The Ord High Wrestling Team finished 1st out of 14 teams at the Gibbon “Bill Foster” wrestling tournament last Saturday. The Chants finished with 11 total medalists. Team Results were as follows. Ord-192.5, Gibbon-166, Kearney Catholic-159, Wood River-133, Boone Central/Newman Grove-117.5, Thayer Central-110, Ravenna-94, Franklin-90, Mitchell-90, Fillmore Central-89, Southern Valley-82, Elwood-52, GIJV-48, Harvard-12. The Chanticleer Wrestlers also had a dual against Ravenna during the week as well.
The Chant wrestling team had 4 wrestlers make it to the finals of the Gibbon invite. 3 of those wrestlers ended up being the tournament champions. At 106 pounds, Colton Rowse was the tournament champion. Rowse faced off against Layne Shiers of Kearney Catholic in a battle of two state rated wrestlers. Earlier in the season Shiers beat Rowse in a close match. This time Rowse was victorious, pinning Shiers at 2:29. Talon Petska won the Gibbon invite for the second year in a row. At 113 pounds Petska faced off against Ryan Bond from Wood River where he won a 9-0 major decision. At 195 Ethan Gabriel was the final champion for the Chants. Ethan beat returning Class D state medalist Trent Christiancy by a score of 10-3 in another battle of rated wrestlers. Gavin Trompke was the Gibbon Tournament runner-up at 170 pounds. Gavin Wrestled defending state-runner up Abe Hernandez from Mitchell in the finals. Hernandez won the match 5-2.
Ord had 7 other wrestlers place at the Gibbon “Bill Foster” Invitational. At 132 pounds Jackson Ulrich took home the 3rd place medal. Ulrich was given a medical forfeit win from Parker Trowbridge of Fillmore Central. Tanner Knight finished 3rd place at 152 pounds. He wrestled Garrett Cornwell from Boone Central/Newman Grove. Knight beat his opponent by a 17-0 tech fall. At 182 Jacob Lech was another 3rd place finisher for the Chants. Lech beat Dietric Kenning from Thayer Central by pin in 46 seconds. Clayton Shoemaker finished 4th place at 145 pounds. He was beaten by Christian Lovan from Fillmore Central by a 10-4 decision. Brett Koch wrestled JV 152 for the Chants but that didn’t deter him from coming home with a medal at the tournament. Koch beat Braydon Mueller from Ravenna by fall at the 1:29 mark. Kaden Dawe ended up 5th place at 160 pounds. Dawe was under the weather at the tournament. If not for receiving a forfeit from Elliot Epstein of Thayer Central for being at his 5 match limit, Dawe would have medical forfeited due to sickness. Shane Luehm was the final medalist for the Ord wrestling team at 220 pounds. He also came home with the 5th place medal. Luehm defeated Nick Crouse of Franklin by fall at the 2:18 mark. “I came away from the tournament feeling like we wrestled really well at some weights and that at other weights we could have been better”, said Coach Justin Swedburg. “The good news is that although we didn’t overall wrestle our best as a team we were still able to win the tournament which shows the talent and potential our team has”.
Earlier in the week Ord headed south to dual Ravenna. The Chanticleers were victorious, winning the dual 66-12. The dual began at 126 pounds where Tyler Tobler of Ravenna pinned Miguel Alvarado in 2:21. At 132 pounds Jackson Ulrich defeated Tanner Douglas from Ravenna in a tight 7-4 match. Skyler Key pinned Colton Hervert from Ravenna in 36 seconds at 138 pounds. At 145 Clayton Shoemaker pinned Tyler Wetzel from Ravenna at the 2:43 mark. Tanner Knight received a forfeit at 152 pounds. At 160 Kaden Dawe pinned Greg Keezer from Ravenna in 1:06. Gavin Trompke, 170 pounds, pinned Isaiah Vogt from Ravenna at the 1:16 mark. At 182 Jacob lech received a forfeit win. Ethan Gabriel pinned Alex Chapa from Ravenna in 4:45 at 195 pounds. Shane Luehm, 220 pounds, pinned Darius Flessner from Ravenna in 1:39. Sheridan Schiltz from Ravenna pinned CJ Hoevet in 3:12 at 285 pounds. At 106 pounds Colton Rowse pinned Shiloh Schiltz from Ravenna in 36 seconds. Talon Petska won a 7-4 decision over Jadden Trefer from Ravenna at 113. At 120 pounds Kaden Boyce received a forfeit. Cooper Tonniges (138), Brett Koch (152) and Scott Behnk (182) all wrestled exhibition matches against Ravenna wrestlers. Each Ord wrestler won their exhibition match.
After a tough opening week of the new year the Chants bounced back for a 2-0 week. Starting on Thursday night when the Chants traveled to take on the Burwell Longhorns. The first quarter started with the Chants taking a 11-10 lead over the Longhorns. The Chants would go on a run in the middle of the 2nd quarter and carry a 25-18 into halftime. After half the lead would grow for the Chants. The Chants defense would carry them to a victory over the Longhorns 53-25. “This was good win for us after losing some tough games last week, we responded really well.” Coach Gates said. The Chants were led by Brooks Bechtold with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Clark Bredthauer pitched in 12 points and Garrett Bundy added 11 points.Reggie McKenney added 7 in the win
On Friday, the Chants hosted conference opponent St. Paul. The first quarter would involve multiple lead changes and runs by both teams. Resulting in the Chants taking a 3 point lead. The Chants would control the 2nd quarter. The Chants would run the lead up to 11 before St. Paul was able to cut the lead to single digits before the break. In the 3rd quarter, St. Paul would cut the lead to 6 but the Chants responded and ended the quarter with a 10 point lead. The Chants would get the lead up to 16 before St Paul would end the game scoring on the last two possessions. The Chants would win finish the game with a victory 51-39. “After Thursday we didn’t play as well as we would have liked, but we responded well at key moments in the game.” Coach Gates said. “This game does give us some areas to look and improve before next week.” The Chants were led by Brooks Bechtold with 16 points and eight rebounds. Clark Bredthauer added 13 points for the Chants. Nate Well added 8 points in the win. Next Friday the Chants will travel to Boone Central and then host Arcadia Loup City on Saturday.
Ord Junior Delani Fahey was chosen as the Grand Island Independent Athlete Of The Week. Watch the video:
The Ord girls basketball team won the Ainsworth Holiday Tournament with victories over Stuart (68-25) and North Central (46-41). The Lady Chants are now 8-1 and rated 9th in the state.
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Emma Cline, 8th grader at Ord Public Schools, has won the District "Patriot Pen" Award. Cline won the local contest to qualify for districts and was presented her award at the OPS Veterans Day program. She now has a chance to win the state level contest, which would qualify her for the National award and opportunity for valuable scholarships. Cline represents VFW Post 7029 in Ord. NE.
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