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LouPlatte Conference Choir

On Saturday, October 29th the Centura High School choir had the opportunity to collaborate with all of the other schools in the LouPlatte conference to perform as a mass choir in Central City’s exceptional performing arts center. The conference choir clinic was lead by clinician Senja Stephens from Arapahoe, who taught the students about different stylistic approaches to the songs as well as the meaning behind the music.

All of the schools came together early Saturday afternoon to start rehearsing, and by 7:00pm they were prepared to put on an outstanding performance that was very high energy and included songs about making the world a better place and the power of singing. One of the highlights of the day for Centura was when our very own Molly Nitsch was chosen to be a soloist in the final song “Sing” by Ed Lojeski.

Centura also got to showcase our own choir at the beginning of the concert as our students sang “Rainsong” by Mary Lynn Lightfoot before combining with the other schools to perform in the mass choir. Central City did a fantastic job hosting and we are very excited to have them join our conference this year. The day was a great opportunity for our students to collaborate with the other schools in a non-competitive way and work together towards one common goal, while learning a few things about singing in the process.

Diamond Softball Area, State Honors Receive

The Centura/Central Valley Diamonds had several softball players receiving state and All-Heartland honors this past weekend.

On Monday the Grand Island Independent named pitcher Kilee http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/b_ventolin.html Ackles and shortstop Morgan Semm to their All-Heartland team, with Ragan Wood receiving Honorable Mention.

The Omaha World Herald on Sunday named Morgan Semm to their first Class “C” team. Receiving Honorable Mention included Kilee Ackles, Ragan Wood and Ally Dugan.

The Lincoln Journal-Star named Morgan Semm to their Class “C” Second team, while Ragan Wood, Allyson Dugan, Kilee Ackles, Reilly Young, Jasmine Miller and Emma Myers each earned Honorable Mention.

Freshman Morgan Semm hit .552, with 9 home runs, 6 doubles, 3 triples, 32 stolen bases, scored 47 runs and had 28 RBY’s.

Pitcher Kilee Ackles had 12 pitching wins, hit .481, with 39 hits, including 5 doubles and 4 triples, scoring 26 runs with 36 RBI’s.

Catcher Ragan Wood hit .488, with 39 hits, including 8 doubles, 2 triples, scoring 43 runs, with 22 RBI’s. Ragan also had 19 walks.

Ally Dugan hit .318, with w doubles and 1 home run. Adding 20 RBI’s.

Reilly Young hit .277, with 5 home runs and 1 double.   Reilly had 26 RBI’s.

Jasmine Miller hit .338, with 23 hits including 1 double and 1 triple. Jasmine had 11RBI’s.

Emma Myers hit .258, having 17 hits including 2 doubles. Emma had 6 RBI’s scoring 17 runs.


Centura Character Council Members attend UNK Leadership Conference

 On Friday, October 27th, six Centura students had the opportunity to attend the UNK Leadership Conference. Character Council members, (6th graders) Lilyana Campbell, Cherish Moore, Finley Korinek, Brianna Rasmussen, (5th graders) Gabby Feeney and Hope McDonald, along with over 300 students from all over the state, gathered at the Student Union in Kearney. After we were welcomed by Allyson Bohlen, Region IV President and Sheryl Feinstein, Dean College of Education at UNK, the guest speaker was former Husker and Cincinnati Bengals punter, Kyle Larson.

The students broke into color-coded groups and got to know each other under the leadership of UNK education http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/celexa_generic.html major students. After lunch, the groups toured the campus and learned about several of the different areas UNK offers. Stations included: Dance; Air Transportation; Ears, Eyes and You; Exercise Science Lab; Hands on Economics; Behind the Scenes at the Miriam Drake Theater; Education Mac Lab; Stress and Leadership at the Field House; Hearing and Speech. After returning to the Student Union, the students discussed all the different areas they visited, filled out surveys and had drawings for UNK prizes. The kids had a great time and really appreciated the opportunity to attend this conference!

End of Regular Season Volleyball Play and Preparation for Sub Districts

Centura wrapped up their regular season with a win at home against Sandy Creek. Centura took a 3 set sweep of the Cougars on parent and senior night. Brooklyn Hostetler led the way on the offensive side of the game with 16 kills, 7 points and 22 positive serve receptions. Amber Baldwin was able to rack up 37 set assists, 1 ace serve and 4 points. Emily Krolikowski had 10 kills, and 4 solo blocks,  Macy Baldwin had 5 kills, and 2 ace serves, Elayna Holcomb had 10 kills and 2 blocks along with 4 points and Grace McDonald had 7 kills. Sam Simdorn had 16 digs, Madison Harston had 14 digs and Emily Krolikowski had 13 digs to lead the back row defensively.

