At last week's district speech competition that Bancroft-Rosalie hosted for a second year in a row, the Panthers qualified six in individual events and a group of five as an OID team.
The B-R speech team came away from the District D1-2 event with runner-up status. Qualifying for state are seniors Anna Currier, 1st place in humorous prose and serious prose; Teagan Steinmeyer, 3rd in entertainment, and Josh Wilson, 2nd in extemporaneous; junior Zoe Sjuts, 2nd in persuasive; and freshmen Alexzi Nottlemann, 2nd in serious prose, and Maria Ras, 2nd in informative.
Making up the OID, which placed 3rd at districts, are Steinmeyer and Sjuts and seniors Joe Lonewolf and Miguel Madrid and junior Kariden Briggs.
Other district medal winners were Briggs, 4th in informative; senior Zach Bridges, 6th in extemporaneous; junior Olivia Osborne, 5th in poetry, and sophomore Mikki Byrne, 6th in entertainment. Bridges and Nottlemann placed 6th in duet and a second OID team of Ras and freshmen Emma Beutler and Audra Nolting placed fourth.
State speech competition begins Friday at Kearney.
Congratulations to this week's "GRR" Students of the Week: Tavis Burhoop, Finley Soll, Rhett Tremayne, Jacobi Welsh, Makali Weborg, Cale Cline, Adalee Short, Alexia Walker, Alex Cremeans, Jaidyn Weber, Kamdyn Dolezal and Reed Tremayne for P-3; Devin Frisch, Lilly Beutler, Gabby Gatzemeyer, Ava Nelson, Matthew Polenske, Taylea Spears, Bella Bonneau and Hunter Carpenter for 4-7, and Jordan Snyder, Marysa Dominguez, Bradley Marr, Anjolia Tyndall and Michael Snyder for 8-12.
The BRLD girls junior varsity season has come to an end. This year, 15 girls competed on the Wolverine JV team, and because of the coop, we were able to play four quarters in many of the games. If we were only able to play two quarters, it was because of the opposing team.
This year’s JV team was coached by TJ Hilsinger, Megan Long, Matt Wegner, and RodPeters.
One of the highlights of the season was going 15-5. This year’s team scored 36 ppg and gave up 21.8 ppg.
Leading the way this year in scoring was Keisha Snyder with 116 points. Close behind with 90 points was Isabel Freemont, who also led the team in 3pt. field goals with 10. Aubrey Berg ended the year with seven.
This group of girls did a great job of playing team basketball. With the varsity graduating five seniors, these girls will be looked on to compete for playing time next season.
An area that the team could improve on is free throw shooting as this year’s team only shot 47 percent from the free throw line.
Also suiting up for JV this year were Kinlee Bacon, Emma Beutler, Tyra Bonneau, Bailey Hayes, Ashley Lecher, KaiLynn Lovejoy, Audra Nolting, Brooklyn Nolting, Tori Ostrand, Maria Ras and Caragan Tietz.
Congrats girls on a great season, and we look forward to working with you this summer to improve on your skills.
Gold Honor Roll
7th grade: Jessa Anderson, Kole Bacon, Megan Beutler, Isabella Bonneau, Ella Bridges, Hunter Carpenter, Kennedi Cooper, Grace Johnson, MaKenna King, McKenzie Murphy, Elliott Nottlemann, Elyse Raasch, Xander Spears, Owen VanKirk and Stephanie Wiese.
8th grade: Colten Briggs, Alyssa Buchholz, Ryker Gomez, Caden Hansen, Lauren Kramer, Jocie Pagels, Carrington Peters and Treyla Sheridan.
Freshmen: Kinlee Bacon, Aubrey Berg, Dylan Beutler, Emma Beutler, Micah Henschen, Aidan Nelson, Audra Nolting, Brooklyn Nolting, Alexzi Nottlemann, Maria Ras, Caragan Tietz and Lucas Vogt.
Sophomores: Braxton Bargmann, Tyra Bonneau, Luke Kramer, Kelsey Larsen, Tori Ostrand and Anabel Villanueva.
Juniors: Kariden Briggs, Destiny Dickey and Zoe Sjuts.
Seniors: Lauren Ahlers, Kelcee Bacon, Morgan Bonneau, Tiahna Bonneau, Anna Currier, Vicki Gatzemeyer, Madison Hansen, Rebekah Henschen, Miguel Madrid, Takeru Oba, Mariah Petersen, Teagan Steinmeyer and Josh Wilson.
Silver Honor Roll
7th grade: Alec Bonneau, Michael Cooney, Mason Dolezal, Amyiah Hatley, Kharley Henneman, Sunnie Hinman, Alysia Hunter, Cale Kai, Heather Marr, Payton Nolting, Seth Pierce and Braylon Snyder.
8th grade: Lesane Cline, Agustus Gomez, Jordan Snyder, Zeena Villanueva and Zora Villanueva.
Freshmen: Damon Cook, Dayton Cook, Victoria Dale, Isabel Freemont, Travis Gatzemeyer, Tyler Gatzemeyer, Kayden Henneman and Isaiah Snyder.
Sophomores: Mikki Byrne, Will Gatzemeyer, Kyler Gomez, Jaxon Johnson, Weston Pagels, Parker Paulson and Darwin Snyder.
Juniors: Cydnee Bonsall, Devon Darnell, Tucker Knutsen, Bradley Marr, Ramon Mendoza, Sara Merritt, Olivia Osborne, Paige Peters, Madison Polenske, MorningStar Roundstone and Anjolia Tyndall.
Seniors: Ben Bassett, Rafael Garcia, Trent Gatewood, Riley Gomez, Andrea Hunter, Joe Lonewolf, Kenyan Lovejoy and Jacob Zuhlke.