Blue Hill Students attend Sportsmanship Conference

Kort

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 Move On

Kort

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.

Volleyball Youth Night

Kort and Kosse

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BH Volleyball players line up with youth

Far from a surprise, the Lady Bobcat volleyball won their game vs. the Silver Lake Mustangs in a Tuesday night matchup. They came out strong with a first set finish of 25-8, the second set was 25-3, and they closed the first and final set with a score of 25-4.

It was youth night, a chance for young volleyball players to watch the game and get recognized. The youth volleyball players got to high-five the high school players after they were introduced. This gave the kids a chance to see what they will experience in high school.

Winning Day

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On Thursday August 31st, the softball, volleyball, and cross country teams won each of their events. Students at Blue Hill dubbed this “winning day” on the bus ride home.

 

The volleyball team won against Doniphan 3-0. Blue Hill volleyball senior, Taylor Bonifas said,”the game wasn’t challenging like other games, but there were still times in the game that were tougher than others.”  

 

The softball team won against Polk County 9-6.

 

Colby Karr got 1st place at the Superior Cross Country meet. According to Karr, “From the bang of the gun to the finish line, I was in 1st the whole race.”

 

It was a good day for Blue Hill Athletics!

Blue Hill Staff <3 Public Schools

Shawlarge_Blue-Shirt-FrontThis school year Blue Hill Schools’ teachers are celebrating the public school communities by wearing an I ❤ Public Schools shirt once a month.

The shirts are part of NE<3PS (Nebraska Loves Public Schools). http://nelovesps.org/about/. Their mission is to help promote the good moments of the public school systems by taking photos, videos, and making them into films.

They also sell shirts that say, “I ❤ Public Schools.” These shirts are to promote the wellbeing of public schools. The staff of Blue Hill will be allowed to wear their shirts with jeans on the first friday of every month if they so choose.

Mrs. Kohmetscher, a Blue Hill High School teacher, commented on what that day means to her, “I ❤ Public Schools Day is a time for teachers, students, and the community to celebrate public schools and education. It is neat to see teachers from other schools out in public wearing their different colored shirts.”

The I ❤ Public Schools days will be a wonderful way to promote learning in public school communities.