HPS Pops Concert held

March 8, 2018

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The Middle School Choir sang “Lava” a song from the movie “Moana.”

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
The HPS music department’s 5th-12th grade students put on a Disney-themed Pops Concert last Thursday, March 1, with vocal and instrumental ensembles interspersed with instrumental solos.
The songs performed included old and new favorites from popular Disney movies including “Moana,” “The Lion King,” “Pocahontas,” “Peter Pan,” “Tarzan” and “Mary Poppins.”

For the full story and more photos, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Grizzly basketball ends in Minneota

March 2, 2018

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Grizzly Captains Greta Johnson and Abby Satterlee are pictured at the finish of a successful basketball season. The Hendricks Girls Basketball Team finishes their season with a final record of 15 wins and 6 losses.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

Just like in volleyball, the Grizzlies had to play the number one rated team in sub-section play to advance. Due to State Gymnastics on Saturday, the Grizzlies had to play back-to-back games com­ing off a big win in Cot­tonwood.
The Grizzlies fell to the Vikings 41-66 on Feb. 23, ending their successful season.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

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Kaylee Johnson lifts a shot over the reach of Minneota’s Lydia Sussner during Friday’s Section 3A playoff game against the Vikings.

Grizzlies down Lakers

March 2, 2018

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Junior Abby Satterlee sinks a free throw in the win over the Lakeview Lakers. Satterlee helped her team defeat the Lakers 59-21 to advance in the Section 3A playoffs.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks Grizzlies Girls Basketball Team de­feated the Lakeview Lak­ers 59-21 on Feb. 22 to advance to the Sub-Sec­tion 3A tournament.
The Grizzlies had a solid shooting percentage and played great defense to defeat Lakeview.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Grizzlies at State gymnastics

March 2, 2018

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Greta Johnson performs on the uneven bars at the Minnesota State Gymnastics Championships held at the University of Minnesota. Johnson finished her high school career as a five-time state qualifier.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team has been represented at the Minnesota State Gymnas­tics Meet since its inaugu­ral season. This year is no exception, as senior Greta Johnson and sophomore Sophie Johnson qualified to represent the Grizzlies and Section 3A at this prestigious event held on Feb. 24 at the University of Minnesota.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

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Grizzly sisters Greta and Sophie Johnson represent Section 3A at the Minnesota State Gymnastics Meet held over the weekend.

Gymnasts getting fired up for Sections

February 22, 2018

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A pep fest was held at Hendricks Public School last week for the Grizzly Gymnasts, who were headed to sections. The team took third place at sections; Greta and Sophie Johnson qualified for State. Pictured left to right are Coach Steph Ekema, Maddie Ekema, Greta Johnson, Katie Ekema, Sophie Johnson, Mercedes Hicks, Jesade Siverson, Kaylee Johnson, Sarena Schwartz, Heidi Nicola, Sydney Pierce and Coach Sherri Johnson.

Greta and Sophie Johnson headed to State Gymnastics

February 22, 2018

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The Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team will be represented at the State meet for the sixth year in a row. Sophie Johnson (left) and Greta Johnson will represent the Grizzlies at the State 3A Individual Championships to be held Feb. 24 at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
Sisters Greta and Sophie Johnson of Hendricks are heading to the Minnesota State Gymnastics Meet at the University of Minnesota Pavilion to represent Hendricks on Saturday, Feb. 24 in the individual championships.
Greta, who says she is fully recovered from a torn ACL sustained last year and feeling better than ever, claimed the Section 3A uneven bar title at sections to advance, also placing fifth on the floor exercise. A senior at HPS, this will be her fifth time representing HPS at the State Gymnastics competition. “I’m more excited than nervous this time,” said Greta. “I’m feeling better than ever and am glad to be sharing this with my sister.”

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Gymnasts third at Section 3A

February 22, 2018

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The Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team placed third at the Section 3A Meet held in Luverne on Feb. 17. This marks the highest finish at Sections for the Grizzlies. Team members pictured left to right are Sophie Johnson, Maddie Ekema, Kaylee Johnson, Greta Johnson, Cora Hofer and Katie Ekema.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team finished their season on Feb. 17 at the Section 3A Gymnastics Meet held in Luverne.
In the nine-team field, the Grizzlies finished third with a score of 134.925 behind Worthington (143.1) and Jackson Coun­ty Central (141.65)…

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Grizzlies finish regular season

February 22, 2018

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The Hendricks Grizzlies Girls Basketball Team wrapped up their regular sea¬son, finishing with a record of 15-5 on the year. The Grizzlies are preparing for sub-section play in Cottonwood on Feb. 22. Team members pictured left to right in front are Heidi Nicola, Sydney Pierce and Cora Hofer; in back are Kaylee Johnson, Greta Johnson, Abby Satterlee, Sophie Johnson and Jesade Siverson.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks Girls Basketball Team closed it’s regular season on the road this past week, add­ing a win and a loss to their record. The Grizzly split brings their overall record to an impressive 15 wins and 5 losses on the season.
On Feb. 13, the Grizzlies headed to Iroquois, South Dakota, defeating the Chiefs 55-11 in the first game of the week…

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Hendricks-RTR gymnasts receive academic honors

February 22, 2018

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The Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team received the Gold Academic Award presented by the Minnesota Girls Gymnastics Coaches Association. Team members pictured left to right in front are Sarena Schwartz, Sidney Pierce, Heidi Nicola, Kara Jorgensen, Calin Kor, Jacey Jorgensen and Contessa Baartman; in back are Brynn Peterson, Jaden Lindahl, Gabbie Wieme, Cora Hofer, Mercedes Hicks, Emma Althoff, Sophie Johnson, Maddie Ekema, Kaylee Johnson, Kristina Khudiakova, Greta Johnson, Katie Ekema and Kaitlyn Althoff. Not pictured is Dajza Gilmore.

By Grizzly Sportswriters

The Hendricks-RTR Gymnastics Team received the Gold Section 3A Aca­demic Award presented by the Minnesota Gymnastics Coaches Association.
Gold awards are given to teams that achieve an ac­cumulative grade point av­erage of 3.75-4.0 and silver awards are given for those with grade points between 3.5 and 3.74. The Grizzlies had a combined grade point average of 3.868 to earn the gold.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

Hendricks School Board chooses to pair with Estelline

February 22, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

At their Tuesday, Feb. 13 meeting, the Hen­dricks School Board vot­ed to pair with the Estell­ine, South Dakota school district for athletics and academics. As the Estell­ine School Board will also need to vote on the issue of pairing with Hendricks, Superintendent Bruce Houck said the “door isn’t closed” to other options.
Houck and Hendricks School Board Chairman Tom Olson explained that in speaking with the Deubrook and Estelline school districts, the com­mittee had gone by the list of requirements pro­vided by parents and that Estelline had met most of the items on the list. Houck added that of the two districts, HPS would have a better chance of having “more of a 50/50 partnership” with Estell­ine.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.