Four Northern Valley Boys headed down to Wichita last weekend to compete in the KSHSAA State Championship. Seniors Kenton Thalheim (Pole Vault, Triple Jump, and 300M Hurdles) and Jeremiah Hansen (Long Jump) and Sophomores Gavlin Thalheim (Javelin and Pole Vault) and Owen Hammond (110M Hurdles & 300M Hurdles). Bringing home state medals were Owen Hammond placing 8th in the 300M Hurdles, Gavlin Thalheim with a tie for 4th in the pole vault and 4th in javelin, and Kenton Thalheim with 1st in triple jump and 2nd in pole vault. Kenton broke his own school record in the triple jump (earned at Regionals) with a massive jump of 45 feet 6 inches! Kenton also broke his brothers school pole vault record, set earlier this season, with a jump of 14 feet! "To say I am proud of these boys for making it to state in a total of 8 events is an understatement. Our two sophomores, Gavin and Owen, will be fun to watch over the next couple of years as they to continue to improve. As always, Northern Valley had quite the fan section and getting to watch as Kenton broke two school records was exciting to say the least. I wish all of the seniors good luck in the future."
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Northern Valley High School Track & Field On May 17th the Northern Valley High School Track & Field traveled to Tribune, KS to compete in Regional Track Four NV boys punched their ticket to State in a total of 8 events and a new school record set by Kenton Thalheim in the triple jump. Northern Valley took 4 girls to Regionals. Freshman, Jordyn Cox and Jaycee Gebhard, sophomore, Audrey Bina, and junior Landry Gebhard. “Though the girls did not make it to state every one of them fought to the end. Landry set a new personal record running over 11 seconds faster in the 2 mile battling for 4th all the way to the end. I am proud of their hard work and improvement throughout the year.” Said Coach Hansen. Northern Valley took 5 boys. Sophomores Owen Hammond and Gavin Thalheim and seniors Kenton Thalheim, Gabe Rudd, and Jeremiah Hansen. “These boys have all worked hard this week to compete at their best and came away with 8 events going to state. Kenton beat the Northern Valley School triple jump record of 43”3.5” set by Austin Herman in 2011 with a final jump of 43’8”. Very proud of the determination by this group of boys and look forward to next week.” Northern Valley Regional Results for State Qualifiers 110m Hurdes - Owen Hammond – 4 th Place at Regionals, 16.03 300m Hurdes - Owen Hammond – 3 rd Place at Regionals, 43.28 Kenton Thalheim – 4 th Place at Regionals, 43.61 Javelin Gavin Thaheim – 3 rd Place at Regionals, 160-02 Pole Vault Kenton Thalheim – 1 st Place at Regionals, 13-00 Gavin Thalheim – 2nd Place at Regionals, 12-06 Long Jump Jeremiah Hansen – 3 rd Place at Regionals, 21-00.5 Triple Jump Kenton Thalheim – 2nd Place at Regionals, 43-08 SCHOOL RECORD
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Parking today for Regional Track meet in Tribune. Stay safe and take your sun screen. Going to be a GREAT day!!
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Tribune parking
Geometry students ended their year with a popsicle stick bridge construction project. They had 100 sticks and and a bottle of glue to span a minimum of 40 cm. Bridges held anywhere from 5 to 80 pounds of weight before collapsing. Owen's bridge won holding just over 80 pounds!
