Saturday, October 24, 2015

Exeter-Milligan Update: History and Geography Classes

 Claire Mounce and Hannah Beethe working on a poster about the Industrial Revolution.

Mitchell Manning, Theron Odvody, Peytan Brandt, and Johnny Babula collecting QR code about Nebraska history on a scavenger hunt.

Mr. Brian Murphy's history and geography classes at Exeter-Milligan have done a variety of different learning activities this semester.  These projects engage students in the topic and help them better learn the material that is being covered.  Currently, History 8 is learning about the American Revolution, High School American History is studying the late 1800s, Geography is now discussing population and culture, World History is covering the Roman Empire, and Post World War II students are researching unrest in the U.S. and around the world during the 1950s and 1960s.  A variety of learning experiences give all students an opportunity to learn.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Exeter-Milligan Posts Another Win

Exeter-Milligan took down Red Cloud in true Timberwolf fashion 62-28 with the reserves playing for the majority of the second half.  The Timberwolves got on the board with 10:05 left in the first quarter.  At half Exeter-Milligan was up 32-0 and they extended their lead 52-14 by the end of the third quarter.  Above Cameron White (48) takes down Red Cloud's Michael D'Ambrosio.
 Colton Bossaller (1) makes some yardage.
 Freshman Mitchell Manning carriers the ball for the Timberwolves.
 #81 Spencer Papik blocks for Trevor Luzum (7)
 Eric Olsen (8) outruns D'Ambrosio but gets knocked out of bounds.
 Sean Maxson heads down the sideline.
 Trevor Luzum heads around the Red Cloud players for another six points for Exeter-Milligan.
Sam Zeleny gets ready to launch another pass.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Exeter-Milligan Update: Visiting the Senior Center

Sharon Lott’s 1st graders at Exeter-Milligan have been getting acquainted with "Gma's and Gpa’s” this last month at the Senior Center in Exeter. This is such a great experience for the first graders and the seniors at the senior center love it too. The seniors can share wisdom of life long experiences, patience, kindness, time and loving attention and the children bring innocent joy and a welcome distraction to the seniors. They definitely benefit each other. We spend an hour each month at the senior center.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Timberwolves win CRC Tournament

Exeter-Milligan dropped the first set to Hampton 25-7 but Coach Darcy White certainly motivated the young players as they took the next three sets to win the prestigious Crossroads Conference Tournament.  Currently the Timberwolves are ranked #1 in NSAA points in Class D-2

Foreign Exchange Student Hanna at Exeter-Milligan

Hanna Klose is having a great time as a foreign exchange student at Exeter-Milligan High School.
The junior, from Berlin, Germany is enjoying her host family, Paul and Karla Sheffield, along with their daughter, Haylee.

“I wanted to have the experience to learn about a different culture and improve my English.  I knew I was going to come to a small town I just didn’t know where.  It’s different and that’s good.”

Berlin with a population of 3.5 million is a far cry from the almost 600 in Exeter.

Adjusting hasn’t been too difficult for Klose, “I miss the noise of Berlin and my little brother and the traditional foods at home.”

Klose could say enough good about the school and the experience that she is having.  Participating in sports has brought a whole new perspective to the educational experience for her.

“I really love the sports in the school. The whole school is like one team.  It’s not just going to school,  you represent your school and your team.  I really like to be a part of a team.  It’s so important to everybody.  We get so much support.”

Klose has found the small town atmosphere to her liking as well.  “The people – they are all so nice and friendly,  Everyone is interested in your culture and where you come from.  And they want to know about you.”

Improving her English and understanding the way of life in America were Kloses’ two main goaIs in coming to American and she feels her English has already improved a lot.

The year in America won’t have a negative effect on her schooling either.  She is in a 13 year Spanish German School.  “Careerwise having the English will make a difference.  Today most of the people in Europe speak English and I want to go into fashion.  I love to travel too, so the English will help.”
The Sheffield’s plan to show Klose a little more of America with trips to Nashville and Phoenix in the works.  Her mother and stepfather along with her younger brother will visit in January and she hopes her Dad will get a chance to come later.

“My host family has made it very easy for me.  They don’t treat me like a guest.  They treat me like a daughter,” explained Klose.

