Tigers played first road game at Hartington
HARTINGTON—The Osmond Tigers battled in their first road game of the season against the Hartington-Newcastle Wildcats on Monday, January 13.
The Tigers fell 26-10 in the A game and won 5-4 in the B game.
In the A game, the Wildcats built a 7-2 lead in the first quarter. They came out aggressive and hit some shots while limiting the Tigers to few opportunities.
Callie Hoffman (8th) scored the two points for the Tigers. Julie Kumm (8th) and Tessa Gardner (8th) each shot two free throws in the quarter.
“Overall, we came out a little timid and were knocked back on heels a bit,” Tigers Coach Scott Morrison said.
The second quarter was different for the Tigers, though, as they matched the Wildcats with six points. They were down 13-8 headed into the third quarter.
Towards the end of the second quarter the Tigers played much more aggressively. They were hustling, being strong with the ball, looking to get steals, pulling down rebounds, etc.
“This was the most fun part of the game, I thought,” Morrison said. “We seemed to be playing at a much higher level!”
Caydence Krienert (8th) hit two free-throws in the quarter, while Anabelle Vinson and Sophie Gansebom each added two points.
The third and fourth quarter were difficult for the Tigers, though. The Tigers were outscored 13-2 in the half.
Anna Kahny (8) played well throughout the game. Keli Aschoff (7th) battled through a first half injury. Erin Wagner (7th) played consistently as well.
The Tigers faced challenges in having to go against a team that switched defenses several times throughout the game, going from a press to man-to-man to a 2-3 and to a 1-3-1.
“This was another good test for our girls who were forced to adjust on the fly,” Morrison said. “These girls have potential, but we’ve got to keep moving forward and growing.”
In the B game, the Tigers worked hard and came out with a 5-4 win. Sophie Gansebom scored the game winning hoop with just a few seconds on the clock.
She and Aschoff rotated in the quarter. Brianna Kumm (7th) was very aggressive in the game.
Keely Gubbels played throughout the game, and Jamie Gubbes made it on the court as well.
The Tigers will play host to Wausa on Thursday, January 15.
The Osmond Tigers football three members selected for post-season recognition. These included seniors Alexis Solorzano, Josh Gansebom, and Landon Stelling.
These three gentlemen were recognized as All-District D2-4 players, and they were mentioned in the areas papers as All-State Honorable Mention.
Alexis Solorzano was the team’s lone First Team All-District player. He also received recognition as being All-State Honorable Mention in the following papers: Huskerland Prep Report, Lincoln Journal Star, Norfolk Daily News, and Omaha World Herald.
As a player, Alexis was one of the most consistent players the Tigers have had for the past four years. He has been a starter on offense and defense since he was a sophomore and had significant playing time as a freshmen.
Alexis was a steadying force and the Tigers’ best lineman on both the offensive and defensive lines. He was an excellent specialist as well. He was a kicker, punter, and a long-snapper.
“We were all very grateful to get to work with Alexis,” Tigers Head Coach Scott Morrison said. “Alexis never had tremendous stats because of the positions he played, but he made an incalculable difference on the team on and off the field.
Solorzano was an integral part of three state playoff teams. He was selected as a First Team All-District perfomer in 2018 and as an All-District Honorable Mention player in the 2017 season.
The 2019 season was cut short for Solorzano, who was injured in the Tigers game at Humphrey-St. Francis.
The play that he was hurt on epitomized Solorzano’s high school career: He was blocking twenty yards downfield on a screen pass that sprung a big gain. It was GREAT individual effort.
He finished the season seven in tackling (47) despite missing over half of the season. He had a fumble recovery and a blocked kick.
Solorzano had a great 2018 season with 158 tackles (10 for a loss); he had four sacks, three caused fumbles, and three fumble recoveries—the most notable came in the second half against Diller-Odell in the first round of the playoffs.
He performed well individually in every game that he played, but perhaps the most memorable came in 2018 against Plainview.
Defensively Solorzano had a monster game with eleven unassisted tackles, three tackles for a loss, a sack, and a caused fumble.
“Alexis was not only a pleasure to work with from a coach’s perspective, he was also a great person to be around on a day-to-day basis,” Morrison said.
