To be in compliance with a new Nebraska State law on concussion awareness in high school athletics Hay Springs Schools will be testing ALL student athletes grades 6-12.
This MUST be done before competition or practice, again this is for all sports not just contact sports. ALL ATHLETES, ALL SPORTS!
Testing will be done:
Monday, August 6th
at Hay Springs High School
The tests, both a cognitive and a spacial test, will be conducted by the physical therapy department for Box Butte General Hospital.
This test will provide a baseline that athletes must meet before returning to play following a concussion.
It will be difficult to schedule a test after this date and may be expensive. Plan on attending om Monday, August 6th.
On Saturday October 1, the Hay Springs Lady Hawks traveled down to Cody-Kilgore to play them, Stuart and Hyannis in a Non-Conference game. The games started at 10:30 a.m. The Hay Springs Hawks Varsity Volleyball team lost against the Stuart Broncos in two sets. They also lost against the Hyannis Longhorns by in two sets. They won their game against the Cody-Kilgore Cowgirls in two sets.
Also on October 1 the Hay Springs Junior High volleyball team traveled to Hemingford for Panhandle Conference. The games started at 9 a.m. The first game was against Gordon Rushville. The Hawks lost 19-25 in the first round and 18-25 in the second. The second game was against the Valentine Badgers. The Hawks lost the first round 11-25. They made a close comeback in the second round but did not triumph coming up short 21-25.
Sam said, “We need to practice communicating.”
On Monday, October 3, the Hay Springs Junior High volleyball team faced off against Gordon Rushville for the second time. The game was at home and started at 4:30p.m. The Hawks were victorious and won their first A game. They played a great game winning 25-13 and 25-22. Their B team was also successful winning 25-15 and 25-14.
Emma said, “The game was awesome!”
SPIKE!!! The Hay Springs Junior High Volleyball team traveled to Hemingford to play the Bobcats, last Saturday, September 24. The Bobcats defeated the Hawks with the scores being 25 to 13 in the first set and 25 to 17 in the second set.
Katrena commented, “We tried hard but we are going to try harder next time.”
Serve it!!! The Lady Hawks played against the Mitchell Tigers at Hay Springs, last Thursday, September 22 at five O’clock p.m. The Hawks won the first set 25 to 22. Mitchell won the other three with the scores being 20 to 25 in the second set, 17 to 25 in the third, and 23 to 25 in the fourth. Mitchell’s JV team also won the Junior Varsity tournament with the score 25 to 12 in the first set and 25 to 9 in the second set.
Tauna quotes, “We did (well) but could have done better.“
Recognition to parents. Parent’s night will be Thursday, October 20. It will take place at Lister Sage in between the JV and varsity games of volleyball and at half time during the football game. Cross country will be introduced at the same time as volleyball. The football and flags parents will both be recognized at halftime of the football game. The purpose of parent’s night is to recognize and thank all of the parents who allow their kids to go out for sports. There is also a big thanks to them for all of the support that they provide. Everyone will go alphabetically with seniors first. There will be no flowers to order this year as the parents will just wear the buttons of their kid’s faces. Mrs. Palmer shares a quote by Angela Schwindt, “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is about.”
Serves Up!!! This past Saturday the Lady Hawks traveled to Hemingford for a volleyball tournament. The other teams that took part in the tournament were Sioux County, Morrill, Hemingford, Hyannis, and Minatare. Hay Springs played the second game of the day against Sioux County and won in two sets with scores of 25-17 and 25-10. Then they waited and watched three other games before their next game against Morrill. They won that game in two sets, scoring 26-24 and 25-16. Winning their first two games put the Lady Hawks into the championship game against Hyannis. Hyannis put up a good fight against Hay Springs, but in the end the Hawks still came out on top winning 25-18 and 25-23. With their final win of the day the ladies carried on the tradition of winning the Hemingford tournament for the fifth year in a row.
Bus driver Lori Schneider said, “The girls have really started improving, I see something different in every game.”
The ladies will face off with Mitchell on Thursday September 22 at 5p.m. in Hay Springs. They will then travel to Crawford on Saturday for the Crawford Tournament starting at 10a.m.
AWW TEAM! The Hay Springs Lady Hawks played their first game during the triangular on Tuesday, September 6. They played against Banner County in the first game and then the third game they faced off against Hemingford. The Lady Hawks came out on top in two games against Banner County winning 25-14 and 25-19. They also came out on top against Hemingford winning 25-22 and 25-23. The ladies have officially started off their season with a perfect 2-0 record.
After the game head Coach Lisa Hughes was asked how she thought the game went. She responded with, “I was happy with how the first two games went. We found out where our weak areas are and we will concentrate on those in the next several practices. Great start!”
She was also asked what her goals for the season are and she said, “I would love to see us win a sub-district and district title as well as our fifth conference title, but to do that we will need to work hard in practices. We need to improve every game and have fun.”