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December Good Citizens at Heritage Elementary

Congratulations to students selected as Good Citizens for December!
 

 

Osage Lady Indians vs Hallsville Lady Indians

This was the conference opener for both teams and a rematch of an earlier OT game in conference tournament. Once again, we had a game that had two vastly different halves. The first quarter was well-played by both teams and we had five people score and that is always a good sign for us. When the scoring is spread out we are a more dangerous team.  Syd and Sara each hit a three and we got two points each on the inside from Liberty, Ella, and Alisa. Up two at the start of the second quarter, we only managed two points in the entire second frame. We had to deal with some foul trouble and we had a few too many turnovers. Fortunately our defense was able to answer the bell and held Hallsville to only six points and we were down 16-14 at halftime. After that first half, both teams stepped up their offensive games. We ended up being outscored 38-36 in the second half. During the third quarter Sara hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points to lead us, but we still went into the fourth down six. We would get down by even more before the girls started a furious rally to cut the lead to two with just about two minutes left. Liberty scored 16 of our 21 points and we had a couple chances to get stops and go score but weren't able to ever take the lead. It was a hard-fought game and once again, I am so proud of the way this group finds a way to always stay close or rally back. We had 23 turnovers and only attempted four free throws. Those two stats are going to spell trouble for us on any night as we usually don't turn it over a ton and we get to the line a great deal.

Scorers-Liberty Gamm 20, Sara Wolf 17, Ella DeMott 4, Alisa Boswell 4, Syd Riley 3, Paige Rowland 2.

Rebounding- Sara 10, Alisa 9, Liberty 6.

Assists-Syd 4, Alisa 4, Reese 3.

Steals-Syd 1, Paige R. 1, Alisa 1.

Osage is 6-6 and 0-1 in the conference.

Middle School Counseling Happenings

Oftentimes when people ask how my day was, the answer is, "Busy, good, but busy." Busy in middle school counseling means many things though.  Some Days it means I did nothing on my list of to dos but have no real idea what I spent my day doing. Other days, it means I have been helping students individually manage current crises and/or keeping up with paperwork.  On my best busy days, I'm in the classroom. This month has had days filled with all of the above.

Tara Brace from Kids Harbor and I are working with seventh graders on Monique Burr's Teen Safety curriculum. This curriculum walks them through recognizing safe adults, cyberbullying, and abuse/neglect. It also teaches digital citizenship and digital safety. Some great resources for parents are available both through Monique Burr's website (www.mbfpreventioneducation.org) or any of the following websites:

www.IROC2.org

www.nsteens.org

www.kidshealth.org/en/teens/internet-safety.html

Eighth graders started working on career/college readiness and individual student planning this month. What began with a trip to LCTC (Lake Career and Technical Center, Camdenton) will conclude in March or April with the creation of their iCAP, aka a high school 4 year plan and post-secondary plan.  We will be discussing WHO they want to be, not just WHAT they want to be. Our focus is that while a 4 year college isn't for everyone, a solid post-secondary education IS for everyone. I'm excited to help them explore all of these opportunities and make a plan for them. Be sure if you have an eighth grade student you ask about our dream activity!

Please remember your school counselors, across the district, are here to help!

 

January School Board Meetings

The School Board is scheduled to meet in a work session at 6 p.m. Monday, January 13, and for its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, January 27. You may view agendas at: https://go.boarddocs.com/mo/osage/Board.nsf/vpublic?open.

Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association (LOSA) Registration Information

Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association (LOSA) is a not-for-profit (501c) organization that provides a recreational soccer league. Kids age 4 (on Aug. 1st) to 15 (July 31, 2020) can play in the fall & spring league. Practices are chosen by the coaches and all games are played on Saturdays. Registration is $70.00 per child during registration and a max of $210.00 per family. The fees included an average of 10 games per season, a team shirt, pictures taken by a professional photographer (pictures may be purchased) and a medal given at the award ceremony for playing in the season. For more information see LOSA FAQs page. Sign up today at www.LOSA.org.

HS Wrestling Holiday Activities

The Osage wrestling team has had a busy holiday break.  At the beginning of break, we traveled to Buffalo to wrestle Buffalo, West Plains and Reeds Spring the Boys varsity won each of their matchups, while the girls winning several matches, won the Reeds Springs match and were outnumbered against West Plains and Buffalo and lost those duals. 

  The team worked together in community outreach and adopted three families for the holiday season.  We prepared food boxes and wrapped gifts for the families. The parcels were delivered just before Christmas by our devoted school social worker.

