By Paula Olmstead, Kremlin correspondent
Enid News & Eagle
The Bronc Fundamental Basketball Camp will be held 12:30-4 p.m. May 20-23, and is open to boys ages 7-14. Cost is $50 before May 10 and $60 after. Cost with two or more children is $25 each. For more information, contact Brad Hawkins at (580) 874-2281 ext. 306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The last edition of THE BRONC will be out around May 14. It will include the special Senior 2013 edition and all end of school news. Anyone wanting news in this final edition should email it to Roger Gossen at email@example.com.
Congratulations to KHS senior Ricki Schroeder, who was honored April 28 at Redlands Community College as one of 36 students named as an Academic Bowl All-Stater. He is the 12th student from KHS to receive the award since 1993. In addition, Schroeder was one of four All-Staters who received a $250 scholarship for his endeavors outside of academic bowl, most notably his involvement in 4-H.
Three KHS Academic Bowl teams competed in the Oklahoma Junior Academic Bowl Association’s state tournaments during April. The seventh-grade team finished third in their tournament. Josh Reimer, team captain, led the team in scoring with 150 points, followed by Ian Franklin, Cody Bower, Alice Keithly, Jazzy Stubblefield and Tatum Horning. The seventh-/eighth-grade team competed in a tournament with 20 teams and had two hard losses to Barnsdall and Cimarron. Seventh-graders Franklin and Reimer led the Broncs in scoring with 100 and 70 points respectively, followed by team captain Briley Craig, Corbin Lunday, Keithly and Mikayla Horning. The eighth-/ninth-grade team beat Taloga, lost to Leedey, beat Shattuck and Seiling, and then lost a close rematch with Leedey to finish third. Elijah Voth led the team in scoring with 220 points, followed by team captain Jordan Presley, Connor Snapp, Lunday and Craig. Roger Gossen is coach for all three teams.
The KHS Bronc Boosters held their annual Athletic Banquet April 29 at First United Methodist Church in Enid. Booster Club President Dennis Schoenhals welcomed everyone and opened the ceremony with KHS trivia. Roger Gossen, KHS FCA leader, gave the invocation, followed by a fried chicken and brisket dinner catered by Raymie’s. The keynote speaker was coach Randy Turney. He told the students many good stories and provided them with three basic keys to success: priority, purpose, and passion. The coaches then introduced each of the teams and presented special awards.
Coach Kelsey Smith presented special awards to her softball seniors, Morgan Stevens and Melissa Wallace. She also gave a Lady Bronc Award to Hannah Wuerflein.
Coach Terry Fettke thanked his assistant coaches Jeremy Brashears, Jim Harris and Jim Craig, and then introduced the football team. Offensive Player of the Year was Trev Schoenhals, Defensive Player of the Year was Kass Bittle, and Player of the Year was Lee Olmstead. He then introduced the baseball team, which finished with a 14-9 record and won two major awards: Cherokee Strip Conference Championship and Skeltur Conference Consolation Championship. Offensive Player of the Year was Connor McCollough and Defensive Player of the Year was Isaiah Norwood.
Coach Tana Turney presented several awards to the girls basketball team after mentioning their winning the Cherokee Invitational Consolation Championship, where Katie Davis was named to the All-Tournament team. Leading rebounder was Mary Mitchell; Hustle Award went to Billie Jo Gabriel; Most Improved was honorable mention All-Conference player Hannah Wuerflein; leading 3-point shooter, leading free throw shooter, leading scorer and Offensive Player of the Year was Katie Davis. Karlee Bittle was named Defensive Player of the Year and won the Lady Bronc Pride Award.
Coach Heather Carson introduced the varsity cheerleaders and noted Haley Carson was All-Conference and Keeley Horning was honorable mention All-Conference. She then introduced the new cheerleaders for next year. They are Haley Carson, Ryan Voth, Jessica Britton, Braley Bench, Keeley Horning, Amanda Hole and Jessey Martin. Junior high cheerleaders will be Hannah Carson, Caitlyn Henry, Lauren Bonine, Alice Keithly, Calla Regier and Meghan Roberts.
Coach Brad Hawkins introduced the boys basketball team. Andre Lizar was honorable mention All-Conference and Connor McCollough was Academic All-Conference.
Coach Kasey McCoy introduced the cross country and track members. He announced several KHS athletes will be competing in the State Track Meet on May 3 and 4. At Regionals, Christina Meyer qualified for state by placing first in the 100 and 200 meter dashes, and second in the 400 meter (new school record). The girls’ 3200 meter relay team finished third to qualify for state. Relay members are Karlee Bittle, Billie Jo Gabriel, Megan Courtney and Jessey Martin. Katie Davis is going to state after finishing third in the discus. She also placed fifth in the shot put. Jadrien Stubblefield qualified for state in the high jump and long jump, taking second in both events. Other point-makers for KHS were Jessey Martin and Karlee Bittle with fourth and fifth place in the 1600, and Karlee broke her own school record in the pole vault with a vault of 7 feet 6 inches, good for a fifth-place finish.
The Booster Club then presented each senior athlete with a monogrammed blanket. The seniors honored were Morgan Stevens, Melissa Wallace, Mike Austin, Tanner Sweetwood, Tanner Rogers, Christina Meyer and Aaron Butler.
The Kremlin Home Culture HCE met April 9 at the Kremlin Methodist Church with Betty Sissom serving as hostess. Attending were Linda Sader, Carolyn Ott, Jennie Meyer, Sharon Riddle, Bronwyn Streck, Betty Buller, Avis Forbes, Joyce Fales and Stefanie Franklin. Sissom presented a lesson on container gardening. The club collected the items that each member donated to the adopted couple at Greenbrier Nursing Home.
The group discussed placing a memorial plaque honoring former members in Kremlin Park and placing a brick at the Zaloudek Community Building patio.
The club made plans to provide cookies during the Lions Club roadside cleanup. Celebration Day for HCE Week will be 7 p.m. May 9, at the Extension Office. Come out and meet new the director Jessica Nickels. Everyone is encouraged to wear a hat to the meeting.
• May 6 — National Honor Society induction ceremony, 7 p.m.
• May 9 — Spring Concert, 7 p.m.
• May 10 — FFA banquet
• May 11 – Band awards picnic, 6 p.m.
• May 17 — Last day of school; graduation, 7 p.m.
• May 18 — FFA Booster Club calf fry and auction
• May 28-June 28 — Driver’s ed쇓