Gandy Headed to Minnesota

Brandon Gandy has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his Football Career at the University of Northwestern in St Paul Minnesota.

The Lineman bounced back from injuries early in his high school career to help anchor offensive and defensive lines that paved the way for the best season in Hollister Football History.

Gandy also found success on the wrestling mat, qualifying for State this past season.

GandySigning (Click Link for Interview with Brandon)

Gandy Signing to Play for Northwestern
Coach Hamon with remarks
Gandy surrounded by Family.

Down But Not Out

Well, its been a little bit of a trying week to say the least.  I guess, as far as sports goes, I should be thankful that this happened to me in my “slow time”

For those that do not yet know.  I was bitten by a brown recluse spider.  We found out that I am extremely allergic and I ended up having what they determined was a seizure.  After five units of blood and a lot of antibiotics and a week in CCU I am a little weaker but so excited for what is to come.

I found out that I have a lot of people that care about me.  I am grateful for you all.

Summer camps are in full swing. And I will be calling Wolves games on Friday Nights before you know it. Just Eight Weeks from this Friday Night we will be in full force at Mount Vernon.   It should be a great season.

Hollister and Reeds Spring well represented on All-COC-Small Team

Reeds Spring and Hollister got their share of recognition from COC coaches…


First Team

Noah Briley- RS

Second Team

Jackson Beckemeier-Hollister


First Team

Payton Weber-Hollister

Second Team

Seth Stamps- RS

Ethan Parks-Hollister


First Team

Landon Farquhar-Hollister


First Team

Chance Herrman-RS

Second Team

Jenner Steele-Hollister


First Team

Collin Cross-RS

Wolves and Tigers among those named All-District

The Aurora Houn Dawgs won the Class 4 District 11 Championship in dramatic fashion and went on, today, to claim the Class 4 State Title.  It is no surprise that they dominate the All-District Team.  Logan-Rogersville, who was one strike away from winning the Title themselves only managed one player on the first team.

Reeds Spring, who won their opening round contest, before losing to the eventual Champs landed a first teamer and a couple on the second team.  And host Hollister got representation as well, putting two on the first team and three on the second team.   Congrats to all that were honored…

First Team

Jordan Fitzpatrick- Logan-Rogersville*

Jenner Steele-Hollister*

Zac Shoemaker-Aurora*

Wyatt Sparks-Aurora*

Gage Singer-Aurora*

Matthew Miller-Aurora*

Mason Dickemann-Catholic*

Zach Cole-Catholic*

Chance Herrman-Reeds Spring

Brett Campbell-Mount Vernon

Chance Fenton-Mount Vernon

Will Duff-Catholic

Landon Farquhar-Hollister

* donotes an unanimous pick


Second Team

Tegan Rambo-Logan-Rogersville

Shane Grueren-Logan-Rogersville

Jackson Bekemeier-Hollister

Payton Weber-Hollister

Preston Naylor-Aurora

Kaleb Baker-Aurora

Noah Briley-Reeds Spring

Christian Cassanova-Logan-Rogersville

Ethan Parks-Hollister

Seth Stamps-Reeds Spring

Ryan Grueren-Logan-Rogersville

Josef Luthy-Catholic

Hayes Hutter-Catholic

Blue Eye Players Get Hands On Learning From Big Time College Coach

For the past three days basketball players at Blue Eye have got the opportunity to work with former NCAA basketball coach Mike Jarvis.

Through his relationship with Brian Mitchell and Fellowship of Christian Athletes,  Jarvis was happy to spend sometime helping the youngsters.  Working with Bulldog coach Kyle Turner, Jarvis worked two sessions a day with the Blue Eye Athletes- the high school kids workouts followed a shorter session with younger Blue Eye basketballers.

Jarvis said that communication was probably the biggest skill that he wanted to work on with the kids this week.  Getting them to talk to each other and being on the same page is vital to success in the team game.  He also worked on some defensive skills and drills with the guys.

Jarvis won more than 350 games in his college coaching career.  Perhaps, most known from his time at St Johns, he also spent time leading the programs at Boston University, George Washington, and Florida Atlantic.  He also spent time as a high school coach, at which time he coached Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing.

Jarvis explaining a drill
Some one on one instruction
All eyes were on him
The importance to doing it right
All in it together