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The Northern Valley Huskies golf season came to an end on May 13th at the Regional Competition at the Atwood Country Club. The Huskies shot a better total score than last year's state bound team, but the team overall faced a very good field of competition and came in 7th place by taking the top four scores from the Huskies. The top three teams and the next 5 golfers that are not on one of those three teams advance to the State Competition in Hesston this year. Senior Jason Cox led the Huskies shooting 97 and two spots shy of making the State Competition as an individual. Jason finished his final golf tournament with an eagle on hole 18. Junior Robert Vsetecka shot a 104, Senior Jeremiah Hansen shot a 105, Senior Kenton Thalheim shot a 112, and Freshman Connor David shot a 116. I want to thank Coach Hansen for letting me steal two of his best track athletes in Jeremiah and Kenton to help fill out our varsity squad. I also want to thank those two for going out of their comfort zones and learning a difficult sport in a short amount of time. Golf is not as easy as it looks! The guys played the tough course well at times during the day and other times not as consistently as they needed to. Going into the meet, we knew we needed to have a great showing with four scores in the 90's to advance to State. It's disappointing to miss the opportunity to advance, but I'm very proud of everyone on the team for all of their effort and work this season. Pictured are everyone's initial tee shots of the day: Black hat, white shoes- Conner David Purple jacket, shorts- Kenton Thalheim Black pants, grey hat- Jeremiah Hansen Gray sweatshirt and pants- Jason Cox Dark gray polo, shorts- Robert Vsetecka Varsity team photo L to R- Robert Vsetecka, Conner David, Coach Mitch Pugh, Jeremiah Hansen, Jason Cox, Kenton Thalheim
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Come join us and celebrate and say Thank you to Ed Schurman! May 15th 4-6 in Long Island
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Northern Valley Middle School Girls Track The Northern Valley Middle School girls traveled to Colby, KS, to compete at the 2024 Western Kansas Liberty League track meet. It was a beautiful day for twelve schools to show off their talent. The NV girls competed as one team (grades 6-8) with 13 girls scoring 15 points and placing ninth overall. The girls had numerous seventh place finishes and eight personal records set giving them some confidence for next year’s season. Rene’ Horacek earned the only medal for the team with her third-place triple jump. Also contributing to points was Kylee Ledbetter in discus and Annika McKinney in sprints. Northern Valley 6/7/8th Girls Results – 9th Place Discus 4th – Kylee Ledbetter 59’ 8” Triple Jump 3rd – Rene’ Horacek 28’ 3 ¼ “ Long Jump 5th – Rene’ Horacek 13’ 5 ½ “ 100m 5th – Annika McKinney 14.67 200m 6th – Rene’ Horacek 31.57 Sixth grader Tayah Seeders running the 3200 for the first time this season.
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“Huskies are League Track Champions – 2024” Western Kansas Liberty League Track Meet in Colby – May 10, 2024 Northern Valley Junior High traveled to Colby to compete in the Western Kansas Liberty League Track Meet. The Huskies had an excellent day finishing in 1st place as a team with 103 points, edging out Brewster who had 100 points. Tait Thalheim had a big day winning two gold medals and two silver medals. Tait had a PR in the pole vault with 9’ 6”. Griffin McKinney won a gold medal in the 200m hurdles and also two silver medals. 7th grader Cash Compton won three medals, 2nd in the long jump, 3rd in the 200 and anchored the 3rd place medley relay which included Lucas Hansen, Bryson Wilder and Zane Brown. 6th-7th-8th Boys Results – 1st Place 100m 2nd – Griffin McKinney – 13.0 4th – Cash Compton – 13.5 5th – Lucas Hansen – 13.7 200m 3rd – Cash Compton – 27.6 4th – Lucas Hansen – 28.0 100m Hurdles 1st – Tait Thalheim – 17.0 2nd – Griffin McKinney – 17.3 200m Hurdles 1st – Griffin McKinney – 29.62 2nd – Tait Thalheim – 29.64 Shot 5th – Griffin McKinney – 36’ 1” Pole Vault 2nd – Tait Thalheim – 9’ 6” 4th – Bryson Wilder – 7’ 6” Long Jump 2nd – Cash Compton – 15’ 9” 6th – Zane Brown – 14’ 5” Triple Jump 1st – Tait Thalheim – 32’ 5” 4th – Lucas Hansen – 30’ 5” Medley Relay 3rd – Brown, Wilder, Hansen, Compton – 2:08.9 The Northern Valley Jr High boys Track team won first place at the Western Kansas Liberty League meet in Colby. The Huskies scored 103 points as a team, Brewster finished second with 100 points. 8th grader Tait Thalehim placed 2nd in the pole vault at the WKLL meet with a personal best 9’ 6”. The NV Huskies medley relay placed 3rd at the WKLL meet. Bryson Wilder hands the baton off to Lucas Hansen. Cash Compton and Zane Brown were the other members of the relay team.
