Blue Hill Students attend Sportsmanship Conference

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On Wednesday, a chosen group of Blue Hill students went to a sportsmanship assembly in Kearney. The purpose was to teach the students how to be good sports. Blue Hill has always been known for great fans and kids who not only play their heart out, but respect their opponents.

Teacher, Ben Jones said he wanted everyone in the seventh grade class when he started his first year to go at least once to learn leadership and sportsmanship, not only for sports but also other organizations.

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Bobcats Place 4th In D1 State Volleyball

 

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On Thursday, November 9th, the Blue Hill Volleyball players headed to Lincoln for NSAA state volleyball. The Bobcats beat the Heartland Huskies 3-1. The first set was a victory for the bobcats with a score of 25-18. The second set the Huskies caught up and tied the game 1-1 with a score of 25-15. The third and fourth set the Bobcats redeemed themselves with the third set score of 25-15 and the fourth set of 25-22. Advancing the Bobcats into the second round of the NSAA state volleyball against the Meridian Mustangs. On Friday, November 10th the Mustangs beat the Bobcats in five sets. The first set was 25-22, the bobcats won the second set 25-23, the third set was 25-17, the fourth set was 25-23, and the final set was 15-11.  On Saturday the Bobcats played BDS in the consolation game with the bobcats getting beat in three sets. The Bobcats placed 4th in the D1 state volleyball tournament.

Volleyball Goes to State!

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On Thursday, November 9, the Blue Hill spirit squad put on a pep rally for the state qualifying Bobcat volleyball team. At the pep rally, the girls completed three games based on their team motto: “Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It.”

For the first event, the team was split into 3 teams, and they had to get into sleeping bags and crawl across the floor without the sleeping bag falling off. After the full team accomplished this, they had to pull their coach on a bed sheet around the gym. Ms. Vankirk’s team won this game.

The next game required the girls to serve 5 volleyballs over the net with their nondominant arm, and then scoot across the gym as a “human caterpillar.” Mrs. Ostrander’s team won this game.

In the last game, volleyball players had to find toilet paper hidden in the crowd. They then had to wrap their coach in toilet paper. The crowd voted for the best wrapped coach. Ms. Vankirk was wrapped as a bride, Mrs. Allen as a princess, and Mrs. Ostrander as a robot. The student section got to yell for who was best wrapped. Mrs. Allen won this event.

The volleyball team plays tonight at Lincoln East at 5:30. Come support the girls at state!

Bobcats Move On

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The Bobcat football team move on again. The boys had to grind it out Tuesday night in a slugfest 37-34. The Bobcats had a 14 point lead going into half-time; however, the Twin Loup Wolves came out firing on all cylinders to catch up to the Bobcats.

The fourth quarter was an exciting one for both teams. Both crowds were cheering with all their might. Both teams grinded till the very last drive when Blue Hill had the ball. The Bobcats drove down the field with John Rouse making great throws to strong, tall receivers Maccoy Menke and Trent Karr, setting up Joe Mackin for the field goal to take the lead.

That was Joe’s first field goal of the year and he nailed it right down the center. After all that and taking the lead, the Bobcats squib kicked it down the right side and had to only hold Twin Loup one last play, where senior linebacker Ethan Sharp dropped back in coverage and took the interception to close the game out.

Veterans Day Program

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This Tuesday, November 7th, Blue Hill Schools hosted the Veterans Day Program in honor of our local and national military veterans.

The Blue Hill American Legion & Auxiliary Post #176 sponsored and ran the program. The school is thankful for their contribution to the program, and their contributions to our country. Their Post Commander, Mr. Harlan Siebrass, conducted the program like years before.

After welcoming everyone to the program, he lead the 4 members in the posting of the colors. The band played the “Star Spangled Banner” as everyone saluted the flags. Mr. Siebrass then led the Pledge Of Allegiance. The elementary stated it loud and proud.

Siebrass introduced the Girls’ State and Boys’ State representatives. Senior, Taylor Bonifas spoke about her experiences at the Girls’ State. She reminisced about her experiences at Girls’ State and the passion girls throughout Nebraska had for politics. Trent Karr gave an inspirational speech about his experience at the Boy’s State as well. He was detailed, overviewing, and finished it out with a call to the crowd to be the best you.

After those spectacular speeches, Mrs. Drury lead the Choir in a special song to the Veterans. They sang “We Honor You,” an angel-like tribute to war veterans.

Afterwards, Mr. Siebrass introduced the last speaker of the program, Pastor Harold King. The Pastor presented the history of how Veterans’ Day came to be. Ethan Sharp, Senior, says, “I learned from the speech that Veterans’ Day was not originally called that.”

This lead to a perfectly timed song from the band. They played “Marches Armed Forces.” At the end of the song, Siebrass lead the 4 men back to retire the colors and close the program.

Trent Karr ended the experience with a final tribute. A tribute to the fallen, the wounded, and the people. With his trumpet cloaked behind the stage curtains, he honorably played “Taps.”

Mr. Siebrass thanked the people for attending and allowing them to put on this program year after year.

Bobcats Head to District Finals

 

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On Tuesday, October 30th, the Lady Bobcats beat the Bulldogs and the Flyers, and  succeeded into district finals. The first Sub District game was against the Bulldogs, and the Bobcats won the first set 25-13. The Bobcats flew by the second set with the score of 25-6. The final set was 25-12 for the Bobcats to succeed into the second game for Sub Districts against the Flyers. The Bobcats had an easy first set against the Flyers with a final score of 25-15. The second set was a close game, but the Bobcats finished the second set strong with a final score of 25-22. The third set the Flyers caught up to the Bobcats with a Flyer win 26-24. The fourth set the Bobcats came back and won Sub District finals with a final score of 25-18, leading the Bobcats to District finals against Overton at GICC on November 2nd.

Bobcats Advance

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The Bobcat football team had a impressive win Wednesday night over the North Central knights. The Bobcats scored on the first play of the game as Joe Mackin ran the kick return back for a touchdown after Trent Karr had an aggressive block right in the heart of the the knights kickoff team.

The Bobcats were quick to shut down the knights’ run game leaving them with the only option to pass against the hard hitting Bobcats. At the end of first quarter, Blue Hill lead the Knights 20-6. As the Bobcats grinded out the first and second quarter, the Bobcats held the lead to 27-14.

The second half was a good half all around for the experienced Bobcat team resulting in a 49-20 win to advance to the third round in the Nebraska D2 playoffs where they will be facing a tough Twin Loup team on Tuesday night at 6 PM.