Consistency! This year’s Cross Country team has done extremely well and almost all of them improved at every meet, in both high school and junior high. The three high school runners worked their hardest to make it to the Best of the West meet on Saturday, October 8. After the Best of the West competition is the district meet. Districts will be on Thursday, October 1. After districts is the state competition. State will be Friday, October, 21.
Mrs. Mandelko said, “Jerilyn is very hopeful and eager to place in the top fifteen at districts.”
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!”
This year’s Annual Turkey Dinner will be November 17th. Parents are invited to come join their kids for a turkey dinner. The menu is turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, dinner roll, and pumpkin dessert. Adults – $3.20 and PreK – $2.00. Please let the school know by November 14th if you are planning to attend and how many will be here. We hope to see you there!
Mirror, mirror on YOUR wall, perhaps? Two hardwood-inlaid floor mirrors were anonymously donated to the shop to be raffled off to raise money. The mirrors were hand-made by a local craftsman. You can purchase the tickets at Security First Bank, or call Hay Springs Public School at 308-638-4434 and ask for Mr. Badje. The ticket prices are: one (1) ticket for $5, three (3) for $10 or eight (8) for $20. All proceeds go to the Industrial Technology Department. Please note: it is local pickup only but shipping is free if you live within thirty miles of Hay Springs. The drawing date for the raffle is November 15, 2011. These mirrors would make great Christmas presents.
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.“
Touchdown! Last Thursday, September 22 at six O’clock p.m. the Hay Springs Junior High football team played at Morrill. Morrill scored before the quarter ended making the game 16-0. They scored again at the start of the second quarter. At half time the score was 26-0 with Morrill in the lead. They had a repeat in the third quarter with the score advancing 32-0. In the fourth quarter the Hawks started off with a first down as a result of a good run from Austin Reed and later ended up scoring the only touchdown of the night with the score being 32-6. Dakota Heiting also had a good run but penalties brought it back. The final score was Morrill 44, Hawks 6.
Drew said, “We need more practice.”
The next Junior High football game will be at home on Saturday, October 8 against Sioux County at ten O’clock a.m.
Rock, Chalk, Muscle Hawk!!! Last Friday, September 23 at seven O’clock p.m. the Hay Springs Hawks football team traveled to Creek Valley to play a great game. The Hawks won 36 to 0. This was a great victory for the Hawks and put everyone in high spirits.
Returning Sophomore Stetson said, “The game was good. It was how we were hoping it would be.”
The next High School football game will be against Paxton. The game will be at home on Friday, September 30 at five O’clock p.m.
Pump, pump!!! This year’s blood drive will be on October 18 from one to five o’clock p.m. at Lister Sage. It is being sponsored by the United Blood Services from Rapid City, and will be organized by the Robotics Blood Team. The purpose of the blood drive is to replenish the blood bank. There is no cost to donate blood, but a person has to be at least sixteen years or older in order to donate. Before someone gets their blood drawn their vital signs must first be checked along with their blood pressure to make sure that they have good clean healthy blood. When getting their blood drawn a person simply sits in a chair and is reclined in order to help them relax. After having their blood drawn the donor must wait five to ten minutes before they can leave to make sure that they have no reactions. While waiting they eat some kind of salty to help replenish their blood. Miriam Kearns says, “It a great thing and helps save lives.”
The schedule for this year’s homecoming has been set. On Thursday, October 5 voting for the Homecoming King, Queen, and escorts will commence. The final vote will be taken on the next morning. The senior parents will begin decorating for Coronation on Sunday, October 9. On Monday, Homecoming week officially begins with Coronation in the late afternoon and the bon-fire following the junior high volleyball game. Then on Thursday, the pep rally will be on Main Street around 4 p.m. Mrs. Garrett and Mrs. Houser will be in charge of the fun and games. That same night at 7 p.m. there will be a football team versus volleyball team softball game sponsored by the coaches. Saturday evening will be the Homecoming dance sponsored by the Student Council.
The dress up days are as follows: Monday- Teacher Imitation Day, Tuesday- Pirates’ Day, Wednesday- Celebrity/Rock Star Day, and Thursday- Hay Springs Hat and Jersey Day.