JV Football Tigers outlast Cats
HARTINGTON—The Osmond Tigers junior varsity football team defeated the Hartington-Newcastle Wildcats 28-6 on Monday, September 26 in Hartington.
Despite falling behind 6-0 in the first quarter, the Tigers had a 16-point second half to take control of the contest.
The game began with the Tigers losing a fumble near mid-field on their first possession. Then the Wildcats proceeded to score their only touchdown of the night on a 23-yard pass play.
The two-point conversion failed.
It didn’t take long for the offense to recover as they drove the ball just over 40 yards for a score. The drive to six plays and was aided by a 15-yard Wildcat penalty.
Sophomore Nick Reikofski (RB) scored on a 4-yard run. Reikoski and Brenden Hille (Jr., QB/DB) shared carries on the drive.
After the missed PAT, the game was tied at 6-6.
The Wildcats took possession and took the ball inside Tigers’ territory. After stopping them on the first and second downs for a combined loss of four yards, the Tigers defense made a big play.
Colton Beacom (Jr., DB) picked off a pass intended for a receiver fading down the sideline. He returned it 23 yards and gave the Tigers the ball back.
The Tigers then put in their second touchdown. Reikofski had a 24-yard run and Asher Wattier (Jr., RB/LB) had a 17-yard run.
Reikofski added the touchdown on a 1-yard run. The PAT failed and the Tigers held a 12-6 lead which would stand until the third quarter.
After stopping the Wildcats on the first two possessions of the half, the Tigers found the end zone again. They had a five play, 51-yard drive which built their lead to 18-6.
In the drive, Hille found Justus Maertins (Fr., WR/DB) for a 12-yard gain. Reikofski had an 8-yard run, and Hille scored on a 28-yard run after taking advantage of a Wildcat alignment issue.
The Tiger defense put the Wildcat offense in a tough situation as Keaton Timmerman (Fr., QB/LB/DB) tackled the H-N back in the backfield.
This would lead to a blocked punt by Beacom. Alex Alderson (Jr., OL/DL) recovered the blocked kick.
Looking to make it a three-score advantage, the Tigers Alexis Solorzano (Fr., OL/DL) hit a big field goal. This put the Tigers up 21-6.
The Tigers held the Wildcats down on their next drive and then used five plays to add an insurance touchdown.
Josh Gansebom (Fr., RB/LB) scored from one yard away, and Solorzano nailed the PAT to put the Tigers ahead 28-6.
The Tigers had contributions from all players in all three phases of the game. Alex Alderson (Jr., OL/DL) and Drew Kreinert (Jr., TE/DE) had a nice games defensively at the end positions.
Zach Sims (Jr., OL/DL) played a solid game on both sides of the ball. Alex Palu (Jr., WR/DB) made a nice play on a ball in the fourth quarter.
Solorzano, Landon Stelling (Fr., OL/DL) and Logen Stelling (Fr., OL/DL) all played well. Zach Alderson came in as a receiver and a defensive back.
Anthony Heiman (So., RB/DB) couldn’t play because of a shoulder injury.
Tigers face tough competition in EP/PJ Triangular
ELGIN—The Osmond Tigers ran into a pair of solid teams on Tuesday, September 27 as they competed in the Elgin Public/Pope John (EP/PJ) volleyball triangular.
The Tigers played host EP/PJ in the first match and fell 11-25, 10-25. Then they faced Central Valley and were defeated 13-25, 20-25.
During the EP/PJ meet, the Tigers had 10 kills, three aces, and two solo blocks.
Hannah Gutz (Sr., MH) had four kills and a solo block. Caitlin Kumm had two ace serves and a kill.
Hailey Johnson had two kills. Andrea Schmit (Jr., OH), Shelby Stelling (Jr.), and Emily Bolz (Jr.) all had a kill a piece.
In the Central Valley match, the Tigers had seven kills and four aces.
Haven Schultze (So.) had two of the aces. Makenzie Johnson and Caitlin Kumm each added an ace.
Kumm and Schmit each had two kills. Schmit also had the team’s lone solo block.
Gutz, Hailey Johnson, and Bolz each added a kill.
The Tigers now will go to Wakefield Thursday, September 29 to square off against the Lady Trojans.
