Wednesday, January 11, 2012, Volume 2>>Issue 20>> An Independent newspaper serving Springville, Iowa
ORIOLE PRIDE “It Was Flat Out Scary Baby!” ~ Dick Vitale
An Independent Newspaper Serving the Athletes of the Springville Schools and Area Community
ORIOLE BASKETBALL ENJOYS A PERFECT NIGHT AT ALBURNETT Tuesday night belonged to Springville as all four basketball teams added a “W” to their record books. Both JV teams as well as the Varsity, girls and boys took care of the Alburnett Pirates. In Varsity Girls action, the Lady O’s scored 25 points in the 3rd quarter and went on to win 62-46. This moves them to 5-7 overall, 3-6 in conference play. Sarah “yes she’s a freshman” Matus led the O’s with 20 points. The Alburnett victory is a big one after falling in back to back games against Monticello on Friday and Preston on Saturday. While the girls played Monticello very tough, and they held them to 39 points—they struggled themselves on the offensive end and lost 39-25. Not sure where that defensive savvy was on Saturday as the Lady Trojans really took it to the Orioles and beat them handily, 53-27. Coach Sanderson hopes to build on the Alburnett win as the girls play host to undefeated, conference leading Maquoketa Valley girls on Friday and will look to avenge a November loss to the Wildcats. The Springville boys team was on a 3 game slide before picking up the 55-47 road win. “ I thought we did a great job against Alburnett of pounding the ball into the posts and then having our guards be aggressive and take some good shots and attack the hoop well” commented Coach Nick Merritt. Elias Nissen led the O’s with 23 points and 11 boards while Jake Hulett added 12 points and 7 rebounds. The boys are now at 5-6 overall, 5-4 in the conference. In previous action, the boys had fallen to Monticello on Friday, 54-39 and Saturday, they dropped a tight one to Preston, 66-54. Friday will be a huge home event. You can catch all four teams in action, with JV girls kicking it off at 4:45. Not a bad way to start your weekend. Let’s hope the student section keeps up its spirited presence.
Amazingly, Elias Nissen was ok after this intentional foul Friday at Monticello. He missed the dunk—understandably so), he regrouped to nail both free throws. But I tell you—It was flat out scary baby!
Pictured above left, Freshman Sarah Matus is always a blur, here in action at Durant prior to the holiday break. Above middle, JV action at Alburnett shows an intense Mikkel Jensen and Cody Blake as Trevor Hulett puts up a short jumper. To the right, Sam Frederick posts up down low in JV girls action Tuesday at Alburnett.
Volunteers for concession stand duties are always welcome. Stop by the table on Friday for upcoming opportunities and consider donating some time.
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CARVER CLEAN UP 56 Springville girls basketball players and family members traveled down to the University on December 30. They caught an Iowa women’s game, which was a win over Northwestern and they cleaned the facility afterwards as a fundraiser for the girls program. Pictured here are some of the kids before game time. (photo by Angie Gloeckner)
6TH GRADE GIRLS KEEP UP THEIR WINNING WAYS The 6th grade youth sport team played in a shoot out last Saturday and won all three games. They beat Mediapolis, Cedar Rapids Jefferson and Center Point Urbana at the “5th Quarter Sports Shoot Out”. Pictured to the left, Mikayla Nachazel and to the right, Rylee Menster in a jump ball with Alyssa Jaeger awaiting the tip. (photos provided by Angie Gloeckner)
24 MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS OUT FOR BASKETBALL! While Springville remains a 1A school, you wouldn’t think so by peeking in a middle school practice. 24 boys are out for 7th and 8th grade basketball this winter. Springville teacher Mike Moran returns to coach another season which kicked off with practices last week. The boys will open up with a road game at East Buchanan next Thursday before their home opener against Central City on Monday, January 23. 7th graders tip off at 4. Andy Hagensick returns as the big guy down low
Jacob Loehr, the speedster will return as a guard
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FACE IN THE CROWD This week’s Face In The Crowd is Springville 8th grader and girls basketball manager, Megan Wagaman. You can always see Megan at the girls basketball game –either with a clip board or a camera. She took a few minutes at the Alburnett game to tell us the following: What’s your Superbowl pick? Patriots and Packer’s—Packer’s Win Chocolate of Vanilla? Vanilla Who is the last person you texted? Sydney Williams (her co-manager) What do you keep in the second drawer down of your dresser? Socks What is your favorite burger topping? Ketchup Thanks Megan—you just never know, at the next Springville event YOU could be more than a Face In The Crowd!