The next Tigers to receive post-season accolades was Josh Gansebom, who earned Honorable Mention recognition for District D2-4 and also received Honorable Mention All-State for the Huskerland Prep Report, Lincoln Journal Star, Norfolk Daily News, and Omaha World Herald.
“Josh had a great season. He stepped up in a number of different positions, had a great attitude, and proved to be extremely resilient,” Morrison said.
Josh led the team in scoring with fifty points (6 TD, 2 2PT Conversions). He was second on the team with 389 rushing yards, and he was third on the team with seventy-four tackles; he also led the team with 298 kickoff return yards.
Gansebom had a huge game against Winside with 246 all-purpose yards (166 rushing, 9 receiving, 77 return yards). He scored three touchdowns and three two-point conversions.
Josh proved his toughness in the Laurel-Concord-Coleridge game and the St. Francis game. In the LCC game, Gansebom had 18 total tackles. Against St. Francis, Gansebom had seventy-five return yards and twelve total tackles.
Gansebom also had some big games in his 2018 season. One of his biggest games statistically came at Wausa, where racked up 122 receiving yards and a touchdown. He scored four touchdowns against Winside, three of which were over 35 yards.
He also played a huge role in the homecoming game against Wynot as he scored a touchdown on a kickoff return. He had nineteen total tackles at Plainview. He had fifteen total tackles against Diller-Odell.
“I’ll always remember a play Josh made against Diller-Odell,” Morrison said. “They ran the ball outside, and he came up and put a great hit on the running back. It was a nice momentum setter.”
The final player who received post-season recognition for the Tigers was Landon Stelling who earned Honorable Mention All-District D2-4 and also received Honorable Mention All-State for Huskerland Prep Report, Lincoln Journal Star, Norfolk Daily News, and Omaha World Herald.
The recognition came as Stelling’s second consecutive appearance as Honorable Mention.
“Landon is a great person who is motivated to do well in all of his endeavors in life,” Morrison said. “In particular Landon really worked hard to make sure he did well with his academics and with football.”
In the time Landon had in high school he completely transformed himself, dedicating himself to improving and becoming the best he could be.
Throughout his senior season, Landon was the steadiest captain on the team.
“Much of the time Landon was the vocal leader on the team that helped keep everyone moving the same the direction,” Morrison said.
Landon was consistent throughout the season. He stayed healthy and played nearly every single down if not all of them.
Stelling was an anchor on the offensive line. He did well to communicate to his teammates; he picked up more responsibility after Solorzano was hurt.
Defensively, Landon had a tremendous impact on the team throughout the year. He accumulated some impressive statistics as well.
He was second on the team with ninety-eight tackles. He had a three sacks and an interception.
Stelling had an outstanding game against Winside with seventeen tackles, five of which were for a loss. He also had a sack and an interception in the game as well.
He also had a great game defensively against Wausa. He racked up sixteen tackles and had two tackles for a loss.
2019 wasn’t Landon’s only solid season. He also performed very well in 2018, where he amassed 117 tackles, five tackles for a loss, six sacks, and fumble recoveries.
He had a great game against Riverside as he racked up 17 total tackles and had two sacks. He had a two tackles for a loss and a fumble recovery at Elgin Public/Pope John.
He had a great game against St. Francis with 15 total tackles. Landon also had a multi-sack game against LCC.
Perhaps the most memorable aspect of Landon’s 2018 season couldn’t be counted in statistics. This came against Plainview at halftime.
“I remember during halftime when the offensive linemen, especially Landon, talked to the coaches about an adjustment we could make in our blocking. This resulted in a huge second for our offense,” Morrison said.
Osmond High School was very fortunate to have outstanding players like Solorzano, Gansebom, and Stelling on the football team this year.
“We are very proud of these men who have grown as football players throughout their careers, but we’re more proud that these gentlemen are outstanding people who will make an outstanding contribution to our world.”
While these three guys are very deserving of their recognition, there were also some players who were very deserving of recognition.
“There are several outstanding individuals who had great seasons, too,” Morrison said. “Unfortunately we could only nominate a certain number of individuals; I am looking forward to the hard work our team will put in during the offseason to improve.”
Tigers student-athletes earn NCPA Academic All-State Awards
LINCOLN—The Osmond Tigers ten student-athletes receive NCPA Academic All-State awards for fall activities on December 20, 2019 as part of the state’s continued effort to recognize outstanding achievement within its member schools.
