The Osmond Tigers one-act cast and crew performed their play “The Draft Board” at the district D1-3 Play Production in Wausa on Monday, November 28.
While not scoring high enough to qualify to state play production in Wausa, the Tigers did earn seventh place.
Earning first place was the host cast and crew: Wausa (“The Passion”). West Boyd’s “The Wonderful Tang” won second.
With four cast members this season, the Tigers performed remarkably well. Anthony Heiman (So.), Jessica Jensen (Jr.), Aleia Kumm (Jr.), and Nick Reikofski (So.) were the cast members.
As the cast performed on stage, the crew had several members who helped the production work. The five members included Leslie Jensen (Jr.), Diane Kruse (Sr.), Makayla Boyle (Jr.), Brandi Gansebom (So.), and Jared Bessmer (So.).
Osmond/Plainview bowlers compete at district meet
NORFOLK—The Osmond/Plainview unified bowling team competed at the district bowling championship at King’s Lane in Norfolk on Tuesday, November 29.
While earning fifth place overall, the Tigers had great performances from all team members.
This included Madison Aschoff (So.), Jared Bessmer (So.) , Logan Campbell (So.), Mackenzie Schmidt (So.), and Kayla Wingert (So.).
Other Tiger team members are Zac Sims (Jr.) and Ashley Wingert (Fr.). These two did not compete. Mr. Dave Hamm coached the team throughout the year.
The team’s game scores improved as the competition went on. The team scored a 560 overall, and had individual scores of 85, 86, 81, 82, 100, 126.
All bowlers showed great improvement throughout the year.
The Norfolk High Panthers were crowned district champions and will compete at the state bowling meet in Lincoln on Monday, December 5th.
The FBLA recently completed the Go Green Project for State Competition. To qualify for the Go Green Challenge, chapters must complete a certain number of events that come under the headings of Service, Education, and Progress.
One of the events that the chapter sponsored was a Go Green Poster contest for elementary students. The 2nd graders took posters home to color and then were rewarded with pencils that were made from partially recycled materials.
The FBLA members also had a KahootIt presentation given at their last meeting. The KahootIt dealt with recycling.
Members of the FBLA also collect the weekly recycling at the school.
The Osmond Tigers football team had six members make it on the All-District D2-5 team.
This began with four members earning All-District 1st Team. These were Brock Johnson (Sr., QB/DB), Bryan Manzer (Sr., E/DE), Cole Moes (Sr., WR/DB), and Tyler Reikofski (Sr., RB/LB).
Johnson played a significant role on both sides of the ball, but was a major contributing factor offensively.
Manzer battled through injuries throughout his time as a Tiger, but worked through the obstacles and found a home at defensive end.
Moes was a primary reason most offenses were run heavy against the Tigers. His presence in the defensive backfield made it difficult to throw the ball.
Reikofski had another solid year for the Tigers. His toughness on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball was valuable throughout the year.
The Tigers also had two make it on the All-District Honorable Mention list.
Curtis Kralicek (Sr.) was one of these. He played wide receiver and linebacker. Kralicek was around the ball often as a backer.
Brett Simmons made it on the list as well. Simmons also found a home at defensive end and was a compliment to the Tigers’ defensive improvement from a season ago.
Kumm, Gutz, and Johnson slated as All-Conference
The Osmond Tigers volleyball team had of its members named to the All-Lewis and Clark Conference Volleyball Team. These were Caitlin Kumm, Hannah Gutz, and Hailey Johnson.
Kumm (Jr., S) was the only member of the team to be All-Conference First Team. Both Gutz and Johnson were All-Conference Honorable Mention.
Kumm was near the top of every individual statistical category. She was perhaps most dangerous when serving and setting.
She had a team-high 51 aces and 227 set-assists. She had 96 digs (2nd), 63 kills (4th), and 17 blocks (4th).
Gutz (Sr., OH) was the team’s primary target offensively. She put down a team-high 89 kills to go along with 18 ace servers.
Johnson (Sr., MH) was one of the Tigers’ core players at the net. She led the team with 35 total blocks. She posted 69 kills and 14 aces.
The Tigers (6-16) improved gradually throughout the year thanks, in part, to these three standouts.
Also contributing were Emily Bolz (Jr.), Andrea Schmit (Jr.), Shelby Stelling (Jr.), Haven Schultze (So.), Makenzie Johnson (So.), and Mariah Stech (So.).
These girls all played the maximum 59 sets.
Kennedy Johnson (Fr., 39 sets), Madeline Huwaldt (Fr., 7 sets), and Alex Brestel (Fr., 3 sets) are all up-and-coming players looking to contribute in the future.
Several of the Tigers’ divisional opponents also saw individuals recognized for All-Conference.
Maycey Forker, McKayla Brockhaus, Kirsten Adams, and Bailey Zimmer made it from Creighton.
Randolph had Maggie Gall, Carley Thies, Alyssa Fye and Molly Lemmons make the list.
Plainview’s Kylie Mosel and Carissa Wacker earned recognition.
Regan Hennings, Mary Johnson, and Clare Lundberg each made it for Wausa.
