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Wednesday, May 18, 2011, Volume 1>>Issue 38>> An Independent newspaper serving Springville, Iowa

ORIOLE PRIDE The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. ~ Ferdinand Foch

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

ORIOLES HEADED TO THE STATE TRACK MEET See girl run, see girl run fast. See boy jump, see boy throw far. That’s what we can expect this Thursday when Oriole athletes, Sydney Vaughn, C.J. Fitzgerald, Jake Hulett and Elias Nissen venture off to the big blue oval. There, at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, they will face state wide competition and work hard to top their personal bests. Good luck O’s!

Pictured above, showing their state qualifying talents, from left to right; Senior Sydney Vaughn, Sophomore Jake Hulett, Junior C.J. Fitzgerald and Freshman Elias Nissen. (All photos courtesy of Deb Vaughn)

GOLF TEAMS WRAP UP THEIR SEASONS The Springville Girls Golf Team ended their season on Monday at the district meet held at Wapsi Oaks in Calamus-Wheatland. The girls shot a team score of 488, finishing 3rd behind a strong Cal-Wheat team and Bellevue. Once again, the seniors contributed to the scoring with Mackenzie Nulle leading the way (120) followed by Katie Wyman (121) and Hannah Loehr (126). Also scoring for the Lady O's was Sam Smith (121). Coach Martin said, “the senior girls have shown great progress since starting out as freshmen (most of them their 1st time playing golf) and have continued to build a strong program. Brittney Oxley, Sam Smith, & Haylee Williams will lead the way next year in hopes of continuing that tradition”. Great job ladies and Coach Martin, you represented Springville well all season long. Springville Boys finished up their season last Friday in Belle Plaine at the sectional meet. Seniors Dakota Richards and Michael Wittenburg provided great leadership throughout the season and have left large spots to fill for the up and coming players including Junior Peter Schmitt, Sophomore Jon Huebner and Freshmen Bruce Ogden and Alex Barner. First year Coach, Tim Collins said, “I personally enjoyed working with all 6 golfers. The weather was unbearable at times, definitely not ideal for golfing, but our golfers never complained and played through it...have to love the game of golf if you're willing to play in some of the conditions we faced...and that's what it felt like all year, coaching kids that love the game. If the four underclassman can devote time to their game throughout the summer and fall, focusing on the short-game and leaving the metal woods at home, they will eliminate some strokes, giving themselves the opportunity to compete for places”. Thanks Collins—and good job to all the boys that persevered this crazy Spring.

CHARITY STRIPE—A HUGE SUCCESS Machovec gymnasium was filled with contestants last Saturday as Coach Sanderson, Coach Eastman and Orioles of all age groups came out to support a great cause. 50 participants helped raise over $800 that will be donated to “The Adventure Project” whose efforts are committed to helping Kenyan families beat poverty. Lady O’s team-mates made 1,092 free throws out of 1,949 attempts, all of which apparently hit Coach Eastman in the pocket book. What a great job by the coaches, the players and all those future, current and former Oriole contestants! Pictured to the far left, Elementary winner Luke Menster (13/25) and pictured to the left, Middle School winner Cavanaugh Riley (16/25) Pictured to the immediate right, High School winner Maddie Wittenburg (21/25) and farther right, Adult winner, Callie Kloubec (23/25)


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YOUTH SPORTS TAKE THE FIELD Summer sports are upon us. Softball and Baseball seasons are kicking into high gear and that includes the younger Springville athletes. This summer, Springville youth teams will include 4 “Pee-Wee” teams in Kindergarten through Grade 2. Pee-Wee ball has coaches pitch to the kids and teams include both girls and boys. In grades 3 and 4, Springville will field one softball team and one baseball team. These teams will play surrounding communities as they prepare to move up the level of competition. And at the 5th/6th grade level, the O’s will have 1 softball team and 2 baseball teams. Pee Wee gets under way this week and the older teams begin the last week of May. Kudos to the Springville Youth Sports Committee for continuously providing these opportunities to our children… Now PLAY BALL!

THE TRADITION CONTINUES… For the last few years Springville has fielded teams in the Cedar Rapids, Metro Youth Football Association. Pictured to the left are a team of Springville boys wearing the color purple as they play for their “off-season” team, The Kansas Wildcats. (Photo courtesy of Sandy Hoogland)

NAME THIS “O” Can you name this week’s featured Oriole? No, not a student and no, not an alumni. This lovely lady is a teacher at Springville schools. Care to take a guess as to who she is? Look for the answer in next week’s issue. Would you like a hint? Her last name is ALSO the name of a Chemical Company, a Music School, a Machine Company, a Hunting Journal AND a company that produces handcrafted guitars. *Softball season officially opens up with a home game on Tuesday when Mt. Vernon comes to town & Baseball season officially opens up with a home game on Thursday when Lone Tree visits—first pitch for both events is 6:45.*

A FACE IN THE CROWD This weeks Face in the Crowd is Springville Mom, Kelly Byers. I caught up with her in the concession stand at Monday night’s softball scrimmage against Xavier. If you were asked to pack 3 items for a surprise vacation, what would you pack? Mountain Dew, Sandals & Shorts What is your favorite color? The pink & purple mixture you see when the sun sets What was your first car? A 1963 Chevy Biscayne, it was a blue 3-speed and I paid $200 for it What High School did you graduate from? Thomas Jefferson in Council Bluffs, IA—we had 79 seniors What is your Great-Grandmother’s maiden name on your Mom’s side? Millhouse Thanks Kelly—you just never know, at the next Springville event, YOU could be more than a Face In The Crowd!

WEEKLY PICKS: This weeks contest features NCAA Softball games for Friday— So hurry and get your picks in: Luther vs Univ of Texas-Tyler Messiah vs DePauw Bethune-Cookman vs Florida Jackson State vs Alabama Here’s what you do, choose your winners, and then pick the run total of the Jackson State/Alabama game. Tie-breaker goes to the individual closest to the run total. Send your picks & name to oriolepride@gmail.com with “Weekly Picks” as your subject, & catch next weeks issue to see who won bragging rights. Congratulations to Larry Riley of Springville for winning last weeks contest.

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5/18/11 Oriole Pride