Osmond Lady Tigers Win Jamboree Game
The Osmond Lady Tigers opened the 2019-20 Season with a 46-44 win over Howells-Dodge.
This Hall of Fame Game doesn't count on your record but all proceeds go to the Nebraska High School Hall of Fame. It was a great team effort by everyone, Coach Schmit and I are very proud of how well the team played, especially after no practice for a week. This was caused by bad weather and our Thanksgiving Break. Leading the team in scoring was Kiera Moes/Mary Kahny/Macy Aschoff and Grace Gansebom, with 13/9/ 8/ and 7 points.
Osmond Lady Tigers Beat Randolph Lady Cardinals on Road
Lady Tigers defeated Lady Cardinals for first time in 7 years, by a score of 46-43. This also was a very good team effort. We missed a lot of free-throws and accumulated a lot of turn-overs but still fought hard to pull this one out, Top scorer's were Kiera Moes with 11points, followed by Maddy Huwaldt with 10. Leading in rebounds were Macy Aschoff with 11 and Mary Kahny with 7. We had a team total of 34 rebounds which was a good night on the boards as we out rebounded the Cardinals.
Mary and Kiera lead the team in 22 steals, each getting 6 steals. In the assist's department it was really divided up, as everyone averaged almost 2 each. Even though we made mistakes that will be correctable it was nice to get an opening win.
Junior Varsity Wins Over Lady Cardinals in a Low Scoring Two Quarter Game
This was a defensive battle as both teams struggled to put points on the board. 8 points is all it took to win. Leading the team in rebounds and steals was Elisa Herrera with 5 each. This was a good team effort as both teams pressed each other for 16 minutes of hard-nose basketball.
Lady Tigers Drop Home Opener Against Lady Wildcats
Hartington-Newcastle came to Osmond on Saturday and defeated Osmond's Lady Tigers 60-41.
We started out strong but the fourth quarter proved to be the killer for us as the Lady Wildcats ran away from the Lady Tigers. No excuses just tired legs and to many mistakes gave this game away.
Hopefully we can improve our record of 1-1 and defeat a tough Boyd-County Lady Spartan Team, this Tuesday December 10th. Leading the team in scoring were Kiera Moes with 13 and Grace Gansebom with 12 points. Mary Kahny led all rebounders with 8 boards followed by Kiera and Macy with 7 and 6. Our free-throw percentage needs to improve greatly as well as cutting back on so many turn-overs. These young ladies, all have been working very hard and have great attitudes.
Osmond’s Exchange Student from Spain
BY MADELINE HUWALDT
This year Osmond Community Schools had a new face come into the student body from a town by the name of Oliva de la Frontera on the southwest side of Spain.
Oliva de la Frontera has about 5,300 people in it and out of those 5,300 people Osmond Community Schools has gotten the pleasure to welcome Octavio Palacios into our community.
Octavio decided to do the exchange year because he likes traveling around the world, learning about other cultures, and meeting new people.
He also enjoys learning new languages with English being his favorite. Octavio had three choices when he was deciding where to take his exchange year, the United States, UK, and Ireland.
He decided to come to the United States because it is the farthest away from his home, and he thought his year would be better, more fun, more interesting, and more challenging.
Octavio’s definition of the exchange year is “an opportunity to see what you are capable to do by yourself and try to fit into a new life where you know nothing about.”
Octavio arrived in the United States for the first time in July 2019.
Upon arriving he spent some time in Pennsylvania, New York, and Chicago before flying to Nebraska where his host family picked him up.
Octavio enjoys traveling and has traveled inside of Spain many times as well as in France and the Czech Republic. “I would like to travel and visit many more countries in the future,” he stated while talking about all of the places he has been.
When Octavio arrived in the United States he was surprised about how different and big everything was. He was also surprised about how straight roads are because in Spain many of the roads are curved.
Some of the new things to Octavio in Nebraska include the flat land and the fields of corn. Finally, some of the first things he noticed when coming to Osmond were the large yards each house had and how big the houses were.
This was new to him because in his hometown many of the houses are close together and many people have indoor gardens, similarly to a small city.
“I like how there is not as much pollution and people, more healthy and the citizens are more genial, which is nice,” Octavio stated as some things he likes about our town.
Back home Octavio has a brother who is eleven months younger than him named Carlos, and his high school is named Instituto de Educacion Secundaria (I.E.S.) Virgen de Gracia, which has about 600 students. As for Octavio’s family in the United States he has two host brothers, Robert (freshman, age 14) and Bennett (preschool, age 5) and two host sisters, Keli (7th grade, age 13) and Charley (5th grade, age 10).
Octavio’s favorite meal from Osmond is chocolate milk and homemade cookies. Some other foods and drinks he enjoys are Root Beer, Dr. Pepper, pumpkin cakes, and corn, which are all new to him.
When asked about the foods in America as compared to Spain, Octavio stated, “I am a person who loves sweets and trying new drinks, and here in the US you have completely different drinks and foods than in Spain.”