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2024 Seniors walk the halls of the Grade School and receive Congratulations from the "graduates-to-be".
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Here are the order of event for Friday High School Track 2024 WKLL (HS) – Official Order of Events Field Events (Completed in the order listed) – 3:00 PM (CST) High Jump - Boys, Girls Pole Vault - Girls, Boys Long Jump - Girls then Boys Triple Jump - Boys then Girls Shot-Put - West Ring – Boys; East Ring – Girls Discus - East Ring – Boys; West Ring – Girls Javelin - East Runway – Boys; Runway behind trees – Girls – 4:30 PM (CST) Girls 4x800M Relay Boys 4x800M Relay – 5:00 PM (CST) (approximately) Girls 100M High Hurdles (33”) Boys 110M High Hurdles (39”) Girls 100M Dash Boys 100M Dash Girls 1600M Run Boys 1600M Run Girls 4x100M Relay Boys 4x100M Relay Girls 400M Dash Boys 400M Dash Girls 300M Low Hurdles (30”) Boys 300M Intermediate Hurdles (36”) Girls 800M Run Boys 800M Run Girls 200M Dash Boys 200M Dash Girls 3200 M Run Boys 3200 M Run Girls 4x400M Relay Boys 4x400M Relay *Time Schedule is only a guide. A rolling schedule will be used.
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Northern Valley Schools is accepting applications for the 9- 12 Grade Vocational Agriculture Teacher position. Northern Valley Schools has a four-day week school year. We are a 1A school that serves students in both Norton and Phillips Counties with a current PreK-12 enrollment of 145 students. We have a PreK-4 Elementary and a 9-12 High School in Almena. The 5-8 Middle School is in Long Island. We have a strong FFA tradition, history of academic excellence and accomplished athletic programs. Our small class size allows for one - on - one interaction with our students. Our communities are strong supporters of the school and extra-curricular activities. Duties will include teaching HS vocational agriculture classes. We have an up-to-date shop (welding, mechanics, woodworking, etc) attached to our classroom area and a separate greenhouse (seven years old). This is a great opportunity and we look forward to hearing from you. FFA sponsor adds supplemental pay. Board pays up to $450 towards board approved health insurance policy. Please fill out the application found at www.nvhuskies.org.
about 1 month ago, Ken Tharman
Plainville JV Showcase- Brooke Preston and Audrey Brubaker attended the last JV meet of the Huskies' golf season. The showcase featured 67 golfers in an 18-hole tournament for the coveted gold jacket. Both girls competed hard and ended their seasons competitively. Brooke shot a 156 and Audrey shot a 136. Both girls showed improvement throughout the season and should continue to grow over the summer in their skillsets. Oxford Knipping Invitational- The varsity team took to Oxford, NE for an 18-hole tournament and fought a lot of wind and tough conditions. Jason Cox led the Huskies with a 99 to tie for 15th but lost the tiebreaker to take 16th. Jeremiah Hansen, Kenton Thalheim, and Conner David all shot 107 to tie for 25th, Robert Vsetecka shot a 108 to end at 29th. The varsity team will be in Phillipsburg on May 7th at 3 pm for the final invitational of the year. The Huskies will have regionals in Atwood on May 13th beginning at 8:30 am for the chance to go back to state competition.
