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SPORTS THE OSKALOOSA INDEPENDENT THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 P. 7 Maur Hill, JCN victorious at first NEK league track meet Nortonville news Athletes representing the nine schools in the Northeast Kansas League converged on the Stan Brak- sick Sports Complex in McLouth May 15 for the first-ever league track meet, but only two schools, Maur Hill-Mount Academy and Jefferson County North High School, could call themselves "league champions" when the competition concluded a few hours later. On a chilly breezy day better suited for indoor sports than anything else, Maur Hill managed to easily win the boys' division, racking up 132 points to finish in front of the runner-up squad, Pleasant Ridge High School, which tallied 91 points. The first place Ravens and the second place Rams were followed by Jefferson County North with 72 points, McLouth with 70, Jackson Heights with 62, Valley Falls with 45, Horton with 32, Oskaloosa with 28 and Immaculata with 18. Jefferson County North ran away from the rest of the pack in the girls' division, picking up 176 points to nearly double the figure for the run- ner-up squad, Pleasant Ridge, which finished with 92 points. The first place Chargers and the second place Rams were trailed by Maur Hill with 62 points, Jackson Heights with 54, McLouth with 50, Valley Falls with 34, Oskaloosa with 28, Horton with 23 and Immaculata with 16. Here, by event, are the results for the meet. - Boys - 100-meter Dash (times in seconds): 1st, Drew Cerny, McLouth, 11.03; 2nd, Matt Smith, PR, 11.25; 3rd, Josh Cau- die, MH, 11.5; 4th, Austin Geenens, MH, 11.53; 5th, Christian Liewer, VF, 11.78; 6th, Peter Rupnicki, JH, 11.85. ll0-meter Hurdles (times in sec- onds): 1st, Jack Arnett, McLouth, 17.13; 2nd, Dillion Grother, Oskaloosa, 18.43; 3rd, Rafael Riquelme, MH, 19.0; 4th, Noah Tatershall, PR, 19.63; 5th, Hector Medina, MH, 19.66; 6th, Colby McGrath, Oskaloosa, 20.0. 1600-meter Run (times in minutes and seconds): 1st, Tony Weber, PR, 4:48.84; 2nd, R.J. Portice, Immaculata, 5:6.16; 3rd, Ian Davis, MH, 5:9.34; 4th, Jack Siebert, MH, 5:10.69; 5th, Ryan Bristol, McLouth, 5:11.5; 6th, Tristan Funk, McLouth, 5:13.46. 200-meter Dash (times in seconds): 1st, Drew Cerny, McLouth, 22.65; 2nd, Adam Wagner, MH, 23.68; 3rd, Max Badgett, VF, 23.75; 4th, Austin Geen- ens, MH, 23.82; 5th, Michael Thomas, MH, 24.82; 6th, Dalton Sayers, VF, 25.93. 300-meter Hurdles (times in sec- Representing the Bears of Oskaloosa, Brittni Pryor narrowly clears the bar while competing in the high jump. 4 x 800-yard Relay (times in min- utes and seconds): 1st, MH, 9:2.75; 2nd, JH, 9:27.47; 3rd, JCN, 9:43.41; 4th, VF, 10:0.04; 5th, PR, 10:57.29. 400-meter Dash (times in seconds): 1st, Drew Cerny, McLouth, 52.12; 2nd, Adam Wagner, MH, 52.75; 3rd, Nick Caudle, MH, 54.87; 4th, Blake Wilson, MH, 55.0; 5th, Jason Myers, W, 57.34; 6th, Hunter Terrell, McLouth, 57.97. 