Rack Room Shoes is sponsoring Save the Athletes Challenge for the opportunity for 4 schools (which have the most votes by public) to each win a $15,000 grant for their athletic department. Diane Crismon-Simpson has submitted an entry for Eldon”s athletic department and is now asking for your much-needed votes. DAILY voting will be available starting Friday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m. (1 vote per person or email per day) and will conclude Monday March 19 at 8:00 p.m. Simply go to www.rackroomshoes.com or www.facebook.com/myrackroomshoes and look for the picture submission titled “ELDON SCHOOLS NEED AN ATHLETIC DEPT BOOST”.
The 2011-2012 Basketball season has come to a close, but not without great success.
The girls finished the season with a 21-5 record which was the most wins since 1990 and a share of the Conference title. Although the girls lost their first district game, they accomplished many things this season. Along with the Conference title, they won the Stover Tournament, the Crocker Tournament and placed 2nd in the California Tournament. This years group of seniors began their High School careers with 7 wins on the Varsity level. They led a great turnaround in the program. For that Megan Humphrey, Rachel Jones and Nikki Halderman deserve your congratulations if you have the chance.
The boys also had a tremendous season. They were within a few minutes of winning a District title, but fell short on Friday night. The boys finished the season with a 21-6 record, including an undefeated conference championship. They also became the first varsity boys team to defeat Blair Oaks in any sport for several years. Along with these accomplishments, the boys finished 3rd in the Eugene Tournament, won consolation in the California Tournament and placed 1st in the Eldon Tournament by defeating Marquette in the championship. This was a great year for the boys as they also had a chance to play for the District title for the second straight season.
The boys and girls are already beginning to prepare for the next season, but would first like to thank you all for your support. The home crowds we had this season were spectacular and had a major effect on the students and their performances. Thanks again.
The success of the students should mean many post season honors for our players. It is an exciting time in Eldon basketball and we will hope to continue that again next season.
The boys basketball team will play Helias for the District Championship tonight (Friday, 2/24/12) at the Eldon High School Gym. Come out and support the team
The game will begin at 7:30, entry fee is $4.
In celebration of National FFA Week, Eldon FFA members had the opportunity to participate in Drive Your Tractor to School Day. Pictured are from left are Cash Prestien, Hayden Crouch, Wyatt Hagans, John Salmons, Austin Apperson, Braden Atkinson, Bryce Opie, Cody Winters, Cole Abbott, Dalton Apperson, Gabe Sparks, Bailey Salmons, Shelby Gibson, Brookely Eilers, Alex Griffith, and Scott Abbott. FFA members calculated that there was over $750,000 worth of equipment parked in front of the Agriculture Center.
At Friday Night’s game with Versailles there was a special presentation from the Hamels Foundation. The Hamels Foundation was developed in 2008. Its main focus is to bring an end to extreme poverty and hardship endured by lack of educational support. The Foundation has a dual mission to provide support for quality education in the United States and establish a school in Malawi, Africa. All that are involved are dedicated to enriching the lives of children and giving them the tools to achieve their goals.
The Hamels foundation is Co-founded by Cole and Heidi Hamels.
Cole is a starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was the 2008 World Series and National League Series MVP. His wife Heidi, taught Physical Education at the Eldon Middle School for one year, and competed on the CBS reality televison show “survivor”. They and their two sons, Caleb and Braxton currently reside in Philadelphia.
On Friday night the Hamels Foundation presented a check to the Eldon School District in the amount of $50,000.
Eldon Schools is currently utilizing the football field that was constructed in 1959. The Hamels Foundation grant will allow the school district to complete a new sports stadium. By giving back to the Eldon community the Foundation will directly impact the lives of thousands of kids for years to come and bring back a sense of Mustang Pride.
On hand to present the check was Kathy Dugas, Chief Operating Officer, Kelly Anderson, Director of Operations. And board of Trustee members Linda Greeson and Matt Davis. The check was received by Eldon Board of Education members Chris Hart President, Jill Kliethermes, Vice President, Jerome Atteberry, Robin Griffith, Duane Kliethermes, Mike Kriegshauser, and Dennis Schad.
Click here to link to the KRCG Ch13 story on this donation. (at 8.40 min. mark) http://www.connectmidmissouri.com/sports/story.aspx?id=721190
The regular season has ended and the Mustangs and Lady Mustangs finished with a flurry of wins.
The boys team began the week by defeating Osage to improve their record to 19-5 and 4-0 in the Tri County Conference. On Friday, the boys finished the regular season with a convincing win over Versailles. The boys won the Tri County Conference championship with an undefeated 5-0 record. They finished the regular season 20-5 and enter district play this Wednesday.
The girls finished the conference season on Thursday by beating Osage. The win guaranteed the girls a share of the Tri County Conference championship. The girls then won the final game of the regular season on Saturday against North Callaway. The girls finished the regular season 21-4 and will begin district play on Tuesday.
This year the boys and girls districts will be at the Eldon High School Gymnasium. The girls will play on Tuesday night at 7:30 in a rematch with Osage. The boys will play on Wednesday night at 7:30 in another rematch, this time with Fulton. Both teams have a chance to play for a district title on Friday night if they win their first games. Please come out and support the kids, both boys and girls, in their efforts to bring home another title.
Thanks for your support and we will see you at the games…
The Eldon Career Center performed well at Central District SkillsUSA Competition held at SFCC February 17, 2012. The final tally is:
23 – Gold Medals
21 – Silver Medals
15 – Bronze Medals
37 – Advancing to State (Not counting those going straight to state)
The Girls basketball game vs North Callaway has been rescheduled for this Saturday, Feb 18th @ Eldon 1:00pm (JV girls followed by Varsity Girls)
This is the last week of regular season basketball for the Mustangs and Lady Mustangs
Tonight is also senior night for the boys and the girls. Please come out and recognize the teams who have combined for almost 40 wins in their senior seasons.
The game schedule for this week is:
North Callaway is unable to play the girls basketball game tonight.
The 9th grade boys will begin the evening at 5pm with a game against Osage.
Please come out and recognize the seniors before the Varsity boys play against Osage and then stay for the game.
Thursday JV/Varsity Girls with Osage at the High School (This will be for the Conference Championship) beginning at 6pm
Friday 9th/JV/Varsity Boys with Versailles at the High School beginning at 5pm
Please come out and support the girls and boys teams as they are all at home this week.