The Osmond Tigers defeated the North Central Knights 52-14 on the Tigers’ home field last Friday night. On the Tigers first possession they went right to work putting together a scoring drive capped by a six yard run by Brock Johnson. The try for two was no good. The Tiger defense gave their offense their next opportunity as Cole Moes intercepted the Knights’ quarterback and returned to near midfield. That Tiger touchdown drive was finished on a seven yard run by Tyler Reikofski. The PAT kick was no good. The third Tiger score of the quarter came on a three yard run by Colton Beacom. The PAT kick was no good and the Tigers led 18-0 after one.
The Tigers scored early and late in the second quarter. Their first score of the quarter came on a 10 yard pass from Brock Johnson to Curtis Kralicek. Alexis Solorzano added the PAT kick. Late in the quarter the Knights scored on a 2 yard run by their quarterback. The try for two was no good. The Tigers traveled 64 yards in the final 25 seconds of the half to take a 32-6 halftime lead. The scoring play was a 39-yard pass from Brock Johnson to Cole Moes as time ran off the clock. Alexis Solorzano added the PAT kick.
The defense started the scoring in the second half as Colton Beacom stepped in front of a North Central
receiver and raced 43 yards with the ‘pick’ for the score. The PAT kick was no good. Later in the quarter after a Knight fumble that was recoverd by Cole Moes, the Tigers scored on a five yard pass from Brock Johnson to Curtis Kralicek. Alexis added the PAT to make it 45-6 going into the fourth quarter.
The Knights were able to get on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter on a 12 yard pass play, and the quarterback added the two-point conversion on a run. The young Tigers mounted a scoring drive later in the quarter that saw Brenden Hille take it to paydirt from 12 yards out. Alexis added the PAT kick to make the final 52-14.
The Tigers travel to Stuart this Friday night to take on the always tough Broncos. Kick off is scheduled for 7:00 PM
Score by quarters
Osmond 18 14 13 7 52
North Central 0 6 0 8 14
Osmond North Central
Attempts/yards 40/228 29/106
Attempts/completions/yards 12/19/210 8/20/80
Attempts/yards 59/438 49/186
Penalties/yards 3/18 5/48
Turnovers 3 4
Fumbles/lost 3/2 4/2
Interceptions 1 2
Tyler Reikofski 9 carries for 75 yards
Brock Johnson 12 carries for 69 yards
Colton Beacom 10 carries for 41 yards
Brenden Hille 5 carries for 21 yards
Nick Reikofski 3 carries for 20 yards
Alex Palu 1 carry for 2 yards
Brock Johnson 11 of 17 for 179 yards
Cole Moes 1 of 1 for 31 yards
Brenden Hille 0 of 1
Cole Moes 7 for 139
Brett Simmons 2 for 36
Curtis Kralicek 2 for 15
Bryan Manzer 1 for 20
Tackles Solo Assist Tackle points
Tyler Reikofski 7 5 19
Colton Beacom 7 3 17
Curtis Kralicek 6 4 16
Cole Moes 5 2 12
Bryan Manzer 4 4 12
Tyler vonRentzell 4 4 12
Brett Simmons 4 2 10
Blake Aschoff 2 5 9
Brenden Hille 3 1 7
Nick Reikofski 3 6
Drew Krienert 2 1 5
Alex Palu 1 2
Zach Sims 2 2
Asher Wattier 1 2
Justus Maertins 1 2
Alexis Solorzano 1 2
Interceptions: Cole Moes (1), & Colton Beacom (1)
Fumble recoveries: Cole Moes (1)
The Osmond Tigers were defeated at home by the Hartington Lady Wildcats in Lewis and Clark Conference volleyball action on Thursday, September 22.
The Lady Tigers lost in three sets 21-25, 18-25, 9-25.
The Wildcats and Tigers played evenly through much of the first two sets, but Hartington prevailed in each. Then, in the third set, the Wildcats built a large advantage through to secure the win.
In the match, the Tigers accumulated 12 kills and six aces. Hannah Gutz (Sr., OH) and Emily Bolz (Jr., OH) each had three kills.
Hailey Johnson (Sr., MH) and Andrea Schmit (Jr., OH) each had two kills. Caitlin Kumm (Jr., S) and Makenzie Johnson (Sr., MH) both added a kill.
Haven Schultze (So.) had a team high three service aces. Bolz added two and Kumm also had an ace.
