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Wednesday, November 2, 2011, Volume 2>>Issue 12>> An Independent newspaper serving Springville, Iowa

ORIOLE PRIDE “Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one” ~ Bobby Knight

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

ANGIE HOOGLAND SETS SCHOOL RECORD AT STATE MEET Last week it was her personal best of 15:54 that earned Springville junior Angie Hoogland a trip to the State Cross Country meet. So what could we expect next? Well, nothing short of a school best time of 15:46. Hoogland finished 30th in the field of 130 runners last Saturday in Fort Dodge. Outstanding job Angie & congratulations on a great season with a great finish. Now rest up—the Cornell Indoor meet is only twenty weeks away.


Photo courtesy of Sandy Hoogland

The 2011 Oriole football team and family members gathered for their post season banquet last Saturday to celebrate another year in the books. This year’s JV team finished with a 7-2 record and the coaching staff issued the following awards: Special Teams MVP - Trevor Hulett Offensive MVP - Sam Scriver Defensive MVP - Trevor Hulett & Jesse Robertson Oriole Award - Mikkel Jensen & Trevor Hulett Team MVP - Sam Scriver This year’s Varsity team finished with a 2-7 record and issued the following awards: Special Teams MVP - Brian Allsup Offensive MVP - Zach Scriver Defensive MVP - Tyler Stewart Oriole Award - Elias Nissen & Nathaniel Randolph Team MVP - Jake Hulett All-District awards were announced as well. Honorable Mention was given to senior Nathaniel Randolph and junior Drake Coonrod. Second team recognition was given to senior Caleb Anderson and First team award recipients were senior Zach Scriver, junior Jake Hulett and sophomores Brian Allsup and Elias Nissen. Springville High School had two players named to the All-Academic team—Nathaniel Randolph and Zach Scriver. All in all, seven Oriole’s received all-district honors which speaks to the strength of the program and the commitment of its players and coaching staff. Congratulations to all the players from the Ninth grade on up. You gave us plenty of excitement this season—now go hit the weight room. (team photo provided by Tim Scriver)

Senior’s Zach Scriver, Nathaniel Randolph (above) & Caleb Anderson (below) earned all-conference recognition

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DID YOU KNOW? The football team issued an Oriole Award to both JV and Varsity players. I asked Coach Martin to explain the criteria for this award. Coach offered this description, “the Oriole Award is someone that the players would want to exemplify our program. If someone would ask what an Oriole football player was, you would describe this person. That includes, work ethic, dedication, leadership, etc.” Nicely said.

Varsity players earning awards, that will return and lead the O’s next year, clockwise from left: Drake Coonrod, Jake Hulett & Selby Ballantyne, Elias Nissen, Tyler Stewart and Brian Allsup. (Allsup photo provided by Tim Scriver)

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. Williamsport, Pennsylvania is home to the Williamsport Millionaires. During the mid-1800’s, Williamsport was known as the lumber capitol of the world and as a claim to fame, had the most millionaires per capita of any city in the country at that time. The school colors are cherry red and white. Williamsport, Pennsylvania is also home to a minor league baseball team with the same nick name. Oddly enough, there was another high school with the same nick name— Bramwell High School in Bramwell, West Virginia, population 400 no longer has a school, but they too boasted the fact that they had the most millionaires per capita at the turn of the century, thus earning them the right to use the nick name. Who is right? You decide.

WEEKLY PICKS CONTEST: Check out these college games at all levels and make your picks: Manchester at Defiance University of Dubuque at Coe

Grand Valley State at Northwood University Michigan at Iowa

Here’s what you do, choose your winners, & the point total of the Michigan/Iowa 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 very own Joe Martin for winning last weeks contest.

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