Next, the team invited the Missouri Army National Guard to test us with some physical fitness training.  The team participated in taking the new Army Basic Combat Fitness Test administered by National Guard staff and area recruiters.  The kids had a great time challenging themselves to reach each minimum fitness goals.

As the calendar moved into the new year so did the wrestling Indians.  We traveled to Hallsville on Jan 2nd to compete against Hallsville and Boonville.  The Osage tribe made a clean sweep of the night pummeling Boonville and Hallsville on both the boys and girls sides on the Varsity brackets.

The last event on our list before heading back into the classroom was on Friday and Saturday as our Girls Varsity took the mat for the nationally recognized Wonder Woman Classic held at Battle High in Columbia, Mo.  The ladies all wrestled to their best ability against a very strong all girls, all class field of opponents from across the State.  Shining stars from the Indians after 2 days of wresting out of 84 teams and 64 woman brackets. Abbey Cordia made it to the Championship round and finished as runner-up. Other bright spot in the team was Cammy Walters who wrestled into the consolation rounds the second day and ended her weekend one match from the place rounds.   The team finished 36th overall, ahead of all the lake area schools and behind primarily larger schools from the Kansas City and St Louis area.

Osage Lady Indians vs Linn Lady Wildcats

The girls traveled to Linn on Monday night. This would be a much different game than our last few in that we started off very quickly and then followed it with not as strong a second half.  We scored the first 7 points of the first quarter and felt pretty good about how things were going. The girls built up a 10-point lead after one quarter led by five points from Sara Wolf, four from Liberty Gamm and a three from Reese Good.  The second quarter we did not score as well as we had in the first. We turned Linn over 20 times in the first half, but only held a 25-13 lead. The third quarter was one in which we went ice cold from the field, only scoring five points. Luckily, our defense stayed strong and Linn was only able to chip off two points of the lead. The fourth quarter was a good one for us as we had four players score and held them to only eight points. It is always good to go on the road and get a win. This one was especially good because it got the girls back to .500 at 5-5.  It was a bit frustrating to not score the ball a little bit better, but we have to believe the shots will fall in the next game.

Scorers-Liberty Gamm 15, Sara Wolf 9, Reese Good 9, Alisa Boswell 5, Syd Riley 2, Paige Rowland 2.

Rebounds-Liberty 9, Sara 6, Paige R. 5, Syd 3.

Assists-Syd 5, Paige R. 2.

Steals-Sara 8, Paige R. 4, Syd 3, Liberty 3.

Osage is 5-5 and plays next on 1/10 at Buffalo.

Osage Lady Indians vs Linn Lady Wildcats

The girls traveled to Linn on Monday night. This would be a much different game than our last few in that we started off very quickly and then followed it with not as strong a second half.  We scored the first 7 points of the first quarter and felt pretty good about how things were going. The girls built up a 10-point lead after one quarter led by five points from Sara Wolf, four from Liberty Gamm and a three from Reese Good.  The second quarter we did not score as well as we had in the first. We turned Linn over 20 times in the first half, but only held a 25-13 lead. The third quarter was one in which we went ice cold from the field, only scoring five points. Luckily, our defense stayed strong and Linn was only able to chip off two points of the lead. The fourth quarter was a good one for us as we had four players score and held them to only eight points. It is always good to go on the road and get a win. This one was especially good because it got the girls back to .500 at 5-5.  It was a bit frustrating to not score the ball a little bit better, but we have to believe the shots will fall in the next game.

Scorers-Liberty Gamm 15, Sara Wolf 9, Reese Good 9, Alisa Boswell 5, Syd Riley 2, Paige Rowland 2.

Rebounds-Liberty 9, Sara 6, Paige R. 5, Syd 3.

Assists-Syd 5, Paige R. 2.

Steals-Sara 8, Paige R. 4, Syd 3, Liberty 3.

Osage is 5-5 and plays next on 1/10 at Buffalo.

