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    Chants 8th At State

    The Chant golf team finished 8th at the Nebraska Class C State Golf Championships, shooting a 356 on day one and a 343 on day two.  Lincoln Lutheran won the meet with Kimball finishing second.

    Day one at Meadowlark Hills in Kearney was a battle against the weather, as high winds, rain and cold ruled the day.

    Day one scores for Ord were Cy Trofholz with an 81, Caden Johnson with a 90, Tanner Bundy at 92, Riley Massman at 93 and Brooks Bechtold at 105.

    Coach Mike Bechtold said the weather hurt the Chants a little but mostly, some other teams just stepped up.

    “The teams ahead of us played very well for the conditions, some of the scores are outstanding for those conditions.”

    “Cy put himself in great position on the first day and had himself in medal contention at 14th,” Bechtold said, “He played very well.”

    “I was disappointed for Tanner, as he didn’t have the day he expected,” Bechtold said, “He is a top ten golfer in my mind and just missed his chance to prove it.”

    Bechtold was also pleased with Massman and Johnson.

    “Those two grinded out pretty decent scores for the weather and the difficulty of the course.”

    Day two brought sunnier weather and the Chants used it to improve the team score by 13 strokes.

    Day two scores for Ord were Tanner Bundy at 79, Cy Trofholz 86, Caden Johnson and Riley Massman 89 and Brooks Bechtold 112.

    “Tanner tied for 10th on day two so he had a good comeback.  Cy slid a little and dropped out of medal contention, but gave it a good run.”

    Bechtold said Riley Massman may have been the story of the day for the Chants.

    “Riley played some great golf for us, he was hitting the ball extremely well and cruising around the course until his last hole when he ran into a great big mess,” Bechtold said, “His goal has been to get into the 80s and his best up to this point had been 89.  The 9 on the last hole left him exactly at 89, missing his goal by one stroke. Besides that, he played outstandingly.”

    Bechtold said Brooks Bechtold won the sportsmanship award for the team.

    “Brooks swing left him and with the weather and the difficult course, things were extremely tough for him,” Bechtold said, “but several fans commented on how well he chose to handle his frustrations.  I’m proud of that for him.”

    Bechtold said this group of five seniors did what very few other Ord golfers have done.  They were on a team that went to state all four years.  Only the three seniors (Zulkoski, John and Rogers) from last years team can say that as well.

    “I really enjoyed coaching these guys and am very happy for them that their final year ended at state.  They deserved it.”

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    Coufal Earns Medal at State Track Meet

    Jordan Coufal led the way for the Chanticleers at the state track and field meet this past weekend in Omaha. In less than ideal conditions the senior was able to bring home his first ever state medal by finishing 7th in the 300-meter intennediate hurdles. Jordan qualified for the finals with a time of 41. 70 and then recorded a time of 41.5 in the finals for his medal. "I am really happy for Jordan", Coach Trampe said. "He has worked very hard the past four seasons to get to this point and it is nice to see him rewarded for his work. Coach Gates has done an excellent job with our hurdlers over the past few seasons and Jordan is a product of that type of work. Any time you can earn a medal at the state meet, you have to be pleased." The two points earned by Coufal for his finish put the Chants in a tie for 3 6th place in the field of 60 teams.
    Also competing for the boys at the state meet were Kaden Dawe and Nate Wells. Dawe cleared 12' 6" in the pole vault and tied for 1 oth place. Wells finished the 1600-meter nm in z4th place with a time of 4:47.7. "Neither Nate nor Kaden recorded a personal best performance at the meet but both of them had their second best performances of the season and when you consider the conditions they competed in, those were great efforts", Coach Trampe stated. "I am really pleased and proud of the way these two guys competed at the state meet and all season."
    Danielle Bruha and Zoe Ritz competed in the state meet for the girls' team and both competed well in the adverse conditions. "The conditions were really tough for everybody to compete in so the times and distances were down from what the kids usually record", Trampe said. "I thought all of our kids really competed as well as they could have and that is all you cm1 ask for as a coach. I am really proud to be the coach of these kids." Bruha cleared 4' 10" in the high jump which put her in a 5-way tie for 14th place. Her final two attempts at 5' O" were good attempts but she just grazed the bar on the way down m1d knocked it off. Ritz recorded a time of 12:09.095 in the 3200-meter run which was good enough for 14th place. Zoe ran most of the race in 1 oth or 11th place and just could not get around the last couple of girls to get in the medals. Her time was less than 12 seconds out of the medals.
    The top ten teams in the Class B girls race were: Aurora (57), Holdrege (49), Waverly (47), Elkhorn (37), Northwest (35), Gretna (33), Syracuse (31), Gering (30), Plattsmouth (26), and York (25). The top ten teams in the Class B boys race were: Ogallala (58), Wahoo (36), Beatrice (34), Columbus Scoll.1s (32.5), Elkhorn (32), McCook (31), Blair (30), York (28), Sidney (26), Bishop Neumann (25).

