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    Golfers Win Central City Scramble

    4th At O’Neill

    The Ord golf team used teamwork at the Central City Scramble to come out on top.  The Jerry Rainforth Invite has a unique format, in that teams of 3 compete in a scramble format.  The Chants excelled in the format, winning each of two divisions.

    In division 1, Tanner Bundy, Caden Johnson and Cy Trofholz shot a 60 to beat Wood River by 2 and Columbus Lakeview by six.  The senior Chant trio gave a great effort in their chase to beat the meet record (57) which was set by last year’s Chant team.

    In division 2, Brooks Bechtold, Riley Massman and Ethan Ries shot a very nice 67 to finish and 1st in the division.  They beat Grand Island Northwest by 3 and Lakeview by 5.

    Shay Holm, Cooper Sheets and Maddie Griffith played in the JV division and shot a 93.

    Teams at the meet were Aurora, Central City, Lakeview, Fullerton, Northwest, St. Paul, Riverside and Wood River.

    On Thursday, the Chants traveled to the O’Neill Invite.  The Chants shot a 350 to finish 4th behind O’Neill, West Holt and Hartington C.C. 

    Coach Mike Bechtold said it just wasn’t their best day.

    “This team has a lot of potential right now,” Bechtold said, “We just aren’t putting it together on the same day yet.”

    Three Chants medaled in the meet with Tanner Bundy getting 5th with an 81, Brooks Bechtold 10th with an 87 and Caden Johnson getting 15th with an 89.

    “Tanner had a bad back nine or he would have been fighting for the title, Caden had a shaky front nine then came back, Cy Trofholz had a great front then stumbled a bit on the back,” Bechtold said.

    Bechtold said he was pleased with Brooks, his son’s play on the day.  “Brooks has grown quite a bit as a golfer over the first few weeks of the season and hopefully he can continue his climb.”

    Trofholz shot a 94 on the day and Riley Massman a 93.



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  • Boys Finish 2nd and Girls 3rd at West Holt Invite

    The Ord High School track teams continued to show improvement again this week at the West Holt Invitational. Both teams recorded their highest finishes of the seasons as the boys claimed the runner-up spot in the field of nine teams and the girls finished third. "I thought our kids performed really well in this meet", Coach Derry Trampe commented. "We had a lot of solid performances and got great effort from all of our kids. We are doing exactly what we need to be doing to be competitive in our meets at the end of the season." O'Neill won the boys title with 159 points while the Chants were a distant second with 79.5 points. Ainsworth was third with 56 points. Rounding out the field were: Sandhills-Thedford (50), West Holt (44.5), Stuart (41), North Central (34), Burwell (34), and Valentine (29). In a tight team race for the girls' title, North Central won the meet with 89 points while Sandhills-Thedford was right behind them with 85 points. The Chants were a close third with 78.5 points. Rounding out the team scoring were: Burwell (66.5), O'Neill (64), Stuart (62), West Holt (37), Ainsworth (24), and Valentine (1).
    Once again Zoe Ritz led the girls' team by capturing titles in both the 1600 and 3200-meter runs. Ritz was also part of the winning 4 X 800 relay team. "Zoe is really having a solid season", Trampe said. "She put in a lot of work over the winter and continnes to work hard dnring the season. Her hard work has really paid off for her as she just keeps getting better every week." Ritz won the 1600 in 5:44.01 and the 3200 in 12:19.27. She teamed up with Andrea Carson, Ashley Carson, and Ali Smith to win the relay in a season best time of 10: 15.63.
    "Andrea, Ashley, a11d Ali are also having great seasons for us as well", Trampe stated. "They are an important part of our relays and they score well for us in individual events. I also feel like Kailey and Danielle Bruha along with Cora Svoboda have really helped with our success." Second place medals were won by Ali Smith in the 800 (2:29.77), Kailey Bruha in the long jump Carson, Ashley Carson, and Ali Smith to win the relay in a season best time of 10: 15.63.