Some of Ocatvio’s favorite subjects are the ones that are not available at his school in Spain including CAD, English, Physical Education, and Personal Finance.
At the start of the second semester in January, he will be trying speech in the place of personal finance due to each class only being a semester-long.
This fall Ocatvio was involved in cross country where he was on the team that traveled to state.
He is currently on the wrestling team along with his host brother and hopes to participate in track and field this spring.
Along with these three sports, Octavio is a member of the Osmond FBLA chapter and he is in a Catholic group with his host brother and some friends.
After visiting many buildings, parks, fields and farms, Octavio has decided that his place in Osmond is the high school where he spends most of his time.
He also enjoys studying and participating in the sports practices while he is at school.
J.H. Wrestlers Compete at Wakefield/Allen
The Osmond J.H. Wrestlers competed in a triangular at Allen on Monday, November 25. Teams competing were Osmond, Elkhorn Valley and Wakefield/Allen -Emerson Hubbard. The Tigers had an overall record or 5 wins and 2 losses. Undefeated wrestlers were Carson Bolz, who had 2 wins and Dominic True, who pick up 1 win.
This was a good meet for the kids. All four kids got some good matches against quality opponents. Carson Bolz wrestled well picking up two wins, both by pin to lead the way for Osmond. Dominic True continues to wrestle well picking up a pin in his only match of the day. Jaxson Vinson picked up a win by pin in his first match before losing by decision in his second match. Ethan Davids wrestled well after missing the last two meets with an injury. Ethan lost his first match by pin after leading 9-1 late in the match before coming back to record a pin in his second match.
Overall all the kids wrestled well and continue to improve each meet. Next meet for the team will be at the Battle Creek Invite on Tuesday, December 3rd.
Pinned Landon Monteith AEHW
Pinned Angel Lopez AEHW
Pinned Bryan Isom AEHW
Pinned Sam Chase AEHW
De by Mason Nitz EV 9-1
Pinned by Andrew Hogue AEHW
Pinned Jesse Lundahl AEHW
The Osmond J.H. Wrestlers competed at the Plainview Invite on Thursday, November 21. The Tigers scored 30.5 points and finished in 11th place out of the 17 teams competing. Battle Creek was the team champion followed by O’Neill and Elkhorn Valley. Individually Osmond was led by Dominic True who won three matches and finished second in the 104 lb. weight bracket.
This is always a tough tournament with a lot of bigger teams competing. Dominic wrestled well winning his first three matches with 2 pins and a technical fall before losing a close 4-0 decision in the finals. Jaxson Vinson also wrestled well winning two matches both my pin and just missing out on a medal. Carson Bolz also wrestled well winning 1 match by pin and losing two close decisions.
Dominic True 2nd place
Pinned Ruger Switzer Summerland
Pinned Connor Korth LCC
Dec Hudson Last BC 16-0
Dec by Robbie Fischer Crof 4-0
Pinned by Ayden Wintz BC
Pinned Aiden Jackson Ain
Pinned Carter Korth LCC
Dec by Landon Hansen Pla 4-2
Dec by Keaton Thiele Summerland 4-1
Pinned Jayden Parra N/O
Dec by Maynor Alexander Wak 7-2
Battle Creek 206.5
Elkhorn Valley 127
Norfolk Catholic 103
As Thanksgiving Day approaches Mrs. Schultze’s third grade class reflects on what they are thankful for:
I am thankful for many things. I am thankful for my teacher. She helps us to learn at school. I am thankful for classmates. We are nice to each other. I am also thankful for the lunch ladies. They make good food. These are things I’m thankful for. --- Jaylee Knepp
I am thankful for many things. I am thankful for my family. They support me in a lot of things. I am also thankful for my friends. They make me smile when I am sad. I am also thankful for school. I get to play games and learn new things. These are a few things that I am thankful for. ---Kobe Maertins
I am thankful for many things. One thing I’m thankful for is Mrs. Schultze. She teaches me a lot every day. I’m also thankful for my pencils. Then I can write. One more thing I’m thankful for is my family. They take care of me. These are things I’m thankful for. ---Katarina Miller
I am thankful for many things. I am thankful for my family. They support me. I am thankful for God. He keeps is promises. I am thankful for Santa. He gives kids presents. These are things that I am thankful for! – Trenton Wiseley
I am thankful for many things. I am thankful for my family. They support me in all the problems I have. I am thankful for my teacher, Mrs. Schultze. She teaches me awesome things and is very kind. I am also thankful for food and water. Water and food keep me healthy and alive. The last thing I am thankful for is freedom. I get to do what I want, and I get to believe in whatever I want. That is what I am thankful for! ---Evynn Kumm
I am thankful for many things. I am thankful for my teacher. She teaches me every day. I am thankful for my friends. They are very nice to me. I am thankful for my family. They make me smile. That is what I am thankful for. ---Drake Kingham
I am thankful for many things. I am thankful for my teacher. She helps me with my schoolwork. I am thankful for my Dad and Mom. They help me through bad times. I am thankful for food and water. These resources help me live. These are things I am thankful for. –Adalyn Koehler
I am thankful for many things. I am thankful for my family. They make my day bright. I am thankful for my friends. They are nice to me, and they are awesome. I am thankful for pencils. Pencils help me write. These are things I am thankful for. ---Emiliano Solorzano
I am thankful for many things. I am thankful for my shelter. It keeps me safe and comfortable. I am thankful for my pet dog, Ollie. He makes me feel safe. I am thankful for my family. They make me feel safe and bright. I am thankful for my teacher, Mrs. Schultze. She is so nice and helpful. These are things I am thankful for! ---Kenley Friedrich
I am thankful for many things. I am thankful for God. He made us all. I am also thankful for Jesus. Jesus is very important. I am thankful for my family. My family raised me. God, Jesus, and my family are things I am thankful for. ---Rodgers Chishiba
Eighteen Osmond High School students participated in the Voice of Democracy contest sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7838 and it’s auxiliary. Serving as co-chairpersons for the contest were Dallas Steckelberg and Keri Schultze.