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    Golfers Qualify For State

    The Ord golf team had it’s work cut out for it at the district golf meet.  Facing 2-time defending state champ GICC on it’s home course, squaring off against one of the toughest district fields in the state and needing to beat a Kearney Catholic team that had beat them twice.

    The Chants responded in fine fashion, shooting a stellar 160 on the front nine to put themselves in great position and finishing strong to garner a third place finish and a trip to the state championships.  Ord shot a 326, its best score of the season, and got edged by Centura for district runner-up by one stroke.  GICC won with a 306.

    Coach Mike Bechtold was impressed with his team’s performance.

    “We knew at the beginning that it would be a year of growth, that we had to improve quite a bit over the course of the year to meet our goals and right here at the end, these guys have grown leaps and bounds and have really put it all together,” Bechtold said.

    Bechtold noted that two weeks earlier at the conference meet, the Chants shot a 360 on the same course.

    Ord was lead by Cy Trofholz, who medaled 4th and shot a 76.  Tanner Bundy also medaled (7th) shooting a 77.  Caden Johnson shot an 84 and Brooks Bechtold and Riley Massman both shot 89.

    Bechtold had thoughts on each player.

    “Cy has really turned it on here at the end after some midseason struggles,” Bechtold said, “He has a great mentality and that has proved to be a catalyst for him and the team.”

    “Tanner has played very well all season, always at the top of the leader board and he came up big again today.”

    “Caden has become very consistent and you can count on him to be low 80s, I think he could pop a real low score at any moment, though.”

    “Brooks was our hero on the front nine, shooting a 40.  That gave us a lot of confidence for the back nine.  He struggled a bit on the back but fought through some swing difficulties with mental toughness.”

    “Riley shot his first score in the 80s in his career.  What a time to do it?  He has really come around and we are feeling a bit more secure in our 4th score because of him.”

    Bechtold said the Chants are confident going into the state meet based on recent performances and some experience.

    “We are just playing so much better right now than at any point in the season,” Bechtold said, “It feels like we could really do some damage at state.”

    The Chants have qualified for the state tournament 5 years in a row.

    “These guys have either played or watched at state and know what it’s about.”

    Indianhead Golf Course
    May 16, 2017

    Individual Qualifiers:

    1. Gavin Fox (11), Grand Island Central Catholic, 68

    2. Jacob Kuehn (12), Minden, 75

    3. Curtis Baack (12), Kearney Catholic, 75

    4. Cyril Trofholz (12), Ord, 76

    5. Jack Thompson (12), Hastings St. Cecilia, 76

    6. Hunter Deines (11), Centura, 76

    7. Tanner Bundy (12), Ord, 77

    8. Collin Toner (12), Grand Island Central Catholic, 78

    9. Eli Fox (9), Grand Island Central Catholic, 80

    10. Carson Hamik (11), Grand Island Central Catholic, 80


    Qualifying Teams:

    Grand Island Central Catholic, 306

    Coach: Craig Rupp

    Gavin Fox (11), 68
    Collin Toner (12), 78
    Carson Hamik (11), 80
    Eli Fox (9), 80
    Jayden Palik (10), 87


    Centura, 325

    Coach: Larry Baker

    Hunter Deines (11), 76
    Jackson Noakes (12), 81
    Evan Meyer (12), 83
    Benjamin Noakes (9), 85
    Spencer Meyer (9), 101