800-meter Run (times in minutes and seconds): 1st, Seth Holliday, JH, 2:6.19; 2nd, Nathaniel Curry, MH, 2:7.19; 3rd, Dalton Morrow, W, 2:9.06; 4th, Tony Weber, PR, 2:9.69; 5th, Cory Holcomb, Immaculata, 2:13.9; 6th, Blake Wilson, MH, 2:20.9. Discus: 1st, Trey Dishon, Horton, 141'; 2nd, Luke Pyle, JCN, 136'10"; 3rd, Adam Amon, JH, 120'5"; 4th, Brandon Lewis, Horton, 116'10"; 5th, Dallas Brown, VF, 116'2"; 6th, Austin Amon, JH, 111'7". High Jump: 1st, Kyle Lansing, PR, 6'3"; 2nd, Cole Olberding, JH, 6'3"; 3rd, Justin Sharp, Oskaloosa, 5'10"; 4th, Nick Caudle, MH, 5'10"; 5th, Joel Abel, JCN, 5'8"; 6th, Kyle Hopkins, Oskaloosa, 5'8". Javelin: 1st, Luke Pyle, JCN, 161'3"; kaloosa, 39'2.75"; 4th, Bryce Noll, JCN, 37'11.25"; 5th, Trevin Jacobsen, JH, 37'8.5"; 6th, Nick Holmes, PR, 37'3.5". - Girls - 100-meter Dash (times in sec- onds): 1st, Jamie Navinskey, JCN, 12.44; 2nd, Kayla Steffey, McLouth, 13.03; 3rd, Mallory Wagner, PR, 13.5; 4th, Kenzi Bryant, JCN, 13.54; 5th, Catherine Campbell, MH, 13.57; 6th, Carly Simonis, PR, 14.18. 100-meter Hurdles (times in sec- onds): 1st, Anna Moore, McLouth, 16.78; 2nd, Hannah Twenhafel, JCN, 16.97; 3rd, Kassie Johnson, MH, 17.25; 4th, Syvannah Williams, PR, 17.5; 5th, Sarah O'Neil, Immacu- lata, 17.75; 6th, Carlee Calhoon, MH, 18.44. 1600-meter Run (times in minutes and seconds): 1st, Kaitlynn Little, JH, 5:59.53; 2nd, Julie Schrick, JCN, 6:12.19; 3rd, Hanna Ronnenbaun, MH, 6:17.71; 4th, Kristina Silvers, PR, 6:28.35; 5th, Alexis Rieschick, JH, 6:45.94; 6th, Savanna Noble, Oskaloosa, 7:18.25. 200-meter Dash (times in sec- onds): Ist, Emily Nottingham, VF, VF, 4'10"; 3rd, Elaina Tweed, JCN, 4'10"; 4th, Carly Taylor, MH, 4'8"; 5th, Brittni Pryor, Oskaloosa, 4'8"; 6th, Amanda Wistuba, JCN, 4'6". Javelin: 1st, Oleta McCaully, PR, 99'8"; 2nd, Jacee Kramer, JCN, 97'9.5" 3rd, Mary Colwell, MH, 93'1.5"; 4th, Madison Miller, Oskaloosa, 89'11"; 5th, Kayla Jobbins, JCN, 88'5"; 6th, Sierra Neiberger, VF, 88'2". Long Jump: 1st, Jamie Navinskey, JCN, 17'2"; 2nd, Kassie Johnson, MH, 14'10"; 3rd, Kara Wagner, PR, 14'8"; 4th, Mallory Wagner, PR, 14'5"; 5th, Bridget Howard, PR, 14'4.5"; 6th, C.J. Kilgo, Oskaloosa, 13'9.5". Pole Vault: 1st, Laramie Leakey, JCN, 10'2"; 2nd, Lyndsey Vittitow, JCN, 8'; 3rd, Kayla Steffey, McLouth, 7'6"; 4th, Sami Twenhafel, JCN, 7'. Shot Put: 1st, Carrissa Lowe, Hot- ton, 33'0.5"; Becca Gibson, JH, 32'9"; 3rd, Jacee Kramer, JCN, 30'9"; 4th, Kylie Gabbard, Horton, 29'7.5"; 5th, Oleta McCaully, PR, 29'3.25"; 6th, Tara Lierz, JH, 28'9". Triple Jump: 1st, Jordan Sachse, Immaculata, 31'1.5"; 2nd, Bailey Swinford, PR, 31'; 3rd, LamTn Baker, JCN, 30'11.5"; 4th, Kassie Johnson, MH, 30'3"; 5th, Carlee Calhoon, MI-I, 30'2.5"; 6th, Molly Bassette, JCN, 29'10". Bears fall in finale The Ravens of Atchison's Maur Hill-Mount Academy returned to the diamond at Oskaloosa High School the afternoon of May 14 to play a makeup game against the Bears and left town victorious, the final score 5-0. The contest brought the regular season to a close and left the home team with a record of 8-9. Bears advance... barely Down to their final three outs, the Oskaloosa Bears softball team put three runs on the scoreboard in the seventh inning to pull off a come- from-behind 5-4 victory over the Hiawatha Red Hawks Monday eve- ning in the second round of the Class 3A Regional Softball Tournament in Marysville. The victory enabled the team, which had a bye in the opening round, to reach the title game, which was scheduled to be played Tuesday evening and matched Oskaloosa against Marysville. USD 341 onds): ist, Jack Arnett, McLottth, 45.69; 2nd, Rafael Rqueime, 1YI 4610;" 2nd, Casey Willyard, JCN, 127"7"; 3rd, Kyle Alhgren, JH, 122'8"; 4th, Bailey 3rd, CameronThomas, JH, 47.44; 