Coach Feeney said, “I was not expecting a 3 set sweep from Sandy Creek. This was a very competitive and long match for us last year, and they returned an equal amount of talent this year. When we were able to get on some nice runs during set 1, I could feel the shift of our team into a relaxed and confident team. We really did mix the ball up nicely tonight, and that was to our benefit, because I didn’t feel that Sandy Creek could establish a collective block around that many hitters. ”

Centura will travel to GICC on Monday night for our first round of Sub Districts and play the winner of the Hastings St. Cecilia game and Sutton at 7:30. If we advance onto the second night, Centura would have a 7pm match and play either Sandy Creek or Doniphan.

Big Burgundy Weekly Volleyball Update

 The Lady Centurions traveled to Loup City on Tuesday for a triangular with Doniphan-Trumbull.  The team walked away 2-0 on the night as they took a 2 set sweep from both teams.

This was the third time meeting against Doniphan-Trumbull for this season, and Coach Feeney has seen 3 different styles of play each and every time.  “I was very pleased with how we adjusted to their hitters on the middle for the night.  I think that they had some nice blocks against us, that we needed to adjust our hitting  window and our hitters were able to respond.”  All players stepped up in a certain way in both sets. We had 50 digs on the night from the whole team combined.  Leading the way was  Brooklyn Hostetler with 16 digs and Sam Simdorn with 10 digs.  Elayna Holcomb lead behind the serving line with 8 points and also added 6 kills on the match.  Amber Baldwin tallied up 29 set assists.  Emily Krolilkowski had 4 solo blocks, 9 kills and 7 digs on the match.

The second set of the night was against http://www.eta-i.org/tramadol.html Arcadia-Loup City.  Centura got on some slower runs but ended up winning both sets 25-21 and 25-23. Arcadia- Loup City has traditionally always played us very tough, so a tough match is what we expected.  Once again we where challenged by some pretty tall players against ALC, but were able to make some good hitting adjustments and also defensive adjustments to their players to pull out the win.

After this match some pretty impressive season stats have compiled for the Lady Centurions, giving Emily Krolikowski 302 kills on the season, 45 solo blocks, 153 points and 295 digs.  Brooklyn Hostetler has racked up 239 kills, 267 digs and 289 positive receptions.  Amber Baldwin is pacing the assist record column with 797 on the season and 32 ace serves.  Sam Simdorn and Madison Harston have a combined effort of 290 and 149 digs in the back row.  Macy Baldwin has 26 aces, 185 points 114 kills.  Elayna Holcomb has 134 points, 143 kills, and 30 solo blocks on the season.  Grace McDonald has 112 kills and 36 assist blocks on the year.

Centura Homecoming 2017 Wrap Up

Homecoming week concluded with the football game against the Twin River Titans on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 pm. The Centurions beat the Titans 34-7. The coronation for the Homecoming Court was Saturday, Oct. 21st at 8 pm, with the dance from 8:30-11:30 pm.

The students in grades 9-12 selected the king and queen by secret ballot. First Runners up were Emily Krolikowski, daughter of Norm and Sandra Krolikowski of Cairo, and Nolan Johnson, son of Bill and Lori Johnson of Cairo. King was Barrett Selden, son of Jeff Selden of Dannebrog, and Coral Selden of Dannebrog, and queen was Brynn Korinek, daughter of Scott and Diana http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/paxil_generic.html Korinek of Cairo.

Pictured left to right are:  William Packer, son of William Packer of Cairo, and the late Dawn Packer; Kyle Pullen, son of Dan and Deana Pullen of Dannebrog; Trey Seevers, son of Becky Seevers of Cairo;  Nolan Johnson, Konnor Knopik (crown bearer), son of Kody and Barb Knopik of Cairo; Barrett Selden, Brynn Korinek, Emily Krolikowski, Sloane Hagerman (crown bearer) daughter of Monica McDonald and Curt Hagerman, Madison Harston, daughter of Jon Harston of Dubai and Erin Harston of Cairo;

Abby Hadenfeldt, daughter of Jamie and Heather Hadenfeldt of Cairo, and Shelby Budde, daughter of Dennis and Kay Budde of Cairo.