    Ord, 326

    Coach: Mike Bechtold

    Cyril Trofholz (12), 76
    Tanner Bundy (12), 77
    Caden Johnson (12), 84
    Brooks Bechtold (12), 89
    Riley Massman (12), 89


    Individual Qualifiers:


    Coach: Steve Exstrom

    Jacob Kuehn (12), 75


    Kearney Catholic

    Coach: Rick Petri

    Curtis Baack (12), 75


    Hastings St. Cecilia

    Coach: Randy Ahrens

    Jack Thompson (12), 76


    Final Team Scores:

    Grand Island Central Catholic, 306

    Centura, 325

    Ord, 326

    Kearney Catholic, 333

    Hastings St. Cecilia, 337

    Wood River, 347

    Superior, 348

    Minden, 357

    Broken Bow, 358

    Ravenna, 360

    Amherst, 374

    Arcadia/Loup City, 405

    Doniphan-Trumbull, 411

    Gibbon, 418

    St. Paul, 474

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    Chants Qualify Five for State Track Meet

    The Ord High School track teams turned in some of their best perfonnances of the season at
    the B-5 district track meet last Thursday in Broken Bow. In a loaded field of teams, the Chants
    were able to qualify five athletes for the state meet this weekend in Omaha. "As always this is a
    very tough district", Coach Derry Trampe stated. "Our kids competed as well as they have all
    season and we had several season best and personal best performances but getting to the state
    meet through this district is always tough. I am really proud of the way our kids competed and
    the improvement they have made this season." In the team races the girls finished 8th in the 10-
    team field while the boys finished 9th. Northwest won the girls' meet with 112 points while
    Aurora was a close second :with ll O points. Rsiu_sing out J:he team_Scoring were:_H_o-l-dreg=e-(9,<--,_,l)=·-----­Kearney Catholic (55), Adams Central (50), Lexington (49), Hastings (27), Ord (17), Minden
    (9), and Broken Bow (7). The boys' team title went to Minden with 103 points and Northwest
    was a distant second with 73 points. Rounding out the team scoring were: Holdrege (68),
    Broken Bow (58), Hastings (53), Aurora (51), Adams Central (40), Lexington (39), Ord (32),
    and Kearney Catholic (9).
    Earning their trip to the state meet were Danielle Burha and Zoe Ritz for the girls. Bruha
    qualified for the state meet by winning the high jump in a personal best height of 5' l" and Ritz
    qualified in the 3200 as an additional qualifier based on her time. Zoe finished the 3200 in a
    time of 12:14.31. "Danielle had a great day in the high jump", Trampe said. "She made a clutch
    jump on her third attempt at 4' 11" to stay alive m1d then cleared 5' l" on her first attempt to win
    the event. Zoe ran a great race and I thought she might get the automatic spot by finishing yct

    but she got passed in the last 150 meters of the race but her time easily qualified her for the state meet." Jordan Coufal, Kaden Dawe, and Nate Wells will be making the trip to the state meet for the boys. Coufal finished second in the 300 IH in a personal best time of 41.11, Dawe also set a personal best in the pole vault by going 13' 4" to finish 3r·d, and Wells also recorded a personal best time of 4:43.63 to finish 3rd in the 1600. "All of those guys had outstanding performances at the district meet", Trmnpe noted. "They all recorded a personal best to earn their trips to Omaha and I could not be more proud of how hard they competed. Hopefully, they will find a little more this weekend."
    Medal winners in the meet that did not qualify for the state meet included Grace Racek in the 200, the 4 X 400 relay tem11, m1d the 4 X 800 relay team for the girls. Racek who was running in her first meet back since the start of the season placed 6th in the 200 in a time of
    27.67. The 4 x 400 relay team of Andrea Carson, Ashley Carson, Kailey Bruha, and Ali Smith
    established a season best mark of 4:20.46 to finish 6th. The 4 X 800 relay team of Zoe Ritz,
    Andrea Carson, Ashley Carson, and Ali Smith also finished 6th in a season best mark of 10:07.54
    m1d just missed making the state meet as an additional qualifier. For the boys, the 4 X 100 relay
    team ofTrevin Kruml, Ethan Thomsen, Kaden Dawe, and Jordan Coufal finished 3rd in a season
    best time of 45.71. The 4 X 800 relay team of Nate Wells, Noah Jensen, Riley Warner, and Jesse
    Ulrich finished 5u, in a season best time of 8:51.03. The 4 X 400 relay team of Austin Knapp,
    Reggie MeKe!lfley, Ethan Thomsen, and Jo1dan Coufal also reeorded-a-season-besHime-v1tt,h"e"'n------­they finished 6th in a time of3:37.35. Sixth place medals were won by Landon Rogers in the
    shot put ( 45' 7"), Harrison Benton in the triple jump (39' 9.5"), and Clark Bredthauer in the high
    jump (5' 9"). The make by Benton was a personal best mark for him.