Each contestant was asked to prepare a three-to-five-minute speech which was presented by audio tape for judging. The theme for 2019 was “What Makes America Great”.
Winning the local contest was Austin Vinson, son of Clark and Mary Vinson. Second place honors went to Johnson Chishiba, son of Rodgers Chishiba and Alice Shomari. Third place was awarded to Connor von Rentzell, son of Aaron and Jenny von Rentzell. Each of the top three winners received a cash prize and a medal. Austin earned the right to compete at the district level. State and national contests are also held.
Osmond Community Schools hosted the Osmond community Veterans Day celebration in the OCS gymnasium on November 11 at 10:15 AM.
The community once again put on a professional and memorable celebration, involving students, veterans, and community members alike.
OHS’s band began the ceremony with by playing a processional where members of VFW Post 7838, American Legion Post 326, Sons of American Legion, and Auxiliaries marched into the gym and presented colors.
All attendees then sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and then recited “The Pledge of Allegiance”.
Pastor Glen Emery gave an invocation, blessing all present and all those who have served.
One of the features of the ceremony came through Austin Vinson’s Voices of Democracy speech. In his speech Vinson alluded to his grandparents and the role they played in his life and how they have provided a model for Americans moving into the future.
The OHS choir then sang a beautiful rendition of “Song of the Unsung Hero”. This included Allie Aschoff (Jr.), Kenzie von Rentzell (So.), Makenzie Vargas (Sr.), Hannah Ferry (Sr.), Tessa Ferry (Fr.), Diandra Polt (Sr.), Madeline Huwaldt (Sr.), Holly Jensen (So.), Riley Wagner (So.), Kiera Moes (So.), Austin Vinson (Jr.), Gabe Knepp (Sr.), and James Umberger (So.)
Neil Bloomquist, VFW Post 7838 Commander, then introduced the cermony’s keynote speaker Sgt. Major Kenneth Yount, US Army, Retired.
Yount encouraged all in attendance to be inspired and motivated to keep America strong by looking at its heroes from the past.
The OHS band then played “Service Songs” and “A House Divided”. Pastor Emery closed the ceremony with a benediction, and the members of the VFW, Legions, Sons of American Legion, and Auxiliaries then retired the colors and processed out of the gym.
The Lewis and Clark Conference Vocal Clinic is scheduled for Monday, November 4th, 2019 in Wausa, NE. The clinician will be Matthew Armstrong from Wayne State College. Fifteen Osmond singers will be attending the clinic with a performance scheduled at 5:30 pm in the Wausa High School Gymnasium. The concert will consist of a variety of selections that include an auditioned Honor Choir performance. Students selected to this prestigious group had to record an audition that was sent in to be heard by judges on the opposite side of the conference. Representing Osmond within this group are junior, Austin Vinson and sophomore, Kiera Moes. This particular group will perform “May The Road Rise Up To Meet You” by Dale Grotenhuis. The Clark Conference Choir will sing four different pieces providing a variety of singing styles for the members of, not only the choir but the audience too, to experience. It will be undoubtedly a wonderful experience and performance. The Girls Choir will sing “Never Enough,” and the Boy's Choir will sing “Oh Pretty Woman!.” The members of the Clark Conference Choir representing Osmond are, Allison Aschoff, Alexis Beacom, Hannah Ferry, Tessa Ferry, Aleynah Gray, Madeline Huwaldt, Holly Jensen, Gabriel Knepp, Kiera Moes, Diandra Polt, James Umberger, Makenzie Vargas Toledo, Austin Vinson, Kenzie von Rentzell, and Riley Wagner. These students put in a lot of hard work throughout the course of the semester so far and they are to be commended for that. It takes a lot of time and energy to be able to make such a commitment, and for that, you are to be congratulated!