4th, Culbertson, PR, 115'1"; 5th, Ben Har- Noah Tatershall, PR, 48.5; 5th, Joel vey, Oskaloosa, 112'4"; 6th, Robert McManigle, PR, 112'1". Long Jump: 1st, Matt Smith, PR, 19'; 2nd, Max Badgett, VF, 18'8.5"; 3rd, Josh Caudle, MH, 18'5"; 4th, Nick Holmes, PR, 18 3.5, Justin Sharp, Os- kaloosa, 18'2.25"; Remington Courter, McLouth, 18'0.75". Pole Vault: 1st, Ty Brickell, JCN, 9'; 2nd, Ted Sharp, JCN, 7'6"; 3rd, Michael Bertels, JCN, 6'. Shot Put: 1st, Trey Dishon, Horton, 51'1.5"; 2nd, Brandon Lewis, Horten, 41'11.5"; 3rd, Nick Barber, McLouth, 39'8.5"; 4th, Kyle Alhgren, JH, 38'9"; 5th, Colton Doty, PR, 37'10"; 6th, Jagar Haack, PR, 37'9.5". Triple Jump: 1st, Nick Caudle, MH, 41'5.25"; 2nd, Matt Smith, PR, 41'4.5"; 3rd, Dillion Grother, Os- Abel, JCN, 49.78; 6th, Hector Medina, MH, 50.72. 3200-meter Run (times in min- utes and seconds): 1st, Tony Weber, PR, 10:7.63; 2nd, R.J. Portice, Im- maculata, 11:6.81; 3rd, Devon Wilson, JCN, 11:12.35; 4th, Jack Siebert, MH, 11:28.97; 5th, Ian Davis, MH, 11:30.16; 6th, Tristan Funk, McLouth, 11:37.28. 4 x 100-yard Relay (times in sec- onds): 1st, PR, 45.44; 2nd, MH, 45.75; 3rd, VF, 46.65; 4th, McLouth, 46.69; 5th, JH, 47.78; 6th, JCN, 48.19. 4 x 400-yard Relay (times in min- utes and seconds): 1st, MH, 3:40.31; 2nd, VF, 3:46.28; 3rd, JH, 3:52.97; 4th, McLouth, 3:53.53; 5th, Oskaloosa, 3:55.28; 6th, JCN, 3:56.85. i. Yesterday's good old- i fashioned service with today's technology. i" Large selection of spectacle frames and iii contact lenses. !- Serving Jefferson i County for more than i 18 years. Many eye diseases cause  no signs or symptoms. - Have your eyes exam- i! ined regularly because... 27.31; 2nd, Graco McKinney, PR, 27.32} 3rd, KaylaSteffey, McLouth, 28.0; 4th, C.J. Kflgo, Oskaloosa, 28.81; 5th, Catherine Campbell, MH, 29.06; 6th, Tamara Drinkard, VF, 29.38. 300-meter Hurdles (times in min- utes and seconds): 1st, Anna Moore, McLouth, 50.46; 2nd, Hannah Twen- hafel, JCN, 51.78; 3rd, Syvannah Williams, PR, 52.37; 4th, Bree Wil- liams, JH, 57.38; 5th, Sarah O'Neil, Immaculata, 58.37; 6th, Makayla Taft, Horton, 1:5.62. 3200-meter Run (times in minutes and seconds): 1st, Kristina Silvers, PR, 12:57.06; 2nd, Carissa McAfee, JCN, 12:58.25; 3rd, Kaitlynn Little, JH, 13:4.63; 4th, Allie Hofelt, JCN, 14:40.94. 4 x 100-yard Relay (times in min- utes and seconds): 1st, JCN, 53.25; 2nd, VF, 54.25; 3rd, PR, 54.91; 4th, Oskaloosa, 57.72; 5th, JH, 1:1.78. 4 x 400-yard Relay (times in min- utes and seconds): 1st, JCN, 4:29.5; 2nd, PR, 4:38.19; 3rd, VF, 4:50.47; 4th, JH, 4:54.69. 4 x 800-yard Relay (times in min- utes and seconds): 1st, JCN, 11:44.31; 2nd, JH, 12:16.13. 400-meter Dash (times in min- utes and seconds): 1st, Kayla Steffey, McLeuth, 1:3.62; 2nd, Lauryn Baker, JCN, 1:6.37; 3rd, Avery Lewman, MI-I, 1:7.37; 4th, Catherine Campbell, MH, 1:8.25; 5th, Heather Poison, JCN, 1:8.66; 6th, Madi Weber, PR, 1:10.28. 