Of the Osmond student-athletes, two were nominated for each NSAA sanctioned activity: boys cross country, girls cross country, football, unified bowling, and volleyball.
The sponsor from each activity was responsible for nominating students participating in his or her given activity based on high academic achievement.
This began with Zach Alderson (Sr.) and Aaron Chishiba (Sr.) for cross country. Hayle Krienert (Jr.) and Riley Wanger (So.) were recognized for girls country.
For football, the two recipients were Josh Gansebom (Sr.) and Landon Stelling (Sr.). The two volleyball members who were named on the list were Kennedy Johnson (Sr.) and Bailey Schmit (So.)
Finally, the two Osmond students who participated in unified bowling and who earned the award were Mason Gansebom (So.) and Connor vonRentzell (Jr.)
Congratulations for your recognition! It was well earned!!
BLOOMFIELD—The Osmond Tigers junior high school girls basketball team started the season at the Bloomfield Junior High Basketball Tourney in Bloomfield by falling to Wynot Blue Devils 25-13 and then defeating the Santee Warriors (22-21).
The first game of the season came against Wynot, a nice test for the Tigers.
“We spend several weeks practicing and preparing, but nothing is better to help the team and individuals improve except playing against another team, especially a good team,” Tigers coach Scott Morrison said.
Wynot drew this out of the Tigers who struggled at times defensively and handling the ball, but they also showed numerous positives.
The first half was a little rough for the Tigers who found themselves down 19-3 to begin the third quarter, but in the third, the Tigers allowed the just two points.
They also allowed just four points in the fourth quarter.
Individually the Tigers all proved to be bright spots.
Anabelle Vinson (8th) was strong throughout the game. She did a nice job around the hoop, being aggressive rebounding the ball and shooting the ball.
Caydence Krienert (8th) showed confidence in handling the ball and taking it to the hoop.
Erin Wagner (7th) did a nice job overall, playing defense, rebounding, looking to pass in the right situations, and being confident in shooting the ball.
Julianna Kumm (8th) had a great game. She was really aggressive, and she did a nice job anticipating passes.
Her classmate Callie Hoffman (8th) also had a nice game as she showed marked improvement in being aggressive and shooting the ball.
Brianna Kumm (7th) also did a nice job as she came in and played well. Jamie Gubbels got her first time of the season; Keely Gubbels played in her first game as well.
“I am really excited about how we responded in the second half,” Morrison said. “This was a positive experience because we learned a lot about our girls and how everyone will be able to contribute to the team.”
The second game of the tournament was a positive experience for the Tigers as well. The Tigers won the game 22-21, which came thanks in part to a field goal by Sophie Gansebom (7th) with :30 remaining in the game.
The basket came after a steal from Keli Aschoff that led to an offensive possession by the Tigers. After the Tigers had taken a shot and Warriors got the rebound, Gansebom got the ball back about six feet from the hoop.
She went in for an uncontested layup and scored to give the Tigers the lead.
The Tigers had to hold off the Warriors for the remaining time, which ultimately included one defensive stop and one offensive possession where they had to hold the ball.
Tessa Gardner (8th) did a nice job of finding an open Aschoff on a sideline out of bounds play at with seven seconds remaining in the game.
Anna Kahny (8th) and Erin Wagner both played really well defensively.
“Overall, our girls showed some resiliency as the game went on,” Morrison said. “It was fun to watch them keep giving their best effort throughout the game.”
The Tigers started out the game really well as they were up 6-0 and Santee was cold shooting the ball.
However, as the game progressed, the Warriors started to heat up to where finally they took a lead in the fourth quarter.
The Tigers did a good job keeping calm as the game neared it’s end and they did not have the lead.
The game was also a nice opportunity for the Tigers to learn as they continue to improve.
“One of the biggest areas we need to improve is on defense,” Morrison said. “We need to shore up our press, and we need to work on individual and team half court defenses.”
The Tigers play on Monday, January 13 at Hartington, in Osmond against Wausa on Thursday, and then again on Saturday in Osmond against Summerland.
