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Wednesday, October 5, 2011, Volume 2>>Issue 8>> An Independent newspaper serving Springville, Iowa

ORIOLE PRIDE It’s better to be a pirate than join the Navy ~ Steve Jobs

An Independent Newspaper Serving the Athletes of the Springville Schools and Area Community

ORIOLES DROP A TOUGH ONE West Central took 7 minutes to manage two scores & a 14-0 lead on Friday. The Orioles took the remaining 5 in the quarter to score twice themselves in a game that I am sure Coach Martin & the guys would like to have back. On Springville’s first possession, Coonrod carried them to the 14 & Nissen took over from there giving them their first touch down. Allsup was good on his PAT & it was 14-7. On the ensuing kick off, Jake Hulett pummeled the Blue Devil return man to pin them on their own 18. The first play from scrimmage was a West Central pass that became a Springville INT as Caleb Anderson had the bead on it & got the pick. It was no surprise when Zach Scriver hit Brandon Mysak in the end zone behind two Blue Devil defenders in the next series & with a failed PAT, the O’s trailed 14-13 at the end of the first quarter. West Central opened the second quarter with a score & a recovered on-side kick. The Blue Devils capitalized on that momentum by scoring another touch down & just like that, they had a 28-13 lead. The Orioles moved the ball well on their next possession & the series came full circle when Scriver went to the Hulett in one of his “near misses” Friday air again—this time finding Hulett who made a launching catch in the end zone to get us right back into the ball game. The PAT was blocked & with 2:58 in the half, the O’s trailed 28-19. The next Blue Devil possession ended with a 4th & 5 situation. Stewie & the Springville defense had a great stand nullifying the first down & giving our offense 1st & 10 on the Blue Devil 37. Then that dirty word, a Springville turn-over gave it right back to West Central who with 34 seconds in the half, scored another 6 on a nice pass play which was actually self defense. Hulett was about to pounce on the quarterback who looked more like he was throwing it away as opposed to finding a receiver. And so, with one half in the books, the Blue Devils led 34-19. The second half opened with each team exchanging possessions before the Orioles began a strong drive capped off by a sweet 37 yard field goal by Allsup. The fourth quarter would start with a score of 34-22 & the O’s kicking off. They’d end up punting & West Central would do the same. On that punt, Nissen returned it to the 26 & then picked up the first with another head down, hard fought run. Scriver again slung a pass to Mysak, this one, low & away from his defender. Mysak scooped it up for a completion that put the O’s on the Blue Devil 14. Nissen picked up a first down & Scriver snuck it in for an Oriole touch down. Allsup’s PAT brought the Springville crowd back into the game, & the O’s within 5 as the score was 34-29. The Blue Devils returned the favor however, & scored on their next possession including a 2 point conversion to expand their lead to 42-29. Springville answered Every gain was earned on Friday, here Coonrod looks when Nissen finally busted one loose to bring the O’s to get his share across mid-field. Scriver hit Anderson on a cut that Anderson went from safety to wide allowed Coonrod to punch it in & send Allsup out for receiver on this play as he earned his first another PAT. Springville was back in it just like that, trailing by one score, 42-36. INT of the year West Central wasn’t done though & they scored on their next two possessions, one of which came after an Oriole turn-over, their lead was 54-36. With 1:09 remaining, Nissen ran one in & with the extra point tapped into the lead, 51-43, but the clock was the bigger enemy as West Central chose to take a knee & with it another win over the Orioles. Coach Martin said, “We were literally one play away from giving us a chance to have a winning drive”…”this was the best pass protection we have given Zach this year and were able to connect with several different receivers including Brandon, Caleb, Jake, and Elias. We also had a very balanced attack by running the ball with Drake and Elias”. Scriver finished with 194 yards of passing & 3 TD’s. Nissen rushed for 167 yards on the ground & had another 59 in the air. Hulett had 2 catches for 52 yards, Mysak 3 for 47 and Anderson 3 for 36. Hulett led in tackles with 18 and Stewart was right behind with 17. Things don’t ease up as 6-0, state ranked (#2) Northeast Hamilton comes to town. The Orioles fall to a deceiving 1-5. Allison field is the place to be on Friday for two ball games with JV starting at 5:00 and Varsity at 7:00.

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JV FOOTBALL Springville JV fell just short at West Central Friday in a condensed 2 quarter game. The Blue Devils got the win, 14-8 and like the Varsity, the JV O’s had their chances. A late West Central score forced the O’s into a hurry up offense and they couldn’t produce a touch down. The JV team will host Northeast Hamilton this Friday—kick off is 5pm.

Above, Kolton Markley stays true to his new nickname, “Mr. Good Hands”.

Above left, Tyler McDowell breaks up a pass. Above right, Cody Bell makes a move on a kick return. To the right, Sam Scriver lays a hit on a Blue Devil.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY 1921—The World Series was on the radio for the first time, the New York Giants faced the New York Yankees 1947—President Harry Truman delivered the first Presidential speech on television 1969—Monty Python makes its debut on BBC 1991—Fresno State ties NCAA football record in its 94-17 rout of New Mexico

COACH’S CLINIC COMING TO SPRINGVILLE Springville will be hosting a youth basketball coaching clinic on Saturday, October 8th. The clinic is open to all youth basketball coaches and parents. It will be offered from 11:30am-1:30pm in the Springville High School gym. The $10 registration fee will be donated to The Adventure Project (the same charity that benefited from Coach Sanderson’s Charity Stripe Contest in May). Feel free to contact Girls Basketball Coach Nate Sanderson with questions via email at

DON’T FORGET THE CAN DRIVE—this Saturday the 6th grade girls travel basketball team is collecting cans. Drop them off at the Elementary School between 9 & 11 am or call for pick up… Dee – 854-6174 or 981-0813 Michelle - 854-6593 or 310-3563 Robin – 854-6226 or 389-0610 And thank you for your support, funds will go toward tournament fees.

