Did you hear any honking, beeping, and cheering noises emanating from a string of twenty or so cars around 9 o’clock Thursday night? Read on for the explanation…
Spirits were high after the Lady Miners volleyball team beat the 4A Laramie JV Plainsmen in three out of four edge-of-seat games. In the fourth set, the Miners were down 20 to 24 but were able to hold the Plainsmen at 24 to clinch the win at 26. After the volleyball game, seniors Celsey Meyer and Shelby Bowen were crowned HEM homecoming king and queen with attendants freshmen Jonathan Nelsen and Caycee Born, sophomores Jarrett Neimark and Cheyenne Tomkins, and juniors Wyatt Phillips and Chloe Tolbert. The FFA club served the team and fans pulled pork sandwiches. At eight o’clock, the Carbon County Fire Department set the bonfire alight with a satisfying whump. After celebrating a while by the fire, HEM students were unable to call it a night without an impromptu car parade through town. And now you know.
The perfect day for football? It would be hard to find fault with Friday, September 19, 2014. The HEM Miners football team trounced the St. Stephens Eagles 66 to 0 on a sunny, breezy fall afternoon. In the first few minutes of the game, senior Trevor Rice ran 53 yards for a touchdown, and the Miners never looked back. At 46-0 at 5:48 in the second quarter, the refs called the mercy rule, and the clock ran continuously. The score remained 46-0 at the half but ended at 66-0, which included a 30-yard field goal by sophomore Jarrett Neimark. That kick set the school record for six-man football. Neimark kicked seven out of eight successful point-after kicks, the field goal, and ran in one touchdown for a total of 24 points in the game.
Eagles were an endangered species in Hanna on Friday. After the football game at 5 p.m., the Lady Miners stayed strong and beat the Glendo Eagles in three sets, 25-8, 25-17, and 25-21.
On Saturday, the Junior High School B team beat the Midwest Oilers B team, 22-25, 25-18, 25-17, but the Miners A team fell to their A team, 7-25 and 22-25. The HEM High School Junior Varsity team bested the Oilers’ JV, 25-17, 25-19. Then the gym was transformed into a dance hall for the high school dance at 8 o’clock that night.
HAPPY HOMECOMING, HEM!!