OSMOND-The Osmond wrestling team hosted two home events this past week. Friday Dec. 20 th they hosted a
duel against the Weeping Water Indians and Saturday Dec. 21 st they hosted the Osmond Invite. On Friday the
Tigers ending up falling to the Indians by a team score of 30-42. Even though the Tigers won every match they
wrestled in, due to openings at a majority of the weight classes they couldn’t come away with the win.
"All the guys wrestled really well on Friday," said Coach Eli Neitzel. “This was our first home event of the
season and it was versus my alma mater and a good wrestling team in Weeping Water. Even though we ended
falling short in points due to lack of numbers, all of our guys who wrestled came away with a pin. I couldn’t of
asked any of the guys to wrestle harder than they did last Friday.”
Results from Friday Night:
106- Robert Aschoff (OSM) def. Lukas Gage (WW)
113- Raelyn Wilson (WW) received a forfeit
120- Octavio Palacios (OSM) received a forfeit
126- Hunter Beacom (OSM) def. Matt Cover (WW)
132- Nolan Blevins (WW) received a forfeit
138- Double Forfeit
145- Patrick Vinson (OSM) def. Tyler Essary (WW)
152- Jason Burch (WW) received a forfeit
160- Bodie True (OSM) received a forfeit
170- Kole Brack (WW) received a forfeit
182- Langdon Kohn received a forfeit
195- Double Forfeit
220- Trenton Baier (WW) received a forfeit
285- Marcus Cave (WW) received a forfeit
On Saturday at the Osmond invite the Tigers scored 48 points and finished in 11th out of the 12 teams
competing. Pierce was the team champion with 310 points, followed by West Point-Beemer and Norfolk
The Tigers had two individual place winners with Patrick Vinson placing third at 145 lbs. and Robert Aschoff
finishing in second place at 106 lbs.
Robert had a great return to action, placing second at 106 lbs. Robert, who missed the last two meets due to
injury and family events, was able to return to action with two pins in his first two matches to make it to the
finals where he fell to tournament champion Edward Pena from West Point-Beemer to earn a silver medal.
"Robert took full advantage of the final weekend before the holiday break,” said Coach Eli Neitzel. “He
missed a couple meets and practices trying to heal an injury from our first meet, I think he showed that was
time will used coming back stronger and quicker that he was before. I think Robert has done a great job setting
himself up for success later in the season.”
Patrick was also able to grab a medal in his bracket at 145 lbs. He was able to record two wins in his pool
earning him a spot in the 3 rd place match where he would later pin Schmit from Norfolk.
"I know Patrick is a little disappointed with how his tournament turned out. He ending up losing in a close
match that he feels he should of won. I’m proud of the mental toughness he showed in battling back and
ending on a high note. I have no doubt that he was able to learn from his loss to help propel him to a strong
finish" said Neitzel.
Also wrestling for Osmond were Hunter Beacom and Octavio Palacios, both at 126 lbs. Neitzel commented
"Hunter was in the same boat Patrick was in, ended up losing a match that could of went the other way to send
him into the championship round. Octavio had a rough tournament not being able to pick up a win, but I think
he has shown great progress in a short amount of time and will continue to get better.”
Next action for the Tigers will be Saturday, Jan. 11th, when they attend the Winside Invitational. Wrestling
begins at 10 a.m.
Robert Aschoff (4-3) won by fall over Tyler Gleason of St. Mary’s, won by fall over Taylem Hinze of
Norfolk, los by pin to Edward Pena of West Point-Beemer,
Hunter Beacom (6-5) won 5-2 over Dakota Gullickson of Madison, lost by pin to Caden Meinke of Battle
Creek, won by fall over Katy Figueroa of West Point-Beemer
Octavio Palacios (1-5) lost by pin to Anthony Ruiz of Norfolk, lost by pin to Jayden Coulter of Pierce, lost by
pin to Katy Figueroa.
Patrick Vinson (7-5) won 2-0 over RJ Wilmes, Creighton, lost by pin to Wyatt Verzani of Wakefield-Allen,
won by fall over Gabe Reinert of Wakefield-Allen, won by pin over Devan Schmit of Norfolk.
West Point-Beemer 221.0
Norfolk Reserves 176.0
Pierce JV 62.0
Lutheran High Northeast 60.5
Battle Creek 54.0
St. Mary’s 20.0
STANTON-The Osmond wrestling team competed at the Stanton invitational on Saturday, Dec. 14. The
Tigers scored 6 team points and finished in 13th out of the 13 teams competing. Plainview was the team
champion with 202.5 points, followed by Norfolk Catholic and Pender.