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Northern Valley High School Track & Field On April 28th the Northern Valley High School Track & Field competed in the Logan Invitational in Phillipsburg. A total of 13 teams competed. The NV Girls placed 4 th. Bringing home medals were Audrey Bina with 1st in the triple jump and Jordyn Cox with 2nd in pole vault. The NV girls also ran 2 relays getting 2 nd in both the 4 x 800m ran by Landry Gebhard, Jaycee Gebhard, Savannah Area and Haley Hansen and the 4 x 400m ran Jordyn Cox, Savannah Area, Haley Hansen, and Jaycee Gebhard. The NV Boys came home with 2 nd place. Bringing home medals were Jeremiah Hansen with 1st in the 100m, 200m, and long jump, Kenton Thalheim with 2nd in the 400 and pole vault and 1st in triple jump, Owen Hammond with 1st in high jump and 2nd in the 110m and 300m hurdles, Gabe Rudd with 2nd in long jump, and Gavin Thalheim with 1 st in pole vault breaking the school record with a vault of 13-7, 2 nd in javlin, and 3rd in the 200M. Northern Valley Girls Results 400M – Jaycee Gebhard 6th 3200M – Landry Gebhard 6th (PR) 100M Hurdles – Jordyn Cox 4 th 300M Hurdles – Jordyn Cox 4th 4x400M Relay – Savannah Area, Jordyn Cox, Haley Hansen, Jaycee Gebhard 2nd 4x800M Relay – Landry Gebhard, Jaycee Gebhard, Savannah Area, Haley Hansen 2nd Triple Jump – Audrey Bina 1st and Savannah Area 5th (PR) Pole Vault – Jordyn Cox 2 nd & Daynah Bailey 4 th Northern Valley Boys Results 100M – Jeremiah Hansen 1st 200M – Jeremiah Hansen 1st & Gavin Thalheim 3rd (PR) 400M – Kenton Thalheim 2 nd 3200M – Caden Lowry 4th (PR) 110M Hurdles – Owen Hammond 2 nd 300M Hurdles – Owen Hammond 2 nd Javelin – Gavin Thalheim 2 nd & Kenton Thalheim 3rd High Jump – Owen Hammond 1 st Long Jump – Jeremiah Hansen 1st (PR) & Gabe Rudd 2nd (PR) Triple Jump – Kenton Thalheim 1st & Jeremiah Hansen 4th Pole Vault – Gavin Thalheim 1 st (SCHOOL RECORD) & Kenton Thalheim 2 nd (PR) Discus – Gavin Thalheim 5th On May 3 rd the team traveled to Mankato to complete in the Grizzly invitational. Bringing home medals for the girls were Audrey Bina with 2nd in triple jump and Jordyn Cox with 3rd in pole vault. The NV Boys brought home 7 medals. Jeremiah Hansen with 2 nd in long jump, Owen Hammond with 2 nd in high jump and 3 rd in 110m and 300m hurdles, Kenton Thalheim with 1st in pole vault and triple jump, and Gavin Thalheim with 2 nd in pole vault. Northern Valley Girls Results Pole Vault – Jordyn Cox 3rd Long Jump – Savannah Area 5th Triple Jump – Audrey Bina 2nd Northern Valley Boys Results 110M Hurdles – Owen Hammond 3 rd 300M Hurdles – Owen Hammond 3 rd High Jump – Owen Hammond 2 nd Long Jump – Jeremiah Hansen 2 nd Triple Jump – Kenton Thalheim 1st (PR) & Jeremiah Hansen 5 th (PR) Pole Vault – Kenton Thalheim 1st & Gavin Thalheim 2nd Coach Hansen, “It was a busy week with two track meets. Very excited that Gavin Thalheim was able to break the school record in pole vault at the Logan meet. We had multiple PRs broken again this week and performed well at both meets finishing out our regular season. Looking forward to seeing what the kids can do at league next week.” The Huskies will travel to Colby next Friday to compete and the WKLL League Meet. Gavin Thalheim, sophmore, broke the 2019 pole vault record with a jump of 13-7 at the Logan Invitational on Tuesday.
