The Cardinal Observer

Tuesday, March 28th 2023

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Math Madness Night

Math Madness was a night full of fun stations and a lot of opportunities to try something new for anyone in our district. We had over 250 people attend!

Special shout out to our Future Career station panel:

Jason Hoover with Kaw Valley State Bank

Thad Swann with Garmin, Acoustic Engineering

Garver Engineers

Shelby Peterie, Kansas Geological Survey

Brenda Edmonds and Melissa Weston with JCCC Mathematics

They had students building marshmallow bridges, stomping to see their seismograph impact, and deciding which type of investments to take advantage of. We have an awesome community!

Other stations included:

Games (favorite of the night)

Rubiks Cubes

Paper Airplanes

Algebra Tiles

Building Blocks








Financial literacy


Plans for next years Math Madness are underway. We hope it will be an even bigger event!

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Driver Education

Driver Education

Registration for summer driver education will take place this Wednesday from 5:30pm - 6:30pm at Eudora High School in the commons area. Information is available for students to pick up at the high school office. Current high school students are also able to turn in forms and money into the office from 8:00am - 3:30pm on Wednesday. If you have any questions, you can email:

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National Honor Society

The EHS faculty would like to congratulate our newest inductees into the National Honor Society. On Sunday, March 26, the NHS officer corp composed of President Riley Dempsey, Vice President Ava Heide, Secretary Aidan Miller, Representative Liz Mueting, and Representative Abby Keltner inducted 38 new members. The NHS induction class of 2023: Addy Barnard, Alexia Born, Ryan Bretthauer, Kaylyn Carpenter, Katie Courter, Ty Deterding, Paityn Dice, Malia Dietz, Ava Dines, Elorah Ellis, Adira Ewy, Elizabeth Fisher, Rayah Foltz, Lucy Giffin, Megan Grosdidier, Brette Hayden, Kyleigh Heikes, Adalyn Hemphill, Payton Hoover, Mackenzie Hopkins, Brenna Hueser, Micaiah Jerome, Evey Jones, Hanna Keltner, Christian Koehn, Miranda Kuntz, Blake LaPean, Andrew Lord, Camron McCormick, Sydney Owens, Reese Pattison, Kalli Peterson, Allyson Rietcheck, Nathan Steinlage, Nate van Foeken, Connor Watson, Isaac Winder & Madison Woodruff.
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Girls Varsity Soccer- Coach Erpelding

We may have lost 1-5 to a team I thought we were fairly even with, so that is disappointing. The frustrating part is we came out super flat against our rivals. That was the part the coaches couldn’t understand. I know going there is always a struggle, early start time, on a crap small grass field, and it was the first time any of these girls have played at Baldwin. So it did take some adjustments but we can’t use those as excuses for our effort. Touch and all that I understand. But I will never understand a lack of energy and effort. We talk all the time about not wasting moments because most times you only get one. Playing like it is your last. Stuff kids take for granted and so did a lot of us adults at their age. It can be hard getting that message across to 14-18-year-old kids. But it is something that we will continue to try to get across to them. For as poorly as we played in the first half, we played much much better in the second half. We moved some people around and it seemed to have helped. If we play the first half like we did the second half. I believe the game is much much more competitive. We created more chances, played better and more organized defense, we connected on more passes, and were aggressive to goal and aggressively defensively. We finally got on the board when Caitlyn Peterson (11) played beautiful through ball to Jayla Erpelding (11) on the backside which Jayla got to and then hammered into the back of the net. This ball was on all second half and we just missed 3 or 4 great chances. If we got it to 4-2 I think we would have changed the game cause we had them on their heels. We just couldn’t quite get the final touch or quite get the ball through several different times to get our second one.

We will learn and get better. We do have a very tough week this week. At Home against Heritage Christian which finished 12-6-1 last year on Monday at home for a Varsity-only match at 5:00 pm. At DeSoto on Tuesday which is a very very good 5A program and Thursday at home against another very good 5A team in Piper. So we will be challenged next week but we will compete!