Osage Lady Indians vs Iberia Lady Rangers

We had our first game in a couple of weeks when local rival Iberia came to Osage on January 3rd.  Of the two teams, Iberia started off stronger. We were very focused on their inside game and ended up yielding three 3-pointers in the first quarter. Syd Riley answered back with two of her own, but we were still down by three at the end of one. The second quarter saw our girls play a little more like we hoped we would. We had four scorers led by six from Liberty Gamm and four off the bench from Ella DeMott. The girls got a a couple stops toward the end of the quarter and taking a three point lead at halftime was a confidence booster.  The third quarter saw the girls really get out and run as well as we have all year. We had some foul trouble on Liberty and others stepped up in her place to get us going.  Sara Wolf wasn't scoring, but she was grabbing lots of rebounds and starting our fast break by dribble or by deep passing.  We hit Syd on a couple of runouts and Alisa Boswell came off the bench to score four at the girls outscored Iberia 17-7 to take a 13-point lead going into the fourth.  This quarter saw the girls quickly get the lead out to 18 and after that we mostly traded baskets with Iberia the rest of the way.  Sara had a quarter for the ages, scoring 17 points to pace us to a 16-point victory. I was pleased with the way the girls handled the layoff/rough first quarter. We got a career-high 15 from Syd and 19 from Sara, along with 16 from Liberty. Having three in double figure scoring makes us a difficult out for any team. Getting a contribution like we did of six points from Ella and four from Alisa is hopefully a sign of good things to come.

Scorers-Sara Wolf 19, Liberty Gamm 16, Syd Riley 15, Ella DeMott 6, Reese Good 5, Alisa Boswell 4.

Rebounds-Sara 13, Alisa 5, Liberty 5, Paige R. 4.

Assists-Sara 4, Syd 3, Reese 3, Liberty 2, Paige R. 2.

Steals-Sara 7, Syd 4.

Osage is 4-5 heading into a game on 1/6 at Linn.

November Good Citizens at Heritage Elementary

Congratulations November Good Citizens at Heritage Elementary!

Osage Lady Indians vs St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets

After several days off and one canceled game, the Lady Indians traveled to St. Elizabeth to play the Hornets.  It had been a week since we played and we had not shot the ball very well against Eugene. The first half was much of the same as we went 4 for 21 from the field. We also had some foul trouble to contend with as Liberty picked up two fouls and had to sit for many minutes in the first half. St. E had a definite size advantage as they started 6' 1" and 5' 11".  How we played defense against their bigs would be a key to our success or failure on the night. The first quarter was Sara's as she hit two three's and had eight in the quarter.  The second quarter almost proved to be our undoing as we only scored four points. The key was that we got good defensive minutes inside from Paige R., Scout Mayer, and Sara Wolf. St. E only scored seven, but we were down eight at the break. As slow scoring as we were in the first half, we were the opposite in the second.The girls really came out aggressively and it paid off. Our press bothered St. E and the defense inside of Sara and Liberty along with a great run from Paige L. and Reese getting all kinds of deflections and steals really keyed our defense as the girls only allowed five in the quarter while scoring 20. The offensive attack was led by Liberty inside as she scored eight points and got to the FT line six times and from the outside by Reese Good. She hit two huge threes in transition to propel us to a great quarter.  Going from down eight to up seven put us in the right frame of mind to close it out in the fourth.  The girls knocked down their FT's when the fouling started and we held on for a 53-38 victory.  This was a very good win for us over a well-coached, solid St. E team. I love the fight that this group showed in coming back from a good-sized deficit on an opponents floor. We also played without four of the ten varsity players that we figured on having. Hopefully, over the break we will start to get people back and we can build from there.  

Scorers-Sara Wolf 21, Liberty Gamm 16, Reese Good 12, Paige Luttrell 3, Alyssa Newberry 1.

Rebounds- Sara 12, Liberty 6, Paige L. 3.

Assists- Sara 4, Liberty 2, Paige R. 2, Reese 2.

Steals- Reese 7, Sara 5, Liberty 4.

Blocks-Liberty 3.

Osage is 3-5 and plays again on 1/3 at home against Iberia. It is a JV/V night that starts at 6:00pm. The JV game will be only 2 quarters.

November Student of the Month

Congratulations OMS Students of the Month for November!

Osage vs. the Harlem Wizards

Sunday, February 16th, 2020
Osage High School Gym
4:00 - 7:00 pm (doors open at 3:00)

For ticket sales click here and select February 16, 2020, select "Lake Ozark, MO"
**Tickets are sold online only**

Boys Basketball falls to Iberia

We traveled to Iberia Tuesday night to take on the Rangers. The started off where we wanted it in a pace of how we wanted to play. We knew coming in to the game that they were a team that had the ability to create alot of turnovers with thier pressure defense, for the first half we handled it. The 2nd half Iberia was able to go on a run that was to much for us to recover from and the final score ended 68-38

Osage Leaders:

Scoring:

Dylan Long: 13, Paven Clark: 6, Logan Havner, Drew Edwards 4, Andrew Bryant, Alton Drace: 3, Brockton McLaughlin, James Hutchcraft: 2 & Quentin Britton: 1

Rebounds:

Havner: 10, Clark 8, Long, Bryant: 4, McLaughlin: 2

Steals:

Long, Havner, Britton, Clark, Edwards all with 1

Charges Taken:

Long, and Havner with 1 each. 