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On Sunday May 5th, Kenton Thalheim accepted the Governor's Scholar Award from Governor Laura Kelly awarded to the top 1% of Seniors from each Kansas high school. Kenton chose Mr. Pugh as his Teacher of Influence to attend the ceremony with him and parents Austin and Angela.
about 1 month ago, Mitch Pugh
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The six senior boys in the construction technology class have been working very hard to create a nice shed/mini home to put up for sale. Though the year is ending, construction is not moving as fast as we would like. The exterior of the building will be finished. We are accepting sealed bids on the shed from now until the end of day on May 16th. Mr. Tharman will contact the winning bid to make arrangements for pickup. As always, we appreciate the communities support in everything we do as Huskies.
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Northern Valley Middle School Girls Track The Northern Valley Middle School girls traveled to Phillipsburg to compete at the Logan Junior High School Invitational Track Meet. The weather was beautiful for the eight schools competing. Our seventh and eight graders are short on numbers but they are always ready to compete. The sixth-grade girls had a great day taking first place with 113 team points. Rene’ Horacek had a good day earning a silver and two bronze medals and helping the medley relay team. Annika McKinney had a great day with four gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 400m and shot put. Cambrie Sproul had a personal record in the high jump at 4 feet earning the fifth gold medal for the sixth-grade girls. Northern Valley 7/8th Girls Results – 7th Place Shot Put 5th – Kaylee Miller 26’ 3” Discus 5th – Kylee Ledbetter 57’ 8” Javelin 6th – Kaylee Miller 63’ 2” Long Jump 3rd – Rene’ Horacek 12’ 10” Triple Jump 2nd – Rene’ Horacek 28’ 2.5” 200m 3rd – Rene’ Horacek 31.16 400m 4th – Andrea Meraz 1:21.91 800m Medley Relay 5th – Kylee Ledbetter, Kaylee Miller, Rene’ Horacek, Andrea Meraz 2:25.76 Northern Valley 6th Girls Results – 1st Place Shot Put 1st – Annika McKinney 25’ 6.5” 6th – Avreigh McCue 16’ 6.25” Discus 3rd – Avreigh McCue 44’ 8” 4th – Rowan Bremer 34’ 0” High Jump 1st – Cambrie Sproul 4’ 0” 3rd – Tayah Seeders 3’ 6” Long Jump 2nd – Shelby Lentz 11’ 7.5” 4th – Cambrie Sproul 11’ 0” 100m 1st – Annika McKinney 14.93 4th – Shelby Lentz 16.07 200m 1st – Annika McKinney 31.90 4th – Cambrie Sproul 35.11 400m 1st – Annika McKinney 1:16.67 3rd – Shelby Lentz 1:22.97 6th – Tayah Seeders 1:35.31 800m 3rd – Shelby Lentz 3:25.45 4th – Tayah Seeders 3:37.55 6th – Rowan Bremer 3:53.39 400m Relay 2nd – Cambrie Sproul, Tayah Seeders, Avreigh McCue, Rowan Bremer 1:12.27
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The Northern Valley FFA Chapter had some members go to State FFA Livestock Judging and Food Science in Manhattan the last few days of April. For Livestock Judging Jordyn Cox placed 50/360, and Austyn Cox placed 98/360, Kenton Thalheim and Caden Lowry also participated. The Food Science team did their best and showed that hard work can pay off, but there was some hard competition.