    Additional Ord results: Girls: 100 meter-Cierra Vanosdall (14.69), Reilly Peetz (14.85), Kaylee Klanecky (14.89); 200 meter-Kailey Bruha (28.46), Susie Vavra (30.67); 400 meter­Andrea Carson (66.83), Cora Svoboda (68.86), Kaylee Klanecky (70.42); 800 meter-Ali Smith (2:32.94), Ashley Carson (2:39.43), Maddie Bengston (2:46.50); 1600-Zoe Ritz (5:54.19), Lydia Hill (6:18.16), Jessica Buckles (6:48.40); 100 meter RH-Cierra Vanosdall (18.60); 300 meter LH-Cora Svoboda (52.65), Cierra Vanosdall (54.73); 4 X 100 relay-Andrea Carson, Danielle Bruha, Grace Racek, Cora Svoboda (54.45); Shot put-Lily Farrens (28' 2.25"), Kora Severance (25' 11 "), Cailin Benda (27' O"); Discus-Lily Fmrens (82' 3"), Lakita Thomsen (82' 5"), Kora Severance (96' 5"); High Jump-Susie Vavra (4' 5") Reilly Peetz (4' 5"); Long jump-Kailey Bruha (Ser. 3 attempts), Cierra Vanosdall (13' 7.5"), Lydia Hill (12' O"); Triple jump-Jessica Buckles (28' 8"), Reilly Peetz (27' 7.75"), Laldta Thomsen (28' 0.25"};-PoJe­Vault-Cora Svoboda (8' 11"), Kailey Bruha (8' 5"). Boys: 100 meter-Trevin Kruml (12.15), Jaden Reilly (12.16), Johnny Lawrence (13.09); 200 meter-Kaden Dawe (23.66), Jaden Reilly (24.43), Stirling Tonniges (25.66); 400 meter-Reggie McKenney (54.53), Noah Jensen (56.10), Tim White (58.65); 800-Jesse Ulrich (2: 11.81 ), Tyson Skinner (2: 18.23), Riley Warner
    (2:21.67); 1600 meter-Blake Moderow (5:44.15), Skyler Key (6:05.77); 3200-Colton Rowse (10:53.96), Ethan Jeffres (11 :24.48), Christapher White (11 :48.70); 110 meter HR-Jordan Coufal (16.56), Austin Knapp (18.11), Mitchell Knapp (19.65); 300 meter IR-Austin Knapp
    (43.50), Harrison Benton (46.38); High Jump-Tyson Skinner (MOH 5' 7"), Scott Behnk (MOH 5' 7"); Pole Vault-Nate Wells (MOH 10' 10"), Clayton Shoemaker (MOH 10' 10"); Long jump-Ethan Thomsen (18' 0.25"), Solomon Campise (15' 11 "), Reese Davenport (15' 1 O"); Triple Jump-Trevor Vancura (35' 11.5"), Solomon Campise (34' l "); Shot put-Ethan Gavbriel (39' 1.75"), Zach Flessner (36' 7"); Discus-Landon Rogers (138' 6"), Hayden Grint (106' 7"), Sam Lech (110' O").

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    2017 Entrepreneurship Camp

    We have entrepreneurship camp coming up on May 23-25. Camp forms are going home w/ the 5th-8th graders today. We encourage high school students to also participate. If you need a form emailed to you, let me know.

    We are running it a bit different this year. There is not going to be a marketplace, so the kids will not need a current business or a product to sell. We are going to Nebraska Innovation Campus the first day and the UNL Engler program is coming out for the last 2 days to provide the curriculum. It should be a neat camp this year.

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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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