SCHOOL CENTS IS HERE Remember to turn in your receipts from Lindale Mall purchases as the annual School Cents Competition is on. It runs through December 31st and helps the school raise money each year. Every dollar you spend earns the school 10 points… Now go forth and spend.

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LADY O’S ARE 5-2 IN TRI-RIVERS PLAY It may have taken an extra two games, but the Springville volleyball team got the job done on Tuesday, defeating the Monticello Panthers in Machovec Gymnasium for its 5th win in conference play. Starmont comes to town on Thursday for another tough match up as Tri-Rivers play winds down. Senior’s Megan Hall and C.J. Fitzgerald led the Orioles in kills with 17 and 11 respectively. Sophomore Sidney Hopkins had 18 assists on a night where the girls started a little slow but were simply warming up. The girls rallied for the win and are poised to take on the Stars Thursday at home, which will be Senior Night. The girls wrap up their season on the road at East Buchanan Tuesday.

Jamie “Digger” Donaldson gets low on Tuesday in the Monticello win

* Districts have been set and the Orioles drew a first round match up with the Midland Eagles— 7pm, Wednesday, October 19 AT Wyoming. Make plans to be there to cheer on the O’s.

Megan Hall goes up for 1 of her 17 kills Tuesday night

MIDDLE SCHOOL/FRESH-SOPH/JV VOLLEYBALL The middle school volleyball season will be finishing up this week as they head north for a road match with the Starmont Stars on Thursday. The Oriole Fresh/Soph team played in Cascade last weekend saving the best for last as they wrapped up the morning with a solid win against Dubuque Senior.

Pictured above, courtesy of Angie Gloeckner, the Middle School O’s. To the near right, Sam Frederick in Cascade tournament action. Far right, Tracy Kilburg, Sarah Matus & Emmie Rommann at Cascade last Saturday.

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. Frankfort Senior High School, in Frankfort, Indiana is a public school of 876 students. The “Hot Dogs” feature athletic programs that include the traditional sports as well as swimming, tennis and soccer. Their team colors are royal blue and white and the school gymnasium “Case Arena” was featured in the film Blue Chips. Their football team is currently 0-7 but their volleyball team just clinched the conference championship. Frankfort, Indiana has a population of just over 16,000 and is where actor Will Geer (Grandpa) of 1970’s The Waltons fame is from.


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MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL The Junior High Oriole football team played a tough game at Preston Tuesday but fell 18-6. They have one game remaining and it is at home. Tuesday, the Midland Eagles will come to play—4:30 is kick off. Coach O’Donnell will have the guys fired up—See you at Allison Field.

YOUTH FOOTBALL The Springville Little O’s have 2 weeks of play left in their season. This Sunday you can see the 3rd/4th grade team (pictured below) at home when Mt. Vernon visits—kick off is at 1:00. The 5th/6th grade team will travel to Solon for a 4:00 game. (photo courtesy of Angie Gloeckner) Gabe Dlouhy cuts to the outside at LaSalle last Sunday

Tucker Nelson gives chase at Central City back in September

FACE IN THE CROWD… This week’s Face In The Crowd is West Central 2nd grader, Mikaela Kime. She was spotted on the side line during the JV football game in Maynard. What is your favorite TV Show? Shake It Up Where were you born? Waterloo When you go to McDonald’s, what’s your favorite thing to order? 4 piece Chicken Nugget meal Who are you here watching? Big brother Kaleb What would your friends say is the coolest thing about you? Silliness How many teeth have you lost? 6 Who will win tonight’s varsity game? The Blue Devil’s, 32-7 Thanks Mikaela—you just never know, at the next Springville event, YOU could be more than a Face In The Crowd!


Williams & Hoogland pictured below, courtesy of Angie Gloeckner

Head girls basketball coach, Nate Sanderson and his wife Donita are coaching a group of 7th/8th grade girls who are participating in the Salvation Army League this fall. Coach Sanderson reports that they are currently 2-1 with two games left to play. The roster features: Ashley Brady, Hallie Corum, Chrissy Hoogland, Emily Horak, Megan Wagaman, Sydney Williams and Katelyn Gloeckner.

*There are 19 days left before the 2011, Varsity Basketball season begins practice!

WEEKLY PICKS CONTEST: Another week of great 8-man match-ups, make your picks for this weeks games: Central City at Midland

Dunkerton at West Central

Lansing at Preston

NE Hamilton at Springville

Here’s what you do, choose your winners, & pick the point total of the Springville game. Tie-breaker goes to the one closest to the point total. Send your picks & name to & catch next weeks issue to see who won bragging rights. Congratulations to Springville’s Dave Fitzgerald for winning last weeks contest.

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Springville, IA Sports Newsletter

10/5/11 Oriole Pride  

Springville, IA Sports Newsletter