Gutz, Hailey Johnson, and Makenzie Johnson each had a solo block.
The Tigers (2-8) will now travel to Elgin where Elgin Public/Pope John will host a triangular on Tuesday, September 27.
The Osmond Elementary Student Council has reorganized for the new school year.
Members are (left to right) 6th graders Cali Gutz & Zach Reikofski, 5th graders Trevor Thompson & Hayden Schultze, 4th graders Cody Gansebom & Erin Wagner, and 3rd graders Erin Aschoff & Ava Reikofski.
Members were elected by their classmates after having made campaign posters and giving campaign speeches.
Plans are already in the works for Walk to School Day 2016 and Red Ribbon Week.
The Elementary Student Council is sponsored by Mrs. Angie Aschoff.
Osmond FFA students go to Dairy Judging Contest
HARTINGTON—The Osmond FFA members traveled to Hartington on Tuesday, September 20 to compete in District Dairy Judging.
The Senior Team Division earned a blue ribbon. This included Alex Alderson (Jr.), Tristan Maertins (Jr.), Bryan Manzer (Sr.), Cole Moes (Sr.), Tucker Timmerman (Sr.), and Asher Wattier (Jr.).
Alex Alderson and Timmerman each earned red ribbons in the Individual Senior Division.
In the Junior Team Division, the team earned a blue ribbon. The team was made of Zach Alderson (Fr.), Josh Gansebom (Fr.), Madeline Huwaldt (Fr.), Nick Reikofski (So.), and Landon Stelling (Fr.).
In the Junior Individual Division, three students earned ribbons. Zach Alderson, Madeline Huwaldt, Stelling each earned a blue ribbon.
The junior high school FFA members also did well. In the Junior High Team Division earned a red ribbon. The members were Blake Bahr (8th), Johnson Chishiba (8th), and Zach Huwaldt (8th).
The next FFA event will be the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN (October 19-22). The Osmond FFA will be sending Alex Alderson and Madeline Huwaldt.
The September FBLA meeting had 37 members in attendance. They watched a motivational video called the "4-Minute Interval" which showed them the importance of being a good "leader".
Members were also introduced to some motivational activities that taught them about communication, and leadership and how important those skills are in FBLA.
Johnson, Gillespie named Homecoming King, Queen
Osmond High School wrapped up its Homecoming festivities on Friday, September 16 as Brock Johnson and Bailee Gillespie were named King and Queen at halftime of the Tigers football game against the Randolph Cardinals.
Johnson and Gillespie were honored with ceremonial crowning by the 2015 King and Queen (Aric Krienert and Sam Aschoff).
The royal pair was given a ride around the Osmond High School football field in a black 1974 Ford Mustang Fastback courtesy of local Osmond business Rice’s Rides.
After the football game, the royalty took pictures in the OCS gymnasium. There were accompanied by kindergarteners Drake Kingham and Adalyn Koehler.
Johnson is the son of Tiffany and Brian Guenther and Del Johnson.
He has been a member of the football for four seasons and will be on the basketball for the fourth season coming up this winter.
Brock has been a member of FBLA (2 years); he is a member of the Immanuel Lutheran LYF Youth Group.
Bailee Gillespie is the daughter of Matt and Christina Gubbels.
She has participated in basketball and track four years and was in volleyball for three years.
She is an active member of FBLA and has been all four years she’s been in high school. She has been in FCCLA for two years.
Bailee is currently in chorus and has done this throughout high school. She has been on the dance team for two years and is currently on the OHS Band Flag Core.
The rest of the 2016 Homecoming Court included Shelby Aschoff, Hannah Gutz, Hailey Johnson, Kendyl Koehler on the female side. Curtis Kralicek, Bryan Manzer, Cole Moes, and Brett Simmons were on the male side.
The 2016 Homecoming Dance followed the coronation, game and photos. This year’s theme was “The Land of Oz”.
Preceding the event was a week’s worth of activity including five dress-up days (Monday-Superhero Day, Tuesday-Hippie Day, Wednesday-Pajama Day, Thursday-Husker Day, Friday-Orange and Black Day).
High School students were given time throughout the week to decorate the halls of the high school, the multi-purpose room, and the football field.
Seniors used Friday afternoon to ready the field, while the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors decorated on Monday, September 12.
Student council hosted a pep rally on Friday afternoon from 2:30 until the end of the school day.