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The Northern Valley golf team took a beautiful Tuesday afternoon to shoot some great golf. Four Huskies attended Norton's 9-hole JV Meet on April 30th. Three of the four Huskies finished in the top 15. Freshman Conner David had a career day shooting a 42 and finishing 2nd place overall. Senior Jason Cox shot a 46 to finish 10th. Junior Robert Vsetecka shot a 47 for a 14th place finish. Sophomore Audrey Brubaker shot a 71 to round it out for the Huskies. The Huskies next meets will be Thursday May 2nd. The varsity will travel to Oxford, NE and the JV will participate in the Plainville JV Showcase to finish the JV season. Pictured: Blue polo- Conner David Light gray polo- Jason Cox Dark gray polo- Robert Vsetecka Putting- Audrey Brubaker
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Northern Valley Junior High Boys Track Results Logan Invitational On Tuesday, April 30 the Northern Valley track team competed in the Logan invitational meet in Phillipsurg. There were eight schools at the meet on a nice sunny, spring day. The NV Jr. High boys also had an outstanding day, placing 1st as a team with 112 points., Brewster was 2nd with 100 points and Cheylin 3rd with 90 points. Tait Thalheim had his best track meet of the season winning four gold medals, including a PR in the pole vault at 9’. Griffin McKinney had a big day winning a gold medal in the shot and three silver medals. Lucas Hansen placed third in the triple jump and 200. Cash Compton placed 2nd in the long jump with a personal best 16’ ¾”. The NV 6th grade boys placed 4th as a team. Colt Rogers won three silver medals and Max Wilder won the bronze medal in the 200. Northern Valley 7th & 8th grade boys results – 1st Place 100m 2nd – Griffin McKinney – 12.7 4th – Cash Compton – 13.2 200m 3rd – Lucas Hansen – 27.8 800m 4th – Bryson Wilder – 3:00.5 100m Hurdles 1st – Tait Thalheim – 16.7 2nd – Griffin McKinney – 16.9 200m Hurdles 1st – Tait Thalheim 29.3 2nd – Griffin McKinney – 30.6 Pole Vault 1st – Tait Thalheim – 9’ 0” 5th – Bryson Wilder – 6’ 6” Triple Jump 1st – Tait Thalheim – 31’ 11” 3rd – Lucas Hansen – 30’ 6” Shot 1st – Griffin McKinney – 36’ 3” Discus 6th – Levi Black – 75’ 1” High Jump 5th – Zane Brown – 3’ 10” Long Jump 2nd – Cash Compton – 16’ ¾” 400m Relay 6th – Hitt, Horacek, Black, Johns – 1:14.6 800m Relay 5th – Wilder, Hansen, Brown, Compton – 1:59.2 Medley Relay 5th – Hitt, Horacek, Black, Johns – 2:49.7 Northern Valley 6th grade Boys Results – 4th Place 100m 2nd – Colt Rogers – 16.7 200m 3rd – Max Wilder – 35.6 100m Hurdles 2nd – Colt Rogers – 22.9 4th – Max Wilder – 26.7 High Jump 2nd – Colt Rogers – 4’ 4” Javelin 5th – Max Wilder – 51’ 4” Northern Valley 8th grader Griffin McKinney placed 1st in the shot at the Logan meet with a throw of 36’ 3”. Northern Valley 7th grader Cash Compton placed 2nd at the Logan meet with a leap of 16’ ¾” Northern Valley 6th grader Colt Rogers placed 2nd in the 100m hurdles in the 6th grade division at the Logan Meet. Northern Valley 8th graders Tait Thalheim and Griffin McKinney placed 1st and 2nd in the 100 and 200 Hurdles at the Logan Meet on April 30.
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NVMS 7th Grade Plans the Day! After researching and calling to set up tours, the 7th graders spent the day learning how math is used in real-life jobs. Our first stop was the Harlan County Sheriff's Department to learn about accident scene reconstruction. Next stop was South Central Diesel in Holdrege for a quick lesson on diesel mechanics, then we headed to the Kearney airport to learn about fuel mileage from a pilot. K-town Bakery gave the students a lesson on owning a business and measuring for large recipes. At UNK's Discovery Hall, the students talked to an astronaut about space and our last stop was Pinnacle Bank for a brief lesson on banking.
about 1 month ago, Emily Lowry
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