    "Andrea, Ashley, a11d Ali are also having great seasons for us as well", Trampe stated. "They are an important part of our relays and they score well for us in individual events. I also feel like Kailey and Danielle Bruha along with Cora Svoboda have really helped with our success." Second place medals were won by Ali Smith in the 800 (2:29.77), Kailey Bruha in the long jump Smith (4:21.61), the Freshman 4 X 100 relay team of Kaylee Klanecky, Morgan Ritz, Reilly Peetz, and Maddie Bengston (58.56), and the weightperson 4 X 100 relay team of Cailin Benda, Sidney DeBoer, Lily Farrens, and Lakita Thomsen (60.99). Fourth place medals went to Andrea Carson in the 400 (65.07), Morgan Ritz in the 3200 (13:41.36), Danielle Bruha in the high jump (4' 10"), Cora Svoboda in the pole vault (9' O"), and the 4 X 100 relay team of Andrea Carson, Danielle Bruha, Cora Svoboda, and Ashley Carson (55.08). Kailey Bruha added fifth place finishes in the 200 (28.85/29.04) and the pole vault (7' 6") and Cora Svoboda rounded out the team scoring by finishing sixth in the 400 (67.23) and the 300 LH (53.35).
    Gold medal winners for the boys included Clark Bredthauer in the high jump (5' 10"), Kaden Dawe in the pole vault (12' O"), and the 4 X 100 relay team of J aden Reilly, Ethan Thomsen, Kaden Dawe, and Jordan Coufal (46.36). "Kaden and Clark are both having really good seasons this year", Trampe noted. "They have been pretty consistent and scored a lot of points for the team. Jordan Coufal is also having a great year as part of our relays and in the hurdle events. Ethan Thomsen has also come up big for us on our relays this season. We also have some quality in the distance events with guys like Nate Wells and Colton Rowse and in the throws with Landon Rogers. This gives us a pretty balanced team that is capable of scoring a lot of points in a meet." Bringing home silver medals from the meet were Nate Wells in the 1600 (4:52.44), Jordan Coufal in the 300 IH ( 41.21), and the 4 x 400 relay team of Austin Knapp, Reggie McKenney, Ethan Thomsen, and Jordan Coufal (3:37.38). Third place medals went to Colton Rowse in the 3200 (11 :04.22), Landon Rogers in the discus (136' 1 O"), and the freshman 4 X I 00 relay team of Mitchell Knapp, Scott Behnk, Brett Hinrichs, and Reese Davenport
    (52.82). The 4 X 800 relay team of Nate Wells, Colton Rowse, Riley Warner, and Noah Jensen finished fourth in a season best time of 8:57.31. Fifth place medals were won by Kaden Dawe in the 200 (24.40/24.35), Jordan Coufal in the 110 HH (17.79/17.25), and Austin Knapp in the 300 IH (43.82). Finishing sixth and earning medals were Reggie McKenney in the 400 (55.80), Ethan Jeffres in the 3200 (11 :32.65), Harrison Benton in the long jump (18' 3.5"), and the 4 X I 00 weight relay team of Ethan Gabriel, Barrett Boden, Zach Flessner, and Landon Rogers
    Additional Ord results: Girls: 100 meter-Cierra Vanosdall (14.95), Kaylee Klanceky
    (14.97), Lakita Thomsen (15.14); 200 meter-Danielle Brnha (29.72/29.66), Susie Vavra
    (30.98); 400 meter-Kaylee Klm1ecky (71.11); 800 meter-Ashley Carson (2:36.30), Maddie Bengston (2:56.58); 1600-Lydia Hill (6:14.01), Jessica Buckles (6:51.96); 100 meter HH­Cierra Vanosdall (19.53); 300 meter LR-Cierra Vanosdall (54.96); Shot put-Lily Farrens (27' 4.5"), Cailin Benda (25' 8"), Sidney DeBoer (24' 5.5''); Discus-Lily Farrens (90' 2"), Maddie Bengston (70' 4"), Lakita Thomsen (78' 8"); High Jump-Susie Vavra (4' 2") Reilly Peetz (4' 2"); Long jump-Cierra Vanosdall (13' O"), Lydia Hill (12' 9"); Triple jump-Jessica Buckles (29' 4"), Reilly Peetz (27' 2"), Lydia Hill (27' 7.5"). Boys: 100 meter-Jaden Reilly (12.44), Stirling Tonniges (13.09), Johnny Lawrence (13.18); 200 meter-Jaden Reilly (24.66/25.04), Stirling Tonniges (26.07); 400 meter-Noah Jensen (56.42), Tim White (59.05); 800-Tyson Skinner (2:19.05), Riley Warner (2:19.14), Skyler Key (2:38.63); 1600 meter-Blake Moderow (5:54.23), Kyler Peetz (5:57.37); 3200-Christapher White (11 :58.42); 110 meter HR-Austin Knapp (18.13), Mitchell Knapp (19.46); 300 meter IR-Harrison Benton (44.96); High Jump­Tyson Skinner (4' 10"), Scott Behnk (4' 8"); Pole Vault-Clayton Shoemaker (8' 6"); Long jlUnp=Ethan Thomsen (18' 3.5"), Solomon Cmnpise (1 T 1.5''); Triple Jump-Harrison Benton (37' 6.5"), Trevor Vancura (35' 0.5''), Solomon Campise (33' 0.75"); Shot put-Landon Rogers (42' 2"), Ethan Gabriel (42' 6.25"), Barrett Boden (39' 05"); Discus-Hayden Grint (114' 11"), Smn Lech (108'

