Ord FFA Chapter News

   Kicking off the year 2021, the Ord FFA had the opportunity to compete at the District Leadership Development Event (LDE) in Ainsworth, NE.     

   Members who received a purple ribbon for individual events were Abby Jacobs in Employment Skills, Vickie Ference in Employment Skills and Allie Moudry in Senior Public Speaking. Callee Alexander received a blue ribbon in Senior Public Speaking. Hannah Klein received a red ribbon in Junior Public Speaking. In Creed Speaking, Bailey Setlik received a red ribbon and Tad Kovarik received a white ribbon.     

   Riley Setlik, Alex Flessner, Treaven Scheideler, Vickie Ference and Abby Jacobs received first place as a team in Agricultural Demonstration. This team will be competing at State FFA in April discussing and demonstrating prescribed burning. In Parliamentary Procedure, Ali Miller, Makayla Wray, Callee Alexander, Allie Moudry, Brodie Darnell and Koryn Klein received a red ribbon as a team. In Conduct of Meetings, Ethan Wadas, Will Skinbinski, Hannah Klein, Adam Knapp, Jacob Thompson, Bailey Setlik and Tad Kovarik received a red ribbon as a team.     

   Advisors are happy with the results and are excited to see what members can bring to the table for District CDEs in March.

Abby Jacobs 2020 Ord FFA Reporter

Chants Go 2-1 In First Week of 2021,

Then Fall to Longhorns, Wildcats

  Chants opened up their three game week on the road traveling to Cozad to take on the Haymakers. The Chants and Haymakers started the game at a frantic pace with the teams trading buckets and quick possessions. The Chants were able to grab a four point lead after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Chants were able to break out and extend the lead to 15 before halftime.

  “We had a lot of energy tonight and we were able to execute on the defensive end after the first couple of minutes.” Coach Gates stated.

  The Chants came out strong in the second half and were able to run their lead to 20. They never looked back from there and were able to finish off the Haymakers and win by a final of 50-37.

  The Chants were led by Johnny DeRiso with 15. Blake Wells added nine. Quinton Ries was able to collect 15 rebounds in the winning effort.

  On Friday, the Chants hosted the Gibbon Buffaloes. The Chants started the game on a 7-0 run before the Buffaloes answered back and were able to cut the deficit to 12-10 at the end of the first quarter. The Chants and Buffaloes traded leads before the half ended on a buzzer beater by the Buffaloes to take a 22-16 lead. The Buffaloes opened the second half with a three-pointer. Ord answered with a lay-up, but from there, Gibbon gradually pulled away from the Chants for the 56-39 victory. The Chants were led by Zach Smith and Blake Wells with nine points each.

  Saturday night the Chants traveled to Bartlett to take on CWC. From the outset, the Chants controlled the game and were able to take a 14-0 lead after the first quarter. The Chants kept the pressure on the Renegades to expand their lead. Thirteen Chanticleers would end up scoring in the game and contribute to the final score of 54-12. The Chants were led by Johnny DeRiso with fifteen points.

  “This was a good way to cap off our week and we were able to play a lot of guys,” Coach Gates said after the game.

  The Chants took on the undefeated Burwell Longhorns on Thursday night. The game did not disappoint and was back and forth from the start.

  Burwell was able to grab a four point lead after the first quarter. A late bucket before half kept the Longhorns leading by three.

  In the third quarter, the Chants were able to grab a four point lead. The fourth quarter would feature multiple lead changes. Breaking a tie score with only 50 seconds left, Burwell secured a three pointer. With 20 seconds left, and trailing by four, the Chants were able to get a steal and Quinton Ries converted a three point play to cut the lead to one.

Burwell hit two free throws to gain a three point lead with 10 seconds left. At the buzzer, the Chants got a three point shot off that did not go in. Burwell secured the 50-47 win.

  The Chants were led by Quinton Ries and Johnny DeRiso with 11 points each.

  “That was a great effort by our guys and probably the most complete game we have played,” Coach Gates said after the game.

  On Friday night, the Chants’ schedule was not any easier when they took on the top five rated St. Paul Wildcats. The game would not start well for the Chants with St. Paul grabbing a quick lead and then building it throughout the first half.

  “We struggled with their length and pressure and that put us in a hole early,” stated Coach Gates.

  The Chants were able to play the Wildcats even in the second half but the Wildcats won with a final of 57-32. Quinton Ries had a double double for the Chants with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

  The Chants will travel to Albion on Friday to take on Boone Central before hosting Arcadia-Loup City on Saturday.

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