Osage Boys are back in action Friday 12/13 at home for the home opener vs the Richland Bears.

We will honor the Lake Ozarks Idoit's club by selling a T-Shirt in place for admisson to the game and all proceeds will go toward the Idoit's Club! 

JV Boys Win on Buzzer Beater

12/10/19:

The JV boys' team picked up our second win of the season on Tuesday at Iberia. It was a back and forth game with both teams struggling to score at times. Going into halftime we were down 17-10. In the second half, we outscored them 24-14. Several key defensive plays and timely shots allowed us to have the ball with just under a minutes left and the score tied at 31. We called a time out with 7 seconds left and ran a play to win the game. Things broke down on the play, but Grant Steen stepped up and hit a deep, clutch 3 to win the game at the buzzer! Overall it wasn't our best game, but guys played hard throughout and we were able to make just enough plays to walk away with the win.

Stats: 

Grant Steen: 27 pts ( 7 3pt FG),  Talon Childs: 3 pts,  Jace Hills: 2 pts,  Jordon Welchel: 2 pts, Drew Elley: 11 rbs, 17 offensive rebounds as a team

 

Osage Lady Indians vs Richland Lady Bears

The Lady Indians traveled to state-ranked Richland to play the Lady Bears on Monday night. This would be the Lady Indians fifth game in eight days and I thought that we didn't let that affect us in the slightest. We knew going in that Richland presented matchup problems for us because of their size and shooting ability.  In the first quarter we had some trouble containing them with our press. They got too many breakdowns and got the ball inside in transition too many times. I was pleased how we responded after an early timeout down 7-0. We basically played even the rest of the quarter, actually the. rest of the game was one point after the first two minutes.  Sara hit three three's in the first quarter and Reese had a transition bucket and continued to knock down Ft's, scoring five.  Down eight after one, Richland scored a bucket on their first possession. After that, the Lady Indians went on an 18-0 run until a Richland three at the halftime buzzer. In that run Sara hit another three, Paige R. hit a couple free throws and Liberty scored 13 points. It was as good a quarter as we have played all year. Up five at Richland was a great place to be. Regrettably, they got hot in the third from outside which opened up driving lanes that they could exploit and get it inside to their bigs. Reese hit two big threes to keep us in it and Liberty scored six more and we were still in it, only down four going in to the fourth. A couple threes and a couple turnovers let them stretch the lead to eight. We had a bit of let down on the defensive glass and gave them too many scoring opportunities.  They hit their free throws and were able to dribble out the clock for an eight point win. There are a lot of positives to take away from this game. The comeback from 10 down. Our team hitting eight threes. Shooting 77% from the FT line. A season high 60 points. It is still a work in progress, but I am very proud how the girls are improving as we go through the season.

Scorers-LIberty Gamm 19, Reese Good 18 (career high), Sara Wolf 12, Paige Rowland 4 (career high), Ella DeMott 4, Syd Riley 2, Alyssa Newberry 2.

Rebounds-Liberty 11, Sara 6, Paige R. 5, Ella 4, Syd 3.

Assists-Liberty 4, Syd 3, Sara 2, Paige L. 2.

Steals-Sara 2, Paige R. 1, Paige L. 1, Ella 1, Liberty 1.

Osage is 2-4 and plays next on 12/12 at Eugene.

