Saturday, August 26, 2017

Timberwolves Fall in Giltner 60-20

Exeter-Milligan traveled to Giltner Friday night to meet the Hornets at home.  The Timberwolves put together a drive that lasted half of the first quarter and put six points up on the board.  The drive got new life when Giltner roughed the punter and gave the Timberwolves the ball back on a fifteen yard penalty.  Here quarterback Spencer Pribyl hands off the ball to runningback Mitchell Manning (#22) who follows the block of fullback Joey Bartu (#27).  Max Zeleny (#85) blocks on the line.

Below – Timberwolf Mitchell Manning stretches away from the Hornets for a few more yards.

Above -  It’s a quarterback keeper from Spencer Pribyl (#21) who looks to follow the block of #1 Colton Bossaller.
Below -Colton Bossaller moves the ball around Giltner’s #20 Rece Vaught.

Above – Spencer Pribyl (#21) looks to pass while Mitchell Manning (#22) stays back to protect.
Below – Colton Bossaller is wide open to pull one down in the end zone to give the Timberwolves six more points.

Above – Mitchell Manning (#22) gets away from the Hornets to head downfield.
Below – Spencer Pribyl (#21) gets some yards when he keeps the ball before the Hornets bring him down.
 Above - The team lines up for a down.
Below - Trever Zelenka takes down a Hornet

 Above - Joey Bartu gets ready to tackle a Hornet.
Below - Lining up for a down

Above -Seth takes down a Hornet

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Eclipse Extravaganza

Senior Claire Mounce helps Kindergartener Liam Capek draw a picture of the moons phases during the eclipse event at Exeter-Milligan.

Exeter-Milligan has been playing for the solar eclipse even before school got out last year.
The student body, along with faculty and staff, spent the entire school day focused on science experiments and the solar eclipse event.

The morning started with new Timberwolf eclipse shirts for everyone before the Exeter-Milligan band marched in front of the school to start the event.

The students were divided into groups led by a high school student and then rotated between the nearly 20 science stations spread out over the inside and outside of the school.

The Kindergarten through eighth grade students participated in hands on learning experiences at almost every station.  Art was involved as the students made galaxy bottles using glitter, cotton balls and paint inside an empty pop bottle.

The students traced their shadows throughout the day, played with solar powered toys, made moon sand and learned about the phases of the moon through Oreos.

High school students led the different stations showing the students how to make a toilet paper model of the solar students and going through the scientific specifics of the eclipse.

Exeter-Milligan Principal Laura Kroll was pleased at how the day went, “Our high school students really stepped up and did an excellent job.  I knew they would do a good job but I am really impressed at how they interacted with the younger students.”

The morning clouds didn’t allow a few of the activities to take place like sun printing and the solar oven (for s’mores) but the students had multiple opportunities for learning.

After eating a lunar lunch which included rocket dogs, cosmic carrots, sun chips and galaxy cake the entire student body gathered on the football field while science teacher, Mr. Matt Nicholas shared more fun eclipse facts and directed the students in watching the event.  The students were given the all clear to take off their glasses during the full eclipse time and reminded to replace the glasses when the moon moved back across the sun.

The afternoon was spent learning to moonwalk, playing Saturn’s ring toss (with cones and hula hoops) and a musical squirt gun game.

Carter Milton and Cheyenne Krupicka decorate “Sun Sugar Cookies” at the Exeter-Milligan eclipse event.
Ronnie Babula (right) works on building a space lander with the help of high school student Sean Gibson (left).
Eric Olsen (left) gives a group of Exeter-Milligan students the basic scientific facts about the eclipse during Monday’s event.  Science teacher Matt Nicholas stands by to advise.
Hannah Horne shows students how a pinhole viewer works.  Her audience from the left are Liberty Johnson, Crosby Oldehoeft, Sydney Engert, Gabe Jindra and Alexis Turrubiates.
Clint Oldehoeft, left and Sean Gibson, right, test Ronnie Babula’s space lander.
Exeter-Milligan students enjoy their “Sun Sugar Cookies.”  Clockwise from the left are Becca Krupicka, Josh Meyer, Alivia Luzum and Katherine White.

The inside of the track started to get crowded with Exeter-Milligan students prepping for the total eclipse viewing.
 Tossing Saturn’s rings was one of the afternoon activities for the Exeter-Milligan students.
Musical squirt guns was fun for all.  When the music stopped the squirt gun stopped and whoever was holding it got to squirt who they wanted to.  Above Kate Jansky takes aim at Joey Bartu (far right) and Trever Zelenka (right).

Addison Foutch holds up her working paper model of the eclipse as Kaydence Haase gets her model colored.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Football

: Exeter-Milligan Football team from the left in the front row are Student Managers Tyler Due, Daysan Staskal, Cade Kresak and Peyton Pribyl.  Middle row from the left are:  Trever Zelenka, Nick Hayek, Colton Bossaller, Mitchell Manning, Max Zeleny and Dylan Bonds.  Back row from the left are: Theron Odvody, Johnny Babula, Seth Maxson, Joey Bartu, Ryan Sharp, Spencer Pribyl and Jackson Beethe.

Exeter-Milligan seniors Seth Maxson (left) and Joey Bartu (right)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Exeter gets two minutes of totality

Exeter had several extra visitors to view the eclipse on Monday.  Some even came up from towns like Beatrice that were overcrowded, cloudy and rainy to view in Exeter.  The skies were cloudy for most of the morning and just as the moon got within 15 minutes of covering the sun completely the skies cleared up for a perfectly defined shot of the eclipse.  When looking at the partial coverage in Exeter, viewers were able to see some of the clouds move across the moon and soon making for an extra special bonus.  Also, the 360 degree sunset was visible as the crickets began chirping as the skies darkened and cooled.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan Softball

Exeter-Milligan girls on the Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan team are pictured from the left:  Kayla Geiger, Caitlin Murphy, Hannah Horne, Alexis Uldrich, Kelsey Bigelow, Kaitlyn Vavra, Josie Kresak and Georgia Meyer.

 Exeter-Milligan seniors playing on the Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan Softball team are pictured from the left:  Kelsey Bigelow, Alexis Uldrich, Hannah Horne and Kaitlyn Vavra.