Exeter-Milligan-Friend Junior High Football Season Wrap-Up

Exeter-Milligan Friend Junior High Football Team.  Pictured in the front row from the left are: Sean Gibson, Frank Filipi, Jackson Beethe, Keegan Newsome, Conor Dempsey, Zach Cook, Casey Jindra
back row from the left are: Clint Oldehoeft, Caleb Horne, Ryan Sharp, Max Zeleny, Ty Underwood, Mason Kelley, Nick Hayek, Dylan Bonds

The Exeter-Milligan junior high football team completed their 2015 season last week. The team consisted of 10 Exeter-Milligan boys and 5 boys from Friend. Exeter-Milligan ended the season with a 4-2 record.

In the opener, on September 8, EM traveled to Diller to take on Diller-Odell. EM took a 14-8 lead at the half and went on to win 20-16. Caleb Horne scored on a 58-yard run and a 79-yard pass reception from Max Zeleny. In addition, Zeleny added a 1-yard TD run. Zeleny threw to Ryan Sharp for a 2-point conversion. Defensively, Horne and Jackson Beethe each recovered D-O fumbles.

On September 15, East Butler came to Friend and handed EM its first loss of the season.  East Butler opened up a 22-0 first quarter lead.  EM played better in the second half, but could not get on the scoreboard.  The game ended with East Butler on top 50-0.

McCool Junction traveled to Milligan on September 21.  The teams were tied at 22 at halftime.  In the second half, EM made 1 of 2 conversions after TDs to win 36-34.  Max Zeleny passed for 2 TDs, a 25-yard pass to Mason Kelly, and a 35-yard pass to Caleb Horne. Kelley added a 11 TD run and Zeleny had runs of 3 and 9 yards. Zeleny hit Kelley and Horne on 2-point passes as well.  Horne also ran one conversion in.  Kelley helped the EM defense with a pass interception.

Milligan was the site of a September 28 game with Meridian. EM opened up a 36-8 halftime lead, with a 22 point second quarter. Caleb Horne had TD runs of 53, 14, and 14 yards.  Max Zeleny added TD passes of 4 yards to Ryan Sharp and 37 yards to Horne. Jackson Beethe also threw a 17 yard TD pass to Dylan Bonds. Two-point conversions were: Horne, 2 runs and Zeleny to Sharp. The EM defense played well.  Horne had an interception. Fumble recoveries were made by Conor Dempsey, Bonds, Mason Kelly, and Sharp.

On October 5, EM traveled to Henderson to take on Heartland.  In the first half, Heartland opened up a 28-14 lead. In the third quarter, EM scored a TD and held Heartland scoreless.  With just over 4 minutes to play, Heartland held sizeable a 50-26 lead.  EM came storming back to tie the game at 50 with 23 seconds remaining.  However, Heartland scored as time ran out, running the ball into the end zone from 32 yards out.  Caleb Horne scored all 7 EM TDs. He had 2 kick returns, 52 and 54 yards, a run of 4 yards, and TD receptions from Max Zeleny of 53, 4, 10, and 35 yards.  Horne threw to Mason Kelly for a 2-point connection. Zeleny had a run and passes to Dylan Bonds and Ryan Sharp for conversions.  On defense, Jackson Beethe and Nick Hayek had pass interceptions and Conor Dempsey and Ty Underwood recovered fumbles.

In the season finale, on October 12, EM played Deshler in Friend. EM scored early and often, opening up a 30-0 first quarter lead. EM added a TD in each of the final 3 quarters, while allowing Deshler a TD on the final play of the game. The final was a 48-6 EM victory. Max Zeleny threw TD passes to Caleb Horne and Mason Kelley of 6 and 35 yards respectively. Zeleny also had a TD run of 51 yards.  Horne had TD runs of 25 and 40 yards. He also returned an interception 18 yards for a TD. Casey Jindra had a TD run from 5 yards out.  Kelley and Horne ran in conversion plays, and Zeleny hit Ryan Sharp as well.  On defense, Horne intercepted two Deshler passes, while Conor Dempsey and Dylan Bonds recovered fumbles for EM.


Above -Dylan Bonds holds onto the ball against Heartland Husky players #12 Josh Quiring and #22 Trevor Goertzen.
Below -Caleb Horne carriers the ball shaking off Heartland Husky #4 Augustin Atikpohou with Huskie Cade Oswald behind.

Above - Exeter-Milligan Friend quarterback Max Zeleny throws a pass with pressure from Husky #50 Cade Oswald.  Below - Zeleny runs with the ball with #4 Atikpohou and #2 Boehr after him.

Below -Exeter-Milligan Friend player Mason Kelly  is surrounded by Heartland Husky players #12 Josh Quiring, #14 Jared Nunnenkamp, #2 Nolan Boehr, and #22 Trevor Goertzen