Osage Lady Indians vs Hickman Lady Kewpies

The Lady Indians were given the chance to play in the Norm Stewart Classic to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer. The game was part of 48-hours of basketball played at Mizzou Arena and the game was actually on ESPN 3. This whole experience was an honor for our program and a great time was had from beginning to end. Before the game, the girls presented a check to Coaches vs Cancer for over $1500. The girls were coming off a three game week in the conference tourney, with the last game being a heartbreaking loss in overtime. Our game was at 10am so I was not sure how we would come out.  I thought that we handled the environment  very well. Our defense was solid and we had a good inside/outside combo working with Sara and Liberty. Sara hit a three to start the game and had five in the quarter, while Liberty scored seven to pace us. Both teams went ice cold in the second and we had to overcome Liberty being in foul trouble. Syd and Sara each hit a three for our only points of the quarter, but the girls held Hickman to only six points as well. To be able to not bring Liberty back to soon to get another foul was key. We got strong minutes from Paige R., Paige L, Reese, and Alyssa to help keep the score close. The third quarter was a good one for as we more than doubled up Hickman. Our defense was again solid, holding the Kewpies to only six. We got scoring from Liberty, Sara, and Syd and we up nine going to the fourth. In the fourth, I think our legs went away a little bit, and Hickman also played better and more aggressively.  After leading for all but a minute or so of the game Hickman took a three point lead. We ran a good set and on a skip pass from Syd, Sara hit a three to tie it up. Our defense held strong at the end and we went to overtime. In overtime Sara hit a three on the first possession, our defense got a stop, then Syd hit a three on the next possession to stretch the lead. Down six, Hickman mounted a strong comeback. They attacked the rim, got more offensive rebounds to extend possessions. Syd was clutch from the line making 5 of 6 FT's in the extra time and Reese hit two Ft's as well. Hickman scored a layup with about five seconds left to get within one. We inbounded the ball to Syd and she was fouled with two seconds left. She hit the first to get a two point lead, but missed the second. Hickman got the rebound and passed to a girl by our free throw line. We fouled her as she passed ahead, which meant they had a chance to hit two free throws and send it to a second overtime. Fortunately for us, she missed both and Paige grabbed the rebound to hang on to the victory. For her 23 point, 9 rebound effort Sara was named the Gary Fillbert MVP of the game. This was a big game for us to get. Hopefully, it gives us confidence that we can win a close one and compete with anyone on any given night.

Scorers-Sara Wolf 23, Liberty Gamm 17, Syd Riley 14 (career high), Reese Good 2.

Rebounds-Sara 9, Paige Rowland 5, Syd 4, Liberty 3, Ella DeMott 3.

Assists-Syd 4, Sara 3, Paige R. 2.

Steals-Sara 3, Paige R. 3.

Osage is 2-3 and plays at Richland on 12/9.

Free Breakfast For All Osage Students

Free breakfast will be extended to middle school and high school students starting January 6th. 

Osage Lady Indians vs Hallsville Lady Indians

This was the final game in the Tri-County Conference Tournament and the Lady Indians were playing for the consolation trophy. We drew the four seed so we knew we would have our hands full. Both teams came out a little sluggish and there was not much scoring in the first quarter.  We got all seven of our points from Liberty, but only were down a single point. The hope is that when Liberty gets going inside it will open up things for our outside shooters. On this night, Liberty scoring most of our points was going to be the norm. The second quarter saw Hallsville hit better from outside while we kept going inside to Liberty. She was going at a good enough rate to keep us in the game so that's where the girls kept getting the ball. Paige Luttrell came off the bench and hit two big FT's to keep us within six at the break. I felt that we were playing pretty well and that the shots would start falling. As it turns out they didn't and we were down by 10 going into the fourth quarter. Liberty continued to pace us, scoring 11 points in the third. I thought that Sara, Paige R., and Reese did a nice job of feeding the ball to Liberty and when she didn't score a basket she was getting fouled (7 for 10 in the third). In the fourth the girls mounted a furious comeback. Our defensive pressure got going and we forced some tough shots from Hallsville that we were able to rebound. Liberty scored 12 more in the fourth quarter and Sara hit a huge 3-pointer to get us into an extra frame. In that extra frame we struggled at the FT line, going 0 for 4. We were down three when Liberty scored with 7.2 seconds left. After a timeout, we came so very close to getting a five-second call under our own basket and almost drew an offensive foul at midcourt, but it wasn't to be and Hallsville knocked down 1 of 2 free throws for the final margin. This is one of those games that kind of feels like a win. To come back from 10 down shows the guts that I think these girls possess and to handle an end of game situation so well is almost better than I could hope for this early in the season. The biggest story from this one, for sure, was the night that Liberty had. She set the all-time single game scoring record for the Lady Indians with 42 points. She also grabbed 20 rebounds to go with it to post one of the most impressive stat lines I have ever seen. Sara Wolf also had an incredible night on the glass, tallying 15 to go with her 5 points. 

Scorers-Liberty Gamm 42, Sara Wolf 5, Ella DeMott 2, Paige Luttrell 2, Paige Rowland 1.

Rebounds-Liberty 20, Sara 15, Ella 5, Syd Riley 4, Paige R. 3.

Assists-Sara 4, Paige R. 2, Reese Good 2.

Steals-Sara 3, Reese 2.

Osage is 1-3 and plays at 10am on 12/8 at Mizzou Arena against Columbia Hickman in the Norm Stewart Classic.