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Boys 6th at Central City Cross Country Invitational


Elijah Pollard finished the Central City Invitational with a personal best time of 17:35. 

   The Ord High School Cross Country teams competed in the Central City Invitational this past Thursday and came away with a sixth-place finish in the boys race. The Chants did not field enough girls to score as a team.

   “This was our best meet of the season”, Coach Derry Trampe noted. “Every kid on our team ran the best time of their career at this meet. It was a very competitive meet and our kids got out fast and were still able to maintain pace throughout the race. It was great to see us have the kind of day that we did because we worked hard in practice all week. I was pleased with the way we performed this week. We have a lot of good things yet to come this year.”

   In a meet that features some of the top Class B and C teams in the state the Chanticleer boys score 124 points to finish in 6th place. Lexington ran away with the team title with a low team score of 14. Northwest and Aurora tied for second place with 68 points but Northwest was awarded second based on the fifth man tie breaker. Minden was fourth with 77 points while Broken Bow was fifth with 80 points. Rounding out the team scoring were: Schuyler (137), Nebraska Christian (144), Elkhorn Valley (149), Central City (150), Grand Island CC (173), Exeter/Milligan-Friend (224), Madison (249), and Fullerton, Riverside and Heartland Lutheran did not field enough runners to score as a team.

   Aurora ran away with the team title in the girls race with a low score of 35 points. Nebraska Christian was a distant second with 70 points. Broken Bow and Elkhorn Valley finished 3rd and 4th respectively with 84 and 87 points. Rounding out the team scoring were: Minden (89), Northwest (90), Lexington (100), Schuyler (111), Central City (137), Fullerton (150), Madison (187), and Ord, Grand Island CC, Exter/Milligan-Friend, Riverside and Heartland Lutheran did not field enough runners to score as a team.

   Garret Severance brough home the lone medal for the Chanticleer boys when he finished 14th place in a time of 17:23. Elijah Pollard was just out of the medals as he finished in 19th place with a time of 17:35. Brody Blair continued his improvement on the season when he finished in 53rd place in a time of 18:59 with Grady Moudry and Brodie Klimek right behind him in 56th and 60th place respectively. Moudry covered the 5,000-meter course in 19:04 while Klimek finished in a time of 19:18. Gavin Whited was the sixth runner for the team, and he finished in 75th place in a time of 19:56. Braden Bruha was right behind Whited in 77th place with a personal best time of 20:04. Skyler also turned in a personal best performance when he placed 90th in the 135-person field in a time of 20:37.

   “Overall we had a great day,” Trampe said. “All of our guys had personal best times at this meet and really stepped up and competed. Now we just need to close the gap between our top runners and our next four runners. If we can get that gap to a minute or minute and a half, we have a chance to make some great things happen at conference, districts, and state.”

   While the girls did not bring home any medals, they all ran personal best times in this meet. Izzy Jeffres led the way for the team with a 38th place finish in the field of 96 runners. Jeffres covered the course in a time of 23:21. Avery Bruha was right behind her in 39th place in 23:23. Elisabeth Bengston finished in 90th place in a time of 31:22.

   “I am pleased to see the improvement our girls are making every week,” Trampe stated. “We are getting stronger and more consistent and that will pay off for us by the end of the season.”

   For complete results, pick up this week's paper.

Chanticleers Beat the Mustangs 65-6

   The Ord Chantcileers traveled to Gordon for their fourth game of the regular season to take on the Gordon Rushville Mustangs.

   The Chants won the toss and decided to take the ball. After a couple of mistakes the Chants were forced to punt on their opening possession. The Chant defense stepped up and forced the Mustangs to punt. The Chants turned the ball over on downs on the next possession but the Chant defense was playing well. After a see-saw defensive battle the Chants got on the board when Dylan Hurlburt scored on a 3 yd. run. After another defensive stop by the Chants, Dylan Hurlburt found Colton Thompson for a 36 yd. touchdown pass and catch to make the score 14-0 and quarter ended with that score.

   In the second quarter the Chanticleer defense shut down the Mustangs and the offense got on the board three more times. Trent McCain scored on a 10 yd. run, Dylan Hurlburt threw a touchdown pass to Blake Hinrichs for 20 yd., and Dylan scored on a 1 yd. run. At the half, the score was 35-0. The Chants defense gave up 15 yds. in the first half.

   The Chanticleers weren’t done scoring at the start of the second half. Trent McCain scored on a 22 yd. run. The Chant defense was able to get a safety when Talan Bruha tackled the quarterback in the endzone and Aidan Ryschon was able to scamper in from 10 yd. out. At the end of the third, the score was 51-0.

   During the 4th quarter, the second units were able to get some quality time and Jordan Williams showed his speed when he scored on an 81 yd. touchdown run on well blocked play. Gordon Rushville was able to get on the board and score a touchdown late. The Chants added one more score at the end when Grey Geiser ran it in for a 5 yd. touchdown run.

   Coach Wells commented after the game, “We didn’t start the game quite like we wanted to but we were able to get things rolling throughout the rest of the game. A lot of guys got some quality varsity experience tonight and we came out of the game relatively healthy. We have some work to do in the area of blocking and tackling. We’ll continue to keep growing and getting better.”

   The Chanticleers will at home to play Gibbon this week. Come out and support the your Chanticleers.

   For the stats, pick up this week's edition of The Ord Quiz.

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