800-meter Run (times in minutes and seconds): 1st, Avery Lewman, MH, 2:39.78; 2nd, Aidan Alien, JH, 2:41.91; 3rd, Bridget Howard, PR, 2:43.97; 4th, Laramie Leakey, JCN, 2:47.65; 5th, Hanna Ronnenbaun, MH, 2:49.44; 6th, Kaitlyn Miller, MH, 2:49.84. Discus: 1st, Madison Miller, Os- kaloosa, 112'4"; 2nd, Carrissa Lewe, Horton, 99'10"; 3rd, Grace Kramer, JCN, 97'11.5"; 4th, Randi Noll, JCN, 97'7"; 5th, Ellie Wolk, Immaculata, 96'; 6th, Tara Lierz, JH, 91'7". High Jump: 1st, Heather Polson, JCN, 5'2"; 2nd, Tamara Drinkard, (Continued from page 3) ments on an amended budget for the current school year. The amended budget, $4,637,839, exceeds the budget adopted earlier, $4,432,122, by $205,717. Pfau told the paper the additional money represents state aid the district received after it was determined that the district had ex- perienced an unexpected increase in enrollment since the beginning of the school year. Notice of the hearing was pub- lished in last week's paper. by Laverne Fowler JCN Middle-Elementary School -- A review: The Jefferson County North Ele- mentary-Middle School students, kin- dergarten through fifth grade, were in musical concert mode and in top physical condition as they presented their "SPECIALS" program May 6 in Nortonville. Barbara Metcalfe, music direc- ter, Thad Poison and Tonya Kramer, physical education teachers, and Pam Pursel, art teacher and creative writ- ing instructor, were excited to show the audience the talents the many students have. The fourth-graders played their re- corders to the tunes of"Grand March" and "Cow-A-Boinga." Students dis- played their "Summertime" artwork in the hallways. "This flag we fly" featured Logan Harris, Jeremiah Holmgren, Amber Bertels, Esa Miller, Kassidy Robert- son, Trenton Filbert, Cade Norris, Trevor Pentlin, Kinsey Schneider, Landon Gutschenritter, Jessica Gen- ova, Della Melton, Christian Russell, Navinskey selected for all-star match Jamie Navinskey, who gradu- ated Saturday from Jefferson County North High School, has been chosen to participate in the 2014 Kansas Vol- leyball Association All-Star Match to be played June 7 in Topeka. Listed as a 5'10" outside hitter, Naviuskey, who plans to attend Bene- dictine College in Atchison this fall, will be one of 12 players on the Red Team. Coaching the squad will be Nancy Dorsey of Class 5A St. James Academy High School, Crysta Guhr of Class 1A Goessel High School and Kristy Rodriguez of Class 3A South- east of Saline High School. The 24 girls tapped for either the Red Team or the Blue Team were first nominated by their high school coach, then recommended by a committee on the basis of their achievements and other considerations, including availability. Lee Arena on the campus of Wash- burn University will be the site of the match, which is set for 6:30 p.m. The first KVA All-Star Match was played 29 years ago and was orga- nized in an effort to promote the sport throughout the state. I PUBLIC NOTICE I (Published in The Oskaloosa Inde- pendent May 22, 2014)1t NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given to any and all persons that the following will be considered at a Public Hear- ing by the Jefferson County Regional Planning Commission to be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., at the Jefferson County Court- house in Oskaloosa, Kansas. ZA2014-01: To consider a request for a variance to the front yard set- back at 16248 Marion Rd., Valley Falls., generally located at the north- east corner of Marion Read and K-16 Highway at the request of Janet Schmidt. At said time and place, all per- sons interested in the above will be granted a hearing. A hill description for the above described is available for review in the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Office during regular business hours. The Board of Zoning