Saturday, February 22, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Elementary Holds Mini-Math Olympics

Let the Games Begin… Second graders at Exeter-Milligan Public Schools prepared for the Winter Olympics by creating a Mini-Math Olympics. A torch relay delivered notes about this event, inviting all kindergarten, first and second graders to participate for team U.S.A. On February 6, students paraded around the gym wearing patriotic colors and carrying U.S. flags. They watched as the final torch runner made a lap in the gym and ignited the Olympic torch. The Olympic oath and Olympic creed were read. Opening ceremonies also included watching a youtube video about the Olympics. These athletes participated in six events: cotton ball shot put, paper straw javelin throw, paper plate discus throw, marble grab, sponge squeeze and big foot. At each of these centers, students practiced estimating and measuring skills with metric units. High school students were available to assist the elementary students as they measured and recorded their results. Students learned facts about ancient and modern day Olympics, too. Patrons of the district were able to follow events via Twitter, #emwolves. A medal ceremony concluded the EM Mini- Math Winter Olympics.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Jr. High Boys Team Season Wrap Up

The Exeter-Milligan junior high boys basketball team finished the 2013-14 season with a 6-4 record.  In December, E-M had a 3-2 record, finishing second at the Dorchester tournament the opening weekend of the season.  In January, the young Timberwolves went 2-1.  At the Exeter-Milligan tournament this past weekend, the boys finished in third place. 

Leading the scoring for E-M this season was Patrick Murphy, with 74 points.  Colton Bossaller scored 54 points.  Eric Olsen, Derek Axline, and Seth Maxson added 35, 33, and 32 points respectively.  Spencer Pribyl put in 25 points on the season.  Joey Bartu added 6 points and Wyatt Foutch scored 4 points.

EM  25 – 46  BDS              
EM  36 – 13  Meridian        * Dorchester Tournament
EM  22 – 28  Hampton       * Dorchester Tournament
EM  27 – 6    Dorchester
EM  32 – 11  Meridian
EM  40 – 30  McCool
EM  22 – 13  Cross County
EM  16 – 32  Friend
EM  22 – 40  Friend             *  E-M Tournament
EM  21 – 18  Meridian         *  E-M Tournament

The E-M boys B team finished the season with a record of 0-4.  The team lost to BDS 15-30, McCool 10-19, Cross County 7-26, and Friend 8-21.  Trever Zelenka led the B team in scoring with 11 points.  Johnny Babula, Theron Odvody, and Blake Steuben each scored 6 points.  Mitchell Manning added 5, Peytan Brandt 4, and James Becker 2 points.

Above: Exeter-Milligan Jr High Basketball A Team pictured after their third place win at the Exeter-Milligan Tournament.  They are pictured front row from left to right, Joey Bartu, Colton Bossaller, Seth Maxson, and Trever Zelenka.  Back row from the left Coach Brian Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Derek Axline, Spencer Pribyl and Eric Olsen.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Junior High Girls Basketball Season Wrap Up

The JH girls basketball A team finished the season with an 8-6 record. The B team finished with an 2-1 record. The A team won the Dorchester tournament and also placed 3rd in the Giltner Slamfest.  

Top 5 scorers on the year:
Tara Mueller - 149 points
Kelsey Bigelow - 87 points
Hannah Beethe - 74 points
Hannah Horne - 50 points
Kathrine White - 47 points.

Exeter-Milligan Jr High Basketball A Team pictured after their third place win at the Giltner Tournament.  Front row from the left are Janey Erdkamp, Katherine White and Kaitlyn Vavra.  Back row from the left are Coach Jackson Krejci, Kelsey Bigelow, Hannah Horne, Hannah Beethe and Tara Mueller

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Update: Speech Team

Three members of the Exeter-Milligan Speech team competed at the Meridian Mustang Speech invite. From the left, Taylor May competed in Entertainment speaking, Meredith Emshoff received 3rd place in Entertainment speaking, and Amber Pribyl placed 5th in Humorous Prose. Sutton Speech on Feb. 22 is up next for the Timberwolves followed by Crossroads Conference Speech on Feb. 26. (On the team, but not attending Toni Bossaller.)