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  • District Music Contest

    On Friday, April 21st Ord High School Music Department participated in District Music Contest.  The contest this year was hosted by Burwell Public Schools under the very capable directorship of music teacher Pam Helgoth.  Eighty-four Ord high school students were in attendance and competed in 22 entries.  Seventeen area schools were in attendance.

    Ms. Mindy Smith, Ord High School Band and Choir director is proud to report stellar ratings and comments, “I was very pleased with how our students prepared and performed for this competition!” She also directs the 18th Street Singers, Ord’s Show Choir.   Mrs. Karen Wieskamp, was the accompanist for the Ord vocal groups.  

    Large groups are adjudicated by three judges and those scores are combined for the final rating.  Both Concert Band and Show Choir received Superior ratings (1’s) from each judge and therefore received a plaque to be displayed. Ord Singers (Concert Choir) received from the judges 2 Superiors and 1 excellent, which averaged out to a Superior Rating.  So all three large groups garnered Superior ratings.  

    Small musical ensembles and soloists also fared very well.  Competing and receiving Superiors: on piano: Lily Farrens and Richele Masin, Baritone Horn: Delani Fahey and Reilly Peetz, Trumpet: Richele Masin,  Flute: Rebecca Fischer, Snare Drum: Kyler Peetz, Trumpet Trio (Asha Scheideler, Zach Flessner, Richele Masin) Vocal Solos: Rebecca Fischer, Richele Masin, Nia McClure, Kyler Peetz, Kora Severance, Britan Blair, and Maddie Winchell. Also, receiving excellent ratings were:  Tuba: Hayden Grint, Trumpet: Asha Scheideler, Voice: Kathleen Deaver, Mixed Octet: Kyler Peetz, Christapher White, Zach Flessner, Jonny Koch, Rebecca Fischer, Shay Holm, Delani Fahey, and Lily Farrens.

    Please come support these fine musicians at the annual Awards Concert in the Vintage Gym on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m.

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  • Boys 1st, Girls 4th at Ord 9-10 Track Meet