Varsity Girls Soccer-Coach Erpelding

Miege 0-10 Loss

In the five years since we’ve had the girls program, this game was by far the toughest we’ve had to open the season. Miege is the six time defending 4A State Champs so we knew they would be very good coming in and they were. They had speed everywhere and they played intelligently. They made it very tough on us, which is very good for us to begin the season. We are playing in a new formation this year and we haven’t had one practice with our full team yet. So the girls are learning on the fly. We may have given up 10 but in all honesty, a couple of tweaks here and there and that is more like an 0-3 or 0-5 game. A lot of our mistakes can be fixed with practice and focus. We did a lot of good things last night regardless of the score. We had some nice build-up play, we did some good defending and made them turn the ball over, we did play physical with them, we did not back down and the girls played hard and together the whole game. In a game when the scoreboard is lopsided there can be a lot of arguing going on. But there was a lot more encouraging happening between the girls. That is huge!! Yes losing 0-10 isn’t fun but if you look at it the right way, it is something we can build on. Plus if we catch Miege in the playoffs, the girls will know what to expect. That is a big reason Miege is successful in a lot of sports. People don’t want to play them in the regular season and then when they have to play them in the playoffs they really don’t know what to expect and it is a bit of a shock. Then they win on reputation a lot of times. Now that we have played them we can be better prepared when and if we play them come playoffs.

Varsity Girls Soccer- Coach Erpelding

Heritage Christian 3-1

It is always nice to get the first win as soon as you can in the season. Last night we were able to get that done with a good 3-1 win over a team that went 12-6-1 last year and returned a lot of their team. We thought we played with good energy and felt we knocked the ball around really well for a lot of the game. Our movement off the ball was solid and we got ourselves into good positions to receive a pass. Jayla Erpelding (11) got us on the board at the 14-minute mark of the first half. She received a pass from Caitlyn Peterson (11) on our side of the halfway line. Jayla then just went on a dribble and beat two girls with speed and tucked her shot away. Jayla got a brace (Two Goals) when Lizzie Fisher (10) found Jaden Brooks (10) and Jaden turned and hit a fantastic through ball that Jayla got on the end of and again tucked her shot away with 11:41 left in the half. We went into the second half up 2-0 and played pretty well. Defensively I believe we only allowed 2 shots on frame and Kambry Shockley (12) made the saves. Attacking wise we created several chances and were just a step or a touch away from the score being 4-0 at the half. In the second half, we created several chances and either the keeper made a save or we were again a step or touch away. But the deal is we were creating the chances and we were in good positions to score. Now we just need to put the ball away more frequently. They got one back by a nice individual play by their best player and she hit a nice shot that beat Kam high. We got number 3 with 2:53 left. Xin Clobes (11) found Jayla and then Jayla found Jaden. Jaden was calm on the ball and then played a great through ball on Jayla’s diagonal run. Jayla got in behind the defense and put away her shot for a hat trick. With the goal, Jaden got her brace in assists. All in all, we played well. I thought our defense of Kyleigh Musick (11), Lizzie, Mia Schuck (12), Addison Metcalf (11), Lauren Grauberger (11), Liz and Madison Woodruff (11) did really well. They had three center mids that were good and I thought these girls did a good job of limiting their space and look at goal.

We now go on the road tonight March 28th at DeSoto for a tough road game with a very good 5A opponent. We just need to come out and compete and see what happens. We need to continue to build.

JV Baseball- Coach Galley

On Monday the JV cardinal baseball traveled to Bonner Springs to take on the braves. The Cardinal's offense was slow to get going but was able to take advantage of some fielding errors by the braves. The Cardinals were able to push across 3 runs early to take a 0-3 lead. The braves came back and tied the game at 3-3. Freshman Lane Fugitt got the start on the mound and threw 4 solid innings for us and kept the Braves offense off balance. Sophomore Landon Jayne came in relief and pitched very well for his first outing of the season. The Brave's offense came alive and they took a 10-6 lead late in the game. The cardinal offense stayed focused and had timely hitting in the bottom of the 7th, scoring 4 runs to take a 10-13 lead. Sophomore, Noah Milford came in to close the game in the bottom of the 7th inning and shut the braves down. The Cardinals took game 1, 13-10. This was a great way to start the season and the doubleheader. The boys had great energy and stayed focused on the goal at hand.

In game 2 against the Braves the Cardinals kept up the focus and energy, scoring 10 runs in the first inning. Sophomore Jackson Smith got the start on the mound and never let the Brave's offense going. Smith did a great job of keeping the Braves off balance and guessing at the plate. Freshman Colton Bowser played a great center field and made an amazing running catch deep in the gap to really stop the only threat from the Braves in game 2. The Cardinal offense never let up and put a ton of pressure on the Brave's defense which lead to several errors for the Braves. Freshman Bryce Mulvihill, had an outstanding day at the plate, going 7-7 combined on the doubleheader. Cardinals took game 2, 0-13. The Cardinals start the season 2-0. This is a great way to start the season, this is a good building block for us and we look to continue to get better every day and pick up some more W's.