The Tigers had one individual place winner with Hunter Beacom placing fifth at 120 lbs.
Hunter had one of his best tournaments of his career, Earning a fifth-place medal. Hunter fell in his first two
matches before starting a winning streak that would end his day at 3-2. He finished the tournament as the
leading team scorer for the first time since he started last year.
"Hunter had an overall great tournament,” said Coach Eli Neitzel. “He had a favorable draw and took
advantage. He was able to beat both a conference opponent and a district opponent. I look forward to seeing
Hunter continue his season moving forward.”
Also wrestling for Osmond were Patrick Vinson and Bodie True, both at 145 lbs. "Our other two wrestlers had
a very tough tournament. They wrestled in a tough 145 weight bracket. Both Patrick and Bodie looked good at
times, but they were just short of making it to a medal round. I know both guys were upset with themselves
and I think this will provide motivation moving on in the season.”
Next action for the Tigers will be Friday Dec. 20 th when the host a home Duel versus Weeping Water starting
at 7 p.m. Then again Saturday, Dec. 21th, when they host their home tournament, the Osmond Invite.
Wrestling begins at 10 a.m.
Hunter Beacom (3-4) lost by pin to Trey Johnson of Pender, lost 12-0 to Jordan Mosel of Plainview, fall over
Cale Kinney of Elgin Public/Pope John, fall over Nick Tolle of Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur and 4-6 over
Caleb Chase of Wakefield.
Bodie True (1-4) lost by pin to Damien Erickson of Stanton and lost by pin to Allan Olander of Norfolk
Patrick Vinson lost 9-8 to Ethan Baumert of Guardian Angles Central Catholic, lost by fall over Wyatt Snyder
of Norfolk Catholic, won by pin to Hugo Sanchez of Norfolk Catholic.
Norfolk Catholic 70
Guardian Angels Central Catholic 61.5
Hartington Cedar Catholic 50.5
Lutheran High Northeast 31
Elgin Public/Pope John 26
Osmond Lady Tigers
Have Tough Week of Basketball
State Rated Wynot Lady Blue Devils came to town and physically out played the Lady Tigers.
Their Senior Experience and Height was just to much for our younger team. The score was 41-16 after three quarters of play but Wynots press and pressure defense didn't allow our young players coming off the bench a chance to score in the fourth quarter. Even though we lost this game, Coach Schmit and I, saw great improvement with all of the players. Our rebounding has been really good so far this season and it has improved in every game, as the season progress's. Not a lot of points for us in this one, but leading the way was Mary Kahny with 7 and Maddy Huwaldt with 5. Top rebounders were Macy Aschoff with 8 followed by Mary and Maddy with 5 boards each. Final score 60-16 and dropping our record to 1-3.
JV Action against Wynot
The Lady Blue Devils defeated our Junior Varsity in a low scoring two quarter game,by a score of 17-9. Scoring for Osmond was Bailey Schmit with 6 and Adamari Olguin with 3. This was a very physical game as well. Freshman Cali Gutz had a very strong defensive game as she stole the ball 3 times and grabbed 3 rebounds. Other members of the team and doing a good job include: Leia Buchanan, Elisa Herrera, Lexi Beacom, Reese Johns, and Riley Wagner.
Lady Spartans from Boyd Co.
Defeat Lady Tigers 44-11
Boyd Co. proved to be to much for us to handle this early in the season. Their height and experience proved to be very good, against our young team. Top scorers for Osmond were Kiera Moes with 5 Hayle Krienert and Maddy Huwaldt with 3 each. Grace Gansebom and Macy Aschoff had 2 steals each. Kiera and Grace led in the rebound department with 8 and 5 boards respectfully. Playing these really good teams at the beginning of the season should help us down the road.
Junior Varsity Action Against Boyd County for Two Quarters
Boyd Co. wins this one 20-9. Leading The Young Lady Tigers with 5 points was Lexi Beacom, followed by Bailey Schimt with 4 points. Leading the team in rebounding was Riley Wagner with 3 boards. Elisa Herrera and Cali Gutz each finished with 3 steals. It's hard to get a huge amount of statistics in a game with just 2 quarters being played. These young ladies are all very hard workers.
