EA Cross Country runners Compete in 275 Conference meet. East Atchison Cross Country runners competed in the 275 Conference Meet in Maryville, Missouri, on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
EA’s Zack Garrison finished 7th overall with a time of 21:54. Dawson Joe­sting finished 9th overall with a time of 22:07. Following close behind was Alex Driskell in 11th with a time of 22:37, Colin Joesting in 15th with a time of 24:26, Zach Sapp in 21st with a time of 30:54, and Braylen Lambert in 23rd with a time of 36:40.
Lady Wolf Marina Sawyer finished 9th with a time of 25:42. Other Lady Wolves and their times are Taylor Stanton in 30th with a time of 35:10, Novalee Yeary in 32nd with a time of 37:27, Dixie Hendrix in 33rd with a time of 38:01, and Hannah Blank in 34th with a time of 38:32.

EA ends regular season with a pair of wins- The East Atchison Lady Wolves’ volleyball teams traveled to Oregon, Missouri, October 11, 2016, to compete against South Holt.
The JV Lady Wolves played one game and won 25-13. Statistics for the Lady Wolves are: Bella Hurst – 3 kills; Jaelynn Hill – 1 ace, 2 digs; Jesse Graves – 2 assists, 2 kills, 2 digs; Madison Lesher – 2 kills, 1 dig; Mc­Kenzie Hines – 2 kills, 1 dig; Tacy Mitchell – 3 aces, 5 assists; Tawni Martin – 1 ace, 1 dig. The JV team ended their season with an 8-7 record.
The Varsity Lady Wolves won the match in two sets, 25-16 and 25-21. Statistics for the Lady Wolves are: Alyssa Garrison – 4 aces, 4 kills, 5 digs; Catelyn Prater – 1 ace, 3 kills, 2 digs; Grace Martin – 3 digs; Jaycee Graves – 4 kills, 1 block, 1 dig; Kilea Cooper – 6 kills, 2 digs; Leslie Bradley – 4 digs; Madison Ohrt – 3 aces, 9 assists, 1 kill, 9 digs; Shelby McCartney – 3 kills, 4 blocks, 9 digs. The Lady Wolves ended the regular season with a 20-9 overall record, and 4-1 in conference play.

East Atchison Jr. High Basketball Teams dribbling toward start of 2016 season- It’s going to be an exciting year for the East Atchison Jr. High Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Teams.
This year’s boys’ team is full of talented players with 19 taking to the court wearing Wolves’ jerseys. The boys are coached by Robbie Bates and Christian Lovely.
There are four 8th graders who played basketball last year and 15 7th graders. Eleven are from Tarkio and eight are from Fairfax. The boys have a great comaraderie and play well together on and off the court. The boys have been working on the basics at practice, but with their huge numbers, immense talent, and competitive nature, they will be running down the court to success in no time. Due to their numbers, they will play A and B games if the other teams are able to.
This year’s girls’ team is coached by Dustin Barnes, Tammy Aksamit, and Jared Dowis. There are 23 girls practicing for their upcoming season, including several returning players. Five girls are from Fairfax and 18 girls are from Tarkio. There are 12 8th graders and 11 7th graders.
“We have been spending a lot of time working on defense and fundamentals,” said Head Coach Barnes. “They are a hard-working group of girls. We have been getting better every day. We are hoping to have a successful season. We intend on playing hard every minute of every game and giving it our all! We should be fun to watch!”
The 2016 East Atchison Jr. High Basketball schedule follows:
10/24 – At North Nodaway, 5:30 p.m.
10/31 – At Fairfax vs. West Nodaway, 5:30 p.m.
11/3 – At Mound City, 5:30 p.m.
11/7 – At South Holt, 5:30 p.m.
11/8 – At Hamburg, 5:30 p.m.
11/10 – At Tarkio vs. Rock Port, 5:30 p.m.
11/14-19 – At South Holt Tournament, TBA
11/22 – At Sidney, Iowa, 5:30 p.m.
11/29 – At Fairfax vs. St. Gregory’s, 5:30 p.m.
12/1 – At Tarkio vs. Nodaway-Holt, 5:30 p.m.
12/3-8 – 275 Conference Tournament, TBA

Students and parents learn about FAFSA- A FINANCIAL AID SEMINAR – Was held for Atchison County seniors and their parents/guardians on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at the Tarkio Resource Center. Alexis Hurt, left, a Scholarship/Outreach Specialist with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance at Northwest Missouri State University, led the seminar. Students are able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA now rather than beginning on January 1, 2017. The earlier submission date is a permanent change, enabling students to get a head start on completing and submitting the FAFSA. (Photos By Megan McAdams)

Wolves defeat Longhorns in last regular season game- It was an awesome way to end regular season play! The East Atchison Wolves Football Team corraled the South Nodaway Longhorns in a 68-24 win at home on Friday, October 14, 2016.
The Wolves had a total of 322 rushing yards compared to the Longhorns’ 99 and 174 passing yards compared to the Longhorns’ 125. The Wolves had a few tricks up their sleeves causing yardage lost for the Longhorns and picking up two fumbles and intercepting two passes.
The Wolves struck first with Shae DeRosier making a nine-yard run for a touchdown and adding a two-point conversion. At the end of one, Wolves had eight, Longhorns zero.
In the second quarter, Garrett Meyer had a 35 yard passing touchdown thrown by Jake McEnaney and a nine yard passing touchdown thrown by McEnaney. Shae DeRosier had a two point conversion. The quarter ended 22-12 Wolves.
In the third, the Wolves scored five touchdowns: DeRosier 50 yard kick-off return and two-point conversion; DeRosier two yard run and two-point conversion; Meyer 33 yard passing touchdown from McEnaney with a DeRosier two-point conversion; Meyer 37 yard passing touchdown from McEnaney with a DeRosier two-point conversion; and McEnaney with a 47 yard rushing touchdown. The quarter ended 60-24 Wolves.
In the fourth, DeRosier added six points from a 47 yard touchdown run and Mason Straub added two from a safety to make the score 68-24 Wolves.
Also contributing yardage for the Wolves were Alex Carroll with 20 yards, Keaton Williams with 11, Straub with 10, and Briacin Bywater with eight.
Straub led the Wolves in tackles with seven tackles, two assists, and two tackles for lost yardage. Meyer had one tackle, one sack, and two tackles for lost yardage. DeRosier had four tackles, one assist, and two tackles for lost yardage. McEnaney had three tackles, two assists, one sack, and one tackle for lost yardage. Ashton Yeary had three tackles and one tackle for lost yardage. Jayce Navin had two tackles and four assists. Conner Marshall had two tackles and two assists. Gus Hurst had one assist.
East Atchison will compete against Albany in district football action this Friday, October 21, in Tarkio. The game begins at 7 p.m. Go support the Wolves!