Trego Scholars’ Bowl rings in two second place medals

Team members from left: Aaron Windholz, Kelby Aschenbrenner, Helen Giefer, Kassidy Chase, and Ruchi Bhakta quickly work to solve a math problem at the tournament on November 7.  The group finished the event in second place.

By Kelby Aschenbrenner
The TCHS Scholars’ Bowl team had a busy week of competition by traveling to the Western Plains Invitational on November 7 and Oberlin Invitational on November 8.

In the varsity’s first round, the team took on Heartland Christian. They dominated them with a final score of 50-10.

The second round proved tough for Trego as Western Plains slipped past them with a score of   30-40. The third round did not improve with Trego’s loss to Otis-Bison, 10-40.

The Eagles bounced back and won all three of the following rounds: Trego vs. LaCrosse, 25-20; Trego vs. Hodgeman County, 30-20; and Trego vs. Healy, 50-10.

The varsity team was included in a three-way tie and ended the night with a second place medal.

The junior varsity team took home fourth place.

The following day the scholars’ bowl team traveled to Oberlin.

The Eagles soared into a great start to the evening by defeating their first opponent, Oakley, 70-10.

However, Trego fell into a losing streak by being defeated by Northern Valley, 40-50; Oberlin, 10-50; and Rawlins County, 40-60.

The Eagles gained confidence and bounced back to win all of the next seven rounds. Their wins included Goodland, 40-30; Norton, 40-20; Colby, 40-10; St. Francis, 50-10; Hoxie, 50-40; Dighton, 60-0; and Phillipsburg, 40-25.

Top point earner of the night was Helen Giefer who answered an impressive 32 questions.

Giefer weighed in on the team’s performances thus far this season. “We may have lost one of our best scholars’ bowl members last year, but we have been doing very well.  We have several underclassmen that have rung in a bunch of answers.”

The team once again took home second in a three-way tie.