Saturday, December 21, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Athletes Receive Post Season Honors

Lincoln Journal Star All State Second Team:
Erica Yound
Omaha World Herald All State Honorable Mention:
Erica Yound
Marissa Howard
Kylie Briske
Amber Pribyl
Madison Horne
The York News Times All-Area Team also recognized Erica Yound on their team with Amber Pribyl, Kylie Briske and Marissa Howard as Honorable Mentions.

Omaha World Herald and Lincoln Journal Star D-1 All State First Team:
Nolan White
James Sluka
Garrett Pribyl
Kyle Jensen

Honorable Mention:

Derek Luzum
Jesse Hall
Dusty Axline

York News Time All-Area Football Team slated James Sluka as one of the Co-Captains.  Other team members include Nolan White, and Kyle Jensen.  Garrett Pribyl and Derek Luzum were given an honorable mention.

Exeter-Milligan Hosts High Plains

Exeter-Milligan hosted High Plains Friday night in a battle on the boards.
The Exeter-Milligan girls trailed the entire game.  At half-time the Timberwolves were down by five, struggling with their rebounds.  Fourth quarter the ladies turned up the heat and headed into the Storm.  With 2:45 they came within four points and with 1:17 left they closed the gap to two.  Logan Zeleny was fouled and made her shots just before the Storm fouled again and Maitlyn Thomsen made a foul shot.  Sydney Hall broke away and scored and was fouled on her way up.  She got the bucket and a shot bringing it to 39-38 with the Timberwolves ahead.  Madison Horne stole the ball from High Plains and passed to Sydney Hall who scored in traffic.  The final score was 42-38 with the Timberwolves beating the buzzer. 

The Timberwolf boys team struggled during the first quarter trailing 27-13.  They made up a few points to trail by just seven at the half and made up one more point by the end of the third quarter. They ended the third down 38-44.  The Timberwolves ran out of time losing 58-60. 
 Timberwolf Senior Kimberlin Ruhl performed the National Anthem a capella before the start of the girls varsity game.
 Freshmen Sydney Hall breaks away and heads to the hoop.
 Anna Dedenroth shoots for two.

 Logan Zeleny heads around a High Plains player.
 Marissa Howard handling the ball.
 Sam Horne fights to keep the ball.
 Garrett Pribyl takes the ball down the court.

 Kyle Jensen gets ready to shoot.

 Nolan White races a High Plains baller down the court.
 Alex Benorden handles the ball in traffic.

 Sam Zeleny handles the ball.

Felix Richter goes for three during the JV game.

Sam Zeleny sneaks around the Storm and shoots for two.

Exeter-Milligan Update: Title I

Title I News by Anita Mueller, Title I Director

Title I Reading - The second graders have been learning about the different parts of writing letters.  They have written letters to their pen pals in Friend and to Santa.  I have worked with the Title I students on coming up with ideas, helping with spelling/reversals, and the correct form for letter writing.  They know the parts of a letter with using visuals that Mrs. Weber has taught them.  The first graders have been working on practicing reading out of their Reading Mastery book as well as spelling words that they have been missing.   Some letter formation has also been worked on during our Title I time.  I use a Ziploc bag filled with hair gel, dye, and glitter (pictured).  They use their finger on the bag and then they "feel" and "see" the letter that they have made

Friday, December 20, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Update: Music News

Music News by Angie Murphy, E-M Music Instructor

Every other year, approximately 350 fourth and fifth graders in the state of Nebraska are nominated by their classroom teacher to participate in the Nebraska All-State Children’s Choir, sponsored by the Nebraska Music Educators Association. Selection as a member of this group is one of the highest musical honors attainable in Nebraska. Mrs. Judy Welch, Children’s Choir Coordinator, for the Nebraska Music Educators Association, is pleased to announce that Katelyn Babula and Briana Capek were among the 350 students selected to be a part of the 2013 All-State Children’s Chorus. Guest conductor for the group was Emily Crocker, Conductor of the Vocal Arts Academy of Milwaukee and internationally known musical composer and arranger.  The chorus rehearsed Thursday, November 21st on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, the host site of the 2013 NMEA Conference/Clinic. A final public concert was held on Thursday, November 21st at 4:00 pm at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

Pictured are Katelyn Babula (left) and Briana Capek (right) before their concert

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Jr and Sr High Christmas Program

Jr High Brand
High School Choir and Friends of Vocal
Jr High Choir

Exeter-Milligan Jr and Sr High vocal and band students performed a Christmas program on Tuesday, December 10th.

The Junior High Choir began the night with “Somewhere in My Memory” and “Christmas. . .In About Three Minutes”  before the band gathered their instruments and treated the crowd to “Jingle-Bell Rock” and “Winter Wonderland.”

This year, the two members of the Senior High Choir, Kimberlin Ruhl and Hunter Stride, performed “One Little Candle” and “Elf Esteem.”

The choir was then joined by Friends of Vocal to perform “Merry Christas, Mary” and “Christmas In A Small Town.”

The Senior High Band impressed the crowd with their rendeition of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Celtic Carol.”

For the finale, the junior high band members joined the senior high band members and invited the crowd to sing along with some familiar Christmas Carols.

Guests were invited to the lunchroom for a Christmas Tea.

During the evening, guests were also treated to an art show with all of the seventh through 12 grade students artwork in the small gym.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Girls Lasso the Dorchester Longhorns

 Exeter-Milligan's Marissa Howard breaks away from Dorchester's Clarissa Bors.
The Timberwolves dominated the game against the Longhorns.  At the final buzzer it was 49-25.  Here freshman Samantha Horne beats out No. 21 Olivia Plonkey and No. 13 Laura Davidsen.

Exeter-Milligan's Amber Pribyl goes up for a shot with Dorchesters No. 44 Avery Behrens on her tail.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Exeter United Methodist Church Hosts Breakfast With Santa

The Exeter United Methodist Church hosted a community Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7th.  Everyone was invited to take some time to share their lists with Santa and have their picture made.  After getting a copy of their picture, a goodie bag and a stuffed animal they were invited downstairs for eggs, sausage and toast. 

Above: Joel Vossler isn’t quite ready to get too close to Santa, so his dad, Wayne Vossler holds him close enough to share his list with Santa.
Below: Kiya Songster and her grandmother, Noreen Songster, enjoyed a visit with Santa and some breakfast from the United Methodist Church.  Bonnie Cudaback is serving breakfast.