DID YOU KNOW? Freshman Sarah Matus is 2nd in Tri-Rivers play for 3 pointers in a game. She had 6 against Central City back in December. (Pictured left) Junior Dan Fitzgerald is tied for 3rd in Tri-Rivers play for 6 steals in the Ed-Co game. (Pictured right) Junior Jake Hulett is in 3rd place for his 14 rebound game at Preston. (Pictured below left) Sophomore Elias Nissen is in a 4-way tie for 1st for his performance in the Monticello game—he swatted 6 shots that night. (Pictured below right)
The Springville girls team has 9 games left on the season while the boys team has 10 games left. Upcoming home events: Friday, Jan 13 Maquoketa Valley Tuesday, Jan 17 Ed-Co Friday, Jan 20 Cascade
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SENIOR “O” Oriole Pride takes time to feature senior athletes. We learn a little beyond their jersey number and the activities they pursue, this week we meet Hannah O’Brien; Where were you born? Cedar Rapids - St. Lukes How many brothers and sisters do you have? 1 Sister-Kate Are you the oldest, middle... youngest? Youngest Parents names: Patrick and K O'Brien List the activities you participate in: Concert, jazz, and marching band, soccer, coaching soccer, NHS, TADA, volleyball manager. Who do you text the most? My best friend, Megan Favorite food: I enjoy almost every food, but my favorites are chocolate and baby carrots Favorite movie: "I am Sam" and "Leap Year" What do you like to do in your free time? Spend time with my family and friends, read, listen to music, and spend time outside. If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or not, who would you choose? Elie Wiesel What do you do to get pumped up before a game? Listen to music What is your favorite athletic memory so far? There are way too many to list, but any time spent with my teammates usually makes for some great memories. If you auditioned for American Idol, what song would you sing? Lean on Me Have you made plans yet for next fall? Attend Mt. Mercy, Cornell, or Coe - major undecided Thank you Hannah
WEEKLY PICKS CONTEST: Check out these upcoming playoff games and make your picks: New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots New York Giants at Green Bay Packers
Here’s what you do, choose your winners, & the number of passes Denver QB Tim Tebow will complete. Tie-breaker goes to the one closest to the Tebow guess. Send your picks & name to email@example.com & catch the next issue to see who won bragging rights. Congratulations to Springville’s Larry Riley for winning the last contest.
CRAZY MASCOT OF THE WEEK There’s some pretty crazy mascots out there, here’s your weekly dose of a U.S. high school with an out of the ordinary nick name. Key West, Florida is the home of The Fighting Conch’s. The shoreline is filled with the sea conch, and those in surrounding waters are protected. While the athletic teams are known as the Fighting Conch’s, their girls drill team are known as the Conchettes, and the cement used in the Florida Keys is known as “Conchcrete”. In Key West when a baby is born, a conch shell is placed on a stick outside. If it is point end up, it is a boy. If it is open end up, it is a girl. Key West High has an enrollment of 1213 in grades 9-12. (634 were represented by a conch with the point end up and 579 were represented by a conch with the point end down). I wonder if any of the Key West English classes read William Golding’s “Lord of The Flies”. Remember Piggy? Remember the Conch—more importantly, remember what happened to it? Yikes!
SPRINGVILLE SCHOOL REPEATS AS THE CHAMP Thank you to all those who help contribute to the school cents effort. For the second straight year in a row Springville Schools are the recipients of first place. The final check made out to the school was for $7,350! Outstanding job O’s!
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