Appeals may continue consideration of this matter at the conclusion of the public hearing to a future date without further notice. JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS s]_Greg Hazen_ Greg Hazen, Secretary and Destiny Wilbur. The kindergarten class proved they can lift a parachute for physical fitness. "Summertime" featured a duet by Emmett Jobbins and Haden Drury. "Beach Kids"were James Kramer, Jett Smith, and Joshua Schmalz. The second-graders' physical activ- ity was movement exercises. Trenton Kraxner and Madison Myers read creative writing essays. A favorite for all was the popular "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" with instrumentalists third-grade class and Charger players Timothy Barnhardt, Caleb McAfee, and Samuel Miller. The third grade took their turn at D.D.R. physical activity. The fourth- graders did several hula hoop exer- cises. "Mount Rushmore" ensemble members were Mercedes Edwards, Ellie Gaschen, Hayden Hinton, Emma Kramer, Trenton Kraxner, Alexis New, Caleb Worthington, John Bowen, Divante Herrig, Olivia Hierrezuelo, Anthony Larson, Kaden Lutz, Zetta Noll, Justin Pierson, Lawrence Pol- lard, Tera Wistuba, and Karson Wor- thington. Fifth-grade speakers were Jason Melton, Olivia Kramer, Bo Anderson, and Haden Drury. "Ride My Bicycle" featured fourth-grade ensemble Ki- eran Courter, Layne McAfee, Bra- dy Pound, Ryan Feldkamp, Gabriel Masuch, and Lydia Tweed. The fifth-grade ensemble: Gretchen Babcock, Amber Bertels, Kirsten Kroll, Sierra Lane, Jessi Bedigrew, Trenton Filbert, Aaron Noll, and Trevor Pentlin. The first-graders did a bean bag toss and the fifth-grade class did "Body, Balance, and Lifting." Tara Wistuba and Kieran Courter read a creative writing. The bicyclist was Ricky Maginness. The fifth-graders did the "Grand March Dance." A bridal shower-- Lane Green and her fiancee, Shaun Pickering, were honored with a bridal shower Sunday afternoon at the Cum- mings Christian Church. Jamie Lew- man and LaDonna Griffin prepared the refreshments and decorations. Laverne Fowler and Jenna Hall were in chage of contest games. The couple will make their home in Pataskala, Ohio, following a September wedding. The two have many relatives in the Oskaloosa-Winchester areas. He is a graduate of Atchison County Com- munity High School, Effmgham, and of Kansas State University, Manhat- tan. JCN high school news -- An art review: Penny Linscott and art students at Jefferson County North High School, Winchester, had a wonderful year displaying and entering art contests. The Highland Community Art Day, April 24, brought winnings to Lauryn Baker, honorable mention, and scav- enger hunt winners, Mallory Kramer, Aaron Meckfessel, and Tyler Theno. Walking away with winnings at the Missouri Western State University Art Day in St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 10, 2013, were Randi Noll, Aaron Meckfessel, and Laramie Leakey, all winning the artistic excellence award. The Washburn University Art Day brought honors to Lyndsey Vittitow, third in sculpture, Abbie Weishaar, second in sculpture, and Emily Pantle, second in material studies. The Northeast Kansas League Art Show medal winners were Josie Noll, Aaron Meckfessel, Mallory Kramer, Jacinta Priest (two), Jimi Pisachubbe and Abbie Weishaar. 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