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Wednesday, May 3, 2012, Volume 2>>Issue 36>> An Independent newspaper serving Springville, Iowa

ORIOLE PRIDE “The Six W's: Work will win, when wishing won't” ~ Todd Blackledge

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

SOCCER SEASON WRAPS UP While it felt more like a fall, football game—last Saturday was the finale of the Springville Youth Sport Soccer season. Up next? Baseball! Stay tuned for action high lights from the Springville diamonds. (Photo courtesy of Angie Gloeckner)

MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK TAKES THEIR SHOW TO STARMONT The Springville 7th and 8th grade track team ventured up to Starmont on Monday for a rescheduled track meet. While Starmont may be known as the Tri-River’s “Stars” - The Orioles shined brighter. Both teams will wrap up their season at Independence this Saturday where they will face off against the Jesup Jayhawks. (Photos courtesy of Angie Gloeckner)

VARSITY TRACK PREPARES FOR CONFERENCE MEET Maquoketa Valley will host the Tri-River’s Conference meet on Thursday as the best of the best look to advance. Springville has plenty of athletes who fit that category and will surely be finishing at the top. Best of luck to Coaches Pershing and Howard as they begin the road to state! (Photos courtesy of Rich Lorimer)

Wednesday, May 3, Oriole Pride 2

JAKE HULETT PARTICIPATES IN THE DRAKE RELAYS Jake Hulett broke his own school record in the shot put with a throw of 52’ 1.25”. That is the 12th best throw in the state at this time (best throw in class 1A), and it qualified him for the Drake Relays, held last weekend in Des Moines. The Drake Relays as you know, are an annual event showcasing the best high school athletes in the state, along with collegiate and professional athletes. Jake threw Friday morning and finished 12 out of 24 competitor’s with his toss of 49-08.75. What better stage to represent Springville? While attendance totals have yet to be released, tickets were scarce and they expected another sell out which means a mere 14,000 were at the big blue oval to watch our very own Jake Hulett. Pretty neat. Congratulations to Jake, his family and his coaches. (Pictured to the right, Trevor Hulett and Jake Hulett in the front with Greg Pauly and Drake Coonrod in the back—photo provided by Alexis Hulett)

DID YOU KNOW? According to Springville coach, alum and historian Nick Merritt, Jake may be the first Oriole athlete to compete at the Drake Relays since 1997. Coach Merritt scoured the record books and found that in ‘97, the Springville 4x100 team of Derek Taube, Jordan Melsha, Mike Roberts, and Caleb Condit qualified. Prior to that, in 1987, Springville Oriole, Carl Schipfmann qualified in both the 1600 and the 3200, where he finished 3rd and 4th respectively.

FACE IN THE CROWD This week’s face in the crowd is Springville Mom Barb Mysak. I caught up with Barb at the middle school track meet. What’s your favorite color? Blue What’s your Grandfather’s Middle Name? (on your Dad’s side) James What is your favorite candy? Dots or Chocolate If you could take a vacation anywhere, where would you go? A Caribbean Cruise What is the first movie you went to in a theater? Sound of Music at The Times Theater Thanks Barb! You just never know, at the next Springville event—You, could be more than a Face in the Crowd!

CAN YOU NAME THIS “O”? Take a guess as to who this Springville Community School District employee is… tune in next week to see if you are even close.


Check out these NBA playoff games and make your picks. Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers Miami Heat at NY Knicks Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics LA Lakers at Denver Nuggets Here’s what you do, choose your winners, & predict how many points Pau Gasol of the Laker’s will have for the tie breaker. Send your picks & name to & catch the next issue to see who won bragging rights. Congratulations to Marion’s Joel Rochleau for winning last week’s contest.

Oriole Pride Needs You... As summer approaches and Springville athletes begin to branch off into club, community, school and recreational activities—please keep us posted. Information and photographs are always welcome. We love sharing news of what our youth are up to. Please help us stay abreast of those athletic interests by emailing us with information. Thank you—and Let’s Go O’s.

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Springville, IA sports newsletter

5/2/12 Oriole Pride  

Springville, IA sports newsletter