 3", Clayton Shoemaker 34' 1"; High Jump—Colin Koehlmoos MOH 5' 4", D. J.
Schatz MOH 5' 4"; Pole Vault—Nate Wells MOH 9' 6" Solomon Campise MOH 9' 0".
Colton Zulkoski fired a season-low one over par 73 and propelled the Chants to another championship at the Fullerton Invitational. The Chants shot a 315 to best Humphrey St. Francis by 7. Battle Creek shot a 325 for third.
Coach Mike Bechtold said the Chants had to step it up to get past the field on a perfect day.
“This meet included 5 or more teams that will head to state, so it was no cake walk,” Bechtold said, “It took a great effort from Zulk and the same consistency from everyone else to get this done.”
Ord’s team score was one of the top ten all time at the meet and Zulkoski’s score put him in the top ten all time as well.
“We weren’t too far from the record performance at this meet, a score of 302, which coincidentally is also held by the Ord team of 2006.”
Zulkoski’s effort was good enough for the second place medal at the meet. Trevor Kosch of St. Francis set the meet record with a 68.
“Colton has gotten into his groove and at just the right time.”
Tanner Bundy shot a season-low 77 to take 4th. Brady Rogers shot 82 for 14th. Ethan John shot 83 for 15th and Cy Trofholz shot 88 for the Chants.
“Bundy has really been improving throughout the year and is now finding out just how good he can be,” Bechtold said, “It seems to be coming together for him.”
Bechtold said the team continued a yearlong theme at the meet.
“We haven’t had all five guys play really well on the same day yet this year,” Bechtold said, “When you can do that and still win, it’s great, but I believe we need to put it all together if we want to finish the year the way we think we can.”
The Chants have only District golf and State remaining should they qualify.
Chants Win Dual with ALC
The Chant golf team won a dual with Arcadia/Loup City on the Ord Golf Course last Monday. The Chants shot a 161 to ALCs 198. The JV meet ended in an Ord victory as well with a score of 202-223.
Ethan John lead the Chants with a 37. He was followed by Cy Trofholz with a 39, Tanner Bundy with a 42, Caden Johnson with 43 and Brooks Bechtold with 46.
Grant Lewandowski was ALCs low score with a 43.
The JV team score consisted of Riley Massmans 48, Abby Maline’s 49, Ethan Ries 51, Shay Holm 54 and Zoe Dabney shot 79.
Coach Mike Bechtold said he was pleased with his team’s scores.
“Today was a little peek toward the future as we had some kids with less experience play and they stepped up with some dec
The Ord wrestling team will be holding a 2 day commuter wrestling camp to kick off the summer on . The clinicians will be UNK's Romero Cotton and Destin McCauley. Both wrestlers were Division 2 National Champions this past season. Cotton is a rare 3 time National Champion Wrestler. Cotton was a 4 time Kansas State Champion and McCauley was a 5 time Minnesota State Champion. Among other accolades, McCauley also owns a win over Hunter Stieber of Ohio State. The camp will be held in the new gym for grades K-12. The cost is only $35. If you would like a shirt, they are an extra $15 and Coach Swedburg needs t-shirt sizes and camp registrations by . Walk-ins are welcome but you will not be able to receive a t-shirt. This is a great opportunity to learn from some of the best wrestlers in not only Nebraska but also the Nation. The camp flyer is attached to this event summary.
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