Junior Varsity Defeats Plainview Lady Pirates 12-8
The JV is victorious on the road as they get a win to even their record at 2-2. The Young Lady Tigers battled hard and smart to secure the win. Leading the team in rebounds was Lexi Beacom with 4 rebounds. Elisa and Riley followed closely with 3 each. Riley led the team in steals with 3 on the night. Bailey Schimt had the hot hand in shooting as she scored 5 points from the field. Once again this was a very good team effort. Lots of improvement was seen through-out the game.
Varsity Osmond Lady Tigers Pickup Road Win Against Pirates
This was a close game through-out, with the Lady Tigers winning 39-29. With the win Osmonds Varsity has a 2-3 record going into a conference game against Creighton at home. Leading the way in steals against Plainview for Osmond were Grace and Maddy with 4 each as Kiera followed closely with 3. Pulling down the rebounds were Macy with 7 and Kiera with 6. Three other players grabbed 4 boards each. They were Mary, Grace, and Maddy. Dishing out team high assists were Macy and Grace with 3 and 2. Grace also had several deflections in the game. Kiera and Macy led all scorers from both teams with 13 and 12 points. There are a lot of things other team members do that aren't reported. Coach Schmit and I are very happy with how well the girls keep improving and work together as a team. They are a fun group to work with.
CREIGHTON-The Osmond wrestling team competed at the Creighton invitational on Saturday, Dec. 7. The
Tigers scored 24 points and finished in 11th out of the 11 teams competing. Plainview was the team champion
with 241 points, followed by Battle Creek and Elkhorn Valley.
The Tigers had two individual place winners with Patrick Vinson placing fourth at 145 lbs. and Robert Aschoff
finishing in sixth place at 106 lbs.
Patrick had a good tournament, placing fourth at 152 lbs. Patrick was able to win his first match by pin before
falling to the returning state runner-up Gunning from Plainview. He battled back to pick up another pin to get
into the third place match where he fell to Hollandswork from Quad County Northeast to earn a fourth place
"Patrick did a great job competing in his first tournament after suffering a season ending injury last year. He
came ready to compete and wrestled against really tough competition." said Coach Eli Neitzel.
Robert was able to go 1-2 in his bracket before forfeiting due to a knee injury. Robert was able to earn a sixth
place medal in his first high school tournament.
"This was Roberts first time wrestling in a high school match and I think that the speed that some of the older
wrestlers moved was a little faster than what he saw in Jr. High." McKenna commented. "But he did a great
job in competing and sticking it out for a medal. After resting his knee back to health, I look forward to a great
season for Robert."
Also wrestling for Osmond were Hunter Beacom at 126 lbs., Octavio Palacios at 126 lbs. and Bodie True at
145 lbs. "This was also the first tournament for Octavio as well, he had to wrestle on of the top ranked
wrestlers in the state. I was very impressed with his effort as well as Bodie’s and Hunter’s. We have a very
young team and we have a lot of room to grow.”
Next action for the Tigers will be Saturday, Dec. 14th, when they attend the Stanton Invitational. Wrestling
begins at 10 a.m.
Robert Aschoff (1-2) lost by pin to Hudson Barger of Crofton-Bloomfield, won by pin over Matthew Ferris of
Pender, los by pin to Layne Sturek of Pender,
Hunter Beacom (0-2) lost by pin to Boston Reevees of Battle Creek and lost by pin to Chase Hofmeister of
Octavio Palacios (0-2) lost by pin to Adam Miller of Elkhorn Valley, lost by pin to Kyler Mosel of Plainview.
Bodie True (1-2) lost by pin to Ayden Stewart of Plainview, won 9-7 over Devan Schmit of Norfolk, and lost
by pin to Kobe Thompson of Battle Creek.
Patrick Vinson won by pin over Korbyn Battershaw, Battle Creek, lost by pin to Will Gunning of Plainview,
won by fall over Ty Schroeder of Battle Creek, lost by pin to Tie Hollandsworth of Quad County Northeast
Battle Creek 148.0
Elkhorn Valley 115.0
Norfolk JV 66.5
Quad County Northeast 56.0
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.