    The Ord 9-10 grade track teams hosted their own invitational on Monday, April IO and continued to show improvement in all events. "Our kids had a pretty good day considering the cold temperature and winds", Coach Derry Trampe said. "I was happy with the way we perfonned overall and with the progress our younger kids have made this season." The boys scored 115 points to finish well ahead of runner-up Ravenna (92). St. Paul finished third with 81 points. Rounding out the team scoring were: Centura (64), Grand Island CC (54), Boone Central/Newman Grove (54), Central City (53), and Arcadia-Loup City (9).
    The girls finished fourth in a close team race for second. Centura won the meet easily with 105 points. Arcadia-Loup City finished second with 79 points with Boone Central/Newman Grove (78), Ord (73.5), and St. Paul (73) close behind. Rounding out the tean1 scoring were: Ravem1a (58), Grand Island CC (32), and Central City (20.5).
    Lydia Hill won the only gold medal for the girls as she out dueled her teammate, Morgan Ritz, to the 1600-meter nm title. Hill won the event with a time of 6: 14.5. Ritz finished second in a time of6:14.6. Morgan also added a second place finish in the 3200 (13:52.6). Kailey Bruha added two more silver medals to the team total as she finished second in the pole vault (7' O") and the 200 (28. 7). Third place medals were won by Reilly Peetz in the triple jump (27' 7.25") and the 4 X 400 relay team of Lydia Hill, Kaylee Klanecky, Madde Bengston, and Kailey Bruha (4:42.8). Fourth place points were scored by Cierra Vanosdall in the I 00 HH (19.0) and 300 LH (57.9), Lydia Hill in the 800 (2:50.7), and the 4 X 100 relay team of Cierra Vanosdall, Lydia Hill, Maddie Bengston, and Kaylee Klanecky (60.8). Lakita Thomsen finished fifth in the triple jump with a jump of25' 5". Sixth place points were earned by Kora Severance in the discus
    (82' O") and Reilly Peetz in the highjump (4' O").

    Gold medals for the boys were won by Ethan Gabriel in the shot put ( 41' 8.5''), Ethan Jeffres in the 3200 (11 :45.8), a11d the 4 X 400 relay team of Jaden Reilly, Riley Wmner, Tyson Skinner, and Ethan Gabriel (3:57.3). Second place medals went to Ethan Gabriel in the 400 (59.2), Riley Warner in the 800 (2:27.0), Colton Rowse in the 1600
    (5:09.9), Jaden Reilly in the 200 (24.4), and the 4 X 800 relay team of Colton Rowse, Reese Davenport, Solomon Campise, and Riley Warner (9:36.4). Third place medals were earned by Tyson Skinner in the highjlID1p (4' 10") and 800 (2:27.3), Trevor Vancura in the triple jump (35' 2"), Mitchell Knapp in the 110 HH (18.9), Jaden Reilly in the 100 (12.1), and Ethan Jeffres in the 1600 (5:11.2). Fourth place points were earned by Mitchell Knapp in the 300 IH ( 49.2). Tyson Skinner added a fifth place finish in the 400 with a time of 60.5. Sixth place points were emned by Hayden Grint in the discus
    (113' O"), Solomon Campise in the long jump (16' 7.75"), and blake Moderow in the 3200 (13:06.5).
    Other results from the meet are as follows: Girls: JOO-Cierra Vanosdall (14.7), Kaylee Klanecky (15.0), Kora Severance (15.5); 200--Lakita Thomsen (33.9); 400-Kaylee Klanecky (73 .9), Maddie Bengston (76.1 ); 800-Rebecca Fischer (3 :32. 7); Shot Put-Kora Severance (25' 2.25"), Lakita Thomsen (24' 4"), Reilly Peetz (25' 9"), Sidney DeBoer (23' 5.5''); Discus-Lakita Thomsen (77' O"), Maddie Bengston (73' 9"), Sidney DeBoer (67' 10"); Long jump-Kailey Bruah (13' 1.25"). Boys: JOO-Brett Hinrichs
    (14.7), Scott Behnk (132.); 200-Brett Hinrichs (28.7), Scott Behnlc (27.4); 400-Scott Behnk (66.9), Solomon Campise (61.7); 800-Reese Davenport (2:41.6), Trevor Vancura (2:38.6); 1600-Blake Moderow (5:42.5); 4 X 100 relay-Trevor Vancura, Brett
    Hinrichs, Reese Davenport, Mitchell Knapp (53.3); Shot Put-Hayden Grin! (33' 9"),
    Sam Lech (32' 6"), Jesus Loya (29' 6.25"); Discus-Ethan Gabriel (95 9"), Sam Lech
    (90' 3"), Jesus Loya (75' 9"); Long Jump-Trevor Vancura (15' 5"), Riley Varner (16'
    3.5"), Reese Davenport (14' 10.25"); Triple Jump-Solomon Campise (32' 3.5"); High Jump-Scott Behnk MOH 4' 8", Mitchell Knapp MOH 4' 6".

