Saturday, October 20, 2018

EMF Finishes Season With Perfect Record 8-0

The Cougars showed their claws early at the final regular season game for the Exeter-Milligan/Friend Bobcats.  After a horse collar penalty on the Bobcats gave Cross County a first down they snuck into the end zone giving them six on the board with 5:36 left in the first quarter.  The two point attempt was no good.

The Bobcats weren't about to let that score go unanswered and on a beautiful Spencer Pribyl pass to Max Zeleny in the end zone they were tied 6-6.  Pribyl kept it for the successful two point conversion and it was 8-6 with 2:08 left in the first.

Cross County fought down field and on 3rd and 9 threw a Hail Mary pass that was caught for six  with 8:20 left in the 2nd quarter. Again the Bobcats stopped the two point attempt.

Bobcats sped down field and it was Mitchell Manning's turn in the end zone finding it twice, once for six and once for two making the score 16-12.

Penalities were a big factor in the game and the Bobcats benefited from a pass interference on Cross County.  EMF kept plowing under the two minute mark and Edwin Baptista was in for six and two.  Score was 24-12.

With less than a second on the clock Cross County threw another end zone pass that was caught, two point was good this time.  24- 20 at the half

With 9:26 left in the quarter Baptista barreled down the field for another eight points 32-20.

Cross County took advantage of some yards gained by an unsportsmanlike conduct call on the Bobcats and tacked on eight with 5:11 left in the third 32-28

Manning carried it downfield for the Bobcats and Zelenka caught a Pribyl pass in the end zone.  Two point was denied 38-28

Baptista rushed for another 8 points 46-28.

After bobbling the return Cross County took it back to their 13 yard line but couldn't get much farther and turned it over on downs.  Final was 46-28.  

The Bobcats will meet East Butler (3-5) in Milligan on Thursday at 7 p.m.

 Max catches it in the end zone.

CRC Volleyball Runner Up

 The Exeter-Milligan Volleyball team won their match against Giltner in five sets on Monday to make it to the finals against long time conference rival BDS.  The Timberwolves fought a hard first set tied at the end to lose by just two points.  BDS went on to win the next two sets leaving the Timberwolves conference runner-ups.

Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves with their runner-up plaque from the CRC Tournament.  Seated from the left are: Alexis Turrubiates, Kate Jansky, Katherine White, and Anna Sluka. Front row: Cameran Jansky, Jaiden Papik, Cammie Harrison, Daisy Kanode and Emma Olsen.  Middle row: Student Manager Taylor Pribyl, Kiah Songster, Briana Capek, Maddie Luzum and Student Manager Jozie Kanode.  Back row: student Manager Olivea Swanson, Asst Coach Laura Kroll, Head Coach Darcy White, Asst Coach Katherine Smith and Student Manager Malorie Staskal.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Girl Scouts Give Back

Top - (L-R) Chezney Kanode, Kendyll Tomlinson and Brooklyn Oldehoeft enjoyed making special birthday party bags for Blue Valley Pantry.
Bottom-  (L-R) Chezney Kanode, Kendyll Tomlinson and Brooklyn Oldehoeft with their completed birthday-in-a-bag project.

The Exeter-Milligan Girl Scout Troop 20703 enjoyed shopping for a family at Christmastime so much last year they wanted to do something to make a year round impact.

They also discovered that the Christmas lists were not going to be available this year and discussed several other service projects ideas. They found out there was a need for birthday party supplies.  So the troop brainstormed about the essentials for a good birthday party, made their lists and decided on a budget for their service project.

The bags included cake mix, frosting, candles, birthday banner, plates, napkins, tablecloth, cake pan and birthday hat. They made bags for both girls and boys.

Together the troop shopped for the supplies, sticking to their budget, and assembled the bags at the Friend Library.

According to their leader, Kendra Oldehoeft, "The hardest part for the girls was stopping at just the items on the list- they really wanted to keep adding items to make the recipients happy- toys, greeting cards, birthday hats, etc.- but they did good refraining as they kept the budget in mind."

The troop recently co-hosted a fish fry with the Boy Scouts and used the proceeds from that event to fund their service project.

The look forward to making handprint turkey pictures to be included with Meals on Wheels deliveries around Thanksgiving.

The Blue Valley Pantry in Geneva have the bags available and will pass them out as needed.
Members of Troop 20703 are Chezney Kanode and Brooklyn Oldehoeft from Exeter and Kendyll Tomlinson of Friend.

Exeter-Milligan Update: Math

Math Musings
By Mary Kay Pribyl, Exeter-Milligan Math Instructor

The algebra class has been solving equations for the past couple weeks.  We had a little fun practicing by having a scavenger hunt.  The students worked with a partner to solve equations. They had a chance to get up and move around the classroom and the library using their answers to find the next equation they needed to solve. 

Pictured working on their equations are Casey Underwood, Ben Bartu, (above) Maddie Luzum, and Briana Capek (below).

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Update: Outdoor Ed

Outdoor Ed Day
By Lorie Sliefert, E-M Science Instructor

On Friday September 28, the Biology II and Zoology classes taught the 2nd grade class about the outdoors.   The older students lead many centers on wind, insects, trees, recycling and animal tracks.  Students made many things at these centers such as rain sticks, oceans in a bottle, pine cone birdfeeders, and wind vanes.  Despite the chilly weather the students enjoyed their time at the park.  

Pictured are:
Front (on cooler): Boden Graham
2nd Row: Anna Suarez, Joel Vossler, Chezney Kanode, Kate Pribyl
3rd Row: Maddux Milton, Gavin Mueller, Brynnlye Johnson, Hannah Petersen, Mackenzie Jaeger, Beau Becker, Aiden Nichols
Back row: Josie Kresak, Kate Jansky, and Ty Underwood