Centura Volleyball Improved to 23-4 after 5 Matches Last Week

Coach Alison Feeney reported, “I was very impressed with our offensive side of the game.  I am usually pleased with a couple hitters performances, but the difference in this game, is that we got the ball into a lot of hitters hands and we were able to execute with a kill most rallies.  I think that we stayed true to our complete game and didn’t waiver with Ravenna. I really wanted us to focus on staying consistent and not fluctuating no matter what the score was.  I think that we were able to serve very aggressively, and run a style of game with Ravenna that we haven’t had the chance to do in a few games.”

On Saturday, We traveled to GICC where we took on 4 very talented teams.  Our first match was against Spalding Academy, which was a 2 set sweep.

Next match was against South Loup, who is ranked in the top 10 in NSAA power points, and new to C-2.

I was very impressed with how we played against South Loup, since we don’t really know much about them as a team.  We were able to take them out of system, on most plays, which was to our benefit and allowed us to run a very complete net game.  Elayna Holcomb stepped up and had some really nice blocks and impressed me as our 2nd middle hitter.

Our 3rd match was against West Holt, which proved to be a match where we started to get challenged with the day playing three matches.  I like how we were able to finish the match in 2 sets, and could find a way to win.  I think that we were a little tired with our legs, and needed to improve our game in other ways, which we haven’t had to do a lot this year.

In the final match of the day we were able to play a very solid GICC team this year, and pushed them to 17 and 21 points in 2 sets.  We didn’t seem to play scared, which as a coach it is nice to see that we didn’t play scared.  Even though we were not able to pull away with a win, I think that we played them very well, and understand the importance of a solid blocking game and know the importance of defense behind our hitters and blockers.

This next week we will travel to Loup City to take on both ALC and Doniphan and then wrap up our regular season with our final home match on Thursday against Sandy Creek for senior/parents night.

Centura Volleyball

Centura extended their record to 20-3 after a 3 set sweep of Ravenna at home on Tuesday.  Leading the match for the Centurions was Emily Krolikowski with 17 kills, 6 points, 18 digs and 2 blocks.  Brooklyn Hostetler racked up 18 points, 9 kills and 7 digs.  Amber Baldwin tallied up 28 set assists and 8 points on the night.  Sam Simdorn had a perfect night in the back row with 12 digs and 0 errors.  Elayna Holcomb was able to hammer down 9 kills at the net for the Centurions.

Centura is ranked 2nd in power points according to the NSAA, and sitting 3rd in the state in C-2 in newspaper rankings.

The Lady Centurions travel to GICC on Saturday for a tournament, taking on West Holt, Spalding Academy, South Loup, and Grand Island Central Catholic.

Centura Homecoming

The theme for the 2017 Centura High School Homecoming is “A Haunted Homecoming.” Activities for the week began on Thursday, Oct. 12th with theme days, which will continue through Wednesday, Oct. 18th.

The dress days for the week are as follows:

Thursday—Class Colors Day

Friday— Halloween Costume Day

Monday—Historical Character Day

Tuesday—Pajama Day

Wednesday—Spirit Day (School Colors)

A parade was held on Sunday, October 15th at 5 pm. Many organizations, athletic groups, and community members participated, with the Centura Boosters providing prizes for the best parade entries. The Centura Boosters also provided a hot dog meal, and the Centura PTO will had games in the gym for students.

Homecoming week will conclude with the football game against the Twin River Titans on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 pm. The coronation for the Homecoming Court will be Saturday, Oct. 21st at 8 pm, with the dance following from 8:30 pm-11:30 pm.

Centura to offer a Grab-N-Go Breakfast!

What is a Grab-N-GO?

A convenient bag that you are able to fill with an “on the go” breakfast. This is a fast choice for any busy student that does not want to take “time out” for breakfast. This ‘Grab-N-Go’ breakfast will be available to everyone. This choice also meets government rules for a healthy choice and will be payable through any participant’s lunch account. Since this fast meal choice is compliant with all government standards, we are able to offer this option to all students (free, reduced, and full paid students) for the same cost as Breakfast!!!!

Where:      Front Entry of the Elementary!

When:      Starts Monday October 23rd, 2017 and will continue till the end of the school year                             7:45am – 8:15 am Monday thru Friday

Who:         Everyone!