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    Ord Speech O.I.D. Team Earns 4th Place At State

    After a long season, the Chanticleers speech season came to an end at UNK on Thursday, March 23. Classes A, B, and C1 all held their state tournament in Kearney on campus during UNK’s Spring Break. There were eighteen qualifiers in each of the nine categories at districts. Ord qualified nine different entries with eleven total students at districts. In the end, only the Oral Interpretation of Drama team “Rapunzel Uncut” of Lily Farrens (12), Taylor Williams (12), Kyler Peetz (11), Jonny Koch (11), and Kora Severance (10) made it into finals, where the top 6 of each event compete after two prelim rounds. They ended the day with 4th place medals finishing behind David City, Malcolm, and Bishop Neumann. Ord ended up 11th as a team out of 34 participating schools. Here are the Ord Chants final results:

    • Esmeralda Vera – Superior Rating in Poetry and Serious Prose

    • Maddie Winchell – Excellent Rating in Extemporaneous

    • Lily Farrens – Superior Rating in Entertainment

    • Zoe Dabney – Superior Rating in Informative

    • Shelby Kittle – Superior Rating in Informative

    • Tracy Wamsley – Superior Rating in Persuasive

    • Lauren Collins – Superior Rating in Humorous Prose

    • Rapunzel Uncut – Superior Rating and 4th place in O.I.D.

    “As a coach, I am extremely proud and happy for how our students performed at state” said Coach Ben Lansman. “We knew from the beginning of our season, that our goal was to get as many people onto that podium at state as possible. Though we didn’t end up with as many into finals as we had hoped, we are so proud of our students. They each logged hundreds of hours practicing and competing this season. We as coaches understand how hard it is to get onto that podium in Class C1, and know how much it hurts when their season comes to an end. It may seem sad for them, but it is also wonderful to realize that they are one of the 18 best individuals in Class C1. We definitely will not hang our heads about what we’ve accomplished this season.” Ord ended up with more state qualifiers than they’ve had over the past 10-15 years, and are in prime position to have an excellent season next year. “We will miss our seniors next year and I want to thank them for their time and dedication to our program. Some of them have poured their life into this activity over the past 3-4 years and I am extremely proud of their accomplishments and leadership. But I am truly excited for next year. We will have a large senior class that now has seasoned veterans with state experience, and a large group of younger talent to support them. Both Mrs. Trampe and I would like to congratulate our entire team on a fun and excellent year! It is a long season that takes so much time and effort, and even in the end you still need a little luck! I also want to thank Ashley Trampe, Crystal Ramm, and Timbre O’Neel for their service and dedication to the program this year. Without their time and sacrifice, we wouldn’t have been able to have the year we did.” The Ord Speech team will hold its awards banquet in April and will announce their scholarship and individual award winners at that time. The team would like to thank the fans and community for their support throughout the year; it is our support system that keeps us going strong!

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    Junior High Wins Quiz Bowl

    The Ord Jr. High Academic Bowl Team earned 1st place at the Lou-Platte Conference Quiz Bowl tournament on March 22 in Gibbon.  After losing the first round, the team battled their way back to win the next 4 rounds and face undefeated Loup City.  The Chanticleers would go on to win the championship by beating Loup City in two straight matches.  Congratulations to the team for a great comeback and championship!

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    Science Olympiad Competition

    The Ord Jr. Sr. High Science Olympiad Team traveled to Kearney on March 21 to compete in the Regional Science Olympiad held at UNK.  The Jr. High did well earning 4th place as a team.  Cooper Sheets and Aaron White placed 1st in the event Crime Busters, while Vickie Ference and Allison Moudry placed 1st in Write It Do It.  Individuals who placed 2nd were Will Grint and Grady Sheets in Mission Possible, while Jacob Brown and Meo Mill placed 2nd in Wright Stuff.
    The High School division tied for 3rd with three other schools.  Stephanie Vavra placed 2nd in Electric Vehicle while Lydia Hill, Ethan Ries, and Cora Svoboda placed 1st in Experimental Design.
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