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News From Activities Director

    News from the Activities Director

A synopsis of the Hershey High Band and Fall Sports teams. The coaches and director have written a summary as of five weeks of competition.

The Cross Country Team

This cross country season has been going incredibly well for the Hershey Cross Country Team! The girls have improved at each meet and had their fastest team time averages of the year at the last two meets in Ogallala and Kearney. They have consistently been closing the gap to the other teams in both the Conference and District. The boys started out the year strong by winning their first meet in St. Pats, and they have been performing better each week against tougher and tougher competition. On Monday, September 30th the boys competed on the State Course against 33 of the top Class D schools in the state and finished 5th overall. They were missing a scoring runner in this race as well. Both the girls and boys have opportunities to compete well as teams and medal more athletes than in the past at both Conference and Districts coming up on October 10th (Perkins County) and October 17th (Bridgeport) respectively. 

Coach Kyle Bottom

The 2019 Volleyball Summary Res/JV/V

We have a lot of youth this season that have very promising potential and skill. I have been pleased up to this point of the season. At all levels, we are beginning to build confidence and “hit our stride”.

It has been a very busy September with up to 5 games a week. Kids are working hard and are improving. We are nearly half way through the season at this point. It has been rewarding, these kids get along well and are pretty tight knit. That makes the team dynamic much better.

It has been a good year so far, we hope to continue to build on that and get stronger as the season wind down. 

Coach Amy Beyer

Football after 5 weeks.

The Varsity football team started the season with a very competitive opener losing close to Hastings St Cecilia. In week 2, the team had a come from behind win over Gibbon 28-16. In week 3, the Panthers lost to a top rated Doniphan Trumbull team. In week 4, the Panthers lost a very competitive game to Centura 38-20. In week 5, St. Pats dominated the Panthers. The varsity football team has been hampered by injuries and is extremely young. We look at the season journey as a process to get better and win out in October. The boys have played hard and have been joy a to work with. The best is yet to come.

Coach Welch

 Hershey Pride Marching Band

Through hard work and dedication during morning practices and class time, the Hershey Pride Marching Band performs for home football games and pep rallies and competitions throughout Nebraska. Last year, HPMB competed at the Lincoln Public Schools Marching Invitational, a first in almost a decade to appear in Lincoln, NE for a competition. Despite being a small band, they proved their love for music along with the big city bands of Lincoln and Omaha. This year they plan to travel to Western Nebraska to continuing their showmanship of loving music in the 2019 Old West Weekend Marching Competition in Scottsbluff, NE on October 19th making them “Nebraskan coast-to-coast” competitors. HPMB recently performed at Ogallala and Kearney in parade and marching performances to start off their competition season receiving wonderful compliments and showing off their greatness. The students are tight-knit supporting one another in all aspects of life and strive for improvement as growing musicians and an outstanding band.

Ian Nelson