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JV Soccer- Coach Fran

EHS traveled to Baldwin Thursday to play on a muddy, wet field with about 6 missing players and a couple more who took knocks during the game. I don’t think the 0-10 score reflected our bit of improvement over our previous game, but when you play against teams who have players with experience, getting a result will be tough. Goalkeeper duties were left to Junior Georgia Martin who played in her first ever game and while there were some saves she could’ve made, holy cow did she make some big ones showing little fear coming out of her box to meet the attackers. I expect her to bounce back as she reacclimates herself after her long trip home from Japan. Freshman Abby Fager stepped out into centerback who was all over the field, winning the ball back from the opponent numerous times. Sophomore Cameron Mccormick was active in the midfield, forcing their defense to recover a few times after getting ahead on breakaways. We looked dangerous on a few occasions when a cross from Cameron found a teammate in the box but the shot was blocked by a Baldwin player. We had a few other attacking chances which is encouraging and effort never lacked. We go again on Tuesday at 4:30 PM against a very tough De Soto team. Let’s go Cards!

JV Soccer- Coach Fran

Going into the first game of the season, I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this team composed of ⅓ returning players with the rest being new to our program. Our players were very nervous, especially with their knowledge of who the opponent was but as we tell them every game, it’s just another team. This first test is probably one of the hardest we will face all year and while the result was not ideal, the girls played hard for the entire game regardless of what the scoreboard said and their attitudes remained positive throughout the match which was really great to see. We had a few standout performers starting with Freshman goalkeeper Abby Fager who was shelled all day, but made a ton of saves including some I swore she would not get to. This was her first time playing keeper apart from her practice time so I was impressed with her performance. Junior Natalynn Tuckness played centerback for the first time and did a great job of communicating with her teammates throughout the match. She also got some time in the Varsity game, giving us some crucial breathers with our lack of subs on the varsity side. Overall, we did some good things making some combinations in the midfield to our strikers, and were fairly organized despite many players learning new positions. On the flip side, there is a lot to work on in the coming weeks, but we’ll hit the ground running as we have 5 games in our first 10 days so it’ll be a lot of learning from experience. We have Baldwin on Thursday with varsity going first followed by the JV since they do not have lights still… Go Cards!!
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JV Softball - Coach Greenwood

3/27/23 Bonner Springs Game 1

Eudora Cardinals JV wins over Bonner Springs 20-2 in the first game on Monday, March 27, 2023. The cardinals got things started in the first inning when Rylie Pollard (freshman) singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run. Macy Crooks (junior) drove in five runs on a home run in the third and a triple in the fourth. Eudora Cardinals JV scored eight runs in the fourth inning. Kaylyn Carpenter (sophomore), Marleigh Grant (freshman), Sarah Watts (senior), Crooks (junior), Ryan Bretthauer (sophomore), and Harlie Dougherty (junior) all drove in runs in the frame. Carpenter (sophomore) went for the long ball, scoring on an inside-the-park home run. The cardinals saw the ball well, racking up 13 hits in the game. Dougherty (junior), Watts (senior), Pollard (freshman), and Crooks (junior) all collected multiple hits. Watts (senior) and Dougherty (junior) each collected three hits to lead Eudora Cardinals JV. The team stole 19 bases during the game as six players stole more than one. Halle Hammes (freshman) led the way with five. Hallie Woods (freshman) was credited with the victory for Eudora Cardinals JV. She went four innings, allowing two runs on four hits, striking out five, and walking zero.

3/27/23 Bonner Springs Game 2

Eudora Cardinals JV won the second game 17-2. Macy Crooks (junior) was the winning pitcher for the Cardinals. Crooks allowed one hit and two runs over three innings, striking out six. Eudora Cardinals JV racked up six hits in the game. Watts (senior) and Pollard (freshman) each collected two hits to lead the team. The team notched eight runs in the second inning. Big bats were led by Harlie Dougherty (junior), Jaelynn Harper (freshman), Halle Hammes (freshman), Marleigh Grant (freshman), Sarah Watts (senior), and Rylie Pollard (freshman), who each had RBIs in the inning. Eudora Cardinals JV didn't commit a single error in the field. Watts (senior) had six chances in the field, the most on the team. Harper (freshman) led Eudora Cardinals JV with five stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 21 stolen bases.
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EHS - Reminders

* Senior Pictures and Baby pictures for the graduation video are due by APRIL 1st. - They can be dropped off in the officer or emailed to Cara Kimberlin or Gretchen Schreiner

* Parent/Guardians please call your students in ASAP if they will be tardy or absent.

* If you need your student to leave early, please call the office as soon as possible, 785-542-4980.

* Students are asked not to have food delivered to the school, please see the student handbook on page 15 for further information.

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Auburn Pharmacy Caps

The boys and girls basketball teams are collecting blue caps from Auburn Pharmacy. If you would save your caps and bring them to the high school we would really appreciate it.

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