The Bloomfield Queen Bees had Leah Poppe on the list.
Tigers voice personalities on 106 Kix
The Osmond Tigers first semester speech class aired on 106 Kix Country Tuesday, November 22.
106 Kix representative Abe Schoenherr interview each member of the class in segments from 7-9am.
Schoenherr asked students about some of the events going on in the school and then asked students personal questions like “What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?”.
Mr. Hamm and Mr. Brown also spoke during a segment. They talked about the CTE revision process, the new programs and technology available at the school, and the opportunity OCS can provide to area students.
Drew Krienert kicked off the presentation at 7am. Mr. Hamm and Mr. Brown followed him.
Kelly Schuettler, Shelby Stelling, and Tristan Maertins went in the 7:30 slot. Jessica Jensen and Aleia Kumm followed at 7:45.
Schuettler then went again with Marina DeLaCruz at 8:00, while Zach Sims and Kyle Dominguez followed.
Asher Wattier then finished the presentation.
Schoenherr called several students down to the office for 106 Kix Country prizes.
J.H. Wrestlers Compete at Plainview Invite
The Osmond J.H. wrestlers competed at the Plainview Invite on Thursday, Nov. 17. The Tigers scored 73.5 points and finished in 6th place out of the 16 teams competing. Tournament winner was O’neill followed by Neligh-Oakdale and Battle Creek. Osmond had five wrestlers earn medals with Patrick Vinson, Johnson Chishiba and Alexander Heiman finishing in 3rd place while Austin Vinson and Bryan Solorzano finished in 4th place. Also competing were Bodie True and Hunter Beacom.
This was a really good tournament for us with all the kids wrestling well. We finished in 6th place out of 16 teams which is really good considering there were some larger schools competing. Overall we finished with 16 wins with 12 of those wins coming by pin.
Next competition for the Tigers will be at the Pierce Quadrangular on Monday, November 21. Wrestling begins at 3:30
pinned by Brock Bolling Pie
dec by Conner Tarr Cro 7-2
Dec Chase Leatherdale Way 14-0
Dec by Scout Ashburn Pla 9-4
Pinned Jaxon Wiebelhaus Cro
Pinned Xavier Munoz One
Dec George Chamberlain Ain 15-0
Dec by Adam Miller Ev 12-2
Pinned Hunter Oestreich BC
Pinned James Dorcey Way
Pinned Keagan Mosel Pla
Pinned by Brady Thompson One
Pinned Isias Juarez N-O
Pinned by Francisco Mendez NC
Pinned by Alex Prim NC
Pinned Mason Sindelar Pie
Pinned Jeston Hassler BC
Dec by RJ Wilmes Cre
Pinned Jordan Hart Way
Dec by Caleb Payne N-O
Pinned Nolan Ohlrich LCC
Dec Brady Sidak One 9-0
Pinned Angel Lopez One
Pinned Jimmy Allen Cro
Dec by William Poppe Cro 11-9
Dec Angel Lopez One 14-9
Pinned by Jimmy Allen Cro
Neligh – Oakdale 118
Battle Creek 96
Elkhorn Valley 39
Norfolk Catholic 26
Osmond High School hosted its second annual Career Fair on Wednesday, November 16.
The fair included 22 local businesses and was aimed at providing an opportunity for students learn and reflect about career possibilities existing in the area.
All 7-11 students were dismissed from regular classes and attended three of four breakout sessions. They visited the gymnasium where 18 of the businesses had set up promotional booths.
The four breakout sessions included Sara Walsh, head of the Wayne State College student teaching program, Justin Olson and Nolan Aschoff from NuCor Detailing Center, two representatives from Husker Ag., and Jody Gartner from Faith Regional Health Services.
Students filled out questionnaires at each of their breakout sessions to reflect on the available career paths and the details of each presentation.
There were a variety of business in the gym representing a variety of professions.
Dana F. Cole & Company (Linda Krohn) and Security Bank (Aaron Gutz and Deb Schuettler) represented financial businesses.
Generations Photography owner Crystal Junck discussed the photography business.
Several agriculturally based companies were present including Farmer’s Pride, Manzer Equipment (Leah Orr), Peterson Ag., Pioneer Seed (Ed Brummels), and Precision Planting (Justin Koehler).
The child care profession was on display through Little Tiger Day Care.
There were two insurance firms available: New Frontier Insurance (Dennis Kuhl) and Town and Country Insurance (Lisa Schmit).
Multiple health care professionals were avaible. This included Osmond General Hospital (Lon Kneivel), Osmond Medical Clinic, and Faith Regional (Evan Timmerman).
The Osmond Republican (Regina Lorenz) had a booth available.
Pierce County Sheriff represented the criminal justice professions.
Rice’s Rides and Body Shop (Adam Rice) had a booth and discussed the automotive profession.
Stonacek Memorial had a booth as well.
There was a National Guard recruiter as well.
Students were asked to stop at six of the businesses in the gym. They either listened to the presenters or they asked pertinent questions regarding the details of the profession.
They noted what they learned in a short reflection for each.
At the end of the fair, students returned to their student learning teams where they finished their reflections and discussed what they learned.